Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

UPDATE: When ACT entered the lockdown at 17 Thursday, August 12, many personal events have been canceled or will be postponed, and galleries and national attractions have been closed to comply with public health orders. Online events can be held.

Contact the venue or organizer for the latest updates.


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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 wins ‘Drought History’ by Joel B. Pratley, 2020.

Live memory: The 79th National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist works will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery until Sunday, November 7th. While the gallery is closed during the ACT lockdown, you can view the images online at portrait.gov.au

NFSA: While the National Film and Sound Archive is closed to the public during the ACT lockdown, you can find hundreds of hours of content from the NFSA collection online, so you can continue exploring Australia’s audiovisual history during this time. nfsa.gov.au

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead: [Hamlet as told from the view of two minor characters, was set to be performed by Canberra Rep at Canberra REP Theatre, Acton, 12-28 August] All performances scheduled during the lockdown have been suspended, as have ticket sales. Decisions on reorganization will be made closer to the end of the lockdown; canberrarep.org.au

M16 Artspace: The Griffith Gallery was to host exhibitions Coastline, We testify 3, and Black and white border, 13.-29. August. The gallery is closed during lockdown; m16artspace.com.au

Phoenix Collective: CANCELED. The local string ensemble plays The priest, the intellect, the eccentric and the pirate at the Wesley Music Center, Forrest, Aug. 14, 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m .; phoenixcollective.com.au

Karmic Soul Mini Psychic Fair: CANCELED. Visitors / readers, healers, large crystals, gifts and jewelry stalls and more, 14 August at 10-17 in Antill Room, Ainslie Football and Social Club.

PhotoAccess: While the Manuka Gallery is closed during the lockdown, you can visit the online gallery at gallery.photoaccess.org.au

Handmade market: CANCELED. AGAIN. Demonstration of local and regional artists, designers and producers under one roof at Budawang Pavillion, EPIC, 14-15. August at 10-16.

Tuggeranong Arts Center: Closed to the public during lockdown, the openings of two new exhibitions – Dark euphoria and Uncalibrated space – will not be held on Saturday 14 August. The exhibition was scheduled to continue until September 18 and 11, respectively; tuggeranongarts.com

Miniature art: Their annual show at Ginninderry Link, Holt, is closed during the lockdown; click here for more.

ANCA: The Dickson Gallery is closed during lockdown; anca.net.au

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular: The extended season at Majura Park’s big top ended when ACT entered the lockdown; ticketmaster.com.au

Thors Hammer: Open for purchase and collection of hardware and building materials during lockdown, but customers must call in advance on 6282 9900. Showroom, workshop and gallery are closed during ACT lockdown. A new exhibition by the famous local graffiti muralist and conceptual sculptor, Dan Maginnity aka Byrd, at Thor’s Hammer, Griffith, was scheduled for August 17-2. October; thors.com.au

Belco Arts: The Belconnen Arts Center is closed during lockdown and all planned activities during this period, including Exploration the universe at Graeme Base, has been canceled or postponed visit belcoarts.com.au for more.

Scattered people: This film screening, which was scheduled for August 18 at. 18, a fundraiser for Operation Not Forgotten, cannot continue at this time due to ACT lockdown rules; Eventbrite.

Wesley Music Center: Live performances at the Forrest site are not allowed while ACT is locked.

Cool: EXHIBITED. The Canberra Philharmonic Society has delayed the opening of their production, which was due to open at the Erindale Theater on 19 August. Further details will be given in the coming days; philo.org.au

Side by side: SURROUNDED. A new performance by Australia’s leading exponent of Japanese Taiko drumming, Taikoz, at the Belconnen Arts Center, has been scheduled from 20-21. August to 3.-4. December; belcoarts.com.au

Jurassic Creatures: DELAYED. The opening of this “realistic animatronics exhibition like no other” has been delayed from August 20 to August 27 at 18 Spitfire Avenue, Majura Park; jurassiccreatures.com.au

Canberra Glassworks: Closed to the public throughout the ACT lockdown; canberraglassworks.com

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Twenty minutes with the devil, starring Canberra actor Jo Richards, on The Street, City West, 21-29. August. Photo: Denholm Samaras.

Twenty minutes with the devil: Performances cannot continue during the ACT lockdown. This live theater production, which is part black comedy, part thriller, was scheduled to be staged on The Street, City West, 21-29. August; thestreet.org.au

Canberra Sinfonia: Will present their first ever concert gala to celebrate Canberra’s youthful soloists on Saturday 21 August at 15.00 at Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest; canberrasinfonia.com

Stars in 3D: A season of dance and technology premiered by the Stellar Company during National Science Week, August 21 at. 16.00 and kl. 19.00, 22 August at 16, Canberra College, Phillip; Eventbrite.

Canberra Glassworks: The annual children’s competition on glass design closes on 22 August; canberraglassworks.com

Beaver Galleries: Hosts artist Ulrica Trulsson’s ceramics exhibition Close to the ground and another exhibition by Graham Fransella at the Deakin Gallery until August 22; beavergalleries.com.au

Bottomless brunch: Brush off your winter blues with breakfast, bottomless mimosas, tea, coffee and juice at Pialligo Estate Glasshouse, August 22 at. 10.30-15.30; thepialligoestate.com.au

Squares 2021: Strathnairn Arts presents the 15th annual popular exhibition / competition at their Holt Gallery until 22 August; strathnairn.com.au

Once: The smashed Broadway musical is coming to the Canberra Theater Center for five shows, 26-29. August; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Tales of War: A performance by Phoenix Collective featuring guest artists Pip Thompson, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan & Liam Meany, August 27, 6pm and 7.30pm, Wesley Music Center, Forrest; pcmusic.net

Sam Simmons: The comedian is performing Sam Simmons puts things on his knee to raise awareness for people who do not have good knees, Friday, August 27, 8 p.m., at The Playhouse, Civic; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Pregnancy, babies and children’s expo: Discover everything you need to know from bumps, to birth and beyond, 28-29. August at EPIC; for free, sign up via pbcexpo.com.au

Icarus, my son: The latest work by artist Dean Cross at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery until August 28; goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au

SE-Change Repair Cafe: Bring in broken items and learn repair skills on the last Sunday of each month, August 29 at. 13-16 at Tuggeranong Community Center, Greenway.

Capital Film Festival: Presentation of over 35 local and international features and documentaries on Dendy Canberra, 1.-12. September; capitalfilmfestival.com.au

Stephen Dupont: One of Australia’s most famous photographers premieres his new exhibition, Are We Dead Yet? at the aMBUSH Gallery, ANU, until September 5th; ambushgallery.com


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Capital Wines: Hosts a mixed media exhibition by artist Eleanor Cole with the title The garden until September 5 at Kyeema Gallery, Capital Wines, Hall; capitalwines.com.au

Canberra Contemporary Art Space: Parke’s gallery hosts the exhibition Timeline by Alex Asch and Pat Hoffie curated by David Broker until September 28; ccas.com.au

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