December 2018 | January 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.
Dec 5 to 16 (opening Wed Dec 5, 6pm) At the Edge of Matter – Christine Appleby, Riley Beaumont, Mahala Hill, Merryn Lloyd and Lucy Quinn – explores the tension between an artist’s process and the dynamic, physical possibilities of the matter they manipulate.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Feb 6, 2019.

Riley Beaumont, Second 2th II, 2018, acrylic, oils, enamel, pine, 125 x 20 x 20cm. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. 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. Nov 30 to Jan 26, 2019 Christus Nóbrega: Labirinto.
Nov 30 to Feb 9, 2019 Alison Alder: NEWSCRAP.

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, 2019 EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection – Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Antony Gormley, Isa Genzken, Katharina Grosse, Ugo Rondinone and Rachel Whiteread.

Urs Fischer, Snail crossing helmet, 2016, 29.2 x 24.4 x 31.8cm. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Museum and Gallery

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.

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 Dec 16 Western Desert Sublime.
Gallery closed Dec 17 until Feb 20, 2019.

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, 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.
Nov 29 to Dec 23 Small works.
Feb 7 to 24, 2019 Dean Bowen paintings, prints and sculpture.
Also, Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott, Mel Douglas, Tom Rowney and Alexandra Chambers studio glass.
Feb 28 to March 17, 2019 GW Bot paintings, works on paper and sculpture.
Also, Holly Grace studio glass.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 14, 2019 inclusive.

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.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 23 Illuminated Spaces – Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Judi Elliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Lucy Palmer, Clare Peters, Kirstie Rea and Richard Whiteley. Curated by Grace Blakeley-Carroll.

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

Jan 17 to March 10, 2019 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

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

To Dec 14 Gallery 1: 2018 M16 Drawing Prize.
Gallery 3: 2018 Studio 22 awardees – Romany Fairall and Dean Cross.

2018 M16 Drawing Prize. Courtesy M16 Artspace

Jan 17 to Feb 3, 2019 Gallery 1: HERstory – Aishah Kenton, Megan Stewart, Shagsy Shags, Honour Luckhurst, Clare Solomon, Christine Appleby, Chelsea Lemon, Ellen Gunner, Estelle Briedis, Alison Jackson and Mercy McColl. Curated by Lily Pedvin.
Gallery 2: Five Points of a Circle by Bob Georgeson.
Gallery 3: Microscosm: A World in Miniature by Elaine Camlin.

Estelle Briedis,Surface Design, 2017. Photograph: Lillian Pedvin. Courtesy the artist and M16 Artspace

Bob Georgeson, Flying Underground, (video still), 2017. 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.
To Jan 20, 2019 Performing Drawing.
To Jan 28, 2019 Power & Imagination: Conceptual Art.
To Feb, 2019 California Cool: art in Los Angeles 1960s-70s.
To May, 2019 Earth/Sky.
Dec 14 to April 28, 2019 Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate. Read more…
From Dec Bodies of Art: Human form from the national collection, and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Room. Also on show Sally Smart.

John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851-2, oil paint on canvas
Tate collection. © Tate. 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, closed Christmas Day.
To Feb 10, 2019, 20/20 – 20 new portrait commissions to celebrate our 20th year.

John Tsiavis, Jacki Weaver, 2018
Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018. Courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery

To April 22, 2019 Electric! Portraits that pop! – a mix of bright, bold and colourful works from our collection. Also, Carte-o-mania! – celebrates the pocket-sized portraits taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

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 Dec 23 Xmas SHOP.

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