logo

Past Community Programs for 2014

 

FAMILY EVENT: Wombat Stew


Sat 26 July: 9–10am and 10.30–11.30am

Follow the trail of wombat prints across Civic Square to CMAG and burrow in for a range of wombat inspired activities around the museum. In association with Canberra Theatre Centre and Garry Ginivan Attractions Wombat Stew.

Free, for families with 4 to 10 year olds, bookings essential.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au


 

SITE VISIT: Lu Rees Archives


Sat 19 July: 2-3.30pm

Go behind the scenes at the Lu Rees Archives at the University of Canberra to discover their incredible collection relating to Australian Children's literature. See where many of Bob Graham's incredible drawings and sketches are housed and cared for by the Archives.

Free, bookings essential, meet at the Lu Rees Archives, Building 8 – the Library, University of Canberra, Bruce, afternoon tea included.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au



 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Zig, zag, frieze



Fri 18 July: 10am–2pm (8 to 12 years)

Bob Graham’s illustrations highlight everyday life themes of empathy, spirit and hope from a child’s perspective. His works also include issues that move and inspire local communities, families and friends. Children will explore these themes by engaging collaboratively as well as individually through construction, printmaking and collage.

$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment by Tue 8 July. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a drink.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au


ARTIST’S TALK: ‘byrd’ (Dan Maginnity)


Wed 25 June: 1–2pm

Dan Maginnity is a Canberra artist working under the tag name ‘byrd’. Utilising elements of graffiti-influenced, hybrid imagery, byrd produces murals and commissioned works of astounding originality characterised by their distinctly urban origins. Placeholder has been conceived specifically for the CMAG project space, composed of two distinct components: a facsimile of suburban architecture, with a painted mural facade.

Free

LUNCHTIME CURATOR FLOOR TALK SERIES


Wed 12 June: 1–2pm

Join Deborah Clark, CMAG’s Senior Curator Visual Arts, to delve deeper into the exhibition, Elioth Gruner: the texture of light and learn more about the artist, his work and his rendering of the Canberra regional landscape.

Free

THE TEXTURES OF LIGHT:
The Pastoral Visions of Australian Cinema


Sat 31 May: 2-4pm, Sat 7 June: 2-4pm, Sat 14 June: 2-4pm, Fri 20 June: 6-7pm

To accompany the exhibition, Elioth Gruner: the texture of light, the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc cinema will focus on Australian cinema’s own ‘vision splendid’; local and regional feature, short and documentary films where (as in Gruner’s paintings) sunlight, landscape and European agricultural settlement have played a key aesthetic and narrative role. Presented in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

$6 all tickets. Screening at Arc cinema, McCoy Cct, Acton. Bookings via 6248 2000.

Full program details: www.nfsa.gov.au/arc

FLOOR TALK: Christina Ault


Wed 18 June: 1–2pm

Join Christina Ault as she discusses her fond memories of ‘growing up in Downer’ and some of the treasured items from her collection.

Free

GRUNER HIGHLIGHTS


Fri 20 June: 1-1.30pm

Back for one last talk, Leanne Santoro, Assistant Curator Visual Arts gives an overview of Elioth Gruner: the texture of light. From the beach to the bush Elioth Gruner’s unique vision of the Australian landscape is explored in this major survey of his work. Gruner’s mastery with the paintbrush and his skill at capturing the effects of light will be a focus of the talk.

Free

TOUR: Gruner’s landscapes


Sat 21 June: 10am–3pm

Join Deborah Clark, CMAG’s Senior Curator Visual Arts and Gruner Society member, Geoff Pryor,
for a tour of the landscape around Canberra and the sites that inspired the artist’s work.

$60 (ACT M&G Members $55), includes morning tea and lunch. Bus departs CMAG at 10.30am.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au



CMAG ON SUNDAY


12.30–1.30 and 1.30–2.30 (4 to 8 years) and 2.30–3.30 (8 to 12 years)

Join us for an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artist Jacqueline Bradley.

Sun 4 May, Rad’ posters

$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free); bookings open second Sunday of the month.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au


CURATOR’S TALK: Nolan’s landscapes


Wed 28 May: 1–2pm

Join Deborah Cark, CMAG’s Senior Visual Arts Curator, for an examination of Nolan’s
modernist landscapes in contrast to those painted by the earlier, interwar artist Elioth Gruner.

Free


T IS FOR TODDLER: Cluck, quack, woof


Wed 21, Thu 22 and Fri 23 May: 9.30–10.45am and 11.45am–1.00pm

Inspired by the exhibition A bird in the hand: a Bob Graham retrospective children aged 2–3 years and their carers will discover the world of author and illustrator Bob Graham through a variety of hands-on, guided activities in the CMAG studio.

$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free); bookings are essential and open Sun 27 April.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au


SYMPOSIUM: The art of landscape


BOOKED OUT: Fri 2 May: 9.30am–5pm

A symposium, The art of landscape, organised in conjunction with the Australian National University. Convened by Professor Anthea Callen, Art Historian and Professor of Art, ANU College of Arts and Sciences; with keynote speaker Michael Rosenthal, Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick, United Kingdom an internationally distinguished scholar of landscape art; other speakers will include Dr Mary Eagle, former Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia and a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century Australian art; Denise Mimmocchi, Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and co-curator of Sydney Moderns (2013); and distinguished visual artist Imants Tillers.

Free. Click here to register The Symposium is now booked out

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Move me



Apologies, this event is now FULLY BOOKED

Tue 15 April: 10am–2pm (5 to 8 years)
Wed 16 April: 10am–2pm (9 to 12 years)

Nolan’s painted narrative is like a series of still frames from a movie. Children will engage with the paintings and stories in The Nolan Collection, and then make their own movies using low-tech and hi-tech methods in the CMAG studio.

$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment by Tue 8 April. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a drink.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au

GRUNER HIGHLIGHTS



Tue 29 April: 1-1.30pm


Join Leanne Santoro, Assistant Curator Visual Arts for an overview of Elioth Gruner: the texture of light. From the beach to the bush Elioth Gruner’s unique vision of the Australian landscape is explored in this major survey of his work. Gruner’s mastery with the paintbrush and his skill at capturing the effects of light will be a focus of the talk.

Free

LUNCHTIME FLOOR TALK: Ed Radclyffe and Lee Dewar



Wed 19 March: 1–2pm

Join artist and musician Ed Radclyffe and Lee Dewar, cofounder of Canberra Roller Derby League, as they discuss the exhibition and his contribution to the League.

Free

FORUM: 10 x 10 — taking care of business


Fri 14 March: 5.00–8.30pm

This program is now fully booked. However, the event will be available to view live at the following link:

Click here to view the event live at 5.20pm Friday 14 March

To celebrate the 2014 International Women’s Day theme, ‘Ending Poverty for Women and Girls through Economic Empowerment’, 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 11 March, for catering purposes.

Click here to download the event brochure


FLOOR TALK: Dr Sophie McIntyre



Wed 26 February: 1–2pm

Join Dr Sophie McIntyre, curator and art writer, as she discusses the
Remembrances of my youth series and her research into the wider Nolan Collection,
for the Nolan digitisation project.

Free


 


Copyright © 2001-2013. ACT Museums and Galleries