Whisky tasting, art and lots of music: 40+ things to do this week in Canberra

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Whisky tasting, artwork and many music: this week is filled with new occasions that may’t be missed.

You’re going to want extra days this week—listed below are over 40 issues do to in Canberra!

In search of much more to do in Canberra? Take a look at our new What’s On part to search out lots of of occasions taking place round city.

Particular occasions + festivals


It’s time to cease and odor the flowers! Floriade is again to its former glory at Commonwealth Park this month. It’s been just a few years since Canberran’s have had the prospect to walk via the solar, benefit from the gorgeous shows of flowers and fill our Insta feeds with pops of color. The long-lasting Ferris wheel can be again that can assist you join the dots on what patterns the flowers make—and naturally, you possibly can’t skip the meals stands, actions, rides and extra that can be accessible all through the park.

The gates are open from 9 am- 5 pm and Floriade is free to attend.

Till Sunday 16 October |Commonwealth Park, Parkes | floriade.com

River of Artwork Competition

The River of Artwork Competition is the main arts pageant for the NSW south coast. It options all types of artwork from work and sculpture via to music and theatre performances.

In addition to the River of Artwork Prize and vary of open studios, galleries and performances, we are going to characteristic a spectacular laser and lightweight present referred to as Luminous: Artwork After Darkish. Luminous will characteristic an internationally recognised present set to music with vivid colors and imagery erupting over the attractive Moruya River.

Festivities can be complemented by an artisans and native produce market, performing artists together with road performers and stay bands, themes characteristic lights all through the parkland and a youngsters zone. Luminous will present a vibrant and enjoyable focus within the coronary heart of the Eurobodalla to shut the Competition. It can rejoice place and spotlight the wealthy artistic arts providing and produce of the area.

Take a tour via the coastal area identified for its spectacular magnificence while having fun with the festivities and the colourful NSW coast arts scene.

Till Sunday 25 September | Eurobodalla Area | riverofart.com.au

Sustainable Blissful Hour

Be part of new start-up GREN on Wednesday 21 September for some after-work libations at Capital Brewing, to rejoice Sustainable Vogue Week. You’ll meet like-minded Canberrans, develop your community, and join with Canberrans in sustainable enterprise.

Wednesday 21 September | Constructing 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick | Tickets here.

Friday Night time Occasion

Taking up one of many ovals on the ANU, Friday Night time Occasion is again! There may be an unimaginable line up together with Skegss, Confidence Man, The Buoys and others. In addition to meals and different leisure to not be missed.

Friday 23 September | Fellows Oval ANU, Canberra | moshtix.com

Query Time – Trivia evening at MoAD

Know your Hawkes out of your Howards? Your bonking bans out of your sports activities rorts? Show it at Query Time, MoAD’s trivia evening with a distinction. Be part of comic and TV character Emma Holland for an evening of hysterical laughter, pleasant competitors, and thriller prizes.

Friday 23 September | MOAD, Parkes | moadoph.gov.au

Ainslie Salon: On Location

Did somebody say two-day pageant? Exploring the usage of subject recordings, sound artwork and digital music at Ainslie Arts Centre, On Location brings collectively achieved native and interstate artists working inside musical exploration, experimental compositions, and improvised efficiency. This mini pageant will characteristic eight performances throughout two evenings, together with Ben Marston, Leah Blankendaal, Soften and trm-b alongside interstate friends Del Lumanta, Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Lydian Dunbar and salllvage!

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September | Ainslie Principal Corridor, Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon | ainslieandgorman.com.au

The Gown Up Occasion nuth’n however 80’s nite

It’s a definitive tribute to the best rock period of all time: the 80s! Performing all of the eras iconic hits (hiya Bon Jovi, Madonna, Weapons n Roses, Poison, Cindi Lauper and extra), count on loads of leopard print, hair spray and neon.

Saturday 24 September | UC Hub, 11 Kirinari Road, Constructing 1, Bruce | Tickets here

Stroll for Prems 2022

On Sunday 23 October, the annual Stroll for Prems can be held to lift consciousness for the 48,000 infants born sick or untimely in Australia annually. Going down at Lake Tuggeranong, take part to assist, carry a picnic and chill out with different households whereas the youngsters benefit from the leisure.

Sunday 23 October |  Lake Tuggeranong, Tuggeranong City Park, Greenway | Register here

Impressed – Styling Session with Kimberley Hunt

Following the success of the Canberra Outlet’s annual Encourage occasion, the Centre is launching a spin-off sequence of informative and provoking classes with well-known enterprise experts and entrepreneurs.

The primary session of Impressed will star the Fashion Aspect’s Kimberley Hunt, who will speak company via hone in on our personal private model. Kimberley is a vogue stylist and founding father of The Fashion Aspect, with over a decade of expertise in private, editorial, and business styling, in addition to instructing workshops and vogue programs.

Saturday 24 September | Canberra Outlet Centre | canberraoutlet.com.au

2022 ST. ALi Italian Movie Competition

The ST. ALi Italian Movie Competition showcases an excellent choice of the perfect new movies from Italy in addition to a retrospective honouring one in all Italy’s biggest filmmakers. Head alongside for an adventurous escape to Italy.

Till Wednesday 12 October | Palace Electrical, New Acton | italianfilmfestival.com.au

Feeling craft-y? The Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre annual members exhibition will showcase modern expressions of craft and design uniting time-honoured methods with fashionable interpretations. Demonstrating the traits in modern craft and design in Australia by practitioners from the ACT and surrounding area, this could’t be missed.

Till Saturday 22 October | Degree 1, North Constructing, 180 London Circuit | craftact.org.au

Meals + Wine

Signature Expertise Tour at Parliament Home

Uncover unique behind-the-scenes entry to rarely-seen non-public, official and ceremonial areas in Parliament Home, together with a conventional excessive tea with a up to date twist.

Go to behind-the-scenes features that assist parliament each day—together with non-public courtyards, and the Press Gallery—and ending off your expertise with a excessive tea service with matching refreshments (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Bookings are important.

Till Monday 7 November | Australian Parliament Home | aph.gov.au

Whisky Flights: Backwoods Distillery—Meet the Maker

Charcuterie and whisky? Sure please! Be part of Backwoods’ co-founder and distiller, Leigh, this September as he involves Canberra to speak and undergo an distinctive line-up of his whisky, from some early releases, to imminent releases, and some particular bottles as properly.

Wednesday 21 September | Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Metropolis | whisky.flights


The Whitlams Everlasting Nightcap 25 Yr Live performance Tour 2022

The Whitlams basic “Everlasting Nightcap” turns 25 this September, and the band will mark the anniversary by taking part in the album in its entirety simply down the highway from the place they first road-tested the songs in King St, Newtown.

Wednesday 21 September | Canberra Theatre Centre | canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Stand With Ukraine

Alexey Botvinov is without doubt one of the most distinctive pianists of our time. At the moment based mostly in Germany in exile and is now touring to lift cash for household and buddies in Ukraine.

He’s regarded by many to be a specialist within the music of Rachmaninov and is the one pianist on the planet to have carried out Bach‘s  ‘Goldberg Variations’ greater than 300 occasions on stage. To this point, Alexey has carried out in over 45 nations, although this can be his first journey to Australia.

Wednesday 21 September | The Q, Queanbeyan | theq.net.au

I Will Lay Me Down

The Wesley Music Centre Lunchtime Live performance sequence presents sequence mezzo-soprano Orlie Beer with pianist Lucus Allerton in a program of songs of sacrifice and devotion. Starting from classical to fashionable occasions, this system displays on the sacrifices individuals make for things like nation, love and beliefs.

Wednesday 21 September |  Wesley Music Centre, 20 Nationwide Circuit, Forrest | wesleycanberra.org.au

Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox makes its grand return! The famed time-twisting musical collective that places pop music in a time-machine will carry The Grand Reopening Tour to the stage. Scott Bradlee’s generation-spanning preparations can be introduced alive evening after evening by a stunning ensemble. Be there when the worldwide pop-jazz phenomenon makes the 20s roar once more with probably the most sensational occasion this aspect of The Nice Gatsby.

Friday 23 September | Llewellyn Corridor, ANU | llewellynhall.com.au

Canberra Sinfonia: Vivaldi Re-Composed

Transforming the timeless music of Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons, the Canberra Sinfonia can be reimaging the basic this spring—that includes violin soloist Helena Popovic who can be, giving her a singular perspective into this piece.

Saturday 24 September | Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest | canberrasinfonia.com

Chamber Classics: Night time Music

Be part of musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for an beautiful afternoon of chamber music carried out in Canberra’s historic Albert Corridor. That includes Kirsten Williams (Violin), Patrick Suthers (Cello) and Edward Neeman (Piano) presenting music by little one prodigy Lili Boulanger and Schubert’s beloved piano trio in E-flat main. Restricted tickets accessible!

2 pm, Sunday 25 September | Albert Corridor | cso.org.au


Love ABBA? You’ll be able to’t miss this. ABBASBACK have recreated the wealthy vocal harmonies, large keyboard sounds and hovering guitar strains of ABBA, whereas bringing a contemporary edge and class to the music. Hear the songs, benefit from the power from the forged and prepare for an evening of costumes and dance strikes everyone knows and love!

Saturday 24 September | Bicentennial Corridor, 253 Crawford Road , Queanbeyan | Tickets here.

Polyserena twentieth Anniversary Tour

Brisbane’s powerhouse musical siblings, revered singer songwriters Katie and Tyrone Noonan, be part of forces this September to carry out the legendary george album Polyserena stay, in celebration of its twentieth Anniversary. Don’t miss this uncommon alternative to see the ARIA profitable album carried out in its entirety.

Saturday 24 September| Canberra Theatre Centre | canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Fade tour

Meet Melbourne-based dreamo band Keaper. Coming to play on the Entrance Café in Canberra (and travelling interstate for the primary time) the band’s songs are recognisable by their pensive lyrics, melodic instrumentation and the introspective ambiance they create. Anticipate new materials from their upcoming debut album and a very good time.

Sunday 25 September | 1 Wattle Pl, Lyneham | frontgallerycafe.com

Stage + display

Swan Lake

The Royal Czech Ballet will go to Australia for the primary time with Swan Lake… probably the most liked classical ballet of all of them. This masterpiece ballet is offered in two acts and follows the unique storyline with conventional choreographic revisions by Marius Pepita.

Till Tuesday 20 September | Canberra Theatre Centre | canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Irish Movie Competition Australia

That includes transferring dramas, inspiring documentaries, eerie horror, darkly humorous comedy and fascinating household movies head alongside to the Irish Movie Competition to be swept away in stunning cinematography that includes the cultures, traditions, historical past and character of Eire and its individuals.

Thursday 22 September – Sunday 25 September | Palace Electrical, New Acton | irishfilmfestival.com.au

Superwog – Mad Canines Tour

Following on from the success of season 2 of their hit TV Collection,  SUPERWOG are bringing their model new stay present, MAD DOGS TOUR, across the nation.

With an unimaginable 364 Million YouTube views and greater than 2 Million subscribers, Superwog are continually on the prime of the YouTube Comedy Charts and one of many hottest names in Australian comedy. Prepare for an evening of continuous laughs as all of your favorite characters hit the stage stay and uncut of their greatest present but!

Friday 23 September | Canberra Theatre Centre | canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Jimmy Rees: In the meantime in Australia

Jimmy Rees returns to Canberra after sold-out performances in July, and because of fashionable demand has added a SECOND present.

Social media sensation Jimmy Rees is leaving the comforts, or is that confines, of COVID life at dwelling and hitting the stage together with his first ever stay comedy present In the meantime in Australia!

Jimmy and his characters which have mainly stored us all going all through the pandemic, will journey across the nation with their particular model of #lol.

Saturday 24 September | Canberra Theatre Centre | canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Our Nation’s Good

First carried out on the Royal Court docket, London and winner of the Olivier Play of the Yr Award in 1988, that is the story of the primary piece of western theatre carried out in Australia. Set in 1789 within the rudimentary penal colony that turned Sydney, a younger lieutenant works with convicts to carry Farquhar’s The Recruiting Offcer to life below the attention of Governor Phillip. Dealing with opposition from colleagues and disruptions from his motley crew of actors, one in all whom is about to be hanged, Lt Clark and his riotous fees study extra concerning the redemptive energy of theatre than they ever imagined.

Till Saturday 24 September | Naoné Carrel Auditorium, Canberra REP Theatre | canberrarep.org

My Truthful Woman

Primarily based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Truthful Woman is without doubt one of the most beloved musicals in present enterprise. It tells the story of a cockney flower lady remodeled into a chic girl by phonetics professor Henry Higgins.

Eliza Doolittle is a younger flower vendor with an unmistakable Cockney accent which retains her within the decrease rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to show her communicate like a correct girl, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.

Till Sunday 25 September | The Q, Queanbeyan | theq.net.au

Workshops, webinars + extra

Mabo Lecture: Dr Terri Janke

The Mabo v Queensland (No. 2) choice was handed down within the Excessive Court docket of Australia on 3 June 1992. ‘Mabo’—because it has come to be identified—altered the inspiration of land legislation in Australia. It offered official recognition of the inherent rights of Indigenous Australians to their conventional lands. The Nationwide Library of Australia holds an in depth assortment of fabric regarding the Mabo choice and to its lead applicant, Edward Koiki Mabo.

To rejoice this anniversary, be part of Dr Terri Janke for a particular lecture as she displays on the consequences Mabo choice 30 years on.

Wednesday 21 September | Nationwide Library of Australia, Parkes | nla.gov.au


Viewfinder: Pictures from the Nineteen Seventies to Now

Viewfinder: Pictures from the Nineteen Seventies to Now takes a singular take a look at the journey of Australian documentary pictures during the last 5 a long time, from black and white photographs to the colourful excessive definition photographs of at this time.

Drawing completely from the huge pictures assortment on the Nationwide Library of Australia, the 125 photographs on this exhibition reveal a altering Australia. Pictures of what have been historically quintessential Australian figures – shearers, dancers, diggers, knitters, sporting heroes and bronzed our bodies on the seashore – are current, however these characters and pictures at the moment are a part of a a lot larger, and much more inclusive, image, now that includes winged angels at Mardi Gras, the lives of migrants and the enjoyment of household life.​

Viewfinder additionally focusses on the evolving nature of pictures as a method of recording our lives and highlights the numerous technological advances and rising range of kinds, approaches and methods utilised by photographers over the previous 5 a long time.

Simply as your photograph albums, whether or not bodily or digital, inform your story, documentary photographers seize photographs that assist us to know a spot and its individuals, and to plot our method ahead in an unsure world.​

Friday 16 September – Monday 13 March 2023 | Nationwide Library of Australia | nla.gov.au

Nationwide Capital Artwork Prize Finalist Public Exhibition

Have you ever heard the information? The 2022 Nationwide Capital Artwork Prize Finalist Public Exhibition can be held on the Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra in from September to October. Drop in to view, research, critique and purchase artwork and check out the gin tasting bar!

Thursday 22 September till Wednesday 12 October | The Fitters’ Workshop, Printers Means, Kingston | nationalcapitalartprize.com.au

Cressida Campbell

From her molasses-rich color palette to her means to re-imagine kitchen scraps with the misleading ease of a movie dissolve, it’s simple to get misplaced inside Cressida Campbell’s world.

Her newest exhibition on the Nationwide Gallery of Australia  is intimately soaked in her identification, the attractive particulars of painted wooden blocks and a ‘laborious to pinpoint’ temporal power that can disarm and transport audiences alongside the way in which. That includes greater than 140 artistic endeavors from the famend artist, together with new acquisitions and key works from non-public and public collections it can provide new insights into her life and work, that includes analysis and writing from a variety of curators, artists, poets and different voices.

From Saturday 24 September 2022 till Saturday 19 February 2023 | The Nationwide Gallery of Australia |  nga.gov.au

The Waterhouse Pure Science Artwork Prize

A compelling show of science and artwork seen via the eyes of internationally celebrated artists, the 2022 Waterhouse Pure Science Artwork Prize is coming to Nationwide Archives of Australia in Canberra.

Initially created to commemorate the delivery of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse, through the years the competitors has turn out to be a much-loved fixture on the humanities calendar, permitting artists and audiences to discover pure science via a variety of artistic shops.

Till Thursday 13 November | Nationwide Archives of Australia | naa.gov.au

Neo Glitch Metropolis

In Neo Glitch Metropolis, Adelaide based mostly artist Danny is within the transformative nature of video video games and their means to create new areas. Rising up as a queer little one within the Nineteen Nineties in a low socioeconomic rural space, video video games turned a queer secure area for Jarratt; an opportunity to be separate, change type, tackle the world round him. Confronted by the fact that; as business merchandise which replicate the values of the individuals who create them, and whereas video
video games served as virtually a queer utopia, one thing was lacking. Neo Glitch Metropolis proposes that video video games will be queered due to the potential of glitches (or programming errors) within the recreation.

Till Saturday 29 October | 137 Reed Road, Greenway, Tuggeranong | tuggeranongarts.com

Watching Me, Watching You

Specializing in the intersections of up to date tradition, on-line behaviours, and efficiency, this exhibition attracts on Jemima Campey’s personal experiences rising up in the course of the rise of social media. In it, Campey considers how authenticity and notion come into play in numerous on-line areas, utilising video and pictures to parse smaller components of on-line life and subcultures inside modern media tradition.

Till Saturday 29 October | 137 Reed Road, Greenway, Tuggeranong | tuggeranongarts.com

Beautiful Shadow

A collaborative exhibition by Bent Dream Tom Campbell, Joanne Leong, Jacquie Meng and Genie Stuart, Beautiful Shadow straddles efficiency, spectatorship, and the area generated within the trade between performer, collaborator and viewers. Exploring the ephemera of a efficiency—
one thing which may imbue a stage, a projection, a poster, a portray, the sound itself with sheen, lustre, gloss and polish—this could’t be missed.

Till Saturday 29 October | 137 Reed Road, Greenway, Tuggeranong | tuggeranongarts.com

Commissioned  by the Nationwide Gallery of Australia to rejoice it’s fortieth anniversary, this main new wall portray by Bridget Riley responds to the structure of the constructing—and her first ‘darkish’ wall portray. One of many world’s main artists, Riley first got here to prominence within the Nineteen Sixties. Her work has modified the historical past of summary artwork, and continues to problem and exhilarate audiences at this time.

On a regular basis (aside from Christmas) | Nationwide Gallery of Australia | nga.gov.au

Celebrating 30 Years of Wildcare

Celebrating 30 years of working in our area, this exhibition is about celebrating native wildlife via Wildcare Queanbeyan’s eyes and options works in a variety of media by Wildcare members and buddies.

Till Saturday 24 September | 87 Collett Road, Queanbeyan | qprc.nsw.gov.au

Déjà Vu

Wine and artwork—what extra do you want? Go to Capital Wines Cellar Door and Gallery style their wine and discover an eclectic combine of various media by artist Eleanor Cole. Be sure to guide forward to attend the official opening on Saturday 24 September!

Thursday 22 September to Sunday 23 October |  Kyeema Gallery, 13 Gladstone Road, Corridor | capitalwines.com.au

GOST: The Originals

The Gallery of Small Issues is popping 5! And to rejoice, they’ve a particular present: The Originals—showcasing the unique artists that started with GOST in 2017. Opening on Thursday 15 September, the exhibition will run Thursdays to Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm.

Till Sunday 2 October | 27 Wade St, Watson | galleryofsmallthings.com

Pretend Information

Reflecting on the ability of spreading faux and deceptive data, go to the Alliance Francaise of Canberra to discover their Pretend Information exhibition. Graphic designers from all over the world have designed posters reflecting on media, social media, misinformation and its penalties. Over 40 posters can be displayed!

On Friday 16 September, be part of them for the opening reception and be the primary to find the artworks whereas having fun with French canapés and wine.

Till Friday 14 October | 66 McCaughey St, Turner | afcanberra.com.au


FEEL is predicated on current second drawings on paper creating layered, summary artworks utilizing emotions. These are in response to totally different music genres, speeches and poetry studying. A second group of works in paint, in homage to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama are referencing her infinity nets, letting emotions paved the way.

Till Saturday 24 September | Rusten Home Artwork Centre, Queanbeyan | qprc.nsw.gov.au


That includes works created throughout PhotoAccess’ Idea to Exhibition 2022 workshop, Un/identified brings collectively a various vary of artists exploring, confronting and sharing private tales. Over the past 9 months—mentored by 2021 Nationwide Photographic Portrait Prize finalist Marzena Wasikowska—the exhibiting artists have ventured past their artistic consolation zones. Bringing various ranges of ability and expertise to the workshop, every artist has developed their photographic voice and produced new work expressing their distinctive method to image-making.

The exhibition can be formally opened on Thursday the 15 of September at 6pm.

Till Saturday 8 October | Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith | photoaccess.org.au

Patterning: floor design by Annie Trevillian

Head alongside to Megalo Print Studio to benefit from the work of established Kamberri/Canberra based mostly textile designer Annie Trevillian. The exhibition brings collectively a variety of floor design tasks—highlighting particularly the Dhulwa and Gawanggal neighborhood
design tasks—in addition to latest studio-based material works that draw inspiration from the panorama, motifs and patterns from the pure world.

Be part of Megalo Print Studio on Thursday 1 September for the opening after which head again later within the month for a particular two-day workshop.

Till Saturday 8 October | 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston | megalo.org


The Fuse Glass Prize finalists will come to Canberra Glassworks in an exhibition that showcases the ability and creativity of glass making at this time. The Prize is a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists and the richest in Australasia. It supplies a platform for artists to push themselves and their work to new limits and focuses public consideration on the significance of glass as a medium for modern creative expression.

Till Sunday 25 September | Canberra Glassworks, Kingston | canberraglassworks.com

Lindy Lee: Moon In A Dew Drop

Lose your self within the work of influential Australian Chinese language artist Lindy Lee as she explores her expertise of dwelling between two cultures. Utilizing a spectacular array of processes which embrace flinging molten bronze, burning paper and permitting the rain to rework surfaces, Lee attracts on her Australian and Chinese language heritage to develop works that have interaction with the historical past of artwork, cultural authenticity, private identification and the cosmos.

Till Saturday 3 December | Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Sq., Canberra Metropolis | cmag.com.au

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