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ANU School of Art & Design Sir William Dobell Annual Lecture

Wed, 15th November

Coming of Age: In Conversation with Dr Christian Thompson
Dr Christian Thompson is a Bidjara contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity, and history; often referring to the relationships between these concepts and the environment. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s...

Grant Featherston - Australia's most successful mid-century designer.

Mon, 13th November

Grant Featherston is best known for his plywood Contour chairs developed in the early 1950s. However the Contour series just marked the start of a thirty year career in chair design. Working with Melbourne -based manufacturer Aristoc Grant, later joined by his wife Mary, designed hundreds of chairs some of which were so commercially successful that ...

Papiers Flottants (Floating papers)

Tue, 10th October - Sat, 21st October

Papiers Flottants (Floating papers) presents the recent works of the artist and designer Marilou Chagnaud. Approaching paper and printmaking with an eye to its sculptural possibilities, this exhibition explores the deployment of printed patterns into a spatial installation, questioning the path from two to three-dimensional space, as well as the notions...

Public Lecture: Roger Benjamin

Thu, 31st August


East of Colour: Kandinsky and Klee in Tunisia

While Paul Klee’s revelatory voyage to Tunisia on the eve of WWI is paradigmatic of modernist Orientalism, the 1905 travels there of Wassily Kandinsky and his partner Gabriele Münter are...

The Rubies

Thu, 10th August - Sat, 9th September

The Rubies is a celebration of the ANU SoA&D’s extraordinary EASS program and an acknowledgement of the generosity of the patrons who share a belief in the value of investing in Australia’s next wave of contemporary artists. The artists selected for the scheme over the years echo the diversity of the patrons who have supported it...

Drawn Thread

Wed, 26th July - Sat, 5th August

Opening 6pm Wednesday 26 July
Exhibition continues until Saturday 5 August.

An exhibition which considers the connections between textile materials and techniques and ideas about drawing.

Featuring Alice Kettle (UK), Kay Lawrence (Australia), Emma Robertson (Australia), Rosie James (UK), Jess Ashcroft (Australia), Al Munro (Australia...

Step into the Limelight

Tue, 25th July - Sat, 5th August

The Step into the Limelight visual art exhibition is an initiative of the ACT Education Directorate in collaboration with the ANU School Of Art & Design. This year’s exhibition will display the work of more than 300 students from 30 different public school settings. It includes work from the full range of students, preschool to Year 12, in a...

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