August 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 Aug 4 Art Show by Kael Stace. Read more…
Aug 7 to 25 (opening Wed Aug 7, 6pm) Meet Makers 8 – Joel Arthur & Harry Boyd, Tom Buckland & Simon Whiteside, byrd & Brian Allan, Merryn Lloyd & Karen Bondietti, Dionisia Salas & Mattie Templemen, Tony Steel & Steven Corsini and Amanda Stewart & Fran Van Haldren.
Aug 28 to Sept 15 (opening Wed Aug 28, 6pm) Dryad/Hamadryad by Graham Eadie.

Kael Stasce, Sample, 2019, wood, paint, builders line, nail. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

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 + 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.
To Aug 31 Shifts in Japanese Materiality.
Also, Form Follows Fold: Gilbert Riedelbauch.
Also, Pattern Translation: Al Munro.

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 Aug 11 Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of colour.
Aug 16 to Oct 13 Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All that arises.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
Canberra’s largest private gallery.
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 8 to 25 Paper: cut, stain, fold, press – GW Bot, Helen Geier, Melinda Schawel, Judy Holding, Dianne Fogwell and Kyoko Imazu.
Also, Shimmer paintings by Sue Lovegrove.

Sue Lovegrove, Shimmer no. 7.1, watercolour and gouache on paper, 8 x 12cm. 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.
Aug 8 to 18, 512 Nocturnes by Jen Plumstead.
Aug 22 to Sept 1 Caelum/Camera by Graeme Wood.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 23 Maree Clarke and Mitch Mahoney.
Maree Clarke is a Mutti Mutti, Wemba Wemba, BoonWurrung woman from Mildura who lives and practices in Melbourne. This exhibition showcases new works developed by Clarke in collaboration with her nephew Mitch Mahoney and the Canberra Glassworks. Informed by traditional making techniques from the north west of Victoria, Clarke and Mahoney create contemporary artworks that promote the sharing of cultural knowledge to a new generation of Australians.

Maree Clarke, Ancestral Memory, work in progress at Canberra Glassworks, 2019, blown and coldworked glass. Photograph: Wirrim Media Pty Ltd. Courtesy the artist, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Aug 3 M16 Open Studios: Sat, 11am-4pm.
To Aug 11 Gallery 1: The 2019 Collection – M16 Studio Artists’ exhibition. Gallery 2: Testamur – Canberra Art Workshop. Gallery 3: Hands On Studio.

Phil Page, Kyoto Rhythm of Life, acrylic and acrylic ink on canvas, 122x 75cm. Photograph: Dorian Photographs

Aug 15 to Sept 1 Gallery 1a: Place Less – Anna Bonshek, Gemma Bonshek Kane, John Hart, Jan Howlin, Kyoko Imazu, Tiffany Karlsson and Saara March. Gallery 1b: Kyoto Wanderings by Phil Page. Gallery 2: Invasive by Rebecca Selleck. Gallery 3: Towards Abstraction – Noelle Bell, Julie Delves, Eva van Gorsel, Manuel Pfeiffer, Alan Pomeroy, Peggy Spratt, Jenny Adams and Delene White.

Noelle Bell, Fangled, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 81 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues-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 Sept 1 Monet: Impression Sunrise.
Until 27 Oct Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia. Read more…

Eko Nugroho, Carnival trap 2, 2018, resin, wire, upcycled plastic, iron and synthetic polymer paint. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2018. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia, Australian Capital Territory

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.
The National Portrait Gallery is closed for renovations until late August. During this time we will have other local exhibition venues, an expanded online program. See what adventures beckon at

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Sept 1 Art Sparks by Maria Cofinas – a Living Studio exhibition will examine themes around the sacred feminine and nature.

Maria Cofinas, The Artist Archetype. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

To Sept 1 Similar Lines by Elizabeth Curry and Thomas Wood – explores the ways in which pattern can be used to create visually intriguing objects of adornment.
To Sept 27 IGNITE: 7 (Winter Series) – artists with lived experience of disability exhibit their work in venues across Canberra.

Elizabeth Curry and Thomas Wood, Fascination. Courtesy the artists and Belconnen Arts Centre

Humble House gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.
(02) 6228-1988.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Through Aug, Ceramics by Barry Jackson & Gosia Jackson.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 11 Wool Shed Gallery: Studio 19 – Strathnairn studio holders biennial exhibition.
To Aug 18 (opening Sat July 27, 2pm) Gallery 1: Portal mixed media by Niki van Buuren.
Aug 22 to Sept 15 (opening Sat Aug 24, 4pm) Light in a dark place oil paintings by Robert Riggs.

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