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The Border

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The Border (image 1), 2007. Photo: Jas Hugonnet
Opening 6pm Thursday 3 April and continues until Sunday 18 May 2008

The Border draws our attention to connection we have with what could be termed base forms; for example a bowl, vase, basket, platter etc, and the way in which artists imbue ideas into these forms expressing emotional and material qualities.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Tidal Zone

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Sally Brown, Strand bench seat (detail), found rope and timber, stainless steel. Photo: Peter Whyte
Opening 6pm Thursday 3 April and continues until Sunday 18 May 2008

A touring exhibition from the Design Centre – Tasmania showcasing contemporary Tasmanian furniture and object design which explores the edge that delineates an Island’s geographical space.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Shuji Yamazaki

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Shuji Yamazaki, God of Wind and God of Thunder electric lamp, 2006, pine, lacquer. Photo: Creative Image Photography.
Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February and continues until Sunday 20 March 2008

Shuji Yamazaki showcases his handmade lamps and tea light holders drawing on his Japanese heritage, as both inspiration and motif.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Tae Schmeisser

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Tae Schmeisser, Wires (detail). Photo: courtesy of the artist
Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February and continues until Sunday 20 March 2008

Jewellery and object designer Taƫ Schmeisser presents a new suite of jewellery that is constructed with the body in mind and uses elements that reference the landscape.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Trish Roan

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Trish Roan, 2 Things (detail), 2005, seed pod, found object. Photo: courtesy of the artist
Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February and continues until Sunday 20 March 2008

Trish Roan presents a mixed media installation incorporating found objects and glass that focuses on the processes of transference and transformation. In essence, a collection of objects exploring the trace of an event, while acknowledging time and the capacity of an object to hold and to give.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

The Interview

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Jaimi Kark, The Trousseau Collection, 2006. Photo: Esther Murray
Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February and continues until Sunday 20 March 2008

Fashion designer Jaimi Kark, a recent graduate from Canberra Institute of Technology, presents new works destined for limited production under the guidance of Susan Taylor, proprietor of Department of the Exterior, a contemporary fashion boutique in Canberra.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

1839 Exchanges: Jewellery by Jason Hall

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: Jason Hall, Turning the Table, 2007, stained bone, silver. Photo: courtesy of the artist
Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February and continues until Sunday 20 March 2008

Hall examines the relationship between contemporary jewellery, identity and historical responsibility in NZ (Aotearoa). He draws a parallel with the tension that sits at the heart of settler societies around the question of native and indigenous rights, and how settlers might construct a convincing claim of belonging to a land they have stolen. A touring exhibition from New Zealand.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Fashion and Art by Jo Pickup

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Jo Pickup Fashion Designs. Photo: Ivan Shaw.
Opening from 6:30pm Friday 1 February. On display Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February 2008

Craft ACT and local boutique Department of the Exterior present a whirlwind event showcasing the latest clothing collection and art of Perth based designer Jo Pickup. Merging fashion and art, the evening features Pickup’s winter 2008 clothing range and a collection of her recent paintings, available in Canberra for one weekend only!

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Mamana Mamanta (Gradual Friendship) by Luna Ryan and Jock Puautjimi

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Luna Ryan, Vision of a Fragile Eden Series (detail), 2007, kiln cast recycled television screens. Photo: Creative Image Photography
Opening 6pm Friday 25 January 2008. On display from Monday 14 January and continues until Sunday 27 January 2008

A collaborative exhibition of cast glass by Luna Ryan and Jock Puautjimi stemming from an initial workshop conducted by Ryan at Tiwi Designs on Bathurst Island.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CIVIC
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday
www.craftact.org.au

Gather

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Tools used in the glass casting process, Photo: Geoffry Farquar
Opening 6pm Friday 25 January 2008. On display from Monday 14 January and continues until Sunday 27 January 2008

A stunning collection of mixed media works by Craft ACT members examining the possibilities of combing glass with other materials in a constructed approach after the annealing process. Coinciding with Open House the 2008 Ausglass conference.

More Mee's for Me – Canberra Sushi

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Remember when the Texan-drawled Renee Zellweger was cast as the quintessential British bumpkin Bridget Jones, and what an outcry this caused? But when we sit back in our pyjamas with a tub of chocolate ice cream to watch Bridget Jones on DVD for the fifth time, we still laugh and think what a great actress Renee is. And that’s what a meal at Korean owned Mee’s Sushi in Manuka is like – just because it’s not authentic Japanese, doesn’t mean it can’t be good.
The location of the eatery opposite Coles on Flinders Way Manuka since 2002 is not exactly the markets of Tokyo, just as the Kismet Turkish kebab house next door lacks the goats with bells and stunning sunlit stucco walls of the Mediterranean. Point is, you go to Mee’s to line up at the counter, peer into the glass cabinets of sushi rolls or muse upon the photo display of other Japanese delicacies. If you can pronounce the dishes, then so might the counter staff, who admit freely that “I’m not Japanese”. But they are polite and laid-back – taking your order for take-away or sit-down in the small inside area lined with boxes of soft drinks and the occasional local art piece. In summer, while waiting for the Mee’s staff to bring out your order, it’s entertaining to sit outside and tut-tut over the cruising Mercedes’ with too much bling mag-wheels. Attention is diverted when a favourite meal arrives – a combination of sliced sushi rolls in varieties ranging from Teriyaki beef or chicken, salmon, cooked tuna, unagi (eel) and vegetarian at $3 each of which two of any kind will do a person for a light meal. Miso soup for $1 is a soft palate accompaniment to a meal eaten with such relish that there’s rarely time to look at what others are slurping, such as Ramen (curly noodle soup ($6-7.50)) or chopsticking a Mee’s Meals of Pride such as the Bibimbap (rice, beef and seaweed $9.50).
To continue the Japanese odyssey beyond Manuka, Mee’s offer a catering option of platters of sushi, which makes an interesting addition to summer barbeques when we’re all sick of French onion dip and stale Jatz.
Sushi rolls that have been made at least an hour earlier are the best, otherwise they fall apart when lifting with chopsticks to the mouth. Japanese eating is rarely a refined affair with lots of slurping, dripping, mouth gaping and dropped food the usual game, but this kind of food is for familiarity with friends, with a loved one who has seen you utilise the ‘5-second rule’ more than once. After splashing wasabi and soy on your delicacies and getting wasabi headache, a lean back in the chair is in order, but not to linger. Mee’s Sushi knows where it sits in the eating hierarchy of Manuka. There’s no comfy lounge seating with ambient music and waiters in black aprons who flick a napkin on your waist and stand with one arm behind while pouring expensive wine. Mee’s is the taste left satisfied for a quick meal, without the grease of Maccas or the garlic gusto of Turkish. For dessert, a stroll up the road to Artoven bakery for a gelati rounds things off nicely before poking a head around at the Greater Union cinema times – just in case. But, then a meal at Mee’s is like that familiar DVD night – all that matters is that it tastes good, it’s easy and you can show up in your pyjamas if you want.

Mee’s Sushi
Shop4/ 1 Flinders Way Griffith 2603
(02) 6295 7442

Why did Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France 6 times

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Prescribed reading for Doctors, and Patients!
Because he was an extraordinary man that used an extraordinary therapy to keep him balanced and focussed.

The stress of living in today’s environmentally complicated world can lead to many pressures upon the body system. These stresses often result in a lowered immune system, chronic pain, low performance, depression, anxiety, insomnia, emotional ups and downs, diseases.

But what about the cause of the disease, if the causes can be found can the body retire it self? Most compliantly!

After 2 decades of research, finally comes the most advanced device available anywhere in the world, the SCIO. Results spew forth on the computer screen will fascinate even the most cynical.

The SCIO is an extraordinary device that truly assists in the causes and the balancing of an overstressed body system. It will increase general health, wellness through awareness, enhanced performance, and boost energy levels and decreases stress.

If only Doctors, Nurses, Naturopaths, Psychiatrist, Homeopaths etc. attend to the causes, the pharmaceutical companies would go bankrupt.

Word of mouth is ensuring that Quantum Wellbeing’s SCIO therapy is quickly becoming the alternative therapy of choice.

For a free 15-min health assessment ring Quantum Wellbeing
02 6292 2488 – Mob: 0419 405 273
Visit our website www.quantumwellbeing.com.au

Receive $50.- discount on a new patient examination

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Rebalancing Your Body’s Energy

The human body runs on energy much the same as an electrical system, we refer to this as the ‘bioelectrical system.

Each year in our community thousands of people experience episodes of asthma, digestive problems, anxiety, back and neck pain, hormonal problems, sciatica, constant head ache, stress, fatigue, traumas, depression, addictions, muscular aches and pains and more. These are problems that deeply effect people’s joy and happiness, yet most just take a pain killer to cover up their pain. and some people actually ignore their problem, hoping it will just go away.

Much of the practice of so-called healing today is the suppression of symptoms with drugs, which rarely deals with the cause of the problem.

Does taking antibiotics raise the resistance of the person who was so weak and rundown that the germs in the air found his body fertile soil? Does removing the tumour correct the metabolism that caused cancer to grow in the first place? Does the taking of antihypertensives for high blood pressure correct the malfunction causing the blood pressure to rise? Does giving children drugs to pacify them correct the cause of their poor behaviour?

While there is undoubtedly a time and place for medical care, we must understand its strengths and limitations in order to use it wisely. Swallowing drugs while your general health deteriorates is not the way to live your life. For instance did you know that your spinal cords links your brain to the rest of your body and makes everything work as a ‘system’? It can be likened to a communication super highway and is able to relay information back and forth between your body and brain.

Many health problems can be averted. But it is never to late! It is a good idea to see what condition your body is in – even if you feel no direct discomfort or pain. The most frightening thing is that through trauma or stress in your body for years without noticing any effect. If only 10% of your body perceives pain, eventually this can weaken you to the point where you’d begin to develop lowered immunity and resistance to disease.

Mention this article within the next 30 days and you’ll receive our entire new patient examination and including a 2-hour therapy for only $ 75. -. This examination could cost you elsewhere $125. – The complete examination and treatment, takes about 2 hours whilst the actual automatic computer-operated test of 12000 substance frequencies takes only ten minutes during which the client requires to remain still and relaxed. The therapy is expected to increase wellbeing through awareness, improved performance, increased energy levels, relaxation with aims to lower stress levels

Quantum Wellbeing Canberra has bought to Canberra the first and largest medical software package in the world and it is the first clinic of this kind to open its doors in Australia. Further care is very affordable that’s if your life is worth living?

Call us to make an appointment for a free health assessment ring 0419 405 273

Re-Balance your body

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Rebalancing Your Body’s Energy

The human body runs on energy much the same as an electrical system, we refer to this as the ‘bioelectrical system.

Each year in our community thousands of people experience episodes of asthma, digestive problems, anxiety, back and neck pain, hormonal problems, sciatica, constant head ache, stress, fatigue, traumas, depression, addictions, muscular aches and pains and more. These are problems that deeply effect people’s joy and happiness, yet most just take a pain killer to cover up their pain. and some people actually ignore their problem, hoping it will just go away.

Much of the practice of so-called healing today is the suppression of symptoms with drugs, which rarely deals with the cause of the problem.

Does taking antibiotics raise the resistance of the person who was so weak and rundown that the germs in the air found his body fertile soil? Does removing the tumour correct the metabolism that caused cancer to grow in the first place? Does the taking of antihypertensives for high blood pressure correct the malfunction causing the blood pressure to rise? Does giving children drugs to pacify them correct the cause of their poor behaviour?

While there is undoubtedly a time and place for medical care, we must understand its strengths and limitations in order to use it wisely. Swallowing drugs while your general health deteriorates is not the way to live your life. For instance did you know that your spinal cords links your brain to the rest of your body and makes everything work as a ‘system’? It can be likened to a communication super highway and is able to relay information back and forth between your body and brain.

Many health problems can be averted. But it is never to late! It is a good idea to see what condition your body is in – even if you feel no direct discomfort or pain. The most frightening thing is that through trauma or stress in your body for years without noticing any effect. If only 10% of your body perceives pain, eventually this can weaken you to the point where you’d begin to develop lowered immunity and resistance to disease.

Mention this article within the next 30 days and you’ll receive our entire new patient examination and including a 2 hour therapy for only $ 75. -. This examination could cost you elsewhere $125. – The complete examination and treatment, takes about 2 hours whilst the actual automatic computer-operated test of 12000 substance frequencies takes only ten minutes during which the client requires to remain still and relaxed. The therapy is expected to increase wellbeing through awareness, improved performance, increased energy levels, relaxation with aims to lower stress levels

Quantum Wellbeing Canberra has bought to Canberra the first and largest medical software package in the world and it is the first clinic of this kind to open its doors in Australia. Further care is very affordable that’s if your life is worth living?

Call us to make an appointment for a free health assessment ring 0419 405 273