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Past Community Programs

June - December 2008

 

Lunchtime Workshop: Intermediate Printmaking

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 June › 12.30 – 1.30pm

Escape the office during your lunch hour! This three-week workshop provides experiences for people who have some previous knowledge of printmaking techniques. Each participant will create a dual colour lino print as a base work, with possible mixed media additions using Sidney Nolan's works as inspiration. At the end of the three sessions you will have an original artwork for your home or office.

For: Adults familiar with the printmaking process
Cost: $40 for three week workshop. All materials provided.*
Bookings and payment: 6207 3968 by Wed 28 May
CMAG Studio

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The Lucite Queen

Back by popular demand...
Tuesday 8 July 12.30 - 1.30pm

Take a trip back to the 1940s and 50s, as Rae Harvey takes you on a walking tour of her Lucite handbag collection. With their amazing architectural styles and shining embellishments of rhinestones and pearls, Lucite handbags were fabulously imaginative and came in a wide variety of shapes and colours. These plastic handbags were an icon of style for women of the period, and are now a highly prized collector’s item.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968

Jan Brown and Peter Haynes: A Conversation

Wednesday 2 July › 12.30 - 1.30pm
Theatrette

Join the Director of ACT Museums & Galleries as he talks to Jan Brown, eminent local artist and mentor to generations of Canberra art students, on the occasion of CMAG's major survey of her work.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968

CMAG on Sunday

Family Event 1.00 – 4.00 pm
Studio

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for an afternoon of structured and free-range activities for children aged 4-8 years. Structured workshops run throughout the day and bookings are strongly recommended. Workshops are led by artist Hanna Hoyne.

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Cost: Free
For: Families with 4-8 year olds
RSVP: 6207 3968

Sunday films


Big House Film Society presents monthly fi lm 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
RSVP: 6207 3968
Theatrette

Big House Film Society presents:

Sunday 27 July › 1.00 – 4.00 pm
Gaslight (1944) + surprise short
Atmospheric, fog-shrouded Gothic thriller.

Sunday 31 August › 1.00 – 5.00 pm
Experiment in Terror (1962) + surprise short
Blake (Pink Panther) Edwards’ only crime flick + buff s’ fave.

Sunday 14 September › 1.00 – 4.00 pm

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) + Brute Force (1947)
Men in isolated, pressure-cooker situations

Sunday 26 October › 1.00 – 5.00 pm
Went the Day Well (1942) +
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
(The enemy is moving in — next door)

Sunday 23 November › 1.00 – 5.00 pm

You Only Live Once (1937) + Gun Crazy (1950)
More ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ style mayhem.

Sunday 14 December › 1.00 – 5.00 pm
I Married A Monster from Outer Space [1958] +
Christmas Holiday [1944]
Careful who you propose to ...

CMAG COLLECTION SERIES:
CURATOR’S FLOORTALK


Saturday 26 July › 2.00 – 3.00pm

As part of CMAG’s 10th birthday celebrations and Vivid: National Photography Festival, join CMAG’s Curators as they discuss photographs on display as part of the CMAG Collection Series.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968, by Thu 24 July
Gallery 5

CMAG COLLECTION SERIES:
CURATOR’S FLOORTALK


Saturday 26 July › 2.00 – 3.00pm
Gallery 5


As part of CMAG’s 10th birthday celebrations and Vivid: National Photography Festival, join CMAG’s Curators as they discuss photographs on display as part of the CMAG Collection Series.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968, by Thu 24 July

JAN BROWN: ARTFORUM LECTURE


Wednesday 27 August › 1.00 – 2.00pm
Gallery 2/3

Deborah Clark, CMAG’s Curator of Visual Art, discusses the work of Jan Brown on the occasion of a major survey of her work. In association with ANU School of Art.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968

SOUND OF SOM


Tuesday 16 September › 12.30 – 1.30pm
Theatrette


Students and staff from the ANU School of Music present a lunchtime recital of Chamber Music.


Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: 6207 3968

Lunchtime Workshop: Printmaking for Beginners

Fridays 17, 24, 31 October & 7 November
12.30 – 1.30pm

Escape the office during your lunch hour!
This four-week workshop will off er a hands-on opportunity for people who have no previous printmaking experience. Following an introduction to the print-making process, participants will experiment with a range of techniques including monoprinting and dry point etching. At the end of the program you will have
an original artwork for your home or office.

For: Adult beginners
Cost: $55 (ACT M&G Members $50),
prepayment required to confirm your booking*
Bookings: 6207 3968, by Fri 10 October
CMAG Studio


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COLLECTORS AT WORK: DOLLS’ HOUSES


Thursday 16 October › 12.30 – 1.30pm
Saturday 18 October › 2.00 – 4.00pm (repeat)
Open Collection


As part of our ongoing Cabinets of Curiosities series, join Anna-Maria Sviatko for a tour of her remarkable collection of contemporary dolls houses dating from 1957 to 2007. Anna-Maria has been interested in miniatures since she was a child and is an Australasian expert in Lundby and other 1/18th scale dolls houses. If you like modern furniture you’ll love these houses which contain miniature versions of furniture design classics covering the last 50 years.


For: Adults
Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968 (limited seating)

SOUND OF SOM


Tuesday 28 October › 12.30 – 1.30pm
Theatrette


Students and staff from the ANU School of Music present a lunchtime guitar recital.


Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: 6207 3968


CMAG COLLECTION SERIES:
CURATOR’S FLOORTALK


Saturday 8 November › 2.00 – 3.00pm
Gallery 5


As part of CMAG’s 10th birthday celebrations, join CMAG’s Curators as they discuss the ACTTAB Collection on display as part of the CMAG Collection Series.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968, by Thursday 6 November


OUT OF THE SHADOWS: ANDREW PIKE


Sunday 9 November › 2.00 – 3.00pm
Theatrette


Andrew Pike, former Manager of Electric Shadows, reminisces about the role of independent cinemas in the community and in the film industry. Electric Shadows ran for 27 years in Canberra and was loved by movie-goers for its idiosyncratic programming and unusual design. Andrew will also discuss survival tactics
for a small, specialised cinema in the age of globalisation and multiplexes.


Cost: free
RSVP essential: 6207 3968 (limited seating)


ELECTRIC SHADOWS DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING


Sunday 9 November › 3.00 – 4.00pm
Theatrette


The Electric Shadows documentary is an affectionate celebration of the cinema, the people who ran it and the audiences who supported it. It is also a universal story of a small family business taking on the giants and, for a while, succeeding in building a loyal band of followers and filling a niche in the community’s
cultural life.

Directed by Andrew Scarano (grandson of the cinema’s long-time Chief Projectionist) and Phil Hignett.


Cost: free
RSVP essential: 6207 3968 (limited seating)


ABC Radio 666 Comes to CMAG

Thursday 13 November › 1.00 – 3.00pm
Foyer

ABC Radio 666 will be broadcasting the Afternoon Show with Genevieve Jacobs from the foyer at CMAG Thursday 13 November from 1pm. Come along and join the fun with a variety of activities planned and afternoon tea supplied.

Images of the Day


DIRECTOR’S FLOORTALK:
THE WATERHOUSE COLLECTION


Wednesday 12 November › 12.30 – 1.30pm
Gallery 4

In March 2008 CMAG purchased a significant social history collection amassed by long-term local resident, Mrs Dawn Waterhouse. The collection contains hundreds of items including souvenirs, commemorative jewellery, cutlery, artworks, books, maps, postcards, journals and other memorabilia. Director of ACT Museums & Galleries, Peter Haynes, will discuss the significance of this collection.


Cost: Free
RSVP: 6207 3968

SELLING THE CAPITAL: REFLECTIONS BY DAVID KILBY


Sunday 16 November › 2.00 – 4.00pm

Theatrette


Since the 1930s a number of short films have been produced promoting Canberra to tourists, potential residents and unwilling public servants being relocated from other capital cities. David Kilby will explore how the capital has been ‘sold’ in 16mm films from the 1930s to the 1980s. As a collection, the films provide a remarkable record of how The Garden City has been promoted nationally and internationally.
A must-see for long-term Canberra residents and newcomers alike.


Cost: free
RSVP essential: 6207 3968 (limited seating)

 

WEEKEND DRAWING WORKSHOPS


Sue Taylor leads a relaxed weekend of drawing in the CMAG Studio.
These programs are suitable for all levels and can be undertaken as
one-day or two-day workshops.


LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP


Saturday 22 November › 11.00am – 5.00pm

A one-day workshop where students develop the technical and
observational skills needed to draw the human fi gure. A variety of
drawing techniques and materials will be used. This workshop is
suitable for all levels.


PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP


Sunday 23 November › 11.00am – 5.00pm

This one-day workshop explores diff erent styles of portraiture in a
relaxed setting. Sue will focus on developing drawing techniques
using a variety of materials including pencil, charcoal and conte.

For: Adults (all levels)
Cost: $80 for one day (ACT M&G Members $70),
$145 for two days (ACT M&G Members $130),
prepayment required to confi rm your booking
Cost includes all materials and afternoon tea.
Please BYO lunch
Bookings essential: 6207 3968, by Tuesday 18 November
CMAG Studio



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