February 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 February 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.
Feb 7 to 25 (opening Wed Feb 7, 6pm) Urban Instabilities by Phil Page and Katie Hayne – paintings that capture the complex tension between the familiar and the unfamiliar as our urban environments are in flux. Read more…

Phil Page, National Library /Acropolis, 2017, acrylic, ballpoint pen on board, 30 x 23cm. Photograph Dorian Photographic. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Feb 28 to March 18 (opening Wed Feb 28, 6pm) Slideshow – Heidi Lefebvre, Karen Golland, Rose Montabello, Elly Kent, Hannah Bath and Ali Jane Smith. Curated by Patsy Payne.

Photographer unknown, Hong Kong Botanic Gardens, circa mid-20th century, 35mm photographic slide, dimensions variable. Courtesy 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 Feb 10 At Home He’s a Tourist by Derek O’Connor. Read more…
Also, Domino Gold by Dionisia Salas, and Broken-Binary-Brown by Shoeb Ahmad.

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 Feb 25 Eirene Mort: a livelihood.

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.
Feb 2 to March 17 (opening Thurs Feb 1, 6pm) Emerging Contemporaries – Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists.
Also, Death of a Craft by Sharon Peoples – motifs of oleanders as a metaphor for the exploration of the necessary balance between crafting and designing.

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, cnr Batman and Currong streets, Braddon 2604.
(02) 6239-5434.
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.
Feb 23 to April 8 Incommensurable: Photomedia in the era of globalisation – Merilyn Fairskye, Nick Danziger, Ciara O’Reilly, David Stephenson, Martin Welch and Anne Zahalka.
Also, Nick Danziger: Revisited, and Jacqueline Bradley: Figure in the Landscape.

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.

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
Free general admission.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 18 Midawarr | Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley. Read more…

John Wolseley, Buḻwutja (detail), from ‘Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a veil of trees and hanging vines’, 2017, watercolour, pencil, ink, oil paint, pastel, abrasion, scratching out and nature printing with collages of frottage, wood relief, linocut and intaglio printed Japanese tissue papers on woven paper. National Museum of Australia

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 2 to March 11 (opening Fri Feb 2, 6pm) The Magic of Country – an exhibition of 50 works connected to a larger body of over 200 works started long ago on a trip to MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs. Here, David Lancashire, sat and painted in the 40 degree heat. He looked and listened; and began to feel something else. Here, he started out painting ‘landscape’ but ended up painting ‘country’ – the gaps, chasms and gorges – and all its magic.

David Lancashire, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Nishi Gallery

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.
Feb 15 to March 4 a visit to the river by Cathy Franzi, and Slow boat prints by David Frazer.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 25 Hearts and Minds by Penny Byrne and Harriet Schwarzrock. Includes the first Australian exhibition of Byrne’s ‘Hurt Locker’, from the ‘Glasstress’ exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice Biennale 2015, and Schwarzrock’s innovative neon installation, ‘between stillness and movement’. Curated by Jane Cush.

Penny Byrne, Hurt Locker (detail), 2015. Photograph: Francesco Allegaretto. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Harriet Schwarzrock, pulse, 2017, blown glass, neon. Courtesy Suki & Hugh Gallery, New South Wales

M16 Artspace
(map ref Map 13) 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to 25 If you were buried for a thousand years even you would be priceless – Alex Hobba, Patrick Larmour, Rosalind Lemoh, Darren Nedza, Timothy Phillips, Leila El Rayes and Camille Thomas. Read more…
Also, Osculate by Jenny Lyons, and It is. They are. by Lauren Butler.

Patrick Larmour, This will keep you safe, 2017, oil on linen, 80 x 108cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Lauren Butler, untitled #3, 2017, mixed media, 41 x 51cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

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 Feb 18 Hyper Real.
To March 4 Russian avant-garde.
To April 2 Angelica Mesiti.
To April 3 Namatjira: Painting country.
To May 27 David Hockney: prints.
To April 29 Arthur Streeton: The Art of War.

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 Feb 18 Digital Portraiture Award 2017 – an annual exhibition of finalists who explore portraiture through digital mediums.
To March 4 Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits – a ground-breaking collaboration between the Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive brings rarely seen stills photography to light.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 8 to March 13 Looking Out ceramics by Heidi Strachan and Jackie Gasson.
Feb 15 to March 11 Juxtapositions watercolours by Nancy Tingey.

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