Community Programs

Unless otherwise stated, for bookings and enquiries contact:

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City

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


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

PERFORMANCE: From this, Little Dove Theatre Art

Wed 29 October: 1–1.30pm and 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.



Wed 12 November: 1–2pm

Join exhibition curator Mark Bayly as he discusses how contemporary artists
are exploring ideas about the body and what it means to be human.


WRITERS WORKSHOP: Writing on the body

Sat 15 November: 12–5pm

Join Sarah St Vincent Welch to explore the exhibition, PULSE: Reflections
on the body, through writing. Discover how a sense of ‘the body’ can take
your work to a new level, with time to be inspired by the exhibition and to write.
This guided and immersive workshop is for beginners as well as more experienced writers,
caters for all forms, and will include writing exercises and games. Sarah has over fifteen
years of experience teaching creative writing in the Canberra community.

$84, includes six months of ACT Writers Centre membership (ACT M&G members and
ACT Writers Centre members $54, concessional members $48),
Bookings essential via 6262 9191 or www.actwriters. org.au, payment is required
at time of booking. Please bring along your own writing materials.

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.



12.30–1.30pm and 1.30–2.30pm (4 to 8 years) and 2.30–3.30pm (8 to 12 years)

Join us for an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artist Jacqueline Bradley.
Sun 7 September, What’s in our Lake?
Sun 5 October, The Big Draw: It's Our World
Sun 2 November, Limber limbs

$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free);
bookings open second Sunday of the month.


Children from 4 to 10 years old are always catered for with our Activity Table and Reading Nook.
Free, parental supervision required.


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