At the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, Elm is a collaborative exhibition by artists and former housemates Sophie Quinn and Maximilian Gosling, who explore the similarities and differences of etching and metal working by interrogating ideas about perspective. Elm will run until Sunday September 24. The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka is at Furneaux Street, Forrest. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11am-5pm.

As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration the National Capital Orchestra presents Hope Struggle Victory, featuring a program that includes Nat Bartsch’s Hope, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The concert will be at the Albert Hall on Sunday September 24 at 3pm. Further information at the National Capital Orchestra website.

At the Polish White Eagle Club Reminiscéncias: an art exhibition and film screening celebrating the life and works of Chilean activist musician and folk singer Victor Jara who was tortured and killed during the 1973 coup that removed Chilean president Salvador Allende. The event will take place at 1pm on Sunday September 24. The Polish White Eagle Club is at David Street, Turner. For further information and to register for the event visit the Clandestino Canberra facebook page

Music Theatre Projects presents Drought and other Plays. These four short plays are by a WW1 soldier settler farmer, Millicent Armstrong, who was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government for bravery on the Western Front, then came back to a property between Gunning and Goulburn to farm and write award-winning plays. The plays will be performed outdoors at the Lanyon Homestead Tharwa on Sunday September 24 from 4pm. More details available from the Music Theatre Projects website.

At Studio Altenburg in Braidwood there’s works from the Emerging Artists from the Australian National University School of Art and Design, including Isobel Kennedy’s A forgotten journey, Juniper Maffescioni’s Interstices and April Widdup’s Unseen. The works will be on display from Thursday September 28-October 14. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 10am-3pm.

At the Canberra Potters Gallery, Emerging from the Earth: Clay & Flowers challenges the common misconception of floral design as being relegated to “flowers in vases.” The exhibition will run from Thursday 28 September until Sunday 22 October 2023. Canberra Potters is at Aspinall St Watson. Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday.

The next Braidwood Concert Series will feature Acadia Winds wind quintet performing Pictures in Arcadia, featuring compositions by Strauss and Mussorgsky, Harry Sdraulig, and Victor Hartmann. The concert will be at Braidwood Uniting Church, Monkittee St, Braidwood on Saturday 30 September from 2pm. Further information on this performance and upcoming concerts visit the Braidwood Concert Series Facebook page.

The Japanese Film Festival is coming to Canberra. The program ranges from gripping historical dramas to innovative modern tales revolving around the theme of the enduring link between the past and the present. The festival begins with four screenings of one of the masters of Japanese filmmaking, Kо̄ Nakahira at the National Film & Sound Archive’s Arc cinema on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October with screening times available through the NFSA website. The festival then continues at the Palace Electric cinema in New Acton from Wednesday 11th till Saturday 15th October. For full program details and the schedule of films visit the Palace cinemas website.

At the Cuppacumbalong Homestead there’s Silk Road: A group exhibition by selected artists born in Australia and overseas on the theme of multiculturalism through works of painting, photography and printed media. Silk Road will be on display on the 1st October at the Cuppacumbalong Homestead which is at 21 Nass Rd, Tharwa. For further information go to Petra Jungmanova’s website.

The ANU School of Art & Design Sustainable Creative Careers event series is about how artists can carve out a sustainable career here in Canberra. The program will run over four seminars in October and covers everything from how to start your arts career to hiring a producer, to being represented by a Gallery. For further information and to register for each seminar visit the ANU’s School of Art and Design events page.

The next Geoff’s Jazz will be an evening of creative spontaneity, tangential alternatives, freedom and passionate music making, whilst paying homage to the rich history of jazz infused performance practice with John Mackey, Miroslav Bukovsky, Lachlan Coventry, and Chris Thwaite. The performance will be on Wednesday 4th October at 7pm at Smith’s Alternative. For more information go to the Smith’s Alternative website.

At the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, there’s You, as a train station. Inspired by liminal art and surrealist landscapes. Visual artist Brennan O’Brien weaves an ethereal tapestry using oil paint and pigment distemper, traversing dreamlike imagery and the inevitable fading of memory. You, as a train station will run from Friday 29th September until Sunday 8th October. The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka is at Furneaux Street, Forrest. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11am-5pm.

At the Grainger Gallery there’s Spring Jardin & Falling Flowers. A group show celebrating the works of leading local and national artists focused on the art of flora and still life. The Granger Gallery is at Dairy Road Fyshwick opening hours Wed-Sun 11am-5pm.