Here’s arts editor HELEN MUSA‘s latest arts news – today’s “Artsday” column.
THE 43-piece Royal Military College Band Brass Group, led by CPL Justin Lingard, will showcase a variety of ensembles performing works by Wagner, Curnow and a work by Australian composer Paul Terracini titled “Gegensatze”, in a concert called “Contradictions”. At Wesley Music Centre from 12.40pm-1.20pm, Wednesday, August 4. Book here or 6232 7248.
FOR 10 years, Sydney artist Todd Fuller has been crafting hand-drawn animations exploring themes of love, loss, place, community and difference, but at the foundation of his practice is a love of drawing and a belief in the power of art as a democratic method to connect, engage and delight. “Dreams of Another Place” presents the story of Little Star, a dog who dreamed of going into space. Rusten House Art Centre, 87 Collett St, Queanbeyan, 10am-3pm, Wednesday to Saturday, August 5-28.
CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra turns its eyes on the silver screen in “CSO at the Cinema”, with selections from “Psycho”, “Star Wars”, “Schindler’s List” and other films, performed under the baton of Jessica Gethin, previously chief conductor of the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Llewellyn Hall, 7.30pm on Saturday, August 7. Book here or 6262 6772.
NEW exhibitions at Beaver Galleries are: Graham Fransella’s paintings, works on paper and sculpture, in which the artist continues to explore the figure and the landscape in an exuberant, graphic style; and Ulrica Trulsson’s “Close to Earth”, elegant stoneware drawing inspiration from the pared-back beauty and simplicity of the natural world. 81 Denison St, Deakin. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, August 5-22.
THE Australian National Eisteddfod is back in 2021 after an enforced break in 2020. This year, group events (bands, orchestras and choirs) are taking place through adjudication of submitted recordings. Events which are primarily individual, like piano, singing, speech and drama, are planned to take place at Ainslie Arts Centre in August and September. Entries and submissions for bands and orchestras have closed, but entries for piano close on August 6. Singing is taking late entries until August 7, and speech and drama and choirs entries close on August 31. Apply here.
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