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May 1

Barbara Blackman blessing

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Special event | Performances

Change, fusion, upheaval - what does it mean to be an artist working in the Middle East today? Join us for a discussion about making art in the original cultural melting pot, the Middle East, with music from award-winning Joseph Tawadros.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 2

Sounds on site 1: Bells and smells

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Special event | Performances

In the first of the Festival's Sounds on site series, hear the National Carillon and the ANU Handbell Ensemble in the Sculpture Garden of the NGA. Follow the sounds of the bells to the National Portrait Gallery and finish at the High Court.

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 7

Gosia Wlodarczak artist talk

2:00pm

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| Talks and lectures

Segue 2016 Artist in Residence Gosia Wlodarczak discusses her eight-day performance drawing installation stCloud: Frost drawing, with interventions found throughout Canberra's art institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

May 8

A Mexican Wave

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Special event | Performances

Performed by Tambuco (Mexico) and Speak Percussion (Melbourne) this concert celebrates the great pioneers of percussion: Amadeo Roldan, Carlos Chavez and Edgar Varese, together with composers from Mexico and Australia. With the sounds of marimbas and maracas, whips and stones, sirens and bells, this concert showcases six creative musicians from opposite ends of the Pacific.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 12

Live drawing performance

10:00am – 5:00pm

Special event | Performances

As part of Segue 2016, Artist in Residence Gosia Wlodarczak will perform stCloud: Frost drawing. View the artist live at work all day at the National Gallery, drawing directly onto glass, connecting cultural spaces and their systems of sharing artworks. More info

Venue: NGA cafe
Price : Free