Millennials struggle to live the ideal life
“Two Twenty Somethings”, The Courtyard Studio, December 9-14.
Artistic editor HELEN MUSA is back with another art news service. It is âThe arts in the cityâ.
CANBERRA Youth Theater’s upcoming play, Michael Costi’s satirical comedy “Two Twenty Somethings”, shows a young couple worried about everything as they desperately try to live the ideal Millennial lifestyle. At the Courtyard Studio, December 9-14. Book on canberratheatrecentre.com.au
THE National Film and Sound Archive says its upcoming show, “Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition” is the most ambitious yet. Exclusive to Canberra, it celebrates contemporary Australian film successes and features objects, costumes, original material and footage from the NFSA collection. Plus, there are exclusive loans from the private collections of some of Australia’s most famous actors, filmmakers and filmmakers, including Baz Luhrmann and Nicole Kidman. December 4 April 25. Details at nfsa.gov.au/hollywood
CANBERRA’s Australian Dance Party is about to perform ‘LESS’ at the massive concrete facility on Dairy Road in the Fyshwick district. The short dance performance, directed by Alison Plevey, with dancers Ryan Stone, Ashlee Bye, Levente Szabo, Jake Silvestro and Patricia Hayes-Cavanagh, will be accompanied by music by Alex Voorhoeve on cello and John Mackey on sax. December 10-17, book at events.humanitix.com/less
“ABUNDANCE: Impressions of Nature” is the long-reported landscape art exhibition by Canberra artists Lucy Bastecky, Katherine Buchanan, Marijke Gilchrist and Caroline Reid, who share their interpretations of local plateaus, coastal, alpine and semi-landscapes. alpine and native plants in acrylic, encaustic, pastel and pencil. At the Fyre Gallery, 84 Wallace Street, Braidwood, December 2-12. Vernissage and artists’ talk, 2 p.m., Saturday 4 December. Welcome to all.
“MATISSE: Life & Spirit Masterpieces from the Center Pompidou, Paris” is the NSW Art Gallery’s major summer exhibition which runs until March 13. This is the largest exhibition of Matisse’s masterpieces ever to be seen in Sydney, with more than 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and a presentation of the artist’s latest âcutoutsâ.
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