For this exhibition, Abbey Jamieson and Rowan McGinness have joined forces to produce a playful landscape of painted ceramic objects to challenge painting and ceramic stigmas. By using paint as the surface treatment on the ceramic wares, the intention is to open up new opportunities that are not traditionally accepted in the craft field and push painting into a three-dimensional space. It's on at ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson, from January 27 (opening at 6pm) until February 14, 2021. anca.net.au.
The Redemption of Colour
In the first exhibition of Canberra Glassworks' 2021 program, Scott Chaseling investigates people's complex relationship with colour and what colour symbolises today. His works focus on the joy of colour and light and the interactive environment challenges viewers to discover the potential of colour and how it makes them feel. He approaches his sculptural practice by investigating how experiences can be communicated through form and repetition, developing a way to translate memories into tiny maquettes and drawings into large-scale sculptures. Taking full advantage of the transparent qualities of glass, the sculptures are made from multiple-coloured tubes and chain-links that shift, change, and evolve as viewers walk around the gallery. The Redemption of Colour is on at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Street, Kingston, until April 11, 2021. canberraglassworks.com.
The first M16 Artspace exhibitions are on until January 31. In Gallery 1, the group show Double Standard challenges artists to present their work in a different context of a double standard, and juxtapose their ideas, media and use of space. Gallery 2 contains M16 Chair's Prize winner Amy Powell's work Oasis, made up of 270 ceramic tiles. It invites the audience to consider each tile as its own separate identity but also draws on the concept of capturing beauty from a single moment in time. In Gallery 3, Phil Page's Urban Fragments continues his explorations into Australia's urban environments, focusing on Melbourne and the way cities have developed as urban palimpsests. And in the Chutespace, Naomi Zouwer's She lived further down the rabbit hole is inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. m16artspace.com.au.
OutsideIn | InsideOut
Artists from the Lime Flamingo Collective, a networking group for emerging professional artists from the Canberra region, have worked together to create their first group exhibition, OutsideIn | InsideOut. It is focusing on the small and ordinary things, the light "within the cracks" and our internal world. LFC artists reflect on the current COVID-19 crisis, life in quarantine, the recent bushfire disasters and the climate emergency. The members are Lesley Andersen, Jenny Blake, Jodie Cunningham, Sarah Earle, Roger Hancock, Gillian Jackson, Diane McWhirter, Angella Price and Jo Walters. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, digital printing and sculpture. It opens at 6pm on February 5 at West Gallery, Belco Arts and continues until March 21. For more information visit belcoarts.com.au/outside.
Bilk Gallery (bilkgallery.com.au) is now open by appointment until the next exhibition. Workshop Bilk is running jewellery and enamelling classes. There are a few places available in the classes on Wednesday starting in February. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance at NPG
The National Portrait Gallery is hosting a QL2 youth performance in response to its collection display, This is my place. QL2 director Ruth Osborne, working in close collaboration with seven recent tertiary dance graduates, brings a performance that will move through the three themes to explore creative spaces, connection to landscape and their collective story. The half-hour show is on daily at 11am, noon and 1.30pm until Sunday, January 24, 2020. portrait.gov.au.
Street Dance Festival
Breakdancing, DJing, MCing, rapping, dance battles and more elements of hip-hop culture will be on show at the Canberra Street Dance Festival on Saturday, January 23 in Garema Place from noon to 7pm.
At Belco Arts, Warehouse Circus is performing a show inspired by three decades of the circus's history. It explores the weight and richness of legacies, with the expectations and the opportunities that come out of what came before. The family-friendly show contains acrobatics, juggling, aerials, comedy and more. It's on January 30 and February 4, 5 and 6 at 7pm and February 6 at 12.30pm. Tickets $20/$15. belcoarts.com.au.
Flute, violin and piano
Violinist Mia Stanton, pianist Edward Neeman and flautist Elissa Coppen will perform works by Chopin, Mozart, Prokofiev and Vivaldi in a concert organised by Carl Rafferty on January 29 and 30 at 6pm. Limit of 50 people. For more information and bookings (including venue and parking information) call Carl Rafferty on 0417 429 899.