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Celebrate National Reconciliation Week at a free reception and viewing of the artwork in Reconciliation From Inside at 3pm on Friday 24 May. Then, in June, join us for the opening of two new art exhibitions: Personal and Political and Future Fables or take part in a series of free spoken word & poetry workshops with stunt poet Jacqui Malins.

Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to classical music at our mini festival of classical music or an evening with Australia’s premiere showgirl from the bush - and the female alter-ego of award winning First Nations Australian artist Kamahi Djordon King -  Constantina Bush, who returns to the Bush Capital to show Canberra who Australia’s real Queen is this Queen’s Birthday weekend.

And don't forget, you need to register your child's interest in signing up, for Tuggeranong's children's musical with Mr Tim, by 5 June.

Artwork: Dreamtime Warriors (detail), Acrylic on Canvas
IN THE GALLERY

RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION VIEWING 
Friday 24 May, 3pm - 4pm 
 
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a reception and viewing of the artwork in Reconciliation From Inside at 3pm on Friday 24 May.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre and ACT Corrective services are pleased to present Reconciliation from Inside, a collection of paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees taking part in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) art program.
 
The forty works created by the detainees are on display at Tuggeranong Arts Centre until 1 June. Each artist provides the stories behind their work and a short statement on how the AMC art program plays a role in their rehabilitation and contributes to their return to the community.

Join us for a special Reconciliation Week reception this Friday 24 May from 3:00 – 4:00pm. 

Free, all welcome.

Artwork: Spirit Turtles, acrylic on canvas, 2018.

JUNE EXHIBITION OPENINGS

PERSONAL & POLITICAL
Opening Thursday June 6, 6pm

In their joint exhibition Personal and Political, Caroline Ambrus and Annette Schneider offer two distinct bodies of work exploring personal narratives with a political edge. Artist and Author, Caroline Ambrus – known for her work promoting social justice – re-tells the childhood classic, The Wizard of Oz, to create an immersive installation that investigates feminist, political, religious and economical interpretations within a contemporary backdrop. In contrast, Schneider is concerned about the state of our planet and the effects of climate change. Her large-scale paintings focus on the intransient nature of family and friendship in a rapidly changing and deteriorating world.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 6 June at 6pm.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
The exhibitions continue until Saturday 29 June 2019.

Artwork: Caroline Ambrus, Brave Girl (detail), Mixed media.


FUTURE FABLES 
Opening Thursday June 6, 6pm

Future Fables is an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Sian Watson. Referencing our shared vulnerability with nature in a shifting landscape, Watson fuses features of humans with animals exploring the moral roles that animals and humans might play into the future. Watson is the recipient of TAC’ s annual Sculpture in the Paddock exhibition award.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 6 June at 6pm.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
The exhibitions continue until Saturday 29 June 2019.

Artwork: Orange, Sian Watson. 2019

TICKETED EVENTS

MINI FESTIVAL OF CLASSICAL MUSIC 
Sunday 2 June: 3pm - 7pm
 

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon – listening to classical music as you sip on a glass of wine – and take in the sunset over beautiful Lake Tuggeranong.

Hear some of Canberra’s finest up and coming young musicians in the opening concert (3.30-4.30pm) followed by the main concert (5.00pm) featuring the celebrated New England Ensemble and guests performing a program of classical favourites including Saint-Saëns’ delightfully witty Carnival of the Animals. Pre-show entertainment and drinks in or lakeside venue from 2.30pm. 

Family, concession, under 12 years and adult tickets available online.
Program information and artists bios available on the TAC Website.


BUSH REFLECTIONS WITH CONSTANTINA BUSH
Friday 7 June, 7pm
 

Tuggeranong Arts Centre welcomes Australia’s premiere showgirl from the bush – the female alter-ego of award winning First Nations Australian artist Kamahi Djordon King – back for Bush Reflections.

This leggy babe from the Northern Territory returns to the Bush Capital to show Canberra who Australia’s real Queen is this Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Last year, Constantina Bush captivated local audiences with an intimate cabaret performance in Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Hunting Lodge. Looking divine in a sequined Aboriginal Flag, Constantina moved effortlessly between soaring vocal numbers and comedic, and sometimes crass, repartee. Now, she’s coming back. This time with a full-scale solo show in the TAC Theatre.

Making its debut in Canberra, ‘Bush Reflections,’ tells the life story of Australia’s premiere Indigenous showgirl as she journeys through the songs that have had the biggest impact on her, from childhood through to adult life. Bush Reflections is a night of song and storytelling reflecting Constantina’s comical life growing up in the bush, from 70’s disco to today’s Club music.

Tickets only $15 and $10 concession and available online.

WORKSHOPS

SOUTHSIDE SPOKEN WITH JACQUI MALINS (FREE)
4 - 26 June, 6pm - 8pm
 

Spoken word and performance poetry is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of literary self-expression and Canberra is fortunate to have a thriving and diverse spoken word and poetry scene centred in the city and Inner North.

To bring this dynamic art form further south of the Lake, poet, artist and community development worker Jacqui Malins will facilitate a series of spoken word poetry workshops for groups in both Tuggeranong and Woden. These workshops will culminate in a public showcase giving participants the chance to perform alongside established feature poets.

Tuggeranong Arts invites you to join Jacqui Malins for a series of FREE workshops in June.

WODEN WORKSHOPS:
Woden Youth Centre
6-8pm on Tuesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 June


TUGGERANONG WORKSHOPS:
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
6-8pm on Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 June


To register, call 02 6293 1443 or email info@tuggeranongarts.com

 

COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS
COME AND MEET THE NEW WODEN COMMUNITY ARTS OFFICER
Sunday May 26, 8am to 12pm
 

John Hart will be at the Southside Farmers Market on Sunday May 26, from 8am to 12pm and would love to hear from you to find out what kinds of arts and events programs you’d like to see happening in Woden and Weston Creek.

About Woden Arts

The Woden Community Arts Officer has been engaged by Tuggeranong Arts Centre to deliver a program of workshops, events, and pop-up activities in Woden and Weston Creek over the next three years.

The program will enrich existing creative activities in the region, and will provide new opportunities for residents to participate in the arts locally. Activities will be determined in collaboration with Woden and Weston Creek locals, and tailored to the interests of the community.

We encourage you to come along to the Southside Farmers Markets to meet John, have a chat and let us know what kinds of arts events you would like to see happening.

If you can’t make it to the market but would like to get in touch you can contact John on john.hart@tuggeranongarts.com or 02 6293 1443.

Artwork: Brian McNamara, T4 Autophage 2018. Mixed Media.

TUGGERANONG'S CHILDREN'S MUSICAL WITH MR TIM IS BACK!
Register your interest by Wednesday 5th June
 

After the award-winning success of Just like Clockwork in 2018, Tuggeranong Arts Centre and Tim & Nathalie Bevitt are once again joining forces to provide a unique opportunity for children aged 8-14 years to devise, produce and perform their very own musical!

From July-November 2019, over two extensive holiday workshops and on-going weekly sessions, this program will introduce 25 local children to the many aspects of musical theatre making and empower them to embrace their creativity and imagination.

The program will culminate in a two-performance season in the Tuggeranong Theatre in November. TAC is also exploring options for a 2-4 performance Canberra and region tour in late 2019 or early 2020 (dates and venues to be confirmed).

Designed to provide an affordable and accessible opportunity for young people from the Tuggeranong and surrounding regions, the associated costs are very low and negotiable to suit all families.

Get in touch with Tuggeranong Arts Centre today by emailing info@tuggeranongarts.com or calling 02 6293 1443 to register your child’s interest!

Registrations must be received by Wednesday 5th June and priority will be given to first time participants.

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