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Past Community Programs

July - December 2009

 

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 26 July > 1.00 – 4.00pm
Noise (2007 – Brendan Cowell) + Aussie crime short
Brooding, atmospheric, nocturnal Australian thriller

Sunday 29 November > 1.00 – 5.00pm
Anatomy of a Murder (1959 – James Stewart, Lee Remick)
Jazz, jaundice and justice in courtroom drama par excellence

Sunday 13 December > 1.00 – 5.00pm
Son of Frankenstein (1939 – Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone) +
Young Frankenstein (1974 – Mel Brooks, Gene Hackman)
Karloff’s surreal last tango – and its hilarious spoof'

Printmaking for Beginners: Lunchtime Workshops

Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 November > 12.30 – 1.30pm

A hands-on opportunity for people who have little or no previous printmaking experience. View the range of printmaking practices represented in the Prints and Drawings exhibition and participate in a three stage practical workshop. CMAG Educator Amelia Zaraftis will guide you through the process of using foam sheets to make multi-layered prints. Take home an editioned series and the skills to make prints in your own kitchen!

For: Adult beginners
Cost: $50 (ACT M&G Members $45), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Thurs 5 November
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Studio

Sound of SOM


Tuesday 27 October › 12.30 - 1.30pm


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


Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Theatrette

Arresting the Reader: Crime Fiction Writers in Conversation

Sunday 25 October > 2.00 – 4.00pm

What kind of sinister happenings are seething beneath Canberra’s outwardly ordered and quietly pleasant façade? You may not suspect that our Capital, too often stereotyped as a soulless and bland city, could be cast as an intriguing character in a gritty crime novel. Join acclaimed crime fiction writers, Marion Halligan and Dorothy Johnston, as they read from their novels and talk to ABC radio’s LouiseMaherabout writing in this genre.

Marion and Dorothy will be signing books after the event.
Books will be available for purchase.

Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes light refreshments
Bookings and payment: by Wed 21 October
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Theatrette

Artists’ Footprints: Sustainable Art Forum

Wednesday 12 August > 4.30 – 7.30pm


Bringing together various professionals from the Canberra arts community, this forum explores contemporary visual art within a framework of sustainability. Going beyond ‘eco-chic’ approaches and broadening the focus, how can we balance environmental and economical concerns to create a sustainable art sector for the future? Participants include Mandy Martin, Artist; Ruth Oliphant, Emerging Artist; Barbara McConchie, Executive Director, Craft ACT; and Helen Maxwell, Gallery Owner/Director. Chaired by Mark Van Veen, Assistant Director: Exhibitions and Curatorial.


Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes light refreshments
Bookings and payment: by Sun 9 August
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Theatrette

Ochres, Pigments and the Land: Painting Workshop

Saturday 8 August > 12:00 – 4:00pm

Local artist and educator Jodie Cunningham will lead participants through this tactile practical workshop. Examine the landscape works of Mandy Martin, then experiment with a range of drawing and painting media and techniques in this exploratory half day workshop.

For: Adult beginners to intermediate
Cost: $55 (ACT M&G Members $50), includes all materials and afternoon tea
Bookings and payment: by Fri 31 July
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Studio

Put Yourself in the Picture: School Holiday Program

Tuesday 14 July > 10.00am – 12.00pm (5 to 7 years)

Draw a landscape large enough to get lost in! Inspired by works in the Mandy Martin: Paintings 1981 - 2009 exhibition, children will use charcoal, conte crayons and natural materials to make drawings from memory about places they have visited in nature.

Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Fri 10 July
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Studio

Future Factories: School Holiday Program

Thursday 16 July > 10.00am – 12.30pm (8 to 10 years)


An imaginative approach to producing energy. Don your construction hat and work boots, grab a pencil and design an energy factory for the future. Inspired by the powerhouse structures depicted in Mandy Martin’s paintings, children will use a variety of reclaimed materials to construct an assemblage sculpture: their very own future factory!


Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Tues 14 July
cmagbookings@act.gov.au or 6207 3968
CMAG Studio

CMAG Children’s Trail



Drop into CMAG any time, and go exploring our collection with our Children’s Trail. Pick up a booklet and pencil from the front desk and you’re ready to go. A great way to introduce your children to museums.

For: Families with 4 to 8 year olds.
Cost: Free
NB: Parental supervision required

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