September 2021 Listings

ACT art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

Civic Inner North

ANCA Gallery
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
(02) 6247-8736.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To Sept 12 of soap and stone by Kati Gorgenyi, Fran Romano and Melinda Brouwer.

Fran Romano, Loculus IV, 2021, midfire ceramic, black stain, underglaze colour, copper leaf and oxide, found housebricks, 28 × 30 × 15cm. Photograph: Andrew Sikorski. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Sept 22 to Oct 3 Human, Jewellery, Human by Jonathon Zalakos.

Jonathon Zalakos, Self Portrait, 2021, digital photograph, 1000 × 1500px. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed some public hols, call to confirm.
To Nov 6 Spowers & Syme – Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme. Spowers & Syme presents the changing face of interwar Australia through the perspective of two remarkable women artists.

Craft ACT
Craft + Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun, Mon and public hols.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic, Canberra City 2601.
(02) 6262-8448, 0416-249-102.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.


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 Oct 17 Still in my Mind by Brenda L Croft.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Beaver Galleries is Canberra’s largest private gallery. Three spacious galleries, plus a dedicated print room, sculpture garden and gallery shop feature outstanding work by contemporary Australian artists.
Aug 26 to Sept 19 The first dance paintings and works on paper by Graeme Drendel.
Also, Landscape in sculpture by Denese Oates.

Graeme Drendel, The silence, watercolour on paper, 28 × 30.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries


Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. See website for updates.
To Sept 5 Local Canberra offers an opportunity to explore the present and future of design through the work of five designers – Emma Elizabeth, Tom Fereday, Tom Skeehan, Andrew Simpson and Anna Varendorff. Local Canberra will acknowledge the importance of design in today’s culture and recognise those designers whose talent, vision and desire to innovate, will set a standard for the future. The imagination, diversity, and techniques on display will attest to the crucial role these five designers have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage.

Andrew Simpson, requiem for a cathode ray (concept), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Sept 16 to Oct 24 Net Worth – Louis Grant, Jessica Murtagh and Madisyn Zabel. Net Worth showcases three emerging artists working in glass. Each provide a unique commentary on today’s expectations of self-worth, perceived worth and financial worth, and how evolving values may guide our future.

Jessica Murtagh, Centerlink Amphora, 2021, blown glass. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 3 to 19 Gallery 1: A Journal of the Plague Year – Susan Chancellor, Susan Banks and Phil Page. Gallery 2: Interplay by Di Broomhall. Gallery 3: Conversations with My-Self and Others by Lisa Stonham.

Di Broomhall, Float (detail), 2021, pigment on linen, 122 × 182cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Sept 24 to Oct 10 Gallery 1: Interweaving Passion by Del Cooley and Caroline Deeble. Gallery 2: Strange Loop by Georgina Campbell. Gallery 3: Fade Away by Elizabeth Ficken.

Georgina Campbell, Mountain with lights, 2016, inkjet print, 61 × 91cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Please check website for updates before visiting and to view the full exhibition program.
To Jan 26, 2022 Part two: Know My Name Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.

Elisabeth Cummings, The Green Mango B and B, 2006. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2013. © Elisabeth Cummings/Copyright Agency. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Visit the website for hours.
To Nov 7 Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021.

Marzena Wasikowska, A Covid kind of day, 2020, digital print. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

Greater Canberra

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.  (02) 6228-1988.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 15 to Oct 10 Folly of Man – Wrong Way Go Back! – a solo online exhibition by Karen Chappelow.