ACT art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 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

Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
(02) 6247-8736.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
ANCA Gallery is a not-for-profit artist-run initiative. The Gallery presents a professional program of art exhibitions and events, supporting critical approaches to contemporary arts practice.
Gallery closed for the annual break until Jan 28, 2024, inclusive.
See website for details of upcoming exhibitions.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Closed some public hols, call to confirm.
Ongoing, Canberra/ Kamberri: Place & People.
To Jan 28, 2024 On the Move – an interactive exhibition exploring transport in all its forms, for families. Presented by Canberra Museum and Gallery, On the Move is a touring exhibition from Museums of History NSW.

On the Move. © James Horan for Museums of History NSW

To Jan 28, 2024 Capturing Canberra – CMAG’s Press Photography Collection.
To March 3, 2024 Madonna40: A Celebration.
To March 31, 2024 Guns & Flowers. eX de Medici | Sidney Nolan.
Also, eX de Medici at Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa ACT 2620, until Dec 17.

eX de Medici installation at Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Museum and Gallery

Craft ACT
Craft + Design Canberra
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6262-9333.
Wed–Sat 12.00 to 4.00 or by appt. Closed Sun–Tues.
Visit website for full exhibition program.

gallery of small things
27 Wade Street, Watson 2602.
Thurs–Sun 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic, Canberra City 2601.
(02) 6262-8448, 0416-249-102.
Instagram: @nancysevergallery
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Marie Hagerty: New Paintings.


Australian Centre on China in the World
CIW Gallery, China in the World Building, 188 Fellows Lane, The Australian National University, Acton 2600.
(02) 6125-9267.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Florilegium: Distant Memories – an autobiographical, multi-component, immersive exhibition featuring an on-site installation by Sydney-based Taiwanese Australian artist Ruth Ju-shih Li 李如詩. Created over three weeks in the gallery, the raw clay installation gradually disintegrates over the duration of the exhibition. Paired with porcelain pieces made in Jingdezhen – the ceramics capital of China and where Li’s second studio is based – Florilegium: Distant Memories offers a fresh exploration of the revered ceramic medium;

Ruth Ju-shih Li, Bamboo Study III, 2019, raw clay, raw porcelain, and bamboo, dimensions variable. Photograph: Lawrence Zeng. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre on China in the World

Ruth Ju-shih Li, Still Life from a Distant Memory – A Winter Study Before Dawn, 2023, ephemeral installation, raw clay, raw porcelain, cotton twine, wire, acrylic, soundscape, dimensions variable. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre on China in the World

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 Dec 17 Pintupi Way.

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula 2601.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.

Foreshore, Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver.
Tues–Sat 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.
Dec 1 to 22 Small works group exhibition – ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings, sculpture, works on paper.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 15, 2024, inclusive.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Lakeside
44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes 2600.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Forrest 2603.
Fri–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 17 Memphis Now – Judi Elliott, Drew Spangenberg, April Phillips, Kate Banazi, Ham Darroch, and Gibson Karlo.

April Phillips, Pendant lights, 2023, blown glass, light fittings. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie for Canberra Glassworks. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed–Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, and M16 Artspace Young Drawers Prize.
Also, Studio 22 – Emerging Artist Support Scheme: Clementine Belle McIntosh & Jonathon Zalakos.
Jan 26 to Feb 18, 2024 (opening Thurs Jan 25, 6–8pm) Gallery 1: TRANS(AP)PARENCIES by Anthea da Silva. Gallery 2: Unspoken by Saskia Haalebos. Gallery 3: Glyph by Clare Martin.

Anthea de Silva, Takes Guts (detail), 2020. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Saskia Haalebos, Grief (small body-let her not) (detail), 2023. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, Parkes Place, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
To Jan 28, 2024 Nan Goldin: The ballad of sexual dependency.
To May 19, 2024 Deep inside my heart features work by Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero, Ana Mendieta, Lynda Benglis, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Bronwyn Oliver, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, and I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih.
Dec 2 to April 28, 2024 Emily Kam Kngwarray.

Emily Kam Kngwarray, Anmatyerre people, Untitled (awelye), 1994. National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, purchased 2022 in celebration of the National Gallery of Australia’s 40th anniversary, with the assistance of the Foundation Gala Dinner Fund 2021. © Emily Kam Kngwarray/Copyright Agency, 2023. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
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 Christmas Day.
To Jan 28, 2024 Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize – an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

Tempe Manning, Self-portrait, 1939. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of NSW 2021. © Estate of Tempe Manning. Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and National Portrait Gallery

Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-7810.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Scott Leggo Gallery
33 Jardine Street, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6179-7422.
Mon–Thurs 10.00 to 5.30, Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
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