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Sep 22 2019

Wunderkammer

The University of Canberra Wunderkammer Exhibition is a display of objects, works of art and decorative items from across the different University Collections held on campus and brought together in a manner to resemble the origins of modern museums. About the exhibitionThe University of Canberra Collections consist of the Art Collection, Matthias Geological Collection, Ecology Wet and Dry Specimens Collection, Indigenous Teaching Collection, Australian National Museum of Education, Rare Books Collection, Nursing Historical Collection and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The exhibition features 50 items of significance from across all collections and some of the objects presented have rarely been on public display before. The Wunderkammer concept goes back to the 15th Century where private collectors, often princes of the realm, collected a wide range of objects or provided patronage for scholars who collected specimens on their behalf. The objects were often displayed in an eclectic but aesthetic manner in rooms and suites specifically set aside for them. The collections served as a projection of regal power as princes could demonstrate through their collections mastery of the world, knowledge and learning. Each display cabinet will have a selection of objects set out in an aesthetic manner to replicate the Wunderkammers of old. One of the most intriguing aspects of this form of display is how the placement of objects aesthetically will interact with both the viewer and each other. 

09:00 - 18:00 8 more dates available
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Oct 19 2019

Stonefest

Stonefest 2019 | Saturday 19 October | UC Refectory & UC Hub | 18+ Full Lineup: (in alphabetical order) British India | Ceres | Cry Club | Example (UK) | FRITZ | Genesis Owusu | Good Doogs | Japanese Wallpaper | Mallrat | Moaning Lisa | Ninajirachi | Pagan | RAAVE Tapes | Sampa The Great | Skegss | Sputnik Sweetheart | Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers | Thelma Plum After nearly a decade in hibernation, Stonefest returns to the University of Canberra. Set to take over UC Refectory and UC Hub this October with a mammoth lineup of international acts, Hottest 100 favourites and some of Australia’s hottest new talents, Stonefest is a nostalgia trip and a glimpse into the future all in one. Heading up the lineup are a duo of Australian acts. Skegss have shot to stardom with their buzzed-out, relatable surf rock that saw them claim #11 in the 2018 Hottest 100 with ‘Up In The Clouds’, whilst Mallrat is on a trajectory all her own, with an entirely sold out national tour that included four back-to-back shows at the Corner Hotel and three at The Triffid in Brisbane.  There are also nods to Stonefests past, with British India returning to the festival they played more than a decade ago and Euro pop megastar Example dropping in from the UK.  Canberra acts have been kicking some serious goals in recent times, and they’re well-represented with globetrotting rapper/performance artists Genesis Owusu and alternative rockers Moaning Lisa heading up a local contingent that also includes Sputnik Sweetheart and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers.   ‘Clumsy Love’ singer Thelma Plum, Zambia-born rapper Sampa The Great, instant party RAAVE Tapes, past Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper, and emo favourites Ceres prove that there’ll be something for everyone across Stonefest’s two stages. Emerging acts Cry Club, Good Doogs, Ninajirachi, Paganand FRITZ round out the lineup, offering new discoveries for the uninitiated.

16:00 - 23:45
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