The Alight After Dark Exhibition is the inaugural event of a collective of Canberra-born creatives who graduated from Narrabundah College in the late 80s. Event organiser Mags Stewart says:

‘This exhibition celebrates the artistic lives of fourteen people from the subcultures of Canberra of the 1980s. It explores how coming from that place and time has shaped us and who we are now.

Some are currently professionals in the visual arts and some have created privately for decades. The show incorporates works from landscape painting to crafted textiles to a post-apocalyptic vehicle and photographic and sculptural responses to last year’s fire season.

In Australia, respect and support for the arts can often feel tenuous and conditional as the events of 2020 demonstrated so starkly. I want to illuminate the very necessary role creativity plays in everyone’s life, especially in challenging times such as now.

The exhibition opening is 6-8pm Fri 19th Feb at Digital Content Studios in Queanbeyan (rsvp to and will be open to the public 12-4pm Saturday 20th and 10-1pm Sunday 21st.