Land and sea: states of mind
Christine Scott and Meredith Pammenter-Legg's exhibition opens at Form Studio and Gallery on Thursday, February 2 at 6pm. The two artists draw inspiration from the natural world, reflecting ways of looking, understanding and interpreting the magnitude and minutia of land and sea. Scott creates mixed media collages and small sculptures to denote landscape in abstracted visions of reality and memory. Pammenter-Legg's drawings are informed by her family's connection to a southern ocean beach and examine elements that occur between the high and low tides. The exhibition runs until February 22 at 1/30 Aurora Avenue, Queanbeyan. formstudioandgallery.com.au.
Since refraction is defined as "the change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different", in Beaver Galleries' new exhibition Refraction the 17 artists were invited to create a work that was inspired by, and responded to, the work of the artist before them in the chain. Each of the artists was set a theme to work within, establishing a point of connection to that of the preceding work. This exhibition is on at 81 Denison Street, Deakin until February 12. beavergalleries.com.au.
Glass shows at Belconnen
At the Belconnen Arts Centre at 7.30pm Saturday, Ben Wright from Urban Glass in New York will open Intrinsic Properties Inherent Vice and ONTOGENESIS. The former features work by Stevie Fieldsend, Michaela Gleave, Anna McMahon, Kenzee Patterson, Sandra Selig, Patrick Pound, Yhonnie Scarce and is curated by Holly Williams. ONTOGENESIS features works by four recent graduates of the ANU Glass Workshop, who have found ways to expand their practice by incorporating other materials and processes. Opening night is from 6.30-8.30pm. Both shows run until March 5. 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. belconnenartscentre.com.au.
Miniature Glass 17
The Miniature Glass exhibitions at Bilk Gallery have become a tradition since 2006. Miniature Glass 17 features new pieces by Tom Moore, Richard Whiteley, Giles Bettison, Clare Belfrage, Mel Douglas, Tom Rowney and Hannah Gason. This is a participating exhibition with the 2017 Ausglass Conference (r)evolve. The artists this year have created a collection of miniature wall panels and sculptural objects. Along side the miniatures are large scaled objects and wall panels providing reference to the artists' everyday scale.The exhibition runs until February 25 in Palmerston Lane, Manuka. bilk.com.au.
Christopher Samuel Carroll performs his one-man, one-hour adaptation of John Milton's epic masterpiece about the struggle between good and evil, incorporating Japanese Butoh to give the words an extra level of physicality, at Belconnen Arts Centre. Performances at 5pm and 9pm. $28/$22. belconnenartscentre.com.au.
Moving Archetypes: Dance for Connecting
Choreographer Padma Menon is offering free introductory workshops on February 11 and 18 at 10am for her new dance program that helps participants connect their personal stories to larger myths using archetypes such as Kali, Tara and Cleopatra and combining Indian and Western contemporary dance with music from diverse cultures. No dance experience or knowledge of archetypes is required. Currie Crescent Community Centre, Kingston There are limited places and bookings are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0447643646.
Drama (Theatre and Film) Classes
Budding Theatre offers courses starting in early February. Teen Drama (Theatre and Film) is on Sunday 4-5pm or Wednesday 6-7pm and is designed for teenaged performers who are interested in learning skills in both theatre and film. It will have guest speakers from industry, ongoing creative projects, a final showcase, and a short professional showreel. Heroes & Villains (Sunday 3-4pm or Wednesday 5-6pm) is for children aged from eight to 11 and explores hero/villain narratives. All classes are in Playing Fields Studio, Corner of Barry Drive & Kingsley Street, City. More information and bookings: buddingtheatre.com.
Peter and the Wolf
The High Court of Australia's free 2017 Sunday concert program begins on Sunday February 5 at 1.30pm with Leonard Weiss conducting members of the Canberra Youth Orchestra in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Actor Charles Hudson will narrate the story and introduce the instruments of the orchestra The program will also include Karl Jenkins' Palladio, and Albinoni's Adagio. More information on the CYO: musicforcanberra.org.au/program/canberra-youth-orchestra.