Creative Canberrans come together online

Share Canberra's trusted news:
CAAG co-ordinator Michael Sollis recently at “Art Not Apart”.

HUNDREDS of performers, artists and other creative Canberrans have come together to help support the community during the COVID-19 period through the Canberra Artists Action Group, which is open to everyone with a stake in the arts and entertainment. Organiser Michael Sollis will be convening a weekly online meeting at 12.30pm every Wednesday and invites interested people to join the conversation at facebook.com/canberraplusarts/

Beaver Galleries at 81 Denison Street, Deakin, is now open by appointment only with strict conditions of entry. The new show “Jörg Schmeisser: The Journey Continues: Prints from the Family Collection” is up. The Beavers will still be working at the gallery to receive appointments and to answer calls and emails. Call 6282 5294 or email mail@beavergalleries.com.au. The show can also be viewed online at beavergalleries.com.au

BUNGENDORE Woodworks Gallery doors are closed temporarily, but they’ll still be taking calls, answering questions, emailing images of available items, and sending items gift-wrapped with a personalised card. Inquiries to 6238 1682 or bwoodworks.com.au

QUEANBEYAN-Palerang Regional Council has confirmed the closure of libraries, The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts, museums and galleries, effective from today, March 26.

SHORTIS and Simpson will be heard on ArtSound FM at 8pm tomorrow, Friday, March 27 at 92.7 FM (90.3 in the Tuggeranong Valley). It’s a recording of “Silver Heads and Golden Leaders”, their fundraiser for Cobargo. ArtSound can be found at artsound.fm

SPECIAL ACT Government funding of up to $10,000 per artist is now open to help support arts development and arts practices over the next six to nine months. Applicants will need to provide: a statement outlining how the funding will support their arts development and practice; a brief bio; and a current CV. Inquiries to 6207 2384. Applications to act.gov.au/funding/homefront by 5pm on March 30.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleSupportive youth programs put on hold 
Next articleFood pantry provides urgent relief in crisis
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply