National Portrait Gallery
Join the National Portrait Gallery on Zoom every Monday in spring and take it slow with a long (virtual) look at some portraits. Connect with other portrait lovers every Mindfulness Monday and collaborate on the narrative, share ideas, connections and questions. There will be a focus on photographs from Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021. To register go to portrait.gov.au.
Isobel Rayson exhibition
Carwoola artist Isobel Rayson's exhibition of new work is being presented online by Suki and Hugh Gallery. Rayson gains inspiration from her surroundings and nature more broadly, usually beginning with walks through rural landscapes, in national parks, or along beaches. The exhibition will be available online until October 17. sukihugh.com.au.
Opera Australia On Demand
If you're an opera buff missing the sound of sopranos, mezzos, tenors and baritones, Opera Australia is providing free streaming access to six of their productions. There's the Egyptian spectacle of Verdi's Aida, the love triangle of Bizet's Carmen, the tragic romance of Puccini's La Boheme and Madama Butterfly and Verdi's La Traviata, and the battle of wills in Puccini's Turandot. Access them on your smart device, Apple TV or computer at tv.opera.org.au.
Belconnen Arts Centre is inviting LGBTQI+ artists - at any level of artistic experience - to create and share what being queer, and being part of the LGBTQI+ community in 2021, means to them. Contributions from all viewpoints, in 2D or 3D, using painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, drawing or mixed media may be submitted. Entry deadline is midnight on October 31. More information: belcoarts.com.au.
In this A3 on paper open exhibition, artists are invited to investigate their concept of "place" - a position, a location, a destination, a point in time or where you sit within the world. Entries close on November 1. More information: belcoarts.com.au.
ZEST: Dance for Wellbeing
These dance classes - online for now - are designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age. There are new online classes (paid) as well as free access to previous online classes. More information: belcoarts.com.au.
Applications for the Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra (CSYCO) have been extended to September 30 and auditions will be in late November. More information: cso.org.au/csyco/.
Re-storying: The Resilience Project
Join The Street Theatre online via Zoom for Re-storying: The Resilience Project and the latest module of Rewire led by arts doula Zsuzsi Soboslay on Tuesday from 3-5pm. Artists will explore practices outside their own and gain tools from a range of artforms to encourage flexibility in how to approach your work. The session also explores public and private selves as artists. To participate, email email@example.com.
NatureArt Lab is offering several online tutorials and courses to get people immersed in nature and learning about our unique flora and fauna. This week's offerings includes Illustrating Native Bees in Watercolour on Sunday. Led by professional botanical artist Anna Voytsekhovich. Suitable for beginners to intermediate artists. For more information go to natureartlab.com.au.