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Upcoming events

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...

Naturally Yours

Fri, 16th June - Sat, 15th July

An exhibition of work addressing environmental issues by early career researchers at the Australian National University School of Art & Design

Changes to the natural environment and speculation on its possible demise are conspicuous in investigations by contemporary artists.

The exhibition is intended to reinforce how art offers an...

300 covers: Art Monthly in Australia 1987 - 2017

Tue, 6th June - Sat, 17th June

In 1987 the legendary English editor and sinologist Peter Townsend brought Art Monthly to Australia, changing forever the landscape for art magazine publishing in this country. Townsend, who died in 2006, not only brought the magazine to Canberra (where it has been based at the ANU School of Art & Design since 1992), but managed to instil in his...

Wiwa Bábbarra | Sacred Ground

Tue, 9th May - Sat, 3rd June

The Bábbarra Women’s Centre is a meeting place for more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region. Established in 1989, the centre provides a place to share knowledge and ideas. The women at Bábbarra design and produce exquisite hand-printed textiles that are sold world-wide. Each length of fabric is unique and tells the...

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