Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Windows to the World

As part of the Canberra Centenary, the embassies are supporting a 'Windows to the World' cultural event. Thirty diplomatic missions around Canberra are opening their doors to the public to highlight their country's culture. The idea is that you can roam the globe and get a taste of various cultures (quite literally in some cases) without having to leave home. 

Detail from the Samoa High Commission
A display of art at the Botswana Embassy was accompanied by a soundtrack of local music.

Artist, Lisa Wilkes-Hunter uses oils, acrylics and wax, with water colour pencil and ink to depict scenes of the Okavango. The words that show up through the canvas are taken from pages of her grandfather's novels.

The artist explains her work to a fascinated crowd

Meanwhile, food and dancing were the order of the day at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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