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In August, Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s Blood on the Dance Floor by Jacob Boehme. We also invite you to join us for the opening of three new art exhibitions: Macro Organic, Diverse Perspectives and Reclaimed Vintage and register for a free Instagram workshop or a free urban drawing workshop. 
Photo: Dorine Blaise (detail), 2015.

Saturday 24 August, 5pm & 8pm

We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.

Blood on the Dance Floor explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us.

A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.

Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.

Tickets $30 / $25 and available now online.

Photo: Dorine Blaise, 2015


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Thursday 1 August, 6pm 

Macro Organic is a group exhibition curated by Karena Keys, featuring Harry Boyd, Shannon Donahue, Melinda Heal, Elisabeth Kruger, Hayley Lander, Rosalind Lemoh, Clare Poppi, Chris Sutevski, Lia Tajcner.

Reflecting on contemporary society’s tendency to merge closer to technology and further from nature, the artists in Macro Organic are inspired by the organic matter that surrounds them. In their own way, each artist focuses on the natural world to reflect on beauty, perfection, imperfection, change, growth, fragility and the banal.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 1 August at 6pm.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
The exhibition continue until Saturday 31 August 2019.

Artwork: Clare Poppi Growing Brooch, 2017, Sterling Silver, soil, plant, 20x20x10mm, Faun Photography

Thursday 1 August, 6pm 

Diverse Perspectives, is an exhibition that highlights the photographic explorations of teenage photographer Josh Thurecht-Luckham.

In taking the photos for his debut exhibition, Josh said he wanted his audience to experience the “wow” factor as they viewed the beauty and diversity in the world around us, from many Diverse Perspectives.

From a macro photo of a bee’s wings, to the cheeky look of a meerkat through to the soaring structure of Shanghai Tower’s 632 metres, Josh says the exhibition reflects his personal exploration into new areas of photography, from both diverse perspectives and using diverse techniques.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 1 August at 6pm.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
The exhibition continue until Saturday 31 August 2019.

Artwork: Josh Thurecht-Luckham, Hong Kong Building, 2019, digital print

Thursday 1 August, 6pm 

A group exhibition by Tuggeranong Seniors.

This group of senior artists have been working with artists Blaide Lallemand, Carol Cooke, and Tony Steel creating work in ceramics, textiles, and collage.

Their powerful work tackling ageism, asks us to reconsider stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 1 August at 6pm.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
The exhibition continue until Saturday 31 August 2019.

Artwork: Carol Cooke, Ageism is the new Sexism, 2019, textiles.

Saturday 3rd August, 10am-12pm

Instagrammers Canberra (@igerscanberra) is hosting a free 'Introduction to Instagram' workshop, from 10am - 12pm on Saturday 3rd August.

Covering the basics of Instagram, this one day workshop is being held alongside the Reclaimed Vintage exhibition of work created by Tuggeranong seniors.

Workshop participants will have fun learning the basics of this social media tool while creating a mini Instagram campaign and sharing artwork and messages about growing older in the #LaterYearsLargerLives campaign.

The workshop is free and open to the public.
To register call 02 6293 1443 or email

Monday 19 August, 10 am - Noon

Urban sketching is the art of capturing the spirit of a location, indoors or out, by sketching from direct observation. These drawings tell the stories of the places we live or visit, and of the people we know or meet.

Leonie Andrews is an active member of the growing community of Urban Sketchers working across Canberra. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to work with Leonie to develop new observational drawing skills, working with watercolour pencils and water-brushes. 

This workshop is FREE, and all materials are provided. 
Bookings are essential! 
To register, call 02 6293 1443 or email

Artwork: Leonie Andrews, watercolour sketch of Margel Hinder sculpture, Woden Town Square 2019. .


Thursday 19 September, 7pm

Tuggeranong Arts Centre is delighted to present America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins and legendary Australian blues guitarist/vocalist, Dom Turner on Thursday 19th of September as part of their 2019 Australian tour.

This trans-pacific duo is a recent collaboration of old friends and if you love ‘the Blues’ and enjoyed TAC’s Backsliders and Turner Brown Band gigs, this show is a must!

Phil Wiggins toured the world for the best part of 35 years with the Piedmont Blues duo Cephas & Wiggins. Dom Turner has played and toured for the last 30 years with the legendary Australian blues band, Backsliders.

The Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner debut album ‘Owing the Devil a Day’s Work’ was released 27 February 2015 through Rocket Distribution (Australia) and through Itunes.

The ticket price of $35 also includes pre-show entertainment in the Lodge (and lakeside bar) with the Leisa Keen Trio from 7pm. 

For more information head over to the TAC website 

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Friday 13 September 2019, 8pm

Club Sandwich Comedy is bringing Sarah Gaul and Jacinta Gregory to headline in September!

Sarah and Jacinta are musical comedians based in Newcastle who have established themselves as exciting emerging comedic talents.

The evening also features supports from RAW Comedy National Finalists Edwin Tetlow and Tim Noon, local young musical comedian Ashy Kinsella and MC Chris Ryan.

Don’t miss it.

Book now for early bird discounts with Student tickets $8 and adult tickets $12 until 30 August, when tickets will be $10 and $15 online.

All  tickets at the door are $20. Students must present valid Student ID at the door on the night and those aged 15+ must be accompanied by a responsible adult

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Saturday 14th September

The best of short cinema from all over the world comes to Tuggeranong on Saturday 14th September.

Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) has earned a reputation for quality and respectability, and is recognised as one of Australia’s oldest and best film competitions.

Join us on Saturday 14th of September for a night of short films and live music with As Famous As the Moon.

Enjoy a drink in The Lodge ahead of an fast-paced action-packed program of fun, quirky and widely differing films from the following categories:

  • Canberra
  • National
  • International
  • Music Video
  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • 2 Minute
  • U18s/Schools
  • First Nations

This event normally sells out so be ready to book your tickets online for only $15 , when they go on sale from Tuesday 13 August.

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