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ONLINE CLASS: Life Support, Drawing the Figure

Published: Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Life Support | 6 week course | ONLINE Join contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte for an online drawing course exploring the figure, portraiture, self portraiture, anatomy and perspective. This course is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and is open to students thirteen years and over. What will you be learning? • Help you […]

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ONLINE CLASS: Introduction to Observational Drawing

Published: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Eye to Hand | 4 week course | ONLINE Eye to Hand workshop is open to members of the community from thirteen years of age and upward and welcomes everyone from all levels of experience and ability. Members of the community who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal art training are especially welcome […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘MATA! MATA!’ by Gê Orthof


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 […]

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Currawong Call Exhibition


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 […]

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Hand to Eye Workshops: Light Sensitive

Published: Monday, 18 November 2019

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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