JACQUELINE FEILICH is the amazing female Elvis impersonator who wowed guests at the National Portrait Gallery late last year with her rendition of “Hardheaded Woman”.
Feilich will be back at the Artists’ Shed this weekend with her tribute to Elvis’ STAX Sessions. As they’re saying, “She is the King!” 14 Foster Street Queanbeyan. 7:30 PM Saturday, March 8. Tickets at the door.
QL2 DANCE has dancers from around Australia running a three-week intensive professional development program. They will present an informal showing of short works with 1, 2, 3+ dancers, responding to the space, architecture, light, geography, textures and colours of Belconnen Arts Centre. 2pm and 3:30pm, Saturday, March 8. Free, no bookings required.
ANDREW Baines is best known for installations in which he puts politicians, orchestras, cows, Hills Hoists, pianos and dogs into the sea at dawn for photo-shoots. He also paints and in his solo exhibition at Paintbox in Braddon, he explores the ideas behind his work, with paintings bearing titles like “What is my true purpose?” and “Liberation of the corporate”. “I’m the only Aussie in a European travelling exhibition entitled ‘International Surrealism Now’,” Baines tells us. “The Master of loneliness” at Paintbox Fine Art, 32 Lonsdale St, Braddon, until March 30.
M16 ARTSPACE in Griffith has a swag of exhibitions, coming up. “Remindlessness” is an exhibition of paintings and digital prints by Sara Freeman and Peter Jordan. In“Essence of Place”, Shunyam Smith’s tapestries look at stories and their role in discovering the essence of place. Smith will give a free floor talk at 2 PM on Sunday, March 9. Finally, ANU Ph.D. candidate Caroline Huf, who has moved house 43 times, reflects on this in a video installation. M16, noon to 5 PM, Wednesday to Sunday until March 23.
YOU have until this Sunday to catch Belconnen artist Karen Green’s self-described “raw and challenging” exhibition, “Grey matters,” in the arts lounge at Belconnen Arts Centre. “Grey hair,” she notes with some feeling, “seems to be something that we should not have in a society concerned so much with appearing young and ageless.”
MEANWHILE in the foyer space at BAC, Craig Cameron and Eva Louise, both artists from the far south coast, of NSW have been creating art on fridge and interior doors, reclaimed from local waste and recycling depots. You can see the results in “InDoors”. Both exhibitions are at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Opening hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday – Sunday until March 9.
IF you hurry you’ll catch “Pop Rocks”, a pop culture exhibition of drawings by Melbourne Artist (and Canberra expatriate) Lauren Branch in gallery@bcs at Belconnen Community Centre, until 4:30pm on Friday, March 7. Branch’s work borrows images from magazines, film clips, posters and album covers, redrawing and reframing them in a different context.
STEPHEN Bowers, known for his vivid Australian imagery, has been both creative director of the JamFactory’s ceramics studio in Adelaide, and managing director of the organisation. He is also is the 2013 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) publication recipient with a book published by Wakefield Press profiling his life and work. Now he is touring his solo exhibition, “Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura” around Australia and it will be seen at Watson Arts Centre Aspinall Street, Watson, Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm until April 13.
“TANJA Central” is an exhibition of porcelain, stoneware, stainless steel, bronze, wool and cotton by Poppy Benton, Elizabeth Charles, Martin Halstead, Belinda Ramson and Alan Watt, running until April 21 at Narek Galleries, 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Rd. It’s a case of “from the young to the venerable,” says Gallery Dir Karen O’Clery. Exhibition runs 10.30am to 5.30pm, Friday to Monday. All are welcoem to drinks with the artists at 6pm Saturday, March 8.
CRAFT ACT: Craft and Design Centre’s ‘Pod Awards’ recognize three graduate artists from the ANU with two-week solo exhibitions at the Centre’s pod space at Lonsdale St Traders in Braddon. Furniture designers Harrison Tucker Andrew Carvolth and textile artist Anna Sutherland and were selected alongside the centre’s national award exhibition Emerging Contemporaries. Tucker’s exhibition is now running until March 16.