Submerged Exhibition

SUBMERGED: An Art Exhibition on Old Acton

Designed to be the formal centrepiece for the new capital, Lake Burley Griffin submerged an area of Acton already highly significant to the people of Canberra. Sports fields and playgrounds, a nursery, workers cottages, golf courses, and a racecourse - meeting places for the local community - once existed under the watery heart of the City.

As part of the ACT Heritage funded project ‘The Sunken Stories of Old Acton’, students from the ANU School of Art Textiles Workshop have created art works in response to community engagement, oral histories, and images of Old Acton. These works celebrate a part of Canberra’s landscape that has changed significantly over the past 100 years.

You are invited to join us for SUBMERGED, a two-day exhibition of the student art works in NewActon's Nishi Gallery, opening with morning tea on Saturday 16th November at 11am. Please come along to meet the artists, and share memories of Acton’s history with old and new residents alike.

DATES:  Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th November

TIMES: Saturday 11am - 5pm (opening with morning tea at 11am) / Sunday 10am - 3pm. 

RSVP MORNING TEA: For catering purposes, if you would like to attend the opening morning tea, please rsvp prior to Friday 15th November. Ph: 0437 301 390 or RSVP Online

LOCATION: Nishi Gallery NewActon (at the end of Kendall Lane, off Marcus Clarke Street.)  View in Google Maps


This Image: Layers of Old Acton: sketch by student Rosie Goonan
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