Artsday / ‘Four hands’ piano from virtuosos

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Natalia Tkachenko and Elena Nikulina.

PIANO duo, Elena Nikulina and Natalia Tkachenko will perform well-known pieces that range from Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” and Piazzolla’s “Libertango” to a medley of traditional Ukrainian and Russian folk songs in contemporary arrangements for four-hand piano duet. Wesley Music Centre, Wednesday, November 18, 12.40 to 1.20pm. Book here or call 6232 7248.

MEGALO Print Studio has eased studio access numbers for members, as well as its opening hours, which are now 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Casual drop-ins are welcome and visitors can view the 40th anniversary exhibition live in the gallery. Members should still call 6232 6041, email or for equipment bookings.

Chelsea Lemon’s newest graphic intervention at Gungahlin Place Park.

DESIGNER Chelsea Lemon’s newest graphic intervention is part of the “This Is Suburbia” series launching during DESIGN Canberra 2020. Her large-scale ground mural has been installed at Gungahlin Place Park to illuminate the recent design history and achievements in our suburbs. Lemon’s design is based on the Namadgi bush fires, in particular around the Yankee Hat trail. On display at Gungahlin Place Park, Gungahlin, until November 29.

Karen Quinlan (left) in conversation with Kim Sajet.

IN a new “15 Minutes of Frame” Q&A series, director of the NPG Karen Quinlan will be in virtual conversation with Kim Sajet, director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. They’ll be talking about leadership in the time of COVID-19, changes they’ve made following the pandemic and models they’re using to engage new audiences. For Australian audiences, the conversation will take place from 9am to 9.40am (AEDT) this Wednesday, November 18. Registrations for the Zoom event here.

Bernard Salt.

DESIGN Canberra’s Keynote talk by Bernard Salt, hosted by Jenny Edwards (environmental scientist, director of Light House Architecture + Science) will explore how COVID-19 is reshaping the narrative of Australian urban life with a particular emphasis on the Canberra outlook within a national context. In this brave new world of work, Salt argues, the suburbs emerge as places of energy and opportunity. Shine Dome, 10-11.30am, Tuesday November 17, book here

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