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National Architecture Week, ACT

October 26, 2009

A program of events in Canberra celebrating National Architecture Week.

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A program of free public events in Canberra celebrates the role of Australian architecture in our homes and communities to mark this year’s National Architecture Week.

*Monday 26 October*
*4pm* Presentation of the 2009 Canberra Medallion to Timothy Fairfax AM
*4.15-5pm* ‘Art and Architecture’. Richard Johnson, architect of the National Portrait Gallery, gives a special lecture about designing the building.
*National Portrait Gallery. Free, but bookings required *
Email ["act@raia.com.au":mailto:act@raia.com.au]

*Thursday 29 October*
*6pm* 2009 New Push Design Ideas competition and exhibition, visions for Canberra’s future by emerging architects. Includes exhibitions of Chairs (by industrial design students from University of Canberra) and the ACT 2009 Architecture Awards Winners. *Gallery of Australian Design. Free, but bookings required*
*Email* ["act@raia.com.au":mailto: act@raia.com.au]

*Friday 30 October*
*12.30pm-2pm* Civic: The Old Pull. Responding to the New Push, established architects consider the state of Civic.
Gallery of Australian Design. Free, but bookings required
Email ["act@raia.com.au":mailto:act@raia.com.au]

*Saturday 31 October – Architecture Open Day*
*10am-2pm* Talk to an Architect
*11am-12.30pm* Design ideas for your home. Free public seminar with four local architects (Allan Spira, Pedro Geleris, Janet Thomson & Philip Leeson).
To book a session with an architect or to attend the public seminar, email ["act@raia.com.au":mailto:act@raia.com.au]
*2pm-3.30pm* Architectural Lake Cruise with your guide Roger Pegrum
Departs Gallery of Australian Design, Commonwealth Place
$30. To book, email ["act@raia.com.au":mailto:act@raia.com.au]

*Exhibitions*
2009 ACT Architecture Awards, Cox Humphries Moss Student Design Prize, 2009 New Push and Industrial Design Students’ Chairs.

Full program of events at ["architecture.com.au/act":http://www.architecture.com.au/act]

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