February 2017 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. ACT art galleries and their February 2017 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.
Feb 8 to 26 (opening Wed Feb 8, 6pm) I See Re(a)d.
A group exhibition by Canberra-based emerging artists Sophie Bishop, Mimi Fairall, Michelle Hallinan, Kelly Hayes, Jess Higgins, Bec Setnicar and Di White.

Di White, Vascular Accident, 2016, lithograph and collage, 35 x 32cm.
Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House
Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 11 Currents by Anna Madeleine. Read more…

Anna Madeleine, Submarine Cable Map, 2016, EL wire and electronic components, approx. 200 x 400cm
Installation view, Kudos Gallery for SafARI 2016, Sydney
Photograph: Document Photography

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.

Craft Act
Craft and Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333.
Jan 31 to March 25 History Repeated.
A group exhibition inspired by the theme of the 2017 Ausglass conference, (r)evolve – a group of Australia’s top glass makers offer their own reinterpretation of an object from the Corning Museum of Glass collection.

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

The Garage
The Garage is an independent project presenting exhibitions in non-traditional art spaces across Canberra.

Watson Arts Centre
1 Aspinall Street, Watson
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 10 to March 13 Bald Archy Prize 2017 – finalists exhibition.

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.
Feb 17 to April 9 Interior Landscapes by Elisabeth Cummings.

ANU School of Art Gallery
Main Gallery and Foyer Gallery
105 Childers Street, Acton 2602.
(02) 6125-5841.
During Main Gallery exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon and public hols.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To Feb 17 Coincidences – John Wardle Architects.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294
Fax (02) 6281-1315.
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.
Feb 16 to March 5 Renascent paintings and works on paper by Dianne Fogwell.
Also, impermanence studio glass by Andrew Baldwin.

Dianne Fogwell, Portent, unique linocut on paper, 105.5 x 78.5cm
Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Andrew Baldwin, Amber void IV, blown glass, 48 x 38 x 12cm
Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 26 Defining Moments by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock.
An exhibition acknowledging the moments of success and of disaster that demonstrate the pivotal role each has played in the journey of these two artists and their individual and combined impact on the Australian studio glass world. Curated by Aimee Frodsham. Read more…

Matthew Curtis, Deep Red Tessellated Section, blown, cut, fused, carved and polished glass, stainless steel, 41 x 56 x 25cm
Photograph: Rob Little. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Harriet Schwarzrock, infinite, 2016, blown glass, powder coated steel 45 x 60 x 12cm
Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 5 Gallery 1: Intersectionality – Bryna Bambury, Nikki Chopra, Eliya Nikki Cohen, Chelsea Kalogiannidis and Holly Tranter. Gallery 2: aethër by Lucy Palmer. Gallery 3: The Earth Element by Marilyn Stretton.

Chelsea Kalogiannidis, Untitled (detail), 2016, oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 15 x 15cm.
Photograph: Bryna Bamberry

Feb 9 to 26 Gallery 1: Orpheus Island by Kurt Brereton (NSW). Gallery 2: Projections by David Keaney. Gallery 3: The Plate Show – various artists (ACT).

Kurt Brereton, Coral Bleaching, 2016, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm
Photograph: the artist

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues to Sat 9.30 to 5.00.
Feb 11 to March 5 (opening Thurs Feb 16, 6pm) ENGAGE: Community Posters. A poster exhibition. Supported by The Australian Cultural Fund.

Nancy Sever Gallery
4/6 Kennedy Street, Kingston 2604.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
From Feb 4 Suzanne Moss.

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 Feb 26 Mud men by Ramesh Nithiyendran.
To April 17 Versailles: Treasures from the Palace.
To June Artists of the Great War.
To July Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Collection.

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 March 3 The Popular Pet Show includes portraits of Australians and their furry, feathered and fluffy friends by contemporary artists such as Ken Done, Nicholas Harding, Darren McDonald and Lucy Culliton.
To April 9 Digital Portraiture Award 2016 an annual event to extend traditional notions of portraiture and foster emerging artists with an interest in new technology.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 5 Main Gallery: Intrinsic Properties/ Inherent Vice – artists glass exhibition, as part of AusGlass.
Also, Ontogenesis – Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Kate Nixon, John White and Madisyn Zabel (all graduates of the glass workshop at the ANU and now emerging artists). These four artists explore glass as a material outside of established traditions.

Margaret Hadfield Gallery & Studio
53 Colbee Court, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6282-3886.
Mon-Sat 9.30 to 5.30.
Artist’s own gallery and work space.
Quality artists supplies at a better price.
Classes are held here as well.
Hadfield has an eye for light and her passion is military history, winner of the inaugaural Gallipoli Art Prize and finalist many times. Some of her ‘Gallipoli’ series have been exhibited internationally by the Australian Government. Hadfield paints in all mediums, her present focus is on the light of Antarctica.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 9 to March 5 Painting & Photography by Jenny Mason and Nathan Kellett.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre
137 Reed Street, Greenway 2901.
(02) 6293-1443.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.