February 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
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed until Feb 5.
Feb 5 to 23 (opening Wed Feb 5, 6pm) Nina Juniper and Becky Gibson.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 28 to April 4 Gorman Arts Centre: Blaze Fourteen – Romany Fairall, Belle Palmer, Harijs Piekalns, Ellen Sleeman-Taylor and Rachel Theodorakis. Curated by Alexander Boynes and Dan Toua.
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
Director: Terence Maloon.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 14 to April 5 Ham Darroch.
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Canberra’s largest private gallery.
Feb 13 to March 1 the tangled wood prints by David Frazer.
Also, little things in life ceramics by Dai Li.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 30 to March 15 (opening Wed Jan 29, 6pm) Smokestack Gallery: pattern and effect by Brendan Van Hek – an exhibition of new and existing works that explores the relationship between surface and volume. The works in the exhibition while utilising a variety of materials focus on glass, through neon and mirrors. They emphasise the volatility of neon and the fluidity and fragility of glass. The use of neon continues Van Hek’s longstanding engagement with the medium. Primarily through the use of neon, he explores the potential of light to talk about a range of ideas including impermanence, transition, spirituality and ephemerality.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 2 Gallery 1: Unnatural Histories by Dan Power and Luke Hadland. Gallery 2: Migration by Sian Watson. Gallery 3: A Month of Sundays by Brenda Goggs.
Feb 6 to 23 Gallery 1: Illumination – Tin Shed Art Group, curated by Manuel Pfeiffer. Gallery 2: Colour Me Happy by Alicia Gilchrist. Gallery 3: Rondo by Dörte Conroy.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 9 Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection. Read more…
To March 29 Hugh Ramsay.
To April 13 Matisse & Picasso.
Ongoing, Belonging: Stories of Australian Art. Read more…
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Feb 14 to March 29 The Ancient Gaze by Sally Blake – brings the ancient wisdom embodied in Palaeolithic European female figurines into conversation with contemporary environmental concerns.
Feb 14 to March 29 Adaptation by Sian Watson – figurative sculptural works that explore our shared vulnerability with nature in a shifting landscape.
Also, F A C E Unframed – enter Belco Arts’ open exhibition, themed around the face and identity. Works must be on A3 unframed paper, with all eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award. Entries close Mon March 23.
Strathnairn Arts Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 13 to March 8 Gallery 1: Ceramics by Naomi Eburn. Gallery 2: Mixed media by Lisa Brack & Gillian Baldock.