Other Worlds

Graeme Base, introduction page illustration, The Worst Band in the Universe.

Other Worlds

Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base

26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022

Launch into Other Worlds: Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base with extended opening hours on Friday 26 November 2021. To celebrate the long anticipated exhibition, you can visit from 10am-8pm and enjoy Late Night by the Lake with drinks and music by the Monica Moore Trio from 5pm.

Bring the whole family and get up close and marvel at original illustrations from the book, “The Worst Band in the Universe” by Australia’s favourite children’s author, Graeme Base.

Feeling inspired by Base’s thrilling and detailed works? Local artists byrd and Hanna Hoyne certainly have been – see how they have responded to these otherworldly themes in fantastical, large-scale murals in our Generator Gallery. And don’t forget to keep your eye out for aliens hiding around the Centre – can you find them all?

As per current health directions in the ACT, visitors to the exhibition will not be required to wear masks while in the centre. Free disposable masks will be available to wear if desired.

Cosmos and Critters

Cosmos and Critters Youth Art Prize

Young, creative explorers invited to travel into other worlds, with prizes to be won! Open to ages 5-17 years.

Online open exhibition
Entries close midnight Monday 8 November 2021
Read more and enter here

Other Players

Other Players is a growing installation by byrd and Hanna Hoyne in response to Graeme Base’s book, The Worst Band in the Universe.

Living Studio Exhibition
26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022
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Online Panel Discussion with Graeme Base

Children’s book enthusiasts are invited to join Graeme and his fellow panellists to explore the magic of stories.

FREE registrations via Zoom
11am Wednesday 27 October 2021
Read more and register here

Spot the Alien!

There have been some extraterrestrial sightings around
Belco Arts lately and we need your help to spot them all!

Extraterrestrial scavenger
26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022
Ask at reception for more details

bERd

bERd is an installation in the Window Gallery by local artist byrd in response to Graeme Base’s book, The Worst Band in the Universe.

Window Gallery Exhibition
26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022
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Supported by the ACT Government, the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and Libraries ACT.

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