Gunning has a proud agricultural history together with a growing population of artists, artisans and crafters.
A number of Gunning arts practitioners and community cultural groups have banded together to create a community-run multi-event Gunning Arts Festival.
We hope you enjoy all the creativity Gunning has to offer at the online 2021 Gunning Arts Festival.
The Picture House Gallery & Bookshop is located in the historic Art Deco building of the Coronation Theatre c.1937. The gallery has been trading since 2003 and offers a second hand bookshop and a wonderful collection of original paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and ceramics by local and interstate artists.
The aims of Creative Gunning Inc. are to Foster & encourage the art and craft community in the Gunning region; Provide members with a friendly & supportive network of art & craft enthusiasts; Share skills & expertise in art & craft activities.
Gunning Focus Group was established in 1998 with assistance from Southern Tablelands Arts to provide access to the arts for the local Gunning region and for “beautification” of Gunning village.
We create and present events and activities that holistically integrate voice, body, text and music. In 2020, a new not-for-profit entity was launched - Music Theatre Projects Ltd. Its primary focus is on development of new works from a base in the ACT region.
Gunning District Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of past and present history of Gunning and the surrounding district, including records, relics and landmarks. Volunteers open Pye Cottage Museum to visitors, tour groups and our local school students with displays of a bygone era. We have collaborated on well-attended book and film launches and historic place improvement.
Gunning District Landcare is open to all people with an interest in sustainable farming and healthy environments. We work towards making our farms, properties, homes and public spaces economically and environmentally sustainable. The overriding principle guiding Gunning District Landcare’s activities is that the environment and production are intertwined.