The following events are developed by Localjinni and friends.

Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) and Localjinni at Verity Lane Markets
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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


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


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.


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
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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)


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)


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]

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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