CRAFT ACT artists-in-residence show, “Terra Celestial”, has moved entirely online. The exhibition sees artists, designers and craftspeople from the Canberra region examining the famous Apollo moon landing in a residency where they have explored ideas of space, time, memory and place through jewellery, objects and photography, drawing and sculpture. An online catalogue viewable at craftact.org.au features essays, artist reflections and biographies, photographs and a complete list of works. It’s an opportunity for Craft ACT to expand digital engagement to diverse audiences, says Craft ACT chief Rachael Coghlan.
THE Australian National Maritime Museum has announced the suspension of the circumnavigation of Australia by the HM Bark Endeavour and the companion touring exhibition “Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The Museum is currently considering options for other ways to mark the 250th Endeavour anniversary, including through its online program.
SOUTHERN Cross University has alerted us that its Bachelor of Contemporary Music has just gone online. One of the first music courses in the country not geared to classical music or jazz, the degree includes 13 units, with a mix of lectures and tutorials, some one-on-one lessons on specific instruments, or in song writing, and there are also small and large ensembles and small group lessons on an instrument. “Classes are running 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday. Senior lecturer and course coordinator Dr Matt Hill says applications for mid-year entry are now open for Session 2 commencing July 6. More information at scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/music-and-creative-arts/
BELCO Arts is calling on the community to rally behind artists in the face of unprecedented devastation to the arts sector through its “Going the Distance” fundraising campaign, which will put 100 per cent of funds received towards paying the region’s artists to deliver new online public programs, released free of charge to the whole community through Belco Arts’ website, social media platforms and other channels. These public programs will include visual and performing arts such as online workshops, exhibitions, artistic developments and performances. Donations to the campaign can be made via belcoarts.com.au/support
THE Nancy Sever Gallery at Gorman Arts Centre has been closed to the public until further notice, but its exhibition of paintings by “quasi-surrealist” artist Andrew Baines has been extended and can be viewed online at nancysevergallery.com.au as can paintings by artists Sever represents. Private viewings are also available, inquiries to 0416 249 102.