Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2013

Christmas Lane

No Comments 20 March 2013

- by Georgia Kartas “I know you’re confused. Christmas in March. You’re thinking: is this festival an idiot?” No better words could sum up what took place in Tocumwal Lane on Sunday. Walking into Christmas Lane, the expected alleyway stench was masked by the strange combined smell of sunscreen and complimentary popcorn. Immediately after taking […]

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Listening Party #1

No Comments 20 March 2013

- by Lucy Nelson   It feels almost sleazy wearing a ‘reviewer hat’ to an event as genuinely intimate as this one.  Selfishly, I am hesitant to tell everyone how blissful Saturday evening was, but this is a review, so make way for a very lovely cat being let out of its bag. Often, our favourite […]

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The Near and How

No Comments 18 March 2013

- by Elizabeth Abbott As far as installation art goes, The Near and How is it. Located in a shopfront nestled in the centre of the city, The Near and How explores closeness and reality and encourages everyone to get involved. Its central location — YAH venue ‘The Watchhouse’ —  means you can pop by on your way […]

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Beyond Exhaustion

No Comments 18 March 2013

- by Georgia Kartas Last weekend the inside of the Canberra Museum and Gallery’s (CMAG) Gallery 4 housed Beyond Exhaustion, a three-woman dance performance exploring the notion of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Created by Courtney Scheu, Ashlee Bye, Kelly Beneforti and Hannah Wong, the Canberra show was performed by the former three, all of whom […]

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Ice Age

No Comments 18 March 2013

- by Alice McShane Inspired by chaos, Ice-Age brings together twenty new theatrical pieces to showcase throughout the You Are Here festival. The three disparate works I was to experience featured Shakespearean bathtubs, kidnapped prisoners and a beauty queen murder. Seating ourselves amongst the assortment of furniture in Fletcher Jones, we were given a questionnaire […]

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Art Not Apart

No Comments 18 March 2013

- by Elizabeth Abbott Art Not Apart is a street festival held regularly throughout the year in the spaces surrounding New Acton, attracting a variety of Canberran artists and performers. Don’t allow the pretentiousness of the event’s marketing to discourage you: Art Not Apart proves to be an enjoyable day out for families, young people and […]

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ALEV

No Comments 17 March 2013

- Elizabeth Abbott   ALEV is an evening of singing, dancing and funk music at Kremlin Bar occurs semi-frequently, and showcases Canberra’s burlesque, drag and music scene. It’s a garish evening filled with incredible performances by confident singers, musicians, dancers and entertainers who entice and delight the crowd. It’s the type of fiery performance that […]

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You Are Here v. Teen Make Outs

No Comments 17 March 2013

– by Lucy Nelson When was the last time you heard someone say the name ‘Joseph Gordon Levitt’? For the audience of ‘You Are Here versus Teen Make Outs’, it was Friday night at Lonsdale Street Roasters. In a lively cocktail of storytelling and teenage nostalgia, four artists offer their musings on the thriving, gyrating […]

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Burley’s First Birthday

No Comments 16 March 2013

- by Georgia Kartas It’s Thursday night and the inside of Smiths Alternative Bookshop is packed with people (politely) elbowing their way to a table covered in children’s party food. Burley is celebrating its first birthday and launching its latest instalment, and issue 3’s cover is just as nostalgically colourful as the event’s complimentary fairy […]

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