Threads, dreams and theatre

Raoul Craemer... in "the Threads Collective".

Raoul Craemer... in "the Threads Collective".

Arts in the city

• CANBERRA theatre artists Camilla Blunden, Liliana Bogatko, Raoul Craemer and Noonee Doronila, styling themselves “the Threads Collective”, are all what we used to call “new Australians”. Now director Barb Barnett has taken on the task of turning their dreams and conversations into an unusual theatre work, “Destination Home”, running at The Street Theatre, August 23-28. Bookings to 6247 1223.

• TERRIFIC news that former Canberran Kirsty McGregor has been nominated by the Casting Society of America for her casting of the film “Animal Kingdom” in the “Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama” section. Two of the other nominations are “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech”.

• THE 2011 Ranamok Glass prize has gone to Masahiro Asoka for his cast and cold-worked glass work “Surge 12”. The exhibition of top glass work from Australian and NZ runs at the Canberra Glassworks until September 22.

• TEMPO Theatre is holding a charity preview of “The Mousetrap” on September 8 at Belconnen Theatre. Bookings to Of course, there’s the rest of the season of Agatha Christie magic, too, September 9-24. Bookings to 6275 2700.

• ARTSOUNDFM, will host the national “Technorama” conference September 9-11, bringing together non-commercial broadcasters to discuss new technology issues. Inquiries to Chris Deacon, 0419 311918.

• ENTRIES close on September 2 for the Mental Health-focused film festival “Mindscapes”. There are three sections for short films of seven minutes and under. Inquiries to Rachel Muller, 6249 7756, or email

• IT’S time for the piano section of the Australian National Eisteddfod, culminating with the open recital competition on September 3 at 1pm at Wesley Music Centre. Tickets at door. Full program at

• AARWUN Gallery at Federation Square, Nicholls, has a retrospective exhibition of fabulous Max Dupain photographs they’re billing as “not to be missed”. They’ll also be introducing works by Piero Kwong, an award-winning photographer based in Wagga. Good match. The show runs seven days a week until September 3.

• TESS Horwitz and Ali Aedy are jointly exhibition at ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson, until August 28, Wednesdays to Sundays noon to 5 pm. “Visceral” purports to connect “refugees and invasive species with tea bags and blankets” as the artists create “skins” made from used teabags and works of “spillage”. You’ll just have to see.

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