Artsday / Paintings from France and outback Australia

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‘Cafe des Arts’ by Val Johnson.

“BONJOUR and G’day” is Canberra artist Val Johnson’s exhibition based on travels in France and outback Australia, at Strathnairn Arts, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt, July 2-26. Opening by Alan Reis, manager of Travel Associates Manuka, at 5pm on Thursday, July 2. Viewable online and by appointment at 6254 2134.

THE Regional Arts Fund guidelines for 2020-2021 are now available and applications are open. The additional recovery boost of $10 million provides support to regional artists, arts organisations and communities heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Musician Evan Buckley.

CANBERRA Theatre’s “CTC@Home” kicks off for this week at 5.30pm when Adam Shirley reads “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, then at 6.30pm we’ll see part two of “Leopoldville“ by Jaki McCarrick, directed by Jordan Best. On Wednesday, July 1, muso Evan Barclay will perform at 6pm and then at 7pm, Joel Barcham’s “Roll for Intelligence Part 3: Betrayal” can be viewed. On Friday July 3 at 6pm, slinky electro-pop artist Marét will sing, followed at 6.30pm by a reading of “Long Term Greedy Chinese Walls” by SmithDick, directed by barb barnett, then at 7.55pm, Matilda House will talk about the Tent Embassy and first Aboriginal flag and finally at 8pm, Chris Endrey’s program “The World From Here” considers the theme of ”Pleasure”. 

“WHO’S Your Bagdaddy (Or How I Started the Iraq War)”, which was performed online from June 24-28, is now available to view until Sunday, July 12. Tickets will be on the same sliding scale as the live performances, starting from $22, with any added donations split between the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW and the cast and crew.

The late Frank Hurley.

A NEW international photography award named after the pioneer of Australian Antarctic photography has been launched. The Frank Hurley Photography Awards, with prizes totalling more than AU$30,000, including a 10-day Antarctic expedition prize for the overall winner, will feature a panel of judges including several distinguished Australian and international photographers. Winners of each of the five categories will also receive a high-quality camera donated by CameraPro and other selected items valued at nearly AU$2,500. Entries open July 1-October 30. Details at

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