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The Chronicle Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Photographer, poets and moon in sync
of Iconic Moon,
Back, from left:
Front, from left:
Iconic Moon is an intriguing
exhibition opening at the Tuggeranong
Arts Centre on March 5 which
demonstrates the lustrous appeal of the
full moon through image and verse.
artist Margaret Kalms will showcase a
collection of 24 images which capture
the glossy moon within some of the
capital s most celebrated architectural
Kalms said snaring the shot took a
lot of preparation, precision and
"The project has taken more than
two years because the full moon
happens just once each month," she
Each shot was a game of geometry
to ensure the moon shifted into the
exact alignment to match the artist s
vision for the composition of the
"I played with where the moon was
sitting in relation to the buildings,"
Kalms said. "With one, the moon is
right in the callipers of the sun dial, so
it is called Moondial of course."
Kalms had to negotiate her way
around iconic Canberra institutions at
dawn and after dark while weathering
"My tripod froze at the National
Arboretum one time at five in the
morning," she said.
"It was certainly brisk--Iwas
shooting the Margaret Whitlam
memorial which features on the
The artist has collaborated with an
11-strong group from the ANU School
of Music Poets, which wrote verse to
accompany 14 photographs, and has
since been complied and published.
The poets will perform a live recital
of each poem at the March launch.
Anyone who misses it can enjoy an
audio-visual display which features
recordings from each of the
contributing poets set to the images
that inspired their words.
Kalms said the project captured a
view of the phases of the moon but she
said it was fascinating to note how
each of the artists involved saw the
celestial wonder in a different light.
Iconic Moon exhibition opens on
March 5 at the Tuggeranong Arts
Centre. Details at
ALBUM: NO CITIES TO LOVE/ ARTIST: SLEATER-KINNEY
Brutal, intense profound pop punk worth waiting for
It is like they never went away. Ten
years on from their last album, Sleater-
Kinney have released arguably their
greatest record - a punk rock
extravaganza taking no prisoners and
kicking the hell out of the speakers
with brutal intensity.
No Cities to Love is heavy, assured
and profound with the double guitar
attack punching through each and
every song to accentuate such biting
lyrics. On the anti-consumerism
opener of Price Tag, Tucker and
Brownstein rip through it with such
vocal power and on Surface Envy their
tribal chant is addictive when they sing
we win, we lose/ only together do we
break the rules .
Like their early albums, Sleater-
Kinney deliver punchy short rock
songs that are as necessary and urgent
as when they first formed the band.
The album s title track also
indicates that they can still create
powerful pop hooks that can reel you
in and have you hitting the repeat
button several times.
The guitar and rhythm interplay on
each song is breathtaking.
The band is musically tight and the
youthful exuberance that has seen
them at the top of their game for so
long stretches across all the songs here
as their deranged and accessible punk-
rock brand is as enticing as ever.
This is a majestic album already
receiving much critical acclaim.
Expect it to be in most top 10 lists at
the year s end.
HOUSEHOLD JUNK GETS
A THEATRICAL REBIRTH
Trash will become treasure on the
opening night of Enlighten 2015 at the
Swamp Juice puppet show.
Jeff Achtem of Bunk puppets
creates an adventure like no other
about life in a swamp by transforming
bits of rubbish.
Household objects turn into
captivating characters through shadow
Head along to check out Swamp
Juice on Friday, February 27, from
6.30pm at Questacon s Japan Theatre.
Tickets: $36, concession $31 and
children $21. Suitable for children
aged seven years and older.
ENJOY CLASSIC SCREEN
FLICKS IN NEW ACTON
Courtyard Cinema is being served up
on Tuesday evenings throughout the
summer months at A.Baker in New
Deck chair admission is free with
the purchase of a drink from the bar, or
book to dine with a table of friends
while watching the flick.
Discover why Clarke Gable was
referred to as the King of
Hollywood at the Tuesday, February
24, screening of Frank Capra s It
Happened One Night (1934).
For screening details visit,
newacton.com.au/enjoy. For bookings,
call A. Baker on 8287 6150.
ARTIST'S SKATING DREAM
GONE BY THE BOARDS
Visual artist Luke Chiswell will launch
his solo exhibition As it Goes on
Friday from 6pm to 10pm at the Nishi
Gallery in New Acton.
This collection explores the theme
of disenchantment through the lens of
the artist s first passion, skateboarding.
Chiswell illustrates how his dreams
of being a career skater were dashed
by self-doubt that manifests through
the cynicism of friends, family and
The exhibition airs from 11am to
3pm, Monday to Friday, and from
11am to 4pm on weekends until March
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