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Arc at the NFSA
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McCoy Circuit, Acton
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Australia’s living archive
HAVE YOU DISCOVERED ARC,
THE STATE-OF-THE-ART CINEMA
AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND
Showcasing the best of classic, contemporary and cutting edge cinema from Australia
and across the globe. Arc’s sophisticated projection equipment screens movies in all
formats, from cinema’s 19th century beginnings to the digital works of today..
A look back at the work of the master of contemporary Hollywood sci-fi and
horror, John Carpenter, including the iconic films The Thing, Halloween and
An unfilmed script from Jacques Tati comes alive in the new animation The
Illusionist, by the director of The Triplets of Belleville. Exclusive season from
BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS THEM
Showcasing the films that missed Canberra in 2011, kicking off with a horror
double of Hobo With a Shotgun and Human Centipede II: The Full Sequence.
Blink continues through January and February with other great titles having one
last chance on the big screen in Canberra.
Our popular outdoor cinema series, Arc Outdoors, returns in 2012. Every Saturday
night in January and February, the NFSA’s art deco courtyard is transformed
into a state-of-the-art outdoor cinema with live projection, featuring classic and
contemporary film in all its glory. Top it off with spectacular food and wine from
Teatro Fellini Bar/Cafe for the best summer night out in Canberra. Keep an eye on
our website for the full schedule.
$11/$9 concession (except where special prices apply)
Max pass – 10 tickets for just $80
Thursday matinees – all tickets $5
COMBINE TWO EXTRAORDINARY NFSA
EXPERIENCES FOR ONE GREAT PRICE!
Our popular licensed café, Teatro Fellini, is now offering the Reel Deal:
your choice from a selection of Teatro Fellini’s irresistible lunch or supper menus
your choice of a glass of wine, soft-drink or delectable coffee/tea
entry to one session in Arc cinema*
Order your Reel Deal from Teatro Fellini. Open 7 days and before all
IN THE CITY MAGAZINE
The Canberra Times | In The City Magazine | SUMMER
City slickers powering down the stretch of City Walk may find
themselves stopping and looking at what was once an empty space
There, just before the merry-go-round, seven ghostly canine
figures run flush along the pavement in a state of perpetual frozen motion.
Bush Pack by Amanda Stuart is just one of several public artworks being
installed in the city by early next year in order to engage the community
and showcase the city’s imagination.
Comprising seven bronze life-sized canine forms, Stuart deliberately kept
them off the traditional raised plinth and placed them on the ground to
weave their way between the legs of passers-by.
The research that underpins this body of work comes from field studies
and research on wild dogs and dingoes in south-east Australia for Stuart’s
PhD candidacy at the ANU school of art. The sculptor’s fascination with the
“less loved” stems from a previous life as a ranger.
“It seemed to me if it was big-eyed and furry there was no problem with
thumbs up and approval, public funding and opportunities but when it had
scales and fangs and was less “snugly,” it was often vilified and rejected by
humans,” she says.
“Those animals that were seen as pests in an economical sense or a
sense that there was no domestic use for them.”
Humans have always had a strong connection with canines, relying on
them as companions, work dogs, security dogs and farm workers. They
share an intimacy and proximity – until they do something a wild animal
would do. In this thought, Bush Pack finds its roots.
“It’s a very complex issue but when the boundary is crossed and a dog
might take a domestic sheep or goats or a chicken, it’s seen as the enemy,”
While absorbing stories, talking to government agents and people who
were interested and affected by the debate, she came across a phenomenon
Man’s best friend has entered the city’s public art scene. BY DIONE VAN-HEER
Art of Engagement
I was transfixed by the
sadness of that imagery... It
was like being in a warzone,
these strange fruit dangling
from the tree.
Amanda Stuart with her Civic art instalment entitled Bush Pack. Photo: Rohan Thomson
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