An initiative of Belconnen Arts Centre, IGNITE: 7 is an exhibition program presented in collaboration with partnering venues over a variety of sites across Canberra. IGNITE: 7 features work by artists with disabilities and demonstrates how art enriches our spaces and lives. Being able to develop to one’s fullest potential is a basic human right that Belconnen Arts Centre applauds. IGNITE: 7 exhibitions position artists and celebrate their practices as integral to the creative vibrancy of this region.

Capital Kitchen

21 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT

Opening hours >
9:00am – 2:30pm Mon
9:00am – 9:30pm Tues-Sun

Drawings by Brian Allan

Brian Allan

17 September – 11 December

Brian Allan is a prolific writer, artist and performer with a need to find expressions for the images he sees and the stories that come from his active imagination. He is an independent writer and posts his stories online and he works in a variety of visual art mediums including textiles, drawing and painting. Hand-drawn with marker pens, these works are colourful and invite reflection on the adventures that Brian’s characters have and the dreamlike places in which they occur. These works provide viewers with an opportunity to share in a different perspective on a world that is not always in step with our own.


Foyer, 212 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT

Opening hours >
9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri

Untitled by Hands On Studio

Hands On Studio

17 September – 11 December

This exhibition is a collection of collaborative artworks created by artists working at Hands On Studio. Recognized as an NDIS registered provider, Hands On Studio is a creative and inclusive art program that provides people with varying disabilities and psychosocial issues access to art. Housed within M16 Artspace in Griffith, the studio offers ten classes per week (Monday to Saturday). These mixed media classes include painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The classes are taught in a person-centered approach, giving the students the opportunity to work independently or in collaboration with their peers and tutor.

Ann Harding Conference Centre

Foyer, Bldg 24, University of Canberra, University Drive South, Bruce ACT

Opening hours >
9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Thurs
9:00am – 4:00pm Fri

Joyful Swimmer by Vijaya Sen

Vijaya Sen

17 September – 11 December

Afternoon tea launch with the artist > 3:00pm Tuesday 18 September 2018, in the Foyer of Ann Harding Conference Centre

With the support of her father, Vijaya Sen began making art when she was very small. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art & Design in 1998. This is her 12th solo show, focused on encounters with supportive and inspiring personalities or familiar places, expressed in watercolour. Sen enjoys the effects of trying to do bold or delicate marks and tones in watercolour, aiming to express the mood, describe the environment and enjoying the medium for its unique spontaneity as well as and its careful and detailed use.