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Past Community Programs


January - June 2010



Special Event
VALUING VISUACY: EARLY CHILDHOOD VISUAL ARTS FORUM

Wednesday 23 June > 4.30 – 7.00pm

A forum to investigate the value and importance of quality visual arts experiences in early childhood. Speakers include: renowned Arts and Education Consultant, Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM; Senior Lecturer in Arts, Design and Technology Education at the University of Canberra, Dr Linda Knight; and Early Years Learning Executive Officer in the ACT Department of Education, Sharon Craft.

Cost: $10 (ACT M&G Members $8), includes light refreshments
Bookings and payment: by Fri 18 June
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Audio from forum First session

Audio from forum Second session


DRAWING YOU IN: LUNCHTIME WORKSHOPS

Wednesdays 12, 19, & 26 May > 12.30 – 1.30pm

With the subtle atmospheric still life paintings of Jude Rae as inspiration, why not spend your lunch hour in the CMAG Studio making charcoal, ink and mixed media drawings. This gently structured workshop aims to support beginners to develop drawing skills through guided observations of artworks and technical demonstrations.

For: Adult beginners
Cost: $50 (ACT M&G Members $45), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Fri 7 May
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Endangered Pawscapes: School Holiday Program

Friday 16 April > 10.00am – 2.00pm

Investigate the striking Endangered Pawscape paintings of Ruth Waller and learn about endangered Australian animals, then move into the CMAG Studio to create a mixed media ‘pawscape’ art work about your chosen animal. Please bring your own lunch and a drink.

For: 8 to 12 year olds
Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes all materials.
Bookings and payment by: Sun 11 April
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Mapping Me: School Holiday Program

Thursday 15 April > 10.00am – 12.30pm

Inspired by the art practice of local artist Kirsten Farrell, children will layer colours, shapes, lines and textures to create large scale map portraits. Map where you live, who you are or what you want to be! Please bring your own snacks and a drink.

For: 5 to 8 year olds
Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Sun 11 April
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

JUDE RAE: ARTIST FLOOR TALK

Tuesday 30 March > 12.30 – 1.30pm

Join acclaimed local artist, Jude Rae, and Assistant Director: Curatorial and Exhibitions, Mark Van Veen, for a tour of the Jude Rae exhibition. Jude will discuss her interest in still life; a genre which she believes walks an imaginary line between the traditions of abstraction and figuration.

Cost: Free
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Special Event
FOR LOVE OR MONEY:
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FILM SCREENING

Wednesday 24 March > 5.30 – 8.30pm

In celebration of International Women’s Day, CMAG and the ACT Office for Women present For Love or Money, a classic documentary which chronicles the history of women and work in Australia from 1788 - 1983. A panel discussion will follow the screening. In association with the Australian Women’s History Forum during Women’s History Month.

Cost: Free, includes light refreshments
RSVP: by Fri 19 March, for catering purposes
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

 


RUTH WALLER: ARTIST FLOOR TALK

Wednesday 17 March, Art Forum Lecture > 1.00 – 2.00pm

Renowned for a bold engagement with social justice issues and environmental concerns, Ruth Waller is a local artist with a strong national reputation. Join Ruth, Head of Workshop in Painting at the ANU School of Art, as she speaks to Curator of Visual Arts, Deborah Clark, about the works on display in the exhibition. In association with the ANU School of Art.

Cost: Free
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

JUDE RAE AND RUTH WALLER: CURATOR FLOOR TALK

Wednesday 17 February > 12.30 – 1.30pm

Assistant Director: Curatorial and Exhibitions, Mark Van Veen and Curator of Visual Arts, Deborah Clark, discuss the work of Ruth Waller and Jude Rae, both Canberra-based artists who are the subjects of twin survey exhibitions at CMAG.

Cost: Free
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

CANBERRA’S GOLDEN TALES: A CANBERRA DAY MORNING TEA

Tuesday 9 March > 11.00am – 12.30pm

Join some of the long standing ACT residents currently profiled in the Canberra Gold exhibition for a morning of reflections and collections. These Canberra Gold award recipients will also discuss their participation in the digital stories project on display in the exhibition. In celebration of Canberra Day and in association with The Canberra Festival.

Cost: Free, includes light morning tea
RSVP: by Fri 5 March, for catering purposes
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

ROUND THE TRAX: EXHIBITION FLOOR TALK

Friday 8 January > 2.00 – 3.00pm

Join Robert Hill, who has been making model cars for the past 22 years, as he takes you on a trip through the exhibition, Dale’s Cars. Drawing on experiences from his days at Matchbox and his current business Trax Models, this floor talk is a must for all car enthusiasts and collectors.

Cost: Free
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

Special Event
MOONLIGHT MATINEE

Sunday 31 January > 8.00 – 11.00pm

Join us for an outdoor film screening under the stars in the CMAG courtyard. Big House Films and ACT M&G present:

Footlight Parade (1933 – Busby Berkeley, James Cagney) + classic comedy short
Busby Berkeley outdoes even himself in Hollywood’s ultimate backstage extravaganza!

For: Members and their guests
Cost: Free, includes light refreshments
RSVP: by Fri 29 January, for catering purposes
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

LINEAR AND PAINTERLY PRINTS: LUNCHTIME WORKSHOPS

Thursdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 February > 12.30 – 1.30pm

Escape the office and join CMAG Educator Kay Whitney in the Studio for a series of practical printmaking sessions. Explore the linear and painterly qualities of the versatile collagraph plate and experiment with a range of inking and printing methods to inspire your own artmaking.

Cost: $50 (ACT M&G Members $45), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Fri 29 January
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968

SUNDAY FILMS


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
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
Theatrette

Big House Film Society presents:

Sunday 28 February > 1.00 – 5.00pm
Mystery Street (1950 – noir cinematography by John Alton) +
Criss Cross (1949 – Burt Lancaster, Yvonne de Carlo)
More sucker punches from noir’s alluring femme fatale!

 

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