July 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 a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. ACT art galleries and their July 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.
June 28 to July 9 (opening Wed June 28, 6pm) PIN 7 – an exhibition of miniature wearable artworks. Curated by ANCA.

Mahala Hill, Kinoko Collection, 2016, bone China, dimensions variable. Photograph: by Mahala Hill. Courtesy the artist

July 12 to 30 (opening Wed July 12, 6pm) The Meeting Place – a group exhibition by Canberra-based artists Rebecca Worth, Tamsin McLure and Colin White.

Tamsin McLure, That which is, seen and unseen, 2017, watercolour, oil and embroidery 76.5 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 7 to Sept 2 HYPERactive, 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.
To Aug 20 Kirstie Rea the land: a 20 year survey.

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.

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.

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 Aug 13 Modern Times by Robert Boynes.

ANU School of Art 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.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
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.
July 20 to Aug 6 People and places – paintings and works on paper by Graham Fransella.
Also, studio glass by Brenden Scott French.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
July 6 to 16 Unstable Ground by Amy Campbell.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 7 The Chandelier Show – Christine Atkins, Scott Chaseling, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Knight, Kate Nixon, Tom Rowney and Wendy Dawes, John White and Ruth White. Curated by Jane Cush.

The artists exhibiting in The Chandelier Show. Photograph: Adam McGrath

June 29 to July 13 Made in Australia at Benhadj&Djilali Galerie, Torstr. 170, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

Nick Doran Adams, Easter (Poké) Egg (3/3), 2016, blown and carved glass, 20 x 17 x 17cm. Photograph: Luis Power

Aug 17 to Oct 15 chances with glass by Neil Roberts.

Untitled (party knife # 2), n.d., tin foil, glass, 8 x 24cm. Photograph: David Paterson. Courtesy the Estate of Neil Roberts and Helen Maxwell Art

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
July 6 to 23 Gallery 1: Figurative Visions: Three Artists; Three Mediums – Roger Beale, Rick Cochrane and Chan Dissanyake. Gallery 2: Liminal Mindscapes by Amandeep Kaur. Gallery 3: Skating on Thin Ice by Keith Bailey.
July 27 to Aug 13 Gallery 1: Material World by M16 Studio Artists, curated by Dr Suzanne Moss. Gallery 2: New Work by Rasha Ajaj. Gallery 3: Hands on Studio Artists, curated by Tilly Davy.

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues to Sat 9.30 to 5.00.
July 1 to 23 (opening Thurs July 1, 6pm) This Is Not A Place by Clare Jackson.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Suite 4, 6 Kennedy Street, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6239-5434.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.

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 Aug 20 Pipilotti Rist: Worry will vanish revelation. Also, Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Philippines.
To Oct 22 Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
To Nov 26 Mexican Modernism.
From July 15 Painting Country: Albert Namatjira and the Hermannsburg School.
To Sept 10 Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial.

Brenda L. Croft, shut/mouth/scream (detail), 2016. Courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Reko Rennie, Royal Flag, 2013. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2013

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6262-1111.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 27 Melodrama in Meiji Japan – Japanese woodblock illustrations.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 27 Collection in Focus: Brook Andrew. Experience the artistic clout of Brook Andrew’s portraits of Marcia Langton AM and Anthony Mundine. Free.
June 29 to Oct 22 Dempsey’s People: A folio of British street portraits 1824-1844. Showcasing the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. $10/$8.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
July 1 to 23 FEAST: Indulgence, Savouring and Delectation. Also, 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and Traits by Georgia-Rae Byrne-Jameson.
July 29 to Aug 20 Body Tracing and the Soft Gaze by Rose-Mary Faulkner and Catherine Newton.

Margaret Hadfield Gallery & Studio
53 Colbee Court, Phillip 2606.
(02) 6282-3886.
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.

Margaret Hadfield, Adele Divers
Margaret Hadfield, Block Of Flats, from the ’50 Shades of Blue Series’, oil

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 9 Gallery 1 : Inspired at Strathnairn – The Gumnut Ladies Painting Group.
July 13 to Aug 6 Gallery 1: InterLaced by Belinda Rosee.

Tributary Projects
Unit 9 Molonglo Mall, 105 Newcastle Street , Fyshwick 2609.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 4 to 15 (opening Wed July 5, 6pm) Superman 3 – Joel Arthur, Julie Brooke, Marion Farley, Kubota Fumikazu, Adriano De Giorgio, Yuria Okamura, Dionisia Salas and Gemma Simpson. Curated by Patrick Larmour.