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October offers an opportunity for everyone to participate in the arts, with three new art exhibitions - including an interactive exhibition designed specifically for infants and toddlers, an adults collage workshop with Victorian artist Anne Warren and a choreographic showcase at The Street. We also welcome back our Fresh Funk and Messengers students returning for Term 4 classes and invite artists to submit their 2019 gallery proposals.


Saturday 27 October, 5pm and 7.30pm

In 2018, Tuggeranong Arts Centre's Fresh Funk Program celebrates 18 years. 

Presented at The Street, “18” will showcase new works by Fresh Funk dancers now working professionally across Australia; Rob McLean, Dave McLean and Sinan Amin from The Dream Dance Company, Jack May, director of Momentum Dance Studios in Melbourne, and more. 

Performed by the program’s advanced dancers, this show highlights the connection between dance development and personal resilience, and how from little things big things grow.

Tickets: $25 and $20 Concession

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Thursday 4 October - Saturday 27 October

Land and Sea by multi-award winning artist Christine Scott explores ‘Entropy’ through the portrayal of the earth’s physical features and the transformations caused naturally through time, as well as those produced through human intervention. Working in mixed media, Scott says she invites viewers to look more closely at their surrounds to find a complexity in the natural environment.  “I am concerned with my experience and interpretation of the landscape, rather than direct representation. Each work can be viewed as a small record of a walk; an experience or moment from a journey”. 

Exhibition opens with remarks by local artist Julie Bradley, on Thursday 4 October at 6pm. Exhibition continues until Saturday 27 October, 2018.

Image: Christine Scott, Blown,Watercolour and cut paper collage, 2018

Thursday 4 October - Saturday 27 October

Victorian artist Anne Warren’s first solo show in Canberra – Mergence – is a body of multilayered, complex collage assemblages. Created with a selection of found image fragments from various books, Warren says her playful constructions feature humans and animals positioned with objects like furniture, buildings and flowers. Warren uses collage to create a surreal visual language that highlights the mergence of the person or people with their favourite things. “When somebody tells me how much they adore fishing, or how much they love their dog, or their house, I wonder how much of themselves this love has occupied” Warren says.

Exhibition opens with remarks by local artist Julie Bradley, on Thursday 4 October at 6pm. Exhibition continues until Saturday 27 October, 2018.

Image: Anne Warren, Freedom for All, Paper Collage Assembledge, 2018.


Saturday 6 October 10am - 2pm

In conjunction with her exhibition Mergence, Victorian artist Anne Warren will present a four-hour collage workshop on Saturday 6 October from 10am - 2pm. 

Anne will guide participants through sourcing images, creating custom backgrounds, design and composition to finalise artworks and will share the inspiration for her works in Mergence. Participants will take home two finished works ready for framing or suitable for digitising and editioning. The workshop is designed to be comfortable for all levels of skill and experience, and you are encouraged to work at your own pace. The only prerequisite is a love of books, imagery, text and papers and a willingness to explore and experiment to develop your own visual language.

Enrollments can be made via Trybooking at

Artwork: Anne Warren, Fishperson, 2018. Mixed media collage.


Saturday 6 - Saturday 27 October 10am - 2pm

Infants and toddlers (and their carers) are invited to get hands on with the artwork in Playing with Colour and Nature from 6-27 October.

Throughout 2018, artist Anne-Marie Jean and Camille Murphy have been undertaking a residency at Lanyon Historic Homestead, observing nature, following the changing seasons, and exploring new ways of making art. Camille is Jean’s 3-year-old daughter and their residency has resulted in an interactive exhibition specifically designed for infants and toddlers. Playing with Colour and Nature will be officially opened at 10.30 am on Saturday 6th October, with opening remarks by Penny Spoelder, Director ACT Historic Places.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 6-27 October. During this time, local children’s groups are invited to come and experience the exhibition. Group bookings will be limited to a maximum group size of 15 and the recommend age of children is 1 to 4 years. To book a group visit email


Got an idea for a proposal?

In 2019, our exhibition program focuses on the Art Center's annual theme Contra – Art in opposition. What happens when we work against, in spite of and outside of the expected?

Exhibiting artists receive:

  • Spectacular location on the lakefront & adjacent to Tuggeranong Town Centre.
  • A broad and enthusiastic audience from the multi-arts facility.
  • 3 professionally appointed gallery spaces with track lighting & hanging systems.
  • Full curatorial, promotional, sales & event support.
  • An opening event in our Hunting Lodge space, featuring live local music, complimentary antipasto and extended hours.

Exhibition Proposal should include a:

  • Brief cover letter indicating your preferred dates for exhibition, and your preferred gallery space (Gallery One or Two).
  • Short statement about your work – no more than three paragraphs.
  • Description outlining the physical nature of your work, including the proposed number of works, medium, size and images where available.
  • Selection of up to six images of current or recent art work – please indicate if these are the works to be exhibited.

For further information please email the Visual Arts Program Manager at or phone 6293 1443.

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