It’s an “Artsday” day and art editor HELEN MUSA has positive news from the Australian Open.
CANBERRA born and trained violinist Justin Bailey will take the stage at the Australian Open at the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Bar to provide entertainment along with select dancers, actors, other musicians, singers, performers and performers who have already set themselves up for “Piper uncorked”. Bailey, a law graduate from ANU, has made a name for himself by mixing classical music with contemporary pop as he walks down the street.
ROUND 3 of the You Are Here project “Good Company” is open to applications. Producers and performers in Canberra can apply for a $5,000 grant to partner with a local company to host a live event. Round 3, for events in March, closes on January 17, and round 4, for events in April, is open from January 24 to February 14. Sign up here
SOOSHI Mango Comedy Show “Off The Boat”, Rescheduled From September To, Definitely Goes On At The Canberra Theater On January 13 and 14. brothers Joe and Carlo Salanitri and their friend Andrew Manfre mainly play ethnic father and ethnic mother characters and have made their way from video kits in their parents’ garages to TV screens across the country and on stages around the world world. Book here
As part of the “Nurture” program, Craft ACT is working with the City Renewal Authority to develop the Discover: Craft + Design trail. Artworks will be installed to be showcased for both Contour 556 (1-29 October) and Design Canberra (2-20 November). An online information session will take place tomorrow (Jan. 14) from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, details here.
“TWISTED Nature” is a joint exhibition of contemporary ceramics artists Anna O’Neale and Mahala Hill from Canberra. Their sculptural works will not only show animals and plants in a different light, but also question their place in our human-centered world through a mixture, quirkiness, mutation and anthropomorphism. The show opens at Canberra Potters, 1 Aspinall Street, Watson, at 6pm tonight (Jan 13) and will run through February 6, with an in-depth talk at 4:30 pm on Saturday (January 15).
THE show passes for “Circus of Illusion” with showgirls floating, disappearing and flying, the Perth duo Cameo Rascale doing acrobatics, comedy, balancing and juggling, and a giant “shatterboard” act that leaves you gasping for breath. At Canberra Theatre, 2pm and 7pm, Sunday 16th January. Book here or 6275 2700.
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Ian Meikle, editor