There were many impressive craft shows in Canberra in 2021 with more to come in 2022

By Kerry-Anne Cousins
December 31 2021 - 2:00pm
Cathy Franzi, Alpine Marsh Marigold 1. Picture: Supplied

It would take a person braver than I am to predict with certainty events on the visual arts calendar for 2022. Certainly 2021 has been a year of lost opportunities and disappointments with many exhibitions cancelled or postponed and many artists struggling both personally and professionally. There have, however, been unexpected gains with galleries putting more effort into their online presence and using the internet to promote the work of artists online. And looking back on the year I am surprised to find that despite lockdowns there have been some excellent exhibitions.