The Canberra Blues Society presents the 11th International Blues Music Day with over seven hours of blues music from across two stages including The Specialites, Angela Lount & Leo Joseph, Dean Edgecombe & The Seventh Sons, Moondog, Chloe Kay & The Crusade, Bonnie Kay & The Sweet Patooties, The Sunbears, and Frank Sultana & the Ray Beadle Band. The International Blues Music Day will be at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah on Saturday August 5 from 1pm. More info from the Canberra Blues Society website.
The Phoenix Collective presents The Art Music of Joe Hisaishi. In this concert the string quartet will perform award-winning works by the composer of soundtracks to some of the best-loved Studio Ghibli films, including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. The concert will take place at the Wesley Uniting Church on Friday August 4 from 7pm. More information from the Phoenix Collective’s website.
Tributary Project presents F*ck You Pay Me: an exhibition exposé that inquires and openly discusses transparencies within creative labour and fair pay for art as employment. F*ck You Pay Me will be on display until Saturday August 19. The Gorman Arts Centre is at Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Gallery hours are weekdays 11.30am-7.30pm and 10am-4pm on weekends. Further info from the Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centre’s website.
At the M16 Artspace, Step into the Limelight the annual art exhibition showcasing visual arts excellence from over 500 ACT public education students, ranging from early learning classrooms and special schools through to year 12. Step into the Limelight runs Thursday August 3 until Sunday August 27. M16 is at Blaxland Crescent, Griffith and Gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm.
At Studio Altenburg in Braidwood the Culture Kitchen and Taring Padi Exhibition features exciting new works from these Australian and Indonesian-based art collectives. The exhibition will run from Thursday August 3 until Saturday August 26. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 10-3pm.
Canberra Potters presents the Fired Up Winter festival: a festival celebrating Canberra’s ceramics community. Under the winter night sky you can try making clay objects with the guidance of experienced potters, or enjoy the magical alchemy of raku firing where you can glaze pre-made ceramic sculptures and watch them get fired in the raku kilns. The festival will also include musicians, entertainers, and food and drink stalls. Fired Up will take place from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday August 12 at Canberra Potters, Aspinall St, Watson. Further details at the Canberra Potters website.
The next concert by Apeiron Baroque, the newly formed Canberra-based early music ensemble, will be Old Friends featuring viola da gamba and Baroque dance by Lully, Erlebach, Baltzar, Simpson, Corelli, and Castello. The performance will take place at the Wesley Music Centre at 5pm on Sunday August 13. For further information visit the Apeiron Baroque Facebook page.
Brindabella Christian College presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: a fun night of musical entertainment with amazing costumes, set designs, singing, dancing and more. The performances will be at the Brindabella Musical Front Section at Brigalow Street, Lyneham from Thursday August 10 to Saturday August 12. Session details are available from the Brindabella Christian College Facebook page.