February 2020 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.
Gallery closed until Feb 5.
Feb 5 to 23 (opening Wed Feb 5, 6pm) Nina Juniper and Becky Gibson.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
(02) 6247-0188.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 28 to April 4 Gorman Arts Centre: Blaze Fourteen – Romany Fairall, Belle Palmer, Harijs Piekalns, Ellen Sleeman-Taylor and Rachel Theodorakis. Curated by Alexander Boynes and Dan Toua.

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.

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.
Feb 14 to April 5 Ham Darroch.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.30.

Foreshore Southside

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
(02) 6282-5294.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Canberra’s largest private gallery.
Feb 13 to March 1 the tangled wood prints by David Frazer.
Also, little things in life ceramics by Dai Li.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 30 to March 15 (opening Wed Jan 29, 6pm) Smokestack Gallery: pattern and effect by Brendan Van Hek – an exhibition of new and existing works that explores the relationship between surface and volume. The works in the exhibition while utilising a variety of materials focus on glass, through neon and mirrors. They emphasise the volatility of neon and the fluidity and fragility of glass. The use of neon continues Van Hek’s longstanding engagement with the medium. Primarily through the use of neon, he explores the potential of light to talk about a range of ideas including impermanence, transition, spirituality and ephemerality.

Brendan Van Hek, Turquoise and Orange, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 2 Gallery 1: Unnatural Histories by Dan Power and Luke Hadland. Gallery 2: Migration by Sian Watson. Gallery 3: A Month of Sundays by Brenda Goggs.
Feb 6 to 23 Gallery 1: Illumination – Tin Shed Art Group, curated by Manuel Pfeiffer. Gallery 2: Colour Me Happy by Alicia Gilchrist. Gallery 3: Rondo by Dörte Conroy.

Eva van Gorsel, Light playing with Kelp 1 (of a series of 6), 2019, inkjet pigment print on Ilford smooth pearl paper, 21.7 x 38.6cm. Courtesy the artist

Alicia Gilchrist, Pina Coladas’ by the Pool, 2018, acrylic paint and 300 gsm paper, 50 x 40 x 2cm (framed). Courtesy the artist

Dörte Conroy, Rondo (detail), 2018, Paddle pop sticks, 12 x16cm. 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 March 9 Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection. Read more…
To March 29 Hugh Ramsay.
To April 13 Matisse & Picasso.
Ongoing, Belonging: Stories of Australian Art. Read more…

Christopher Pease (Minang/Wardandi/Ballardong/Nyoongar peoples), Target 3, 2017, oil on Belgian linen. Purchased 2019. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia

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 9 The Look.
To Feb 16 Eye to Eye.
To March 9 Primed.

Scott Leggo Gallery
45 Jardine Street, Kingston, 2604.
(02) 6179-7422.
Daily from 10.00.
Premium Australian landscape photography artworks and gifts.

Greater Canberra

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Feb 14 to March 29 The Ancient Gaze by Sally Blake – brings the ancient wisdom embodied in Palaeolithic European female figurines into conversation with contemporary environmental concerns.

Sally Blake, Glyph Scroll (detail), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Feb 14 to March 29 Adaptation by Sian Watson – figurative sculptural works that explore our shared vulnerability with nature in a shifting landscape.

Sian Watson, Retreating Forward, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Also, F A C E Unframed – enter Belco Arts’ open exhibition, themed around the face and identity. Works must be on A3 unframed paper, with all eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award. Entries close Mon March 23.

Strathnairn Arts Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 13 to March 8 Gallery 1: Ceramics by Naomi Eburn. Gallery 2: Mixed media by Lisa Brack & Gillian Baldock.

Naomi Eburn Studio, Strathanirn Arts Artist in Residence 2019. Courtesy the artist and Strathanirn Arts

Lisa Brack, Red Browed Finch, watercolour on aquaboard. Courtesy the artist and Strathnairn Arts

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