April 14

GROWING UP PLANNED

Virginia Rigney and Roger Benjamin

Virginia Rigney and Roger Benjamin

ACT Attorney General and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development Simon Corbell opened the latest CCAS contribution to Canberra’s Centenary last night, Imprint Growing Up Planned. In way this exhibition is a snapshot of the future. Imagine growing up and being educated in Canberra during the 50s, 60s and 70s then leaving for greener pastures : how might you look at that time some 40-50 years later ?   Growing Up Planned has all the answers and much more as 8 artists, architects, designers and writers return to their roots having produced works in many media. Virginia Rigney who is one of this group produced a fascinating exhibition that sheds light on the changes that have taken place since the days of the National Capital Development Commission and the ways that Canberra’s “children” interpret their time here. Its an exhibition that highlights the hopes and dreams, ups and downs, of some of Canberra’s early residents. The exhibition taps into to a time of optimism that many argue was lost in the late 1970s.  In a year that Canberra is doing some serious reflection this is a show where you can make up your own mind with a little help from old friends. There are perceptive works by Roger Benjamin, Tony Clark, Daniel Flood, Claire Freer, Clint Hurrell, Antony Moulis, Jonathan Nichols and Bruce Reynolds all of which deal in different ways with the National Capital mythology … at CCAS Gorman House until 18 May.This project was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program

Antony Moulis, Bruce Reynolds, David Broker and Sylvia

Antony Moulis, Bruce Reynolds, David Broker and Sylvia

Clint Hurrell and Ann Cleary

Clint Hurrell and Ann Cleary

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Gladys Rigney, Jocelyn and John Clark

Anni and Alex

Anni and Alex

Robyn and Bala

Robyn and Bala

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Tessa, Elaine and Mac

Virginia Rigney, David Broker, Roger Benjamin, Jonathan Nichols and Bruce Reynolds

Virginia Rigney, David Broker, Roger Benjamin, Jonathan Nichols and Bruce Reynolds