March 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. ACT art galleries and their March 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


Civic Inner North

ANCA Gallery
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
(02) 6247-8736.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 1 to 19 (opening Wed March 1, 6pm) Limiting Entropy – a collaboration between poet Lachlan Brown and painter Tony Curran.
March 22 to April 9 (opening Wed March 22, 6pm) ELAPSE – Ruby Aitchison, Cara Johnson and Thomas O’Hara.

Tony Curran, Just not enough blue to hold it down, 2017, oil on linen, 113.5 x 83.5cm Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon Arts House
Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 1 BLAZE XI, curated by Sally Brand.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Craft Act
Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333.
To March 25 History Repeated – a group exhibition inspired by the theme of the 2017 Ausglass conference, (r)evolve.

The Front Gallery & Café
Shop 3, 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham 2602.
(02) 6249-8453.
Visit website for exhibitions.

The Garage
36 Giles Street, Kingston 2604.
The Garage is an independent project presenting exhibitions in non-traditional art spaces across Canberra.

Watson Arts Centre
1 Aspinall Street, Watson
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 13 Bald Archy Prize 2017 – finalists exhibition.

Acton NewActon

ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5832.
Director: Terence Maloon.
Free admission.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 Interior Landscapes by Elisabeth Cummings. Read more…

Elisabeth Cummings, Shearer’s Kitchen, Mt Murchison, 2011, oil on canvas, 166 x 200cm. Pauline Hunter Collection. Courtesy the artist and ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

Elisabeth Cummings, Interior, 2001, oil on canvas, 120 x 200cm. Collection of Regina and Philip Law. Courtesy the artist and ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

ANU School of Art Gallery
105 Childers Street, Acton 2602.
(02) 6125-5841.
During Main Gallery exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon and public hols.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294
Fax (02) 6281-1315.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
Canberra’s largest private gallery featuring regular exhibitions of contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, glass and ceramics by established and emerging Australian artists.
March 9 to 26 Strange couplings assemblages by Alex Asch.
Also, from the air prints by Michael Schlitz.

Alex Asch, Totems for an Atheist, reclaimed materials, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Michael Schlitz, Secret Garden, edition of 8, woodcut on kozo paper, 65 x 97.5cm

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 25 Defining Moments by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock – an exhibition acknowledging the moments of success and of disaster that demonstrate the pivotal role each has played in the journey of two artists, Curtis and Schwarzrock, and their individual and combined impact on the Australian studio glass world. Curated by Aimee Frodsham. Read more…

Matthew Curtis, Tessellated Hexagon Section, blood red, 2016, hot and fused glass, stainless steel, 42 x 47 x 22cm. Photograph: Rob Little.

April 5 to May 28 (opening Wed April 5, 6pm) Tom Rowney and Zeljko Markov – an exhibition exploring the concepts of highly-skilled making; form, finish and thought. Both artists reference traditional forms and techniques within their chosen medium, glass (Rowney) and furniture (Markov). Curated by Jane Cush. Floor talk: Sat April 29, 2pm.

Tom Rowney, Low Black, Forty Eight, 2012, blown glass, 17 x 44 x 44cm. Photograph: Rob Little

East Space
Commonwealth Place, Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, Parkes 2600.
Daily 12.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to 12 (opening Wed April 5, 6-8pm) Caren Florance (etc): Reading Spaces: artist books | poetry | poetics.
Also participating in the You Are Here Festival;

Caren Florance and Angela Gardner, detail from Working Papers: torrent, 2015-17, letterpress on paper

Caren Florance and Angela Gardner, detail from Working Papers: torrent, 2015-17, letterpress on paper

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 2 to 19 Gallery 1a: 8 Paintings by Yanni Pounartzis. Gallery 1b: Kinetic Light by John Carolan and Dominic Aldis. Gallery 2: Faded Crush by U.K. Frederick. Gallery 3: Time Takes Too Much Time by Dean Cross.

Yanni Pounartzis, Untitled, 2017, oil on polyester, 55 x 55cm

March 23 to April 9 Gallery 1: M8 – Joel Arthur, Riley Beaumont, Ned Bott, Chris Burton, Christopher Dalzell (Warlus), Rowan Kane, Milan Pintos-Lopez and Kael Stasce. Gallery 2: The Onlooker by Meg Keating and Samuel Johnstone. Gallery 3: Paradise Lost by Caroline Ambrus and Lucille Carson.

Megan Keating and Samuel Johnstone, Wittness (image still), 2016, animation video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artists University of Tasmania and MARS Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph: courtesy of the artists

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues to Sat 9.30 to 5.00.
To March 4 ENGAGE: Community Posters – a poster exhibition supported by The Australian Cultural Fund.

Nancy Sever Gallery
4/6 Kennedy Street, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6239-5434.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.

National Gallery Of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 17 Versailles: Treasures from the Palace.

The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles. © Jose Ignacio Soto /

To June Artists of the Great War.
To July Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Collection.
26 May to 10 September Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial.

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6262-1111.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 13 The Popular Pet Show – this show expresses the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrates their trusting, unpretentious ways. Tickets are $10/$8 available at the door and online
To April 9 Digital Portraiture Award 2016 – an annual event to extend traditional notions of portraiture and foster emerging artists with an interest in new technology.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 5 Main Gallery and Arts Lounge: Intrinsic Properties/ Inherent Vice – Stevie Fieldsend, Michaela Gleave, Anna McMahon, Kenzee Patterson, Sandra Selig, Patrick Pound and Yhonnie Scarce, curated by Holly Williams. Foyer Gallery: ONTOGENESIS – Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Kate Nixon, John White and Madisyn Zabel.
March 11 to April 2 (opening Fri March 10, 5.30pm) Main Gallery: EBB AND FLOW: Untethered – Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association. Foyer: Both Sides Of The Fence by Robert Bleyerveen. Arts Lounge: Sweety by Belinda Jessup and Melanie Olde, curated by Felicity Harmey. A homage to the decadence, frivolity, beauty and expression of couturier Christian Lacroix.

Canberra ArtWorks
8 Townshend, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6162 4444.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
March 2 to 28 Canberra’s Feminist Strength – “a token few” portraits by Julie McCarron-Benson.

Artwork by Julie McCarron-Benson

Margaret Hadfield Gallery & Studio
53 Colbee Court, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6282-3886.
Mon-Sat 9.30 to 5.30.
Artist’s own gallery and work space.
Quality artists supplies at a better price.
Classes are held here as well. Hadfield has an eye for light and her passion is military history, winner of the inaugaural Gallipoli Art Prize and finalist many times. Some of her ‘Gallipoli’ series have been exhibited internationally by the Australian Government. Hadfield paints in all mediums, her present focus is on the light of Antarctica.

Margaret Hadfield, Magellenic penguin babes, oil. Courtesy the artist

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 5 Painting & Photography by Jenny Mason and Nathan Kellett.
March 8 to 26 Gallery 1 & 2: All Sorts by Katie Volter & Co. – a group exhibition.
Sat March 25 Shibori & Indigo Dying Workshop with Joan James.
March 30 to April 23 Gallery 1: The Wizard of Oz by Oliver Ayrton.

Ann Florance, Sunset on the Nullarbor

Jenny Robins, Queanbeyan Weir