Events


Localjinni’s MoonWalks

Do you love cities at night but don’t like walking alone?
If so, join us on an art walk to experience the night and exercise your right to the city for everyone. Re-imagine the National Triangle on this walking film and sound show, created by local artists and inspired by urban play. Enjoy alternative art-activism and histories.  See projections re-skinning architecture, sculpture and conjuring creative landscapes. Flex your democratic muscle and make your own walking drawing along the way.

7pm Saturday 28 September 2024
8pm Saturday 19 October 2024
8.30pm Saturday 2 November 2024


Tickets $30 includes booking fee (Children over 15 years)
Meet ­– 44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes.
Outside Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Contributing artists: Aaron Sun, Aislinn Smith, Astrid Breuer, Australian Dance Party, blackfella films, Brutalist by Bike Collective, Caren Florance, Concrete History Team, Jacquie Reid, Dr Kirsty Guster, Lee Collins and Mary Hutchison, Matchbox Pictures, Dr Martyn Jolly, Melinda Smith, Ming-Tai Lao, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Ros Lemoh, Sue Maslin and Domestic Dirt, Sue Hardisty, Shane Breynard, Sophie Hawke, Somebody’s Aunt, and The Whitlams.

Supported by The Alastair Swayn Foundation, Australian National University, Canberra Art Biennial. Collection material supplied by National Film and Sound Archive, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia.

 

Localjinni’s – Lakeside Pride Walk

Localjinni at work

Detail Matchbox Pictures – Secret City

Saturday, 11 March 2023
Start 8.00pm – 9.30pm approx
Tickets $50 adult – suitable for children over 16.

Meet and End -barbeques – Henry Roland Park – Barrine Drive, Parkes
Ticket sales support local artists and local knowledge.
(Includes miniature CBR sculpture kit) 

Night walking is a matter of going astray. Join Localjinni for a night walk where we put art back on the streets, screening works by some of CBR’s leading lights, on a mobile film and sound show. Let’s explore the city’s many intersectional identities together on a stroll around the Lake foreshore with LGBTIQA+ safe guides. 

Enjoy a wonder wander, including experimental and archival film, dance, visual art, animation, songs, docos and social yarning. Spotlighting CBR’s underground art and activism through site-responsive stories, in celebration of International Women’s Day and World Pride. Make your own digital drawing along the way.
Held in association with Pride Weekend @ Enlighten Festival.
 

Contributing artists and arts workers include Dr Kirsty Guster, The Concrete History Team, Sue Maslin and Domestic Dirt, Jacquie Reid, Gordon Hookey, Melinda Smith, Caren Florance, Shane Breynard, Astrid Breuer, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Aislinn Smith, Ming-Tai Lao, Aaron Sun, Sophie Hawke, Ros Lemoh, Australian Dance Party, Lee Collins, and Mary Hutchison.

Supported by ACT Government’s Zero Emission, Capital Equality Programs, Australian National University, and Contour556. Archival material supplied by National Film and Sound Archive, National Library of Australia, and National Portrait Gallery.

Brazen Hussies, Anne Roberts: photograph women’s rights, ca. 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New dates

Shinrin-Yoku – Forest Bathing Night Walk

For hundreds of years, people have believed cork trees, also known as Wishing Trees,
had magical powers to bring good luck. Join a cohort of Localjinnis as we throw light into dark places,
make walking drawings, and discover the forest’s little known secrets.
Come and explore the enchanted forest, behold the wondering moon,
and share the magic of night in collective safety.

Start 8pm-10pm approx
Meet Cork Forest Carpark, National Arboretum Canberra
$40 Adults
Ticket sales support local artists and local knowledge.

Localjinni’s Online Odyssey


Online Odyssey -Lake Burley Griffin

Wednesday 27 April 7.30-8.30pm

Experience the Lake virtually through a raft of works by local artists, and archival material from our cultural institutions.

Think a moving biography of place, told through art, animation, social history, film, songs, and stories of place. 

Our audio-visual material is presented at key locations mapped around the Lake’s foreshore.

Get the inside story on the city’s competing local and national identities.

Our story begins at home; it is not down on any map; true places never are. (Herman Melville).

Register for the event $25, concession $15

(A zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event)
Ticket sales support local production and local knowledge.

CDT performance Straw Ziggurat. Image courtesy of Jane Duong

 

Held in association with the ACT Heritage Festival.
Supported by the ACT Government’s Zero Emissions and Graffiti Program and Contour556.
Archival material supplied by the NFSA.


Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) and Localjinni at Verity Lane Markets
See package deal and book now button for ticket options.

6.30-7.30 AlleyHART video walk, Wednesday 28 April 2021

Join a circular saunter around the city centre streets and snikelways. Enjoy an immersive site-seeing experience including film, dance, visual art, hand-coloured slides, song and social yarning. See the city’s multiple identities from different angles on a night stroll through place, gender and culture.
(Held in association with the CIMF. With support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program, Contour 556/2020, CMAG and ANU School of Art. Archival material supplied by NFSA)


8pm Christine Johnston and Sonya Lifschitz: Crumb’s Lyre

Christine Johnston as Madame Lark joins macrocosmic piano siren Sonya Lifschitz as they unleash their duelling scores on the eve of the festival.  Neither cabaret nor recital, this delicious piece of surreal late night theatre places legendary composer George Crumb’s zodiac-inspired fantasy pieces amidst the sounds of the Antipodes.


Localjinni 2020 Program of Video Walks

Are you the kind of person who wants to understand the many identities of a place? Our video walks tell the ‘inside story’, only the locals know. Do you love night-time cities but don’t want to walk alone? Join us on a participatory walk revealing the CBR’s hidden spaces and narratives of place. (Supported by CMAG, Contour 556/2020, participating artist / historians and the Australian National University School of Art and Design. Archival material supplied by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia).

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Localjinni is a Virtual Artist Run Initiative (VARI)

Dynamo Hub 7.30-8.30pm
4,5,6 March 2022

Get ready to rave at the Dynamo Hub’s pedal cinema.
Be part of the world’s first human powered magic lantern show.
Join, musicians, and actors as they spin together song, sound effects, and slides to tell tales of adventure.
Learn how you can help reduce emissions at this people powered event.
Ages 12 and up See video

Scoot and Screen Tour
8.30-10.30pm 4,5,6 March 2022

After the Dynamo Hub event, jump on a Neuron scooter and circuit the CBD with us.  Follow us as we project works by some of CBR’s leading lights on the city’s paths, plazas, and parks. It’s a moving film and sound show incorporating site-responsive art, film, animation, and songs. Adorn yourself with your glitziest costume. Let’s reclaim the streets of CBR with lights, melodies, dance, spinning wheels and zero carbon emission for the coolest event in the Capital.
Ages 18 and up.

 

Logo bar

Staged by Localjinni in partnership with the Little Projector Company, Neuron Mobility Scooters, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, The Conservation Council ACT Region, SEE-Change, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and Contour556. Supported by the ACT Government’s Zero Emissions and Graffiti Program. Archival material supplied by the NFSA. Held in association with the Surface Urban Art Festival and Canberra Day events.

 

 


Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) and Localjinni at Verity Lane Markets
See package deal and book now button for ticket options.

6.30-7.30 AlleyHART video walk, Wednesday 28 April 2021

Join a circular saunter around the city centre streets and snikelways. Enjoy an immersive site-seeing experience including film, dance, visual art, hand-coloured slides, song and social yarning. See the city’s multiple identities from different angles on a night stroll through place, gender and culture.
(Held in association with the CIMF. With support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program, Contour 556/2020, CMAG and ANU School of Art. Archival material supplied by NFSA)


8pm Christine Johnston and Sonya Lifschitz: Crumb’s Lyre

Christine Johnston as Madame Lark joins macrocosmic piano siren Sonya Lifschitz as they unleash their duelling scores on the eve of the festival.  Neither cabaret nor recital, this delicious piece of surreal late night theatre places legendary composer George Crumb’s zodiac-inspired fantasy pieces amidst the sounds of the Antipodes.


Localjinni 2020 Program of Video Walks

Are you the kind of person who wants to understand the many identities of a place? Our video walks tell the ‘inside story’, only the locals know. Do you love night-time cities but don’t want to walk alone? Join us on a participatory walk revealing the CBR’s hidden spaces and narratives of place. (Supported by CMAG, Contour 556/2020, participating artist / historians and the Australian National University School of Art and Design. Archival material supplied by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia).

AlleyHART Video Walks – Civic

BETWEEN SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020 AND SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020

Take a turn off the main drag and into the laneways to learn about the city’s rich history and art. Join us as we peel back the pavement and shine a light on the city’s inner bypasses through film, dance, visual art, animation and social yarning.

Lakeside Stories – Video Walks

BETWEEN SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 AND SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2020

Take a cultural dip into Lake Burley Griffin’s many fluid personalities through film, soundscapes, poetry, oral histories and animation. Join us on an illuminating walk as we screen stories onto footpaths and walls around the Lake’s foreshore.

2019

Heritage Festival 2019-SPLACE walk
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 26, 27, 28 April

Join Localjinni on a mission to track the complex orbits of space and place.
SPACE – has dominated our thinking through its association with science and the age of Enlightenment.
PLACE – however, will no longer be disregarded and is making its play.
Take a deep dive into Lake Burley Griffin’s story of place.
Time: 7-8.30pm
Meet: Henry Roland Park, Barrine Drive, Acton (West Basin-Lake Burley Griffin)
Price: $30 (bookings essential)

Enlighten Festival Events 2019

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)

Saturday 9 March / Three events from 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Bookings link: http://nga.gov.au/enlighten/

Localjinni in collaboration with Harris Hobbs Landscaping
and the NGA. Supported by the Australia Japan Foundation.

Fujiko Nakaya Artist Talk-Saturday 9 March

Join artist Fujiko Nakaya for an illustrated presentation of her work and to celebrate the Gallery’s much-loved ‘fog sculpture.’ Nakaya will discuss Foggy wake in a desert: An ecosphere in the context of her broader practice, as the first example of her work in a permanent collection anywhere in the world.

Time : 2:00pm –3:00pm
Venue : James O Fairfax Theatre {National Gallery of Australia}
Price : Free  (Bookings Essential)

SATURDAY 9 MARCH

View Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere
Artist Talk: Fujiko Nakaya

Time : 3.00pm – 4:00pm
Venue :  NGA Sculpture Garden
Cash Bar available in the Sculpture Garden.

Saturday 9 March

Benjamin Skepper

Internationally acclaimed Australian-Japanese new media artist and musician, Benjamin Skepper, will present a new compositional work for electric cello, electronics and video. His electro-acoustic live performance will build upon ideas developed for “Pumping Blood”.

Time : 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue : James O Fairfax Theatre  {National Gallery of Australia}
Price : Free (bookings essential)

2018

Contour 556 / 2018
Canberra’s Public Art Biennial

6-27 October

Lakeside Stories – Twilight Video Walks.Take a cultural dip into the Lake’s many fluid identities through film, poetry, visual art, oral histories and animation.Over 130 people attended Localjinni’s walks during the Festival.Localjinni won the Contour Festival’s People’s Choice Award.Read our blog posts / Download event flier pdf  Supported by YWCA

Canberra Day 2018
Lakeside Stories
Thursday 15 March 2018

A night of ‘social yarning’ about Lake Burley Griffin, exploring the question,

‘How are we shaped by the city we live in?

Canberra Museum and Gallery.
[Booked out a month ahead]

Image:
Fernando Octavio Pino, 3D model depicting Walter Burley Griffin’s winning entry (#29) in the 1912 competition to the design of the Federal Capital of Australia.  2013 Reclaimed hardwood, acrylic, black japan, plywood. Canberra Museum and Gallery

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