Canberra has a vibrant art and craft scene and for a good taste of what there is on offer, get along the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, held every Sunday. If you want something unique or original that’s the place to get it. While there, the Canberra Glass Works is right next door with some very beautiful pieces on show and for sale, and you can watch the artists in action blowing and molding the glass.
To see more artists in action, it’s a short walk from Civic to both the Ainslie Arts Centre and the Gorman Arts Centre located in the same complex. You might also like to check out The Hamlet, the Craft Design Centre and the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Apart from the major national institutions, a host of smaller private galleries in Canberra specialise in painting, sculpture, jewellery and artistic creations in all mediums. You may just pick up some bargains. Check out the Beaver Galleries, the ANU Drill Hall Gallery and the Silk Road Gallery.
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