Artsday / Caleb’s bunny wins artistic war on waste

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Caleb Dyer, winner, STA People’s Choice Award with ‘Bunny Bag’.

CALEB Dyer has won first place in the Southern Tablelands Arts Peoples’ Choice Award for the “Waste to Art Competition” for his imaginative plastic bag sculpture “Bunny Bag”. In a three-way tie for second place were Bob Teasdale, Claudia Bromley and Emma Dyer.

Dr Peter Londey.

THE Friends of the ANU Classics Museum and The ANU Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens are hosting an online lecture, “Learning from Antiquity? The Real Thucydides Traps”, by Dr Peter Londey. His lecture will, in the time of covid, take as an example Thucydides’ famous description of the plague in Athens, before moving to wider issues. At 6pm, Thursday, October 22. Registration essential.

Pianist Lucus Allerton with mezzo-soprano Orlie Beer.

MEZZO-soprano Orlie Beer with pianist Lucus Allerton will perform “Love’s Shadow”, songs about love fraught with intrigue, jealousy, grief, loss and heartache, ranging from the Baroque to the modern era. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 12.40pm to 1.20pm, Wednesday, October 21, book here or 6232 7248.

HOW does one turn an original idea or a story into a work of theatre for the stage, drama teacher Peter Wilkins asks. Acting and Devising Theatre is a six-session course of 12 hours in length, running 7-9pm, November 3 to December 8 at the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Enrolments to or call 0408 034 373.

Megalo members’ work.

MEGALO’S annual members’ exhibition will be held online this year from December 1 to January 31. Applications close at 5pm, Monday, November 16, and works submitted must have been completed in 2020. Artists must have current Megalo membership to be eligible, but anyone can join at

THE guest speaker at this month’s “Shedtalk” at the Artists’ Shed will be commissioner of the ACT Emergency Services Agency, Georgeina Whelan, talking about her life and the year that has been 2020. 88 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 21. Part of the tickets sales goes to a charity of the commissioner’s choice. Refreshments available. Bookings here.

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