Community Programs

Unless otherwise stated, for bookings and enquiries contact:

Telephone: +61 2 6207 3968
Email: cmagbookings@act.gov.au

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City


FLOOR TALK: Curator Lauren Spencer and peacekeepers

Tue 25 November: 1–2pm

Join Lauren Spencer, Assistant Curator, Australian Federal Police Museum and
peacekeepers Rick Smeltink and Jason Byrnes, as they discuss
the exhibition’s portrayal of peacekeeping in Cyprus.

SEMINAR: Taking the pulse

Sat 29 November: 2–4.30pm

An afternoon where art and science collide, inspired by the exhibition,
PULSE: Reflections on the body. Listen to artists Julie Brooke and Nell,
former Artist in Residence at the School of Art, Australian National University.
Hear from scientist, Dr Andrew Barron, Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow
in the Biology Department at Macquarie University and immerse yourself in
a performance work by James Bachelor.

Free, RSVP by Thu 27 November, includes refreshments.

FLOOR TALK: Sarah Rice, Patsy Payne and Mark Bayly

Wed 3 December: 1–2pm

Join writer Sarah Rice, artist Patsy Payne and exhibition curator
Mark Bayly for a conversation considering the body through text and art.

Belinda McMartin and Sharon Bulkeley

Wed 10 December 2014: 1–2pm

Join Belinda McMartin, Assistant Curator at the Bradman Museum and
International Cricket Hall of Fame, and Sharon Bulkeley, Social History Curator at CMAG,
as they explore the stories behind the exhibition and discusses the history of the
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Canberra cricket.




Tue 13 January 2015: 1–2.30pm

As the city prepares to celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, join CMAG for the
launch of World of Cricket, an exhibition from the Bradman Museum.
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary the Museum will also launch their new book
‘The Bradman Museum’s World of Cricket’.

Free, RSVP via http://wocbooklaunch.eventbrite.com.au by Mon 12 January 2015.


Sat 24 January 2015: 12.30–4.30pm

Ersatz is a series of work by choreographer and performer James Batchelor.
The work observes the human body and its interactions with the environment through
a series of experiments in movement, sculpture and film. It deals with subtle manipulations
in our perceptions of the integration or separation of body and space.

The Ersatz series is supported by the ACT Government through ScreenACT,
Victorian Government through the VCA Graduate Mentors Scholarship, City of Melbourne,
Dr Phillip Law and Lionel Gell Foundation.

PERFORMANCE: Metasystems

Thu 12 to Sun 15 February 2015: 7–8pm

Metasystems is a live performance that analyses our human interactions with the environment
from the individual to the universal. Through the documentation and translation of the processes
taking place at the construction site, Metasystems is an observation of the rapidly evolving landscape
we inhabit. This physically demanding and rhythmically hypnotic work creates the awareness
of a world in flux, a space that is simultaneously being constructed and deconstructed.

Supported by ArtsACT and the Canberra Theatre Centre.
$20 ($15 concession), bookings and payments via Canberra Ticketing 6275 2700 or www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au, at the Canberra Theatre Centre, The Courtyard Studio.

FLOOR TALK: Karen Cromwell and Ian Fraser

Wed 11 February 2015: 1–2pm

Join artist Karen Cromwell and naturalist Ian Fraser to hear about the wonder of Gang Gangs,
in art and outside in our bush capital. Marvel at CMAG’s 1840s John Gould lithograph,
Callocephalon Galeatum (Gang Gang Cockatoo) and Karen Cromwell’s woven headpieces
Gang-gang cockatoos, breeding pair (male and female).


Final performance: From this, Little Dove Theatre Art

Fri 20 February 2015: 5–6.30pm

Little Dove Theatre Art challenges popular perceptions of what performance can be.
Drawing on Japanese Butoh for inspiration, the multi-award-winning director
Chenoeh Miller is working towards the creation of a new form of theatrical expression.
Little Dove Theatre Art employs biological, psychological and philosophical references
to produce performance that attempts to connect with audiences at a personal and
physical level.
From this is ground breaking live art that promises to be defined only through
your own unique experience.

Free, RSVP by Mon 27 October (first performance),
RSVP by Wed 18 February 2015 (final performance), places are limited.



Photography Workshop

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images from the recent Photography workshop where students explored Lanyon, Calthorpes' House and Mugga-Mugga.



Past Programs:





July - December 2010

January - June 2010

July - December 2009

January - June 2009



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