The Magic of Marion looking out from Mt Ainslie

Media Alert

11 February 2021

Magic of Marion_Media Photo Opportunity_Mt Ainslie

Sally Barnes, National Capital Authority Chief Executive in conversation with Shannon Battisson, Australian Institute of Architects ACT President and Peter Graves, ACT Chapter Chair of the Walter Burley Griffin Society. Dated 11 February 2021.

Media Photo Opportunity

Date: (TODAY) Thursday 11 February 2021

Time: 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Where: Mt Ainslie Marion Mahony View
(At the very top of Mt Ainslie at the life size triptych looking out towards the Parliamentary Triangle)

What: Highlighting the ‘Magic of Marion’ and the legacy she and Walter Burley Griffin left behind.  A bronze head of Marion Mahony Griffin looking out over Canberra will set the scene

Attending: Sally Barnes, National Capital Authority Chief Executive in conversation with Shannon Battisson, Australian Institute of Architects ACT President and Peter Graves, ACT Chapter Chair of the Walter Burley Griffin Society

To meet at the Mt Ainslie Marion Mahony View to talk through the vision that Marion Mahony Griffin shared with her husband Walter for the National Capital.

Celebrating Marion Mahony Griffin’s 150th birthday this Sunday 14th February, Sally Barnes, Shannon Battisson and Peter Graves will talk through Marion’s legacy and the many activities that have been brought together by many of Australia’s leading cultural institutions.

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