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Exhibitions

Earth - Curated by Benita Tunks

19 August - 11 September 2016 » Gallery and Outdoor Gallery

In Earth, a group of contemporary artists employ a wide variety of media to explore how the earth sustains them spiritually, physically and emotionally.


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Mythology -
Julie Bradley

19 August - 11 September 2016 » Foyer

Ancient goddesses, legendary characters and well known folk figures are investigated in Julie’s exhibition. 

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From The Forest to the Sea -
Barbara Dawson and
Jo Hollier

19 August - 11 September 2016 » Arts Lounge

Barbara Dawson and Jo Hollier, who explore a connection with place and the environment, have been collaborating within their art practices for several years.

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A Tribute to Mossy - Frances Luke

16 September - 9 October 2016 » Gallery

The honeycombed cliffs at Mossy Point at times appear as a rusted monument to the hundreds of ship wrecked vessels along the coast, and also a magnificent medieval cathedral, a place of worship and sanctuary.

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Tony Faul: Selected Works - Curated by Elizabeth Faul

16 September - 9 October 2016 » Foyer

Tony Faul (1956–1991) was a gifted artist who created many artworks, particularly illustrations in watercolour, pencil and oil, exploring his passion for the natural world and the human figure.

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It Feels Like Home - ACT Tenants' Union

16 September -9 October 2016 »
Arts Lounge

International Tenants’ Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October, to highlight the rights, needs and contributions of tenants around the world.

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Ship of Fools -
Ann McMahon

16 September - 9 October 2016 » Outdoor Gallery

Referring to the allegorical ship bereft of leadership and direction, this iteration of the Ship of Fools makes use of recycled material to question the way resources are used, consumed or thrown away in the relentless pursuit of economic growth.

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Traces - Open Exhibition in A5 Format

14 October - 6 November 2016 » Gallery

Artists from throughout Australia have responded to the theme of: speaking of place; connection to it; stories and memories. Belconnen may have been woven into their life’s travels throughout the last 50 years or artists may have shared a special memory of Belconnen.

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The Map Project:
Where I Live

14 October - 6 November 2016 » Foyer

This inspired initiative explores the meaning of the place we call our HOME: the geography, culture, history and our perceptions of being there through the medium of textiles.

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In Memory: The Work of Irma Darre Trickett

14 October - 6 November 2016 » Arts Lounge

Born in Norway, Irma arrived in Canberra in 1984. Aspects of nature in the vicinity of her home in Fraser had a big influence on her and she was deeply involved in painting the landscapes of the Belconnen region.

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PIVOTAL -
Jennifer Mallinson

14 October - 6 November 2016 » Outdoor Gallery

PIVOTAL is a series of contemporary sculptural works that explore the cycles of existence.


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Emerging 2016 - Radford College Exhibition of Selected Student Work

9 November - 4 December 2016 » Foyer

Technology and Arts students from years 7-12 reveal they are constantly curious and highly motivated to think deeply to create works that communicate their ideas and address design briefs.

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IGNITE: Sparks

11 November - 4 December 2016 » Gallery

The bright sparks of Belconnen Arts Centre’s Alternative Arts Academy shine in this survey of art in a variety of media produced in IGNITE Connect, Makers and Open Studio workshops.

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Same, Same but Different -
Moira Nelson

11 November - 4 December 2016 » Arts Lounge

Moira is in residence to investigate and develop the story of our identity. She will explore the similarities and uniqueness between us.

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College Express 8

9 December 2016 -
15 January 2017»
Across the Arts Centre

Young artists in Year 11 & 12 from colleges in the north Canberra region explore the world around them through photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles and design technology.

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Public Art at Belconnen Arts Centre

 

Belconnen Arts Centre hosts three public artworks, Dancers on a Lakefront by Konstantin Dimopoulos, Ark in the Ark and Beyond by Wataru Hamasaka of the ACT Public Art collection, and River Lizard by Paul Haslam and Richard Lamond, donated to Belconnen Arts Centre.

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Design

Out of THE BOX

 

A curated program of accessible and affordable art and design pieces made by local artists.

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Adults' Classes

Take a look at our new program of dance, visual arts, and music classes and try something new!

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  • WHERE ARE WE?
    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]

  • OPENING HOURS:
    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events

  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.

  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way. See Maps for Parking here