Artsday / Orchestra shares a small collective memory

CSO chamber ensemble at the Museum. Photo: Martin Olman

Arts week has started well, read all about it; it is HELEN MUSE “Artsday” section.

The next concert in the CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra‘s Australian series ‘Collective Memory’ will feature the CSO Chamber Ensemble performing works by Andrew Cox, Harry Sdraulig, Brenda Gifford, Jessica Wells, Deborah Cheetham, Yitzhak Yedid, Rhyan Clapham, (Dobby) and spoken word artist André Cox. At the National Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28.

NATUREART Lab exhibits nature-inspired works by its photography students and tutors in Pialligo’s historic Old Barn gallery. The opening of “Nature in Focus” will coincide with World Nature Conservation Day on July 28. The show will continue until July 31.

The M16 Drawing Prize is for drawing in traditional media and techniques or non-traditional works with a main prize of $10,000. Enter here

“The Falls of Gibraltar”, Val Johnson, detail.

PAINTER Val Johnson is curating an exhibition, ‘Here’s looking at YOU, Canberra’, based on his discovery of some of the beautiful natural places we have nearby. Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, July 27-August 21.

The Royal Military College Brass Band will perform at the Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest, from 12:40 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Wednesday, July 27.

CHRIS Latham is recording the entire “Changi Songbook” this week. Actor Neil Pigot will join singers Tobias Cole and Andrew Goodwin, as well as trumpet Miroslav Bukovsky, saxophone John Mackey, drums Colin Hoorweg, bass James Luke and Bill Risby on piano in a live recording session with the public at the Street Theater, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. , Wednesday, July 27.

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Ian Meikle, editor

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