Ainslie+Gorman brings together a creative and continuous arts community that is open to all. We add value to Canberra’s culture and create opportunities to inspire, support and connect artists and audiences.

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An old black and white photograph. Three women sit on the lawns of Gorman House with their laundry drying in the background.

Gorman 100
Your Stories, Our History

Gorman Arts Centre (formerly Gorman House) was built in 1924. Originally a hostel for public servants, this central heritage-listed facility holds a rich and layered history where people have lived, worked, performed and explored their creativity.

To celebrate its centenary, we are collecting stories, from the mundane to the controversial, about Gorman, to celebrate its rich history. We need your help to make this possible!

If you have a story you’d like to share, or know someone that might, please share this project.

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Artist in Residence: Leila Frijat

Q+A with Leila where discusses her practice, inspirations and fixations and what’s in store for the future.

“I’m also drawn to works that attempt to translate data/information/experience from one medium to another and how art attempts to communicate intangible experience.”

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