Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Family Portrait 2021: Fiona Bowring

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Family Portrait 2021, Fiona Bowring 

Ruth told me about her life – so far – as part of a palliative care program. Twelve fly-by months, ten roller-coaster sessions and one pandemic later, the book she wants to leave for her kids is done. We finished her story where we started, in her bedroom, on her bed, this time with a camera instead of a voice recorder. Maddi, David and George joined in.

Fiona Bowring is a member of the Networks Australia group

Daily from Saturday 25 June until Sunday 9 October 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

CONFLUENCE: 2021 Valerie Kirk | Harriet Schwartzrock

 CONFLUENCE: 2021 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

7 July - 27 August 2022

Valerie Kirk | Harriet Schwartzrock

The annual Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre Artist-in-residence program supports local and national artists to each undertake a residency at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in the Namadgi National Park, and a two week research component within a national cultural institution in Canberra. The program facilitates access for the artist to national cultural, tertiary and research institutions and their collections, curators and researchers. A group exhibition of new work by each artist is held annually, and a catalogue produced about the program is disseminated internationally.

Presented in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and Geoscience Australia. 

Craft ACT + Design Center

Valerie Kirk is a Member of Networks Australia group 


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A Few Reasons: Rozalie Sherwood and Steve Tomlin

Rozalie Sherwood , The Tale of the Whale 1. Photographer Andrew Sikorski of Art Atelier Photography.

This exhibition celebrates small and simple pleasures, lighter moments, humour and the power of imagination. The artists’ inspiration comes from memory, landscape, news stories and the process of creating and painting. In doing so, they bring a respite from excess and emphasise a more considered relationship with nature and life.

Rozalie Sherwood is a member of the NetworksAustralia group.

2-19 June 2022

Brunswick Street Gallery

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Rusten House - Networks Australia exhibition

Members of the Networks Australia Group exhibited at Rusten House, Queanbeyan New South Wales.

8 – 30 April 2022
Networks Australia
Site Specific - artists respond to Rusten House

This exhibition draws public attention to the history of Rusten House, its architecture, surrounding heritage garden, uses of the building and relationship to community. The artworks of this textiles-based group convey ideas about the early development of Queanbeyan, its health and social systems, its people, approaches to land use and landscape design. There are many stories to be told.

Rozalie Sherwood

Sandra Obst

Susan Hey

Valerie Kirk

Wendy Dodd

Liz Perry

Monique van Nieuwland

Ola Robertson

Beverly Moxon 

Cheryl Jobsz

Cheryl Jobs 

Deborah Faeyrglenn 

Dotti Le Sage 

Gail Nicholls

Janet Long

Janet Long

Jenny Manning 

Josie Cosgrove

Monday, May 2, 2022

Entwined Jenny Manning and Vivian Lightfoot



Vivien Lightfoot and Jenny Manning

Opening 6pm Friday 20 May 2022

20 May – 3 July 2022

Artist talks from 5 pm on 20 May 2022 

Jenny’s drawings and prints, and Vivien’s ceramics address our joint concerns about the viability of the unique Australian flora that once astonished Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander, and artist Sydney Parkinson when they arrived on the east coast of Australia in 1770. Sadly, many of our wilderness areas are now colonised with weeds or fast-growing native species that find their footing following such disturbances as land clearing or bushfires.

Our work develops a language of plant interactions. The strong forms of Australian flora are mingled with stems, flowers, and seeds of introduced plants. Banksia cones are strangled by honeysuckle and kurrajong pods are contained within a tangle of bristly oxtongue.
Weeds are now endemic to the Australian landscape so that, to the untrained eye, they are often accepted as normal. Native plants are dangerously outcompeted by many rambling species that have been carelessly introduced. Biodiversity suffers as the native plants are subsumed.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Propagate - Sharon Peoples and Nellie Peoples

Sharon Peoples, Gardening Trowels, 2021. Mixed media, machine embroidery, photographer Brenton McGeachie.

Sharon Peoples, Garden Shovel: White Hakea, 2021. Mixed media, machine embroidery, 94 x 22 x 4 cm, photographer Brenton McGeachie.

M16: Gallery 1 a

Nellie Peoples and Sharon Peoples

Friday 6 May - Sunday 22 May 2022

Propagate examines the everydayness, the labour and social relationships of gardens, through small works relating to the body and drawings. Sharon and Nellie Peoples each begin with dialogues between local landscapes and the practices as a maker. There are many complex processes that can be employed to increase the number of plants, as there are in these artists’ individual making practices. Propagate reflects the building of conversations within individual work, as well as each another. The artists exchange ideas as they would cuttings, seeds and root divisions from their gardens, as well as planting ideas into each another’s design thinking.

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