April 2020 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.
April 1 to 19 (opening Wed April 1, 6pm) Common Threads – Marilou Chagnaud, Lucia Dohmann and Kate Little. Curated by Saskia Scott.
UPDATE: ANCA Gallery is closed to the public. Updates about ways you can support our creative community will be posted on our social media platforms and website.

Marilou Chagnaud, Open form 1,2 & 3, 2019, silkscreen. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6247-0188.
To May 16 Blaze Fourteen – Romany Fairall, Belle Palmer, Harijs Piekalns, Ellen Sleeman-Taylor and Rachel Theodorakis. Curated by Alexander Boynes and Dan Toua.
UPDATE: Canberra Contemporary Art Space is closed until further notice.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
To Sept 12 Seeing Canberra. As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation. As it developed, artists have seen Canberra through different lenses, and these have shaped the way they understood and interpreted the evolving landscape. In this exhibition, drawn primarily from CMAG’s collection, visitors will journey through four key periods of the city’s development and for each, will encounter an object that represents a prism to understand a way of seeing at that time.
Ongoing, The Nolan Collection – an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the Nation in 1974. The exhibition features photographs and original text following Nolan’s personal and creative journey from St Kilda lad, to sophisticated artist.
UPDATE: Canberra Museum and Gallery is closed until further notice. Digital programs are being developed and made accessible online over the coming weeks.

Dean Cross (Worimi descent, born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri land)
b. 1986 lives Sydney and Sutton, 
Untitled Landscape (BOGONG MOTHS), 2018, pure pigment print on archival paper. Canberra Museum and Gallery Collection, Purchased 2020. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Museum and Gallery

Craft ACT
Craft + Design Centre
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333.
UPDATE: Craft ACT is closed until further notice.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Gorman Arts Centre, B Hall, cnr Batman and Currong streets, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6182-0055.
UPDATE: Nancy Sever Gallery is closed until further notice but will continue to operate online.


ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5832.
Director: Terence Maloon.
To April 12 Ham Darroch: Propeller.
UPDATE: ANU Drill Hall Gallery is closed until further notice. Check their website and social media platforms for catalogue essays, artists talks, lectures and insights into their art collection, music playlists and more.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Instagram: @nishigallery

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Canberra’s largest private gallery.
To April 12 The journey continues by Jörg Schmeisser – prints from the family collection.
UPDATE: Beaver Galleries is now open by appointment only with conditions of entry. Jörg’s exhibition can be viewed entirely online.

Jörg Schmeisser, Big changes II/III, etching, 2002, edition 10 of 10, 48 x 61.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
UPDATE: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka is closed until further notice.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
To May 10 Duty of Care by Tony Albert.
UPDATE: Canberra Glassworks is closed to the public until further notice.

Tony Albert, work in progress from 2019 residency at Canberra Glassworks. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
To April 5 Gallery 1: THE COSMOS by Domenic Mico. Gallery 2: There’s Nothing to See Here by Sally O’Neill. Gallery 3: After The Fire by Madeline Young.
April 9 to 26 Gallery 1: Futurescape by Paul Summerfield. Gallery 2: Cherylynn Holmes. Gallery 3: In case of emergency underpass name by Brenton Mcgeachie.
April 30 to May 17 Gallery 1a: Ephemera – Michele England, Dash Kossmann and Fran Meatheringham. Gallery 1b: Away From Here by Ellen Shields. Gallery 2: Framework of Injustice by Melissa Beowulf. Gallery 3: Colony meets Colony by Karynne Ledger.
UPDATE: M16 Artspace exhibition program is temporarily suspended.

Brenton Mcgeachie, Untitled 002, 2012, pigment, print, A2. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Michele England, Watch and Act, 2019, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
UPDATE: Megalo Print Studio + Gallery is closed until further notice.

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
To April 13 Matisse & Picasso.
March 28 to Sept 20 The Body Electric.
UPDATE: NGA is closed until further notice. Visit website for more exhibitions.

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6262-1111.
UPDATE: The National Library of Australia is closed until further notice.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
To May 10 Darling Portrait Prize. Read more…
Also, National Photographic Portrait Prize. Read more…
To June 14 Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe: Shirley Purdie.
UPDATE: National Portrait Gallery is closed until further notice. Their collection remains open for everyone to explore here online.

Anthea da Silva, Elizabeth, 2019. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

Dr Christian Thompson AO, Writing on the Wall, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Portrait Gallery

Scott Leggo Gallery
45 Jardine Street, Kingston, 2604.
(02) 6179-7422.
Premium Australian landscape photography artworks and gifts.
UPDATE: Scott Leggo Gallery is closed until further notice. You can shop online 24/7 with free delivery Australia wide.

Scott Leggo, Morning Fog. National Carillon, Aspen Island, Canberra, Australia. Courtesy the artist and Scott Leggo Gallery

Scott Leggo, Red Serenity. Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia. Courtesy the artist and Scott Leggo Gallery

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
April 3 to May 24 Kamberra: Many Nations One Country by Marissa McDowell and Lisa Fuller – Kamberra shares stories and imagery from First Nation Peoples and their connection to country, place and this region.
April 3 to May 24 It’s Elementary by David Roberts – acrylic paintings inspired by the elements: earth, water, air and fire.
UPDATE: Belconnen Arts Centre is closed to the public, and all in-person activities scheduled to take place in the Centre will be postponed indefinitely.

Leah Brideson, Country Illuminated. Courtesy of artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

David Roberts, Desert Night. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Strathnairn Arts Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
April 9 to May 3 Gallery 1 & 2: Water Works mixed media by Ellen Bennett and Jessica Peascod.
UPDATE: Strathnairn Arts Galleries closed until at least the end of May 2020. Exhibitions will be rescheduled for the first half of 2021.

Ellen Bennett, River Fish 1, 2020, collograph monoprint and stencil, Courtesy the artist and Strathnairn Arts Galleries

Jessica Peascod, eye to eye, 2020, mixed media drawing on monoprint. Courtesy the artist and Strathnairn Arts Galleries

Tributary Projects
Unit 9, Molonglo Mall, 105 Newcastle Street , Fyshwick 2609.
UPDATE: Tributary Projects is closed until further notice.