Arts

As the Ginninderry development evolves, we will support programs designed to improve the education, social, and economic outcomes of residents in the local area.

Arts initiatives at Ginninderry

Our arts initiatives are designed to inspire culture and community by providing residents with the opportunity to pursue their creative passions through participation in workshops, initiatives and collaboration with artists from the Strathnairn Arts Association Precinct.

From the establishment of local groups such as the With One Voice choir, to a Design Library featuring 60 artworks by prominent artists that can be incorporated into building elements at no extra charge, our arts initiatives deliver opportunities that showcase and celebrate creativity.

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The Art Space

The Link Art Space provides exhibition space to artists, schools and community groups for the cost of just $100 (to cover cleaning costs for the period of the exhibition). With access to the Foyer, external spaces and other areas subject to approval, the space also features moveable screens and plinths. Exhibitors can also have an online exhibition running concurrently with the actual exhibition.

Available spaces within The Link can be viewed here.

This is a low cost and community focussed art-space, to submit an expression of interest follow the link below, and for further details contact tom@ginninderry.com

Expression of interest
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Ginninderry Design Library

To support our commitment to building quality open spaces that enhance the public realm, we have established a Design Library that features 81 designs created by eight prominent regional artists, Geoff Farquhar-Still, Claire Shepherd (Primrose), G.W. Bot, Jazz and Kristal Matthews, Kayannie Denigan, Leah Brideson and Rayne Huddleston. These designs are available at no cost to approved architects and builders, to use as feature elements for façade designs, signage, seating, walkways and other buildings in the public domain.

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Public Art

Through our unique connection to the arts, Ginninderry is a development like no other. Our commitment to creative endeavours is showcased through the integration of public art throughout our precinct, that reflects our unique location and identity. Our Public Art Reference Group assesses proposed art installations and designs with the involvement of the community.

Current Exhibition: Triggered: Highpoints in a year's journey around the ACT

By Simone Annis

18 January 2023 –26 February 2023

 

A reoccurring theme in my art practice is the idea of ‘desire lines’. In urban and transport planning ‘desire lines’ refer to the unofficial paths that collective feet make through the landscape over time. These well-trodden paths are both subversive, being illicit, and conversely, the path of least resistance. Desire Lines are paths that form themselves and are evidence of both humanity and the impact of humans in the environment.

Like many Canberrans, I regularly visit Canberra’s nature parks and reserves and in early 2022, I started going to Trig Points more methodically and using these journeys, to extend the desire lines theme, both literally and as a subject of my art practice. Trig Points are the structures that mark the highest place on a hill or mountain. There is over 100 Trig Points spread across the ACT, 88 of which are accessible to the public.

Some of these Trig Points are easy to find; a 30-minute stroll along a well-trodden, well-known suburban path. However, some of these points, like the high points in life’s journey, are less easy to navigate. All require active travel, an act of rebellion against the status quo, in the form of self-propulsion. At some point in the journey to a Trig Point, you must step away from the car and walk or ride a bike.

 

This exhibition will include a selection of paintings based on my Trig point journeys and the related ‘desire lines’ theme.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Steven Bryant Still - 28 February -2 April 2023

Steven Bryant Still - 28 February -2 April 2023

This exhibition is a series of still life oil paintings that were completed towards the end of 2022. The title refers to the still life painting style and the feeling of stillness and being present that painting has given to me.

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