March 22

BMA 21st

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BMA is 21 years old and what better excuse for a big birthday bash. And quite a bash it was we can’t begin to tell you. The gallery was well alive with the sound of music and the beers and wine flowed freely over the course of the evening ….  and as the night dragged on because no one could bring themselves to leave, CCAS and BMA got very  chummy indeed and one fears had big ideas for future events that hopefully will be forgotten by morning. CCAS is the willing host org for this fabulous birthday party and the gallery is bursting at the seams with posters, photographs, memorabilia and magazines (of course). There is also a special section of you “pissed me off” talking cards. BMA is Canberra’s local free street mag with everything you need to know about modern music and art. The birthday party and exhibition are another great event celebrating Canberra’s Centenary and Robyn Archer (who was in very good form) gave an impromtu speech although we suspect its not her first. Young Alan Sko a.k.a the BMA bossman also scattered a few pearls of wisdom, for which he is well known, into the appreciative and glamorous crowd only moments before they seriously hit the road to ruin. You know you’ve been successful when the punters do monkey impressions – always entertaining.  Naturally the paprazzi were there trying to figure out how to work the camera but hey, occasionally it did and the breath taking results are below for all to see. So take a walk down memory lane with BMA and rest assured there are more than a few gems in this show. Its only a two weeker so hurry for Canberra Street Level at CCAS until 6 April.

Olli and Alan (Bossman)

Olli and the BMA Bossman (Alan)

Sam and Matt

Sam and Michael

Adam from the Monotremes and Dominic from the Lavers

Adam from the Monotremes and Dominic from the Lavers

Jules, Chanel and Natalie

Jules, Chanel and Natalie

Pat, Mitch and Steph

Pat, Mitch and Steph

Lisa and Scott

Lisa and Scott

Amber and Matt

Amber and Matt

Natalie and Kari (or vice versa)

Natalie and Kari (or vice versa)

Matt and Melissa fro Canberra's favourite This is Art Market

Matt and Melissa from Canberra’s favourite This is Art Market

Adam, Grace and Belinds

Adam, Grace and Belinda

Carli, Lauren and Brooke

Carli, Lauren and Brooke

BMA legends Jess and Scott

BMA legends Jess and Scott

Ari and Scott (BMA)

Ari and Ash (BMA)

Rocco, Chris and incredibly glamorous friend

Jazz, Rory, Chris