After raising five children and working in the media and arts sector, Jenny Blake finally had the opportunity to pursue her art practice. Making up for lost time, she has managed to complete a Diploma of Visual Arts from the Canberra Institution of Technology, exhibited her work in seven group shows and eight solo shows, submitted works for the prestigious Archibald Prize, secured a place as an artist in residence at the Straithnairn Arts Precinct and exhibited works as part of the GX Art Trail within the Ginninderry Display Village.
Whether you are a seasoned angler or new to fishing, Canberra offers a great variety of fishing opportunities, styles and locations. Contrary to popular belief, Yellowbelly, Murray Cod, Trout, Redfin, Carp and a handful of endangered fish are all present within 50kms of Parliament House.
Our world is rapidly changing, and so are the needs and demands of our population. The development of new suburbs provides the opportunity to pave the way for a better future: one that embraces cutting-edge innovations, technologies and ways of thinking to create more connected, sustainable and healthier communities.
The days are shorter, the leaves are falling off the trees, and the temperature is gradually sneaking its way down, which can only mean one thing: winter is on its way.
Just under a decade ago, Maree Macgregor’s world was turned upside down in an instant. She had been attempting to get back into the workforce, after taking an extended period off to raise her children (now young adults).
Intergenerational living has been commonplace around the world for centuries. But could it solve big issues facing modern families today? During Canberra’s COVID-19 lockdown, many of my Millennial peers struggled with a lack of connection to their extended families.
Since the opening of the GX Art Trail, Nicole Godding has not been idle. The interest shown in her work as displayed in the GX Display Village has been very encouraging and she has taken advantage of this by gathering new images for a collaborative exhibition she hopes to mount towards the end of this year.
The Ginninderry Joint Venture has welcomed the NSW Government’s final approval of the Parkwood Planning Proposal. The decision triggers the realisation of the full benefits of the Ginninderry project, including a $170m investment in green infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities and an economic output of some $609m over the next five years alone.
Erin Conron is a glass artist living and working in Canberra. Following a busy year of making in 2018, Erin took the opportunity in 2019 to take a creative "leave of absence" and embarked on a road trip with her family travelling through the Northern Territory, all the while gaining inspiration for new creations in her favoured medium of glass.
Al Phemister is a sculptor and arts advocate living in Yass. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on his working life and his art practice. 2020 looked to be a year of opportunities for Al but the pandemic brought with it the cancellation or postponement of workshops in schools and with Southern Tablelands Arts; the cancellation of proposed exhibitions; and being stood down from his work at Canberra’s iconic recycling and re-use business, the Green Shed.