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Our March program offers two new art exhibitions plus poetry, comedy and live music events to the people of Tuggeranong. Our ticketed event Tell it Sisters is your chance to spend an evening with some of Australia’s most hilarious female comedians, while Women Whisper, Women Shout is an opportunity to enjoy a free evening of poetry featuring some of Canberra’s most compelling voices. You can also spend an Autumn afternoon with some Local Legends enjoying a program of live music by Scroggin, The Black Mountain String Band and Zackerbillks. And don't forget that visiting our galleries is free! We're open from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am - 4.00 pm on Saturdays. 
Performance, Music and Literature

Friday 8 March, 8.00pm
Brisbane's Steph Tisdell joins us for Tell it Sisters 

Tickets are on sale now for Tuggeranong Arts Centre's International Women’s Day Comedy showcase event on Friday 8 March. Starring side-splittingly funny Steph Tisdell direct from Brisbane, the showcase also features local comedians Chris Ryan, Lauren Duong, Tanya Losanno and Laura Campbell!

Limited tickets available, so book now to avoid disappointment:

Friday 22nd March, 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Deadly Funny Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Comedy Competition returns to TAC for the 2019 ACT heats on Friday 22nd March. Join the competition or be part of the audience!  To participate in the comp, all you have to do is have up to 5 minutes of funny material. It’s basically storytelling with a punchline! Entrants will take part in a private workshop with a professional comedian, followed by a public live performance. Register to participate at If you wish to be in the audience, bookings are essential via

This one-of-a-kind comedy event is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 and over.


Friday 15 March, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start

'Women Whisper, Women Shout' will be a night of powerful words about women's experience. Join us in the intimate setting of the upstairs Lodge to hear Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Melinda Smith, Asha Naznin, Taya Papworth and Jacqui Malins share their diverse experience and perspectives in their unique poetic styles. We will also enjoy the poetic lyrics and tunes of singer-songwriter Emma Dryden. Expect to be intrigued, affected and energised by these compelling voices.

This is a free event. All welcome.

Saturday 30th March, 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Spend the afternoon in Tuggeranong Art Centre's lakeside venue and bar with some of Canberra’s favorite bands. Featuring an awesome line-up of local musicians, including Black Mountain String Band, Scroggin, and Zackerbilks who’ll get you up and dancing. For more information and band bios head over to our website:

Tickets are $10 at the door.
A cash bar offering locally crafted wine and beer from Lerida Estate Wines and Capital Brewing Co. will also be available.


Friday 1 March, 4.00 pm

Members of the community are invited to a free artist talk by Sharon Peoples on Friday 1 March at 4pm. During the talk, Sharon will describe her work processes and her twofold residency at Tuggeranong Arts Centre from the perspective of creating her own work – which often takes a few months to materialise – and the community project. Sharon has worked as an artist for over twenty years, with her practice focusing on stitching and textiles. Her work has been collected by many national and state institutions, and Sharon has taught as a guest lecturer in the Textiles workshop at the Australian National University.
This is a free event. All welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided.


Exhibition opening: Friday 8 March, 6.00pm

Throughout February, artist Sharon Peoples has been working with community members to create a collaborative artwork. Tuggeranong Gardens, a 2 metre textile piece featuring a 3/4 sized female body based on a 16th century Jacque Moyen print called The Daughter of the Picts, was produced using a mixture of quilting and embroidery techniques.The piece reflects the group's collective ideas and observations of Tuggeranong's gardens, what our own gardens to mean to us and what our own secret gardens would be like. It will be exhibited alongside a small selection of stitched works, paper cut outs and mono prints created by workshop participants and a selection of Tuggeranong inspired textile works created by Peoples during her residency.

This is a free event. All welcome. 
Exhibition continues until Saturday 30 March, 2019.

Exhibition opening Friday 8 March, 6.00pm.

An exhibition by Holly Murney, recipient of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s 2018 EASS Award, presented in conjunction with International Women’s Day. This series ultimately revolves around the themes of conservation, preservation and remembrance. By using the photographic image in conjunction audio recordings the artist has created a multimedia series that not only explores the cognitive memories of elderly women but simultaneously documents individual experience for future posterity. In many ways the work itself contradicts the temporality of time by prolonging memory past its physical form.

This is a free event. All welcome. 
Exhibition continues until Saturday 30 March, 2019.


From Thursday 6 June – Saturday 29 June 2019.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre's Gallery 1 is looking for the right artist for June 2019. Do you have work nearly ready to show? This could be the chance for you! Gallery 1 is 55 sqm, with 29 linear metres of wall space. The space is available from Thursday 6 June – Saturday 29 June 2019. Our exhibition program theme in 2019 is ‘Contra’ – working against, in spite of and outside of the expected. If this sounds like it might be you, email for more information.

Photo: installation shot, Birds of a Feather (by Bonython Primary School), Gallery 1.

For the 2019 Program 

INTERPOSE - CALL FOR ARTISTS Tuggeranong Arts Centre is seeking pitches and ideas from artists and performers to be part of INTERPOSE, a new project being delivered in 2019. INTERPOSE aims to create a dialogue about the role of art in our lives and the ways in which we engage in the arts by placing unlikely or unusual art forms in frequently visited public spaces where we do not expect to encounter or engage with arts activity. In doing so the project aims to disrupt, challenge and disintegrate silent barriers to arts participation. If you are an artist or performer, or have an idea for an experimental performance, installation or arts activity, get in touch with Creative Producer Aidan Delaney by emailing or calling 02 6293 1443.


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