September 23


Patricia Picinnini Skywhale, 2013 hot air balloon 3400 x 2300 x 2000 cm

BOOK LAUNCH: How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital, Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak

Celebrating Anni’s first book How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital, Alex Sloan, Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak and Deborah Clark will pay homage to Canberra’s arts community and rich history.

Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak has lived and worked in most Australian cities and throughout Asia where her practice during the 1980s and 1990s included performance, filmmaking and community involvement. Over the last two decades in Canberra she has curated more than 40 exhibitions. She is the Australian lead and co-curator of the project Curating Canberra Brasilia: un/planned a/symmetries. ‘How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital’ is her first book.

Deborah Clark is an independent art historian who has worked as a curator, editor, writer and lecturer in Australia for thirty-five years, much of it in Canberra where she has been an active member of the visual arts community since the late 1980s.


How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital is proudly published by ANU Press. It can be bought or downloaded from

We would like to thank CCAS who have generously supported this event. Patrons will be invited to view CCAS’s annual emerging artists exhibition ‘Blaze 14 2020’, supported by NCA.

Information for Attendees

  • Due to covid restrictions RSVPs are essential. Upon arrival patrons will be required to provide their first name, and mobile number to enter.
  • Paid parking is available adjacent to Questacon.
  • Books will be available to purchase on the night.



More information:

Sally Pryor ‘The little punk gallery’: how Canberra found its artistic heartbeat

Canberra Times 18 September 2020