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 March, The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) + The Killers (1946) – Cherchez la femme
Sun 27 April, Hangover Square (1945) + The Damned Don't Cry (1950) – Memories that kill
Sun 25 May, Born to Kill (1947) + Dial M for Murder (1955) – Men behaving badly
Big House Film Society
Tue 11 March, Wed 7 May and Thu 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.
Fri 14 March: 5.00–8.30pm
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.
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.
Wed 9 April: 1–2pm
Hamilton Darroch’s sculptures have been created using objects long exposed to the elements in the Australian landscape in combination with colour harmonies and geometric patterns. The centrepiece of the exhibition is Suntrap, a 3-metre, brilliantly coloured sculpture created from 50 vintage rabbit traps. For some time Darroch has been responding to the work of Sidney Nolan and this exhibition includes a work informed by one of CMAG’s Sidney Nolan paintings.
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.
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.
Sat 17 May: 1–2pm
Join author and illustrator Bob Graham to hear stories behind his stories and insights into his work and the exhibition; full of treasures from his studio and the Lu Rees Archives.
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.
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.
Sat 31 May: 2–4pm, Sat 7 June: 2–4pm, Fri 13 June: 6–7pm, Sat 14 June: 2–4pm
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
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