ACT art galleries and their MAY 2022 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

ANCA Gallery
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
(02) 6247-8736.
Fee entry.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
April 27 to May 22 Material Language – Sylvia Griffin, Sue Pedley and Penny Coss.

Left to right: Sue Pedley, Rope Work (series), 2021, pastel and ink on paper, 1500 × 90cm; Sylvia Griffin, Rupture, 2021, Cararra marble, charcoal, timber stand, 112 × 43 × 48cm; Penny Coss, Meteorite (soft fall), 2020, graphite on aluminium, 240 × 63cm. Courtesy the artists and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed some public hols, call to confirm.

Craft ACT
Craft + 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. Closed Sun–Mon, and public hols.

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.


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 June 12 Heart of Country.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (ACGA).
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.
May 5 to 21 Glyphs – the return of the poet paintings, works on paper and sculpture by G.W. Bot.
Also, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists sculpture.
May 26 to June 11 Walking the Murray – in the steps of Blandowski paintings by Nicola Dickson.
Also, Inside stories paintings and works on paper by Madeleine Winch.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. See website for updates.
To June 5 Upending Expectations – Gabriella Bisetto, Cobi Cockburn, Nadege Desgenetez, Mel Douglas, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Nicholas Folland, Jonathan Jones, Kirstie Rea, Harriet Schwarzrock, Brendan Van Hek and Annie Cattrel. As the title Upending Expectations implies, the focus of this exhibition is on artists whose experimental, innovative and at times cross-disciplinary practice, utilises glass and its properties of light, transparency and reflection, through a diverse range of approaches. The exhibition is scheduled to tour from 2022 to 2024, supported by the Australian Council for the Arts through the Contemporary Touring Initiative. Curated by Frances Lyndsay AM.

Harriet Schwarzrock, balanced between: indivisible, 2021, blown glass, neon element, electronics, energy. Photograph: Sam Cooper. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Cobi Cockburn, Murmuration, 2019, charcoal and glass. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
May 5 to 25 Gallery 1: Propagate by Nellie Peoples and Sharon Peoples.
Also, The Scorpion’s Tail by Dr Greg Pritchard. Gallery 2: Glitch by Naomi Ullman and Naomi Oliver. Gallery 3: From My Notebook by Kirsten Biven.

Greg Pritchard, The Forgotten Powerstation, Burrinjuck, 2020. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Kirsten Biven, “From my notebook” Dots and rectangles, 2022, ink on paper, 31.8 x 42cm. Photograph: Laura Biven. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
To May 15 Jeffrey Smart.
To June 5 Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends – The Balnaves Contemporary Series.
To June 26 Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now: Part 2.
To July 31, 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Visit the website for hours.
To July 17 Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery London.

Patrick Branwell Brontë, The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c.1834, oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, London, purchased, 1914. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

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