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 April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
(02) 6247-8736. firstname.lastname@example.org www.anca.net.au
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 ELAPSE – Ruby Aitchison, Cara Johnson and Thomas O’Hara an exhibition of mineral erosion, vegetable degradation and cellulose disintegration.
April 12 to 30 (opening Wed April 13, 6pm) Fire and Rain drawings by Sally Blake.
Ruby Aitchison, Untitled object, 50 x 111x 92cm
Thomas OHara, Greg’s Pergola, Oregon, 40 x 30 x 30cm
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5832. email@example.com dhg.anu.edu.au
Director: Terence Maloon.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 Interior Landscapes by Elisabeth Cummings.
April 20 to June 8 ANU Art Collection.
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, Prue Venables, Kenji Uranishi and Keiko Matsui porcelain group show.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005. email@example.com www.canberraglassworks.com
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 6 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
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438. firstname.lastname@example.org www.m16artspace.com.au
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 Gallery 1: m8 – Joel Arthur, Riley Beaumont, Chris Burton, Christopher Dalzell (Walrus), Rowan Kane, Mikhaila Jurkeiwicz, Milan Pintos-Lopez and Kael Stasce. Gallery 2: The Onlooker by Meg Keating and Samuel Johnstone. Read more… Gallery 3: Paradise Lost by Caroline Ambrus and Lucile Carson.
Megan Keating and Samuel Johnstone, The Onlooker, 2017, cut-out mock ups, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists
April 13 to 30 Gallery 1: Beyond Worlds and Words – Brooke Jarvis, Chris Ramsey, Julie Delves and Kate Bender. Gallery 2: Breathing Space by Ella Whateley. Gallery 3: New Work by Phil Alldis.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6270-8222. email@example.com 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, 2016, screenprint on tissue. Museum of Australian Democracy Collection
National Gallery Of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411. firstname.lastname@example.org www.nga.gov.au
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 17 Versailles: Treasures from the Palace.
To June Artists of the Great War.
To July Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Collection.
To Aug Worry will vanish revelation by Pipilotti Rist. Also, New art from the Philippines by Rodel Tapaya.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000. email@example.com www.portrait.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 Digital Portraiture Award 2016 – an annual display to extend traditional notions of portraiture and foster emerging artists with an interest in technology. Free entry.
April 1 to June 18 The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 – an exhibition of this year’s finalists selected from a national call-out for photographic portraits. Entry $10 adult, $8 concession, children under 18 are free.
Katrina Muir, Untitled, 2015, watercolour. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre
Foyer Gallery: Woman In A Wash Basket by Vee Malnar – reflections on mothering, multitasking and identity. Arts Lounge: Changing Tides: Waters Of The Past by Tracey Bensen photography, video and augmented reality.
Vee Malnar, HE SLEEPS IN A PRAM. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre
Tracey Bensen, Changing Tide.Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre
Margaret Hadfield Gallery & Studio
53 Colbee Court, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6282-3886. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Hadfield’s present focus is on Antarctica after teaching watercolour on a cruise for 2 1/2 months last year. Proficient in all mediums, and subjects.
Margaret Hadfield, 50 Shades of Blue #1. Courtesy the artist
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134. email@example.com www.strathnairn.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
March 30 to April 23 (opening Sat April 1, 4pm) Gallery 1: The Wizard of Oz life-size sculptures by Oliver Ayrton. Gallery 2: Waste Not by Eryka Garbutt. Garbutt a local Canberran artist is not restricted to just recycling materials, but likes to explore varied mediums and techniques. To be opened by Joan James.
April 27 to May 21 (opening Thurs April 27, 4pm) Gallery 1: Art in Miniature A.I.M Canberra Group exhibition. Gallery 2: Heat and Light an exploration of Ceramics and Photography by Jo Townsend and Jane Kelly. To be opened by Jo Holier.