ACT art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.
Civic, Inner North
Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
ANCA Gallery is a not-for-profit artist-run initiative. The Gallery presents a professional program of art exhibitions and events, supporting critical approaches to contemporary arts practice.
Gallery closed for the annual break until Jan 28, 2024, inclusive.
See website for details of upcoming exhibitions.
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Closed some public hols, call to confirm.
Ongoing, Canberra/ Kamberri: Place & People.
To Jan 28, 2024 On the Move – an interactive exhibition exploring transport in all its forms, for families. Presented by Canberra Museum and Gallery, On the Move is a touring exhibition from Museums of History NSW.
To Jan 28, 2024 Capturing Canberra – CMAG’s Press Photography Collection.
To March 3, 2024 Madonna40: A Celebration.
To March 31, 2024 Guns & Flowers. eX de Medici | Sidney Nolan.
Also, eX de Medici at Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa ACT 2620, until Dec 17.
Craft + Design Canberra
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
Wed–Sat 12.00 to 4.00 or by appt. Closed Sun–Tues.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
gallery of small things
27 Wade Street, Watson 2602.
Thurs–Sun 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Nancy Sever Gallery
Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic, Canberra City 2601.
(02) 6262-8448, 0416-249-102.
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Marie Hagerty: New Paintings.
Australian Centre on China in the World
CIW Gallery, China in the World Building, 188 Fellows Lane, The Australian National University, Acton 2600.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Florilegium: Distant Memories – an autobiographical, multi-component, immersive exhibition featuring an on-site installation by Sydney-based Taiwanese Australian artist Ruth Ju-shih Li 李如詩. Created over three weeks in the gallery, the raw clay installation gradually disintegrates over the duration of the exhibition. Paired with porcelain pieces made in Jingdezhen – the ceramics capital of China and where Li’s second studio is based – Florilegium: Distant Memories offers a fresh exploration of the revered ceramic medium; ciw.anu.edu.au/event/florilegium-distant-memories.
Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
Director: Terence Maloon.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Pintupi Way.
National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula 2601.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Beaver Galleries is Canberra’s largest private gallery. Three spacious galleries, plus a dedicated print room, sculpture garden and gallery shop feature outstanding work by contemporary Australian artists.
Dec 1 to 22 Small works group exhibition – ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings, sculpture, works on paper.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 15, 2024, inclusive.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Lakeside
44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes 2600.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Forrest 2603.
Fri–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 17 Memphis Now – Judi Elliott, Drew Spangenberg, April Phillips, Kate Banazi, Ham Darroch, and Gibson Karlo.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, and M16 Artspace Young Drawers Prize.
Also, Studio 22 – Emerging Artist Support Scheme: Clementine Belle McIntosh & Jonathon Zalakos.
Jan 26 to Feb 18, 2024 (opening Thurs Jan 25, 6–8pm) Gallery 1: TRANS(AP)PARENCIES by Anthea da Silva. Gallery 2: Unspoken by Saskia Haalebos. Gallery 3: Glyph by Clare Martin.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, Parkes Place, Parkes 2600.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
To Jan 28, 2024 Nan Goldin: The ballad of sexual dependency.
To May 19, 2024 Deep inside my heart features work by Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero, Ana Mendieta, Lynda Benglis, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Bronwyn Oliver, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, and I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih.
Dec 2 to April 28, 2024 Emily Kam Kngwarray.
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
Visit website for opening times and exhibitions.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
To Jan 28, 2024 Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize – an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.
Scott Leggo Gallery
33 Jardine Street, Kingston 2604.
Mon–Thurs 10.00 to 5.30, Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
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