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The musicians of Vinegar Tom

Published: Thursday, 1 December 2016

Music plays an important part in COUP: Canberra’s presentation of Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom, the third and final production in our Ralph Indie series. Influenced by famed poet, playwright and theatre director, Bertold Brecht, Churchill bookends scenes in Vinegar Tom with songs performed by musicians in contemporary dress. Encouraging the audience the reflect on, and critique the action […]

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Producers Toolkit Scholarship Program

Published: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Producers Toolkit is a series of 6 weekly sessions focused around contemporary issues in creative production practice. Focused on the work done by creative producers, but relevant to a range of people working in the Arts, each session will feature a presentation by provocateurs from across the Arts and engage local producers in discussion about […]

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Future Possible: re-directing design

Published: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Is design dead? The ideas and inspirations from “Future Possible: re-directing design” on 23 August at Gorman Arts Centre. In our first edition of Future Possible, we explored the future of design with Dr. Eleni Kalantidou, a design psychologist with a unique and radical perspective on design futures. Across one and a half hours we […]

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Harriet and Pierce find 11 ways to #BreaktheInternet

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016

Harriet Gillies and Pierce Wilcox took some time out from rehearsing They’ve Already Won to bring you this informative listicle. 1. Apple is forced to hack their own software. Using a 227-year-old piece of legislation, an accommodating judiciary, and a US distracted by Donald Trump’s hair, the FBI has ordered Apple to build a backdoor into […]

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Applications now open for Double Exposure artist residency!

Published: Monday, 28 December 2015

  Application are now open for Double Exposure, a residency program offering one interstate mid-career artist a nine-month opportunity to produce new work for an exhibition and public program in 2016. Produced by PhotoAccess in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (AGAC), Double Exposure supports the creation of new and innovative photo-based work. Priority will […]

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Photo: Adam Thomas

Farewell to the Gorman House Markets as Arts Centre embarks on a new chapter

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015

This Saturday 23 May we say goodbye to Gorman House Markets in its current form. Much loved for many years, and renowned in its heyday as Canberra’s favourite Saturday meeting-place, the markets were established and managed by Gorman Arts Centre in the 1980’s. Operated by the arts centre itself for close to 20 years, the […]

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Know your rights

Published: Monday, 21 December 2015

On Wednesday 28 October, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres partners with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to present a series of free legal clinics for artists. Artists working across all platforms will have the opportunity to meet with Robyn Ayres, Director of Arts Law, in a 30 minute appointment to discuss legal matters surrounding […]

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Workshop Recap: Crowdfunding your Creative Project

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

On Sunday September 13, we joined crowd-funding expert, Anna Maguire, in a jam packed two hour workshop at Gorman Arts Centre that illuminated the ins and outs of creating a successful crowdfunding campaign. With over 25 years’ experience in publishing and digital strategy, Anna Maguire is Australia’s foremost crowdfunding expert and we are very pleased to have […]

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Opening Party Preview: Alex Asch

Published: Wednesday, 9 December 2015

With our massive Opening Party happening tomorrow, we caught up with artist Alex Asch to talk about  his practice and the new work he has created for the event: Hi Alex, we’re so pleased to have you on board for our Opening Party, tell us a little bit about what you have planned. The window […]

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Opening Party Preview: Mariana Del Castillo

Published: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Mariana Del Castillo is a Canberra based artist who will be exhibiting new installation work in the Ainslie Arts Centre this Friday as part of our Opening Party! We caught up with Mariana to find out more: Hi Mariana, we’re so pleased to have you on board for our Opening Party! Tell us a little […]

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