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Appendix 1 – Members and Remuneration of the CFC Board during 2013-14  110

Appendix 2 – CFC Governance Documents  113

Appendix 3 – Senior Managers of the CFC  140

Appendix 4 – Organisational Structure as at 30 June 2014  141

Appendix 5 – Advisory Committees  142

Appendix 6 – Facilities and Business/Activities Under Management 152

Appendix 7 – Canberra Theatre Centre Venues – Graphs indicating venue usage and presentation genres in 2013-14  154

Appendix 8 – ACT Museums and Galleries Venues – Schedule of exhibitions, programs and events 2013-14  156

Appendix 9 – Canberra Museum and Gallery – Acquisitions (Purchases and donations) in 2013-14  166

Appendix 10 – Major Funding, Sponsorship and Support 167

Appendix 11 – Staff Development 169

Appendix 1 –

Members and Remuneration of the CFC Board during 2013-14


JOHN HINDMARSH AM (Appointed for a three-year term to 31 December 2014)


Executive Chairman, Hindmarsh and Associated Companies.  Over 40 years experience in property, construction and business investment in Australia and overseas.  Has interests in the equity and venture capital market in the ACT and supports a number of start-up innovation companies, some in joint venture with the ACT Government.  Has sponsored several major exhibitions at the National Gallery and regularly supports a range of other community activities in the arts, education, charities and sport.  Member, National Gallery of Australia Governing Council; Chairman, National Gallery of Australia Foundation; Chairman, Australian Capital Ventures and Equity Investments; Director, Village Building Company Pty Ltd; Director and Life Member, Canberra Business Council; Adjunct Professor of Building & Construction Management, University of Canberra; Fellow, Australian Institute of Building; Director, Hands Across Canberra Charity and Boundless All Abilities Playground Charity.  Previously held public offices include : President, ACT Master Builders Association; Chairman, Canberra Business Council; Honorary Ambassador for the ACT; and Chairman, Canberra Institute of Technology Advisory Council.  John was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for his significant service to building and construction in the Australian Capital Territory, and to business.


SANDRA LAMBERT AM (three-year term concluded 10 February 2014)


Former Chief Executive of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services from July 2002 until retirement on 30 September 2010, apart from her year as Coordinator-General of the ACT Stimulus Taskforce responsible for the effective delivery of the Australian Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan (Stimulus Package) in the ACT.  Completed Bachelor of Arts at Canterbury University in Christchurch followed by a Diploma of Teaching (Distinction Award).  While Chief Executive, Ms Lambert held a number of Board and committee positions – Chair of the Community and Disability Services Ministers’ Advisory Council; Chair of the Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University; Board member of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; and member of the ACT Cultural Council.  Sandra was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for her service to public administration in the ACT in the areas of disability, community housing, multicultural relations, health and welfare, and as a mentor.




Chief Executive Officer, Cultural Facilities Corporation.  Holds degrees at undergraduate and graduate level from Cambridge University, and the Australian National University, in classics, law, international law, business administration, art history and curatorship.  Former General Manager, ACT Bureau of Arts and Heritage.  Recipient of inaugural ACT Government – Australian National University MBA Scholarship (1997).  Member of: the Tourism, Arts and Sport Taskforce of the Canberra Business Council; the Australiana Fund Canberra Committee; the ACT Inclusion Council; and the Canberra Regional Council of the Australian Institute of Management.  Former Board Member of the ANU Institute of the Arts and of the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies.  Former Member of the ANU Chancellor’s Awards Committee; Tourism Training ACT Regional Board; Canberra City Heart Business Association Management Committee; the ACT Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; and the Canberra Medical Society Indigenous Health Initiative.  A former member of numerous judging panels, including of : the ACT and Region Tourism Awards; the ACT Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Awards; the Philippine Women’s Awards; the Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards; the University of Canberra Campus Design Ideas Competition; the Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards; and the Fast+Fresh festival of 10-minute plays.  Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.  Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company directors.  2001 ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year.  Awarded Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.


LOUISE DOUGLAS (Appointed for a three-year term to 6 September 2015)

Has had a successful career in the cultural heritage management spanning 30 years, working at senior and executive management levels at both the Powerhouse Museum and the National Museum of Australia.  Joined the National Museum of Australia in 1994 and was Assistant Director, Audience, Programs and Partnerships until 2011.  Has contributed to the evolution of museums in Australia through positions on the governing bodies of Museums Australia at the national and state/territory level including Vice President of the National Council.  Recently completed a term as a standards reviewer of regional museums with Museums and Galleries NSW. A member of the Australian Committee, International Council of Museums.  Currently completing a doctorate in history at the Australian National University and working as a museum consultant. 

ROBYN HENDRY (Appointed for a three-year term to 6 September 2015)

Chief Executive, Canberra Convention Bureau.  Robyn has worked in the Australian and international tourism industry as a senior executive for 20 years in Australia, New Zealand and PNG. She has held senior management positions in multinational hotel companies in food and beverage, human resources, general management and strategic development.  Robyn is past president of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) and a former Director of the Business Event Council of Australia (BECA).  She represents BECA on the Tourism Visa Advisory Group (TVAG); and is a Director of the Cultural Facilities Corporation (CFC), Exhibition Park Corporation (EPC) and Council Member of Tourism Quality Council of Australia. At the 2011 Tourism Awards Robyn was awarded the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for the ACT & region. Robyn has a Bachelor of Management (Tourism), Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


EUGENE KALENJUK (Appointed for a three-year term to 20 February 2015)


Eugene is a partner with PwC and leads the Private Client practice in Canberra.  Eugene has over 17 years experience providing professional services to private and family businesses including strategic business and taxation advice.  Eugene also provides taxation advice to the government sector on matters including GST, FBT and technical salary packaging.  Eugene holds degrees in Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Taxation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Eugene is on the Board of Canberra Girls Grammar School and also sits on the ACT Governments Icon Panel which was established to assist start ups operating in the ACT. Eugene is also a member of the Canberra Cancerian Committee. 




The FM Act (Division 9.2, Clause 78(6)) provides that the remuneration of the CFC’s Chair, Deputy Chair, and appointed Members shall be determined by the ACT Remuneration Tribunal.  The current annual remuneration rates, set by the Tribunal’s Determination

No. 9 of 2013 are :




Deputy Chair


Appointed Member



The Chief Executive Officer’s remuneration is determined by the ACT Remuneration Tribunal under normal senior executive remuneration arrangements.


2013-14 Meetings of the CFC Board


·         29 August 2013

·         29 October 2013

·         11 December 2013

·         26 February 2014

·         10 April 2014


All Members attended the meetings.  Ms Sandra Lambert concluded her appointment of a three-year term on 10 February 2014.


The convening of these meetings, and their procedures, complied with the requirements of Division 9.4 of the FM Act.


A quorum was achieved at all meetings (refer to Division 9.4, Section 95 of the FM Act).


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Appendix 2 –

CFC Governance Documents




























Updated and endorsed by CFC Board

at meeting held 26 February 2014








Section A :                           Governance Framework


Section B :                           Board Charter




Appendix 1 :                       Board Code of Conduct


Appendix 2 :                       Audit Committee Charter


Appendix 3 :                       Advisory Committees Operating Guidelines and Terms of Reference



Attachments :                    Part 9, Divisions 9.1 – 9.5 (Governance of Territory Authorities) of the Financial Management Act 1996


Part 2 (The Corporation) of the Cultural Facilities Corporation Act 1997


(Note: these attachments are not included in this version of the document).





The Cultural Facilities Corporation (the CFC) is committed to ensuring that it provides high quality cultural services to the community, and to ensuring effective governance of all its operations.  In particular, the CFC seeks to :


(a)        enhance organisational performance, with particular reference to the establishment and continuing operation of :

·         Senior Managers’ meetings

·         Agency Consultative Committee meetings

·         the ACT Government Service Performance Framework

·         a Human Resources Plan


(b)        understand and manage risks to minimise negative aspects and maximise opportunities, with particular reference to the establishment and continuing operation of :

·         an Audit Committee of the Board

·         a Strategic Risk Management Plan


(c)        strengthen shareholder confidence, with particular reference to:

·         regular reporting to Government

·         the development of long-term Strategic Plans and to annual Corporate Plans and Statements of Intent based on the Strategic Plans


(d)        strengthen stakeholder confidence, with particular reference to :

·         the establishment and continuing operation of the three Advisory Committees and through them, links to the wider community

·         regular reporting to the ACT Legislative Assembly and the wider community


(e)        enhance its public reputation through enhanced transparency and accountability, with particular reference to the establishment and continuing operation of :

·         an Audit Committee of the Board

·         an Internal Audit Program

·         a Fraud Control Plan


(f)        demonstrate how it is discharging its legal, stakeholder and ethical obligations, with particular reference to :

·         reporting through Annual Reports


(g)        provide a mechanism for benchmarking accountability, with particular reference to :

·         setting and reporting on performance targets through an annual Statement of Intent, and Statement of Performance


(h)        assist in the prevention and detection of fraudulent, dishonest and/or, unethical behaviour, with particular reference to the establishment and continuing operation of :

·         a Board Code of Conduct

·         the ACT Government Service Code of Conduct

·         Section 9 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994

·         a Fraud Control Plan.




1.         Purpose of the Board Charter


1.1       The Board of the CFC has decided to establish a Charter that will govern its own work.


1.2       The Board Charter sets out the role, composition and responsibilities of the Board within the Governance Framework of the CFC (refer to Section A above).


1.3       The conduct of the Board is also governed by the Cultural Facilities Corporation Act 1997 and the Financial Management Act 1996. 


2.         Overall role of the Board


2.1       The role of the Board is to provide good governance and strategic direction to the CFC.


3.         Membership


3.1       The Board has 7 members as appointed under the Financial Management Act 1996, s 78, s 79 and s 80 (4).


3.2       Membership of the Board is disclosed in the CFC’s annual report.


4.         Board responsibility for good governance


4.1       The Board promotes and is responsible for good governance within the CFC.  Its system of governance is intended to ensure the strategic guidance of the CFC, the effective monitoring of management by the Board and the Board’s accountability to the CFC and the members.


4.2       All Board members are expected to exercise independence of judgement on all matters.


5.         Continuous improvement


5.1       The Board is committed to a philosophy and strategy of continuous improvement in its governance.


6.         Review


6.1       The Board periodically evaluates itself to ensure continuing improvement in its governance.


7.         Specific functions of the Board


7.1       The Board has the following specific functions as stated in the Financial Management Act 1996 s. 77 :


(a)        setting the CFC’s policies and strategies such as : risk management; communication with government; and corporate planning;


(b)        governing the CFC consistently with the CFC’s establishing Act and other relevant legislation;


(c)        ensuring, as far as practicable, that the CFC operates in a proper, effective and efficient way; and


(d)        ensuring, as far as practicable, that the CFC complies with applicable governmental policies. 


8.         Specific responsibilities of the Board


8.1       The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the CFC, including the development of long-term Strategic Plans.


8.2       The Board reviews and approves the CFC’s annual Corporate Plan based on the current Strategic Plan. 


8.3       The Board approves budgets and other performance indicators, reviews performance against them, and initiates corrective action when required.


8.4       The Board approves business cases for capital or other strategic projects, which require an initial investment from the CFC’s internal funds of above $100,000.


8.5       The Board approves the purchase of objects or works for the Canberra Museum and Gallery Collection, which are over the value of $11,000, or of a potentially controversial nature, or of exceptional cultural significance; and donations/gifts over the value of $22,000.


8.6       The Board ensures compliance with applicable laws.


8.7       The Board ensures that risks facing the CFC have been identified, assessed and that the risks are being properly managed.


8.8       The Board approves proposals for venture programming performing arts presentations involving significant financial risk to the CFC (i.e. proposals with an estimated programming budget allocation of more than $50,000) or considered to be of a controversial or sensitive nature, taking into account the Theatre Programming Policy in making such decisions.


8.9       The Board approves proposals for commercial shared risk performing arts presentations where the potential loss exceeds $50,000.  A commercial shared risk presentation is one where the financial risk is jointly shared by the CFC and a promoter/company, and where the proposal does not fit within the existing theatre programming budget.  The Board’s consideration of a proposal may take place by electronic means, and on an exception basis (i.e., a non-response by the specified deadline will be deemed as approval), if an urgent decision is required on a proposal.


8.10     The Board approves proposals for sponsorship/subsidy of local community or cultural organisations by the CFC, where the arrangement provides a substantial financial benefit to the organisation, and a strategic benefit to the CFC, taking into account the Theatre Programming Policy in making such decisions.  A substantial financial benefit is defined as one valued at more than $20,000 per annum.


8.11     The Board ensures that policies on key issues are in place and are appropriate.  The Board also reviews compliance with policies.


8.12     The Board approves the operating guidelines and memberships of the three Advisory Committees.  The operating guidelines of the committees are set out in Appendix 3.


8.13     One or more Board Members attends a meeting of each Advisory Committee once a year.


8.14     The Board approves a Fundraising Strategy and identifies opportunities for fundraising to support the facilities and activities of the CFC.


8.15     The Board approves and fosters an appropriate corporate culture matched to the CFC’s values and strategies.



9.         Role of the Audit Committee of the Board


            The Audit Committee of the Board provides strategic advice to the Board on financial management, budgetary, audit and compliance matters.  It operates with a Charter that is reviewed annually by the Board. (Refer to Appendix 2.)


10.       Conflict of Interest


10.1     As stated in s 86 of the Financial Management Act 1996, a Board member must take all reasonable steps to avoid being placed in a position where a conflict of interest arises during the exercise of the member’s functions. 


11.       Board skills


11.1     While noting that Board appointments are made by the Minister, the Board endeavours to ensure that, collectively, it has the appropriate level of skills and experience required to properly fulfil its responsibilities, including in the areas of : cultural, financial, accountancy and legal expertise. 


12.       Board induction, training and development


12.1     Board members are given appropriate induction training on appointment.


12.2     Board members are provided with continuing opportunities to develop experience and understanding of the CFC’s functions.


12.3     Board members are expected to attend activities across the CFC’s different venues on a regular basis in order to increase their knowledge of the CFC’s functions.


13.       Code of conduct


13.1     The Board establishes a written Code of Conduct which sets out the ethical and behavioural expectations for Board members. This Code is set out at Appendix 1.


13.2     In exercising the functions of a Board member, a member must exercise a high standard of honesty, care, diligence, discretion and loyalty to the CFC.


14.       Functions of governing board members


            14.1     Chair’s functions


                        The Chair of the Board has the following functions as stated in

s 82 of the Financial Management Act 1996 :


                        (a)        managing the affairs of the Board;


(b)        ensuring, as far as possible, that there is a good working relationship between the Board and management of the CFC;


(c)        ensuring the responsible Minister is kept informed about the operations of the CFC.



14.2     Deputy Chair’s functions


As stated in s 83 of the Financial Management Act 1996, if the Chair of the Board is absent or cannot for any reason exercise the functions of the Chair, the Deputy Chair of the Board must exercise the functions of the Chair.


14.3     CEO’s functions


            The CEO of the CFC has the following functions as stated in s 84 of the Financial Management Act 1996 :


(a)        ensuring, as far as practicable, that the CFC’s Statement of Intent is implemented effectively and efficiently;


(b)        managing the day-to-day operations of the CFC in accordance with –


            (i)         applicable governmental policies;


(ii)        the policies of the CFC set by the Board; and


(iii)       each legal requirement that applies to the CFC.


(c)        regularly advising the Board about the operation and financial performance of the CFC;

(d)        immediately advising the Board about significant events.  (Significant event means an event about which the CFC is required to advise the responsible Minister under s 101 of the Financial Management Act 1996.)


15.       Separation of roles between the Chairman and CEO


            15.1     The roles of the Chairman and the CEO are strictly separated.


            15.2     The Chairman is responsible for :


·         Ensuring the Board provides leadership and vision to the CFC.

·         Establishing the Board agenda.

·         Presiding over Board meetings and directing Board discussions to effectively use the time available to address the critical issues facing the CFC.

·         Making certain that the Board has the necessary information to undertake effective decision making and actions.

·         Developing a continuing relationship with the CEO.  As the major point of contact between the CEO and the Board, the Chairman should be kept fully informed of the matters of interest to Board members.

·         Guiding the continuing effectiveness and development of the Board and individual members.


15.3     The CEO is responsible for :


·         Taking and approving all and any actions and initiatives required to deliver the CFC’s strategic and operational plans as approved by the Board.

·         Ensuring transactions outside the CEO’s delegation levels are referred to the Board for approval.

·         Ensuring that all actions comply with the CFC’s policies in force from time to time.

·         Other responsibilities as delegated by the Board to the CEO.


16.       Minutes Secretary


16.1     In conjunction with the CEO, the Minutes Secretary is responsible for :


·         Ensuring that the Board agenda is developed in a timely and effective manner for review and approval by the Chairman.

·         Ensuring that Board papers are developed in a timely and effective manner.

·         Coordinating, organising and attending meetings of the Board and ensuring the correct procedures are followed.

·         Drafting and maintaining minutes of Board meetings.


17.       Minutes


17.1     Proceedings of all meetings are minuted and signed by the Chairman of the meeting.


17.2     Minutes of all Board meetings are circulated to members and approved by the Board at the subsequent meeting.


18.       Meetings of the Board


18.1     The Board meets six (6) times annually.  Additional meetings may be called if deemed necessary by the Chairman and/or CEO, or if asked by the Minister or at least 2 members.


18.2     The Chair must give the other members reasonable notice of the time and place of a meeting called by the Chair.


18.3     Board meetings take place in the Board Room, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Level 1, North Building, London Circuit, Civic.


18.4     A quorum is reached when a majority of appointed Members, at any given time, are present.


18.5     If the Chair and Deputy Chair are absent, the member chosen by the members present presides.  However, the members must not choose the CEO to preside.


19.       Review of Charter


19.1     The Board reviews its Charter annually to ensure it remains consistent with the Board’s objectives and responsibilities.


20.       Publication of Charter


20.1     Key features of the Board Charter are to be outlined in the CFC’s annual report.


20.2     A copy of the charter is available on and  




1.         Introduction


The Board of the CFC is committed to conducting the CFC’s business in a way that is open and accountable to shareholders, stakeholders and the wider community.  The Board believes that the CFC’s governance practices should be rigorous and of a high standard.


2.         Purpose of the Code


Board members are bound by this Code of Conduct (the Code) to ensure that high standards of corporate and individual behaviour are observed by members in the context of their terms of appointment to the Board.


3.         Obligation to comply with Code


Board members must adhere to the Code both in letter and in spirit.  Adherence to the Code is a condition of appointment to the Board.  Violation of the Code by any member, or unethical behaviour which may affect the reputation of the CFC, may be subject to disciplinary action including termination of appointment.  (Refer to Section 81 of the Financial Management Act 1996.)  Board members must also adhere to the ACT Public Service Code of Conduct, made by the Commissioner for Public Administration under the Public Sector Management Standards 2006.


4.         Primary obligations of Code


Board members must :



These obligations include:




5.         Reputation of the CFC


Board members must not do anything which would be likely to negatively affect the CFC’s reputation.


6.         Conflict of Interest


A Board member must take all reasonable steps to avoid being placed in a position where a conflict of interest arises during the exercise of the member’s functions.


Board members must provide an Annual Declaration of Interest to all other Members, in a prescribed format, usually at the first Board meeting of each calendar year.


The agenda for each meeting of the Board must include an item requiring any material interest in an issue to be considered at the meeting to be disclosed to the meeting.  Details of any conflicts of interest should be appropriately minuted.


7.         Attendance at Meetings


Board members must attend all meetings of the Board and, where relevant, of its Sub-Committees, as far as possible.  Board members must allow the necessary time to prepare for these meetings.






The Board has established the Audit Committee as a sub-committee.


This charter sets out the committee’s objectives, authority, composition and tenure, roles and responsibilities, reporting and administrative arrangements.




The objective of the committee is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Board on the CFCs risk, control and compliance framework, and its external accountability responsibilities.




The Board authorises the committee, within the scope of its role and responsibilities, to :


·         obtain any information it needs from any employee and/or external party (subject to their legal obligation to protect information);

·         discuss any matters with the external auditor, or other external parties (subject to confidentiality considerations);

·         request the attendance of any employee, or Board Member, at committee meetings; and

·         obtain external legal or other professional advice, as considered necessary to meet its responsibilities, at the CFC’s expense.


Composition and tenure


The Board is responsible for the appointment of committee members.  The committee will consist of at least three (3) members, one of which will be the Chief Executive Officer.


The Board will appoint the Chair of the committee which will not be the Chief Executive Officer or the Chairman of the Board.


The Chair of the committee may appoint an acting Chair should the need arise.


Members will be appointed for an initial period not exceeding the length of their appointment to the Board, after which they will be eligible for extension or re-appointment, should they be re-appointed to the board and after a formal review of their performance.


The members, taken collectively, will have a broad range of skills and experience relevant to the operations of the CFC.  At least one member of the committee should have accounting or related financial management experience with an understanding of accounting and auditing standards in a public sector environment.


Roles and responsibilities


The committee has no executive powers, unless delegated to it by the Board.


The committee is directly responsible and accountable to the Board for the exercise of its responsibilities.  In carrying out its responsibilities, the committee must at all times recognise

that primary responsibility for management of the CFC rests with the Chief Executive Officer.


The responsibilities of the committee may be revised or expanded in consultation with, or as requested by, the Board from time to time.


The committee’s responsibilities are :


Financial Management


·         review the financial performance of the CFC in months where no Board meeting occurs and draw to the CFC Board’s attention any financial or budgetary matters requiring particular consideration;

·         approve the business case for capital or other strategic projects, which require an initial investment from internal funds of between $50,000 and $100,000, referring any projects above this level to the Board;

·         review the financial aspects of proposals for commercial shared risk presentations* at the Canberra Theatre Centre where the potential loss exceeds $50,000 and make recommendations to the Board; and

·         oversee significant plans with a major financial focus, including the Asset Management Plan.


*        (A commercial shared risk presentation is one where the financial risk is shared by the CFC and a promoter/company and where the proposal does not fit within the existing theatre programming budget.  The committee’s consideration of the financial aspects of proposed commercial shared risk presentations may take place by electronic means if an urgent decision is required on a shared risk proposal.)


Risk Management


*        Review whether management has in place a current and comprehensive risk management framework, and associated procedures for effective identification and management of the CFC’s financial and business risks, including fraud;


*        review whether a sound and effective approach has been followed in developing strategic risk management plans for major projects or undertakings;


*        review the impact of the CFC’s risk management framework on its control environment and insurance arrangements;


*        review whether a sound and effective approach has been followed in establishing the CFC’s business continuity planning arrangements, including whether disaster recovery plans have been tested periodically; and


*        review the CFC’s fraud control plan and satisfy itself the CFC has appropriate processes and systems in place to capture and effectively investigate fraud related information.


Control framework


·         Review whether management’s approach to maintaining an effective internal control framework, including over external parties such as contractors and advisors, is sound and effective;

·         review whether management has in place relevant policies and procedures, including the CFC’s Chief Executive Financial Instructions, and that these are periodically reviewed and updated;

·         determine whether the appropriate processes are in place to assess, at least once a year, whether policies and procedures are complied with;

·         review whether appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the management and exercise of delegations;

·         consider how management identifies any required changes to the design or implementation of internal controls; and

·         review whether management has taken steps to embed a culture which is committed to ethical and lawful behavior.


External accountability


·         Review the financial statements and provide advice to the Board (including whether appropriate action has been taken in response to audit recommendations and adjustments), and recommend their signing by the Chair of the Board;

·         satisfy itself that the financial statements are supported by appropriate management signoff on the statements and on the adequacy of the systems of internal controls;

·         review the processes in place designed to ensure that financial information included in the CFC’s annual report is consistent with the signed financial statements;

·         review the Statement of Performance, satisfy itself that the Statement address any relevant audit recommendations and is supported by appropriate internal controls, and recommend its signing by the Chair of the Board;

·         satisfy itself that the CFC has appropriate mechanisms in place to review and implement, where appropriate, relevant ACT Government reports and recommendations; and

·         satisfy itself that the CFC has a performance management framework that is linked to organisational objectives and outcomes.


Legislative compliance



Internal audit




External audit



Responsibilities of members


Members of the committee are expected to understand and observe the legal requirements of the Cultural Facilities Corporation Act 1997, Public Sector Management Act 1994 and Financial Management Act 1996.  Members’ actions should reflect the behaviours endorsed in the ACT Code of Conduct.


Members are also expected to :




The committee will report to every Board meeting on its operation and activities during the preceding period.  Over the course of any year, the reports can include :



The committee may, at any time, report to the Board any other matter it deems of sufficient importance to do so.  In addition, at any time an individual committee member may request a meeting with the Chair of the Board.


Administrative arrangements




The committee will meet on a bi-monthly basis, normally during months that the Board does not meet.  A special meeting may be held to review the CFC’s annual financial statements.


The Chair is required to call a meeting if asked to do so by the Board, or another committee member.


Attendance at meetings and quorums


A quorum will consist of a majority of committee members.


The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and other relevant finance staff (as required) are to attend each meeting.  The committee may also direct (when deemed appropriate) that the CFO or other employees not attend committee meetings or not participate in certain agenda items.


Meetings can be held in person, by telephone or by video conference.


The internal and external audit representatives and/or service providers may be invited to attend any meeting.  The committee will meet separately with both the internal and external auditors at least once a year.


The Chair of the Board and/or other Board Members, and any CFC staff may be invited to attend committee meetings to participate in specific discussions or provide strategic briefings to the committee.




The CFO will provide secretariat support to the committee.  The Secretariat will ensure the agenda for each meeting and support papers are circulated, after approval from the Chair, at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting, and ensure the minutes of the meetings are prepared and maintained.  Minutes must be approved by the Chair and available within two weeks of the meeting to each member and committee observers, as appropriate.


Conflicts of interest


Each committee agenda will include as the first agenda item : Members’ Disclosure of Interest and members must declare under that item any conflicts of interest relating to agenda items or topics.  Details of any conflicts of interest should be appropriately minuted.


Where members or observers at committee meetings are deemed to have a real, or perceived, conflict of interest it may be appropriate that they are excused from committee deliberations on the issue where a conflict of interest exists.




New members will receive relevant information and briefings on their appointment to assist them to meet their committee responsibilities.


Assessment arrangements


The Chair of the committee, in consultation with the Chair of the Board, will initiate a review of the performance of the committee at least once every two years.  The review will be conducted on a self-assessment basis (unless otherwise determined by the Board) with appropriate input sought from the Board, the CEO, the internal and external auditors, management and any other relevant stakeholders, as determined by the Board.


Review of charter


At least once a year the committee will review this charter.  This review will include consultation with the Board.


Any substantive changes to the charter will be recommended by the committee and formally approved by the Board.










1.      Introduction


In accordance with Section 8(1)(a) of the Cultural Facilities Corporation Act 1997, the CFC has established the following Advisory Committees :



The Advisory Committees play a significant role in the work of the CFC and make an important contribution to its functions and activities.


These operating guidelines have been prepared for the general guidance of the Advisory Committees in undertaking their work.


2.      Role of the Advisory Committees


The Advisory Committees are responsible to the Board of the CFC. 


Their main role is to provide the Board with expert strategic advice, within the context of the CFC’s Strategic Plan for 2011-16 and its annual Corporate Plans.


This role encompasses the following responsibilities :



3.      Contact between the Board and the Advisory Committees


Ongoing contact between the Board and the Advisory Committees will be achieved by the following means :




4.      Membership


The membership of each Advisory Committee will comprise :


·         generally between six and nine members, including a Convenor and Deputy Convenor; and

·         appropriate senior staff of the CFC as determined by the Chief Executive Officer, as ex officio members.


The overall membership profile for each Advisory Committee is set out below.


Canberra Theatre Centre Advisory Committee – a panel that includes members with specialised knowledge and/or experience in the performing arts, together with subscribers/patrons.


Canberra Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee – a panel of members with specialised knowledge and/or experience in museum and gallery operations and programs. 


Historic Places Advisory Committee – a panel comprised primarily of members with specialised knowledge and/or experience in heritage sites and programs.


5.      Appointment process


The Board will appoint members of the Advisory Committees for a three-year term. 


Following the completion of a term of appointment, a member may seek renomination for a further term. 


The Board will appoint a Convenor and Deputy Convenor for each Committee from amongst the members of the Committee.


Prior to the expiry of the terms of existing members, the CEO will :


The Board will make appointments after taking into account the nominations received through the above means, and so as to achieve an overall balance of expertise on each committee. 


Where casual vacancies in membership arise, the Board will make any necessary new appointments, either on the recommendation of the Convenor of the relevant Advisory Committee or by directly approaching people with the appropriate expertise.


In determining membership of the Advisory Committees, the CFC will be guided by the following general principles –


(a)        that gender, age, and experience factors be taken into account in considering membership across the three Advisory Committees rather than within each Committee’s membership;


(b)        that each Committee comprise generally between six and nine members, including the Convenor and Deputy Convenor;


(c)        that the contribution, attendance record, and the balance of skills and expertise on each Committee, be considered in determining the appointment of existing members who may have sought reappointment;


(d)        that respondents to public advertisements for expressions of interest in Advisory Committee membership, with appropriate skills and expertise, be considered for appointment accordingly;  and


(e)        that individuals with appropriate skills and expertise be directly approached, where this is necessary to provide a balance on the Advisory Committees.


6.      Sessions of the Advisory Committees


Advisory Committees will meet three times a year, or otherwise as agreed by the CEO and Convenor, as follows.


Session 1 : Joint briefing/issues workshop (to be held around August/September each year)


·         This workshop will bring together members of the three Advisory Committees for a plenary session including briefings about the organisation from the Chairman, CEO and senior managers. 

·         Each workshop will involve a breakout session, in which individual committees will meet to discuss issues of particular relevance to that committee, and to identify areas, in conjunction with senior managers, for further exploration in the individual committee sessions.


Session 2 : Individual committee session (to be held around October/November each year)


·         Each committee will meet individually to explore and develop in greater depth matters identified in the Session 1 workshop.  For example, these matters could include advice on policy development on a specific topic.


Session 3 : Joint corporate planning workshop (to be held around May/June each year)


·         Committees will come together again for a session in which they will contribute their views into the CFC’s annual corporate planning exercise.


The Convenor will chair all individual sessions of the committee where he or she is present.  In the absence of the Convenor the Deputy Convenor will chair the session.


Sessions will normally be conducted in an informal manner, with decisions based on general agreement. A quorum at individual sessions is a majority of appointed members.


Visitors may be invited to individual sessions of Advisory Committees as necessary.


7.      Responsibilities of Advisory Committee members for session attendance


To ensure a continuity of ideas and to gain the full benefit of the Advisory Committees’ expertise, Advisory Committee members are expected to attend each of the three sessions scheduled throughout a 12 month period, unless exceptional circumstances arise.


A member may seek leave of absence from the Convenor if he or she expects to be unable to participate in the Committee for a period of time.  Where a member fails to attend two consecutive sessions without leave of absence from the Convenor, the member’s term of appointment ceases.


Where a member is unable to attend sessions for a lengthy period (for example, due to extended illness or overseas absence), the Board will, after consultation with the member, decide whether to conclude that member’s term of appointment and make any necessary new appointment.


The CEO will make available secretariat services for the Advisory Committees.  An agenda for each session will be distributed by the secretariat in advance and a summary report of the outcomes of each session will be prepared following the session.


8.      Expenses


Participation in the Advisory Committees is on an unpaid basis.  However, the CFC will meet all reasonable expenses incurred by members in attending sessions, provided that these are discussed with and agreed with the CEO in advance.


9.      Confidentiality


Issues dealt with by the Advisory Committees may be confidential and if so, should not be discussed outside the session.  The ex officio members of each Advisory Committee will advise members where any matter is confidential.  In addition, a member may request that a particular item be discussed in confidence.


Advisory Committee members should not make public statements or media announcements about Advisory Committee matters unless authorised to do so by the CEO. 


10.  Conflict of interest and code of conduct


Members will be required to provide undertakings in relation to Code of Conduct matters, in accordance with the Report of the Committee of Inquiry Concerning Public Duty and Private Interest (the Bowen Committee), which has been adopted by the ACT Government for persons holding positions on Government bodies.


Where a member is aware that a matter under discussion at an individual session of an Advisory Committee could constitute an actual or perceived conflict of interest, the member should draw the matter to the attention of the Convenor (or Deputy Convenor, in the Convenor’s absence) and leave the room while the matter is being discussed.  All such occasions will be noted in the summary report of the session.


11.  Special provisions regarding separate engagement of an Advisory Committee member in a paid capacity


It is anticipated that, in view of the expertise and skills of Advisory Committee members, the CFC may, from time to time, wish to engage a member in a paid capacity quite separately from his or her Advisory Committee membership. 


For example, the CFC may wish to :


·         commission an Advisory Committee member to undertake an expert consultancy;

·         engage an Advisory Committee member to undertake a specific conservation project; or

·         purchase a work of art by an Advisory Committee member.


In such circumstances it is important both for the Advisory Committee member and for the CFC that there is no perception that the payment relates to membership of the Advisory Committee. 


For this reason, the member who is being engaged in a paid capacity must either take leave of absence from Advisory Committee membership for the period of the paid engagement, or absent themselves from any part of a session during the period of the paid engagement that relates in any way to the subject matter of the paid engagement.  Any period of absence taken in this way will count as approved leave of absence, for the purposes of Section 7 of these Operating Guidelines.


These special provisions apply in addition to the general conflict of interest and code of conduct provisions set out in Section 10 of these Operating Guidelines.


12.  Donations to the CFC by an Advisory Committee member


Any potential conflicts of interest regarding donations made to the CFC by an Advisory Committee member will be referred to the CEO for consideration and resolution.


13.  Review of these Operating Guidelines


These Operating Guidelines will be reviewed early in 2015-16 to allow consideration of the future direction of the Advisory Committees at that time.


14.  Conclusion


The CEO can provide advice with any queries relating to these Operating Guidelines.




Canberra Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee


The Canberra Museum and Gallery advisory committee is responsible to the Board of the CFC for providing expert strategic advice on :


·         how the CFC can provide cultural leadership, excellence and innovation in the presentation and interpretation of visual arts and social history;

·         how the CFC can promote community involvement in activities at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) and the Nolan Collection Gallery @ CMAG; and

·         how the needs of the community can be reflected and collaborative projects promoted, in the overall development and conduct of CMAG and Nolan Collection Gallery @ CMAG programs, including exhibitions, research and education activities.


In performing the above roles, the Committee provides a key advisory role to the Board and serves as a valuable link between the CFC and the wider community.


In addition, the Committee provides advice to the Board on proposed acquisitions that are submitted for Board approval.


The Committee will work to a defined work program and within the context of the CFC’s annual corporate plan.


Historic Places Advisory Committee


The Historic Places Advisory Committee is responsible to the Board of the CFC for providing expert strategic advice on :


·         how the CFC can provide cultural leadership, excellence and innovation in the conservation, presentation and interpretation of the historic places, in recognition of their cultural heritage significance;

·         how the CFC can promote community involvement in activities at the historic places;

·         the development of the collections associated with the historic places; and

·         how the needs of the community can be reflected and collaborative projects promoted, in the overall development and conduct of programs relating to the historic places, including exhibition, research and education activities.


In performing the above roles, the Committee provides a key advisory role to the Board and serves as a valuable link between the CFC and the wider community.


The Committee will work to a defined work program and within the context of the CFC’s annual corporate plan.


Note :  “historic places” refers to :


·         Lanyon

·         Calthorpes’ House

·         Mugga-Mugga


Canberra Theatre Centre Advisory Committee


The Canberra Theatre Centre Advisory Committee is responsible to the Board of the CFC for providing expert strategic advice on :


·         how the CFC can provide cultural leadership, excellence and innovation in the performing arts;

·         how the CFC can promote community involvement in activities at the Canberra Theatre Centre;

·         directions and trends in the performing arts, in Canberra and nationally, and the implications for the CFC’s performing arts programming and marketing activities;  and

·         opportunities for strategic partnerships and collaborative projects involving the Canberra Theatre Centre, that promote the development of the performing arts and of performing arts audiences.


In performing the above roles, the Committee provides a key advisory role to the Board and serves as a valuable link between the CFC and the wider community.


The Committee will work to a defined work program and within the context of the CFC’s annual corporate plan.


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Senior Managers of the CFC




Ian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has held previous financial roles in retail with Discount Variety Group and in the audit team at BDO Kendalls in Brisbane.  He has been employed with the CFC since December 2005, most recently as the Financial Controller before taking up this position.  He has an undergraduate degree in Business with QUT and has experience in the not-for-profit sector, previously serving on the Board of ArtSound FM.




Shane Breynard is Director, ACT Museums and Galleries, where he is responsible for Canberra Museum and Gallery, Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes’ House, and Mugga-Mugga.  He is passionate about the creative and community life of the ACT region, and is interested in the opportunities and implications posed for museums by our increasing use of online technologies.  Shane studied at the ANU School of Art where he was awarded a first class honours degree, The University Medal and master of arts degree by research.  He subsequently gained a second masters degree, in environment, from the University of Melbourne.  After working in the United Kingdom, Shane returned to Canberra late in 2000 and was awarded an Australian Council for the Arts grant to work in collaboration with a young artist in Brasilia, one of the Southern hemisphere’s other great planned capital cities.  Shane has worked as managing editor of Art Monthly Australia, as a cultural planner and in a number of government arts policy and arts infrastructure roles.  From July 2008 to May 2011 Shane was advisor, and latterly Chief of Staff, to the former ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope.




Former Operations Manager at the Canberra Theatre Centre.  Freelance Production Management including National Festival of Australian Theatre.  Postgraduate Certificate in Management (Arts Administration), QUT; Graduate, Public Venue Management School, Queensland.  Member of the Board of Australian Performing Arts Centres’ Association (APACA), Executive Member of the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) and an Executive Councillor for Live Performance Australia (LPA).  Appointed to the Judging Panel for Best Regional Touring / Children's Presentation for the Helpmann Awards.


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Appendix 4 –

Organisational Structure as at 30 June 2014

CFC Organisational Structure as at 30 June 2014

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Appendix 5 –

Advisory Committees


The CFC has established three Advisory Committees, in accordance with Section 8 (i)(a) of the CFC Act, to provide expert strategic advice in relation to their respective specialist areas.  The committees include the Canberra Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee; Historic Places Advisory Committee; and Canberra Theatre Centre Advisory Committee.  The committees have been appointed for a three year term.


The previous terms of appointment for advisory committee members concluded on 30 June 2013.  Reappointments and new appointments of members are for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.




Membership during 2013-14

Dr Nicholas Brown (Convenor)


Nicholas Brown is Associate Professor, School of History, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia.  Chair of the Commonwealth and ACT Working Party, Australian Dictionary of Biography; Advisory Board member, Australian Policy and History Network; Member, Biography Institute of the Humanities Research Centre; Member, Humanities and Social Sciences Board, ANU e-Press.  Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Supervision, ANU, 2009; Top Supervisor Award, ANU student award, 2011.  Author and co-author of a number of books, edited collections, and journal articles.


Ms Anita McIntyre (Deputy Convenor)


Ceramicist, trained at ANU Canberra School of Art.  Currently Visiting Fellow ANU Canberra School of Art.  Former Student Academic Advisor, ANU Canberra School of Art; lecturer Ceramic Workshop S of A, ANU 1976-2007.  Board Member of Belconnen Arts Centre; former Member selection committee for Public Art Acquisition for Belconnen Art Centre; former President and Chair of Strathnairn Arts Association; former Board member of Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, and chairperson and convenor of National Ceramics Conference International Connections.  Anita exhibits nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions and regularly in Canberra.  She is represented in public and private collections in Australia, USA and Canada and has been the recipient of many awards for her Ceramic art and is published in articles and books on the subject.


Dr Guy Hansen

Dr Guy Hansen has worked in museums for over twenty years.  A historian by training, Guy holds degrees from Sydney University and the University of Technology, Sydney.  He has worked as the lead curator on numerous exhibition projects including Nation : Symbols of Australia (2001), Captivating and Curious (2005) and League of Legends (2008).  Guy has also been head of the National Museum of Australia’s Collection Development Unit and the Australian society and History Program.  Guy’s research interests include the history of sport in Australia, the history of the car and political cartooning.  Guy is currently Director of Exhibitions as the National Library of Australia.


Mr Dave Johnston


Dave is an Indigenous archaeologist and anthropologist and Director of Aboriginal Archaeologists Australia.  For over 20 years Dave has worked as the community appointed archaeologist for many Traditional Owner groups throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the ACT.  He is Chair of the Australian Indigenous Archaeologists Association, a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) on Environment and Heritage, a member of the AIATSIS Ethics Committee and a board member of Aboriginal History (Journal), ANU.


Ms Yolande Norris


Yolande Norris is a Canberra-based curator, writer, producer and graduate of the ANU School of Art.  She has worked for the National Gallery of Australia and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space, was program manager at Gorman Arts Centre and editor of BMA Magazine’s Exhibitionist. In 2011, Yolande was co-director of Critical Animals, a creative research symposium taking place in Newcastle as a part of the annual This Is Not Art festival and from 2010-13 was a founding producer of You Are Here, an annual ten day cross-arts festival commissioned by the Centenary of Canberra.  Currently, Yolande is a producer with Big hART, Australia's leading arts and social change organisation.


Mr Emmanuel (Manny) Notaras


Mr Notaras is a well-known Canberra businessman active in the property industry since the late 1960s.  He is President of the Canberra City Heart Business Association and Chairman of Canberra CBD Limited.  This company receives an annual grant of over $2,000,000 to market and promote the city.  Mr Notaras also serves on the Boards of Immigration Place Australia and the ANU School of Music Foundation; is a member of the organising committee of ‘The Canberra International Riesling Challenge’; and a director of Supporting Canberra Street Kids Ltd.  He has a strong commitment to CMAG and served on the CMAG Patrons Group.  His connection with a wide cross section of business people affords the Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee valuable access to that community. 


Mr Gilbert Riedelbauch


Gilbert Riedelbauch is a Canberra based designer/maker and a senior lecturer at the School of Art, Australian National University.  He works with a variety of materials and processes using digital technologies together with traditional metal working techniques and exhibits nationally and internationally.  Gilbert has a particular interest in the integration of digital fabrication with traditional ways of making and the changes to professional practice this integration holds.  His work has been included into the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.  After graduating as a Meisterchüler in silversmithing at the Academy of Fine Art Nürnberg, Germany, he completed a Graduate Diploma at the Australian National University, School of Art.  As a senior lecturer he heads the School’s Foundation Studies Program and coordinates the Design Arts Degree.  In 2007 he received a national teaching award – a Carrick citation – for his contribution to university teaching.  He currently undertakes a PhD candidature at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.


Dr Roslyn Russell


Roslyn Russell is a historian, author, editor and museum consultant who has lived and worked in Canberra since 1982. Her published works include Literary Links : Celebrating the Literary Relationship between Australia and Britain, and One Destiny! The Federation Story : How Australia Became a Nation (with Philip Chubb). She edited a selection of Manning Clark’s correspondence, published in 2008 as Ever, Manning : Selected Letters of Manning Clark 1938–1991. Her latest publication is The Business of Nature : John Gould and Australia, for the National Library of Australia, and she is currently working on another book commissioned by the National Library, on voyages to Australia in the nineteenth century.


Mr David Wardle


David has taken a strong interest in CMAG over a number of years.  As a former ACT Public Servant, David established the ACT Archives Project for the ACT Government; prepared Territory Records legislation; and commenced the development of the Government’s standards for records management.  He was the Director of Territory Records from 2002 until 2012.  David holds memberships of : Australian Society of Archivists; Canberra and District Historical Society; ACT Branch of the National Trust; is a volunteer at the National Museum of Australia with the Paddle Steamer Enterprise; and Vice President of YHA Inc.


Meetings during 2013-14


The Advisory Committee met on these dates :


·         The first meeting of the three new committees was held as a plenary workshop on 4 November 2013;

·         The Canberra and Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee met on two occasions as a separate committee on 4 February 2014 and 19 May 2014 and;

·         The final meeting of the 2013-14 year for the committees was held as a plenary session on 23 June 2014.



Membership during 2013-14


Dr Sandy Blair (Convenor)


PhD-History (UNSW), Graduate certificate in Urban Horticulture (University of Melbourne).  Historian and heritage advisor with more than thirty years’ experience in cultural heritage assessment and management.  Currently Program Coordinator of the ANU’s Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts attached to the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.  Previously worked at all levels of government, most recently as manager of the ACT Heritage Unit. Member and former President, Australia International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); Australian voting member of the Cultural routes International scientific Committee of ICOMOS; Member, Burra Charter working group, Australia ICOMOS, 2007-2013.


Ms Barbara Reeve (Deputy Convenor)


Currently Manager, Heritage Preservation Projects, Australian War Memorial, from 1998 – 2014 Barbara was the Head, Collection Services, responsible for the Memorial’s Conservation, Registration and Collection Management System teams. Prior to coming to Canberra she served as the inaugural Head of Conservation, Australian National Maritime Museum, 1993-98.  Professional training includes : BSc (Conservation) University of London; BA (Archaeology) Bryn Mawr College; Museum Leadership Program, 2001; Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 2010.  A Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation and former Director, AusHeritage, her international experience includes the establishment of conservation training at Hong Kong University and work for museums, collectors, and archaeological excavations in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Her professional interests and publications include conservation education and practice, bushfire recovery, and eco-effectiveness in the heritage sector.


Dr Patricia Clarke OAM


Writer, editor, historian and former journalist with a long and continuing involvement in the interpretation and preservation of the history of Canberra. Former President and current Councillor of the Canberra & District Historical Society; editor of Canberra Historical Journal for fourteen years. Founding Honorary Secretary of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia.  Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia in 2001 for service in promoting Australian history through research and writing.  Fellow of the Academy of Humanities (FAHA) and Fellow of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies (FFAHS).  Member Commonwealth Working Party  Australian Dictionary of Biography and member National Library of Australia’s Fellowship Advisory Committee.  Author of twelve books including several biographies of women writers; writer on media history.

Mr Nigel Featherstone
(resigned 30 June 2014)


Nigel Featherstone has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (University of Canberra, 1991), a Graduate Diploma of social ecology (University of Western Sydney, 1996), and a Master of Creative Arts (University of Wollongong, 2001).  He has worked in landscape architecture, urban planning, arts development, community engagement, and heritage management.  Nigel is currently employed on a part-time basis with the ACT Heritage Unit, responsible for heritage conservation and community liaison; in 2011/2012 he initiated the What Still Remains creative heritage interpretation and engagement program.  In parallel with traditional employment, Nigel has a long-term career as a writer – he is the author of over 40 short stories published in 18 Australian literary journals as well as in the US, two collections (Homelife, 1999; Joy, 2000), the novel Remnants (2005), and the novella Fall on Me (2011).  He is a regular contributor to The Canberra Times (Panorama).  Nigel has held residencies at Bundanon, Cataract Gorge (Launceston), and Varuna in the Blue Mountains.  He is the founder of the creative arts journal Verity La (, and is a foundation members and coordinator of The Childers Group : an independent arts forum.


Ms Megan Lovell


Megan is currently a teacher of history at University of Canberra Kaleen High School and has taught history for over ten years.  Megan assisted with the development of the History component of the Australian Curriculum as the ACT high school representative to the consultation group.  She has been responsible for the implementation of this curriculum into two ACT high schools.  Megan has held a similar advisory role with Oxfam with the World Neighbours program.  This involved providing a teachers’ perspective on how funding could be best utilized and trialling proposed Oxfam programs within the classroom.


Mr Greg Peters


Director, Patinations Furniture Conservation Services Pty Ltd.  Furniture conservator/restorer working with materials that relate to furniture and architectural timbers.  Associated with Historic Places ACT and working professionally across their properties for 20 years.  Awarded a Fellowship by the Institute of Specialised Skills in 2005; has worked with conservators and scientists at the Smithsonian Centre for Materials Research and Education, The Winterthur Collection, University of Delaware and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  A recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2000 providing an opportunity to work alongside many of the world’s leading furniture conservators throughout Europe and the UK.  Member, Australian Institute of Conservators of Cultural Material; Australasian Furniture History Society; and Australian Decorative Arts Society.


Dr Kirsten Wehner


Dr Kirsten Wehner is currently Head Curator, People and the Environment at the National Museum of Australia, and was previously Content Director for the development of the Museum’s Landmarks and Journeys galleries and the Circa theatreShe is the co-editor and co-author of Landmarks : A history of Australia in 33 Places (2013) and National Museums : Negotiating Histories (1999).  Kirsten has worked in the cultural heritage sector for over 15 years, curating a range of collections, exhibitions and documentary films exploring diverse aspects of Australian history and culture.  Her current interests include place and

environmental histories, re-enterpreting natural history collections, online interpretation and the potential for museums to contribute to building ecologically resilient communities.


Meetings during 2013-14

The Advisory Committee met on these dates :

·         The first meeting of the three new committees was held as a plenary workshop on 4 November 2013;

·         The Historic Places Advisory Committee meeting was held on 30 April 2014; and

·         The final meeting of the 2013-14 year for the committees was held as a plenary session on 23 June 2014.



Membership during 2013-14


Ms Jenny Deves (Convenor)


Managing Editor of craft + design enquiry a journal of research hosted by ANU School of Art and published by ANU E Press.  Over thirty years arts management experience across performing arts, visual arts and publishing including : Project Manager with Craft Australia; Executive Director of Craft ACT : Craft and Design Centre; Deputy Administrator of NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art); Marketing Manager at Nimrod Theatre Company; Executive Assistant at Time-Life International London); Subscriptions Officer at Musica Viva Australia.  Regional and national committee and board experience includes membership of the ACT Cultural Council.


Ms Lynn Petersen (Deputy Convenor)


Graduate Certificate (Pedagogy), University of Newcastle; Master’s in Education, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria; Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama (Teacher), Australian Music Examinations Board.  Currently a Clinical Teaching Specialist at the University of Canberra working in Education.  Was one of the founding Co-Principals, Namadgi School, the new P-10 school in Tuggeranong and foundation Deputy Principal at Amaroo School.  Theatrical pursuits include performing with Impro ACT; directing/acting in Crash Test Drama Canberra; developing the inaugural Step into the limelight performance project as Production Manager to showcase high quality works by students in ACT Public schools (2007) and Co-Director of the Primary Drama project as part of 2009 Limelight production; Assistant Coordinator, Opening Ceremony, Pacific School Games, 2008.


Ms Kirsten Burns


Kirsten has been an avid theatre lover since seeing a pantomime on ice at age 5.  Since then she has attended performances around the world in major and minor theatres, including here, subscribing to the Canberra Theatre since 2010.  She relishes an eclectic range of genres including circus (Montreal’s brilliant Les 7 Doigts de la Main) and political satire (Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Review).  Having a subscription to the Australian Ballet was also rewarding.  Kirsten currently works in Canberra as a government lawyer.


Ms Alicia Doherty


Alicia was appointed to the inaugural 2014 National Multicultural Festival review panel and was invited onto the Advisory Committee of the Canberra Theatre Centre last year. Alicia served as the Business Liaison Manager at Canberra CBD Limited and while there was instrumental in creating and establishing the success of Skate in the City (including the award winning Cultural Sunday activities), Christmas Carnival in the City, the You Are Here festival, Halloween in the City and many other positive initiatives and capital works projects, including the fairy lights installed in trees throughout the CBD, the LED light show installed in the Canberra Times Fountain on City Walk and the Canberra CBD Limited Centenary Column sculpture and Time Capsule erected on City Hill.  Alicia was a founding

team member of Events NSW (the creators of Vivid Sydney, Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Breakfast on the Bridge and many other exciting projects) and served as their Stakeholder Relationship Manager.  Alicia has held a variety of business relationship management positions with CBRE, Nortel Networks, RailCorp and Austrade since beginning her career in the US Army as a helicopter repairer and aviation life support equipment specialist.  Alicia is a member of the National Press Club, the Australian Institute of Export, served as a volunteer committee and board member of The American Club, Sydney.  She is the current President of the Australian American Association (AAA) – Canberra Division and the AAA Federal Director (Government) and the Program Manager for the American Experience component of the National Multicultural Festival (2014 and 2015).  Alicia strives to promote a thriving, creative, progressive, multicultural and inclusive city that people are proud to call home and look forward to visiting.


Ms Gail Freeman


Director, Gail Freeman & Co Pty Ltd, Chartered Accountant since 1987.  Specialist Superannuation Fund Adviser and Financial Planner.  In addition to her skills and experience as a chartered accountant and on Boards, particularly being responsible for financial matters, Gail has a wide range of other skills.  These include : organising many events ranging downwards from 5,000 attendees.  She has been instrumental in fund raising and financial management improvement.  When in the UK, was part of the team that started the Greenwich Theatre, which today is regarded as one of the best theatres outside the west end of London.  Has also run a folk club, the Greenwich Theatre Folk Club, the sole purpose of which was to raise funds for the theatre.  Gail is particularly interested in drama and has been a subscriber to the Canberra Theatre over a number of years; has also participated in drama both in front of and behind the footlights.  Has been a donor to many Theatre companies in Australia.


Ms Adelina Larsson


Adelina is a Swedish/Australian independent dance artist working professionally in Australia and Europe in contemporary dance, physical theatre and cross-art forms as a choreographer, performer, producer and dance educator.  She trained in Stockholm at DOCH University of Dance and Circus (BA Dance Ed) and The Netherlands at CODARTS Rotterdam Dance Academy.  Since arriving in Australia in 2007, she has worked with Director, David Pledger Not yet it’s difficult, Donna Jackson Hubcap productions, Frank Madrid FAMA, Ausdance ACT, Ausdance NSW, QL2 Dance, Fling Physical Theatre, Strut Dance, Corazon de Vaca physical theatre, Legs on the Wall and a vast range of professional independent artists from Australia and Europe.  Adelina was awarded the ACT Critics Circle Award 2012 for collaborating with independent artists from across Australia and bringing a broad spectrum of contemporary dance to Canberra.  She is Director of Short+Sweet Dance Festival Canberra and Artistic Director of the Ausdance ACT Youth Dance Festival.  Adelina is currently working with the Centenary of Canberra as producer of Biami.


Lt Col Ian McLean AM CSC


Lieutenant Colonel Ian McLean is the Media Support Officer at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, a role he assumed in 2012 after completing a 3 year appointment as Director of Music for the Australian Army.  He initially served in the Army for 34 years culminating with an 8 year appointment as Music Director at the Royal Military College.  Whilst at Duntroon he established the still popular Music at Midday concert series, led operational tours to Bougainville and East Timor and performed ceremonial music duties at Buckingham Palace.  He left the military in 2001 to undertake a 7 year appointment as CEO of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra then returned to uniform in 2009.  Ian is the founder and conductor of the Canberra Pops Orchestra, plays drums in a number of jazz bands, directs the Blamey Street Big Band and has taught and directed music in numerous ACT schools and colleges.  As a theatre musical director he has conducted nearly 30 productions since the early 1990's.  He is a music reviewer for "City News", is a Board member of numerous arts organisations and has the distinction of being honoured in both General and Military Divisions of the Order of Australia for his services to music.


Mr Bill Stephens


In 2001, Bill was named by The Canberra Times as one of 75 people who have shaped the National Capital.  One of the regions best-known theatrical personalities, and proprietor of Australia’s longest running cabaret venue, The School of Arts Café in Queanbeyan until it closed at the end of 2000, Bill has organised successful performing arts tours of cabaret artists for NARPACA; initiated the Cabaret Headliners series for the National Press Club and the Cabaret Crème series for The Street Theatre; member of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Committee 2001-2009; Artistic Director for the Canberra Philharmonic Society for which he directed musicals from 1976-86; produced and directed Chief Minister’s Free Seniors Concerts with the RMC Duntroon Band from 2005-08; and coordinated Chief Minister’s Command Performance annual fund-raising galas from 2006-08; adjudicated for the Australian National Eisteddfod and National Festival of One-Act Plays.  Currently produces and presents “Dress Circle” for Artsound FM 92.7, is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviews for City News, Australian Arts Review, and Canberra Critics Circle blog. Interviews for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History Program, specialising in the performing arts.


Mr Michael White


Graduated (Hons) in Drama from Flinders University in 1973.  Founding member of Legerdemain Theatre Company (Adelaide, 1974-78).  Previous member of Jigsaw Theatre Company (Canberra) and Canberra Youth Theatre (1979-1980).  Worked in Theatre in Education and Community Theatre in the UK (Wales and London) from 1981-1983. Founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre in 1987 & 1988.  Returned to ACT in 1989 and worked as a Community Arts Officer with the ACT Arts Council until 1993.  Has also worked as a performer with State Theatre Company of SA, Junction Theatre Company (Adelaide), Canberra Theatre Company, People Next Door (Canberra) and the ABC.  Worked for 10 years in the film and television industry in Adelaide (SA Film Corporation) and Melbourne (Crawford Productions).  Retired in July 2014 as Industrial Officer/Branch Secretary with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) after 21 years. Currently working freelance in Canberra.


Meetings during 2013-14


The Advisory Committee met on these dates :


·         The first meeting of the three new committees was held as a plenary workshop on 4 November 2013;

·         The Canberra Theatre Centre Advisory Committee meeting was held on 13 May 2014; and

·         The final meeting of the 2013-14 year for the committees was held as a plenary session on 23 June 2014.


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Appendix 6 –

Facilities and Business/Activities Under Management






General Description of Business Activity

Canberra Theatre Centre, comprising –


·      Canberra Theatre (1244 seats)


·      The Playhouse Theatre (618 seats)


·      Other venues and spaces including : Courtyard Studio; Technical Workshops.

·      Venue hires to commercial promoters, events organisers, etc.

·      Performing arts programming (either as a sole venture, or in commercial association with other parties).

·      Technical services support to hires/programming.

·      Marketing/sales support to hires/programming.

·      Front of house support to hires/programming.

·      Commercial front of house services (hospitality, catering etc.)

·      Box Office ticket sales (business name Canberra Ticketing).

·      Sponsorship acquisition and servicing.

·      Building maintenance services, asset management etc.

·      Presentation of performing arts productions, with provision of full supporting services.

Canberra Museum and Gallery (including the Nolan Collection Gallery @ CMAG), comprising –


·      Gallery spaces, art studio, theatrette, meeting rooms, foyer, and collection storage area.

·      Visual arts/social history (exhibitions, museological activities, etc) programs – either curated by the facility or in partnership with community groups, private organisations or other institutions.

·      Technical services (security etc)

·      Research, education, and community programs.

·      Venue Hires/usage by commercial/community users.

·      Development and presentation of visual arts and social history programs with provision of full supporting and associated facilities.

·      Development, conservation and research of an integrated social history and visual arts collection.

Lanyon Homestead/Historical Precinct

·      House museum, with associated tours, activities etc.

·      Conservation management

·      Commercial/community hires/usages (weddings etc).

·      Research, education and community programs.

·      Technical/caretaking/gardening services.

·      Catering/concessions.

·       Conservation, interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage resource with associated supporting services and facilities.

Calthorpes’ House,

Red Hill

·      House museum with associated tours, activities etc.

·      Conservation management

·      Research, education and community programs.

·      Technical/gardening/security support services.

·       Conservation, interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage resource associated with support services.



·      House museum with associated tours, activities etc.

·      Conservation and management

·      Education Centre and associated programs.

·      Commercial/community hires/usages.

·      Technical/gardening/security support services.

·       Conservation, interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage resource associated with support services.

·       Presentation of outdoor performances and events especially in association with festivals.

·       Environmental education activities.


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Appendix 7 –

Canberra Theatre Centre Venues – Graphs indicating venue usage and presentation genres in 2013-14


Pie chart showing Venue Usage by Genre 2013/14. See table below for data.


Table 1: Venue Usage by Genre 2013/14


Percentage of total usage

Children's Production


Circus / Physical Theatre


Classical Music


Comedy - Stand up


Comedy - Comedy Acts


Dance - Ballet


Dance - Contemporary


Dance - Cultural


Dance - Dance School




Musical Theatre


Popular Music - Pop, Rock, Tribute & Jazz





Percentage of total usage



Theatre - Dramas


Theatre - Plays




Pie chart showing Venue Usage by Locality 2013/14. See table below for data.


Table 2: Venue Usage by Locality of venue hirer/user 2013/14


Percentage of total usage








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Appendix 8 –

ACT Museums and Galleries
 Venues –
Schedule of exhibitions, programs and events 2013-14


The following is a full list of exhibitions, community and education programs and events at the ACT Museums and Galleries venues in 2013-14.




Major Events


Opening 2113 : A Canberra Odyssey

12 July 2013

Joint opening – Head Full of Flames and Splinters Theatre Group

27 September 2013

Morning tea for Mayor of Nara – Cities Across Borders : Canberra-Nara

26 October 2013 

Opening – CAPO 30 Art exhibition  

23 November 2013

Opening – Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers

28 November 2013

Opening – Fuelling Ed Radclyffe

22 February 2014

Opening – Elioth Gruner : the texture of light

7 March 2014

Opening – A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham : A Retrospective

16 May 2014

Opening – Growing up in Downer

7 June 2014

* Exhibitions recorded in 2012-13 Annual Report


Canberra Stories – Permanent Exhibition

Continuing exhibition (closed for change-over from 6  – 25 April 2014)

The Foundation Collection – Permanent Exhibition

Continuing exhibition

* Gathered Together

15 June – 15 September 2013

* Canberra – Queanbeyan : Everyone needs good neighbours

22 June – 29 September 2013

* Telephones Forever

29 June – 1 September 2013

Windsongs and waterlines : where is, what is Wreck Bay?

1 July – 25 August 2013

Outside In

12 July 2013

2113 : A Canberra Odyssey

13 July – 3 November 2013

Cloud : Clare Martin

7 September – 1 December 2013

Head Full of Flames : Punk in the nation’s capital 1977-1992

14 September – 9 February 2014

Splinters Theatre of Spectacle : Massive love of risk

28 September – 8 December 2013

Cities across borders : Canberra-Nara

5 October – 17 November 2013

CAPO 30 Art exhibition  

16 November – 24 November 2013

Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers

30 November 2013 – 23 February 2014

Hardy Lohse

23 November 2013 – 23 February 2014

Steven Holland : Being

14 December 2013 – 16 February 2014

Sidney Nolan : Remembrances of my youth

21 December 2013 – 4 May 2014

Fuelling Ed Radclyffe

22 February – 25 May 2014

Elioth Gruner : The texture of light

8 March – 22 June 2014

Ian North – The Canberra suite

1 March 2014 – 15 June 2014

You Are Here

12 March – 28 March 2014

Hamilton Darroch : Sun Trap

5 April – 8 June 2014

A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham : A Retrospective

17 May – 24 August 2014

Growing up in Downer

7 June – 19 October2014

Wave Hill prints

21 June 2014 – 7 September 2014

‘byrd’  Placeholder

21 June – 21 September 2014

Education and Community Programs


Koori Pre-school Teachers visit

3 July 2013

Curator’s Floor Talk – Gathered Together

4 July 2013

CMAG on Sunday

7 July 2013

4 August 2013

1 September 2013

6 October 2013

3 November 2013

1 December 2013

2 February 2014

2 March 2014

6 April 2014

4 May 2014

1 June 2014

Guided tour – ANU Museum Studies students

10 July 2013

DEEWR Group tour with curator – Gathered Together

10 July 2013

Weaving workshop – Wreck Bay Community

13, 20 July 2013

Floor Talk – 2113 : A Canberry Odyssey with
Robert Dyball and Bev Hogg

17 July 2013

International Women’s group – tour of 2113 : A Canberry Odyssey

25 July 2013

Vintage Noir - Big House Film Society 

28 July 2013

25 August 2013

29 September 2013

27 October 2013

24 November 2013

15 December 2013

26 January 2014

23 February 2014

30 March 2014

27 April 2014
25 May 2014
29 June 2014

ANU School of Art students - collections tour

29 July 2013

2113 : A Canberra Odyssey - education programs

30 July 2013

6, 7, 8, 13, 20, 21, 22,

 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 August 2013

3, 4, 5, 6, 10,

 11, 17, 18 September 2013

Curator’s Floor Talk - 2113

31 July 2013

Floor Talk – Gathered Together

1 August 2013

Floor Talk – Telephones Forever

7 August 2013

Floor Talk – 2113 : A Canberra Odyssey

14 August 2013

4 September 2013

16 October 2013

CMAG on Sunday – Book Week special

18 August 2013

Childers Street Quartet –Centenary Musical Offering

4 September 2013

ANU Tour – Gathered Together

6 September 2013

Floor Talk – Cloud : Clare Martin

14 September 2013

Lecture by Jakob Parby – Diversity in the museum

16 September 2013

Panel : Exploring the deep future of our city

21 September 2013

ANU Music Students lecture

26 September 2013

Floor Talk – Head Full of Flames : Punk in the nation’s capital 1977-1992

2 October 2013

2113 : A Canberra Odyssey – ANU students tour

4 October 2013

Floor Talk – Splinters Theatre of Spectacle

9 October 2013

Jorg Schmeisser monograph launch

12 October 2013

Splinters Theatre of Spectacle – video art screening

19 October 2013

6 November 2013

Morning tea for Mayor of Nara

26 October 2013

T is for Toddler

29, 30 31 October 2013
21,22,23 May 2013

Ozquilt Network Collection visit

1 November 2013

Canberra Critics’ Circle Symposium : Splinters exhibition

2 November 2013

Floor Talk – Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers

4 December 2013

Floor Talk – Armorial Bearings

11 December 2013

Floor Talk – Being with Stephen Holland

5 February 2014

Floor Talk – Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers with John Reid

7 February 2014

Floor Talk – Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers with Cathy Laudenbach and John Reid

12 February 2014

Floor Talk – Lens Love : The tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers with Denise Ferris and Martyn Jolly

17 February 2014

ANU School of Art Professional Practice class lecture

 17 March 2014

Education programs – Elioth Gruner : the texture of light

11, 12, 13, 14, 18,
19, 21, 25, 27 March 2014

1, 3 April 2014
6, 8, 9, 27, 28, 30 May 2014
3, 5, 10, 11, 12,

 17 , 19, June 2014

You are Here events

14, 15, 16, 17, 18,

 19, 20, 21 March 2014

Panel discussion – 10 x 10: Taking Care of Business

14 March 2014

Floor Talk – Fuelling Ed Radclyffe

19 March 2014

Gruner Study Tour – National Gallery of Australia

25 March 2014

Education Tour – Elioth Gruner : the texture of light – ANU School of Art first year students

31 March 2014

Floor Talks Gruner (special interest)

2, 8, 16 April 2014
12, 15, 24 May 2014

Floor Talk – Gruner Highlights

8,29 April 2014
20 May 2014
20 June 2014

Floor Talk – Hamilton Darroch : Sun Trap

9 April 2014

Floor Talk – A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham : A Retrospective

17 May 2014

Floor Talk – Curator (Elioth Gruner: the texture of light)

29 April 2014
7 May 2014

12 June 2014

Floor Talk – ‘bryd’ Placeholder

25 June 2014

NFSA – The Pastoral Visions of Australian Cinema

31 May 2014
7, 14, 20 June 2014

Symposium – Elioth Gruner: the texture of light

2 May 2014

Symposium – Elioth Gruner: the texture of light post drinks

2 May 2014

Bus Tour – Elioth Gruner: the texture of light

21 June 2014

Elioth Gruner: the texture of light closing party

20 June 2014

Programs conducted in association with the Nolan Collection @ CMAG

Stop.Motion.Nolan Pilot Program at Ainslie Primary School

15 August 2013

Kelly Back in the Can – School Holiday program (Onsite)

9, 10, 11 October 2013

Ned Kelly’s in Town (Outreach Program)

5, 7 November 2013

Every Picture Tells a Story (Outreach Program)

11, 12, 14, 19,

 21, 22, 26, 28 November 2013

Printmaking workshop – Remembrances of my youth

16 February 2014

Lunchtime lecture – Nolan goes Digital

19 February 2014

Floor Talk – Remembrances of my youth with
Dr Sophie McIntyre

26 February 2014

Nolan School Holiday Workshop: Move Me

15, 16 April 2014

Floor Talk – Curator (Nolan’s Landscapes)

28 May 2014

Stop. Motion. Nolan –Education Program Launch

26 June 2014


Venue Hire

A gender agenda –

ACT Remuneration Tribunal

ACT Revenue Office – Commerce and Works Directorate

ACTION Accessible transport group

ACTION Public Transport Group

ANU School of Art


Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League Inc.

Australian Mon Association Inc

Big House Film Society

Big House Films

Bodhisattva Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Business Leaders Innovative Thoughts & Solutions meeting

Canberra 100 – morning tea for ancestors

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimization and Advocacy

Canberra Arts Patrons’ Organisation

Canberra CBD Time Capsule meeting

Canberra City and Toast Masters ANU

Canberra Convention Bureau – site visit

Canberra Critics’ Circle Awards

Canberra Theatre Centre – School Holiday Program

Canberra Times

Capital Arts Patrons Organisation

Carers ACT

Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate

Clime Group

Commerce and Works Directorate

Common Ground

Community Services Directorate

Craft ACT

Craft ACT Time Capsule

Critics’ Circle conversations

Department of Environment

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Disaster ACT

Economic Development Directorate

Elections ACT

Elections ACT ATSIEB training day

Elections ACT interview session

Empire – Spiegel world – foyer/restroom access

Focus ACT

Foundation for Alcohol Research


Innana Inc. Film Premier and launch

IP Australian

Jakeman Business Solutions

Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans,Intersex & Queer Council

Ministerial Advisory Council on Women

Multicultural Mental Health

Muslim Prayers

National Capital Attractions Association

Office of Multicultural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Quality and Accountability Services

Risk Management Institute of Australia

Royal Commission for institutional responses to child sexual abuse

Shared Services Human Resources

St Olaf College USA

TAL Insurance

Tal Life Ltd

Territories and Municipal Services Directorate

Terrritory Records Office

The Benevolent Society

The Firm – Christmas party

Theo Notaras Centre

Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre – Chinese delegate visit

United Nations Association of Australia Canberra Division

Weereewa – A Festival of Lake George

Women’s Centre for Health Matters

Women’s Information and Referral Service

Women’s Multicultural Advocacy Group









* Within Living Memory

Permanent exhibition

* Cunningham Photographic Exhibition

Permanent exhibition

* The Convict Years

Permanent exhibition

Calthorpes’ House


* Calthorpes’ House Orientation Exhibition

Permanent exhibition



* Getting It Together

Permanent exhibition



Education and Community Programs -




Community Walk – Layers of Lanyon Garden

6 July 2013

Group tour - Morling Lodge Nursing Home

16 July 2013

Group tour – Wyong Garden Club

20 July 2013

Group tour – Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia

28 July 2013

James’ Diary

30, 31 July 2013

15, 29 August 2013

11 March 2014

6,22, May 2014

3, 5, 10, June 2014

Child’s Play

30, 31 July 2013

15, 29 August 2013

11 March 2014

6,22 May 2014

3,5, 10 June 2014


31 July 2013

6, 7, 14, 20 August 2013

3, 5, September 2013

5, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 November 2013

4, 13 March 2014

3 April 2014

8 May 2014

17,19 June 2014

Who were the Convicts?

31 July 2013

6, 7, 14, 20 August 2013

3, 5, 17 September 2013

5, 7, 12, 13, 26 November 2013

4, 13 March 2014

8 May 2014

17, 19 June 2014

Gardening workshop

3 August 2013

Group tour – Forrest Men’s  Shed

13 August 2013

Home school group – Picnic at the Machinery Shed

15 August 2013

Community Walk - Cemetery

17 August 2013

Group tour – The Australiana Fund

8 September 2013

Group tour – Goodwin Village

12 September 2013

Spit and Polish

17 September 2013

19, 20, 21, 28 November 2013

3 April 2014

15 May 2014

Group tour – Umina Probus Club, Pegasus Tours

18 September 2013

Group tour – Davis Coach Tours

19 September 2013

Group tour – ANU Education students

19 September 2013

Group tour – Canberra Ladies Group

29 September 2013

Lanyon open for Family and Community Day

30 September 2013

School Holiday program – Terrific Terrariums

2-3 October 2013

Group tour – Cross country Tours

6 October 2013

Open House – Labour Day Public Holiday

7 October 2013

Group tour – Probus Rendezvous

9 October 2013

Group tour – Hawks Nest Probus Club

10 October 2013

Group tour – Saunders wedding party

18 October 2013

Australian Lancia Car Club Register

23 October 2013

Group tour – Orana School

25 October 2013

Tour our sites – Life on the Limestone Plains

26 October 2013

Group tour - ICOMOS Conference visit

30 October 2013

Group tour – Canberra Visitors Centre Family Day

7 November 2013

Group tour - ASHOM

19 November 2013

Group tour – National History Competition students

24 November 2013

Cambridge/Oxford Alumni group tour and dinner

5 December 2013

Christmas Carols and Picnic

8 December 2013

Group tour- Garden and homestead –Lanyon High School

10 December 2013

Group tour – Tamden House

18 December 2013

Group tour – Old Parliament House

19 December 2013

Australia Day picnic – Open House

27 January 2014

Open House – Canberra  Day

10 March 2014

Open House – Senior Citizens

14, 15 March 2014

Group tour – Young Combined Pensioners’ Club

15 March 2014

Open Gardens Australia Plant Fair

22, 23 March 2014

Group Tour, Tarcutta Garden Club

1 April 2014

Group Tour – Communities at Work

8 April 2014

Community Program – Archaeological Lanyon

12 April 2014

Community Program – The Great Lanyon Easter Egg Hunt

20 April 2014

Community Program – Anzac Day Public Holiday open house

25 April 2014

Group Tour – Porsche Club

26 April 2014

Group Tour – Hire a guide

29 April 2014

Group Tour – Goodwin Village

6 May 2014

Community Program – Mother’s Day

11 May 2014

Group Tour – ANU Venue Hire Group

16 May 2014

Group Tour – Calvary Senior’s Group

16 May 2014

Group Tour – Trade and Travel

19 May 2014

Group Tour – Garden only Martin Zierholz CIT Students

22 May 2014

Group Tour – International Women’s Club

29 May 2014

Group Tour – Moorling Lodge

3 June 2014

Community Program – Queens Birthday Open House

9 June 2014

Group Tour – Garden only Goulburn TAFE Martin Zierholz

11 June 2014



Calthorpes’ House


Group tour – Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra

20 July 2013

Group tour – Mirrinjani Aged Care

22 July 2013

Group tour – Lanyon Probus Club

24 July 2013

Pin It – Community program

27 July 2013

CIT design students – education tour

10, 13 August 2013

Dawn’s Surprise

22 August 2013

10, 12 September 2013

22, 24, 29, 31 October 2013

6 March 2014

Floriade additional opening hours

20, 25, 26 27 September

Extended open hours for Floriade

2-11 October 2013

Canberra Gardens in Spring

12 October 2013

Group tour – Geelong TPI Association (Veterans)

17 October 2013

Group tour – Canberra Visitors Centre Family Day

7 November 2013

General Education Tour – CIT Library and Heritage Services

19 November 2013

Community Program – Life on the Limestone Plains

23 November 2013

Community Program - Christmas decorations

7 – 22 December 2013

Group tour and event – Dawn Waterhouse 90th birthday celebrations

15 December 2013

Christmas Decorations

11-19 January 2014

Jams and Preserves

15 February 2014

Open House – Senior Citizens

15 March 2014

Electric Servants

27 March 2014

General Education Tour – University of Canberra

23 April 2014

General Education Tour – University of Canberra

23 April 2014

Community Program – Mothers’ Day

11 May 2014

Group Tour – Parliamentary Partners Association

13 May 2014

General Education tour- ANU tertiary students

13 May 2014

General Education tour – Lindisfarne School

20, 21 May 2014

Community Program – Open Weekend free entry

7, 8 June 2014

Group tour – Garden – Goulburn TAFE with Martin Zierholz

11 June 2014

Dawn’s Surprise

12 June 2014

Group tour – Australian local government association

17 June 2014





Paper, Pattern, Print - School Holiday Program

15, 16 July 2013

Pin It – Community program

27 July 2013

Life on the Limestone Plains

31 August 2013

At the Garden Gate

10, 12 September 2013

At the Garden Gate

22, 24, 29, 31 October 2013 

Group tour – Canberra Visitors Centre Family Day

7 November 2013

Free Entry Day

9 -10 November 2013

Painting Workshop – Mugga-Mugga landscape

16 November 2013

Community Program – Christmas decorations

7 - 22 December 2013

Christmas Decorations

11-19 January 2014

Free entry – Australia Day weekend

25, 26 January 2014

Open House – Senior Citizens

16 March 2014

Country Life

27 March 2014

Education Tour - ANU Students

1 April 2014

School Holiday Program – Who’s Nesting at Mugga-Mugga

15, 16 April 2014

Community program – Mothers Day

11 May 2014

At the Garden Gate

13 May 2014

Community program – Sylvia Curley Oration

25 May 2014

Group tour – Baulkham Hills ‘Focus on History’

3 June 2014



Historic Places Outreach Programs


Artefact Chat – St Jude’s Primary

5 – 16 August 2013

Artefact Chat – Torrens Primary

8 – 22 August 2013