January/February 2021 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. Closed public hols.
Jan 27 to Feb 14 Pinched Paintings by Abbey Jamieson and Rowan McGinness. Jamieson and McGinness produce a playful landscape of painted ceramic objects.

Abbey Jamieson & Rowan McGinness, Pinched Paintings – Stacked, 2020. mixed media on ceramic, dimensions variable. Photograph: Kerry Martin. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Feb 24 to March 14 Supernatural Light Affinity – Yvette Hamilton, Ali Noble, Lisa Sammut and Helen Shelley, come together to share a collective veneration for their internal and external worlds.

Ali Nobile, Flag for a Secret Society: Hope Conjurors, 2020, handsewn velveteen, thread, glue, felt and dowling rod, 20 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes 2600.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28 The Unsolicited Proposals Unit – Roy Ananda, Jacqueline Bradley, Saskia Haalebos, Bernadette Klavins, Raquel Ormella, Margaret Richards and James Tylor. Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano.

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
(02) 6207-3968.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
CMAG is closed until Jan 10.
Jan 23 to May 15 Unequal Hours by Anna Madeleine Raupach.

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 2612.
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.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Instagram: @nishigallery
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).
Gallery re-opens Jan 19: 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.
Feb 11 to 28 axis assemblages by Alex Asch.
Also, Journey prints and works on paper by Dean Bowen.

Alex Asch, Unfamiliar sky, painted metal, formply, concrete residue, 65 x 155cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Dean Bowen, Retrieving Dog, monotype, 44 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. See website for updates.
Jan 13 to March 14 The Redemption of Colour by Scott Chaseling. From architecture to fashion, has contemporary life become too monochrome? Chaseling investigates our complex relationship with colour and what colour symbolises today. By using transparent coloured glass in geometric formations, he creates pieces that shift, change and evolve only through physically experiencing them in person.

Scott Chaseling, 99 Bottles (detail), 2013, blown glass, metal frame. Courtesy the artist and Canberra Glassworks

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Jan 14 to 31 Gallery 1 Double Standard – group show. Gallery 2 M16 Chairs’ Prize: Amy Powell (EASS award). Gallery 3 Melbourne Fragments: Phil Page.
Feb 4 to 21 Gallery 1 Pattern/Pleat by Al Munro. Gallery 2 Looking forward looking back by Luna Ryan. Gallery 3 Colony meets Colony by Karynne Ledger.
Feb 25 to March 14 Gallery 1 PANTONE 311 – Marsden Arts Group. Gallery 2 Framework of Injustice by Melissa Beowulf. Gallery 3 I am Strong by Angharad Dean.

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6232-6041.
Megalo has partially reopened the studio doors, to members only. Visit their website for online exhibition programming.

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6240-6411.
Timed entry. Bookings are essential and conditions apply.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 4 Know My Name Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now. Free.
Visit website for full exhibition program.

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2600.
(02) 6262-1111.
Free entry.
View website for opening times and exhibitions.

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
(02) 6102-7000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Greater Canberra

Belco Arts
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
(02) 6173-3300.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Jan 31 L I Q U I D – a survey exhibition of glass and ceramic artists applauding the beauty and sense of intimacy experienced when using an exquisitely crafted vessel. Read more…
Also, Shimmering – a selected exhibition by eight members of the Eurobodalla Fibre Textile and Artists Group (EFTAG), inspired by one of Australia’s leading fibre artists, Mona Hessing, who sadly passed away in 2001.

Julie Armstrong: Shimmering Gypsy Heart Breastplate, sisal braid, cotton, wood, wire, 75 x 40 x 20cm; and The Rising, sisal braid, cotton, wire, 95 x 60 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Belco Arts

Also, (In)visible: Belonging – this online exhibition aims to create a sense of shared identity and belonging and give disability a positive, vibrant and visible presence.

Strathnairn Arts Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 11 to March 4 Gallery 1: Ceramics by Annie Parnell. Recipient of the 2019 ANU School of Art EASS Award.

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