ANU Enlighten Minds

THINKING SPACES
8-16 March

THURSDAY 8 MARCH, FRIDAY 9 MARCH, SATURDAY 10 MARCH, THURSDAY 15 AND FRIDAY 16 MARCH

Light up your autumn and enlighten your mind as The Australian National University partners with Enlighten Festival in 2018.

The ANU campus will come to life over five thrilling nights with vibrant projections, fire-side chats and a special Saturday night market.

There will be activities, public lectures, exhibitions, refreshments and events on every night so look out for the program and make sure you visit the ANU website to download your ANU Enlighten Minds Thinking Spaces campus map.

Projections will be featured on School of Music, School of Art, Hedley Bull Building, University House and Menzies Library from 7.30-9.30pm over the five nights.

The below events will run over the five nights unless it’s noted they will only be available one of the nights.

Service, Stacks and Scholars: The story of Chifley Library 1968-2018 (8.30am-7pm)
Menzies Library

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chifley Library and take a trip back in time to see the music, art, culture, politics and fashion in the 1960s Australia.

The Lounge by University House (5pm-10pm)
Lawns on corner of Liversidge Street & Garran Street, ANU

Join the Lounge at University House and indulge in a selection of tapas brightened up by festoon lights and bean bag chairs.

Fire-Side chats with Wally Bell (7-8pm)

Join Wally Bell as he shares stories about Indigenous history.

Abra Cadabra (7pm) – THURSDAY 15 MARCH ONLY
ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct, Acton

From the animator that brought you the iconic Life, Be in It and Slip-Slop-Slap commercials comes this comic cosmic fantasy based loosely on the Pied Piper. Proudly hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive.

Cost: $15

The Shape of Water (7.30pm – doors open from 7pm) – THURSDAY 8 MARCH ONLY
Coombs Lecture Theatre, HC Coombs Bldg, 8A Fellows Road ANU

ANU Premiere screening of the 2017 dark fantasy drama film nominated for 13 Academy Awards, about a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured humanoid-amphibian creature. Proudly sponsored by the ANU Film Group.

The Smokehouse by University House (5pm-10pm)
Lawns of Liversidge Street, ANU

Enjoy a selection of smoked meats using different methods and a refreshing cider.

Candy Lane by University House (5pm-10pm)
Grass area of University House on Garran Street, ANU

Treat yourself to Candy Lane and enjoy candy apples, fairy floss, gelato and coffee.

Wig and Pen (7-9.30pm)
Wig and Pen Bar, School of Music, 100 Childers St, ANU

Enjoy the autumn atmosphere filled with live music from talented artists and projections in the courtyard of School of Music.

Starship Troopers (7pm) – FRIDAY 16 MARCH ONLY
ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct, Acton

Verhoven’s cult classic takes its human heroes through a fascistic, militaristic future to do battle with giant alien bugs. A visually spectacular black comedy that is equal parts social commentary and sci-fi thrill ride. Proudly hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive.

Cost: $15

1X Art and Design Exhibition (7-9.30pm)
Foyer Space, School of Art and Design Gallery, Cnr Liversidge St & Ellery Cres, ANU

Showcase of School of Art and Design staff works of art and design. Only one work by each artist is exhibited and each artist must only use a limited space (1x1x1 m).

Additional Events

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH (PROJECTIONS WILL NOT BE FEATURED THIS NIGHT)

Living Politics: Self Help and Autonomous Action in East Asia and Beyond
Wednesday 14 March, 9am – Friday 16 March 6pm
Seminar Room, Australian Centre on China in the World, 188 Fellows Lane, ANU

This free conference will rethink the boundaries of the ‘political’, exploring innovative autonomous ways in which people in East Asia and beyond are collaborating to solve challenges.

Astronomy School – Star Science from the 60s and 70s (7pm)
ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct, Acton

A range of super rare, super wonderful education and experimental films from the 60s and 70s exploring and explaining the mysteries of astronomy and the ’future‘ of space exploration.
Proudly hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive.

Cost: $15.

Location

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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