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Canberra's arts diary from January 29

VISUAL:

Bungendore Fine Art: Australian Made. A distinctive collection of works by artist Catherine Lidden featuring pastel portraits of our country's unique bird and wildlife. Until Sunday. Open daily, 10am-4.30pm. 42b Ellendon Street, Bungendore. See: bungendorefineart.com.au.

Fancy Dancer No. 1. [detail] Kerry Shepherdson. Bird in Paradise exhibition, M16 Artspace.
Fancy Dancer No. 1. [detail] Kerry Shepherdson. Bird in Paradise exhibition, M16 Artspace. 

Canberra Glassworks: Borland+Borland. A photographic and glass exhibition that explores the formal and conceptual qualities of each practice. Until February 7. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston. See: canberraglassworks.com.

CCAS Gorman Arts Centre: I Will Never Fade Away From You. Auckland-based artist Lonnie Hutchinson draws on different art forms to explore feminism, historical narratives and her Maori and Pacific Island heritage. Weak in Colour but Strong in Blood. A glass work exhibition by Yhonnie Scarce that focuses on the ongoing effects of colonisation underscored by the artist's Indigenous heritage. Both until February 13. Open Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. See: ccas.com.au.

Gallery@bcs: Plucked. Textile works by Francesca Bleeker and Tundi-Rose Hammond that use the medium to bring intriguing, other-worldly creatures to life. Until February 5. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm. Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen. Ph: 6264 0200.

Ginninderra School House Gallery: Landscapes & Poppies. A collection of work by Yass artist Jan Matson of local flora from Canberra and the surrounding districts. Until February 28. Open Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-4pm. Sweet Copper, Ginninderra School House Gallery, Old Ginninderra Village, 3/11 O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls. See: sweetcopper.com.au, or ph: 6230 9007.

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 lino-cut prints depicting scenes of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. All until February 7. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5pm. 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Ph: 6295 9438 or see: m16artspace.com.au.

National Gallery of Australia: Tom Roberts. This exhibition brings together Tom Roberts' most famous paintings loved by all Australians. Until March 28. The World is Beautiful. Featuring photographs taken over the past 100 years, this exhibition looks at the way the camera interacts with things in the world. Until April 10. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Parkes Place, Parkes. Ph: 6240 6411 or see: nga.gov.au.

NGA Contemporary: The Last Temptation. Featuring the work of Ken and Julia Yonetani, this collaborative installation uses uranium glass and ultraviolet light in a bold response to nuclear industry. Until April 3. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Parkes Place, Parkes. Ph: 6240 6411 or see: nga.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 February 7. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-5pm. 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore. Ph: 6238 1398 or see: sukihugh.com.au.

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