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Community Programs for 2012


WALKING TOUR: ACTON COMMUNITY


Mon 16 April: 10.30am–12.00pm

Join Senior Curator Dale Middleby and Public Art Consultant Pamille Berg for
a walk from CMAG to the Acton precinct to consider how Canberra town planners
and developers have fostered communities over time.

Free, all ages, RSVP by Sun 15 April.



MEMBERS EVENT: FAMILY STORYTELLER


Sat 21 April: 1.00–2.00pm or 2.00-3.00pm

Celebrate Youth Week by joining storyteller Kate Collins for a program of narrative
that explores and reinterprets the images in Jeanie Baker’s Mirror exhibition.

Free for members with 6-10 year olds and their families, includes light afternoon tea,
RSVP by Wed 18 April.



PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR:
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Wednesday 20 June: 10.00-11.30am

Join Deborah Clark, Curator Visual Arts, for the second in a series of gentle walking tours
of public art at the Australian National University.

Meet inside the School of Art Foyer Gallery (ANU) at 9.45am for a 10.00am start.
Free, RSVP by Mon 18 June, refreshments provided.



POETRY READING

Thu 5 July: 4.30-5.15pm

Hear a fantastic selection of ekphrastic poetry; poetry inspired by visual art forms.
These poems are inspired by the images and objects in the Canberra Stories
exhibition and the Nolan Collection.

Organised by Australian Poetry, sponsored by artsACT.
Craft ACT will then host a reading at 5.30pm



CURATOR’S FLOOR TALK

Tuesday 3 July: 1.00-2.00pm

Crystallise ideas about abstraction with Curator Mark Bayly. Consider how a range of Canberra and region artists are informing, inspiring and influencing each other’s work.

Free, Gallery 3.



COLLECTOR'S FLOOR TALK


Wednesday 25 July: 1.00–2.00pm

Join Robert Messenger, Canberra Times journalist and unstoppable typewriter collector,
as he discusses his collection from A to Z and every typewriter in-between.

Free. Collections Gallery



PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: REPEAT REPEAT

Sunday 29 July: 10.00am–3.00pm

Discover the decorative qualities in the work of Sidney Nolan, then head to the
CMAG Studio to explore printed repeat patterns on paper and fabric.

Cost: $40 ($35 members), payment due by Fri 20 July, for ages 16+.
Afternoon tea included, please bring your own snacks and lunch.





TALK: CANBERRA FOR SALE


Tue 31 July: 10.30-11.30am

Consider the many ways Canberra is promoted from the 1920s to 2013.
Join Dale Middleby, CMAG’s Senior Social History Curator; Avi Amesbury, Director of Craft ACT:
Craft and Design Centre and artist Fiona Hooton to explore connections between the
Waterhouse Collection of Canberra souvenirs and the Centenary of Canberra – a legacy
of good design competition.

Free, RSVP by Mon 30 July.
Gallery 1



TALK: READING NOLAN

Thursday 2 August: 4.30–6.00pm

Which came first, the painting or the story? Join Visual Arts Curator Deborah Clark
on a literary journey through the fictional landscape that inspired Sidney Nolan and
was created by him. The artist’s engagement with literature was the wellspring for
much of his astonishing art and in a poetic postscript Nolan himself has become
a character in contemporary Australian fiction.

Free, RSVP by Tue 31 July, refreshments provided.



ARTIST’S FLOOR TALK


Tue 14 August: 1.00-2.00pm

A last chance to immerse yourself in Word of mouth with Curator Mark Bayly
in conversation with Ruth Waller, Julie Brooke and Greg Hodge.

Free Gallery 3


CURATOR'S FLOOR TALK



Thu 22 November: 1.00–2.00pm

Join Peter Haynes, University of Canberra Art Curator, as he discusses works in Marking Place.
Discover how three prominent Canberra artists explore connections with place.

Free
Gallery 2/3

ARTIST’S TALK: Merryn Sommerville



Thu 13 December 2012: 1.00–2.00pm

Gallery 4


TALK: Fire, gardens and community



Thu 29 November: 2.30–3.30pm

Join Senior Social History Curator Dale Middleby as she discusses CMAG collection items gathered after the 2003 Canberra fire storm. Chris Stamford, Phoenix Garden Group, will describe the Garden Regeneration Project and Lesley Pattinson, coordinator of Featherstone Gardens, will discuss how gardens are vital for a resilient community.

Free, RSVP Tue 27 November
Gallery 1



FLOOR TALK



Tue 4 December 2012: 1.00–2.00pm

Join Mrs Heather Henderson, Canberra resident since 1952 and daughter of former
Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies and Dame Pattie Menzies, as she talks about her
life in the capital.

 

FIBRE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: Woven Spaces



Sun 16 December 2012: 10.00am–3.00pm

Focussing on the theme ‘connection to place’ explored by artists in the Marking place exhibition, participants will weave, wrap, coil and hand-stitch a fibre form inspired by a place of their own.

$40 ($35 ACT M&G Members), payment due by Fri 7 Dec; for ages
16+; afternoon tea included, please bring your own snacks and lunch.



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