Music students protest in song

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• ANU music students are protesting the imminent merging of their library with the School of Art library. Both are chockablock with vinyl recordings, old scores, and art folios not likely to be digitised soon. In fighting back, they’ve posted a jolly little ditty, “They’re closing the Music Li-ber-ee”, at

• CLEVER Bell Shakespeare. They’re premiering “Julius Caesar” in the national capital (not Capitol) on August 2 and in their early promo they quote (not Mark Antony) Julia Gillard: “Kevin Rudd is an honourable person” and Wayne Swan: “Kevin Rudd is an honourable man”. No wonder they’re billing the show as “relentlessly modern.”

• A GREAT new art space called the Kaori Gallery has been set up on London Circuit. It’s been established by Michael Cammack, who says he’s looking for emerging artists of high-quality and, in the first instance, he’s not charging for the space, which will complement his framing business. Inquiries to Cammack on 6248 8328 or email him at

• CANBERRA theatre workers are meeting on July 2 from 3pm at Jigsaw Theatre’s offices to discuss forming a Canberra Theatre Network ahead of the Australian Theatre Forum to be held in Brisbane in September. Inquiries and RSVP to or 6247 6800.

Kerstin Styche has an exhibition of photographic portraits of women “who represent all black women”.
Kerstin Styche has an exhibition of photographic portraits of women “who represent all black women”.
• TWO shows run until July 10 at Photo Access’s Huw Davies Gallery for Naidoc Week. Bronwyn Jewell, former PhotoAccess director and now manager of the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island has “The Coming of the Light”, her impressions of Erub Island. Senior photographic technician at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Kerstin Styche, has an exhibition “Walan Budhang Yinaagirrbang,” photographic portraits of women “who represent all black women.”


• TALKING of portraits, a free writing workshop called “Poems about Portraits” will be held at the National Portrait Gallery from 10am-12.30pm on July 3. Participants will produce poems from portraits and the workshop will be taught by Samuel Wagan Watson, a contemporary indigenous Australian poet. Bookings to 6262 9191 or to

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