Feathery things and other fine art this weekend

“FEATHERY Things” is a great title for the group exhibition of Wildlife Art now running at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery until June 24.

Feathery things at Bungendore

You can meet the artists, Joanne Barby, Jan Barnett, Wayne Byard, Helen Fitzgerald, James Luck, Janet Matthews, at the exhibition opening at 2 PM this Saturday, May 17. All welcome.


YOU have only until 5 PM this Friday, may 16, to catch “Punu and Paint: An exhibition of Desert art” in the Foyer Gallery at the ANU School of Art. I seen this magnificent exhibition, which comes from Maruku Arts is a not-for-profit organisation that represents some 800 artists who live across the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yangkunytjatjara (NPY) Lands in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Don’t miss it.


Hand woven wrap by Pam McDougall

Hand woven wrap by Pam McDougall

THOSE ‘warped and twisted’ members of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers have to their annual member’s exhibition and sale at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until May 24. This year the Raffle Prize is a hand woven wrap by Pam McDougall. The warp is wool, cashmere and knit silk ribbon; the weft is bands of hand spun tussah silk and fine commercially spun tussah.


Golek Lambangsari dance

Golek Lambangsari dance

THERE’LL be two FREE traditional Javanese dance performances by dancers from the Yogyakarta Palace to match the Indonesian photography exhibition, “Gardens of the East” at the James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA, 1.30 pm to 2.30pm and 3.30pm to 4.30 pm, this Sunday May 18.


THE next free concert at the High Court of Australia is by the Canberra women’s vocal ensemble, Lady’s Mantle. Titled “Heart and Home”, it’s at 1pm this Sunday, May 18.


A work by Barbara Nell

A work by Barbara Nell

 

DOMENIC Mico from Smith’s Alternative in Canberra will be opening “Immersione – The Assisi Project”, new paintings by Barbara Nell, at the South Hill Gallery, 3 Garroorigang Rd Goulburn, this Saturday at 2pm. Created as a result of an art residency in Italy, it represents a new direction for the artist, so “expect to be surprised” gallery director Linda Gumbert says. The show runs until May 24.


Precious Gift 2, Ying Zhang, 2014

Precious Gift 2, Ying Zhang, 2014

YOU can catch Ying Zhang’s new body of work in the foyer at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, until June 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday – Sunday. “Cornucopian Bounty” ponders society’s ever expanding and systematic consumption of resources.


Dante choir

Dante choir

CANBERRA’S Dante Musica Viva Choir’s annual gala concert will feature popular Italian songs and arias. It’s at the Italo-Australian Club at 2:30pm this Sunday, May 18. Tickets at the door.


GOOD news from MOAD and Craft ACT that “BEYOND the Veneer: a fresh look at the Prime Minister’s Suite” has been extended to July 7 at Old Parliament House. Patsy Hely, Kirstie Rea, Gilbert Riedelbauch, Dianne Firth and USA artist Russell Baldon have each been allocated rooms from the Prime Minister’s Suite to inspire an artistic response. Open daily 9am – 5pm.


PAINTINGS by Amanda Davies (TAS) and Mark Rose (VIC) and photographs by Sarah Galletta (VIC) and Emidio Puglielli (VIC) are showing at ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place Dickson ACT, noon -5pm Wednesday-Sunday. The four artists featured in the show, titled “Disquiet” have been brought together because their work creates an unsettling mood, best described as disquieting.


A work by Sairi Yoshizawa

A work by Sairi Yoshizawa

ELAINE Camlin, Rebecca Stapledon and Sairi Yoshizawa explore abstraction in their exhibition, “Nuances” at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka. Nuances sees a display of works on paper which draw from aesthetic considerations, such as composition, colour and form. 19 Furneaux Street, Manuka, Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm.


NIck Parnell

NIck Parnell

NICK Parnell returns to the Street Theatre to launch his latest album, Vibes Virtuoso in a genre-bending makeover of the vibraphone. One night only this Friday May 16 at 7:30pm. Bookings to 6247 1223 or thestreet.net.au


AN evening of piano music performed by Laura Pham will be held at Wesley Music Centre this Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm. Pham is a student of Marie Cull and will be performing the works of Bach, Haydn, Brahms and Ravel. Members of the public welcome, FREE CONCERT.


THE 2014 Biennial National Children’s Book Council of Australia Conference is being held at the Rex Hotel in Canberra from May 16 to 18, with speakers including. Bronwyn Bancroft, Dianne Wolfer, Steven Herrick, Robert Ingpen, Naadia Wheatley, Mark Macleod, Andy Griffiths and Children’s laureate – Canberra’s own Jackie French. This year’s theme is “Discovering National Treasures”. A highlight will be the Saturday evening dinner at the AWM and French and Morris Gleitzman will both speak on the topic of their recently released works on World War I. Details at https://www.facebook.com/cbcaconference


AS part of the international Woodfire Festival, “On the Edge of the Shelf,” Narek Galleries, at 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Tanja is staging an exhibition of woodfired ceramics by a group of Australia’s leading practitioners until June 9.

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