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“Scramble!” by Bill Mitchell (The Australian, c. 1989)

CARTOONIST Mark Tippett has hatched a plan to stage an exhibition of Bob Hawke cartoons. “HAWKIE!” at Hotel Kurrajong, Barton, November 30 to December 14, free, all welcome.

M16 Artspace is launching its last exhibitions for the year including the 2019 M16 Drawing Prize featuring the $5000 Philip Leeson Architects’ Prize, work by this year’s Studio 22 awardees, works by Ziggy Davey and Kayla Piris, and Fiona Little’s Chutespace installation. All exhibitions will open at 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith, 6pm, Thursday, November 28, and will then continue 12pm-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday until December 13.

“Song for summer, Black-Mountain”, by Annie Franklin.

NANCY Sever Gallery is presenting “Currawong Call”, an exhibition of recent work by Annie Franklin. Her book of images of the paintings in the exhibition with poems by Canberra writer Anita Patel, will be launched at the opening of the exhibition under the title, “Heart Stitched”. Franklin, whose work in the National Gallery and the Canberra Museum and Gallery, now lives and works at Lake Wapengo, NSW. At the gallery, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon, 11am-5pm, Wednesdays to Sundays, November 30 to December 22.

THE Canberra Institute of Technology is staging “HORIZON”, the end of year graduate photography exhibition at the High Court of Australia November 25 to December 6.

“Miss Nellie Patterson” by Hugh Ramsay, 1903, oil on canvas.

AUSTRALIAN artist Hugh Ramsay’s brilliant career was cut short at just 28 after having been selected for the New Salon in Paris in 1902. The National Gallery of Australia now reveals his paintings, drawings and works on paper from around Australia. November 30 to March. Free.

“ORANGE Wolves” is a free three-day festival conceptualised and developed by students from the Canberra Institute of Technology. The public is invited to travel on six decommissioned Action buses transformed by the students to experience “environmentally friendly” experiences of smells and sounds, notions of “sparkle and shelter” made from thousands of discarded CDs, and an underwater adventure on board the Night Rider. There’ll be augmented reality content, a fashion parade and a music festival. City Walk, noon–10pm, November 26 to 28, all welcome.

Triptych by Eleanor Waight

BELCONNEN Arts Centre has five new exhibits such as: “F L U X”, contemporary digital art by prominent d/Deaf and disabled artists; “Traces IV”, an open exhibition with a People’s Choice Award of $500; a triptych by Eleanor Waight; “Bounce Back,” where ANU students and IGNITE artists have developed artworks out of discarded strings from tennis racquets; and “(In)visible IGNITE”, an exhibition that considers disability as a multi-layered experience. Opening at 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, 6pm, November 29, all welcome, then the shows continue until February 9.

LED by the Scott Leggo Gallery, traders from Jardine Street in Kingston are coming together to offer Canberrans a unique Christmas shopping experience during Friday night trading. They will be joined by The Pop Inn, a pop up wine bar, which will be serving drinks from 5pm, directly in front of the Scott Leggo Gallery, with casual seating provided along the Jardine Street sidewalk and the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes simply by visiting Leggo’s photography gallery.

Painters on Leros

FOR 10 days a dozen artists from Canberra, NSW and QLD roamed the outlying Greek island of Leros with Canberra artist and honorary citizen of Leros, Michael Winters, capturing the mood and vistas of its ancient places. Now they’re exhibiting 60 paintings at The Q Gallery, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, until December 13.

THE ANU School of Art and Design’s Annual Glass Sale is one of the joys of late spring as the Glass Workshop raises funds through selling high end works made by students, staff, alumni and members of the wider glass community. At ANU School of Art & Design, 5.30–7pm, Thursday, November 29, and 12pm-1.30pm, Friday, November 30. All welcome.

BEC Parsons’ latest book for Perimeter Editions, “Lone Dove”, is the subject of a new exhibition opening at Nishi Gallery NewActon, 6pm-8pm, Friday, November 29 and continuing until December 21. Perimeter Editions’ one day bookshop will be open 11am-6.30pm, November 30, with an artist talk at 2pm.

“Mom’s Spoons, 1960-2005, and every year after that” by Tim Pauszek, stone lithograph.

“SAUDADE: the presence of absence” is a show of work by Katy Mutton, Tim Pauszek and Stedman Watts which reflects intense and profound longing for something and/or someone missing from each of the artists’ lives in of three deeply personal narratives. Opens at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 19 Furneaux Street, Manuka, 6pm, Thursday, November 28, all welcome. It then continues 11am-5pm, Friday to Sunday, until December 8.

THE Canberra Knife Show is giving pride of place to a Damascus steel bread knife with a Gidgee handle and a Rivergum saya sheath, handmade by visiting US artist Delany Balat. At Cuppacumbalong Homestead, 21 Naas Road, Tharwa, on Sunday December 1, all welcome. 

“A break in the clouds” BY Alexander Boynes, ink and enamel on aluminium composite panel.

ALEXANDER Boynes and Mandy Martin are exhibiting “Slow Hope” at Beaver Galleries, which features works created collaboratively over the last six years on four large public exhibitions addressing the issue of climate change. “Slow Hope” is a companion piece to their bigger show at CMAG. The exhibition runs at 81 Denison Street, Deakin, November 28 until December 15.

“Eyes wide shut” by Alex Asch. Plastic trophy figure, saxophone part, timber, sumi ink, gouache, USA currency, painted timber, enamel paint.

MEANTIME, also at Beaver, 21 well-known Canberra artists are exhibiting in “Small works 2019”. Opening at 6pm Thursday, November 28, all welcome. The exhibition runs until December 22.

MARUKU Arts, which means “belonging to black” has been owned and operated by the Anangu Aboriginal people from the western desert and central desert regions of Australia for more than 30 years as a non-for-profit art and craft corporation. Artworks by Maruku members are on exhibition and for sale at 52 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, 9am-3pm, until December 21.

“FOR the love of Canberra” is a photo exhibition and limited edition sale bringing the work of local photographers from social media to the real world as six Canberra Instagrammers showcase 
their photos. Opening at Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, Parkes, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, November 30. The show continues to January 25.


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