The M16 Artspace has three new exhibitions. First, [De]Constructed Landscapes by Melody Spangaro is a pictorial representation of seeing, sensing and thinking. Then in Überlastung, Freya Jobbins & Shani Nottingham explore their experiences of PTSD, anxiety and ADHD and how they navigate around these roadblocks with their art. And lastly there’s Desert, Sea, Moon by Rosalie Urosevic, a textile exhibition honouring cloth and slow-stitch and simplicity and patience. All three exhibitions run from Friday September 1 to Sunday September 24. M16 Artspace is at Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, and Gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will host the Canberra premiere of Behrouz, a feature documentary about Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani’s experience of immigration detention on Manus Island. The screening will be at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Arc Cinema on Saturday 2 September at 6pm. More information available at the NFSA website.
At the Drill Hall Gallery, two new exhibitions. Jardiniére by Ruth Waller and Toni Warburton is a still-life painting and ceramics exhibition focusing on earthenware artefacts: the vase, jar and figurine. Then in Backwash seven artists grapple with a tide of excessive mass consumption and an ever intensifying globalisation to create art from the “backwash” of contemporary life. Both exhibitions will run from Friday September 1 to Sunday October 22. The Drill Hall Gallery is at Kingsley St, Acton. Opening hours are Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
The next Geoff’s Jazz will feature Transit: a special collaboration of Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra jazz musicians launching their new album Go Tell It on the Mountain. The performance will be on Wednesday September 6 at 7pm at Smith’s Alternative. For more information go to the Smith’s Alternative website.
The Canberra Bach Ensemble presents The Lord is my Faithful Shepherd, a performance of Bach’s treasured Cantatas. The concert will be at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Cnr Franklin and Furneaux Sts, Manuka, on Saturday September 2 at 7.30pm and Sunday September 3 at 2pm. More information from the Canberra Bach Ensemble website.
At the Grainger Gallery there’s The Arrival by David Toner, an exhibition of imagined landscapes intended to evoke a deeply emotive response to the ghosts of Australia’s colonial past. The Grainger gallery is at Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Opening hours Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is again Going Down South to perform Twilight: a concert featuring beautiful night music from two beloved Romantic composers: the B major Nocturne from Dvořák’s opus 40 and Borodin’s Second String Quartet. The concert will take place on Thursday August 31 from 6pm at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Further information is available from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra website.
At the Wesley Music Centre, the Lunchtime Concert series presents Outstanding Year 12 Music Students from Canberra Grammar School performing a program of solo performances on trumpet, piano, violin, and tuba. The concert will take place on Wednesday September 6 from 12.40pm. For further information visit the Wesley Music Centre’s website.