Space Craft: Craft ACT Namadgi Residency Open Day

The 2019 Craft ACT Artist-in-Residency program is themed SPACE CRAFT, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing. Five artists are in residence this year, in three groups: Sabine Pagan & Rohan Nicol; Michelle Hallinan & Megan Watson; and Sean Booth.

Join them for a creative open day at the historic Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park.

Enjoy artist demonstrations and workshops and hear about the inspiration and interpretation of the park environment and its history. This is a unique chance to engage with acclaimed artists selected for this annual artist-in-residence program.

The Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre artist in residence program is supported by ACT Parks and Conservation Service. The 2018 research partner is the ANU School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Morning tea will be provided at Gudgenby Ready Cut Cottage. Please bring your own packed lunch and any snacks/drinks as required.

There are two ways to attend:
1. An ACT Parks and Conservation bus will take visitors from Civic Square to Namadgi.
2. You can drive yourself, meeting the bus at 9:45am at the Namadgi Visitors Centre to travel in convoy to the cottage. 
See below for more details.


1. Bus travel

The complementary bus has strictly limited seats. Bookings are essential. If you book and then cannot attend, please cancel your booking so that others may use the seats.

The bus will leave from Civic Square on London Circuit, opposite the Canberra Theatre. Guests will board the bus at 8:30am and departure is strictly at 8:45am.

2. Self-drive option

People may choose to drive their own cars and join the open day group at the Namadgi National Park Visitor Information Centre, Tharwa, at 9.45am. Bookings are essential for both bus and self-drive participants.

Ready-cut Cottage is located approximately 30km south of the Namadgi Visitor Centre, along Boboyan Road. Drivers must travel in with the group from the Namadgi Visitors Centre, but can leave individually.



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Book a bus ticket and join a group of like-minded people as you travel to beautiful Namadgi National Park on the ACT Parks and Conservations Service charter bus. The bus will depart from the bus zone at 180 London Circuit, Canberra City near Civic Square. Departure time is 8.30am. We will return at 3.40pm.

Alternatively, you may choose to drive your own car and meet the group at the Namadgi National Park Visitor Information Centre, Tharwa, at 9.45am.

Bookings are essential for bus and self-drive participants.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact with any questions or call Craft ACT on 6262 9333.

What should I bring?

Morning tea will be provided at Gudgenby Ready Cut Cottage. Please bring your own packed lunch and any snacks/drinks as required. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket.

What are the workshops?

Space Craft: The Orbit pendant . Jewellery workshop with Rohan Nicol and Sabine Pagan.

Drawing workshop with Michelle Hallinan & Megan Watson.

Discussion on Light – Catch a Photon. Photography/discussion workshop with Sean Booth.

Photo: Readycut Cottage. Image: 5 Foot Photography