In Imagining the City, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) explores the lifestyle, politics, architecture and social history of Canberra as featured in film, recorded sound and broadcast.
Listen out in late 2012 for a call to mash-up and rework Jack Lumsdaine’s 1938 song ‘Canberra’s Calling to You'. A further call will go out to the community to submit their own Canberra ephemera—home movies, sound recordings, images and oral histories which could be featured in a series of mini‑exhibitions and presentations throughout the year.
As a lead‑up to Canberra’s birthday, the NFSA will host a series of programs at its heritage headquarters. Screenings, lectures and musical performances in Arc Cinema as well as in the NFSA courtyard will showcase rare and often curious Canberra‑related materials from the collection.
A free, open‑air screening under the stars in the Senate Rose Gardens on 10 March will present a panorama of Canberra‑related films and sounds from the national audiovisual collection. Special guests will introduce and accompany the screening.
The NFSA summer/autumn exhibition, CineCity—Canberra 1913-2013, will shine a light on 100 years of (mis)representations of the capital. Since 1913, the national capital has been featured in thousands of hours of film and broadcast. The exhibition will explore these representations as well as the vast changes the city has undergone over the course of a century.
Selected film and sound materials from the NFSA collection will be available for viewing in the Australian Mediatheque in Melbourne and will also tour state and territory capitals and regional Australia.
For more information visit www.nfsa.gov.au
McCoy Circuit, Acton Australian Capital Territory, Australia
For more information, contact the organiser by calling (02) 6248 2000, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WWW.NFSA.GOV.AU.