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'Self-portrait' 1916
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth purchased in 1981 with funds from the Great Australian Paintings Appeal

A changed man: discussing McCubbin
Saturday 15 August 2.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Jane Clark, Curatorial Consultant, Museum of Old and New Art, and David Wise, Senior Paintings Conservator, join the curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907�17, Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art, to discuss the later works of Frederick McCubbin.

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'Louis McCubbin (as a boy in fancy dress)' c.1908,
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne gift of Hugh McCubbin 1960

Curator�s perspective
Tuesday 18 August 12.45 pm
Free (after exhibition entry: $12; $8 members) | Exhibition Galleries
Join Anna Gray, curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907�17, for a tour of the exhibition.

Piano performance
Saturday 29 August 2.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Anthony Smith, one of Canberra�s most sought-after pianists, performs pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Dale and Alban Berg that reflect different branches of the European art�music tradition.

Celebrity event: Virginia Haussegger in conversation with Anna Gray
Saturday 29 August 3.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Virginia Haussegger, ABC TV news presenter, journalist, author and media commentator, discusses McCubbin�s art and life
with Anna Gray, curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907�17.

Curator�s perspective
McCubbin: �Happy beyond measure�

Tuesday 1 September 12.45 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art and exhibition curator, discusses Frederick McCubbin, the man and his life.

This exhibition
Sunday 13 September 2.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Helen Brack, artist exhibiting as Helen Maudsley and art educator, speaks about the artistic language of McCubbin.

Government House garden tour
Thursday 17 September 9.00 – 11.00 am
$35 members, $40 guests | enquire here | depart from the Southern Cross Club, Yarralumla
Enjoy a walking tour of the historic gardens of Government House, led by specialist guides from the Australiana Fund. Travel to the gardens via ferry and enjoy morning tea aboard on the return trip.

Members trip: Williamstown, Victoria
Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 4.00 pm
$890 | individual members and their guests, $810 per person twin share (includes flights, meals and accommodation) | further information on enquiry
Join us for a trip to Williamstown to tour the landscapes that inspired McCubbin and to view Salvador Dali: liquid desire at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Celebrity talk with Margaret Fulton
�The recipe�

Saturday 19 September 4.00 pm
Free | places limited | James O Fairfax Theatre
Where are those McCubbin recipes for a good loaf or apple pie? McCubbin gave up baking for painting and teaching art. Margaret Fulton, Australian food and cooking writer, speaks about food of the Federation period, and shares some time-honoured recipes.

High tea with Margaret Fulton
Saturday 19 September 5.00 pm
$40 members and their guests | enquire here | Sculpture Garden Restaurant
Following the McCubbin celebrity talk, join us for high tea with Margaret Fulton.

Director’s view
McCubbin: Australian Impressionist

Thursday 24 September 12.45 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Ron Radford AO, Director, discusses the works that McCubbin painted in the final decade of his life.

McCubbin: mind, body and soul
Tuesday 29 September 12.45 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Elena Taylor, Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, speaks about McCubbin�s work in the exhibition and his deep connection with the natural world, which he expressed in his landscapes. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.

Story-making in McCubbin
for ages up to 12, under 5 to be accompanied
Tuesday 6 October 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Free for children (exhibition admission charges apply for adults) | places limited | Exhibition Galleries
Journey into the Australian bush through McCubbin�s paintings and imagine fantastic tales with Gallery educator Kate Collins. This activity concludes with collaborative storytelling for children and parents.

Painting workshop for children
for ages 8–12
Thursday 8 October 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
$12, $10 child members (includes materials) | enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer
With Penny Low, artist and Gallery educator, immerse yourself in the colour and light of McCubbin�s Australian bush, experiment with painting in gouache and produce your own landscape.

Celebrity talk and wine tasting with Max Allen
Friday 9 October 6.00 pm
$35, $25 members/concession | enquire here | Gallery cafe
Join Max Allen, renowned wine writer, for a tasting and introduction to the wines and winegrowing region of Mount Macedon, where McCubbin found inspiration.

Early morning viewing
Sunday 11 October 8.30 am
$40 members and their guests (includes exhibition entry) | enquire here | Exhibition Galleries and Members Lounge (meet in Gallery foyer)
Join us for an exclusive tour of the exhibition with voluntary guides, followed by breakfast.

A Melbourne education
Sunday 11 October 2.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Dr Ann Galbally, author and Professorial Fellow in Art History, University of Melbourne, speaks about narrative, nationalism and imagination in the early McCubbin paintings.

Musical musings on McCubbin
Sunday 11 October 3.00 pm
Free | Exhibition Galleries foyer
Lady�s Mantle, Canberra-based women�s vocal ensemble, explores the images and ambience of McCubbin�s landscapes, cityscapes and waterways in a short program of choral music. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.

Assisted tour
Wednesday 14 October 10.30 am
Free | enquire on (02) 6240 6519 | Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery foyer)
Special-access tour led by voluntary guides for people with disabilities and their carers.

Poetry and music for cities and seasons
Sunday 18 October 2.00 pm
Free | Australian galleries
Enjoy two of Canberra�s best known reciters, Laurie McDonald and Jim Weatherstone, for original and traditional poems from the city and the bush. Teresa Rabe and Minh Le Hoang then play atmospheric music by Ravel, Fauvre and Debussy for flute and guitar.

Celebrity talk and screening:
Picnic at Hanging Rock

35 mm, 1975, PG, 107 mins
Sunday 25 October 2.00 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre
Patricia Lovell, Australian film producer, introduces Peter Weir�s haunting and mysterious Picnic at Hanging Rock, set in the landscape near Mount Macedon. Lovell speaks about her experiences producing this Australian classic. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Tickets available online now | open 14 August – 1 November 2009