Online exhibition: 19 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Artists have been invited from throughout Australia to investigate their concept of ‘place’; a position, a location, a destination, a point in time or where you sit within the world. Artists were asked to embrace their imagination with a sense of play, boldness, experimentation, thoughtfulness or contemplation.
All works are eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award.
Ahmed Mostaque Chasing Butterflies Sometimes I walk in limitless motion and chase butterflies. Isn't it captivating to see exotic butterflies and foliage with distinctive surfaces in one frame?
Ahmed Mostaque A Silent Conversation I walked into the garden, did I hear whispers? Then I sensed a complete silence. They remained close, kept communicating, leaving me lost in oblivion.
James Blackwell We Were the 9-11 Soldiers (Study) History will remember us as the 9/11 soldiers. For 20 years we have been in that place. Duty done. Buy now
Richard Blundell Bushland Press, Daisy Hill Richard’s painting and printmaking express his interests in mindfulness, creativity, bioregionalism and en plein air traditions of place. This is his studio at Daisy Hill. Buy now
Dianne Bourke Tree Place The tree provides a place of contentment and awe as I observe its intricate parts and colours.
Cassie Brooker Everywhen Waterfall This waterfall is a significant 'Everywhen' place in the context of my life, providing memories of the past, meditation in the present and future promise. Buy now
John Brooks Haig Park - Ngunnawal Country In The City Gathering place, shared food, natural setting, Indigenous music and art for Canberrans of all backgrounds. Haig Park has been transformed into a vibrant, inclusive space.
John Brooks Mandalay Bus - Cafe in the Park, Braddon A perfect example of the quirky Canberra spirit, this innovative use of an old bus has reached its last stop in the scenic Haig Park.
John Brooks Night-time at Floriade Pre-Covid night market at the wonderful Floriade flower festival, where Canberra blooms by day and by night. Like its flowers, Canberra will blossom again.
Kate Buerckner Nature's Symphony Nature has so much joy to offer in all forms. If you listen close enough, it plays its own music. Buy now
Kelly Burke Lockdown This piece tries to capture the mental and physical experience of being in the place of a lockdown.
Elizabeth Claire Burke Cat Standing in the Wild World I create art that reflects the natural world. I explore emotions and thoughts that celebrate the nature. Buy now
Elizabeth Claire Burke Still Life of Cat and a Collection of Vases I focus on pushing the idea of what is a still life. I explore with watercolour paint, black ball point pens and acrylic paint makers. Buy now
Sue Campbell Hazard Horizon This artwork examines the concept of place in the context of recent global and local events. These have an influence on our sense of place. Buy now
Maria Castles My place/s My places are important - beach, mountains, forests, red rocks, trees, lakes. Big blue skies link the Red Centre and soft green spaces of Canberra.
Phillip Cotterill Autumn Harvest The image was created by staining paper with soil, printed with acrylic using a potato from the harvest, open fireplace charcoal to complete.
Robyn Diener In Brachina Gorge 2 How fortunate! Visiting the Flinders Ranges in April this year; painting and sketching before lockdown and travel restrictions. Buy now
Sara Earle Gratify to Green Forever grateful for the connection with nature to nurture one's health and well-being, especially in times of uncertainty. Buy now
Jacki Fewtrell Gobert Local driveway This is a driveway next door that fascinates me. The early morning sun casts interesting shadows and l love the contrasts of textures present. Buy now
Molly Gifford An Imagining (Melba Copland College) This piece portrays the longing for a ‘place’ that never was, which creates a sense of home within, the ‘place’ inviting, nostalgic and blissful.
Sheen Woei Goh A Place in Space One Small Step for A Feline, One Giant Leap for Meowkind! Kitty explores a series of interconnecting planets in the vast and wondrous universe. Buy now
Tracy Hall A Peaceful Moment A perfect place to be - sitting quietly with the ones you love. Buy now
Melissa Hammond I'll Toast to That The joy of finding that special place that unlocks something within you. Buy now
Melissa Hammond Self-Portrait During a COVID-19 Pandemic Bearing witness to the impact of COVID-19 on small regional towns of Australia. This scene for me captured the sadness along with the hope.
Melissa Hammond Bee Still A reflection on the many layers and double meanings from my external and internal environment of 2021.
Meg Herden-Drain Harmonious Exposure Place is taking in what surrounds you and with a swish of a brush and the stroke of a pencil, it will transform into art
Stella Hong The World is Your Canvas This piece speaks of art as therapy and a form of limitless escapism that is especially relevant in this current climate.
Adrienne Isnard Chilli’s Beach Chilli loves the beach at Bribie Island. She runs and runs and runs. Half cattle dog, half Border Collie rescue, I paint her constantly.
Madeline Janetski Safe With Me I’ve learnt to love myself in the darkest of days. No matter where I am or who I’m with, I know I’m safe with me. Buy now
Valda Johnson Having To Stay Home In Covid times, cars in driveways, people walking. This has inspired me to do a cheerful take on lockdown and having to stay home. Buy now
Therese Kelly A Parrot in the Garden The images are slightly out of focus. The parrot sits precariously on a branch. This is representative of vulnerability, homelessness, loss and insecurity.
Gina Kikos I’m a Tree Ken Behren in my PLACE From my PLACE I question the need for vanity in these times of social distancing... do I need deodorant? Buy now
Gina Kikos My PLACE in the Pecking Order Representation of communities coming together in PLACE at this time. Buy now
Gina Kikos This is My PLACE You're welcome to visit my PLACE but don't come too close. Buy now
Kerry Lenehan Curly Knoll Kerr's work celebrates her experiences and observations of everyday life in Australia, especially place and the stillness of the people she observes.
Cindy Li Bruce Gumtrees Gum trees I befriended along my neighbourhood walking path during COVID-19 lockdown. Buy now
Maria Lupien Roadmap My location, here, with no destination, time standing still during lock down, all roads lead nowhere, right hand corner the watchdog.
Charmaine MacDonald Anton Street, Wan Chai This apartment building in Anton Street always evoked Wan Chai in Hong Kong for me. It has recently been demolished. Buy now
Shinako Manji Snowy Town “Snowy Town” was initially inspired by spontaneous forms and then connected with my childhood memories. Buy now
Shinako Manji Utopia 5 “Utopia 5” was initially inspired by spontaneous forms and then connected with my memories to express paradise during the lockdown. Buy now
Claire Manning Remembering Peg Revisiting this place where I stopped, stood and said a last happy goodbye. A wave, a smile through the window. Then I walked away. Buy now
Louise Marsh Joe and Baby Charli In New Year, it will appear as an illustration in an upcoming picture book called "The Tale of Charli Rex". It is one of an edition of 9 prints. Buy now
Katherine Masiulanis Scar Map 1 I moved between three different continents multiple times as a child. This maps my scars, which I have only recently realised are still there. Buy now
Paul Mcclaughlin Between There is moment between - here and there - then and now. Buy now
Nurari Merry Life Journey This is about moving from a stormy past in UK, through transformation here in Australia and on into a brighter future. Buy now
Lis Mertens Mountain Using collected plant materials and personal symbols, Mountain seeks to recreate the expansive views gained through the experience of scaling a local peak during lockdown. Buy now
Miranda Mrsnik Self Awareness Life and life awareness, where I am at? Who do I spend time with? What is life all about?
Miranda Mrsnik Art and Me God, art and me. Buy now
Megan Munro Consent I am a queer, disabled person. For a brief moment I was a a shining star, a performer. Now I live in the shadows. Buy now
Joanne Murtaugh Daisy Love Time! #live# in the middle of a flower# in a daisy# on Daisy time# DaisyLove!# Daisy Lover# Daisy Love Time!# shortlife# but Bellissima !# Daisy Dreamtime# Buy now
Maryanne Navue To Do List A mental place of chaos and overwhelm.
David New Shadow Play We chose the tree and the house came with it - the mesmerising skies a bonus.
Jenny New Birds and Their Big Sky The skies and the birds are ever changing constants.
Jenny New Yardbirds in Place I have painted panels of what I see when I am looking out. Are the yardbirds us or them? Who owns this place?
Dianne Oneile Wind Never a bad day at the beach, ultimate place of freedom and joy in the moment, the wind flows over me - through my hair. Buy now
Chris Palmer The Changing Colours of Uluru My work reinterprets how the colours of Uluru change depending on the weather and time of day. Buy now
Jorge Perez Zamora Humble Origins My humble origins. The most beautiful of places. The heart of Central America. El Salvador. Buy now
Jorge Perez Zamora Colour Nudes While Australia experienced disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was only just coming to life, with a place and sense to create. Buy now
Billy Powick City of Solace (Melba Copland College) Isolation of a city on a whole new level. Let’s escape from the craziness of the world, in the tranquil skies above. Buy now
Quintin Randall Spirit of the Wisteria A personification of the Wisteria tree in my back yard I've grown to love, inspired by the nymphs of ancient Greek mythology.
Vernita Ravasia Behind Our Fence Behind our fence is where the yellow tailed Black Cockatoos hang and eat and make all the noise & mess. We love their company. Buy now
Brian Rope Outside the House Folk in two houses each found ways to extend their lifestyles beyond the immediate “walls” of their abodes. This artwork merges both approaches into one. Buy now
Brenda Runnegar Lockdown The doll is shown inside an old doll’s house which demonstrates how it can feel to be in lockdown in these troubled times. Buy now
Maria-Emilia Sauri Tea Tree Lake The Tea Tree Lake captivates us with its softness: the sand and the colour gradient infused water anchors us to the magic of the place. Buy now
Rebecca Shammas Grounded This piece is inspired by an exposed tree root seen on a daily walk in Mount Majura Reserve, near our new home on Ngunnawal Country. Buy now
Kathleen Shaw Tulip Town The idea came to me as I walked the local oval and admired Floriade in the suburbs. Buy now
Margaret Sirr My Home This is my home, somewhere between Heaven and Earth, a place of light and wonder; you’ll find me among our blossoms. Buy now
Jennifer Stuerzl Evening Walk Riverside "Evening Walk Riverside" was inspired by living near the Brisbane River-Maiwar in Chelmer Queensland. The night scene is intended to evoke the mood of 2020-21.
Rechelle Turner Waves at Kioloa Stillness of the night broken by the waves breaking on the shore.
Rodney Usback Satin Bower Birds On Clyde Mountain Sweet lady, this is my spot, which I made for you. Come into my parlour. (A concept of place through the eyes of an artist.) Buy now
Marijan Vrancic The Wind's Final Breath Tangled within the rapids of modern life, it is only until our final days that we truly admire the beauty that was always around us.
Leigh Walker Imprint Places create imprints upon us and shape our very being. I connect spiritually to these mountains; their majesty and ancient presence resonate deeply. Buy now
Peter Warner Pittwater Through Angophoras The view through the twisting angophoras to Pittwater is from a walking track between Great Mackerel Beach and Currawong on the western foreshore of Pittwater.
Lai Warusevitane On Their Own Free World This is a common site you can see when travelling in Asian countries. These kids are enjoying their childhood freely with their limited resources. Buy now
Diana White A Place in My Heart Highly abstracted cardiac anatomy describes an overwhelming and frightening experience. The hospital's old frosted art deco windows allow our view into this world. Buy now
Ann Widdup Parliament House Lady Parliament House with its striking façade and flag flying high should be full of ladies, making a contribution in work/politics for the better of all.
Susan Wiscombe Tasmanian Tanglefoot in Place Tasmania’s Highlands - the only place Nothofagus gunnii or Tanglefoot grows. The Tanglefoot has a growth habit that makes walking through its place impossible. Buy now
Brianna Woodford Lost Between Two Worlds This artwork is about a girl lost between two worlds, reality and fiction. Neither of which seem to accept her, yet they occupy her thoughts. Buy now
Pia Wursag Marrionette (Melba Copland College) Based on my place in the world, how we are controlled by those in power, and how our life is sapped for them to grow.