Tuggeranong Arts Centre has three new exhibitions. Firstly, Open Home by Georgia Claridge is an exploration of memory, identity and the dream of home ownership. Next, Dust Collectors is a group show by Ceramicist Shaun Hayes, painter Ellie Kaufmann and printmaker Adam Bell all of who share an interest in trash, obsolescence and nostalgia through objects and situations reflecting a decaying, fading modernity. And lastly, In the Warmth of the Kitchen by Yamile Tafur and Carlos Sanchez Zapata is an exhibition of mixed media works exploring their memories related to their own country, while keeping in mind that they are now living in a different land. All three exhibitions run from Friday 18 August – Saturday 21 October. More information available from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s website.

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents Chamber Classics: Night Visions: a concert of music inspired by the mysterious stillness of the night, including Antonín Dvořák’s Nocturne in B major, Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 as well as the live premiere of Sally Greenaway’s evocative piece, The Sky is Also Yours. The concert will take place at the Albert Hall on Sunday 27 August at 2pm. For further information visit Canberra Symphony Orchestra website.

At the Sutton Village Gallery Reflections of a Philosophical Voyager: In collaboration with the Bookbinders Guild of NSW & the ACT this is an exhibition of 18 design book bindings. Reflections of a Philosophical Voyager will be on display until Sunday 20 August. The Sutton Village Gallery is at Camp St, Sutton. More information available at their FB page.

At the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, Returning to Light by Yalan Chen uses colours representing specific native floral species from the Botanic Gardens to explore a spiritual path to healing our disconnection from nature.The exhibition will run from Friday 18 – Sunday 27 August. The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka is at Furneaux Street, Forrest. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Beaver Galleries has two new exhibitions Silver Thread by Robert Boynes features works derived from intimate moments, urban streetscapes and global events with emphasis on the human condition. Then seeking quiet harmonies by Prue Venables is a porcelain exhibition that explores a multitude of references, ranging from musical harmonies and spaces through to functional objects, 19th Century industrial English pottery and contemporary metal and plastic objects. Both exhibitions run until Saturday 26th August. Beaver Galleries is at Denison Street Deakin and opening hours are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Music for Canberra presents Morning Melodies – Mélodies Matinales a concert by the Canberra Youth Orchestra that pays homage to the timeless beauty and sophistication of France. Morning Melodies will be performed at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest on Saturday 26 August from 10:30am. More info from the Music for Canberra website.

At the Q theatre – the Queanbeyan performing arts centre, Tim: a new play based on the novel by Colleen McCullough: the story of the love that develops between Mary, a career driven business executive in her mid-50s, and Tim, a 25-year-old labourer with a mild intellectual disability. Tim will be performed on Friday, 25 & Saturday 26 August at 2 & 7.30pm. Further information is available from the Q theatre website