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COLLECTION CONVERSATION: Civic Square and the Utopian City Ideal

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Canberra Museum and Gallery

180 London Circuit

Theatrette

Canberra, ACT 2608

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Civic Square, designed by Roy Simpson of Yuncken Freeman in 1959, was a confident assertion of utopian Modernist architectural style. Join Senior Curator Virginia Rigney for an illustrated conversation with Architect and Heritage Consultant David Hobbes in the theatrette as they interrogate the utopian ideals behind the design and the public art of the Square. The conversation will consider draw from recent acquisitions to CMAG’s Collection including images of Civic Square and the sculpture of Head of Ethos by Tom Bass, and how images of the completed buildings were used throughout the 1960s to promote the city.

In association with the Design Festival.


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Canberra Museum and Gallery

180 London Circuit

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