School of Art Gallery Program

6pm Thursday, 8 JULY 2010
To be opened by
Vincent Plush
Director of Research and Development
National Film and Sound Archive

This exhibition is about design; it is about imagination and creativity: it is the argument of how the Furniture/Wood Workshop has evolved in the first decade of the 21st century.

George Ingham established the Workshop in 1982 as a centre of excellence in fine furniture making within the then Canberra School of Art. Changes wrought to the School by its subsequent insertion into the Australian National University, along with societal identification of issues of sustainability, environmental carbon impost, and economic stringency, has seen the evolution of a different character. With no falling away of the standards of ‘how to’, there has been increasing emphasis on ‘why’.

So, what is memory? An intuitive response might be that it is past experiences retrieved. Yet, memory is implicated in the identity of the Workshop as much as it is in that of any individual. Through the past and present student body memories have become a body of knowledge, an ethos of shared, lived experience. Meaning, learning actively happens here _____ constructed from images that overlap each other, aligning themselves momentarily; then shifting slightly, encouraging re-evaluation and re-interpretation.

The objects in this exhibition will be from singular lives, but all originate from the commonality of experience of the practice derived from the elicitation and growth of ideas.

Rodney Hayward,  2010

 MAGE:  James Milligan, Cabinet of Absence, 2008, Photography: Stuart Hay
 MAGE:  James Milligan, Cabinet of Absence, 2008, Photography: Stuart Hay

RECEPTION  6pm Wednesday 23 JUNE
to be opened by
Gordon Bull
Head, ANU School of Art
Lee Grant
Master of Philosophy
Photography & Media Arts

Abigail Spring
Master of Visual Arts

Yuko Watanabe
Graduate Diploma of Art (Visual)

Andrew Welch
Doctor of Philosophy
Gold & Silversmithing


Following the success of student performance nights in previous years the Gallery will be handed over to School of Art students to provide an exhibition space and audience for performance & interactive art projects. This informal evening will allow students to be experimental and test out ideas. This evening will no doubt be one not to miss.

To be opened Thursday 6 May 2010 6pm by
Dr Anthony Burke
Associate Professor Politics Program, UNSW, ADFA, Humanities & Social Sciences
An exhibition tracing the career of one of Australia’s more politicallyfocused artists. From 1977 to 1979 Callaghan was part of the Earthworks Poster Collective at Sydney University working alongside a group of talented artists who made a major contribution to Australian art at a time when mainstream painting and sculpture appeared moribund.
In 1979, Callaghan founded Redback Graphix in Brisbane, and in 1980 moved it to Wollongong and in 1985 to Sydney. Redback developed an idiosyncratic style, using fluoro colours with bold black outlines. Throughout the 1980s and 90s the workshop undertook campaigns from a number of Commonwealth government departments. Callaghan is the co-creator of Condoman the Phantom-like figure who advocates the use of condoms for young Indigenous men, one of the more successful anti-AIDS health campaigns in indigenous health. In recent years he has continued working with combining art and politics in digital prints and has also returned to making paintings and sculptures. His most recent body of work, created as the H. C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellow for 2009 at the School of Art, ANU, is concerned with the war in Iraq. Focusing on the doublespeak of the ‘war on terror’ and in particular the issues it brings to bear on human rights.
Michael Callaghan is the recipient of the ANU H C Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship 2009 administered by the Research School of Humanities &
the Arts in association with the ANU School of Art.

OPENING 6pm Tuesday, 13 APRIL 2010
To be opened by
Professor Howard Morphy, Director
Research School of Humanities and the Arts
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Exhibiting artists
Chihiro Minato, Tsubasa Kimura, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn


The physical and visual presence of writing has a special place in many Asian cultures. This exhibition, Ephemeral but Eternal Words: Traces of Asia, showcases the significance of words and writing through the brush and lens of four artists with connections to Asia: Tsubasa Kimura, Chihiro Minato, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. Working in various media and styles—from calligraphy and painting to photography and mixed media—the ‘writing’ presented in this exhibition are physical traces of time and space, embodying what is ephemeral and what is eternal in our life. We leave traces of ourselves throughout life, be it visible or invisible. Words, whether spoken, written, imagined or visualised, are traces unique to humans. Some words disappear while others remain only in memory or leave physical traces as writing or text. These traces are the theme of this exhibition.
Curated by Fuyubi Nakamura of Research School of Humanities and the Arts at ANU, it is a visual reflection on the themes of the “In the Image of Asia: Moving across and between locations” conference at RSHA (13-15 April 2010), co-convened by Ana Dragojlovic and Fuyubi Nakamura.
Supported by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU and the ANU School of Art Gallery
The Japan Foundation and the NAVA Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant
The Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.


A series of exhibitions showcasing works produced by candidates for the PhD, Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts (Visual Arts), and the Graduate Diploma of Art.
 Nicola Dickson, Nouvelle Femme [detail], 2009
Glenn Carter (MVA, Glass)
Diana Johnstone (Grad Dip, Painting)
Jill Loupekine (MAVA, Printmedia and Drawing)
RECEPTION  Wednesday 3 February at 6.00pm
EXHIBITION  ends Friday 12 February

Craig Edwards (Grad Dip, Ceramics)
Keven Francis (Grad Dip, Ceramics)
Nicole Muniz (MAVA, Glass)
Arion Siu Man Lam (MDA, Textiles)
RECEPTION  Wednesday 17 February at 6.00pm
EXHIBITION  ends Friday 26 February

Dean Allison (MAVA Glass)Cinnamon Lee, Photoaxis, 2009
Cinnamon Lee (MPhil, Gold and Silversmithing)
Kenichi Sato (MDA, Furniture)
RECEPTION  Wednesday 3 March at 6.00pm
EXHIBITION  ends Friday 12 March

Nicola Dickson (PhD, Painting)
Suzanne Moss (PhD, Painting)
RECEPTION  Wednesday 17 March at 6.00pm
EXHIBITION  ends Friday 26 March
Thursday 25 March at 6.00 pm
Jan Hogan (PhD, Printmedia and Drawing)
Hanna Hoyne (PhD, Sculpture)
Itsuka Ito (Grad Dip, Glass)

opening event



This year’s ANU School of Art Graduate Exhibition features the works of students completing their studies in Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Digital Arts and the Diploma of Art.
Students have majored in wood, textiles, sculpture, printmedia and drawing, photography and media arts, painting, gold and silversmithing, glass and ceramics. Visitors to the School will witness the talent of its emerging artists and experience the quality and diversity of art and craft education offered by the School, from fine furniture making to installation, digital imagery to ceramic objects.

The works are displayed in the School of Art Gallery, Foyer Gallery, Photospace and in Workshop spaces throughout the School. Many of the works are for sale and provide a great opportunity to support our recent graduates. 
IMAGE: Shellaine Godbold,
Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours 2009
A stitch and a trace, 2009. watercolour and pen on BFK Reeves. 30 x 25 cm
Photographer: Stuart Hay

opening event 6.00 pm Friday 2 October
speaker Grace Cochrane, witer and curator

In 1982 George Ingham came to Australia to establish the wood workshop at the Canberra School of Art. In the twenty years George was head of workshop he produced a body of work that has made a significant contribution to contemporary furniture design.
This exhibition runs in parallel with the Chairs of the Alumni, celebrating work by graduates from the school.

seminar 2.00 – 4.00 pm Saturday 3 October 

ANU School of Art Gallery, Ellery Crescent, Acton ACT
There will be a seminar to discuss past and current approaches to furniture design.
The invited speakers are: Grace Cochrane, David Upfill-Brown, and David Williams: discussion will be chaired by Dennis Formiatti.














These chairs are by the alumni of the craftsman and teacher GeorgeIngham who came to Australia in1982 to establish the Wood Workshop at the Canberra School of Art. The exhibition is from his students during the twenty years of his teaching.

Art galleries are more than just places to drape pictures or put objects, they can be laboratories for experimenting with time, process, and audience interaction. Beginning Middle and End is an opportunity for students, lecturers and national and international artists to work together and occupy the School of Art Gallery with time-based art. It will focus on a series of performance, screen, and sound events, which are listed below, while between times changing and evolving installations and exhibitions will be available for viewing. Experimental art works in all kinds of media will be welcome, as long as they have a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Exhibition of video, installation and objects
Featuring a variety of performances and music
EXPERIMENTAL PROCESS                                         MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 6PM
Featuring the work of Core students, Digital Media students, and Photomedia students
Featuring screening and installations from national and international artists working in academic contexts
ENDING PERFORMANCE PARTY                                  THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 6PM
Featuring sound performances by national and international artists

 ARTWORK │ 5 - 29 August

opening event 6.00 pm Friday 7 August
speaker Geneveive Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra Presenter





ARTWORK celebrates the diversity and innovations of the School of Art’s teaching staff. The School has built a reputation as a leading arts educator offering specialist training in Art Theory, Ceramics, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photography and Media Arts (including digital video, computer animation, networked art and electronic sound), Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture, Textiles and Furniture. Staff represent a broad range of contemporary practice within their chosen fields, with national and international art recognition.


 IMAGE Elisa Crossing, Installation i- iv. , 2009, oil on canvas, 25 x 35cm Image credit: courtesy of the artist

momentum │ 18th tamworth fibre textile biennial │ 8 July – 1 August

closing event 6pm Friday 31 July
speaker Catrina Vignando, General Manager, Craft Australia

From the early 1970’s the Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial has continued to provide audiences with an exciting and vibrant survey exhibition of contemporary fibre textiles.  Artists from across Australia have been selected to participate in this year’s exhibition. Curator, Valerie Kirk, has put together an exhibition that looks at the influences new technologies have had on traditional fibre textile practice and how these artists have combined their individual practice to incorporate new techniques.

momentum public program
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Textiles Workshop at the ANU School of Art, headed by Valerie Kirk, Curator for momentum, will run a development day for textile artists on Thursday 30 July; a symposium on Friday 31 July; and floor talks in the gallery on Saturday 1 August. A colour workshop will be run by artist Merv Moriarty from 2 - 5 August. 

Information and   

Download the Program HERE

Download the Media Release HERE

A Tamworth Regional Gallery exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW.

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia

IMAGE Melissa Hirsch, Red/Orange Staghorn Coral, 2006. Fishing line. 350mm x 400mm x 230mm
Image credit: Lou Farina

Becoming, is the culmination of Jan Hogan’s studio practice-led research, which was undertaken in the fulfilment of her PhD thesis in Visual Arts.

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