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What's on in Canberra in April

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The Best of What’s On in Canberra in April

Film

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The Reel McCoy Film Club

Cult classics, timeless classics, and fringe dwelling gems. A really good film club.

WHENUsually the second and last Sundays of each month at 1PM
WHERECMAG Theatre
COST$50 per annum
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Film

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Fire of the Land and Freedom Ride

Two essential documentaries commemorating two landmark moments in activism by Indigenous Australians - 'Fire of the Land' and 'Freedom Ride'.

WHENScreening until Friday 28 April from 9.15PM to 5PM weekdays, looped with intermissions.
WHEREArc Cinema
COSTFree
GONFSA

Film

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Blacklisted Hollywood

Classic film noir screenings from filmmakers who were controversially blacklisted in the 1950s (and beyond) because of their suspected communist sympathies.

WHENFriday 21 April at 7PM and 26 April at 7.15PM
WHERENFSA
GONFSA

Art

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The ANU’s Art Collection

As you can imagine, over the past decade or so, the ANU have amassed a pretty epic art collection.

WHENFriday 21 April to Sunday 28 May
WHEREDrill Hall Gallery, ANU
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Art

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Woman in a Wash Basket

Vee Malnar paints portraits of household objects. With them come reflections on mothering and multi-tasking, on identity in the chaos of housework.

WHENUntil Sunday 30 April
WHEREBelconnen Arts Centre
GOBAC

Design Talk

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Canberra’s Modernist Soul with Darren Bradley

Award-winning photographer Darren Bradley has trekked all over the world documenting the most iconic and celebrated architectural buildings. Yet, Canberra is the city that has struck a chord.

WHENThursday 27 April at 6:30PM
WHEREShine Dome
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Art

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Fire and Rain

Sally Blake’s solo exhibition at ANCA Gallery exploring the elements of fire and rain.

WHENExhibition runs 12 April – 30 April
WHEREANCA Gallery
COSTFree
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Art

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Chinese Whispers and Other Stories

Four emerging female artists of Chinese descent explore the complex and shifting nature of cultural difference, identity and migrant stories in ‘multicultural' Australia.

WHENExhibition runs 27 April - 21 May
WHEREPhotoAccess
COSTFree
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Music

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Glitoris – Girls to the Front!

Glitoris are bringing Girls to the Front. A night celebrating that there are in fact at least three bands in the ACT comprised mostly of females.

WHENFriday 28 April from 8PM
WHEREThe Basement
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Music

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Canberra International Music Festival

The CIMF theme this year is 'Revolution' - music from the barricades of time. With twenty curated concerts, talks and dinners.

WHENThursday 27 April to Sunday 7 May
WHEREAll around Canberra
GOCIMF

Art Talk Walkabout

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Heritage Festival

The Heritage Festival peeps are exploring ‘Questions and Change’; the festival will facilitate conversation around Indigenous inclusion and recognition through art, architecture and the bush.

WHENTuesday 18 April to 7 May
WHERELots of different locations
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‘Borrow Tomorrow’ by Luke Chiswell

A new body of work by Luke Chiswell that continues his exploration of objects within space, abstracting perception and scale.

WHENOpens Friday 7 April at 6PM.  On show until Sunday 7 May 2017.
WHERENishi Gallery
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Art

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Rodel Tapaya

A newly commissioned triptych by Filipino artist, Rodel Tapaya - 'The promise land: the moon, the sun, the stars' (2016), as well as paintings, works on paper and sculptural installations.

WHENUntil Sunday 20 August
WHERENGA, Contemporary galleries
COSTFree
GONGA

Art

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Pipilotti Rist – ‘Worry Will Vanish Revelation’

The ever amazing Pipilotti Rist is in town with this immersive projection work that asks you to slow down, step inside the human, and dissolve your mind.

WHENUntil Sunday 20 August
WHERENational Gallery of Australia
COSTFree
GONGA

Art

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National Portrait Prize

49 works chosen from 3000 entries - choosing the final 49 would have been a super hard job. Photographic portraits taken by Australian photographers - this is definitely one to go to.

WHENSaturday 1 April to Sunday 18 June
WHERENational Portrait Gallery
GONPG

Art

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Not Wow

Melbourne’s Mr Kitly presents ‘Not Wow’ by Kirsten Perry. It’s a series of totems of moments that hold personal significance alluding to folk craftsmanship and subconscious spiritual rituals.

WHENSaturday 11 March – Sunday 30 April
WHEREHotel Hotel Cabinets
COSTFree

Art

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Within Without

A major Skyspace by American artist James Turrell. It's a beauty - a pyramid, a stupa, a viewing chamber, an offering to and from the sun gods.

WHENEvery day at sunset and sunrise
WHERENational Gallery of Australia
COSTFree
GONGA

Workshop

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Yoga with a view

Yoga with a view. Classes are free for Hotel Hotel guests. Just ask for a code at reception and book online.

WHENMonday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Tuesday 12PM to 1PM, Wednesday 6.45AM to 7.45AM. Thursday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Saturday 8AM to 9.15AM.
WHERELevel 8, NewActon Nishi  2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra.
COST$18 / free for Hotel Hotel guests (just ask reception for a booking code).
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