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Woden’s 60th Birthday

Woden Community Services, Woden Valley Community Council and the Tuggeranong Art Centre invite you to celebrate Woden’s 60th Birthday in Eddison Park on Sunday 16th of October from 1pm – 4 pm (weather permitting). Join us for live music, an arts market, sporting activities, dance displays and workshops, yoga, community activities and a BBQ. All activities will be free.



$1,000 in vouchers (to be spent at the arts market) will be handed out on the day. Some of the artists selling work at the market, include:

Annette Clarke – Dissonance

Annette Clarke is the designer behind Dissonance, a womenswear fashion label based in Canberra and launched in 2013 and designed for the confident women who is willing to dress outside of the box. Inspired by fluidity of fabric, drapery is featured throughout many of the garments. Designs are inspired by Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake. The inspiration of working with the fabrics properties allows Annette to create something which you wouldn’t find in a mass produced store. A range of women’s fashion, as well as accessories such as scarves, obi belts, face masks and scrunchies will be available at her market stall.

Photo: Eric Piris – Red Photography

Fire Needle

Pyrography is the art of burning wood to create gorgeous designs. Annette Clarke’s range of modern pyrography on cheeseboards, are burnt by hand and take between 3-5 hours each to complete -depending on the size and the design. A selection of boards will be on sale at the art market.

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Cath Sutton

Cath Sutton is a Fluid Acrylic Artist specialising in abstract art paint pouring on many different surfaces – canvass, ceramic tiles, wooden boards, ceramic objects.  She also works with resin to create coasters and other objects and makes jewellery from her artwork. She will be selling original fluid acrylic artworks on canvas, tote bags, face masks, greeting cards, coasters, jewelry, fridge magnets and more.

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Jennifer Baird

Jennifer Baird is a local Southside artist working across printmaking, painting and collage. She is inspired by our beautiful city and surrounds, plus a seascape is never far from the end of her paintbrush. 

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Sheen works primarily with pigment ink liners and oil paint, creating various pieces of different themes and ideas. Always seeking inspirations from around her, she finds doing art therapeutic and is grateful to be able to do it every day. Now venturing more into oil painting, she aims to infuse a little bit of the galaxy into everyone’s home

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Graham Gall

Graham Gall is an award winning, published and exhibited Woden based photographer. He has had several private and commercial commissions and is currently working on a Commonwealth-Territory commission about trees and wildlife for ACT Tree Week 2023. Graham’s passion is bird photography but he dabbles in all genre including flora, travel, portraits, macro, products and fashion. A recent interest is Infrared photography. He has a large international Social media following including over 18,000 on his Instagram account @gallpix.

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Mawson Gallery

Monika Leone’s ceramic arts group meet and create hand built clay works at her Mawson Studio/Gallery weekly. Some of their pieces will be on display and for sale.

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Rachel Develin

Rachel Develin has studied at the Canberra School of Art and also majored in Art History at the ANU.  Her career pursuits have encompassed a variety of creative activities including floristry, commercial display art, video production, sculpture and jewellery.

Her artwork is mainly created from waste materials and comments on excessive consumerism and the resultant waste of a society, obsessed with commodities.

With excessive consumerism comes excessive packaging.

“ … you don’t really realise how much you consume until you collect.”

Rachel has exhibited, locally, nationally and internationally and has entered numerous art prizes; winning multiple awards. She has also exhibited her work at large public events including Floriade and the National Folk Festival.

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Some of the performers include:


Woden locals Pachamama is a Latin American band! They will inspire you with music both familiar and strange, speaking of love, longing and the fragile earth. Their music weaves the textures, colours and cultural richness of South America with vocal harmonies and a colourful platter of exotic folk instruments: the charango, tres, guitar, flute, zampona, mandolin, bouzouki and percussion.

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Devine Devilles

Singer/songwriters/musicians, Ali Penney and Dorothy-Jane, along with Dave Blanken, are the powerhouse Divine Devilles Trio. Three well-travelled souls, each with a swag of awards, a suitcase full of songs, hearts on their sleeves and a love of that sweet, swinging, shuffling, grooving place where Blues and Jazz meet. This trio have entertained audiences across Australasia with their award-winning vocals, keys, guitar, blues-harp and songs that draw on their lived experiences, plus bags of cheek, charm and pizazz! These people are hilarious! With hard luck tales enough to break your heart or knock you off your chair with laughter! Oh my gosh! From Aussie!”

– Jocelyn Aydon, Fringe West Films NZ

 Photo by Chris Walsh

Bellyup Bellydance

Bellyup Bellydance are a family friendly group that share the joy of bellydance with people of all ages and abilities. We are committed to keeping our classes fun and enjoyable and each individual dancer is valued for their contribution to the group

We need your support

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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