Artsday / ANCA has one last online fling

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Julie Mia Holmes and Elaine Camlin, “Body of Matter”, 2020. Unique state etching with softground and spit bite.

ANCA GALLERY will be re-opening in Dickson from June 29, but meantime they’re presenting one last online show, “Bodies of Matter”, a collaborative exhibition and creative conversation between printmakers Julie Mia Holmes and Elaine Camlin, exploring media saturation, isolation and physical disconnection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Via until July 8.

Mother Tongue, Melanie Mununggurr

MOTHER Tongue multilingual poetry, zooming from Canberra, is featuring a “Darwin Double” on Monday, June 29. Alexandra C Steffan will share poetry in German and English, while Djapu woman and 2018 Australian Poetry Slam champion, Melanie Mununggurr, will perform in Dhuwal (a Yolngu Matha dialect) and English. The event starts at 7pm, but the “doors” will open at 6.30pm. Join via Facebook.

A still from ‘The Birders’.

THE Embassy of Colombia in Canberra is hosting an online conversation with the Colombian biologist Diego Calderon, director of the documentary “The Birders, A Melodic Journey through Northern Colombia” at 11am on Monday, June 29. Registration essential.

Colouring-in with the MSO – the Troll King from ‘Peer Gynt’.

MELBOURNE Symphony Orchestra is holding a free virtual “Kids Marathon” featuring interactive music-making and stories for kindergarten and primary school-aged children, this Saturday, 27 June from 10am–1pm. There’ll be workshops, drawing to music, instrument-making, musical interludes, short interactive concerts, activity sheets and a specially-designed musical adventure map, alongside MSO programs “Jams for Juniors” and “Classic Kids”. Accessible at

‘Check the Backseat’. Beatrice Buckland-Willis, Australia.

MEGALO Print Studio is staging a new online exhibition, showcasing a selection of contemporary artists working with screen printing on paper internationally, with a good line-up of Canberrans included. “Screen on Paper” until July 25.

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