Canberra’s planned arts precinct divides opinions

A new precinct in the ACT draws arts organisations together into a new Kingston development but not all artists are happy about it.
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Artist’s mock-up of the Kingston Arts Precinct. Image supplied.

A new $50 million development for arts organisations will be created in the lakeside suburb of Kingston, with the contract awarded to property development company Geocon, according to The Canberra Times. The facility will house seven existing arts organisations – including Canberra Glassworks, Megalo, M16 Artspace, Craft ACT, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, PhotoAccess and ArtSound – along with accommodation for visiting artists.

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George Dunford
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George Dunford is Content Director at ArtsHub and Screenhub. He has written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. Twitter: @Hack_packer Instagram: george.dunford LinkedIn: george-dunford