Capital Life: What’s happening on the Canberra art scene from 13 November 2021 | Canberra Times

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Tom Moore’s studio glass exhibition Glassorama-BioDrama! Diorama all ding-dong day! It contains hybrid sculptures that balance whims with deep questions about the exploitation of the environment. Combining plant and animal forms with mechanical elements, the creations exist in an imaginary future where the natural world has evolved to keep pace with human-induced climate change. Michael Schlitz’s engraving show, Pictures from the Mind Space, represents the transition between reality and a dreamlike space. At Beaver Galleries until November 21st. beavergalleries.com.au. Internationally successful Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi has long collaborated with internationally successful jazz vocalist and violinist George Washingmachine. They will be performing Gershwin favorites and classical jazz standards by Cole Porter, Oscar Peterson, Fats Waller and others. Summer time at 20:00 on Friday, December 3 at Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall. Check out theq.net.au. Art Song Canberra will perform a concert at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest on Sunday, November 14 at 3 PM. Bright Star will be voiced by Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) and Ronan Apcar (piano). Commissioned by Owens as part of the Arts ACT Homefront grant in 2020, they will present works by Canberra composers Dooley, Greenaway, and Legge-Wilkinson. trybooking.com/BRXBG. Celebrating its 21st anniversary and first time away from the Sydney Theater Company, the Wharf Revue kicks off its season in Canberra, satirizing last year’s politicians and influencers, from the Prime Minister to the pandemic. Canberra Theatre, November 13 and November 15-20. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700. Free screening of Margaret Olley: A Life in Paint (2012) at the James Fairfax Theater at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday, 13 November. There will be an introduction by director Catherine Hunter. On Thursday, November 18, at 12.30, there will be a free art talk at the Sculpture Garden: Every Thursday, National Gallery employees share the works that are valuable in their lives. Booking is essential for both: nga.gov.au. The Canberra Repertory Society reopens with an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic where the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge faces Christmas past, present and future and gives him the opportunity to correct his mistakes. At the Canberra Rep Theater (Theatre 3) from November 26-28 and December 2-5. Call canberrarep.org.au or 6275 1950. Canberra Short Film Festival Until November 25, Canberra Short Film Festival, featuring 169 films from 20 countries, with themes such as Sexuality and Gender Politics, Future Worlds, First Nations Stories and Experimental Film. There will be post-film panel discussions with the filmmakers and other special guests. In some cases, screenings are held at several venues with COVID restrictions. For more information and reservations about films and venues, see csff.com.au. Tickets for the National Opera’s production of one of Puccini’s less-produced operas, the love story La Rondine, are on sale at the Canberra Theater on March 16, 18 and 20, 2022. Gale Edwards will conduct the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Mold will conduct it. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

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