THE SOLOMON ISLANDS’ HIGH COMMISSION IN CANBERRA WELCOMED VISITORS WITH A DANCE AND SING-A-LONG LAST MONTH. The High Commission of Solomon Islands in Canberra warmly welcomed visitors to its newest building with a traditional dance and sing-along late last month. The Embassy-High Commission Open Day is part of the second year of the ‘Windows to the World‘ Week program held
CANBERRA ARCHITECTS ARE CHALLENGED: GO CONTEMPORARY. The ACT chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) (http://www.architecture.com.au/events/state-territory/act-chapter/act-event) and the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) (http://nga.gov.au/architects/) presented four thought-provoking lectures by award-winning Australian architects last month. The AIA talks were held for four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm in the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
SUNDAY BEST IN THE GOLDFIELDS. A Sunday in the Goldfields isn’t usually filled with the sound of church bells ringing all morning. However the business of digging and dealing continues. Kalgoorlie proved to be no different to anywhere else in outback Australia on Sunday 02 August 2015. Instead of church bells ringing on a Sunday
A UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA RESEARCHER KEEPS HERITAGE ON THE MAP. It’s not every day that heritage curators meet their audience, but in mid-July this year several university researchers braved Canberra’s winter weather to do so. They presented their research findings at a heritage symposium for industry, government, university and not-for-profit delegates. The ACT and Region Annual
NEW ZEALAND & CHINA HAVE A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP – WITH AUSTRALIA’S SUPPORT. The new report launched by the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) of the University of Technology, Sydney says China looms large in New Zealanders’ awareness of international influences on their wellbeing. Professor Bob Carr of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), and Mr Tony Browne, Executive Chairman of the
SYDNEY’S CITY ARTS LIVES AMONGST HUSTLE & BUSTLE OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE. Outstanding city arts projects make the daily grind of peak-hour traffic jams seem bearable. The City of Sydney is seeking bold concepts for public art at Green Square, Sydney and invites artists or artist-led multi-disciplinary teams to submit concept proposals for the Connecting Project. This is a major public
‘STREETWISE’ PRINT-MAKING COLOURS A CANBERRA WINTER. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) Contemporary Gallery’s exhibition on modern art culture called ‘Streetwise’ (http://www.nga.gov.au/Contemporary/) is warming Canberra’s body and soul. ‘Streetwise’ offers a new twist on conventional print making where multi-forms of printing are used with a variety of materials. The ‘Streetwise’ exhibition is accompanied by the exhibition
MELBOURNE MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS HEAD TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA FOR AN ART AND DESIGN FIX. Anyone with a head for business understands the need for a reliable motor and four good wheels. We conduct due diligence on car brands, test drive many cars in city and off-road conditions and then do the sums. We know