For over 25 years Australian National Capital Artists Inc (ANCA) has been a creative home for Canberra’s local visual artists and craftspeople. On Saturday 5 May from 12pm-4pm ANCA is opening its studio doors across both Mitchell and Dickson locations. This will be a day of art, food, live music, drinks and discovery.
On May 5 ANCA invites the public not just to look at art, but to discover it, see how and where art is made, and meet the talented, dedicated, artists of Canberra. In 2018 this annual event is bigger than ever, ANCA is opening studios at both Mitchell and Dickson locations. Meet over 30 contemporary arts practitioners from a diverse range of practices, including ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture and design (see end of document for full list of studio artists).
ANCA’s Open Studios will be relaxing and fascinating for everyone. As visitors make their way through the studios, they can enjoy a hot snack from the BBQ, a drink at the Bentspoke bars and listen to live music from local Canberra bands. Children are encouraged to visit Julie Bradley’s studio at ANCA Dickson for her Make-a-Face collage table.
As part of our Open Studio celebrations, ANCA Gallery is presenting two exhibitions at Dickson. The Agent by Tasmanian collaborators, Megan Keating, Samuel Johnstone and Matthew Boden will be inside the gallery, and for the first time a paste-up exhibition, Political Football, by Sydney artist Evan Pank will feature on the exterior of the building. Listen to Megan Keating, Samuel Johnstone and Matthew Boden talk about their exhibition at 1pm in the gallery.
Studio Artists at ANCA Dickson include: Joel Arthur, Dionisia Salas, Ruby Berry, Rowan Kane, Melissa Kamp, Raquel Ormella, Anna Madeleine, Marilyn Stretton, Helene Walsh, Sean Davey, Julie Bradley, Chris Sutevski, Kate Smith, Alice Sutton and Elisabeth Kruger.
Studio Artists at ANCA Mitchell include: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Denise Higgins, Keith Marshall, Amanda Stuart, Danyka van Buuren, Tom Skeehan, Oliver Ayrton, Michael Armstrong, Michele England, Steven Worthington and Katy Mutton.