In Crispin Akerman's exhibition, still life paintings, timeless domestic items - ceramics, fruit, flowers, drapery and vessels - are arranged to achieve mood and harmony. Shannon Garson's We are stardust uses porcelain vessels to reflect on the idea that we are made from the same cosmic material as the stars. And Judy Horacek watercolour and monotype exhibition Joys: Spontaneous and Contrived is an homage to all of those moments that have sustained us throughout the past two pandemic years. Until April 9 at Beaver Galleries. See: beavergalleries.com.au.
Canberra artist Sara Freeman will open this solo exhibition of new egg tempera and wax paintings at Suki & Hugh Gallery in Bungendore on Saturday, March 26. She uses the circle to represent the journey of life and things going "full circle". Until May 1. A reception is on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm (bookings essential via email@example.com). See: sukihugh.com.au.
On Saturday, April 2 at the Crisp Galleries in Bowning, Ukrainian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk will perform works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Debussy and Liszt. The proceeds of the concert will go to supporting families in Ukraine. Bookings: trybooking.com/BWKNF.
Steve Rogers' play explores the issue of violence against women in different situations. It's on at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, March 26 at 2pm and 8pm. See: theq.net.au.
Geoffrey Atherden's stage adaptation of his successful sitcom reunites two of the stars of another long-running Aussie sitcom, Hey Dad..! Julie McGregor plays the increasingly forgetful Maggie and Christopher Truswell is her loving but often frustrated son, Arthur. It's on at various times from March 29 to April 3 at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. See: theq.net.au.
Colour Fold is a continuation of Al Munro's investigation into patterns, folds and the relationship of abstract painting to textile design. The group show I burnt a hole in my pocket to fix myself explores the regulation of one's mental and physical states to insert oneself into today's prevailing market society as acts of self-care. Being there is a third iteration of Sivaan Lansdowne Walker's Being series and continues an exploration of the meaning of being within the world. And in the Chutespace is Atmospheric Lustre Hollow Bowl by Di Broomhall. The exhibitions are on at M16 Artspace until April 10. See: m16artspace.com.au.
Performers at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Saturday March 26 (various venues and times) include Tripod and Canberra comedy twins The Stevenson Experience. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Performing at The Street Theatre on Saturday March 26 at 5pm will be comedians from the festival - with none of the dirty bits. Suitable for teens and adults. thestreet.org.au.
Singer-songwriter Mauboy is performing at The Canberra Theatre on The Boss Lady tour, an anthology of her hits since 2008, on Wednesday, April 30 at 7.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Experience the culture of ancient China through classical Chinese dance. Canberra Theatre, March 31 and April 1 at 7.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
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