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NoireBird Studio

Published: Thursday, 17 October 2019

NoireBird Studio combines art and sculpture into fashion, by specialising in commissioned boutique millinery. Each headpiece is meticulously designed and handmade made using traditional millinery techniques and fusion of modern and conventional materials – each is a unique wearable piece of art. Mary Kingsford, the creative behind NoireBird, developed a passion for creative arts from […]

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DESIGN Canberra: Open Studios

Published: Thursday, 3 October 2019

Come and discover the magic of creativity at Gorman Arts Centre as we open the doors to the artist’s studios as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival. This is a chance to peek inside 13 working studios, from violin making and glass works to digital artworks and contemporary performance – this is a world waiting […]

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Memory, Healing and the Arts in the Griffins’ Vision

Published: Friday, 20 September 2019

Did you know that the site of the Australian War Memorial was designated for an arts centre in Walter Burley Griffin’s original design of Canberra? Part talk, part performance, AWM artist-in-residence Chris Latham will unpack the fascinating design principles and symbology behind the geometric design of Canberra, and how that has impacted the placement our […]

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Stuart McMillen

Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Stuart draws long-form comics inspired by social issues involving science, ecology and sustainability.

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Elisa Jane Carmichael

Published: Friday, 20 October 2017

In 2017, A + G is partnering with Big hART to bring visual artist, Elisa Jane Carmichael, who belongs to the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland, to Canberra during October and November. Elisa’s practice traverses a range of mediums including textiles, paints and fibres. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally […]

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Data Driven Design presented by Portable

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

After a successful stint at Melbourne Design Week 2017, Portable is thrilled to be bringing their Data Driven Design event to Canberra on August 8th. Andrew Apostola, co-founder of Portable, will present a new methodology that places data in the centre of the design experience, entitled “The Principles of Data Driven Design”. At Portable, we […]

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5×5 Speaker Series

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

The DIA is proud to present the 2017 annual 5×5 ACT Speaker Series. In the final of three instalments, 5 superstar speakers from diverse fields have been invited to share a 5-minute insight into their professional creative practices. Witness first hand what makes them tick: their experiences, projects, successes and failures. 26th July > 6pm >  Gorman Arts […]

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