No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

A monthly workshop series presented by Gungahlin and Woden Arts

February – November 2022

Workshops run on the first Saturday of the month in Gungahlin and the second Saturday of the month in Woden

$20 per person | Bookings open one month prior to each workshop

No Place Like Home is a series of affordable, creative workshops that invite Woden and Gungahlin residents to connect with and shape the place they call home. Engage deeply with your surroundings while spending a Saturday morning learning from local artists. Each workshop is a fabulous opportunity to uncover hidden treasures in your own backyard through drawing, printmaking, photography, indigenous knowledge and more.

Artworks, photographs and quotes from participants in these workshops will be curated into an end of year community exhibition presented in both Woden and Gungahlin which explores our connection to place in these two very different suburban Canberra communities. All contributions to the exhibition are voluntary, and not a requirement of participating in the workshops.

The workshops are open to all levels of artistic experience. Workshops are designed with adults in mind, but passionate children and young people are welcome too. However, please note that all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings for each workshop will open one month prior to the start date.

No Place Like Home is a collaborative program, brought to you by Gungahlin Arts and Woden Arts and is supported by the ACT Government through the Woden/Gungahlin Pop Ups program. For more details on No Place Like Home workshops in the Woden region visit the Tuggeranong Art Centre website.

Upcoming workshops

A wide, round basket rests on some eucalyptus bark. The basket has a large painted seed in the centre, and is woven from raffia and wool in rings of yellow, red, teal and purple. There is a body of water in the background, and a piece of possum skin in the foreground.
Dilly Purse by Angela Pisciotta-Firebrace

Dilly Purses with Angela Pisciotta-Firebrace

Dilly Purses is a weaving workshop with Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta and Kamilaroi artist Angela Jane Pisciotta-Firebrace. Combining natural fibres, coloured raffia’s and integrating found objects, Angela will gracefully guide participants into the ancient and living skill of weaving.

Gungahlin: Saturday 2 July, 1pm-4pm (sold out)

Woden: Saturday 9 July, 1pm-4pm

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Past workshops

Native Plant Use, Traditional Tools, and Indigenous Culture

Participants joined Dreamtime Connections’ Aaron Chatfield on Country for an immersive experience to learn about native plant use, traditional tools and Indigenous culture.

Gungahlin: 5 February 2022, 10am-12pm

Woden: 12 February 2022, 10am-12pm

Nature Photography with Graham Gall

Join award winning nature photographer Graham Gall on a wildlife spotting photography adventure for this month’s No Place Like Home workshop. 

Gungahlin: Saturday 2 April, 9:30am-12:30pm

Woden: Saturday 9 April, 9:30am-12:30pm

Lino Printing with John Hart

Learn basic relief printing techniques, including how to cut and ink a lino block, how to pull a print without a printing press, and how to maintain tools in this hands-on workshop with John Hart.

Gungahlin: Saturday 11 June, 10am-1pm

Woden: Saturday 4 June, 10am-1pm

Urban Sketching with Sally Black

Have fun out and about with artist Sally Black while you learn some simple techniques to observe then sketch what you see around you.

Gungahlin: 5 March, 9:30am-12:30pm

Woden: 12 March, 9:30am-12:30pm

Meditative drawing in the parklands with Kirandeep Grewal

Immerse yourself more deeply in the world around you and capture your felt experience on paper in this fun and interactive drawing workshop with Kirandeep Grewal.  

Gungahlin: Saturday 7 May, 9:30am-12:30pm

Woden: Saturday 14 May, 9:30am-12:30pm

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