Four Clans is a major exhibition of works by Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Marra, and Gudanji artists. Over 30 paintings and carvings will be on display, including the centrepiece - a collaborative mural-sized canvas inspired by senior artist Jack Green and his conversations with elders. Official opening Thursday, January 20, 6pm. Until February 24. Lambert Gallery, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.
Fancy letting your artistic talents flow? Why not join a fun class this weekend courtesy of Roar Art Designs? The Mum or Dad and Me class is a great way to bond with a child and paint together. Saturday, January 22. 11.30am to 1pm. $20 to $65. Another option is the Sip and Paint Painters Choice class is a way for friends to connect to their creative side. Saturday, January 22. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. $50. Materials provided for both classes, BYO drinks and snacks. Peakabrew Cafe, 20 First Street.
The Travelling Film Festival, the annual regional tour of the Sydney Film Festival, will hit town next month. The festival's mission is to bring the world's best films - both feature and short - to regional cinemas across Australia, while keeping the collective movie-watching experience alive. February 11 to 13. Katherine Cinemas. Tickets at www.sff.org.au/tff/program/katherine.
A trivia night fund-raiser will beheld for the Katherine Show next month. There will be about five rounds of trivia questions, at least three raffles, coin toss game and numerous other activities to win a prizes. There'll be a prize for the most and least successful table, as well as a door prize. Saturday, February 19. Katherine Club. $120 (table of eight). Contact Anna Kerwin on 0429 696 702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join award-winning comedian Judith Lucy as she bangs on about her candid and insightful book - Turns Out, I'm Fine. Thanks to some wisdom in hindsight, a few revelations and a slight drowning experience, Judith gradually discovers that her life is still full of possibilities. Saturday, January 29. 7.30pm. The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre. $35 to $45.
If you're in Darwin at the start of next month, you should check out the new show by revered physical comedians The Umbilical Brothers. The pair take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smash them together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and the big screen. It's like nothing you've ever seen. February 2 to 5. Studio Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre. $55.
If you're looking ahead for a bit of travelling and things to do in the new year, why not check out Parrtjima - A Festival In Light, in Alice Springs. The only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind, in which 2km of the MacDonnell ranges comes to life with spectacular lighting effects, the 10-night free event will return to Alice Springs from April 8-17. To register an interest visit www.parrtjima.com.au.
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