October 2018 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.
Oct 9 to 21 (opening Wed Oct 10, 6pm) Interspatial by Nyx Mathews – through a broad range of media and a focus on experimental material processes, Mathews makes work that questions the artificial landscapes and interior spaces we are encouraged to accept as standard, in small sculptural works.

Nyx Mathews, Studies of elevation and containment (No.02), 2017, Paraffin wax, nickel silver, silver solder, 29.5 x 5.5 x 17cm
Photograph: Simon Cottrell. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Oct 24 to Nov 11 (opening Wed Oct 24, 6pm) Mood Shifts by Debra Jurss – an exhibition of glass that explores the flow and movement of our emotions, and the strong positive impact that the landscape has on them, whether that impact is restorative, inspiring, overwhelming, calming, soothing or healing.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 17 Black Elephant by Jess Higgins.
Also, Drones Over Aleppo by Kate Stevens, and FENCEsBORDERsWALLs by Janenne Eaton.

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 Nov 4 Crafting the house on the hill: Art, Design and the Building of Australian Parliament House – reveals the stories behind the building’s major art and design commissions.

Contour 556
Canberra’s Public Art Biennial
Oct 5 to 28
A free public art event presenting artworks and performances by 60 artists in the world famous public realm and national cultural icons around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. All artworks and performances are site-specific – drawing inspiration from, or reflecting on the cultural or physical character of Canberra. Read more…
Visit website to view full program.

Jason Wing, Ask us what we want, 2018, core flute, acrylic paint and spray paint, 90 x 50cm
Courtesy the artist and Contour 556

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.

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Acton NewActon

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 Oct 7 Painting amongst other things. Read more…
Oct 18 to Dec 16 Western Desert Sublime – The Craig Edwards Gift.

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.

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Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra 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.
Oct 18 to Nov 4 Thornton Walker – paintings and works on paper.
Also, Catherine Woo – paintings.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 4 to 14 Outside Over There by Mark Van Veen.
Oct 18 to 28 Seen and Foreseen by Alex Lundy.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 21 A Profusion of plumes by B. Jane Cowie, an Australian artist based in Singapore. Cowie has created public art commissions in many parts of the world and most recently at Bondi Sculpture by the Sea 2018. These new works created at Canberra Glassworks will coincide with Canberra’s iconic Floriade Festival. See her work colonising the exterior of the Canberra Glassworks.
Nov 1 to Dec 30 Illuminated Spaces – Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Judi Elliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Lucy Palmer, Clare Peters, Kirstie Rea and Richard Whiteley. A survey show featuring artists whose work is informed by architectural glass art, including stained glass.

Ruth Oliphant, Rise, 2013, kiln formed glass
Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 14 Gallery 1: Silk on the Road by Jeffree Skewes. Gallery 2: Testamur – Canberra Art Workshop. Gallery 3: Edible Plants in Art – The Watercolour Group, curated by Lesley Wallington.

Arjen Romeyn, Edible Plants, goauche on black gesso, 70 x 50cm
Courtesy the artist. Part of The Watercolour Group

Oct 18 to Nov 4 Gallery 1: New Work by Brenton McGeachie and Martin Paull. Gallery 2: Bloom by Jodie Cunningham. Gallery 3: Feet on the Ground by Lucile Carson and Ruth Hingston.

Jodie Cunningham, Rise, 2018, digital print on fibre rag 310gsm
Courtesy the artist

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Tues to Sat 9.30 to 5.00.
Sept 29 to Oct 20 We Are Lost by Caren Florance.

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 Nov 11 American Masters 1940-1980.

Josef Albers, Homage to the square: On an early sky, 1964, oil on composition board
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1981
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Bild-Kunst/Copyright Agency, 2018

To Nov 18 Watercolours by HRH The Prince of Wales.
To Dec Art Deco.
To Jan 20, 2019 Performing Drawing.
To Jan 28, 2019 Power & Imagination: Conceptual Art.
From Oct 6 California Cool: art and Los Angeles 1960s-70s.

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 April 22, 2019 Electric! Portraits that pop! – a mix of bright and colourful portraits from the collection to celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday.
Oct 20 to Feb 10, 2019, 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions. This is exhibition of 20 new portraits commissioned to celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday.
To Oct 28 Icons: Volume Two – bold contemporary portraits drawn from the collection.

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Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 14 Strathnairn Arts Homestead Gallery 1: Bird Watching by Carol Cooke, who observes, draws and hand embroiders local birds, found feathers and forest debris. Woolshed Gallery: Strathnairn Members Exhibition 2018.
Oct 18 to Nov 11 (opening Sat Oct 20, 4pm) Strathnairn Arts Association Homestead Gallery 2: Spring by Jude Cirillo. This exhibition will be a celebration of Spring and all things new. Spring is a time for breathing new life into the environment, a brightening of the world around us, a time for awakening.
Oct 20 to Nov 11 Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery: Squares Strathnairn’s annual people’s choice exhibition and award. Award presentation: Sun Nov 11, 2pm.

Tributary Projects
Unit 9 Molonglo Mall, 105 Newcastle Street , Fyshwick 2609.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Oct 18 to 28 (opening Sat Oct 20, 4pm) Apparition by Dean Cross.

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