June 2019 Listings
Civic Inner North
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 9 From My Mother Unto Me – Kayannie Denigan (Luritja), Leah Brideson (Kamilaroi), Beverly Smith (Muruwari), Cassie Leatham (Taungurung/Wurundjeri), Nadine Lee (Larrakia) and Rebecca Ray (Meriam Mir). Curated by Erin Vink (Ngiyampaa).
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
Director: Terence Maloon.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 21 to Aug 11 Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of Colour.
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
Cnr Ellery Cres and Liversidge Street, Acton 2601.
During Main Gallery exhibitions: Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, closed Sat-Mon and public hols.
June 20 to July 26 Promised the Moon. The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on 21 July 2019 AEST is an opportunity to reflect on the ACT’s unique space heritage. Lift-off with panel discussion: Thurs June 27, 6pm; promisedthemoon.net.au
Australian National University
Building 153, University Avenue, Acton 2601.
To June 23 aMBUSH gallery presents While You Were Sleeping – David Cragg, Charlotte Allingham, Jason Wing, Robert Fielding, Noni Cragg, Blak Douglas, Elizabeth Close, Julie Dowling, Warraba Weatherall, Otis Carey, Benita Clements, Michael Cook, Damien Shen, Shane ‘Mankitya’ Kookaburra and Wayne Quilliam. Read more…
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.30.
June 7 to July 27 (opening Fri June 7, 6-8pm) Polar Convergence by Rohan Hutchinson and Philip Samartzis.
An exhibition of sound and image works in which the Arctic and Antarctic intersect to form a liminal world where time and space coalesce. Dr Philip Samartzis focuses on the sounds and spaces of the Antarctic continent where volatile weather and extreme climate collide with fragile ecologies and remote settlements. Rohan Hutchinson captures the tonality of the Arctic winter, transforming large-scale pristine landscape images into violent, mutable abstractions. Together, these two bodies of polar research introduce us to the places that operate at the margins of the planet.
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Canberra’s largest private gallery.
May 30 to June 16 Illuminated artefacts paintings by Julian Laffan.
Also, Reflective space porcelain by Sandra Black.
June 20 to July 7 paintings by Crispin Akerman.
Also, C O V E T: Contemporary Jewellery – Robin Wells, Melanie Katsalidis, Leslie Matthews, Tae Schmeisser, Joungmee Do and Daehoon Kang.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 23 Giles Ryder is based between Thailand and Australia. Writing of Ryder’s practice, art critic Robert Nelson has suggested that the artist is ‘…energized by ambiguity, shifts and blurs in perception and meaning, and by the participation of others, in various forms’.
To June 23 Glass Glyphs by G.W. Bot – an exploration of the ideas of language, symbols and materials.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 9 (Block 7) Gallery 1: Endangered Species by Rachel Head. Gallery 2: ‘Excusez-moi?’ by Tom Buckland and Belle Palmer. Gallery 3: Same Time, Same Place – Artists Society of Canberra.
June 13 to 30 (Block 8) Gallery 1: Elegy for Winter – Luke Aleksandrow, Jacqueline Bradley, Chris Carmody, Denise Ferris, Annika Harding, Ellis Hutch and Shags. Read more… Gallery 2: From Subjugation to Freedom by Rachell Theodorakis. Gallery 3: Gatherings by Students from the Indigenous youth Artist development program.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
June 7 to Sept 1 Monet: Impression Sunrise.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
The National Portrait Gallery is closed for renovations for a few months. During this time we will have other local exhibition venues, an expanded online program (think interactive virtual excursions), and an array of travelling and outreach programs hitting the road! See what adventures beckon at portrait.gov.au
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
June 13 to July 21 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Established in 1988, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize encourages both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture.
June 13 to July 21 Forgotten River by Badger Bates and Justine Muller – a timeline of the love artists Bates and Muller have for the Barka, or Darling River – ‘our mother and the blood in our veins’ – and its people, the Barkandji.
Humble House gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Through June Kathleen Rhee, Kylie Fogarty, Michaela Laurie, Li Xinsheng and Wang Fangcheng.
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
May 30 to June 23 Gallery 1: Ceramic works by Trenna Langdon.
June 15 to July 14 (opening Sat June 15, 2pm) Wool Shed gallery: 3 Sculptures, 3 Spaces – Shaun Hayes, Michael Le Grand and Peter Vandermark. Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun, 12.00 to 3.00.