October 2019 Listings

ACT art galleries and their 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.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 6 #adulting by Mimi Fairall.

Mimi Fairall, jitterbug, 2019, mixed media on board, 23 x 30.5cm. Photograph: Mimi Fairall. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Oct 9 to 27 (opening Wed Oct 9, 6pm) Quixotic Indifference by Riley Beaumont.
Oct 30 to Nov 17 (opening Wed Oct 30, 6pm) [dash]topia – Monica Andrew, Barka Dreamers, Tessa Bell and Tracy Ireland, Ann Cleary, Louise Curham, Dianne Firth, Caren Florance, Katie Hayne and UK Frederick, Wendy Somerville, Denise Thwaites, Jen Webb and John White, curated by Jordan Williams.

Riley Beaumont, I’d rather come back as an Ikea catalogue (Klein and Hobbes), 2018, acrylic, enamel, varnish, and oils on canvas, 180 x 150cm. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and 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 Oct 12 Tainted Love – Troy-Anthony Baylis, Jordana Bragg, Karena Keys, Angus McGrath, Nathan Nhan and Suzanne Treister, curated by David Broker.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

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.
To Oct 26, 2019 Craft ACT Members Exhibition.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Gorman Arts Centre, B Hall, cnr Batman and Currong streets, Braddon 2604.
(02) 6182-0055.
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 Oct 13 Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All that arises. Read more…
Oct 18 to Dec 15 Unrendered Room by Steven Harvey.

ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
Cnr Ellery Cres and Liversidge Street, Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5841.
During Main Gallery exhibitions: Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, closed Sat-Mon and public hols.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.30.
Oct 4 to Nov 16 (opening Fri Oct 4, 6-8pm) Welcome to Wasteland – a presentation of projects by architects, industrial designers, furniture makers and researchers exploring the use of waste materials.
Welcome to Wasteland offers insight into how leading Australian practitioners are approaching waste issues, not just with a sense of obligation but as an opportunity of crisis. Contributors include Christopher Boots, Sarah Ceravolo, Ben Edwards, Tom Fereday and Ash Allen, Liane Rossler and Kate Dunn, Maddison Ryder, Andrew Simpson, U-P and Anna Varendorff. The show was originally part of Melbourne Design Week and organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria.
Closing party: Fri Nov 15, 6-8pm.

Welcome to Wasteland exhibition. Photograph: Josh Robenstone. Courtesy Nishi Gallery

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Canberra’s largest private gallery.
Oct 17 to Nov 3 You remind me of somebody I used to know prints and drawings by Rona Green.
Also, Precious nature ceramics from Julie Bartholomew, Shannon Garson and Fiona Hiscock.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to 13 Suzie Bleach, Andy Townsend, Harry Townsend and Rose Townsend.
Oct 17 to 27 Holding Pattern by Mark Booth.
Oct 31 to Nov 10 Flesh D’lite: ANU EASS Exhibition by Ellen Sleeman-Taylor.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 13 Jamie North.
Nov 7 to Jan 19, 2020 Smokestack Gallery: JamFactory Icon: Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time.

Clare Belfrage, Quiet Shifting, Orange and Oceans, 2018. Photograph: Pippy Mount. Courtesy the artist, JamFactory, South Australia and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 26 to Oct 13 Gallery 1: Mediated Landscape by Frank Thiron and Graham Eadie. Gallery 2: Air to Ground by Bec Bigg-Wither. Gallery 3: The Elements: Fire by Marily Stretton and Helene Walsh.

Bec Bigg-Wither, Apollo 9 (detail), 2019. inkjet print, 30.5 x 177.5cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Oct 17 to Nov 3 Gallery 1a: Reflection by Kate Smith. Gallery 1b: Seeing differently – Diana McPhetres, Rodney Moss, Neil Lade and Trevor Sutton. Gallery 3: as far as a life goes by Cait Wait.

Kate Smith, Sky,2019, mixed media on paper, 42 x 29cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues-Sat 9.30 to 5.00.

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 27 Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia. Read more…

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6262-1111.
Free entry.
Visit website for opening times and exhibitions.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 9, 2020 The Look.

Adam Knott, Bryan Brown, 2008. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

To March 9, 2020 Primed: Some Prime Ministers.
Oct 11 to Nov 24 Women in Vogue: celebrating 60 years in Australia.

Charles Dennington, Adut Akech (Vogue 2018). Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

Scott Leggo Gallery
45 Jardine Street, Kingston, 2604.
(02) 6179-7422.
Daily from 10.00.
Premium Australian landscape photography artworks and gifts.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Oct 27 Collision: Conflict of Sacred Realities by Fatima Killeen – drawing attention to the conflict of sacred realities between East and West, and bringing understanding and resolve to the negative stereotype surrounding the Arab and Muslim communities in Australia.

Fatima Killeen, Destination Gaza. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

To Oct 27 On the Edge by Christine Scott – exploring states of order/disorder, harmony/chaos and identity relating to environment through cut and carved paper.
Oct 18 to 20 Resilience at Gungaderra Homestead, Harrison – as part of Mental Health Month in Canberra, Belconnen Arts Centre and Gungahlin Arts will present Resilience, an open exhibition with artists from across the ACT and New South Wales responding to the theme of resilience.

Christine Scott, On a Wire. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Humble House gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.
(02) 6228-1988.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 6 to 27 Sun, rain and flowers by Roger Beale AO, solo exhibition.

Roger Beale, Abandoned cork plantation, acrylic and pastel on MiTiente paper, 55 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 13 Strathnairn Arts presents Block by Block works by Jenny Blake.

Tributary Projects
Unit 9, Molonglo Mall, 105 Newcastle Street , Fyshwick 2609.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.