Arts Australia

Arts diary – November 11: What’s on in Canberra’s art scene


Bungendore Fine Art: As I See It. A contemporary and modern body of works in oil pastels, mixed media and acrylic by artist Roz Dibley. Until November 30. Open daily, 10am-4.30pm. 42b Ellendon Street, Bungendore. See:

Form Studio and Gallery: The Nature of Things  Still Life Paintings. Three artists bring strongly individual perspectives to their portrayals of intriguing objects using the medium of oil paint. Touchstones. Artist Julie Bradley uses the symbolism of stones to represent permanence and strength. Both until November 21. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. 1/30 Aurora Avenue, Queanbeyan. See:

Ginninderra School House Gallery: Colour, Light & Landscape. An exhibition featuring the works of Annette Barker, a highly regarded, awarded artist and the Thursday Group artists. Until November 27. Open Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-4pm. Sweet Copper, Ginninderra School House Gallery, Old Ginninderra Village, 3/11 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls. See: or ph: 6230 9007

National Archives of Australia: Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. An exhibition showcasing the 25 winning and highly commended works of the competition, featuring four artists from the Canberra region. Until Sunday. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Ph: 6212 3957 or see:

Smiths Alternative Gallery: Songs From Under The Floorboards. Local artist Steve Roper’s work is influenced by an unrelenting enthusiasm for music, reflecting on both the capacity of music as a means to mentally transport audiences and the expressive nature of musical performance. Until November 27. Open Tuesday to Friday 7am-midnight, Saturday 9am-midnight, Sunday 12pm-midnight. 76 Alinga Street, Civic.

Strathnairn Arts: Shifting Boundaries. Showcasing the art work of Robyn Diener, Textile artist, Ilona Lasmanis, Printmaker and Jan Ward, Watercolour and Mixed Media artist, reflecting a thoughtful scrutiny of the Australian environment and landscape. Until November 27. Metamorphosis. An exhibition exploring change or transformation within a person, circumstance or within nature. Until November 20. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm. 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. Ph: 6254 2134 or see:

Watson Arts Centre: Unfolding. The Tin Shed Art Group responds to the theme of unfolding, starting from a range of diverse topics, including granite, wallpaper and Sudoku, through to Nature’s challenges. Until November 20. Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Ph: 6241 1670 or see:

Art Song Canberra: Dynasty of Song: Garcia, Malibran, Viardot. A vocal recital by Karen Fitz-Gibbon (soprano) and Alan Hicks (piano). The musical legacy of the extraordinary family, Manuel Garcia, Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot. Sunday, 3pm. Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest. Ph: 6286 7373 or see:

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