The Monaro Folk Society presents ‘Welcoming the Wattle’ a lively afternoon of fun and varied dances celebrating the imminent arrival of Spring featuring the lively music of Paverty, one of Canberra’s premier bush bands. ‘Welcoming the Wattle’ will take place on Sunday, 27 August from 2.00pm at the Folkdance Hall, Maitland St, Hackett. More information available at the Monaro Folk Society website.
At the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery Out of the Shadow by Megan Munro is an exhibition of digital drawings, crochet sculptures and video works reflecting Megan’s life as a queer, disabled artist and sometime performer. Out of the Shadow will run until Sunday 10th September. The Australian National Capital Artists Gallery is at Rosevear Place, Dickson. Gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm.
The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Molonglo Plains presents ‘A Photographic Odyssey’. A lecture by Mark Cottle about Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ expedition to Antarctica being captured on camera by renowned photographer Frank Hurley. The lecture will take place at the C3 Auditorium Monaro St, Queanbeyan on Thursday 24 August, 2pm. More information available from the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Facebook page.
Author Fiona Crawford will be in conversation with former Matildas soccer star Grace Gill about Fiona’s latest book The Matilda Effect: the exciting, inspiring, sometimes infuriating and colourful story of the Australian women’s football (soccer) team and their ultimately successful struggle to compete in World Cup football. The event will take place at the National Library of Australia theatre on Wednesday 30th August from 6pm. To register for the event visit the National Library of Australia’s website.
The next Lakeside at 5 live music series will be Divine Devilles. Ali Penney and Dorothy-Jane “DJ” Gosper will be joined by their special guest, Mooondog and together they will share their stories and songs in an evening of groovy Blues. The concert will be at Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Lodge from 5:30pm on Friday 25th August. For information on the event and upcoming Lakeside at 5 sessions visit the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s website.
The Korean Film Festival is coming to Canberra. The festival will showcase the unique culture of Korea. From the biggest blockbusters, noir films, rom-coms, gripping thrillers and more, from Korea’s top filmmakers.The festival will screen at the Palace Electric cinema in New Acton from Friday 1st till Sunday 3rd September. Further information and the schedule of screenings go to the Palace cinemas website.
At the Grainger Gallery there’s Year Of The Sasquatch by pop artist Johnny Romeo. The exhibition will run from Thursday 24 August until Sunday 10 September. The Granger gallery is at Dairy road Fyshwick opening hours Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm.
The Kyeema Gallery at Hall has For the Love of Watercolour by Jan Vincent. The exhibition runs until Wednesday 13th of September. Gallery hours 10:30 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Monday. For further information go to the Capital wines website.
Art Song Canberra’s next concert will be To the Sun performed by Songmakers Australia presenting a program of quartets by Schubert, Brahms and Schumann. The concert will take place at the Wesley Music Centre, on Sunday 3rd September at 3pm. More information is available from the Arts Song Canberra website.