August 2018 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 Aug 5 Trees – Sharon Peoples, Wendy Dodd, Janet Meaney, Marli Popple, Susan Hey and Deborah Faeyrglenn. A reflection of six artist’s experience of seeing, being with and listening to trees using textiles, paint, drawing, sound and video. Aug 8 to 26 (opening Sat Aug 11, 3pm) Painting Amongst Other Things – Ian Burn, Lucina Lane, Vivienne Binns, Patrick Lundberg, Elizabeth Newman and Jelena Telecki – showcasing leading contemporary artists from Australia and New Zealand currently working through painting, in the wake of conceptual art, all critically seeking an expansion of the structures of painting, by situating it proximal to sculpture and installation.

Jelena Telecki, Dead Painter, 2015, various materials, approximately 240 x 120 x 100cm, installation image from ‘Opening Night (painter, sitter, muse)’, 2015, 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney. Photograph: Amanda Williams. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Vivienne Binns, Aeroplane, 2014, mixed media, approx. 42 x 68cm
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 Sept 8 Does she know the revolution is coming? by Amala Groom.
Also, Heart-in-Hand by Brenda L Croft.

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 Nov 4 Crafting the house on the hill: Art, Design and the Building of Australian Parliament House.

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.
To Aug 25 Macrocosmia by Elizabeth Kelly. Read more…

Elizabeth Kelly, Dusky Sphere, 2018, pressed glass, PET plastic mantle, silicone, ceramic grout, steel frame, 185 x 75 x 75cm
Photographs: Steve Keogh. Courtesy the artist and Craft ACT, Australian Capital Territory

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.

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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.
Aug 9 to Oct 7 Painting Amongst Other Things – Peter Alwast, Lynda Benglis, Merlin James, Natasha Kidd, Rose Nolan, Raquel Ormella, Ti Parks, Jacob Potter, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Tuttle and Karl Wiebke.

Peter Alwast, Meteorite Shower, 2018, collaged giclee prints, hessian, oil pastel, 62 x 62 cm          
Courtesy the artist and ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Richard Tuttle, Separation (Group 4, Number 5), 2015, canvas acrylic, pushpins, nail, birch panel, pine 1×2’s, birch panel, steering wheel cover, synthetic fabric, 213.4 x 86.4 x 130.2cm. Photograph: Robert Glowacki.
Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist, Pace Gallery, New York, Stuart Shave/Modern Art London and ANU Drill Hall Gallery 

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.

CSIRO Discovery Centre Gallery
North Science Road, Acton 2601.
(02) 6246-4646.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 15 BALANCE by Nic Mason

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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.
To Aug 12 nostalgia prints by Sophia Szilagyi.
Also, Mysteries of the heart paintings and works on paper by Madeleine Winch.
Aug 16 to Sept 2 Last light paintings by Alexander Boynes.

Alexander Boynes, Underfoot, pigment and enamel on aluminium, 120 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Also, Somewhere familiar studio glass by Annette Blair.

Annette Blair, Nestle, blown and coldworked glass, glass enamels, 22.5 x 23 x 23cm
Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 9 to 19 Perforation by Keith Bender.
Aug 23 to Sept 2 Amy McGregor.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 12 Confluence – Annette Blair, G.W.Bot, Paul House, Jeremy Lepisto, Peter Nilsson, Nell, NOT, Tom Rowney, Luna Ryan and Nick Stranks. Throughout history, artists have worked with like-minded individuals as collectives, collaborators and mentors. When artists working in different genres and unrelated forms collide and spark new ideas, the end result can be breathtaking. Confluence embraces the results of the collective exploration of glass by pairing experienced glass artists with those who are less familiar with the medium.

Peter Nilsson, The Wolf Hour, 2018, carved and laminated glass, black granite
Photograph: Adam McGrath. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Aug 23 to Oct 21 (opening Wed Aug 22, 6pm) A Profusion of plumes by B. Jane Cowie – Cowie is an Australian artist based in Singapore. She has created public art commissions in many parts of the world and most recently at Bondi Sculpture by the Sea 2018. These new works created at Canberra Glassworks will coincide with Canberra’s iconic Floriade Festival. See her work colonising the exterior of the Canberra Glassworks.

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 12 Gallery 1: Studio Artists’ Exhibition 2018 – M16 studio artists.

Sarah Murphy, Growth brooches, 2018, Titanium, stainless steel
Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Gallery 2: 210 DEGREES – Canberra Art workshop.
Gallery 3: Hands On Studio show – Hands On workshop.
Aug 16 to Sept 2 Gallery 1: Urban Fragments by Phil Page.

Phil Page, Paris Aerial2, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 122cm
Photograph: Dorian Photographics. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Gallery 2: Just playing by Clare Martin and Mike O’Kane.

Mike O’Kane, White Fella, 2018, digital print. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Gallery 3: hold tight, tomorrow by Kendall Kirkwood.

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, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Aug Andrew Rogers – a display of maquettes of major works 1995-2015 for the permanent collection of the NGA.
To Sept 24 Picasso: The Vollard Suite.
To Dec Art Deco.
Aug 24 to Nov 11 American Masters 1940-1980.

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 Sept 9 Express Yourself – this collection draws attention to portraits of Australians whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes.
To Sept 16 Collections: Icons Volume two – the second instalment of a display featuring bold contemporary portraits drawn from the collection. To Oct 1 So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history – ten women artists explore the possibilities of portraiture as a contemporary art form and reinterpret Australia’s past. Read more…

Pamela See, Yip Hoy, 2017, papercut on paper, 42 x 32cm
Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Queensland and National Portrait Gallery

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Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.

Stirato Gallery
1/21 Iron Knobb Street, Fyshwick 2609.
Mon-Sat 8.30 to 6.00.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 26 Strathnairn Homestead Gallery 1: The Colours of Cornwall.
Aug 23 to Sept 16 (opening Sat Aug 25, 2pm) Strathnairn Homestead Gallery 1: A Hat of Many Dreams by Akka Ballenger Constantin. Strathnairn Arts Woolshed Gallery: Natural Abstraction by Tony Fleming.

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

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