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THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

Title: Michael Taylor : A survey 1963-2016 opened at CMAG - Description:   1

Title: The British High Commissioner to Australia opened the Peace Love & War: The Denmans – Empire and Australia 1910-1917 exhibition at CMAG. - Description: 
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Title: CMAG acquired Surge 19, 2015, cast glass, artist Masahiro Asaka 3

Title: Winter Instameet : #MuggaMugga was held, where visitors were invited to capture the beauty of historic Mugga-Mugga via Instagram 4

Title: The Chief Minister announced major show MAMMA MIA! coming to Canberra 5

Title: CMAG received a Commendation in the Cultural Tourism category of the 2016 Canberra Region Tourism Awards  6

July 2016

>         Michael Taylor : A survey 1963-2016 opened at CMAG. (1)

>         The Chapel Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge performed a concert at CMAG.

>         The British High Commissioner to Australia opened the Peace Love & War: The Denmans – Empire and Australia 1910-1917 exhibition at CMAG. (2)

>         New digital guides were launched at Calthorpes’ House.

>         Bangarra Dance Theatre’s – OUR land people stories performed in the Canberra Theatre.

>         Over 8,000 Canberran children and their families enjoyed Broadway’s Gazillion Bubble Show at the Canberra Theatre.

August 2016

>         CMAG acquired Surge 19, 2015, cast glass, artist Masahiro Asaka. (3)

>         Winter Instameet : #MuggaMugga was held, where visitors were invited to capture the beauty of historic Mugga-Mugga via Instagram. (4)

>         The ten minute play festival Short+Sweet performed in the Courtyard Studio.

>         The Chief Minister announced major show MAMMA MIA! coming to Canberra. (5)

September 2016

>         CMAG’s touring exhibition INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong opened at the Museum of Brisbane.

>         Artists in Partnership forum was held at CMAG, discussing creative partnerships of artists featured in the CMAG Collection.

>         The Canberra Theatre Centre partnered with the High Commission of India and Australian Government to present the inaugural Confluence – the Festival of India in Canberra.

October 2016

>         CMAG acquired St John’s Church, Canberra, C1944, oil on canvas, artist Ethel Carrick-Fox.

>         The annual Capital Arts Patrons Organisation exhibition and auction was held at CMAG.

>         Wicked performed in the Canberra Theatre.

November 2016

>         The President of Hungary visited Lanyon.

>         CMAG received a Commendation in the Cultural Tourism category of the 2016 Canberra Region Tourism Awards. (6)

 

 

 

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Title: Memory of the World in Canberra exhibition opened at CMAG - Description: 
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Title: Memory of the World in Canberra exhibition opened at CMAG 9

Title: Lanyon hosted its major event of the year, the Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic 10

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November 2016

>         Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker performed in the Canberra Theatre, featuring a gala opening night in the presence of the Governor-General and his wife. (7)

>         Memory of the World in Canberra exhibition opened at CMAG. (8 & 9)

December 2016

>         The 2016 Don Aitkin Awards were presented to staff and volunteers who had made outstanding contributions to the CFC.

>         Lanyon hosted its major event of the year, the Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic. (10)

>         The world tour of Circus 1903 launched at the Canberra Theatre.

January 2017

>         CMAG touring exhibition Marcel Marceau opened at the Alliance Francaise de Sydney.

>         Performing the Past was held at Lanyon and Mugga-Mugga, featuring traditional music from these sites.

>         New seating and carpet were installed in the Canberra Theatre.

February 2017

>         CMAG hosted a Memory of the World “inscription” ceremony in association with its exhibition, Memory of the World in Canberra - inscribing seven new entries on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

>         CMAG hosted the Children’s Sanctuary for the National Multicultural Festival

March 2017

>         Ladies in Black performed in the Canberra Theatre. (11)

>         Canberra Theatre Centre hosted the Canberra Comedy Festival.

>         The stage show of Paw Patrol Live launched their Australia and New Zealand tour at The Playhouse.

April 2017

>         Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3 performed in The Playhouse. (12)

>         Drone technology was used to take aerial photos of Lanyon.

>         The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival event : Beyond the Homestead was held at Lanyon.

May 2017

>         The 2017 Sylvia Curley Oration was held at Mugga-Mugga, presented by Professor Saul Cunningham, ANU.

>         Lanyon Heritage Centre commenced as a repository for the Historic Places collection.

June 2017

>         Indigenous students from local secondary schools and colleges attended the production of Coranderrk.

>         CMAG Director travelled to the UK to install the exhibition Peace, Love & World War : The Denmans, Empire and Australia 1910-1917 at King’s College, London.

>         Over 3000 students from 30 ACT schools and 11 regional schools attended performances of Diary of a Wombat.

>         The ABC series Building Australia, episode The Homestead was screened, featuring Lanyon)