Exhibitions and Events - Belconnen Community Centre

Exhibitions and Events

Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court Belconnen


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May 16 – June 3

A collaborative exhibition of wearable art, by Nathan Carter of Scar Tree Gear, and Radayne Tanna in celebration of Reconciliation Week.

Scar Tree is the union of past and future, to create the present. In this exhibition Nathan Carter has joined forces with Radayne Tanna to create an exhibition of original wearable art.

Nathan has Yalanji, Cherokee, Irish, and African American heritage. A successful musician, having won a Deadly Award for most promising new talent in music, he is also an accomplished visual artist, designer, carpenter/builder, and comedian, having recently earned himself a spot at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Radayne has Yalanji and Torres Strait islander heritage. He is a visual artist, dancer, and yidaki player, who has travelled the world sharing his art forms.  He’s currently working on a new comic book series.

This collaboration showcases timeless, iconic, Australian imagery presented on high quality streetwear, representing the integrity of one of the most ancient continual cultures.

Official opening 5:30pm Wednesday May 25

Tempo Theatre presents: Death Trap

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May 20th – 28th various times

Tickets: $35 or $30 concession

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Well known murder mystery playwright Sidney Bruhl has lost the plot. He hasn’t written a hit for years.  Along comes Clifford Anderson, one of his students with a fantastic play.  Can Sydney take the play and publish under his own name?  Or, can he take away Clifford? And what does Sidney’s wife Myra think about it all, will she help him?  Who will survive the ordeal? The Deathtrap is set.

Long running local company, Tempo Theatre presents this well-crafted comedy thriller, directed by Tempo stalwart Kim Wilson.  Deathtrap is written by Ira Levin who gave us such hits as Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil and The Stepford Wives.

Creation’s Evolution
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June 6 – 24

An exhibition of paintings by Margy Duke

Everywhere the Universal Life Force foot prints have been left. Creation’s evolution eternally sparks, from heartbeat to heartbeat, it does not lie dormant in the distant past. The Dreamtime is living and breathing.

Official opening 5:30pm Wednesday June 8


Philippine Heritage Day

Painting by Francis Nacion: "Serenading a Lady (Harana)".

Sunday June 19, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tickets: $5 tickets payable at the door. Children under 7, FREE

The Philippine-Australian Association of the ACT and the Monaro Region (PAA) celebrates Philippine culture with a screening of the multi-awarded documentary “Harana”.  Harana is a near-extinct form of formalistic nocturnal courtship whereby a man would sing underneath a woman’s window (houses were usually on stilts) and the woman might express a reciprocal interest by opening her window. The art of the Harana yields surprisingly little documented history, although it is often depicted in paintings.

There will be a short cultural program before the movie, and refreshments of native food (merienda) will be served after the movie. In the foyer, there will be a display of indigenous Filipino costumes, some of which will be for sale to the public. A small number of Harana CDs will on sale.

Image credit: Painting by Francis Nacion: “Serenading a Lady (Harana)”.


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Aboriginal Pathways, Communities and Knowledge

June 27 – July 15

A mixed media exhibition by Lynette Talbot in celebration of NAIDOC Week

Lynette Talbot is a Jerinja woman from the Yuin Nation on the South Coast of New South Wales. She is employed at the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery and teaches skills with fabrics and needles as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts program at the Yurauna Centre, CIT.
Lyn is a painter, a coil basket weaver, glass artist, and a producer of fine soft sculpture and multimedia works, she also portrays cultural storytelling or storylines through dance in her artworks.
 Although this is her first solo exhibition, she has exhibited widely in the ACT and region and has artwork at Calvary Hospital, and a number of other government institutions and private collections.

Official Opening 5:30pm Wednesday July  6

Dr Doolittle’s Circus

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July 7-9 and July 13-16, at 10.30am and 2pm
For Bookings call 6257 1950 (Weekdays 10am – 4pm)

or visit www.canberrarep.org.au

Cash sales of tickets are available at the door one hour before each show.

Child Players ACT is a family run children’s amateur theatre group that delivers quality, drama-based programs and productions for children aged between eight and 18. Their next production is Dr Doolittle’s Circus, adapted by BJ Anyos from the books by Hugh Lofting.

Child Players have been part of our community for over nine years and their July school holiday shows in theatre@bcs always bring crowds of enthralled children and their families to the community centre.


Ghawazee Moon Belly Dance presents: “Under a Ghawazee Moon”

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July 23

Tickets $17 – $7


Fantastic costumes, dances and family-friendly fun!  This student showcase features pieces performed by beginner to advanced students, as well as pieces choreographed and performed by advanced level students. Styles vary from Folkloric through to Fusion. Each year Ghawazee Moon Belly Dance invites a local school or performance troupe to be special guest stars.