Showcasing CMAG’s permanent collection in
the Canberra Stories Gallery, along with five other gallery spaces, CMAG offers a variety of changing exhibitions providing a refreshing insight into the social history and the visual
arts of the Canberra region.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Thu 13 December 2012: 1.00–2.00pm
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
Free, RSVP Tue 27 November
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.
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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