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top story tonight. The ACT's chief police officer, Audrey Fagan, has been farewelled with full police honours after her sudden death. full police honours a week

Colleagues have remembered her as a compassionate leader. And

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Williams. Have a Closed Captions by CSI CC Hello, I'm Philip this is Stateline and you are very welcome. Coming teach wer some funny ideas the monastery that's had divine inspiration. But first after years of debate about future of the Sidney Nolan gallery at Lanyon, the paintings have been moved to the Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic. Gallery management says it's because of problems with the Lanyon site, the artist, his widow and former gallery Churcher all thought the former gallery director Betty

paintings should remain in tact in Lanyon. Simon Jenkins has the story. Sidney Nolan of Australia's leading artists. Sidney Nolan is certainly one

I think he is one of the most important artists in War II anywhere in the world. think what he was doing in War II anywhere in the world. I

with these Nolan pictures was think what he was doing in -

as exciting as anything that was happening anywhere world. So he's hugely was happening anywhere in the

to us. People may remember on 1 world. So he's hugely important

January there was very rain in Canberra and I was called out to go to Lanyon, which is part of my jurisdiction as well, to have a look at some storm damage and part of that we also the Nolan gallery to make sure part of that we also went into

that the humidity and other environmental concerns were OK

and they weren't. The humidity on and we monitored it for about on that particular day was 66

three hours on that day went from 66 to three hours on that day and it

approximately went from 66 to 64 which is than it ought to be approximately 10 degrees higher

probably even 15 than is than it ought to be and

what probably even 15 than is really standards require. So we what museum - museological

decided we'd Museum and Gallery for safe to bring them into Canberra

storage until we could determine what we wof to do with the building. I there's concerns. It's with the building. I know

easy when to console date, to simplify. know that if you take something on you must honour those terms on which you take it. Because wuter, is the problem. happening, new had all sorts of things

before Christmas, in fact, across the whole building, ventilation systems put in, restored, replaced, everything airconditioning repaired,

that we can do and it doesn't that we can do that's available

anything to, as I and it doesn't seem to be doing

alleviate what is

dangerous situation. Well I alleviate what is a very remember sitting next to Nolan and his - the light remember sitting next to Sidney

his eye when he said that the Nolan and his - the light in

Commonwealth Government had agreed to house them at Lanyon, accepted them and they had

that was to him.I feel sad that his wishes haven't been listened because I know personally wishes haven't been listened to

thrilled he was to have that because I know personally how

opportunity to have a specific gallery where his works would be seen together as a whole and permanently on display. I doubt if he would have given the Government if he would have given them to circumstances. And I do worry for future donors if they see the wishes of a donor being swept aside after they die. I think we have that we carry think we have to be careful

And I mean to say hasn't been dead long. His And I mean to say the man

widow is still deeply upset move. Outrage deeply upset by the because he gave it the point. He gave it because he gave it all, that's

the first place, he bought them at the height those early ones, he actually

his jolly career. He bought them back to give to the Australian people and that's the place where he to see them, in that place. You the place where he wanted them

really need very dramatic reasons for removing things from their context that. The question of where from their context like

they go is up they're dealt with, what is the most important way of dealing with those pictures museologically. If the be restored and repaired yes, museologically. If the build kg

of course. If not, then we have to look at other options. Well I won't be popular in saying that I think they should the National gary. Ron Radford, the new director is building whole new gallery there and could incorporate whole new gallery there and he

the - he wants the focus on the could incorporate them within

Kelly pictures because they're in the National Gallery I in the National Gallery and and those early works and they make I know he could incorporate

sense. You can see the ones and the ones that didn't use, and the ones that discarded, the ones that he

he did. So it's a that's the logical place. We're not in a position to make statements about not in a position to make any

going until statements about where we're

in and then we have to, going until those reports come

said, sort out where we go. of course, as we don't own the said, sort out where we go. And

will have a say in what collection, the Commonwealth

happens. But the most logical place is where the artist wanted them to be. What would Ned all that?.Now it seems no-one wants to be a monk or a nun anymore so the Catholic is faced with a dilemma - what to do with the emptying monasteries and convents. few remaining monks at the St Clement's monastery near Yass have come up with an idea will leave will leave a spiritual and environmental legacy. tolls) May God bless you, the father, the son and Spirit. Amen. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. It's 9 am and the of St Clement monastery is celebrating its second mass of the day. Once a thriving, spiritual brother, 25 fathers and hundreds of schoolboys, St Clements today 5 fathers and 3 brothers 5 fathers and 3 brothers an more recently 2 Josephite nuns who were time male-only sankry to run the retreat centre. They run share our life and share our life and I think that's a healthy that a male's order and a women's order have come together. So I think it's a much happier model of much happier model of church than the old, very strigt monastic model. Galong was first settled by an emancipated Irishman Ned Ryan. He crossed the plough mark near Yass beyond which settlement was squatted on

1920s. He I baick became a landed grentry building his own kas m on the site. When his son died without children he bequeathed the land to the redemp tious fathers. The first building, 1917, they again in 1922, there was more buildings until the '50s and in the-60s the and in the-60s the second stage of formation is a vish yacht. When he came to the preeshood in 1962, Father Pat Corbett imagined one day he'd have his own flock, just not the kind you shear. No, but I got to know a lot about Merinos and sheep. For most of St Clements has run farm. We had to feed a lot of crops, we had chooks, crops, we had chooks, eggs, we killed our own meat werks had our own vegetables. We're not our own vegetables. We're not a farming farming order like the Benedict teens. teens. They love to work the land and pray and work. We're a mission Narey order but it was a gift to our order. This a gift to our order. This is where the cows came in, the dairy cows, twice a day for milking. Brother Clement has lived at Galong for 55 of his 78 crears. And how many you milk a day? Oh, well, there are about 55, around probably average about 55 twice a day and mainly Friesians or Friesian cross. As the community aged, community aged, the physical work became too hard. The last enterprise to go was the flock of Merino ewes 14 months of Merino ewes 14 months ago. In the middle '50s, was going on over was going on over there of course and we were giving a bit of a hand of. That of a hand of. That we were bringing the supplies. Must have been a lot of hard work have been a lot of hard work to do. Easy when you're young not when you get older. just not recruiting, it's lost a lot of its attraction. Might be nothing more than be nothing more than the desire to play league football in Sydney or something. We Sydney or something. We all have our ambitions and if have our ambitions and if you become religious you let become religious you let those slide. Today part of the 1,000 hectare property is leased to a neighbouring grazier. Some neighbouring grazier. Some is share farmed and 50 hectares has been set aside for environmental purposes. The keys to the farm keys to the farm have been handed over to layman and agronomist Peter Lot. Basically they want their maintained, they want that resource sort resource sort of kept in as good a state as it be. We're all getting very old and it's our time is coming to an end but an end but certainly this has taken on a new life of its We have very competent lay people in key positions now. So what's our final planting in the grove. Numbers? Yes. 53. That's good and we've had 100% yes. Excellent. Gabriel cue Zach's family have lived in Zach's family have lived in the Galong district for generations. She's one of the lay playing a role here. also the driving also the driving force behind many of many of the conservation programs St Clements programs St Clements has embarked upon including a 1,000 tree wood lot to offset the emissions of the monastery's cars. The fathers have the toy yot o many stems would we need offset it in order to monastery carbon neutral. So basically it's like a realistic model but people can take away and use in their own environment or for their own program. Some of the tree planting aims to salinity. People can also trees to dedicate which raises money for the monastery. money for the monastery. The environmental policy of redemp yous community is that we live more sustainably and spiritually so it's all about getting back it's all about getting back to basics and appreciating time of the year for flowers, well. In stark contrast to the surrounding farmland, the grass at the nearby St Lawrence greener. Father Clement greener. Father Clement has an unusual gift, giving new meaning Three years ago he divined water near St water near St Lawrence's but it's the rural community have benefitted most. He's even been credited with saving two marnls. I found the water because of the water wire turning in my hand. Well, an uncle of mine that lived n at Singleton, which is in the Hunter Valley, NSW, one day he handed me the wire and said just try yourself out. Today he's on a vineyard and grazing property near Young. I can property near Young. I can tell whether - how wide the actual water is underground and I water is underground and I find the quality of the water, of the wire sort of crossing like that and the depth. That's the end of that, it's that, it's 22 metres down to the water. Farm manager Cottington admits he was sceptical about sceptical about water divining other Brother Clement found the property's first bore. It pumps about 6,000 gallons or about 6,000 gallons or 22,700 litres per hour. Without it the dam would be dam would be bone dry. The truth's in the pudding so much to speak and we've got where Brother where Brother Clem indicated where it was. For six years Brother Clem's services been in constant demand. People have said to me why look for gold. I said water is more important than more important than gold and that's what I believe. can't keep stock and people alive with a bit of gold but you can with water. The effects of drought have clearly visible in every direction from Rosary Hill above St Clements. With above St Clements. With the rate of suicide rising with the level of desperation, Clements wants to help. If it touches the farmers the wives it touches the children. So we'd like to contribute in some way by running programs with psychologists and psychiatrists and farm management and farm management people here to help the rural community get over this great hurdle. It's the prospect of programs such as this that programs such as this that they say will be the saviour of St Clements. The monastery is pop rar as a retreat centre and is a refuge for people Their order will die out but they hope the legacy of they hope the legacy of their spirit spirit will remain. The se renty of the life, I renty of the life, I say, the satisfaction at the end of the day you felt it's something day you felt it's something nor the good Lord and his mother. Divine intervention. Now architect Enrico Taglietti architect Enrico Taglietti was born in Italy but has made Canberra his home and in a very real sense has shaped the form and feel of our city. Some our finest public buildings, libraries, schools and private houses have been created by a man dedicate ed simply to design. He's been awart l warded this year's gold medal for architecture and for architecture and he reflects on life's reflects on life's passion. Rosaie is I was actually a theatre, a theatre where not only as a space, but it's a theatre as a piece of theatre to make to the people that lives in or that pass by it. Modern architecture is the only one that only one that finally discovered that architecture is a living space, a living space, it's the creation that should be and liveable and habitable. It's not purely protection from the - from rain. It's a place where you should be able to think, be

able to wander, be able to be - to move around and still have the wonder of changing. There are two There are two type of architects. architects. One is the architect coming to me, I do it, I do it my way. My approach is different. I mean, first of different. I mean, first of all I never accept blindly any client. A client is coming to me, he will have to he came to me, and then have a certain relationship certain relationship before one can start designing, you know, does he like music. I mean what type of music? Does he read books? Just to say, I books? Just to say, I mean, he's in love with his wife or not. I mean, all things that seems to be a bit seems to be a bit personal but you have to relationship so you can try to - to do something that you yourself likes but you you yourself likes but you know that it will be accepted and hopefully loved by the hopefully loved by the client. As I said before, architecture being a theatre, when being a theatre, when you're making making that theatre for that person it's bound to person it's bound to succeed. I can say what brought me was fortune. We arrived in Canberra because the Italian embassy that was in Sydney had to move here because the program of Bob Menzies. I to have everyone in Canberra. fell in love with Canberra, fell in love with Canberra, in actual fact. The life here was a revelation. The silence, the emptiness to a certain extent, it certain extent, it was again strange. How can blais where, you know, blais where, you know, you found on your part the minister and he's happy to have a chat with you. I mean a chat with you. I mean when I found him a couple of times he was walking was walking back to the lodge and he had a and he had a bottle of whiskey - of gin with him. And I said you drink. That don't you drink. That don't worry about it, it's not gin, water. The parliament had fillet ration system and the Lodge did not have it so took water from the parliament to the Lodge. Canberra is a unique city. The uniqueness of the lake, The uniqueness of the lake, the uniqueness of a city that is not polluted, a city that not created by architecture but is part of architecture, is the landscape architecture, not the architecture that will make the landscape. So that is my feeling, you know. Architecture is visible but it should is visible but it should be invisible. I feel amazed invisible. I feel amazed and in a certain way amused too, because that is the top award for the Institute to any architect is medal. I found that I was thinking that in principle if - to have an award or recognition of that nature of that nature one should suffer. You know, it's a penance that make you soul. In here, it seems that I receive that one only because I love the city and I love to be an architect which is quite amazing. What a wonderful man. We're lucky the day he landed lucky the day he landed on our shores. Now it speak in harder to make them laugh. harder to make them laugh. But for Canberra teacher turned comic Tom Gibson it's a comic Tom Gibson it's a bit of a calling. a calling. He's testing his talent at the them all, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and critics and audiences think sir is a audiences think sir is a hoot. Please welcome Mr Tom Gibson. How's it going? Yeah, How's it going? Yeah, good thanks. Just take one and pass the rest along. Pretty similar in some ways. I've got a bunch of people that I'm trying communicate with who often saying and I've got to saying and I've got to find ways to reach them. It's the root of the word endure ance, when they talk about long distance athletes distance athletes who have good endurance it means they keep going and don't give up. That's a mantra Tom Gibson lives by. My main job is school teacher. I work in Catholic system. We don't strike for pay pray. LAUGHTER There are more lows than highs, I think, as highs, I think, as far as positive gigs but they're still fun, I'm not sure why. yeah, maybe I just like the torture. A kid said a funny thing to me the other were talking about religion. Mr Gibson, did you know - that's how they start Bad gigs there are heaps of them. I'm working on a them. I'm working on a project at the moment and it's about my next door neighbour. Basically it's sort of combination of observational things and just commentary, social commentry, I suppose, but also a lot - the majority of it is just stories about my life, things life, things that I think are funny that have happened to me that are relatable to other people. The hard work has people. The hard work has paid off. Tom Gibson is off. Tom Gibson is currently performing performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. His schedule is dauntling, 21 gigs in is dauntling, 21 gigs in 23 days. Helping get his show on the road, fellow Canberra stand up mates. This is up mates. This is a tight tight knit group of funny follows who

meet once a week to test new material. When I've been married for a couple of years you of years you get single mates asking about marriage. It's a bit up with a Marriage sa bit like because it because it looks pretty much black and white from the outside when you're in it it's a bit more complicated like that. You have your king that. You have your king and quen it's like the husband wife. The queen can move anywhere, any direction anywhere, any direction any time, she's piece on the board. The piece on the board. The king can move once a week. And he's got to have a pretty got to have a pretty good reason. If they things that would be a good start and if they stay for start and if they stay for the entire sket that would be entire sket that would be also quite nice, or if quite nice, or if they just turn up. There's a fair chance no-one will be there. But Stateline can report with nights to go in the saudiences were there and Tom Gibson has Gibson has enjoyed good reviews. Hey Mr Gibson did you know before you were born you were inside your mum's belly when she trulily a monarchy. - monkey. Have your friends been more wary around you since you've been doing this you do observational commenty and retell stories. Not so much my friends. My family probably should be more wary but I don't think they've cottened on and no, people tend to actually try and give you material try and give you material which is not very useful but funny. Speaking of pills, how about these people at Panadol. They bring out the product, Panadol rapid, gets rid of your headaches twice as headaches twice as quickly but yet they still sell regular Panadol. What's that for? In case you want to keep longer. Catherine garted produced that story. produced that story. And that's the program for another week. A sad one for the Canberra community with the death of chief police chief police officer Audrey Fagan whose Fagan whose funeral was held today. Our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. Until next Until next week, goodbye. Closed Captions by

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