Join us for the launch of the Australia House Ensemble

Tuesday 12 November


Escape the chilly evening and political chaos for a few hours as you listen to the Australia House Ensemble, professional Australian musicians working in leading London/UK orchestras. Enjoy world class music in the elegant surroundings of Australia House with a glass or two of fine Australian wine.

Welcome winter with Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons; bring your dancing shoes for a Tango based on Chopin and Grainger’s Handel on the Strand. On the day after Remembrance Day, reflect on the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the Great War to the heartbreakingly beautiful Dido’s Lament (Purcell) arranged for strings by the extraordinary Joe Chindamo. Celebrate the energy and resilience of the Australian Spirit in This House (Chindamo) written for the Centenary of the magnificent Australia House.

12 November 2019 | 18:00 - 20:30
Australian High Commission
The Strand - London

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Holly Zandbergen Exhibition

In her second solo exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New Zealand-based artist, Holly Zandbergen, explores colour and mark-making in thirteen new paintings alternating subjects of mountains and flowers. Using an impasto application of paint, variables such as speed, force and motion activate endless possibilities within each mark to represent the strong and opposing forms of mountains and the fragility and impermanence of flowers.

12 November - 10 December 2019
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NF


Leanne Benjamin AM OBE Recital

This recital is in honour of Leanne Benjamin being awarded the inaugural Queensland Agent-General Award announced at the 2019 Queensland Day Reception. This Award recognises an outstanding Queenslander’s achievements in the United Kingdom in their field and contribution to furthering the Queensland-UK relationship. Ms Benjamin is being recognised for her outstanding achievements and services to the arts, in particular in ballet, both at home in Queensland and internationally. Since retirement from the Royal Ballet Company, Leanne is passionate about developing and fulfilling the talent of the next generation of dancers. Leanne has personally curated the programme for this special performance.

20 November 2019 | 18:30 - 20:45
Australia House

Contemporary Desert Art

Award winning large-scale canvas exhibition from Australian Western Desert Artists including:

Wangkatjungka artists collaborative works;
2019 NATSIAA finalists Bugai Whyoulter and Yumangurnu Nola Campbell;
Multi-award winner Wakartu Cory Surprise;
Senior Martu artists Nyanjilpayi Nancy Chapman and Kumpaya Girgirba;
Warakuma artists Maureen Baker, Cynthia Burke and Dorcas Bennett.

13 November - 7 December 2019
Dellasposa Gallery, 2A Bathurst Street, London, W2 2ST

That's it! Keep checking the website for updates - new EVENTS are being added regularly - and check out the NEWS section to see who's winning prizes, launching new books - and generally causing a stir in the arts world!
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