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Canberra's arts diary from February 5

VISUAL:

ANCA Gallery: Love Eyes. A solo exhibition by artist Eliya Cohen exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world featuring sculpture and video installation. Cohen's array of video footage from Uganda and Laos to the Daintree Rainforest enables audiences to immerse themselves in nature and reflect on their presence within it. Until February 21. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5pm. 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson. See: anca.net.au.

Harriet Mitchell. Cabbage (detail). Paintings by Harriet Mitchell exhibition Strathnairn Arts.
Harriet Mitchell. Cabbage (detail). Paintings by Harriet Mitchell exhibition Strathnairn Arts. Photo: Supplied

Belconnen Arts Centre: Dream Machine. A mixed-media exhibition that takes a ride through the culmination of many hands, imaginings and stories from the past, located somewhere between analog, digital and future unimaginable technologies. Messages from Canberra: Screen printed posters from Megalo. A vibrant, quirky, and sometimes shocking insight into the power of the print medium to reach the Canberra community. All until February 28. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. See: belconnenartscentre.com.au.

Canberra Glassworks: Borland+Borland. A photographic and glass exhibition exploring the formal and conceptual qualities of each practice. Until Sunday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston. See: canberraglassworks.com

goulburn.art Regional Gallery: Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent. A selection of works examining the complexities of current social and political issues. Until February 20. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm. Civic Centre, corner of Bourke and Church Streets, Goulburn. Ph: 02 4842 3494 or see: grag.com.au.

M16 Artspace: Sojourns. A collection of works reflecting on the various intervals involved in journeys. The five artists draw upon themes of migration, arrival and departure. Bird in Paradise. Canberra artist Kerry Shepherdson explores Paradise in an avian context with colour and abstraction. Raintrees, Guards and Buai: A keyhole view of Touaguba Hill. A series of linocut prints depicting scenes of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. All until Sunday. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5pm. 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Ph: 6295 9438 or see: m16artspace.com.au.

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National Archives of Australia: Magnified. A celebration of 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. Until March 28. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Ph: 6212 3600 or see: naa.gov.au.

National Portrait Gallery: Sideshow Alley: infamy, the macabre & the portrait. An exhibition providing insight into the life and times of our Victorian forebears, recounting the colonial tales of crime and savagery.that defined the period. Until February 28. Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015. Outstanding finalist works from the competition, supporting artists working with screen-based technology. Until April 25. Open daily 10am-5pm. King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Ph: 6102 7000 or see: portrait.gov.au.

PhotoAccess: In Sequence. PhotoAccess members present works exploring the notion of sequence and narrative in photography. Taken Spaces. A collaborative exhibition by Leela Schauble and Madeline Bishop that considers alternative representations of existence and experience. Both until February 21. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm. Manuka Arts Centre, corner of Manuka Circle and New South Wales Crescent, Griffith. Ph: 6295 7810 or see: photoaccess.org.au.

Strathnairn Arts: Studio Road. Features the recent body of work by emerging artist Richilde Flavell. Paintings by Harriet Mitchell. A personal exhibition centring on the familiar and the mundane aspects of life. Both until February 21. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm. 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. Ph: 6254 2134 or see: strathnairn.com.au.

Suki & Hugh Gallery: In Black and White. A series of photographic projects taken from around the world by Canberra-raised photographer Ali Nasseri. Until Sunday. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-5pm. 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore. Ph: 6238 1398 or see: sukihugh.com.au.

PERFORMANCE:

Australian Talented Youth Project: Australian Talented Youth Project 2016. The ATY Project brings together young emerging artists, singers, dancers and Jazz musicians from various states and territories, and through intensive collaboration and teamwork it builds young people's sense of belonging beyond geographical boundaries. Free admission and parking. Wednesday, February 10. Arrive at 3.30pm for 4.15pm start. Theatre, Parliament House Canberra. See: atyp.org or ph: 6125 4397.

Salut! Baroque: The Ravishing and Enrapturing Voice. A concert of Baroque music celebrating the work of Bach, Handel, Purcell and more. Tickets $43. Friday. 7.30pm. Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Ph: 6230 9262 or see: baroque.com.au.

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