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A work by mask maker, Michael Taylor.

“HIGHLIGHTS” puts the spotlight on six visual artists associated with the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery over the years— Michael Taylor, John Sharman, Helen Fitzgerald, Jo Hollier, Malcolm Pettigrove and Ian McKenzie. 22 Malbon Street, Bungendore, daily until October 31.

“WOMEN IN VOGUE: Celebrating sixty years in Australia” is open to the public at the National Portrait Gallery, from October 11 to November 24. Bookings to

THE annual CAPO Gala evening of art and entertainment will include gourmet food, music, drinks and entertainment, a silent auction viewing of great Canberra artworks and a live auction. East Space Gallery, 6.30pm–11pm, Saturday, October 26. Bookings  

“Seasedge” by Graham Eadie, (detail), 2017, acrylic on canvas.

ARTISTS Frank Thirion and Graham Eadie will talk about their third collaboration, “Mediated Landscape”. At M16 Artspace, Blaxland Street, Griffith, 1pm, Thursday, October 10. The exhibition continues until October 13, noon-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

THE 2019 Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will be in the school hall, Canberra High School, Bindubi Street, Macquarie, October 12-13, with demonstration sessions at 11am and 2pm, guided tours at midday and 3pm and “Bonsai Basics” sessions at 10am and 1pm. Entry fees apply.

“I’d rather come back as an Ikea catalogue” by Riley Beaumont, 2018, acrylic, enamel, varnish, and oils on canvas. Photo: Brenton McGeachie

THE Australian Decorative Fine Arts Molonglo Plains Young Artists art competition and exhibition is at the Queanbeyan Art Society’s Gallery, Trinculo Place, under the bridge on the Queanbeyan River this month.

“QUIXOTIC Indifference” is an exhibition of new work by Riley Beaumont, featuring unconventional installations of paintings, which question the validity of non-representational art, while also exploring mass production and “zombie formalism”. At ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson, opens 6pm, Wednesday, October 9, then continues to October 27.

“WANDERING Between the Past & the Present” brings together a family of four (Suzie Bleach, Andy Townsend, Harry Townsend and Rose Townsend), for their first collaborative exhibition. The centre point is a diorama across, which a procession of figures trudge, each a metaphor for society’s collective journey, through life. At Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 19 Furneaux Street, Manuka, 11am-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, until October 13.

CANBERRA Museum & Gallery has Floriade school holiday activities until Saturday, October 12. Children from four to 10 years old can enjoy activity tables and the reading nook where they can make crepe paper flowers, a blue banded bee or a felt garden. Free. Parental supervision required.

Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery at NGA

ART lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the opening of the Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio, a centre for creative art production and learning at the National Gallery of Australia, 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 12. At the free event there’ll be gallery-wide art-making, workshops, performances, family tours and talks. All welcome.

Floriade’s giant pink gnome Floyd

FLORIADE’S giant pink gnome Floyd will visit Lanyon Homestead from 10.30am–3.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10. Pay at the Homestead front desk. Activity requires parental supervision.

CANBERRA artist, Caroline Ambrus joins the Canberra City Uniting Church Early Morning Centre and Communities@Work in staging the art exhibition, “Homelessness: We All Own It”. The show will include 10 individual pastel drawings donated by Ambrus. The exhibition coincides with World Homeless Day and will launch at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, 5pm-7pm, October 10, it then continues 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday until October 17. Entry fee to the launch is a non-perishable food item. Registrations advised to

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