Memory, Healing and the Arts in the Griffins’ Vision

  • VENUE: Ainslie Main Hall
  • BOOKINGS: Essential
  • PRESENTER: DESIGN Canberra and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 7pm to 9pm
    6 November 2019
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Did you know that the site of the Australian War Memorial was designated for an arts centre in Walter Burley Griffin’s original design of Canberra?

Part talk, part performance, AWM artist-in-residence Chris Latham will unpack the fascinating design principles and symbology behind the geometric design of Canberra, and how that has impacted the placement our of national monuments and institutions, and thereby the way we see the role of the arts in our democracy.

A renowned violinist, Latham will also be joined on stage by pianist Edward Neeman and cellist David Pereira, performing the Australian Premier of Chris’ great uncle Peter Latham’s work for violin and piano. Composed 100 years ago, after war injuries prevented Peter from fulfilling his dream as a solo pianist, these works echo the need to grieve and heal through creativity.

This event is run as part of the 2019 DESIGN Canberra Festival.

View the full program here

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