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No Place Like Home

A No Place Like Home workshop | Presented by Gungahlin Arts and Woden Arts

A monthly workshop series presented by Gungahlin and Woden Arts, running from April – November 2023.

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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 afternoon 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.

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 Gungahlin region visit the Belconnen Art Centre website.

Explore the No Place Like Home workshops

15 April Workshop:

Image of artists supplied by artist Robbie Karmel

Experimental Drawing

Explore drawing as you’ve never experienced it before.

Experimental Drawing workshop with Robbie Karmel:

Explore drawing as you’ve never experienced it before – move beyond your hand and
eye and use your whole body and all your senses. Robbie Karmel will take you
through a series of drawing games and exercises that encourage you to explore the
relationship between human and drawing in a whole new way. Through these games,
you’ll work with drawing materials and tools in experimental ways as well as
connecting to your creativity and the world around you. You’ll then have the
opportunity to construct your own drawing apparatus to play with and perform in
during the workshop. You’ll also learn about some other artists who expand the idea
of what is possible in drawing to inspire you on your continuing creative journey.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, and no previous drawing
experience is required.

All materials are supplied. Please be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind
getting messy in!

About Robbie Karmel

Robbie Karmel completed his PhD at UNSW A+D and returned to Canberra in 2019 to
establish Studio in Mitchell with Richard Blackwell. His research and practice explore
concepts of mimetic representation, phenomenological embodiment, perception,
tool use, and representation through expanded drawing practices, extending into
printmaking, sculptural and performative methods.

Working with charcoal, oilstick and graphite on paper or timber surfaces, Karmel
maps out the body relying on the intermodal array of senses, challenging dominant
opticentric modes of picture making. This work includes the production of studio
furniture, apparatus, and tools to facilitate and interrupt solo and collaborative
performative drawing processes. Karmel has had solo exhibitions in Sydney,
Melbourne, Canberra and Perth and has undertaken residencies nationally and

Gungahlin: Saturday 1 April, 9:30am-12:30pm

$25 per person
Classes are capped at 12 people.

Woden: Saturday 15 April, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

$20 per person
Woden Community Studio at Woden Library
Corinna St &, Furzer St, Phillip ACT 2606
Classes are capped at 12 people.

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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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