YEAR AT A GLANCE

 

JULY 2017

Title: MAG exhibition Peace, Love and World War : The Denmans Empire and Australia 1910-1917 toured to King’s College, London  - Description: Title: CMAG exhibition Peace, Love and World War : The Denmans Empire and Australia 1910-1917 toured to King’s College, London where it was opened by Australian High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer

 

>          The Valuing the Arts forum was presented by CFC and The Childers Group.

>          The Sydney Theatre Company’s production of George Orwell’s 1984 was performed in the Canberra Theatre.

>          The CMAG exhibition Peace, Love and World War : The Denmans Empire and Australia 1910-1917 toured to King’s College, London where it was opened by Australian High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer. [opposite picture]

AUGUST 2017
Title: Beau Dean Riley Smith, Bennelong, Bangarra, 2017 credit Edward Mulvihill - Description: Beau Dean Riley Smith, Bennelong, Bangarra, 2017 credit Edward Mulvihill

Beau Dean Riley Smith, Bennelong, Bangarra, 2017 credit Edward Mulvihill

 

>          Family activities at Mugga-Mugga were held in association with Science week.

>          Bangarrra Dance Theatre’s production of Bennelong performed in the Canberra Theatre. [opposite picture]

>          CMAG hosted CMAG on Sunday – Peel back paint where children explored The Nolan Collection.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Title: Calthorpes’ House celebrated its 90th Birthday with Minister Ramsay in attendance - Description: Calthorpes’ House celebrated its 90th Birthday with Minister Ramsay in attendance

 Title: Minister Ramsay opened CMAG exhibition Eirene Mort : A Livelihood - Description: Minister Ramsay opened CMAG exhibition Eirene Mort : A Livelihood

 

>          Calthorpes’ House celebrated its 90th Birthday with Minister Ramsay in attendance. [opposite picture]

>          Minister Ramsay opened CMAG exhibition Eirene Mort : A Livelihood. [opposite picture]

>          The annual Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) exhibition opened at CMAG, with funds raised going to support local artists.

>          Fearless Comedy Gala performed in the Canberra Theatre.  All proceeds were donated to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service and Toora Women Inc. 

>          Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue performed in The Playhouse and an exhibition of political cartoon memorabilia from the Museum of Australian Democracy was installed in the Link Foyer.

>          The River and the Homestead series of Spring Talks commenced at the Lanyon Heritage Centre.

OCTOBER 2017
Title: Mugga-Mugga hosted the school holiday workshop Water Wheels - Description: Mugga-Mugga hosted the school holiday workshop Water Wheels

 

>          The Canberra Mooncake Festival was held in The Link.

>          The CMAG exhibition Crossing Threads : 50 Years of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers opened.

>          The 2018 Canberra Theatre Centre Season was launched.

>          Mugga-Mugga hosted the school holiday workshop Water Wheels. [opposite picture]


NOVEMBER 2017
Title: Cast and crew of MAMMA MIA!, Canberra - Description: Cast and crew of MAMMA MIA!, Canberra
Cast and crew of MAMMA MIA!, Canberra

 

>          The CFC celebrated its 20th Birthday.

>          Filming commenced for a short film about Calthorpes’ House as part of its 90th Birthday celebrations.

>          An Artist in Residence commenced at the Lanyon Heritage Centre.

>          The Australian production of MAMMA MIA! premiered nationally in the Canberra Theatre. [opposite picture]

 

DECEMBER 2017

Title: Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic - Description: Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic

Title: CMAG exhibition S.A. Adair – Encasement  - Description: CMAG exhibition S.A. Adair – Encasement

 

>          Lanyon hosted its largest event of the year, the Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic. [opposite picture]

>          The 2017 Don Aitkin Awards were presented to staff and volunteers who had made outstanding contributions to the CFC. 

>          The CMAG exhibition S.A. Adair – Encasement opened in conjunction with the Enlighten Festival. [above  picture]

JANUARY 2018

Title: The 78-Storey Treehouse and The Gruffalo performed in the Canberra Theatre - Description: The 78-Storey Treehouse and The Gruffalo performed in the Canberra Theatre

>          The forum Women’s Voices – Just Shut Up and Listen was held in the Courtyard Studio in conjunction with the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival.

>          The 78-Storey Treehouse and The Gruffalo performed in the Canberra Theatre. [opposite picture]

>          ACT Historic Places commenced participation in the Nature Play CBR program, established to increase children’s unstructured play outdoors.

FEBRUARY 2018

Title: CMAG hosted the Children’s Sanctuary as part of the National Multicultural Festival - Description: CMAG hosted the Children’s Sanctuary as part of the National Multicultural Festival

>          CMAG hosted the Children’s Sanctuary as part of the National Multicultural Festival. [opposite picture]

>          Lanyon hosted Strings at Sunset : The Lanyon Trio.

>          The CMAG exhibition Unfinished Business opened, telling 30 stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with a disability.

>          The Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards Gala was held in the Canberra Theatre.

MARCH 2018

Title: Black is the New White credit Prudence Upton - Description: Black is the New White credit Prudence Upton
Black is the New White
credit Prudence Upton

Title: The Canberra Comedy Festival opened at the Canberra Theatre - Description: The Canberra Comedy Festival opened at the Canberra Theatre

>          The Canberra Comedy Festival opened at the Canberra Theatre. [opposite picture]

>          Learning programs at Lanyon commenced in the refurbished Lanyon Heritage Centre.

>          The All About Women satellite program was live-streamed from Sydney in The Playhouse, featuring a live on stage panel discussion.

>          The CFC celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting events for staff, volunteers, board members, advisory committee members and invited guests.

>          Black is the New White performed in The Playhouse. [opposite picture]

>          Minister Ramsay opened the CMAG exhibition Celebration : 20 years of collecting visual art.

 

APRIL 2018

Title: Blanc de blanc credit Pamela Raith photography - Description: Blanc de blanc credit Pamela Raith photography

Blanc de blanc credit Pamela Raith photography

 

>          The Speigeltent hosted a season of shows in Civic Square—the headline show was Blanc de Blanc. [opposite picture]

>          The ACT Heritage Festival was launched by Minister Gentleman at Mugga-Mugga.

>          The CMAG exhibition Tiki takeover : Tikis from the collection of Nicky Gallagher opened.

>          The National Trust Open Day was held at Lanyon as part of the ACT Heritage Festival.

>          Lanyon hosted a walk to the Lanyon Canoe Tree with Ngunnawal custodian Wally Bell.

MAY 2018

Title: Peppa Pig performed in The Playhouse - Description: Peppa Pig performed in The Playhouse

 

 

>          The children’s show Peppa Pig performed in The Playhouse. [opposite picture]

>          CMAG hosted CMAG on Sunday : Matilda’s Possum-skin cloak where children learned about  Matilda House’s ceremonial garment.

>          The Bleeding Tree opened in The Playhouse.

>          Mugga-Mugga hosted the community program Making Beeswax Wraps.

>          The Australian Ballet’s The Merry Widow performed in the Canberra Theatre.

>          The national launch event for Reconciliation Week was hosted in The Link.

JUNE 2018Title: The Art Box was Highly Commended in the Museums and Galleries National Awards - Description: The Art Box was Highly Commended in the Museums and Galleries National Awards

 

>          CMAG’s new Nolan outreach resource The Art Box was Highly Commended in the Museums and Galleries National Awards. [opposite picture]

>          Lanyon hosted the workshop Painting on silk in the gardens.  Artist-in-residence Anne-Marie Jean led an exploratory outdoor watercolour painting workshop with water colour painting on paper and stretched silk.

>          CMAG hosted CMAG on Sunday: Kelly’s bushland where children explored Sidney Nolan’s Kelly paintings.

>           The Act Up! Student Fringe Festival was held in The Courtyard Studio.