After dark tours

There will be a number of tours running externally to the main conference – see details below.

After Dark Tours

Lakeside Stories – Twilight Video walk

Location: Regatta Point Visitors Centre, Barrine Drive, Parkes
Cost: $20
Time: 1930
Capacity per tour: 25 people (total of 75)

Dates: Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 May 2020

Take a deep dive into Lake Burley Griffin through poetry, visual art, animation, film and oral histories. Follow Localjinni as we light up footpaths, benches and walls around the Lake’s foreshore. Meet sheros and heros, artists and others who dare to step into the unknown and change the status quo. Discover why Canberra begins and ends at the Lake through an immersive experience, shared ideas and social yarning.

Produced by Localjinni a collective of local artists, historians and Australian National University art students and alumni.

MoAD at Old Parliament House: Ghost Hunters tour

Location: TBC
Cost: $29
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time: 1930-2045
Capacity: 20 people

The corridors of Old Parliament House are no stranger to intrigue, but after dark a whole new world of mystery comes to life… Join us for a torch-lit tour exploring our building as we reveal stories of ghostly sightings and unexplained occurences. From deaths in both the Senate and House of Representatives to mysterious late-night happenings, there are many tales to uncover. Tour commences under the cover of darkness, at 7:30pm.

Photo: Rohan Thomson, Fairfax Media

Canberra Modern Highlights – A bus tour with Canberra Modern

Location: Bus pickup and drop off from National Library of Australia
Cost: $50
Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Capacity: 50 people

Join Canberra Modern on a whistle-stop bus tour of Canberra showcasing the city’s mid century modern highlights including the parliamentary triangle, inner suburbs and a few surprises along the way.

3 hours including lunch.

PhotoAccess – Tours & Tintype portraits

Location: TBC
Cost: $80
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Time: 1800-2000
Capacity: 20 people

Visit PhotoAccess for a relaxed evening exploring contemporary photography in all its wondrous variety. Take a step back into the 19th century by sitting for your very own tintype portrait and learning how these beguiling images are developed in the PhotoAccess darkroom. Then, grab a drink and something to eat and enjoy preview tours of PhotoAccess’ new exhibitions, Found and Hybrid States, with the exhibiting artists. Drinks, nibbles and your unique tintype included!

Image by 5 Foot Photography, courtesy of Design Canberra

Image by Rory Gillen, courtesy of PhotoAccess

Suburban Apparitions | Magic Lanterns at Calthorpes’ House: Contemporary Performance | ACT Historic Places

Location:  Calthorpes’ House
Cost: AMaGA Member $45 | Non Member $50
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Time: 1730-1930
Capacity: 20 people

Join us for a magical experience at Calthorpes’ House. For several years a team of artists, musicians, actors, singers and performers have created site-specific magic lantern performances using authentic hand painted glass slides and brass and mahogany magic lanterns. Join them for an intimate performance at Calthorpes’ House in the Canberra suburb of Red Hill for a performance inspired by the pianola songs, radio broadcasts, picture shows and cracker nights associated with the house. Pictures will dissolve one into another as stories are told and songs are sung. There will be high melodrama and low farce, whirling colours and spooky surprises. Afterwards Artist Martyn Jolly will discuss the team’s approach to re-enactment and creative re-use incorporating the work of contemporary artist such as the painter Waratah Lahy, and contemporary musicians such as the composer Alexander Hunter.

Ticket includes one free drink, performance, artists talk and seating at the venue.

Image courtesy of Martyn Jolly