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Celebrating Canberra Modern—Masterclasses, Martinis, and Markets

Celebrate Canberra’s rich Modernist heritage and immerse yourself in mid-century art, design and culture at ‘Canberra Modern’ from 7–16 November 2017.

Part of the annual Design Canberra Festival, Canberra Modern celebrates Modernism in the nation’s capital through a series of talks, exhibitions, markets, and food. Many events will be taking place at University House at Australian National University (ANU), a much-loved exemplar of Modernist cool.

University House at ANU

University House at ANU.

With the support of GML Heritage, editor Rebecca Hawcroft will be discussing The Other Moderns on 14 November 2017. Her talk will focus on Canberra’s fascinating émigré stories, and the connections with some designers featured in the book and the exhibition ‘The Moderns’, currently showing at the Museum of Sydney.

Featured in The Other Moderns, is the Franklin House, Waverly (demolished) designed by Hugh Buhrich. Photograph by Max Dupain, May 1958. Max Dupain & Associates Archive: 2975-4, State Library of NSW. Courtesy and © J W Thompson Australia.

Featured in The Other Moderns is the Franklin House, Waverley (demolished), designed by Hugh Buhrich. Photograph by Max Dupain, May 1958. Max Dupain & Associates Archive: 2975-4, State Library of NSW. Courtesy and © J W Thompson Australia.

The creativity of GML Senior Associate Martin Rowney will also be on display at the Australia Centre on China in the World at the ANU, through ‘Silent Witnesses: An exhibition of sculptures’. He will be discussing his work in an artist talk at 2pm on Sunday 12 November 2017.

Martin Rowney's artwork will be on display at Canberra Modern

Martin Rowney’s artwork will be on display at Canberra Modern.

GML Principal Rachel Jackson, along with Amy Jarvis of ANU and Edwina Jans of Old Parliament House, has been busy behind the scenes organising Canberra Modern.

Tim Ross, Darren Bradley, Phillip Jones, and Miss Cherry Bomb also feature throughout the festival.

Visit Canberra Modern to find out more and book.