Strathnairn Arts is a not-for-profit arts association supported by the ACT Government and has been involved in the Ginninderry master planning process since 2013. Located right next door to the first stage of Ginninderry, the property was originally part of a land grant awarded to 19th century explorer Charles Sturt. In the early twentieth century it became a mixed working farm and, in 1979 was first used to provide community arts programs.
Strathnairn Arts has grown into a strong community of artists working in diverse mediums. The current site includes a café and gallery, as well as studios and work spaces for a range of artists and crafts people and community groups.
Strathnairn will be retained and enhanced as part of the first stage of Ginninderry’s development. Our master plan ensures that Strathnairn will function as a key community an cultural asset for Ginninderry residents whilst also maintaining its ‘rural’ ambience and character. It will also share a boundary with and provide direct access to the conservation corridor and river. The new multi-purpose centre, The Link, is being built in the north-east corner of the site which will be the nucleus of an evolving community hub and the focus for activities including training, community meetings and groups and social events. The surroundings will host fairs, festivals and market days. The Ginninderry sales and information office will also be located in the Link.
It is also fitting that Strathnairn was recently named as one of the first suburbs of Ginninderry. Read more here