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Artsday / Corks pop for artists at the Open

Ballet dancer Kealy Fouracre with Justin Bailey

It’s an “Artsday” day and arts editor HELEN MUSA has some positive news from the Australian Open.

CANBERRA-born and educated violinist, Justin Bailey, will take the stage at the Australian Open in the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Bar to provide entertainment, alongside selected dancers, actors, other musicians, singers, performances, and artists who’ve been engaged for “Piper Uncorked”. Bailey, an ANU Law graduate, has built a name for himself for  looping in classical music with contemporary pop while busking on the streets.

ROUND 3 of the You Are Here project “Good Company” is open to applications. Canberra producers and artists can apply for $5000 grants to collaborate with a local business to present a live event. Round 3, for events in March, closes on January 17 and Round 4, for events in April, will be open from January 24 to February 14. Apply here

Sooshi Mango

SOOSHI Mango comedy show “Off The Boat”, rescheduled from September to, is definitely going ahead at the Canberra Theatre on January 13 and 14. brothers Joe and Carlo Salanitri and their friend Andrew Manfre mostly play ethnic dad and ethnic mum characters and have made their way from video skits in their parents’ garages, to TV screens across the country and stages around the globe. Book here

AS part of the “Nurture” program, Craft ACT is working in partnership with the City Renewal Authority to develop Discover: Craft + Design trail. Artworks will be installed to be on display for both Contour 556 (October 1-29) and Design Canberra (November 2-20). An online information session will be held from 11am to noon tomorrow (January 14), details here .

Ceramics by Anna O’Neale and Mahala Hill.

“TWISTED Nature” is a joint exhibition by contemporary Canberra ceramic artists Anna O’Neale and Mahala Hill. Their sculptural works will not only show animals and plants in a different light but question their place in our human-centred world through a mixture, whimsy, mutation and anthropomorphism. The show opens at Canberra Potters, 1 Aspinall Street, Watson, at 6pm tonight (January 13) and continues until February 6, with a floor talk at 4.30pm on Saturday (January 15).

THE show will go on for “Circus of Illusion” with showgirls levitating, disappearing and flying, Perth duo Cameo Rascale doing acrobatics, comedy, balancing and juggling, and a giant “teeter board” act drawing gasps. At Canberra Theatre, 2pm and 7pm, Sunday, January 16. Book here or 6275 2700.

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