April 2021 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.
Closed public hols.
April 7 to 25 Unthinkable Fields – Lauren Brincat, Lottie Consalvo, Eloise Kirk, Sarah Mosca, Clare Thackway and Katy B Plummer.

Eloise Kirk, Dark Maria, 2019, plaster, wood, resin and collage, 6 × 9 × 4cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 15 Unequal Hours by Anna Madeleine Raupach. Read more…

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 April 11 Nicole Ellis: Fabrications.
April 17 to June 13 Out of Place.

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.
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.
To April 11 Belonging – a landscape memoir, studio glass by Holly Grace.
To April 11 waterholes and wetlands, paintings and miniature works on paper by Sue Lovegrove.

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 April 11 The Redemption of Colour by Scott Chaseling. From architecture to fashion, has contemporary life become too monochrome? Chaseling investigates our complex relationship with colour and what colour symbolises today. By using transparent coloured glass in geometric formations, he creates pieces that shift, change and evolve only through physically experiencing them in person. Read more…

Scott Chaseling, Sanctuary (detail), 2020, glass, steel. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. 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 4 Gallery 1a: Just Add Water: Carmel McCrow. Gallery 1b: Ephemera – Michele England, Dash Kossmann and Fran Meatheringham. Gallery 2: at the point of a singular horizon: Ren Gregorcic. Gallery 3: Osteology: Keziah Craven.

Keziah Craven, Osteology, 2017, plastic straws, high impact polystyrene, 28.5 x 28 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

April 8 to 25 Gallery 1: Expanding the Field: Encounters in Archaeology and Art: UK Frederick. Gallery 2: On The Ground: Cherylynn Holmes. Gallery 3: Icon: Jeffree Skewes.
April 29 to May 16 Gallery 1: Transmission: Liam Fallon. Gallery 2: From There To Here, In-Between Places, I Am Many Thoughts: Gerald Jones. Gallery 3: Still: Ellen Shields.

Gerald Jones, I am many thoughts, 2020. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Timed entry. Bookings are essential and conditions apply.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 14 Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London. Ticketed. Read more…
To July 4 Know My Name Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now. Free.
Visit website for full exhibition program.

Greater Canberra

Belco Arts
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To May 9 Fluid Cartographies by Nicci Haynes, Peter McLean and John Pratt – reveals how maps and map imagery serve as source and inspiration for contemporary artists.

Peter McLean, Upwelling, 2021, monotype on map and collage mounted on board. Courtesy the artist and Belco Arts

To May 9, Formation by various artists – a group exhibition that explores how the physical body plays a crucial role in how we as people interpret and understand facets of our own humanity including identity, gender, and sexuality.
To May 9 On Forgetting by various artists – works by UC Faculty of Arts and Design members that attend to what is rarely attended to: what it means to forget; what we forget; how to forget.
To May 9 The Divided Self by Teffany Thiedeman – the perpetual efforts of balancing the forces of economic survival with the overwhelming urge to create.

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.
(02) 6228-1988.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 28 to May 16 (opening Sat May 1, 2pm) Paintings on Silk a solo exhibition by Carole Osmotherly.

Carole Osmotherly, painting on silk, 50 × 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Humble House Gallery

Strathnairn Homestead Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Strathnairn Homestead Galleries: Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Wool Shed Gallery: Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 3.00.
To April 18 Wool Shed Gallery: Carolyn Fitzpatrick: Drawing.
April 8 to May 2 Gallery 1 and 2: Ellen Bennett & Jessica Peascod: Waterworks.