Artsday / Canberra Bird Award Finalist


“Le Trio Tricolore” by Frances McMahon.

ACT artist Frances McMahon’s painting “The Tricolor Trio” was selected among the 35 finalists for the Holmes Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art, currently on display in Maleny, Queensland. McMahon has lived in Canberra most of his life and painted birds since he was five.

The exhibition “Wayfaring”, a photographic reflection on the changing experiences of daily life of Taiwanese, has long been hidden due to covid, so the Australian Center on China in the World Gallery, Fellows Lane, ANU, has extended the exhibition until November 25 with weekend openings November 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Siobhan McCullagh. Kix Arts Productions. Photo: Snapshots

CANBERRA’s showbiz dance company, Kix Arts Productions, plans to bring Parisian cabaret to Canberra in “Reverie,” a variety show featuring cabaret, tap dance, hip-hop, song and dance and even ballet. The cabaret show is co-directed by former Moulin Rouge dancer Kym Degenhart and Amy Orman, former singer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. At the Erindale Theater tomorrow night (November 20), book here.

Young musicians of the Music Society

The 52-year-old LA Young Music Society has decided not to hold its annual summer music school in 2021 because the virus is still circulating among unvaccinated under-12s, but aims to organize a music school of primary winter in mid-2022 before resuming YMS Summer Music School in January 2023. Information here.

The “ZEST Dance for Wellbeing” classes have been organized in ACT since 2013 and are movement classes designed for adults who want to keep their bodies and brains active and healthy. Classes have now resumed, face-to-face, in the Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centers. Throughout the month of November, regular participants are invited to bring a friend or family member to class, as a free guest. Those who prefer to stay at home can continue the courses online. Over 0417 417182.

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