Image: Sue Lovegrove (courtesy of Helen Maxwell Gallery)
The Australian National Capital Artists Gallery and Studio complex in Dickson celebrates its 15th anniversary in Dec 2007. This exhibition brings together past members of ANCA to survey the many artists that have worked and developed their practices at ANCA. In the Fold celebrates 15 years of exhibitions in the ANCA Gallery and coincides with the redevelopment of the ANCA Past Member web archive, which can be seen by clicking this link
Rachel Bowak, Lorna Crane, Leanne Crisp, Jodie Cunningham, Marion East, Berendina De Ruiter, Cecile Galiazzo, Lizzie Hall, Cherrylynn Holmes, Tess horwitz, Mark Kobal, Wayne Kotzur, Jenny Lawrence (1960-2007), Julie Love, Sue Lovegrove, Joy McDonald, Julian McLucas, Ann McMahon, Janet Meaney, Suzanne Moss, Martin Paull, Patsy Payne, Gilbert Reidelbauch, Brenda Runnegar, Julie Ryder, Faye Skyring, Tony Steel, Amanda Stuart, Irma Trickett, Iona Walshe, Ruth Waller and Naomi Zower.
Works by Sue Lovegrove and Patsy Payne are presented courtesy of Helen Maxwell Gallery.
In the context of this exhibition, being “in the fold” is to a part of ANCA’s community of artists. The show bends the fabric of time to bring together tenants that have practiced from ANCA studios during differing time periods over the last fifteen years. The “fold” is a metaphor used for its social, temporal and nurturing references.
ANCA was established to support the professional and artistic development of emerging artists in particular. More than 200 established and emerging artists have worked in the well designed, adaptable studio spaces, while the gallery program, in the past year alone, has exhibited work by 90 artists in 24 shows.
Tenants new to ANCA find friendship and acceptance from their peers. For new artists especially the experience is profoundly affirming in a professional sense and nurturing to the artistic spirit. An atmosphere of quiet industry encourages productivity at ANCA and fine examples if dedicated practice, innovation and artistic excellence can be found in every quarter. For fifteen years ANCA has been a wellspring of visual arts activity. In the Fold celebrates the anniversary. For fifteen years ANCA has been a wellspring of visual arts activity. In the Fold celebrates the anniversary.
Curator, Ann McMahon, ANCA Gallery Development Officer, 2007