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 May 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968. www.cmag.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
May 13 to Aug 20 the land: a 20 year survey by Kirstie Rea.
Craft Act Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333. email@example.com www.craftact.org.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To May 13 Curious Tales – A journey through form, and Artist-in-Residence: arts, heritage and the environment 10 Year anniversary celebration.
May 26 to July 8 Emerging Contemporaries. Also, Next by Christian Hall.
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294. firstname.lastname@example.org www.beavergalleries.com.au
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.
April 27 to May 14 John Pratt – works on paper.
Also, New Porcelain – Prue Venables, Kenji Uranishi and Keiko Matsui – porcelain group show. Read more…
Keiko Matsui, Kintsugi bowl, Arita porcelain, clear glaze with cobalt, lacquer and gold pigment powder, 12 x 20.5 x 20.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries, Australian Capital Territory
May 18 to June 4 Le Monde: observations of place woodcuts by Julian Laffan.
Also, Tread carefully porcelain by Julie Bartholomew.
Julian Laffan, Nastoriun Temple Mongolia, woodcut, gouache and pencil on birch ply, 21 x 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries
Julie Bartholomew, Subversive Botanica Ziera Prostrata, porcelain, 24 x 58 x 9cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries
India Zegan, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes [I], 2015-2016, pencil on archival Fabriano watercolour paper 200gsm, 150 x 100cm. Photograph: Felicity Jenkins. Courtesy the artist
India Zegan, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes [II], 2016, pencil on archival Fabriano watercolour paper 200gsm, 150 x 100cm. Photograph: Felicity Jenkins. Courtesy the artist
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005. email@example.com www.canberraglassworks.com
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 28 Tom Rowney and Zeljko Markov – a joint exhibition exploring concepts of highly skilled making, form, finish and thought. Curated by Jane Cush. Floor talk: Sat April 29, 2pm.
June 8 to Aug 7 The Chandelier Show – Christine Atkins, Scott Chaseling, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Knight, Kate Nixon, Tom Rowney and Wendy Dawes, John and Ruth White. Curated by Jane Cush.
Tom Rowney, Low Black Forty Eight, 2012, blown glass, 17 x 44 x 44cm diameter. Photograph: Rob Little
June 10 to 18 Hindmarsh Prize 2017 – recognises excellence and promotes appreciation of the world-class artists working in glass who live and practice in the ACT and region.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6270-8222. firstname.lastname@example.org www.moadoph.gov.au
Adults $2, Child/conc $1, Family $5.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 2018 onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers by Alison Alder. Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in onetoeight, a contemporary art exhibition. Through the portraits, patterned wallpaper honouring the prime minister’s wives and a Term-O-Meter animation tracking the amount of time each PM spent in parliament, Alder gives us a sense of our nation’s history that is lively, dynamic and parallels the present day.
Alison Alder, No 007 Hughes, 2016, screenprint on tissue. Museum of Australian Democracy Collection
Alison Alder, No 008 Bruce (detail), 2016, screenprint on tissue. Museum of Australian Democracy Collection
Peggy Patrick OAM, Loomoogoo Ngarranggarni (Blue Tongue Lizard Dreaming), natural ochres and pigments on canvas, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Nancy Sever Gallery, Australian Capital Territory
National Gallery Of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411. email@example.com www.nga.gov.au
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June Artists of the Great War.
To July Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Collection. To Aug 20 Pipilotti Rist: Worry will vanish revelation, and Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Philippines.
May 26 to Sept 10 Defying Empire: National Indigenous Art Triennial. Read more…
Brenda L. Croft, shut/mouth/scream (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney and National Gallery of Australia, Australian Capital Territory
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000. firstname.lastname@example.org www.portrait.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 18 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 exhibition. See 49 of the year’s best photographic portraits in this annual prize open to both amateur and professional photographers. The NPPP celebrates contemporary photographic portraiture from across the country, with the winner awarded $25,000. Entry $10/$8.
Charlie White, Georgia and Angus (Australian Gothic), 2016. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery
Margaret Hadfield Gallery & Studio
53 Colbee Court, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6282-3886. email@example.com www.hadfieldgallery.com
Mon-Sat 9.30 to 5.30.
One of few artists own gallery and studio, with paintings largely inspired by the Canberra region. Classes are held here as well. Margaret Hadfield has an eye for light and is notably a master of the sea as well.
Through May Margaret’s ’50 Shades Of Blue’ Series from Antarctic voyages as well as water in seascapes and Lake Burley Griffin reflections etc.
Margaret Hadfield, Misty Morning #2, oil on stretched canvas, 40 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134. firstname.lastname@example.org www.strathnairn.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 27 to May 21 (opening Thurs April 27, 4pm) Gallery 1: Art in Miniature – Camelia Smith & A.I.M Canberra Group exhibition. Gallery 2: (opening Thurs April 27, 4.30pm) Heat and Light by Jo Townsend and Jane Kelly.
May 18 to June 18 Woolshed Gallery: SQUARES – 10th Annual People’s Choice Exhibition.
May 25 to June 11 (opening Thurs May 25, 4pm) Gallery 1: Click & Capture 2017 – U3A Camera Club.