December 2021 | January 2022 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.
ANCA Gallery will not be presenting any exhibitions for the remainder of 2021.
Visit the website for updates.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed some public hols, call to confirm.
To Jan 22, 2022 Brenda L Croft: ‘hand/made/held/ground’.

Brenda L Croft, Kurrwa (stone axehead) (black on red), 2017-21, glass components: kiln cast crystal, blackwood crystal, red gaffer lead crystal, display case: corten steel, stainless steel, Sikaflex, electrical wire, 12 volt globe, dimensions variable. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Museum and Gallery

To Jan 22, 2022 Mandy Martin From Queanbeyan to New York: 1978-1984 / Art & Life.
To Feb 12, 2022 Spowers and Syme.

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 Dec 14 CO:LAB.
Also, Transformation: Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre annual members exhibition.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic, Canberra City 2601.
(02) 6262-8448, 0416-249-102.
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 Jan 23, 2022 Un-titled: Elizabeth Newman.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (ACGA).
Tues-Sun 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.
To Dec 24 Built: contemporary ceramics – Kenji Uranishi, Somchai Charoen, Julie Bartholomew, and Alterfact (Ben Landau & Lucile Sciallano) ceramics.
To Dec 24 Small works. Beaver Galleries has invited a selection of gallery and guest artists to participate in our annual small works exhibition. There will be a range of mediums – paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, glass, and ceramics – with the artists working in a scale smaller than their usual practice.
The galleries will be closed from Dec 25 to Jan 17, 2022.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit the website for exhibition program.

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for open hours and exhibition program.
Nov 26 to Dec 10 Gallery 1: 2021 M16 Drawing Prize.
Also, EASS Exhibition by Bronte Bell and Adrian Olsen.

Adrian Olsen, Old Friends, 2020, oil on canvas, 45 × 30cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Jan 21 to Feb 6, 2022 Gallery 1: INTERWEAVING PASSION by Caroline Deeble and Del Cooney. Gallery 2: Interplay by Di Broomhall. Gallery 3: Sunset at the Furniture Store by Louisa Giffard.

Di Broomhall, Float, 2021 (detail), pigment on linen, 182 × 122cm. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day.
To Jan 26, 2022 Part two: Know My Name Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.
From Dec 11 Jeffrey Smart.

Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu), Tiwi people, Jilamara #2, 2001. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002. © the artist and Jilamara Arts + Craft, Northern Territory. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia