Nancy Sever Gallery has reopened with this exhibition of new works by Australian abstract expressionist Michael Taylor. He lives and works in the Monaro where he draws his inspiration from the natural world around him. He paints the landscapes and waterscapes of south-eastern New South Wales, capturing their rhythms and changing atmospheres. His paintings stand at the junction of landscape and abstraction, though they often appear to melt into total abstraction. Landscapes opens at the Nancy Sever Gallery on September 12, 2020 and runs until October 4. For further information please contact Nancy Sever at email@example.com or phone 6182 0055. The Gallery is at Gorman Arts Centre B Hall, Batman Street, Braddon, and is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Nancy Sever also says that Canberra businessman Peter Barclay has invited the gallery to establish additional premises in the CBD. The City Walk | Gallery will open in late September at Level 1, 131 City Walk, Canberra City. nancysevergallery.com.au.
This solo exhibition by Nicci Haynes consists of grocery boxes mounted on tripods. Each box has a peephole providing an intimate viewing space for a single viewer. The peephole cinema brings together a diverse range of media displayed in miniature and presented as a series of short animated films. The peepholes reveal surprises; glimpses into other worlds, miniature performances, a series of sketches. The films are short, mostly have no story, and often conclude in confusion. It's on at ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson, until September 27, 2020. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5pm. Closed public holidays. anca.net.au.
Room on the Broom
Canberra Theatre Centre announced today that four new performances are on sale for the children's show Room on the Broom, on at the Canberra Theatre stage from October 1 to 3, 2020 (with COVID-19 safety restrictions). The dramatisation of Julia Donaldson's hit picture book, for children aged three and up, will be the first time Canberra Theatre Centre has hosted a production in the Canberra Theatre auditorium since its closure in March. It's on October 1 at noon and 4pm, October 2 at 10am and noon, and October 3 at 10am, noon and 4pm. Visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call the box office on 6275 2700.
Musica Viva has announced the grand finalists of Strike A Chord, the very first National Chamber Music Championship for secondary school ensembles. Among the 12 ensembles are the Open School Trio (Piano Trio, Canberra). Visit musicaviva.com.au/strike-chord-grand-final-live-stream to register for grand final tickets.
This exhibition by 10 New Zealand artists commemorating the legacy of the Swedish botanist Daniel Solander and the first encounter between Sweden and the Pacific Region, New Zealand and Australia, has opened at the Visitors Centre at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. It's presented by the gardens with the Embassy of Sweden. The exhibition toured New Zealand in 2019. It's on daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm until September 22. 2020. parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens/do/whats-on/exhibitions/.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra's online Australian Miniseries continues on Friday evenings throughout September. On Friday, September 18 at 6.45pm, the CSO will premiere Herr Beethoven's Audiologist by Vincent Plush, performed by bassoonist Kristen Sutcliffe. The piece is a nod to Beethoven's 250th anniversary, and the fact that Sutcliffe is a practising audiologist. Sutcliffe curates the CSO's Rediscovering Music program for people with hearing loss. youtube.com/channel/UCV-46XV9Cnd3EruN9y8Ij4A or facebook.com/canberrasymphonyorchestra/.