Weekend arts: what’s happening where

STRATHNAIRN Arts has its annual Emerging Artists Support Scheme show running until  March 9, featuring works by Jen Fullerton, Shaun Hayes,  Debra Jurss and Charles Walker.

The  official opening is by Joanne Searle,  associate lecturer  in the ANU Ceramics Workshop, 3pm Saturday, February 22, at 90 Stockdill Dr. Holt. All welcome.

Works by Charles Walker

Works by Charles Walker

QUEANBEYAN’S Multicultural Spectacular Carnivalé!   is on this Sunday, February 23, under the trees in the Queanbeyan Park, Lowe Street from 10am – 4pm, with  performances, cultural food stalls, a patting paddock and face-painting.

fueling“FUELING: Ed Radclyffe”, opening at at 2pm this Saturday,  February 22, in Canberra Museum and Gallery with a special guest appearance by the Fuelers,  focuses on Ed Radclyffe, graphic artist and musician. He is well-known to Canberra audiences as is  a member of the country-rockabilly trio, The Fuelers. Radclyffe has a long association with roller derby leagues throughout Australia and in the USA and the exhibition includes posters he has produced promoting roller derby leagues in Austin Texas, Adelaide and Canberra. The show runs until Sunday,  May 25, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Weekends from 12 noon to 5pm.

THE School of Music Poets will launch “In Response to Triage” in the courtyard of Chats Cafe, the ANU School of Art today, Friday, February 21 at 2pm. A selection of ekphrastic poems, it is based on an exhibition of paintings by Canadian artist Karen Bailey when she was an appointed military artist with the Canadian Military Forces at the Role 3 Hospital, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.  Copies of the book will be on sale.  SOM Poets will also launch their new website. There will be an electronic link to Canada during the launch so that guests can chat briefly to Karen Bailey, the artist. All welcome.

From "Utopia"

From “Utopia”

JOURNALIST and filmmaker John Pilger will be here today, Friday,  February 21  to introduce his new film,  “Utopia”, at Arc Cinema in  the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra.   Pilger will be in conversation after the screening at 7.30pm. Bookings to  6248 2000.

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