Artsday / Come dance with the aunts on a scooter

“Aunts on scooters”.

Art Editor HELEN MUSE back with another big “Artsday” column.

CANBERRA dance group Somebody’s Aunt have been working on a three-minute film, ‘Aunts on Scooters’, which shows dancers on the go, dancing on their way to work, the theatre, the cafe, the shops and the ‘Tram stop. Commissioned and created for Localjinni’s Scoot and Screen tours and supported by Ride Neuron Scooters, it was filmed by Natsuko Yonezawa with soundtrack by Reuben Ingall. Accessible here.

PHOTOACCESS is opening three new exhibitions this week: “Meanwhile in the suburbs” by William Broadhurst; “Fantasy Collision” by Gabrielle Hall-Lomax; and Jamie Hladky’s “Reverberation Time”. Opens in PhotoAccess Gardens, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith, 6pm Thursday (March 10) and runs April 9.

Details of Eva Henry’s miniature work, ‘Banksia cuneata’.

Canberra’s 18/20-member ART In Miniature group is exhibiting 106 miniature works of art depicting local and foreign landscapes, flora and fauna, still lifes and other subjects will be holding their 22nd exhibition, at Studio Altenburg, Braidwood, from March 9 to April 9, with an opening at 5 p.m. on Saturday March 12.

‘NATURE’S Masterpieces’ is a triple exhibition by artists Helena McConochie, Nick Osmond and Kylie Fogarty, Nick Osmond at Aarwun Gallery, 11 Federation Square O’Hanlon Place Nicholls, opening 6pm Thursday 10 March.

Piano magician Andrew Farrell

“PIANO Wizard” Andrew Farrell sings, plays and tells the story of some of the greatest piano music in the world. From the classical world to big boogie woogie, piano jazz and swing then into the 50’s era with Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and more. He will encourage the audience to participate in song, dance and requests. At the Hive, 274 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, 7 p.m., Friday, March 11. To book here

Steve Roper “The Gods Playing Ball”, 2021, detail. Photo: Andrew Sikorsky. ‘THIS and That’ is an exhibition showcasing the work of three Canberra-area ceramicists, Camille Kersley, Lesley Lebkowicz and Steve Roper, whose work in style and materials is very different. Canberra Potters’ Gallery, Watson. Opening on March 10 at 6 p.m. then until April 3.

ACTHub and Mockingbird Theater Company have just announced that the scheduled performance of “When the Rain Stops Falling” is unable to proceed with the season as announced due to covid.

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