That’s artwork and leisure: Portraits, ships and glass

That’s artwork and leisure: Portraits, ships and glass

CW brings you the most recent in arts and leisure information from across the Canberra area. Highlights this week: Winners of the Folks’s Alternative Awards for portrait prizes are introduced, and a documentary provides an intimate perception into the aftermath of China’s one-child coverage.


Bell Shakespeare’s 2023 Season

2023 marks 400years since Shakespeare’s First Folio. To rejoice the milestone, the Bell Shakespeare theatre firm will hit the stage with a recent retelling of two performs from the folio.

One among Shakespeare’s most beloved works, Macbeth opens the season in Sydney from 1 March. Logie Award winner Hazem Shammas stars as Macbeth within the manufacturing, taking the viewers again to the Nineteen Twenties, post-WWI. The story follows a journey of ethical collapse in a bleak time, as we uncover the darker aspect of humanity. The season hits the capital on 15-21 April at Canberra Theatre Centre.

The second work to be reimagined from the folio is a lighter one. The Twelfth Night time is a romantic comedy telling a narrative of unrequited loves, hidden identities, and exhibits us the way to discover the sunshine in darkish occasions. That includes music from ARIA award-winning recording artist Sarah Blasko, the present hits the stage at Canberra Theatre in mid-October subsequent yr.

To search out out extra in regards to the firm or upcoming productions, vist bellshakespeare.com.au


Perception into China’s one-child coverage

This month’s Stronger Than Fiction screening provides viewers an intimate understanding of what life was like for daughters being born on the top of China’s one-child coverage. Dendy will display the documentary on 16 and 21 October.

All About My Sisters dives into the psychological injury that comes with the alternatives made when restrictions on the variety of kids a household can have are in place, particularly when one gender is seen as extra fascinating.

Director Wang Qiong’s dad and mom had been determined for a boy; after they came upon they had been anticipating one other daughter, they made choices that proceed to hang-out the household. Filmed over the course of seven years, the documentary exhibits the fractured household with unwavering honesty and uncooked emotional element.

On the centre is Jin, the daughter who was deserted at start. Viewers hear the story of her start, a topic that the household has been avoiding for a few years, and study in regards to the toll it has taken on the household unit within the years since. The documentary highlights the common want to be cherished and to belong, with moments of vulnerability, heartbreak, and pleasure.

See All About My Sisters at Dendy, 16 and 21 October; strongerdocs.com


Sabine Desrondaux, Girl of Letters, 2021 by Tony Sowersby.

Folks’s portrait winners introduced

The Nationwide Portrait Gallery has introduced the winners of the 2022 Folks’s Alternative Awards for this yr’s prize season.

Taking house $10,000 in money and the title of 2022 Folks’s Alternative Award for the 2022 Darling Portrait Prize is Tony Sowersby together with his portrait Sabine Desrondaux, Girl of Letters 2021. The colorful picture captures Desrondaux at work on her postie bike; she was one of many few folks the artist interacted with all through the pandemic lockdowns. Sowersby says the work is a tribute to the braveness and dedication of all those that saved society going.

Luther Cora took out the Folks’s Alternative Award for the 2022 Nationwide Photographic Portrait Prize together with his portrait Flora and Fauna, Giara: White Cockatoo. The putting photograph is of the artist’s daughter, Giara, in a makeshift studio of their Gold Coast house, additionally captured throughout a lockdown. Cora, a Yugambeh/Bundalung man, says the picture displays his personal ideas about First Nation Folks, and if they’re ‘nonetheless classed as wildlife’.  Cora’s win additionally sees him awarded $5,000 in money.

Discover the portraits on the Nationwide Portrait Gallery till 9 October; portrait.gov.au


Color and lightweight on present

Canberra Glassworks showcases two exhibitions from 5 October: Consuelo Cavaniglia, and Hannah Gason’s Arranging Gentle.

Consuelo Cavaniglia’s eponymous exhibition has been developed by a residency held on the Glassworks all through 2022. Exploring handmade glass for the primary time, the artist has created the showcase in response to the ability’s Smokestack gallery. Sheets of colored glass float within the area to problem our understanding of area and sight by an immersive expertise.

Hannah Gason has been supported by artsACT in her latest exhibition that continues her sequence of works that discover using gentle, color, and sample. The Canberra-based artist has created varied wall and flooring works, utilizing many small flat tiles. By means of considerate association, every distinctive piece has been organized to create a way of depth on a floor that seems to be repeatedly in movement.

Immerse your self within the exhibitions at Canberra Glassworks till 27 November; canberraglassworks.com


Who owns your story?

ACT Hub and Chaika Theatre Firm current Donald Margulies’ Collected Tales at ACT Hub, Kingston, 27 October-12 November.

Margulies wrote Collected Tales after listening to a couple of real-life case of plagiarism {that a} outstanding poet took out in opposition to a novelist. He got here up with the thought to look at the lifetime of knowledgeable author and what occurs when one author shares their story with one other. Is the story then solely that of the primary author, or does it now belong to each?

The 2 feminine characters develop a robust bond as one mentors the opposite, with issues arising from shifting acclaim {and professional} standing. Performed by mom and daughter duo Karen and Natasha Vickery on this manufacturing, the play explores a battle between two ladies who love one another.

See the occasions unfold in Collected Tales at ACT Hub, Kingston, 27 October-12 November; acthub.com.au


Queanbeyan Gamers current HMS Pinafore at The Q, Queanbeyan, 14-23 October. Picture equipped.

Love docks at The Q  

Neighborhood theatre group Queanbeyan Gamers brings their third manufacturing for the yr to life at The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre on 14-23 October.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore or The Lass that Liked a Sailor, is a comedic opera that tells a story of affection on board a ship. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, has fallen in love with a seaman, one thing she needs to pursue; nonetheless, she is promised to a lord, one thing her father needs. The lord and his household come on board to make sure the engagement goes forward. From there, we see tales of affection transcending rank and standing.

The theatre group has been entertaining folks in our area for over 50 years, first forming in 1965. They’re proud to have members from all backgrounds, ages, and all ranges of expertise on board whereas delivering excellent musical productions.  

Leap on board HMS Pinafore at The Q, Queanbeyan, 14-23 October; theq.web.au

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