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.
Expression of Interest
Courtyard Art Project
The barbeque area at The Link, Ginninderry Community and Information Centre, is envisaged as a place for the community to gather. This area was built by Ginninderry SPARK Program participants in 2019. SPARK is Ginninderry’s unique Training and Employment Initiative, born out of a commitment to improving the education, social, and economic outcomes of residents in the local area.
We now have the opportunity for an experienced visual artist to enliven this area, and engage the community in this process.
Download EOI Information below (updated on 11 May 2022). Submissions are due on 27 May 2022 to email@example.com
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, Wattle Room, 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgExpression of interest
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 60 designs created by three prominent regional artists, Geoff Farquhar-Still, Claire Primrose and GW Bot. 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.
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.
'MyGinninderry' Photography Exhibition
By Ginninderry Locals | 13 April - 15 May
The MyGinninderry Photography Exhibition arose out of the very successful MyGinninderry Photography Competition held during the September-October 2021 Covid Lockdown in the ACT. The competition was so successful that it was decided to bring the top 20 entries to the public through this exhibition. The photos reveal a love for the landscape of Ginninderry as well as sometimes featuring the people of the Ginninderry community at play.
White City Black Shadows
By Ruth Hingston & Tim Brook | 18 May - 19 June
In ‘White City, Black Shadows’ Tim and Ruth celebrate the strong and underacknowledged connections between Canberra and the Balkans; and show us uncomplicated glimpses of everyday life in Belgrade. Ruth’s accomplished and delicate embroidered works, with their emphasis on ‘bling’ and black, reflect distinctive features of the visual aesthetics of the region. They reflect her observations of the fabrics, the interior decoration, th e buildings and the street art in central Belgrade. For Tim Brook everything revolves around a particular park bench. Each video is a temporal collage of still images. No image is extraordinary in itself, but together they demonstrate an extraordinary diversity of little incidents among ordinary people.
Reflections on Nature
By Nature Art Lab | 22 June - 24 July
‘Reflections on Nature’ is an artist in residence project, supported by NatureArt Lab. As a response to the bushfires and then the isolation of COVID, artists were invited to engage with nature through observations, drawing and nature journaling, as well as photography. This will be a stunning exhibition of works by artists and photographers exploring themes such as light and colour, textures and revelations and emergence.
Point of Reference
By Tin Shed Art Group | 27 July - 28 August
The Tin Shed Art Group (TSAG) is a self-supporting collective. Each year members of TSAG work towards a project—using their unique viewpoints, styles and mediums to interpret the different themes. This year’s theme is ‘Point of Reference’. The TSAG is one of Canberra’s longest-running artist collectives and currently includes nine dedicated Canberra artists: Noelle Bell, Julie Delves, Margaret Gordon, Eva van Gorsel, Manuel Pfeiffer, Alan Pomeroy, Peggy Spratt, Jenny Adams and Delene White.
Country Scenes Flora & Fauna
By Tin Shed Art Group | 31 August - 9 October
In this exhibition, Isla Patterson teams up with Eva Henry. Isla’s recent work focuses on watercolours, depicting the beautiful Brindabella mountains, the distinctive local birds, local history, old cottages, rivers, and reflections on
the water. She has travelled widely throughout the world painting in places such as the Kimberley in Western Australia and the Antarctic. Eva is similarly inspired by the amazing variety of the Australian landscape; from the NSW
South Coast to the the Pilbara and the Kimberley.
Ginninderry Design Library
By Ginninderry Design Library Artists | 12 October - 20 November
In 2019, and in 2021 eight exceptional artists were selected to contribute to a special art collection inspired by the landscape, culture and ecology of Ginninderry. This design library is a set of commissioned artworks able to later become permanent elements in the landscape and design fabric of the neighbourhood. We are very happy to present a selection of these artworks for a short time only at the Link.
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