Belco Arts is reopening to the public on Friday November 26, 2021, with original artworks from Graeme Base and a new lakeside experience.
The much anticipated Other Worlds: Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base is an exhibition which features original illustrations from the book, The Worst Band in the Universe, and is complemented by exhibitions from local artists byrd, Hanna Hoyne and Tom Buckland.
"We are looking forward to taking visitors through the collection of original illustrations and preliminary sketches that are cared for by the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature," said artistic director and co-CEO of Belco Arts, Monika McInerney.
"Graeme Base's work was selected for his intergenerational appeal. His work has been part of many a childhood, so we felt that it would encourage families to come in and share in a really special experience together."
Other Worlds: Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base will run until February 6, 2022.
Additionally, "this family friendly suite of exhibitions coincides with the recent opening of the Lake Ginninderra foreshore path, connecting lakeside walkers to the arts centre," a spokesperson from Belco Arts said.
So, to celebrate the reopening, on Friday November 26 visitors can enjoy a Late Night by the Lake.
"The centre will be open for a relaxed and COVID-safe viewing of the upcoming exhibitions from 10am, with live music from the Monica Moore Trio and drinks on the beautiful new lakeside terrace from 5pm."
Belco Arts will extend its opening hours to 8pm for this event only. From Saturday November 27 the opening hours will return to normal. These are 10am to 4pm every Tuesday to Sunday.
Belco Arts is located at 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT.
For details on the full program of events centred around the Other Worlds exhibition visit belcoarts.com.au/other-worlds
The above events and more are supported by the ACT Government, the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature and Libraries ACT.