Past Exhibitions

The Link Art Space provides exhibition space to artists, schools and community groups. Here you can experience historical exhibitions.

Cristy Froehlich: “Water”

Ginninderry Design Library

The Ginninderry Design Library 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.

"Caring for Country" - Wilay Designs

Wilay Designs, is a creative partnership between Kristal and Jazz- we’re two Ngunawal sisters specialising in canvas and digital art.

“Our art exhibition, ‘Caring for Country’, explores the concept of taking care of the land, environment, and the animals that inhabit it.

We will have both painted acrylic on canvas artworks and prints of digital art that represent Ngunawal Country and the animals found on Country. The exhibition aims to remind visitors of their responsibility to care for Country and the importance of preserving it for future generations.

The paintings highlight the significance of the land and animals to our culture. Our hope is that visitors will leave the exhibition not only feeling inspired but with a renewed sense of respect and responsibility for Country and for us all to continue doing our part in looking after it.”

You can also view the online catalogue here, and enquire about any purchases through


By Steven Bryant


Steven Bryant presents 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.”

Steven Bryant was born in the Philippines and moved to Australia at an early age. He grew up in Canberra and spent the majority of his working life in the military. In 2021 he began painting and studying art.


Instagram: @stevenboatart

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

By Simmone Annis


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.

‘Apmere Itelareme’ Remembering Country

By Shaun Angeles Penangke


Shaun Angeles Penangke is an Arrernte and Kungarakan artist who grew up in Mparntwe in the Central Desert. He has lived in Canberra for two years and works with international museums in returning cultural heritage material to indigenous communities around the country.

The artworks are representations of Altyerre (Dreaming) stories depicting creation ancestors from his family’s country, Ayampe, located about 70 kilometres north of Mparntwe. The stories and sites were taught to Shaun in his early twenties by his late grandfather Patrick McMillan Perrurle as a young caretaker of his Country.

Using wood, acrylic paint and an assortment of feathers, Shaun has created tactile works with the intention of them being touched by the audience. He says, ‘when you touch these works it is like you are touching my homeland. While shaping each individual piece of wood it’s like I’m touching my Country again from thousands of kilometres away. My mind is back there and I remember the beautiful moments I shared with my grandfather as a young man learning about our land’.

This series of works is titled ‘Apmere Itelareme’ (Remembering Country).

Check out Shaun’s Instagram @itelareme_peace_project

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.

Country Scenes Flora & Fauna

By Eva Henry & Isla Patterson

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.

Point of Reference

By The Tin Shed Art Group

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 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.

The Yindyamarra Project

By Josh Evans

For 6 years, Josh Evans – a Proud Gilun-Gilun Wiradguri man from Wantabadgery – has been carving Traditional Aboriginal Artefacts. Using Mulga (Acacia Aneura), Gidgee (Acacia Cambagei) and Boree (Acacia Pendula) timbers from Wiradjuri and Paakantyi County, Josh has been able to collect timbers and other materials from Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri and Paarkntyi County. Josh finds inspiration when he is walking Country, collecting resources and spending time with his grandmother, other family and Elders. Josh has spent time with some of the most prominent senior craftsmen in tribes around NSW to develop his carving skill. This exhibition is an excellent reflection of Josh’s craft.

White City Black Shadows

By Ruth Hingston & Tim Brook

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, the 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.

MyGinninderry Photography Exhibition

This exhibition arose from the successful MyGinninderry Photography Competition held during the September-October 2021 COVID-19 Lockdown in the ACT.

The competition produced many beautiful photographs from the community and it was decided to bring some of the top entries to the public through this exhibition.

The photos reveal a love for the landscape and community of Ginninderry. Through residents’ eyes, we see what is valued in the places they live, work and play; most notably, an appreciation for the natural landscape around Ginninderry and the stunning sunsets over the Brindabella Mountain Ranges.

Many of the artworks are for sale. However, with the support of Ginninderry, the photographers have asked that any proceeds from sales go directly to charity.

Precious Pests

‘Precious Pests’ was an exhibition featuring a group of artists brought together by Ceilidh Dalton.

Pest species in Australia have a huge impact on biodiversity and environmental degradation but they can also be highly valued as pets, in gardens or for food.

Precious Pests celebrates the value of certain pest species while acknowledging the damage they can cause. Artists have chosen pest species that they personally consider precious and examine the role they play in the ecosystem both good and bad, including the interaction between the precious pests and the species they threatened.

It aims to educate the public and in particular pest owners on the effect they have on biodiversity and threatened species and ways to minimise the impact.

Canberra Low Carbon Housing Challenge

Experience the best from the Canberra Low Carbon Housing Challenge (CLCHC).

The CLCHC’s mission is to help reduce housing carbon emissions by researching and sharing low carbon design features found in architect-designed houses. From net-zero ‘ex-govies’ to affordable low carbon townhouses (like Ginninderry’s Flexi-living Series) and everything in-between!

There are plenty of practical, attainable and beautiful ideas for your home and several net-zero myths busted along the way!

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