April 2018 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 April 2018 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.
To April 8 Paper, Scissors, Rock – recent works on paper by Julie Bradley, richly layered with meaning and symbolism stones have been used to represent strength and permanence, as well as to celebrate and memorialise. Bradley’s images contrast the ephemerality and permanence of stones.

Julie Bradley, Stone Upon Stone, 2017, mixed media, 76 x 57cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

April 11 to 29 (opening Wed April 11, 6pm) Why painting and why photorealism? by Patrick Larmour – through painting installation and video, Larmour explores our various relationships to ephemeral consumer objects and the claims they lay on our time and bodies.

Patrick Larmour, Why painting and why photorealism? (made in vietnam), 2017, engraved text on tin, 35 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 14 Blaze Twelve – Luke Aleksandrow, Riley Beaumont, Rowan Kane, Sanne Koelemij and Mei-Lynn Wilkinson, curated by Alexander Boynes.
April 27 to June 23 Obsessive Compulsion – Jodie Cunningham, Michele England, U.K Frederick, Ann McMahon and Suzanne Moss, curated by David Broker.

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.
April 7 to Sept 30 Tiki takeover: Tikis from the collection of Nicky Gallagher.

Craft ACT
Craft and 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.
To May 5 Marilou Chagnaud.
Also, Transitions.

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

Nancy Sever Gallery
Gorman Arts Centre, B Hall, cnr Batman and Currong streets, Braddon 2604.
(02) 6182-0055.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

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 8 Incommensurable. Also, Jacqueline Bradley.
April 13 to June 3 Missing in action by Peter Maloney.

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

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
April 20 to July 22 (opening Fri April 20, 6pm) The Inner Apartment is an exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art that explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and mundane featuring works by  Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes. The Inner Apartment explores the ways in which ordinarily private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside-out and compelled into the public domain. Curated by Nur Shkembi. Presented in association with the National Museum of Australia.

Hoda Afshar, Twofold, 2014

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (members 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 12 to 29 Causeway paintings by Judith White.
Also, studio glass by Jeremy Lepisto.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to 15 Skye Jamieson solo show.
April 19 to 29 Material Fixations by Rachel Powell.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to June 3 (opening Wed April 4, 6pm) Genius Loci – a group exhibition. The landscape is a rich starting point for the exploration of a broad variety of topics. From the connection to Country of Australia’s First Peoples through to the contemporary re-imagining of what a landscape is, artists celebrate the beauty, power and fragility of the natural world. In this exhibition the artists share a common interest in landscape. Working with glass they respond in a variety of ways to challenge the viewer’s perception of what is often regarded as a stylistically rigid genre.

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Gallery 1: Up We Go by Phillip Frankcombe. Gallery 2: ArtFlux – Trevor Lewis, Jeanette Zvargulis, Lee-Anne Jeffcoat, Jo-Anne Hogan, Jacqui Wilkinson and Christine Jarrett.

Christine Jarrett, Fluccs, 2017, still from video loop. Courtesy the artist

Also, Earth Dreaming by Barbara Hiscock-Laszuk.
April 12 to 29 Gallery 1a: Perception by Kate Bender and Janet Angus. Gallery 1b and Gallery 2: Unreal – Casey Crockford, Chloe Gray, Alex Hobba, Kon Kudo, Josh Owen, Luis Power and Rebecca Worth. Gallery 3: Bird Years by Ellen Sleeman-Taylor.

Janet Angus, Untitled, 2017, print

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues to Sat 9.30 to 5.00.

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 29 Arthur Streeton: The Art of War.

Arthur Streeton, Troops bathing, Glisy 1918, oil on canvas. Private collection

To May 27 David Hockney: prints. March 30 to July 22 Cartier: The Exhibition.
Through April, Art Deco.
Also, Infinite conversations: Asian-Australian artistic exchange.

Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres & Nathan Beard, The ambassadors, 2012, pigment print
Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia. Gift of the artist 2013

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 June 17 National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) 2018 – an annual exhibition selected from a national field of entries of aspiring and professional portrait photographers. Read more…
To Sept 9 Express Yourself – this collection draws attention to portraits of Australians whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes.

Brett Canet-Gibson, Bodie, 2017, digital print

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to 29 Twitter Art Exhibition 2018 – ‘Through art we can change the world’. A curated fundraising exhibition.

Tributary Projects
Unit 9 Molonglo Mall, 105 Newcastle Street , Fyshwick 2609.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.