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.
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
RSVP: email@example.com or 6207 3968
Sun 30 June: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Sun 28 July: Ace In The Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951)
Sun 25 August: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Big House Film Society
Sat 1 June: 12.30–1.30pm
Discover the conservation and research behind The Australiana Fund collection with Greg Peters,
Chief Conservator Patinations Conservation Services, and Ionë Peters, decorative arts researcher
and former Assistant to the Fine Art Advisor of The Australiana Fund.
Thu 27 June: 5.30–7.30pm
A last chance to see Australia Revealed at an evening viewing for members as part of the
Friends Around the Lake series of events. Join Mark Bayly, Assistant Director Exhibitions and Curatorial,
as he guides you on a tour exploring key moments in Australian taste, concluding with refreshments in the Foyer.
$5.00 for ACT M&G Members, bookings by Mon 24 June.
Thu 4 July: 1.00–2.00pm
Join Deborah Clark, CMAG’s Senior Curator of Visual Arts, for a discussion of the exhibition Gathered Together. Discover the stories behind CMAG’s collection of Indigenous art and examine works by Danie Mellor, Kevin Gilbert and Indigenous prints from the Studio One collection.
Sat 13 July and Sat 20 July: 12.00–3.30pm
Windsongs and Waterlines – where is, what is Wreck Bay? is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government.
$65 per workshop, payment by Thu 11 July.
Wed 17 July: 1.00–2.00pm
Join Dr Robert Dyball, Australian National University Lecturer in the Fenner School of Environment
and Society, and visual artist Bev Hogg as they discuss Canberra’s food production future and the
work of art, Big Foot’s Feast. Bev Hogg describes her work as, ‘a telescopic pie-chart-wedding-cake’,
and it was created in response to Dr Robert Dyball’s speculative paper about food production in the Canberra region in 100 years.
Wed 31 July: 1.00–2.00pm
Join Dale Middleby, CMAG’s Senior Curator of Social History, and art
historian Paul Hendry for an overview of the exhibition and a discussion
about artist Lawrence Daws. Find out more about Canberra’s past and
present and discover how academics and artists worked together to create this unique vision of Canberra’s future.
Thu 1 August: 1.00–2.00pm
Join artists Jenni Martiniello and Lyndy Delian for a conversation about their glass works of art, Fish trap 7 and Turtle on exhibition in Gathered together.
Wednesday 7 August: 1.00–2.00pm
Andrew Willett, a long time telephone collector, will outline the development of the telephone service in Australia, from the Post Master General’s Department to Telstra. His talk will focus on both technical and operator staff aspects as well as his interest in collecting something as ubiquitous as the telephone.
Wed 14 August: 1.00–2.00pm
Join architecture graduate and artist Fernando Pino and milliner Christine Waring to learn about their professional practice. For this exhibition, Fernando Pino has created a model based on the Griffins’ winning entry in the 1911 competition to design Australia’s capital and Christine Waring has recreated theatrical headdresses worn by the Griffins.
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