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Current Exhibition


Tue, 12th September - Sat, 23rd September

Mimesis marks the halfway point of Robbie Karmel’s PhD being undertaken at UNSW School of Art and Design (formerly COFA) and includes new experimental and performative work that explores concepts of embodiment, perception, and representation through expanded drawing practices.

Karmel’s PhD investigations propose...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Talking to the Taxman about Poetry

Tue, 26th September - Sat, 7th October

We fill out forms to make art. We navigate rubrics to quantify results. We tick tick tick boxes - ⬀Competent ⬀Not Yet Competent. 

We balance the desire to make relevant objects with just trying to make a living. We’re in debt. We’re balancing creative lives and aspirations as educators with urgent emails,...

Painting in Progress!

Thu, 28th September - Sat, 14th October

An exhibition featuring works from the current Painting Postgraduate Coursework cohort:

Catherine Atkinson
Jacqui Hellema
Harijs Piekalns
Claire Stewart
Kevin Whitta
Ada Hui Zhang

Each of these five painters brings a distinctive approach to radical explorations of painting's...

School of Art & Design Drawing Prize 2017

Wed, 23rd August - Sat, 9th September

The School of Art & Design Drawing Prize presents student artworks from all disciplines and workshops from the ANU School of Art. Annually the student prize of $1,000 is awarded to the winner. In 2017, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the School of Art & Design, an additional prize of $1,000 will be...

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...

Random 2017

Wed, 5th July - Sat, 22nd July

Random is a celebration of art. Open to all friends of the art community to exhibit your works at the ANU School of Art & Design.


Deliver your work to the ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery from 3-7 July.
The exhibition fee is $8

Contact Frank Maconochie for...

Conceived Ground

Tue, 20th June - Sat, 1st July

Ema Shin is a Japanese born Melbourne based artist who participated in the artist-in-residency program at the ANU School of Art and Design Textiles Workshop from 24 April to 10 June 2017. In her art practice she aims to create a composition that displays sensitivity for materials, historical techniques, and physical awareness. The...

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...

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...

Fragile Perception by Cassandra Layne

Tue, 25th April - Sat, 6th May

Fragile Perception presents new work by glass artist Cassandra Layne exploring vision and perception using glass, LEDS, and enamels. Layne's work creates an illusionary space that plays with the eye’s natural ability to hold a consistent image. The use of different textures and finishes on the glass causes the...

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