In 2016 the team at Tuggeranong Arts started to work thematically across all program areas.
By setting an annual theme that has relevance to the strategic goals of the organisation and encourages creative discourse, regarding relevant political and social topics, we hoped to inspire artists and audiences alike, to work with the theme.
The Tuggeranong Arts Centre will continue to work thematically and by doing so engage with interest groups and individuals, artists and performers, who wish to work with us to explore the theme through arts and cultural development.
For 2019 our theme shifts to Contra
‘Contra’ will encourage artists, creative participants and audiences to explore a myriad of topics and creative disciplines.
What happens when we work against, in spite of and outside of the expected? The theme will allow for exploration of otherness and the complex meaning of connectedness in a world electronically connected , yet the connectedness to one-self and others seems to become more difficult and fragmented as we move into a challenging future.