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 November 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Melinda Heal, Canberra Blues, 2014, chemical dyes on various kinds of silk, yῡzen and katazome techniques, 6 panels – dimensions variable
Nov 15 to Dec 3 (opening Wed Nov 15, 6pm) Bio Mimic – works by five Canberran artists, united by the twin themes of ‘bio-mimesis’ and ‘vesselsis’ – Alexandra Frasersmith, Angela Bakker, Danielle Day, Sarah Murphy and Tara Bromham.
Sarah Murphy, Still Life, 2017, stainless steel, dimensions variable. Photograph: Angela Bakker
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.
To Feb 25, 2018 Eirene Mort: a livelihood. Eirene Mort an advocate and proponent of the use of Australian materials and motifs in decorative arts at the beginning of the 20th Century. The story at the heart of this exhibition is of a prolific artist, collaborator, teacher, writer, family historian and a ‘new woman’ pursuing a profession in the arts at the beginning of the 20th century.
Eirene Mort, Mort Family Estate, c. 1900, image reproduction RLDI. Courtesy Canberra Museum
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5841. firstname.lastname@example.org dhg.anu.edu.au
Director: Terence Maloon.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Active Seeing by Liz Coates – the first comprehensive survey exhibition of artwork by Liz Coats celebrating more than 40 years of continuous art making.
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294. email@example.com 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.
Nov 2 to 19 Silver Lining works on paper by Melinda Schawel.
Also, Stories, Family, Place ceramics by Anita McIntyre.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005. firstname.lastname@example.org www.canberraglassworks.com
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 14, 2018 Home is where the heat is – studio artists exhibition. To celebrate our tenth anniversary, Canberra Glassworks will showcase site-specific works by our studio artists. Curator Jane Cush has invited artists who have taught, hired, worked in residence, or from a studio at Canberra Glassworks to respond to the unique architecture and design features of the historic Kingston Power House. The whole of Canberra Glassworks will be activated, including niches rarely seen by the public, throughout the building. Floor talk: Sat Oct 28, 2pm. Art After Dark: Fri Nov 10, 6-9pm. Torchlight Tours will run on the hour, every hour, with the Inner South Arts Hub.
Simon Maberley, Clean Coal, 2015, blown glass. Photograph: Simon Maberley
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438. email@example.com www.m16artspace.com.au
Gallery Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Office Tues, Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 9 to 26 Gallery 1: Tar Love – What Lies Beneath by Chris Holly. Gallery 2: Bled by Scott Pollock. Gallery 3: KW@N3$ by Mimi Fairall.
Nov 30 to Dec 15 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize 2017.
Mimi Fairall, Un-i-digi-ed, 2016, spray paint, collage, oil pastel, acrylic, screen-print and marker on paper, 70 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist
Chris Holly, Tar Love – What Lies Beneath (detail), 2016, black and white and colour photographic print, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist
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 Nov 19 Namatjira: Painting country.
To Nov 26 Mexican Modernism.
To Jan 29, 2018 Russian avant-garde.
To Feb 18, 2018 Hyper Real.
To March, 2018 Angelica Mesiti.
From Nov 10 David Hockney.
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 Nov 26 Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits – featuring paintings of Robert Drewe, John Bell and Hugo Weaving alongside gorgeously coloured recent oil portraits, delicate gouaches and bold ink and charcoal drawings.
Nicholas Harding, Peter Weiss, 2016, oil on linen. Collection: Nicholas Harding and Lynne Watkins
Nov 10 to March 4, 2018 Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits – an exhibition of striking, beautiful and poignant portraiture documenting the making and marketing of films. A partnership with NFSA.
Shirley Ann Richards, Lloyd Hughes and Elaine Hamill, Lovers and Luggers, 1937. Courtesy Cinesound Movietone Productions National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134. firstname.lastname@example.org www.strathnairn.com.au
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 12 Triptych – Michelle Bond, Mary Jane Betts and Lisa Marple.
Nov 16 to Dec 17 Studio Holders Bi Annual Exhibition – Strathnairn Arts Association.
Also, Christmas Strathnairn Shop Extension – mixed works from Strathnairn Artisans.