Past Community Programs for 2013


Big House Film Society presents monthly film screenings exclusively
for Big House and ACT M&G Members.
Cards must be shown at the door and memberships to both
organisations can be purchased on the day.

For: Members of Big House Films and ACT M&G
Cost: Free
Time: 1.00–5.00pm
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Big House Film Society

Sun 24 March, The Big Heat (1953) + The Enforcer (1951)
Sunday 28 April, Pépé le Moko (1937) + Le Crime De Monsieur Lange (1936)
Sun 29 September: Gates of Paris (1957) + L’Argent (1983)
Sun 24 November: Green for Danger (1946) + Strangers on a Train (1951)


Sat 23 November: 6.45–11pm

The annual Capital Arts Patrons' Organisation (CAPO) exhibition is Canberra’s most significant
annual survey of local, professional, contemporary artists, craft practitioners and designer-makers.
The auction is a glamorous and fun event featuring silent and live auctions, superb food,
music and wine. Everyone is welcome and you can bid for art and services at all levels of value.

$100.00 (early bird tickets $95.00 until Sun 10 November)
Bookings and payment via www.capo.org.au, capo.arts@bigpond.com.au or 0407 512 296.

SCREENING: Pure theatre, ugly crowd —
video art of Splinters Theatre of Spectacle

Wed 6 November: 1–3pm

Splinters made important early use of video in documenting performances and process,
as well as using video synthesisers and video art in performance. The screening will feature
excerpts from some of Splinters' most memorable works.

Free, RSVP by Fri 18 October or Tue 5 November.
Bookings and enquiries: telephone 6207 3968 or email cmag@act.gov.au

SYMPOSIUM: Canberra Critics’ Circle —
Splinters Theatre of Spectacle

BOOK Now 6207 2131

Sat 2 November: 1.30–4pm

Join moderator Helen Musa and members of the Canberra Critics Circle as they explore
the history of, and philosophy behind, the visual arts and experimental theatre practice
of Splinters Theatre of Spectacle.

Free, RSVP by Fri 1 November.
Bookings and enquiries: telephone 6207 3968 or email cmag@act.gov.au

PANEL: The deep future of our city

Sat 21 September: 2–4pm

A panel event using the 2113: A Canberra Odyssey exhibition as a springboard to explore how
we imagine possible futures for our city, Chaired by Viv Straw, President of the ACT division of the Planning Institute of Australia. Panellists include Peter Tonkin, Director of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Architects, Gay Williamson, Landscape Architect, and Andrew MacKenzie, Assistant Professor
in Landscape Architecture at University of Canberra.

Includes light afternoon tea and refreshments.

RSVP, for catering purposes.
Bookings and enquiries: telephone 6207 3968 or email cmag@act.gov.au

FLOOR TALK: Dr David Shorthouse and Nancy Tingey

Wed 4 September: 1–2pm

Join visiting fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society Dr David Shorthouse and artist Nancy Tingey as they discuss biodiversity, conservation and environmental planning in Canberra, and the striking art installation Regeneration.


FLOOR TALK: Fernando Pino and Christine Waring

Wed 14 August: 1–2pm

Join architecture graduate and artist Fernando Pino and milliner Christine Waring to learn about their professional practice. For this exhibition, Fernando Pino has created a model based on the Griffins’ winning entry in the 1911 competition to design Australia’s capital and Christine Waring has recreated theatrical headdresses worn by the Griffins.


FLOOR TALK: Mark Hutchison

Wednesday 7 August: 1.00–2.00pm

Mark Hutchison, a long time telephone collector, will outline the development of the telephone service in Australia, from the telegraph to the present. His talk will focus on both technical and operator staff aspects as well as his interest in collecting something as ubiquitous as the telephone.


ARTISTS’ FLOOR TALK: Jenni Martiniello and Lyndy Delian

Thu 1 August: 1.00–2.00pm

Join artists Jenni Martiniello and Lyndy Delian for a conversation about their glass
works of art, Fish trap 7 and Turtle on exhibition in Gathered together.


FLOOR TALK: Dale Middleby and Paul Hendry

Wed 31 July: 1.00–2.00pm

Join Dale Middleby, CMAG’s Senior Curator of Social History, and art historian Paul Hendry for an
overview of the exhibition and a discussion about artist Lawrence Daws. Find out more about
Canberra’s past and present and discover how academics and artists worked together to create
this unique vision of Canberra’s future.


ARTIST'S FLOOR TALK: Patricia Piccinini


Be intrigued by the work of Canberra-raised and internationally renowned artist
Patricia Piccinini and the poignant connections her work makes between human
and nonhuman species.

RSVP by 10 May due to limited seating
Telephone: 6207 3968


The experience of architecture in the planned city

Saturday 27 April: 3.00–5.00pm

Writers, artists, architects and historians present recent writing and research on
the architectural history of the National Capital Development Commission’s ‘heroic era’,
1950s - 1970s. Presented in association with Imprint: Growing up planned,
an exhibition at Canberra Contemporary Art Space focussing on the experience of
growing up in Canberra during this period. Partners: ACT Heritage and The Society
of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand.

Free, RSVP by Wed 24 April.


Wednesday 24 April: 1.00–2.00pm

Join Dr Andrew Montana, Senior Lecturer in Art History and Design at the
Australian National University and coordinating curator of Australia revealed,
for a discussion of selected works. The exhibition showcases the decorative
art collections held in the official residences.

10 x 10: The women who made Canberra

Friday 15 March: 5.00–8.30pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, CMAG and the
ACT Office for Women present ten prominent women who will reflect on their experiences,
stories and achievements in Canberra.

Free, includes supper, tea & coffee, RSVP by Tue 12 March, for catering purposes.


Wednesday 20 March: 1.00–2.30pm

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Kyoko Sato, Jyh Shyong Wong and Janine Proost present
a short contemporary dance performance in The Nolan Collection.
A Mirramu Creative Arts Centre Centenary of Canberra presentation

Free, RSVP by Tue 19 March.

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