Promised the Moon: Lift Off & Panel Discussion

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF APOLLO 11'S LANDING ON THE MOON. MORE DETAILS ABOUT MOON WEEK AT ANU IN JULY HERE

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the significance of Canberra's unique space heritage, and a how this history has inspired the artists in the exhibition, Promised the Moon.

The panel will be facilitated by Dr David Hansen, Acting Director, Centre for Art Theory & Art History and will include the following speakers:

Dr Alice Gorman, Archaeologist and Space Heritage Specialist

Glen Nagle, Outreach and Administrative Lead, NASA Operations Support Officer, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Mike Dinn, Former Deputy Director, Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station

Dr Ursula Fredrick, Curator, Promised the Moon Exhibition

Bec Bigg-Wither, exhibiting artist, Promised the Moon Exhibition

Tom Buckland, exhibiting artist, Promised the Moon Exhibition

Promised the Moon

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 Mission, fourteen artists reflect on the Australian Capital Territory's unique space heritage and the region's connections to the lunar landings.

Artists: Bec Bigg-Wither, Tom Buckland, Heather Burness, Susan Chancellor, Dean Cross, Deirdre Feeney, UK Frederick, Lee Grant, Ellis Hutch, Julian Laffan, Jacqui Malins, Rose Montebello, Macdonald Nichols, and Erica Seccombe.

Curated by Dr Ursula Frederick

Promised the Moon is supported by the ACT Government's Heritage Grant Programme and the Australian National University. Kindly supported by Humanities Research Centre and ANU School of Art & Design.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential.

Image: Bec Bigg-Wither, CDR on Moon!!! (detail), photocollage, 25 x 175 cm.