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As programming partners of Enlighten, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to enjoy reduced ticket prices for Canberra in Colour Enlighten events happening on Monday 14 March. For only $30pp, join award winning artist Lily Platts and local musician Rourke Puksand for an art class and live music in Commonwealth Park.

CANBERRA IN COLOUR: TEA-TOTAL

Award winning visual artist Lily Platts will be your art tutor

In each session, participants learn visual art skills to create an artwork responding to the Canberra community. Taking inspiration from a work created by Lily during the class, participants will be guided through the process of painting the iconic Braddon rainbow round-about, receiving step-by-step demonstrations along the way. The program pace and structure will ensure you create a work you love, even if you are a complete beginner. And of course, you’ll be able to add your own unique touches as well. Local musician, Rourke Puksand, will perform while you work, providing inspiration and space to create in between each stage of your artwork. A delicious grazing platter, prepared by popular Canberra caterer The Lazy Grazer, will indulge you, as well as a selection of tea and sweet treats.

TICKETS: $30pp

  • An art class with a professional artist
  • live music by a local musician
  • A food platter from The Lazy Grazer
  • A family friendly afternoon tea
  • Art Supplies for your class

PAINT A RAINBOW ROUND-A-BOUT WITH LILY PLATTS

The rainbow roundabout, in Braddon, was painted in the rainbow colours of the pride flag in 2017 to celebrate Canberra’s “yes” vote in the marriage equality postal survey. This inner-city landmark, once described as “the most Canberra thing ever,” can be found at the intersection of Elouera and Lonsdale Streets.

MEET THE ARTIST: LILY PLATTS

Lily‌ ‌is fascinated with the everyday world around her and draws inspiration from rituals and interactions often overlooked in daily life. Lily completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University in 2017 and a Bachelor of Visual Art Honours at RMIT, Melbourne in 2019. In 2021 Lily was a recipient of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

MEET THE MUSICIAN: ROURKE PUKSAND

Rourke performing for Unwine-d in 2021

Rourke Puksand has been active performer on guitar & vocals for many years, playing venues large and small across Melbourne. Now based in Canberra, Rourke is also a keen performer of musical theatre. His previous musical roles have included the Baker (Into the Woods), Charlie Brown (Snoopy). For the Canberra in Colour: Tea-Total events in Commonwealth Park on March 14, Rourke will perform a set of popular songs from the 80’s and 90’s. Bring in the weekend with songs you love from the likes of ABBA, Cindy Lauper, Paul McCartney, Shania Twain and Michael Jackson.

BOOKINGS:

Tea-Total @ enlightened – Monday 14 March, Commonwealth Park.

Book for the 1pm session

Book for the 4pm session

Tea-Total is aimed at families. Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential via Humanitix.     




EVENT CATERERS:

Tuggeranong Arts Centre is excited to partner with popular local caterer The Lazy Grazer for Unwine-d and tea-Total. The Lazy Grazer will cater a delicious grazing platter for Unwine-d and a platter and sweets for Tea-Total.


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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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