February 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.
Feb 6 to 24 (opening Wed Feb 6, 6pm) Waves of Honey and Other People’s Houses by Rowena Boyd.
Feb 27 to March 17 (opening Wed Feb 27, 6pm) Embodied Experiences – Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts, Isabelle Mackay-Sim and Elise Stanley.

Rowena Boyd, Heliacal Rising, 2017, Encaustic on board, 100 x 85cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Isabelle Mackay-Sim, This dream of flesh #1, 2018, earthenware ceramic, 62 x 39 x 43cm. 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 Feb 9 Alison Alder: NEWSCRAP.
Feb 15 to March 30 Blaze Thirteen.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 24 EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection – Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Antony Gormley, Isa Genzken, Katharina Grosse, Ugo Rondinone and Rachel Whiteread.

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.
Gallery closed until Feb 20.
Feb 21 to April 7 Hassell Collection.

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.

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 exhibitions of contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, glass and ceramics by established and emerging Australian artists.
Feb 7 to 24 NEW – paintings, prints and sculpture by Dean Bowen.

Dean Bowen, Flightless bird, lithograph, edition of 25, 48 x 68cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Feb 7 to 24 one three seven – studio glass by Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott, Mel Douglas, Tom Rowney and Alexandra Chambers.
Feb 28 to March 17 Glphys: homage to country – paintings, works on paper and sculpture by GW Bot.
Also, A grain of gold – studio glass by Holly Grace.

Tom Rowney, Gold aventurine form, blown glass, cane work technique, 32 x 31 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 21 to March 3 The Philosophy Of Time Travel by Brian McNamara.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 10 Between Intimacy and Trespass – a solo exhibition by Kate Baker, winner of the 2018 Hindmarsh prize. Atmospheric works layer digital imagery and surface texture on glass whilst examining the complex tensions of the human condition, the physical body and intangible emotions.

Kate Baker, Lena on the Tramp, 2018, hand and digitally printed silver mirror mounted on aluminium. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

Kate Baker, Untitled (When You Were Four) #1, 2019, hand and digitally printed silver mirror. Courtesy the artist.

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to 24 Gallery 1: Interchange – Members of Ausglass and the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG), curated by Sarah Norris. Gallery 2: Wash/Backwash by Jacqui Malins. Gallery 3: Softy by Ruby Berry.

Ruby Berry, Cradle (detail), 2015, wool. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Feb 28 to March 17 Gallery 1: one, two… by Manuel Pfeiffer and Eva van Gorsel.
Gallery 2: Beauty in Difference – Grace Costa, Mark Mohell, Fiona Scheidel, Aaron Pollock and Juliette Dudley. Gallery 3: Susan Chancellor.

Manuel Pfeiffer, Flooded trees (Mita Mita River), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102cm. 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.
Through Feb Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama.
Also, Australian Impressionism, and Art Nouveau.
To Feb 24 California Cool: art in Los Angeles 1960s-70s.
To March 17 Art Deco.
To March 31 NGA Play: Sally Smart.
To April 7 Earth/Sky.
To April 28 Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate.
To May 19 Power & Imagination – Conceptual Art.

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.
To Feb 10, 20/20 – 20 new portrait commissions to celebrate our 20th year.
To April 22 Electric! Portraits that pop! – a mix of bright, bold and colourful works from our collection.

Montalbetti+Campbell, Miranda Otto, 1997. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Courtesy the artists and National Portrait Gallery

To April 22 Carte-o-mania! – celebrates the pocket-sized portraits taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

James E. Bray, Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist, 1870s. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Feb 23 to April 7 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – an exhibition of the finalists and winner of our annual and popular competition.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 12 IGNITE: 7 (Summer Series) – artists with lived experience of disability exhibit their work in venues across Canberra.

Marilyn Nelson, Untitled (detail), 2018, watercolour and ink on paper, from ‘IGNITE: 7’. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Feb 8 to March 17 Gaia Hypothesis – supported by the ANU Climate Change Institute, these works of beauty and activism help shift climate change to the forefront of cultural conversations.
Also, Postcards from the Sky – artists and writers reflect on the omnipresent and all-seeing sky, reimagining stories behind constellations and other night sky phenomena.

Marzena Wasikowska, Earth’s Self Correcting Systems, 2018, from ‘Gaia Hypothesis’. Courtesy the artist 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.
Feb 14 to March 3 (opening Sat Feb 16, 4pm) Strathnairn Homestead Gallery 1: Yarning circles by Angela Pisciota.

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