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Following sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017, Backsliders return for another night of high intensity blues on Saturday 14 April.
Another Day in Paradise and No Place Like Home also continue in April, with more free events presented as part of The Human Condition.
Image: Murray Foote.

BACKSLIDERS RETURN!

Saturday 14 April, 8pm

Tuggeranong Arts Centre is pleased to welcome back Backsliders for a third rocking year! ARIA Blues and Roots nominees and iTunes Australian Blues and Roots album of the year winners, Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for over 30 years.
The band has played with international touring acts such as Cedric Burnside Project, John Mooney, Roy Bookbinder, Christina Olsen, Del Rey, Steve James and toured nationally with blues legend, John Hammond.
Backsliders shows feature a varied and eclectic mix of 21st Century original blues as well as a number of versions of songs by artists as diverse as Robert Johnson, Dock Boggs and John Fogerty.


Tickets: $45

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Home Is Where The Heart Is
MURAL LAUNCH

Friday 6 April, 4pm

Join TAC and Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay MLA for the official launch of a new mural on the wall of the Arts Centre. Created by artists Matthew Peet (Mistery) and James Small (Smalls) working with local students, the new mural responds to the idea of ‘your place’, home and what it means to lose your home.

Artwork: (detail) Mistery, 50k crew.

The Human Condition
Literary Lounge: Reporting on Trauma
Thursday 5 April, 6pm

In this special Literary Lounge event, highly regarded social justice journalist Ginger Gorman discusses the importance of telling the stories of trauma survivors and giving voice to their experiences in conversation with Karen Middleton.
Free Event

Skin & Bone
Thursday 5 April, 6pm
Saturday 7 April, 3pm

Senior drama students from Orana Steiner School will perform their dramatic response to Another Day in Paradise in the gallery, in conversation with the artworks.
Free Event


Image: Myuran Sukumaran, Self-Portrait, Beneath the Shadow, 27 April 2015. Oil on canvas. Photo: Brenton McGeachie.

Poems for the Human Condition
Saturday 14 April, 3pm

Poetry reading in the gallery focussed on the stories of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, and themes of compassion, forgiveness and redemption.
Free Event

Youth Art Prizes
Word Portraits
Youth Writing Prize

Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to enter a self-portrait in words on an A4 sheet of paper. Prizes worth $250 kindly donated by Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong.
Entries close Friday 13 April, 5pm

DETAILS

My Human Condition
Art Award

Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to enter a self-portrait, in their preferred medium.
Thanks to our sponsor Aulich, first, second and third prizes (valued at $500, $300 and $100) will be awarded to the best entries from high school students (Years 7-10) and college students (Years 11 and 12).
Entries close Friday 18 May, 5pm
DETAILS

EXHIBITIONS
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

2 March - 29 April

Another Day in Paradise is a major exhibition by artist Myuran Sukumaran along with a series of artworks by leading Australian artists, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Khaled Sabsabi, and Matthew Sleeth, whose works respond to the death penalty and profile human rights.

Curated by Ben Quilty and Michael Dagostino, Another Day in Paradise was developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and first presented as part of Sydney Festival.

Image: Myuran Sukumaran, (detail) Self portrait, Time is Ticking, 25 April 2015. Oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm.

No Place Like Home
A preview of new works by Luke Cornish (ELK)

2 March - 29 April

Trailblazing stencil artist Luke Cornish's current practice is focused on the war ravaged streets of Syria, and the individuals caught in the conflict. More specifically, Cornish aims to put a human face to the effects of war, and to portray the hope and positivity which he encountered there.

Artwork: ELK, (detail) Dora En Aleppo, 2017.

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