April 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 April 7 What Remains by Michelle Day.
April 10 to 28 (opening Wed April 10, 6pm) Ocular Demand by Joel Arthur.

Michelle Day, Trace (exterior detail), 2016, sawdust, ink, paint, silicone, polymer composite, wax and electronic light elements, 30 x 28 x 18cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Joel Arthur, Tempest, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 140cm. 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 April 13 Blaze Thirteen – Dean Cross, Skye Jamieson, Alex Lundy, Shags and Joshua Sleeman-Taylor. 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 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.

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 April 14 Hassall Collection – a masterpiece collection of Australian art.
April 19 to June 9 I hope you get this by Raquel Ormella, and Arborescent by Elizabeth Cross.

ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
105 Childers Street, Acton 2602.
(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, NewActon 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To April 6 Soul and Mortar.
Art is called to action in this group exhibition curated by Chloe Mandryk for Canberra’s ‘Art, Not Apart’ festival addressing a range of subjects from climate change, a living-wage to queer identity, human rights, age-ism and growing pains. Artists: Kevin Adrian Miller, Rowena Boyd, Toni Hassan, Kirrily Jordan, Rory King, Peter McLean, Holly Murney and Misklectic;

Kirrily Jordan, Still Life on Newstart (Since 1994), 2018, digital print on Silktac, 59.4 x 42cm. Courtesy the artist

Misklectic, Beauty and Decay (Beauty and Decay Collection, 3 of 3), 2018, resin, steel, glass and plaster sculpture, 50 x 40 x 33cm, 92 x 44 x 44cm. Courtesy the artist

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 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 contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, glass and ceramics by established and emerging Australian artists.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 14 Incidental Damage by Joshua Sleeman-Taylor.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 12 Long Held Customs – Spike Deane, Peter Nilsson and Luna Ryan. The artists consider how people gather at meeting places to share stories. Passed on from antiquity, many of these stories become the myths and legends that are embellished and passed on as a means to understand the known world.
Also, Smokestack Gallery: Perceived Indifference by Mariana del Castillo – Canberra-based artist del Castillo uses the rich and varied cultural legacy of her native Ecuador along with layered complexities of art history to create a body of work that provides the viewer with a uniquely invigorating aesthetic.

Mariana del Castillo, Perceived Indifference (detail), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 Gallery 1a: Activity Centres by Skye Jamieson and Kendall Manz.
Gallery 1b: Many streams – Chris Holly, Akka Ballenger Constantin, Harvey Welsh and Tricia Woodhouse.
Gallery 2: Through a Glass, Darkly by Emilio Cresciani.
Gallery 3: Uncovering Mount Taylor by Julie Goodwin.

Julie Goodwin, Southern side, 2018, mixed media on board, 25 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

April 11 to 28 Gallery 1: BABEL by Graham Eadie.
Gallery 2: One by Murray Kirkland.
Gallery 3: Treading Lightly in One Place by Robert Bleyerveen.

Robert Bleyerveen, Neither Here nor There, 2017, acrylic on canvas, diptych, 102 x 76cm. 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, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. To April 7 Earth/Sky.
To April 28 Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate.
To May 19 Power & Imagination – Conceptual Art.
To July 21 NGA Play: Sally Smart.
To Aug 25 Māori Markings: Tā Moko.

Arthur Hughes, April love, 1855-56, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 49.5cm. Purchased 1909 Tate © Tate, London 2018. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia

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.
Closed from April 23 to late September for renovation works.
To April 7 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – an exhibition of the finalists and winner of our annual and popular competition.

Alana Holmberg, Greta in her kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018. National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

To April 22 Electric! Portraits that pop! – a mix of bright, bold and colourful works from our collection. Also, Carte-o-mania! – celebrates the pocket-sized portraits taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

James Brickwood, Troye Sivan, 2018. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To April 28 Cosmic Speculations by David Jensz – this exhibition involves the construction and fabrication of sculptural objects that reflect on the patterns that underpin the intricacy of life.
Also, Occupy by S.A. Adair – the resonance of an environment and how we engage with it, occupy it and manoeuvre through it interests Adair as a point of exploration.
Also, Land: Place: Site (variation one) by Wendy Teakel – this exhibition stands as a reminder of the agricultural heritage of Australia, and our need to frame and tame spaces through creating boundaries and fences.

Wendy Teakel, Land: Place: Site (variation one), 2018, from Sculpture by the Sea Bondi. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

To June 18 IGNITE: 7 (Autumn Series) – artists with lived experience of disability exhibit their work in venues across Canberra.

Hands On Studio collaboration, Precious Moment in Pink, 2018, from IGNITE: 7. Courtesy Hands On Studio 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.
March 30 to May 26 (opening Sat March 30, 2pm) Woolshed Gallery: Brindabellas and beyond by Alex Kosmas and Janet Coker. Alex Kosmas’ work shown in conjunction with Australian Galleries Melbourne & Sydney. To be opened by Ron Robertson-Swann OAM – sculptor and painter.

Alex Kosmas, Precious, 2019, gold leaf and patinated bronze, 193 x 130 x 130cm. Photograph: Frank Neilson. Courtesy the artist and Strathnairn Arts

Janet Coker, Devil’s peak, 1986, lithograph, 95 x 70cm. 1986. Photograph: Andrew Sikorski

April 4 to 28 (opening Thurs April 4, 4pm) Homestead Gallery 1: The Missing Garden by Maya Pearce. Pearce is a contemporary artist from China. She started watercolour painting when she moved to Australia three years ago. Pearce has always been interested in exploring the emotional state that lies beneath the surface. In this exhibition, the artist will display her latest works that show her underlying feelings as a new immigrant in Australia over the last two years.

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