The Belconnen Community Gallery is at the heart of the Belconnen Community Centre. The gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the work of local artists, BCS program participants, and community groups.
BCS has developed several community driven exhibition series that provide supported opportunities for local artists to exhibit their work in the Belconnen Community Gallery.
The Springboard Series exhibits works by emerging artists as part of the ANU School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme. The RESPECT series runs from Reconciliation Week in May until NAIDOC week in July. This series showcases the art of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as part of BCS’s commitment to reconciliation. Piece of Mind is a series of exhibitions by people who use their art as a tool to achieve peace of mind. The series runs from Mental Health Week in October until International Day of People With Disability in December.
These, and the other dynamic exhibitions hosted by the Belconnen Community Gallery each year, demonstrate and celebrate the diverse artistic talents of our community.
Situated in the Belconnen Community Centre, the Belconnen Community Gallery is an affordable alternative to commercial galleries focused on providing a balance of amateur, professional, and community based exhibitions. The Belconnen Community Gallery is dedicated to presenting work by local and emerging artists and arts groups.
BCS supports the gallery through its well-established marketing and publicity activities. Exhibition information is emailed regularly to around 700 subscribers including local media. Belconnen Community Gallery also has its own Facebook group
Exhibitions in the Belconnen Community Gallery can attract a more diverse audience than in a stand-alone gallery. Many regular visitors to the gallery are community centre users, including children from Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre and their families, people living with disability or mental illness who attend BCS programs, and people attending gym programs and social groups.
Works are displayed for a minimum booking period of two weeks.
Time / Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Out of hours exhibition openings are by prior arrangement, usually on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.
Cost: Commercial and Government $225 per week, not for profit $175 per week (minimum hire, two weeks)
Phone: BCS reception 02 6264 0232