News

Keep in touch with all the latest news and discover the wealth of talented artists, staff and participants at both Centres.

Eye to Hand, Term 1

Published: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Learn to Draw at Ainslie Arts Centre Eye to Hand is an observational drawing course taught by contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte at the Ainslie Arts Centre in Braddon, Canberra. The workshop welcomes young artists from thirteen years of age, creative professionals, complete beginners and people with all levels of ability. Term one sessions run between  […]

More info

SUMMER INTENSIVE: Hand to Eye Workshops

Published: Monday, 13 January 2020

Enrol for one, two or three days This January, join contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte at the Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra for an intensive summer drawing experience. Come and experience an immersive environment for drawing, with an installation of inspiring objects – from drapery to bones, butterflies and geometric solids. Informed by her PhD research and 20 years experience as […]

More info

Objects of Empathy by Naomi Zouwer

Published: Thursday, 5 December 2019

The works in Objects of Empathy explore ideas of connections and disconnection to people, place and time through objects. Zouwer continues her focus on small, trivial, everyday objects that are a part of daily life. They are a mixture of functional and non-functional items; precious in terms of memories, they are keepsakes, souvenirs, some are […]

More info

‘MATA! MATA!’ by Gê Orthof

Published:

Brazilian artist Gê Orthof works with installation, performance, drawing, video and photography. His latest show, ‘MATA! MATA!’, explores the environmental degradation and political inaction that Australia and Brazil both share through the term ‘Mata’, a Portuguese homonym meaning both forest and kill. Through installation, performance, drawings, video and photography, Ge references the complexities of maligned […]

More info

Currawong Call Exhibition

Published:

The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to present Currawong Call, an exhibition of recent work by Annie Franklin. The paintings in this exhibition are about the variety, the importance, the fragility, the light, the sound, the colour, the birds and the bees, the seasonal moods, the diversity and the relevance of this threatened landscape. Annie […]

More info

Hand to Eye: Empathy & Portraiture, Anatomy & Geometry

Published: Monday, 18 November 2019

Empathy & Portraiture, Anatomy & Geometry This workshop focuses on simple geometric forms and relationships as an underlying framework for drawings of the human form. With special attention given to works of art – such as Buddhist sculpture – that inspire empathy in the viewer, participants will learn to see the face and body with heightened clarity and learn […]

More info

Hand to Eye Workshops: Light Sensitive

Published:

Light Sensitive – Chiaroscuro &  Tenebrism, Charcoal & Shadow Held in a large theatre space at the Gorman Arts Centre and inspired by the play of light and shadow across traditions of western painting and photography, this workshop will explore dramatic and nuanced approaches to shadow, light and form. Beginning with cyanotype prints – an alternative photographic process […]

More info

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 […]

More info

Ham Darroch

Published: Monday, 9 September 2019

Ham Darroch is an Australian artist working in sculpture, large scale wall paintings and painting. Darroch’s work is characterised by his use of found objects that are often familiar parts of our everyday lives. He transforms these objects in innovative ways using art historical references to create a unique visual vocabulary.  The works explore new possibilities […]

More info

Peter Solness

Published: Monday, 2 September 2019

Peter Solness is a multi-award winning photographer, artist, educator and writer who specialises in the photographic method of Light Painting. His practice involves mounting his camera on a tripod and working in darkness to allow long camera exposures of between 4 to 60 seconds. These long exposure times mean he can hand-illuminate his chosen subjects using […]

More info