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F O R F U RTH E R I N F O R M AT I O N D U R I N G Y O U A R E H E R E P L E A S E V I S I T O U R H Q ‘ S M I TH D I C K ’, LO C AT E D AT TH E C I V I C B U S I N T E R C H A N G E . YOUAREHERECANBERRA.COM.AU You Are Here is a Centenary of Canberra pilot program, supported by the ACT Government. You Are Here is proudly sponsored by Canberra CBD Limited. You Are Here has been conceived to enliven city spaces and promote awareness of local artists in the lead up to 2013. The material and performances that are a part of You Are Here express the views, opinions, concepts and ideas of these independent and emerging artists. Details correct at time of printing, please refer to website for changes and updates. You Are Here is a drug and alcohol free event, except in the case of events held in licensed venues. Designed by New Best Friend | newbestfriend.com.au Printed by Blue Star Group Limited. 100% Recycled. 100% post consumer waste.


D AV I D F I N N I G A N ROBYN ARCHER AO creative director There’s a strange myth that ‘nothing happens in Canberra’. It’s a city you need to dig into. It’s not in your face. But just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.You Are Here is the energy-ful and play-ful call which David Finnigan and his team of young fellowCanberrans have made of anyone who has not yet managed to discover the wealth of activity and enterprise in Canberra. There are lively spirits worth celebrating here, and in the midst of our URBANcITY this team points to the source. This publication is not just an event guide: it’s an invitation to discovery. Canberra remains as it did from its inception: a unique combination of regional, rural and urban. In as much as we respect this land’s history, from Aboriginal to pastoral to planned capital, as we move towards Canberra’s centenary in 2013, there must also be a focus on 21st century Canberra. The future of our city depends on all those young Canberrans who will pick up on the energy, ideas and resources already here, and shape that future. Their ability to re-imagine their city and apply their creative energies and enthusiasm to it is the key to another hundred years of innovation, imagination and success. I congratulate David, Yolande, New Best Friend and the many artists and volunteers who have put so much effort into the simple claim that You Are Here. Robyn Archer AO Creative Director Centenary of Canberra

Illustrative story: one night following rehearsal we got ______ in the city, and after playing the usual games ( ______ hot ______ four of us and sit warming our hands like ______ ), Muttley took it upon himself to teach us about (predictive text yr favourite nation’s capital) Cancerra.We climbed up City Hill and ______ Parliament House, the symbolic something of our nation. At the foot of the flagpole was ______ not empty, not full; ______ the used ______. PS. Thanks heaps to my mum and dad, you guys make it real.

yolande norris assistant producer “In every age someone, looking at Fedora as it was, imagined a way of making it the ideal city, but while he constructed his miniature model, Fedora was already no longer the same as before, and what had been until yesterday a possible future became only a toy in a glass globe.” Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities 1972

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image credits Cover image: Tess Stewart-Moore. Opposite page: Stella-Rae Zelnik. Robyn image: Rodger Cummins. David Image: pling. Sky images 11-20 March: Karmin Cooper.


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1. SMITHDICK 2. THE MALL, CITY WALK 3. MELBOURNE BUILDING LANEWAY 4. THE BALLY (IN FRONT OF THE MERRY-GO-ROUND) 5. GAREMA PLACE 6. BLUE OLIVE 7. SMITHS BOOKSHOP 8. RED HERRING 9. LONSDALE ST ROASTERS 10. CLUB X 11. CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE 12. STREET THEATRE 13. PHOENIX PUB 14. CRAFT ACT / CMAG 15. CLUBHOUSE 16. AKUNA STREET STAIRCASE Map illustrations by George Edwards.


H E R E A N D TH E R E A RT I ST S W E AT S H O P For the past year Canberra artists have really been stepping up to the plate in addressing the lack of suitable exhibition spaces for emerging artists in and around Canberra. A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

12–9PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

The Mall, City Walk

6 . 3 0 – 7. 3 0 P M

Theatre 1: How To Sex

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

Here and there is an artist run initiative begun by a group of current students and recent graduates from the ANU School of Art, who make use of non-traditional and temporary display spaces, such as living rooms and parks, to stage group exhibitions. The beauty of this initiative is that it not only provides temporary exhibition space for emerging artists, but also provides a more relaxed environment in which to show more experimental or unfinished work, encouraging artists to play with their ideas. For You Are Here, here and there will be taking over one of Civic’s vacant shop front spaces and transforming it into a sweatshop.That’s right, clocking in at 9am and sweating away until 5pm these emerging artists will be working for the most minimum wage – their love of art. ‘The Sweatshop’ will lay bare how artists work and in only one day each artist will (hopefully) create a masterpiece while you watch. Now who says art can’t be a massproduced commodity? Thursday March 10 to Saturday March 12 at The Mall, City Walk.


C L U B X EX H I B I T I O N stella-rae zelnik An exhibition of photographs by Canberra artist Stella-Rae Zelnik in the front window of Club X. Stella-Rae Zelnik is a recent graduate from the ANU School of Art and prolific photographer whose particular brand of documentary photography could be likened to Australian greats Rennie Ellis or Carol Jerrems. She is also active in the zine community, producing ‘We Are Not Obscene’ and more recently ’20 Dudes’.

Could this be the boringest, loneliest staircase in the city? Not anymore. Check in everyday throughout You Are Here as this lump of grey concrete is transformed into amazing eye candy courtesy of multi-talented artiste George Edwards. This hotbed of creativity is based at the stairs alongside Akuna St, nearby the old Electric Shadows. Navigate all routes through here for the next ten days. I don’t care if it makes you late. Thursday March 10 to Sunday March 20 at the Akuna Street staircase.

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action-packed street artist

“This magazine is just an excuse to photograph guys. I won’t lie.”

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G E O R G E E D WA R D S

As the zine title suggests, Zelnik’s recent work focuses on the male as subject, turning her lens towards young men within the Canberra community to create luscious black and white images that capture raw sexuality, candid personality and a certain je nais se qua. In her own words:

Thursday March 10 to Sunday March 20 at Club X Shop front, Northbourne Avenue.

HOW TO SEX Have you ever wanted to learn how to sex? In the opening double-bill of You Are Here’s theatre-stream. This March, two of Canberra’s most celebrated Canberran motivational speakers go back-to-back in serious theatre’s erotically-charged double-bill to TEACH YOU. Experience the wisdom, compassion and fistin-the-air empowerment as celebrated spiritual leaders Blind and Hadley cram a lifetime’s worth of sexual know-how into 50 exciting and informative minutes. Don’t get hung up, just get to Smiths and experience Hadley’s Be The DIY-Sex Change You Want To See In The World and serious theatre’s This Is Patient Zero: A Christian Guide To Intimate Sexuality. 6.30–7.30pm, Smiths Alternative Bookshop.

image credits Opposite page: Poppy Malik. Far left: George Edwards. Left: Stella-Rae Zelnik.


TH E L A ST P R O M A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

9AM–5PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

The Mall, City Walk

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

4-5:30PM

Urban Theatre Projects Artist Talk

SmithDick

6.30-8PM

Theatre 2: Mashing-Up Plays

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

6.30-10PM

Dinner At Our Place: Slow Food Banquet

Garema Place

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8 . 3 0 9.30PM Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

9-11PM

The Last Prom

SmithDick

March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted by a zombie plague, meteor collision, flu epidemic, alien invasion and the second coming of Jesus all at once! There were break-ups. Make-ups. Extinction-level tidal waves. Jesus took a bet from his jock friends that he could make-over the geeky Satan into the Prom Queen. And the whole night culminated in a performance by THE LAST PROM, the only high school dance band that features the Antichrist and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in its line-up! The Last Prom is the opening night party for You Are Here. Come along and enjoy a disorienting night of bands, DJs, girls crying over boys and boys fighting over girls. Make sure you dress the part, Prom Night theme, Apocalypse theme or a brilliant melding of both! Be mindful, the party will be ending at 11pm sharp due to the End of All Things. You will have 2 hours and 2 hours only to party like your last chance! 9–11pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.


M A S H I N G - U P P L AY S A triple-bill, dammit! The float-like-a butterfly-sting-like-a-bee miracle of Jess Bellamy’s Celebrity Healing, the better-than the-best-medicine-you-ever-had-before rejuvenation of Hadley’s Be The Do-ItYourself Sex Change You Want To See In The World, and the straight-up-headlightsthrough-the-fog finality of Ira Gamerman’s Dated (A Cautionary Tale for Facebook Users) – finely spliced together by the eagleon-the turntables skill of You Are Here, then upturned in a bookshop! And not just any bookshop – Smiths Alternative Bookshop.

Sexy Urban Design Team… Canberra will be setting up camp in the SmithDick building (You Are Here HQ) for the duration of You Are Here and will be operational for several hours each day. Outside of operational hours, the model will still be available for viewing and application forms can still be lodged. Friday March 11 to Sunday March 20 at SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

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Applespiel is excited. Their very first big project, Sexy Urban Design Team…Erskineville is being reworked and presented for You Are Here as Sexy New Urban Design Team…Canberra!! There will be lots more craft building, pipecleaner trees and paper cuts in the next month as they prepare for You Are Here and build a mini version of the Canberra CBD. Just like with the Erskineville project, you can come in and propose developments to the Canberra CBD strip – whether it is a change to infrastructure, a proposal to repaint a certain building, add a new public service, an art space, outlaw gravity, build a giant bubble machine, eradicate pigeons or overrun the street with them. It’s up to you – all reasonable requests will be turned into cardboard reality.

A period piece set during the giddy heights of Facebook-mania in 2008, Dated captures the unique combination of exultation and panic that emerges when relationships and social networking mix.

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S EX Y U R BA N D E S I G N T E A M

Award-winning playwright/performer Ira Gamerman hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Ira’s plays have been produced throughout the United States by companies in Chicago, New York, Washington DC and Ohio. In 2011, Ira won the JFK Legacy Award from the Kennedy Center, and he is now travelling to Australia to present his solo show Dated (A Cautionary Tale for Facebook Users) as part of You Are Here.

6.30–8pm, Smiths Alternative Bookshop.

image credits Opposite page: Alex Orme.


C A R PA R K F E ST I VA L A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

9AM–5PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

The Mall, City Walk

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

12-4PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

12-8PM

Carpark Festival

Melbourne Building

3.30-5PM

Theatre 3: Pub Crawl

PJ O’Reillys Pub, Melbourne Building

6-8PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop showing

The Mall, City Walk

8-10PM

Traverse Poetry Showcase

SmithDick

Walk away from the city. Escape the bus interchange, cross Northbourne Avenue and turn left. You Are Here, in a laneway café. Under the spreading branches, amidst the sounds of progressive musicians, people sit on milk crates listening to music, playing chess, eating, drinking and talking. You Are Here’s Carpark Festival is a one-day free festival of music and art taking place in and around the Melbourne Building. From noon until sunset on Saturday 12 March, the Melbourne Building laneway will host an extraordinary eight-hour music showcase curated by the Electric Lake Festival and uniVibes society. In and around this eight-hour concert will be a host of activities, performances and events by a range of Canberran artists and retailers. Take part in this free day of music and live art as artists and businesses join forces to change the flavour of Canberra. With food, drink, market stalls, performances and ephemeral art offered by retailers including Smiths Alternative Bookshop, La Posada, PJ O’Reilly’s and the Blue Olive, the Carpark Festival is a unique collaboration between Canberra’s arts and retail sector. Come for free, rock on your crate, play board games, share a pizza, buy a coffee or a beer, observe the creation of an original artwork, relax on a couch for a theatre performance, experience the unique mix of bands and DJs in the music showcase, and take a different look at the city you live in. 12–8pm, Odgers Laneway, Melbourne Building. Please note there is no BYO alcohol for this event.


“The writers and spoken word artists of Traverse Poetry are the only thing preventing Canberra from sinking back into the clay.”

TH E AT R E 3 : P U B C R A W L A theatre triple-bill featuring Jess Bellamy’s Celebrity Healing, Hadley’s Be The Do-ItYourself Sex Change You Want To See In The World, and Freshly Ground Theatre’s My Brain Made Me Do It, the latest from writer/performer Sam Floyd.

Poetry is the art form that lifts us above the monstrous depredations of our baser instincts. In a very real sense, the writers and spoken word artists of Traverse Poetry are the only thing preventing Canberra from sinking back into the clay. Now, in a fiercely beautiful meeting between good and evil, the white-hot stars of the Traverse constellation are joined by Ira Gamerman (USA), Jess Bellamy (Syd) and Claire Reilly (Syd) to scoop out the remaining hope at the bottom of Pandora’s Box and serve it to you on elegant word-crackers.

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L I T E R A L LY TH E O N LY TH I N G TH AT ST I L L M AT T E R S : T R AV E R S E P O E T RY

Remember that cold shiver of solidarity when Britney bashed a car with an umbrella? The non-sexual thrill of Lindsay’s boob sneaking its way out of her dress once more? Celebrities live to give, and we live to suck the juicy marrow of ‘hot news’ from their open emotion-sores. Something beautiful must come out of all of this. Something real, and personal, and something uber high in protein. Sydney writer/performer Jess Bellamy’s Celebrity Healing is both performance and gift; an act of kindness offered to those in the spotlight who might have lost their way. Join Jess as she guides Hollywood’s fallen stars out of the maze of drugs and heartbreak and into the warm light of self-control. 3.30–5pm, PJ O’Reillys Pub, Melbourne Building.

A select few will be given private performances with your choice of performer: be there early to secure your poet. FREE like you believed words should be when you were more idealistic and less jaded. Do you want to believe? For the first and only time in your life, You Are Here and Traverse Poetry offer you something worth believing in. 8–10pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

image credits Opposite page: Holly Orkin. Left: Ryhs Graham.


canberra bike round-up Bicycles. You love them. They’re the past, the future and the present, what with their wheels and forks and spokes and chains, from untouched specimen to mud-crusted corrosive death machine. You’ve got four bikes in the carport, two frames in the shed and one shiny beastie that has the honour of living in your bedroom. A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

12-9PM

Luke Chiswell Pop-up Shop

The Mall, City Walk

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

3-5PM

Canberra Bike Round-Up

Garema Place

Some days you hurtle down the mountains, others you fling yourself over jumps that took all Summer to dig. In the mornings you head out on the road to race the climbing sun to the border and back; by night you’re giving dinks home from the pub. Sometimes you just wanna cruise into town, catch up with friends, see what everyone else is riding and where two wheels will take you next. Today is one of those days. Bring your most excellent ride – it’s time to show off. Canberra is one of the bike capitals of the world, encompassing all aspects of bike culture. On Sunday March 13 these various bike loving networks converge on Canberra’s CBD to show off their pride and joy. Townies, road bikes, fixed gear, single speed, bmx, mountain, vintage and more meet at the Garema Place chess pit in a mobile spectacle that demonstrates just how many folk are doing amazing things with bikes in the ‘Berra. 3–5pm, Garema Place Chess Pit, Civic.


“Sometimes you just wanna cruise into town, catch up with friends, see what everyone else is riding and where two wheels will take you next.”

A RT - I S - A N B R E A D Who does not like BREAD? The question, though, is just HOW MUCH? What are you willing to trade for a loaf of fresh sourdough, that in other situations would sell for ten bucks a kilo. BREAD that is part craft part art. Robert Guth’s Art-Is-An BREAD gives you the opportunity to swap your “STUFF” for BREAD. Bring whatever you think a loaf of bread is worth down to SmithDick and swap it. It’s up to you; a toaster, tea cup, an old TV, maybe even a piece of art. We won’t question your sense of value; if you say it’s worth BREAD then it’s worth BREAD.

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1pm ‘til the day’s bake is swapped, 12–19 March, SmithDick.

LUKE CHISWELL Luuk is the name under which Canberra’s own Luke Chiswell produces his eponymous screen printed artwork. Originally based out of Collector, Chiswell stocks his range of tshirts – including the infamous ‘longface’ – in boutiques both in Canberra and interstate, with corresponding stickers and paste-ups seen on street corners most everywhere. For You Are Here Chiswell takes over The Mall to present a pop-up shop and exhibition of his most recent wares and artwork for your viewing and purchasing pleasure, also featuring some pieces from his spin off collection: At The End of The Day. 12–9pm Sunday 13 March and 12–5pm Monday 14 March, The Mall, City Walk.

image credits Opposite page: Joe Brock. Far left top: Stella-Rae Zelnik. Left: Rykie Hill-Wright.


R O L L E R D E R B Y R A L LY

A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

12-9PM

Luke Chiswell Pop-up Shop

The Mall, City Walk

12-2PM

Roller Derby Rally

City Walk

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

3-6PM

BYO Exhibition

SmithDick

6-9PM

Overhead Projector Jam

SmithDick

Girls on skates in tiny shorts, with pun-filled names to make you grin (Bambi von Smash’er, Dr Hell, Cherry Axe Wound are just a few examples), skating so fast it will make your head spin and knocking each other down for the chance to win a bout while the crowd goes insane. This is Roller Derby. And you’ll be hooked from the first moment. The Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) was established in 2008 by complete derby novices and has quickly expanded to become a league of four teams with a fan base of thousands. Canberra’s rep team, the Vice City Rollers, has become a real force to be reckoned with after smashing Sydney recently at the AIS Arena and you have the chance to see them do it all over again. This time Victoria better watch out as CRDL and VRDL do battle on March 19. Tickets will be on sale at You Are Here, where you can see derby demonstrations, meet the players and grab yourself some merch before the bout. If you haven’t yet witnessed the spectacle that is Roller Derby, this is your chance! 12–2pm, City Walk.


“Euphoria is a time and place, not a state of mind.”

B Y O EX H I B I T I O N Art shows are for pretentious folk who only ever get to have an exhibition because of who they know not what they do, right? Yeah okay, most of the time, but You Are Here refuses to subscribe to this hogwash of exclusivity, and we want you to be a part of our art show. Yeah you! So put your money where you mouth is (actually take it out again, you don’t even need money – put it away).

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Here’s the deal: you’ve got the art, we’ve got the space. So come on down to SmithDick, You Are Here HQ and we’ll show your art in our space. Genius! 3–6pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

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OVERHEAD P R O J E CTO R J A M Euphoria is a time and place, not a state of mind. The time is 6-9pm Monday evening, the place is SmithDick and the occasion is an Overhead Projector Jam, just like in the movies. The movies, that’s right! I don’t know, one with Grace Kelly probably. With an array of overhead projectors pointed at every available surface, this hands-on event offers you the opportunity to try yourself out as a shadow puppeteer, animator or lo-fi VJ. Experiment and play with our selection of creative toys (or bring your own), or just sit back, relax and listen to the live sound track of blissedout ambience by artists including DJ Volume and Finnigan and Brother. This free-for-all evening of light and sound is the relaxed, creative playspace you have been longing for all year. 6 –9pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

image credits Opposite page: Erin Pittard. Far left: Holly Orkin. Left: Kim Lee.


image credits Opposite page: Rykie Hill-Wright. Opposite page circle: Stella-Rae Zelnik. This page: George Edwards.


L E E G R A N T : B E LC O P R I D E A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

1PM-2PM

Close Listening Concert

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

5-6.30PM

Theatre 4: Roasters After Hours Barrage

Lonsdale St. Roasters, Braddon

6-8PM

Exhibition Opening Lee Grant: Belco Pride

The Mall, City Walk

8-9PM

Theatre 5: After Dinner Theatre

SmithDick

Where has Lee Grant been all our lives? Oh wait, right under our noses. Grant is one of the city’s best kept secrets, being a highly regarded member of the Australian photography community who can often be found capturing lesser-seen sides of Canberra through the lens. At Grant’s hand the latent beauty of our seemingly inconsequential surroundings is exposed, the collected images telling uncomfortable truths about the world and city we inhabit and think we know. Grant’s recent series Belco Pride will be very close to home for Canberrans – an amazing body of work inspired by the fervent home turf loyalty of our sprawling populace’s outer suburbs. A direct but objective window onto places and faces at our own front door.You Are Here is excited to be able to present a selection from Belco Pride on exhibition at The Mall. Opening 6–8pm Tuesday 15 March. Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 March, The Mall, City Walk.


The only way to find out is to come along to Roasters After-Hours Barrage, taking place as part of You Are Here on Tuesday 15 March. See the cream of Canberra’s tween icons bring life to the pantheon of Disney classics, from the Little Mermaid to Camp Rock. Watch Canberra’s answer to the Jonas Brothers: Blind and Hadley, joined by American heartthrob and real-life inspiration for the character of Lizzie Maguire: Baltimore’s Ira Gamerman, as they deliver one glorious, passionate ode to the timeless magic of Walt Disney. In 90 fiery minutes, the trio that Elton John once described as ‘enough to make kings and vagabonds, believe the something something, and can you feel the love tonight? It is where you are,’ will perform all of Disney’s back-catalogue, live. That’s what we’re offering here. Free, by the way. Insincere bollocks? Well, one can’t help but notice that Disney has yet to produce The Antelope King.

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5–6.30pm, Lonsdale St. Roasters, 3/7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

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A F T E R - D I N N E R TH E AT R E The perfect conclusion to a pleasant evening meal, this double-bill theatre-show includes The Landlords’ Bringing Some Gum To A Knife Fight.

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Forests have fires, Hell has pointy-tailed devils and Braddon has Roasters Cafe. It’s not an exact analogy, but it conveys something of the deep and necessary part in the ACT ecosystem that Roasters has come to play in the what, five weeks? Since it opened. As the older lion explained to the younger lion at some point during the Lion King, ‘We eat the antelope. But then when we die, our carcasses nourish the soil, producing the grass which feeds the antelope.’* Then the baboon/Elton John sings a song about the Circle of Life. And in the circle/ web of interdependencies that makes up the suburb Braddon, are you predator? Prey? Rowan Atkinson sucking it up as an uptight Toucan in order to pay off the mortgage on his new house?

The time has come, children of Tuvalu! Mother Nature has shot her wad, and your quaint villages and primitive culture will be the first to go! But never fear – your mighty friend Australia™ has sent forth a crack team of Scientists on a mission to teach you all about “extinction”, and to help you see your non-essential lives through to their very last breath with a small degree of dignity.

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R O A ST E R S A F T E R - H O U R S BA R R A G E

“At Grant’s hand the latent beauty of our seemingly inconsequential surroundings is exposed, the collected images telling uncomfortable truths about the world we inhabit and think we know.”

Be not afraid! You can go quietly in to that dark night! Because as you’ll soon find out, sometimes being extinct is TOTALLY SUPER AWESOME! 8–9pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

image credits Opposite page: Lee Grant. Far left: pling & Gillian Schwab.


TH E AT R E 6 : B R AV E N E W E V E RY TH I N G A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

12-6PM

Exhibition Lee Grant: Belco Pride

The Mall, City Walk

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

1-2PM

Close Listening Concert

SmithDick

7-8PM

Theatre 6: Brave New Everything

SmithDick

7. 3 0 - 1 1 . 3 0 P M

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!

The Phoenix Pub

Our planet is dying, our civilisation doomed.You can resist, complain, resign yourself to the inevitable, or you can come to Brave New Everything: a double-bill of theatre shows to farewell the old world and welcome in the new. Featuring Tom Doig’s Selling Ice to the Remains of the Eskimos and The Landlords’ Bringing Some Gum To A Knife Fight. WARNING: contains ice. Welcome – to the future. Or the recent past. Climate change is occurring at alarming, unprecedented rates. Actually, everything is fine, not sure what you’re talking about. Sea levels have risen seventy-five metres, covering all but the tip of the Sydney Opera House. No they haven’t. The internet is a thing of the past; people can only communicate by Chinese Whispers … these are those whispers. No, they’re not. Meet depressed Inuits, evil scientists, scheming real estate dolphins, bloodthirsty cartoon bears, lonely pig-faced dinosaurs and one confused but very enthusiastic performer. In 43 hot, wet and crowded minutes, Tom Doig will fight his way through the methanestinking quagmire of climate change science, politics and psychology, wrestling with sceptics, statistics and his own bad habits. Did I mention the spandex bodysuit? Selling Ice to the Remains of the Eskimos is part theatre show, part brainstorm-in-ateacup, and part intimate storytelling session. It is a number of incomplete answers to the same curly question: How can we imagine the unimaginable? 7– 8pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.


“A monthly mix of poetry and chaos in roughly equal proportions.”

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Close-Listening, a five part concert series of lunchtime chamber concerts, focuses on the idea of the musician as interpreter.The series explores the realms of spontaneous sound making, calling for intuition and group interplay through the use of graphic scores, and new methods of conducting.

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There is an old proverb: “Man makes plans, God laughs.The composer makes plans, music laughs” (Morton Feldman).

7.30–11.30pm, The Phoenix Pub.

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BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Is a Poetry Slam. That means BAD!SLAM! Gives you five judges, two minutes, a microphone, a stage and an audience so you can take to the stage and SLAM your words at everyone in the Pub AND BE JUDGED. YES, your words. Be they haiku about your coffee, senryu on the winsome postman, hip hop to your mum, a sonnet about your Ventolin, or the shopping list from last night that includes how much you hate the neighbour’s dog, YOU HAVE THE STAGE FOR TWO MINUTES. And why would you do this? FOR GLORY OF COURSE, but also for prizes, THAT’S RIGHT — FOR PRIZES!

Curated by composer and musician Austin Buckett, the series involves unconventionally scored improv orchestras, solo performances and ensembles reflecting punk, jazz and contemporary classical aesthetics. Concert #1: 1-2pm Tuesday 15 March Concert #2: 1-2pm Wednesday 16 March Concert #3: 1-2pm Thursday 17 March Concert #4: 1-2pm Friday 18 March SmithDick, Civic Interchange. Concert #5: Stuttershine, 3-5pm Saturday 19 March The Street Theatre, Childers Street.

image credits Opposite page: Max Milne.


A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

12-6PM

Exhibition Lee Grant: Belco Pride

The Mall, City Walk

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

1-2PM

Close Listening Concert

SmithDick

6-7PM

Theatre 7: Brave Braver Bravest SmithDick

6–8PM

Panel discussion –Talking Art Precincts

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre

6-9PM

Bally Artist Jam

The Bally, City Walk

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8 . 3 0 9.30PM Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

7. 3 0 - 1 1 P M

New Young Canberra Showcase

SmithDick

9-10PM

Theatre 8: Bluey

The Bally, City Walk

TH E BA L LY A RT I ST J A M Okay for this one we’re not asking you to do anything, per se. Like, come to a venue and watch a free show – we’re not trying to heap that on you. Don’t sweat it; all you need to do is exist in Civic on Thursday 17 March between 6–10pm and this one will find you. Unless you’ve got some wild unpredictable plans up your sleeve, you have to exist on Thursday 17 March – why not exist in Civic for a couple of hours that evening? Why, what’s the draw? Well okay, I’ll explain. The story is that the Bally – yeah, the Bally – is opening shop at 6pm that night. Doesn’t mean naught to you? Well the Bally is a portable circus tent owned and operated by the charming Highwire Events. It’s sorta like a smaller, sexier Spiegeltent, except free. Anyway, Highwire’s setting it up in Petrie Plaza in front of the Merry-Go-Round (like yes, that one) from Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 March, and it’s opening tonight. And we want chumps to roll by, drop past and pay their respects. Introduce yourself. Get some love, give some love. Join the Bally community which is going to swell up around the tent for three days like a gathering of bronze age tribes for the funeral of a king. Be part of that.Yeah. So what’s on? Well this evening, for your luxury entertainment, the displaced peoples of the Gadjo Family will be breaking it down with all kinds of unforgettable circus stylings, AND going head-to-head with wrestling demos by a cadre of martial artists. Wrestlers vs Acrobats? Have the stars finally aligned in your favour? Damn right. The Gadjo Family performance troupe is based around the concept of a traditional travelling gypsy vaudeville family, who turn up in town, set up camp, and earn a living by performing.With amazing performances featuring a combination of acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, sideshow stunts, live music, storytelling, puppetry, dance and more, these performers create shows that are highly unique and compete on the world stage. But even when they are not performing, they live at the campsite, interacting with patrons, even inviting audience members in for a bite to eat, or to share a story around the campfire. The Gadjo Family are truly a piece of interactive installation performance like nothing that exists anywhere in Australia. 6–10pm, The Bally, City Walk, in front of the Merry-Go-Round.


Talking art precincts Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in partnership with Canberra Contemporary Art Space presents Talking art precincts. The evening will present lively unfettered discussions examining the influence of art precincts and hubs on the cityscape and city dwellers. 6–8pm, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Civic Square, Canberra.

NEW YOUNG CANBERRA SHOWCASE Following an invitation from You Are Here, hellosQuare recordings is proud to present NEW YOUNG CANBERRA – an evening of performances from four of Canberra’s most intriguing musicians and sound artists. As one of Australia’s finest labels specialising in experimental electronic and left-field rock music today, hellosQuare has worked with many local artists throughout over the last five years of organizing shows and releasing records. Curated by label head Shoeb Ahmad, the showcase features four of their local favourites, from the free’n’roll of Spartak to the tight tension of Kasha with the unique tones of Reuben Ingall and Orbits to take us through an audio sensory explosion.

THURS

7.30–11pm, SmithDick, Civic Interchange.

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TH E AT R E 8 : B L U E Y Phil Spencer’s solo show Bluey is a poignant and revealing story of family and political conflict, inventively realised through a mixture of standup comedy, thrash metal and a monkey puppet called Alfred. Bluey re-imagines the absurd but true stories of Phil’s father: an RAF sergeant who served in Iraq in 2003. With the help of a three-foot chimp Spencer stages his father’s shocking and humorous tales from a summer spent in Basra. Phil Spencer is a writer/performer and Associate Artistic Director of Sydney’s Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company. 9–10pm, The Bally, City Walk, in front of the Merry-Go-Round.


12-8PM

Re-loved Design Hub

The Mall, City Walk

12.30-2PM Quiet Riot

The Bally, City Walk

5-7PM

Nathalie Natiembé

The Street Theatre

7-8PM

Celebration of the Centenary of International Women’s Day

The Bally, City Walk

7-10PM

Lights! Canberra! Action! Film Screening

Garema Place

7-8PM

Theatre 9: Here Comes The Sun (There Goes The Earth)

SmithDick

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8.30-9.30PM

Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

8-9PM

The Gadjo Family Adults Show

The Bally, City Walk

8-10PM Blast!

Canberra Theatre

8PM-11PM

ACT Comedy Showcase

The Red Herring Cafe

9-9.30PM

Six Billion Love

The Bally, City Walk

9.30-10.30PM

Theatre 10: Selling Ice to the Remains of the Eskimos

The Bally, City Walk More events on this day, refer to full program.

LIGHTS! LIGHTS! LIGHTS! It is time to blind your wretched eyes with more glorious lights than you ever previously laid eyes upon! Consider this: a three hour street party featuring righteous hiphop by MCs Omar Musa, Lesson MC, Marksman (Perth) and Kodak, savagely book-ended by better-than-you-deserve DJs Alistair, Black Samurai and Aeon! Is it Christmas? What’s going on? Why is everything okay all of a sudden? Well it’s not, and it won’t be, and tomorrow you’ll wake up back in the bleary misery that is your everyday life. Nothing will be gained in the long run by coming to this spectacular free gig in Civic except a brief cessation of the unending pain that hounds you every waking hour. But tonight, well, you’re here, and we’re going to raise you up to the lights and let the great glowing spirit above the chess pit run its eyes and tongue all over you. Artists include Omar Musa, Marksman (Perth) + Kodak, DJ Alistair (Syd), Black Samurai (Melb) and Aeon. 10pm–1am, Garema Place, Civic.


BLUEBIRD Choreographed and performed by Liz Lea, Bluebird is a celebration of woman, from Baroque to Bharata Natym and beyond, floating in a sea of electric blue silk… 6.30–7pm, The Bally, Petrie Plaza, City Walk Canberra.

An explosion of words, sound and energy, BLAST will be a night of big voices and big ideas. Think poetry is boring? BLAST will change this. A mixture of hip-hop, acting, poetry and stand up comedy – slam and spoken word poetry has taken Australia and the world by storm. With a group comprising internationally recognised slam poets, comedians, a DJ and a beatboxer, words will jump off the page and straight onto the stage in BLAST. Stories both personal and political, funny and profound, will be told with gusto on a night of beats and flows. 5– 6.30pm and 9 –10.30pm, Canberra Theatre, Civic Square.

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the australian

B L A ST !

This is a ticketed event: contact canberratheatrecentre.com.au for tickets and information.

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“An exotic creature whose only goal is to mesmerise, which she does”

I N T E R N AT I O N A L WO M E N ’ S D AY D A N C E SHOWCASE Featuring Canberra Dance Theatre Artists: Hilal, Quake and Hush Gypsy, with special guests Blonde Ambition. Canberra Dance Theatre invites you to join them for a celebration of the Centenary of International Women’s Day. Indulging in the female, with a Burlesque feel, Madam Lou will lead you through a feast of fabulous performers, the Hush Gypsy, bounteous Belly dancers, the touch of contact and the serenity of Hilal. Come one and all to laugh, love and warm the heart on feminine tales… 7 – 8pm, The Bally, Petrie Plaza, City Walk Canberra.

image credits Opposite page: Holly Orkin. Far left: Lara Platman.


A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

F R I E N D LY F I R E

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

9AM-5PM

Re-loved Design Hub

The Mall, City Walk

10-11AM

The Gadjo Family Kids Show

The Bally, City Walk

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

3-5PM

Stuttershine

The Street Theatre foyer

6.30-8.00PM

Theatre 11: School Is Out

SmithDick

6:30-7:30PM

The Gadjo Family Adults Show

The Bally, City Walk

7:30-8:30PM

Six Billion Love

The Bally, City Walk

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8 . 3 0 9.30PM Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

8.30PM-12AM FriendlyFire

Petrie Plaza

(aka CeaseFire, GroundFire, LameFire, SmallpoxFire, UnfortunateFlux, DumbFire, FridgeFire, MisFire, SkyHigher) This is how it goes: you’re from Canberra, you love Skyfire.You love it, you pine for it, you behave towards it like the chick from Twilight behaves towards one or more of the variously hunky supernatural sexual predators that skulk around her. We get it, we love Skyfire too. If it was timed better, Skyfire would be our date to the PROM. Don’t talk to us about how much you love Skyfire, we have the frequency of the associated FM radio station tattooed across our intimates. Not that it’s a competition, just don’t come like your love for Skyfire could possibly be beyond our ken. But what if, despite how much you passionately love Skyfire, you’re not going to be one of the 180,000 attendants this year? What if, even though you can’t think of anywhere you’d rather be, you’re just frankly not gonna be there? Maybe you don’t have a car, maybe you don’t have the petrol, maybe you just can’t be bothered; whatever the reason, Saturday 19 March just won’t see you and Skyfire together in the same place.What then? Why in that case, come hang with us at FriendlyFire! FriendlyFire is what happens when you compact all the energy, enthusiasm and party vibes of 180,000 Canberran weekenders into 175 square metres behind the Merry-GoRound in Petrie Plaza, and remove the fireworks. DJ’s will be taking the aforementioned FM104.7 simulcast and throwing it back in your faces in fits of aggrandising assault. By remixing, chopping and screwing the airwaves, they’ll take your love of fireworks and turn it into a love of passionate dancing. Passion! Like the Baz Luhrmann film version of Romeo and Juliet but without the street violence and no Leonardo diCaprio! If you’re hungry for the best the city – nay, planet – has to offer, come to Petrie Plaza between 8.30pm – midnight on Saturday 19 March. Witness superb contemporary dancers bust out the most glorious dancing since the invention of movement! Experience Dead DJ Joke, Black Samurai and DJ Volume bypass any sense of decorum and wire their blistering street-beats directly into your pants! Detonate the Fireworks in your Heart! This is For Real, and you have to understand how seriously we want you there with us! Artists include Dead DJ Joke, Transmissions, Black Samurai. 8.30pm–12am Petrie Plaza, behind the Merry-Go-Round.


“Detonate the Fireworks in your Heart!”

S I X B I L L I O N LO V E You Are Here presents the sell out show from The National Multicultural Festival Fringe 2009. The number 6,677,563,921 ticks forwards and backwards everyday with births and deaths on the planet occurring even as you read this.We are one of the Six Billion and something people – your presence is noted on the world population counter but what makes you so special? What can you give? SIX BILLION LOVE is intimate physical theatre performed by members of CanberraYouth Theatre, conceived by Pip Buining and created by multi award winning director Chenoeh Miller of Little Dove Theatre Art.

The finale event in You Are Here’s theatre stream: School Is Out busts open the doors and lets you out into the fresh air. Yes, you need to party all winter long! And yes, we’re kicking you off with a triple-bill showcase of Jay Sullivan’s Comic in Space, Phil Spencer’s Bluey and Freshly Ground Theatre’s My Brain Made Me Do It.Yes? Yes. Freshly Ground Theatre presents a Ritalinfuelled barrage of short plays by writer/performer Sam Floyd: Pleading Insanity, The Tiger Woods Defence (or Sorry Doesn’t Un**** Leisel Tailor), and ADHD? He’s just a little ****. Join a self diagnosed sex addict, a poorly behaved eight year old and the criminally insane on a journey to self awareness... What would you do if you were the last human alive? Jay Sullivan would finally get around to writing jokes; now all he needs is an audience... With his new show Comic In Space, ACT comedian Jay Sullivan scientifically and carefully tests the speed of laughter. 6.30–7.30pm, SmithDick, City Interchange.

TH E G A D J O FA M I LY The Gadjo Family performance troupe is based around the concept of a traditional travelling gypsy vaudeville family, who turn up in town, set up camp, and earn a living by performing. With amazing performances featuring a combination of acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, sideshow stunts, live music, storytelling, puppetry, dance and more, these performers create shows that are highly unique and compete on the world stage. But even when they are not performing, they live at the campsite, interacting with patrons, even inviting audience members in for a bite to eat, or to share a story around the campfire. The Gadjo Family are truly a piece of interactive installation performance like nothing that exists anywhere in Australia. Kids show 10–11am, adults show 7:30–8:30pm, The Bally, City Walk, in front of the Merry-Go-Round.

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TH E AT R E 1 1 : SCHOOL IS OUT

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9–9.30pm Friday 18, 7.30–8.30pm Saturday 19 March. The Bally, City Walk, in front of the Merry-Go-Round.


R E - LO V E D C R E AT I O N S DESIGN HUB Re-Loved Creations is a not for profit, co-operative venture started in 2009 by mother and daughter team Hanny and Lee Dewar. Both of whom love to reuse, reinvent and recycle secondhand clothing to create beautiful vintage inspired fashions. A L L D AY

As a co-operative, Re-Loved works with local designers who believe in the importance of sustainable fashion and create collections from primarily recycled or re-purposed materials.

Akuna St stairs

For You Are Here, Re-Loved will be taking over a vacant shop front and transforming it into a fashion mecca.The space will be used as a studio throughout You Are Here, where designers will create and sell new garments in a co-operative pop-up shop. Designers participating in the event include; Lisa Barrett, Tamara Russell and Hanny Dewar’s own label, Hanny-d Creations. Under the label Tango & James, Lisa produces accessories, clothing and even furniture updated with her own fabric designs. Tamara Russell is a textile artist who uses recycled materials and free needle machine embroidery to create painterly textile designs.

George Edwards staircase mural

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

10AM-4PM Re-loved Design Hub

The Mall, City Walk

12–3PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

2-4PM

Re-loved Design Hub clothes swap

The Mall, City Walk

You too can promote the importance of sustainable fashion by bringing along your unwanted clothing to Re-loved Creations Clothes Swap on Sunday March 20 and getting yourself a whole new outfit, guilt free! Shopping AND helping the environment, it doesn’t get better than that. Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20 at The Mall, City Walk.


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“Ten days in the city between cities, an army of dreamers at your front door. Get up, get out, you’re already here.”

image credits Opposite page: Tamara Russell. Top far left: Lisa Barrett. Bottom far left: Stella-Rae Zelnik. Top left: George Edwards.


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A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

12–9PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

9AM–5PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

The Mall, City Walk

The Mall, City Walk

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

The Mall, City Walk

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

6 . 3 0 – 7. 3 0 P M

12–6PM

Theatre 1: How To Sex

Sexy Urban Design Team

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

SmithDick

4-5:30PM

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

12-4PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

12–6PM

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

SmithDick

SmithDick

12-9PM

12-9PM

Luke Chiswell Pop-up Shop

Luke Chiswell Pop-up Shop

The Mall, City Walk

The Mall, City Walk

1–5PM

12-2PM

Art-Is-An Bread

Roller Derby Rally

SmithDick

City Walk

3-5PM

Canberra Bike Round-Up

Garema Place

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

3-6PM

BYO Exhibition

SmithDick

12-8PM

Overhead Projector Jam

Theatre 2: Mashing-Up Plays

Melbourne Building

SmithDick

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

3.30-5PM

7:30PM

The Street Theatre

SmithDick

6.30-8PM

6.30-10PM

Dinner At Our Place: Slow Food Banquet

Garema Place

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8.30-9.30PM

Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

9-11PM

The Last Prom

SmithDick

Carpark Festival

Theatre 3: Pub Crawl

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

Urban Theatre Projects Artist Talk

The Displaced

9AM–5PM

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop

6-9PM

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

1PM-2PM

Close Listening Concert

SmithDick

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

5-6.30PM

Theatre 4: Roasters After Hours Barrage

Lonsdale St. Roasters, Braddon

6-8PM

PJ O’Reillys Pub, Melbourne Building

Exhibition Opening Lee Grant: Belco Pride

6-8PM

The Mall, City Walk

The Mall, City Walk

Theatre 5: After Dinner Theatre

Here & There Collective Artist Sweatshop showing

8-10PM

Traverse Poetry Showcase

SmithDick

8-9PM

SmithDick


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George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

12–6PM

12–6PM

12–6PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

Sexy Urban Design Team

Sexy Urban Design Team

SmithDick

SmithDick

SmithDick

10AM –5PM

12-6PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

The Mall, City Walk

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

Art-Is-An Bread

12-6PM

Exhibition Lee Grant: Belco Pride

The Mall, City Walk

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

1-2PM

Close Listening Concert

SmithDick

7-8PM

Theatre 6: Brave New Everything

SmithDick

7. 3 0 - 1 1 . 3 0 P M

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!

The Phoenix Pub

Exhibition Lee Grant: Belco Pride

1–5PM

10AM –5PM

Exhibitions Elements – Metal and Hannah Dalrymple – Harvest

7-8PM

Celebration of the Centenary of International Women’s Day

The Bally, City Walk

7-10PM

Lights! Canberra! Action! Film Screening

Garema Place

7-8PM

Theatre 9: Here Comes The Sun (There Goes The Earth)

SmithDick

7:30PM

The Displaced

A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

Akuna St stairs

Akuna St stairs

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

Club X Exhibition, Northbourne Ave

9AM-5PM

10AM-4PM

The Mall, City Walk

The Mall, City Walk

Re-loved Design Hub

10-11AM

The Bally, City Walk

SmithDick

12–6PM

SmithDick

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8.30-9.30PM

SmithDick

1-2PM

12-8PM

SmithDick

6-7PM

Theatre 7: Brave Braver Bravest

SmithDick

6–8PM

SmithDick

12.30-2PM The Bally, City Walk

8-9PM

Stuttershine

Quiet Riot

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre

Close Listening Concert

6-9PM

The Bally, City Walk

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8.30-9.30PM

Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

1-2PM

SmithDick

5-7PM

The Gadjo Family Adults Show

The Bally, City Walk

8-10PM Blast

Canberra Theatre

8PM-11PM

ACT Comedy Showcase

Theatre 8: Bluey

Theatre 11: School Is Out

SmithDick

6:30-7:30PM

The Gadjo Family Adults Show

6.30-7PM

9-9.30PM

Six Billion Love

Bluebird

The Bally, City Walk

Six Billion Love

The Bally, City Walk

9.30-10.30PM

Theatre 10: Selling Ice to the Remains of the Eskimos

Lights! Lights! Lights!

The Bally, City Walk

6.30-8.00PM

The Bally, City Walk

7. 3 0 - 1 1 P M

9-10PM

The Street Theatre foyer

The Red Herring Cafe

The Bally, City Walk

SmithDick

3-5PM

The Street Theatre

Nathalie Natiembé

Canberra Theatre Centre New Young Canberra Showcase

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

Canberra Theatre Centre

Panel discussion –Talking Art Precincts

Bally Artist Jam

Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

10PM-1AM

Garema Place

12–3PM

Sexy Urban Design Team

Sexy Urban Design Team

The Mall, City Walk

Re-loved Design Hub

The Gadjo Family Kids Show

The Street Theatre

Re-loved Design Hub

A L L D AY

Stella-Rae Zelnik

CraftACT Craft & Design Centre

Close Listening Concert

A L L D AY

George Edwards staircase mural

7:30-8:30PM

The Bally, City Walk

7:30PM

The Displaced

The Street Theatre

7. 3 0 - 8 . 3 0 P M & 8.30-9.30PM

Master and Servant Courtyard Studio

Canberra Theatre Centre

8.30PM-12AM FriendlyFire

Petrie Plaza

1–5PM

Art-Is-An Bread

SmithDick

PR O G R A M

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BIG THANKS Creative Producer David Finnigan Assistant Producer Yolande Norris Technical Coordinator Anthony Arblaster Coordinators
 Simon Binns
 Nathan Harrison
 Sarah Kaur
 Rachel Roberts
 Nick Delatovic
 Chris Finnigan
 Vanessa Wright
 George Edwards
 Nikki Kennedy
 Nick McCorriston
 Max Barker
 Holly Orkin Venue Designers Jeff McCann Kerri Dibbens Michaela Dabson

You Are Here is grateful for extensive support from the ACT Government Centenary of Canberra Unit and Canberra CBD Limited. Thank you to all our artists, venues and supporters, particularly the Notaras Group, the Canberra Centre, Peter Barclay, BMA Magazine, the RiotACT, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, La Posada, The Blue Olive, PJ O’Reilly’s, Lonsdale St. Roasters, Club X, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra Youth Theatre, The Street Theatre and Ainslie Arts Centre.

Thanks to New Best Friend for taking our design and branding above and beyond. Most of all, thank you.


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