Community Programs

Unless otherwise stated, bookings and enquiries contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6207 3968
Email: cmagbookings@act.gov.au


Wed 13 May: 12-12.30pm

Fortuity is a project in two parts marking the 50th anniversary of Australian Dance Theatre
and the ongoing professional artistic career of its founder Elizabeth Cameron Dalman – the
first consisting of a series of micro performances in Canberra’s national and territory
cultural institutions.

The repertoire for these performances is taken from the ground breaking works of the
60s and 70s made for Australian Dance Theatre, which transformed the face of dance
theatre in Australia. The performances also present improvised responses to each
institution’s collection.

Fortuity will then be presented at the Courtyard Studio Canberra Theatre Centre as a
dance theatre work bringing together many of these choreographies and contextualising
them in the history of Australian dance. Mirramu is supported in this project by the
ACT Government and a partnership with the Canberra Theatre which also celebrates
50 years in 2015.

ARTIST’S FLOOR TALK: Lee Grant and Ted Richards

Wed 20 May: 1–2pm

Join artists Lee Grant and Ted Richards in conversation with Shane Breynard,
Director ACT Museums and Galleries, as they discuss their photographs of Canberra
and the changes it has undergone since the 1960s.


Sat 30 May: 2.30–4pm

Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton specialises in working with clients with a disability. Join Rachel as she introduces this extraordinary documentary film about her work, Scarlet Road, and tells the story of Touching Base, a charitable organisation she has helped establish to assist people with disability and sex workers to connect with each other. The film screening will follow Rachel’s short presentation.

Free, RSVP by Thu 28 May, places are limited.

TALK: The Soldier and the Pacifist

Fri 10 April: 1–2pm

Jan Morice tells how her grandmother, Mabel Drummond, a founding member of WILPF,
maintained an affectionate, but difficult relationship with her brother fighting at the Front.
Free, places are limited.

POETRY READING: Urban suburban

Sat 6 June 2-3.30pm

Explore Canberra’s suburbs and back streets, parks and pools through the unique lens of poetry.
Join four Canberra poets, Geoff Page, Alan Gould, Melinda Smith and Sarah Rice,
for a reading of poetry inspired by works of art in the exhibition Urban suburban,
including poems specially commissioned for the occasion.

Free, RSVP by Fri 5 June, includes refreshments.


Wed 15 or Thu 16 April: 10am–2pm (5 to 12 yrs)

Journey into Central Australia with Burke and Wills and explore the outback through Sidney Nolan’s desert and drought paintings. Use a variety of natural and manmade materials to create your own desert diorama in the CMAG Studio.

$20 (ACT M&G Members $15), payment by Wed 8 April. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a drink.


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


Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City



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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