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Antoinette Karsten, India. Incense and spice, Photograph, 2020

Around Gungahlin, Around the World


March 20
March 28
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Gungahlin Library
Corner of Hibberson &, Gozzard St
Gungahlin, ACT 2912 Australia
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Gungahlin Arts

Around Gungahlin, Around the World is a series of photographs by Antoinette Karsten, commissioned through the Art in Place program and featuring people who have migrated from all over the world and now call Gungahlin home.  View these glimpses into the diverse lives of local residents at the Gungahlin Library from 20-28 March as part of the Celebrate Gungahlin Artist Showcase.



We should have known in our first weeks here in Gungahlin, when some of our kids’ first friends were Chinese and Korean and our neighbours were Sri-Lankan, that we just moved into a vibrantly varied cultural environment.

And so it was. This project provided a very special glimpse into the daily lives, celebrations and dreams of some of our culturally diverse friends and fellow Gungahlin residents, and presents fragments of their life stories as hints to both our peculiarities and similarities.

Why travel? Make friends in Gungahlin and experience the world in a nutshell.

For Barbara, who moved from Gungahlin to Germany


Exhibition Viewing Times:

Saturday 20 March, 10am–4pm
Sunday 21 March, 12–4pm

Monday 22 March, 10am–5:30pm
Tuesday 23 March,10am–5:30pm
Wednesday 24 March, 10am–8pm
Thursday 25 March, 10am–5:30pm
Friday 26 March, 10am–5:30pm
Saturday 27 March, 10am–4pm
Sunday 28 March, 12–4pm


View the works online here from 20-28 March 2021


Image: Antoinette Karsten, India. Incense and spice (detail), Photograph, 2020