April 2019 Listings
Civic Inner North
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 What Remains by Michelle Day.
April 10 to 28 (opening Wed April 10, 6pm) Ocular Demand by Joel Arthur.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon 2612.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Blaze Thirteen – Dean Cross, Skye Jamieson, Alex Lundy, Shags and Joshua Sleeman-Taylor. Curated by David Broker.
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
Director: Terence Maloon. Free admission.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 14 Hassall Collection – a masterpiece collection of Australian art.
April 19 to June 9 I hope you get this by Raquel Ormella, and Arborescent by Elizabeth Cross.
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
105 Childers Street, Acton 2602.
During Main Gallery exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, closed Sat-Mon and public hols.
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon 2601.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To April 6 Soul and Mortar.
Art is called to action in this group exhibition curated by Chloe Mandryk for Canberra’s ‘Art, Not Apart’ festival addressing a range of subjects from climate change, a living-wage to queer identity, human rights, age-ism and growing pains. Artists: Kevin Adrian Miller, Rowena Boyd, Toni Hassan, Kirrily Jordan, Rory King, Peter McLean, Holly Murney and Misklectic; artnotapart.com
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
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 contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, glass and ceramics by established and emerging Australian artists.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 14 Incidental Damage by Joshua Sleeman-Taylor.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 12 Long Held Customs – Spike Deane, Peter Nilsson and Luna Ryan. The artists consider how people gather at meeting places to share stories. Passed on from antiquity, many of these stories become the myths and legends that are embellished and passed on as a means to understand the known world.
Also, Smokestack Gallery: Perceived Indifference by Mariana del Castillo – Canberra-based artist del Castillo uses the rich and varied cultural legacy of her native Ecuador along with layered complexities of art history to create a body of work that provides the viewer with a uniquely invigorating aesthetic.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 Gallery 1a: Activity Centres by Skye Jamieson and Kendall Manz.
Gallery 1b: Many streams – Chris Holly, Akka Ballenger Constantin, Harvey Welsh and Tricia Woodhouse.
Gallery 2: Through a Glass, Darkly by Emilio Cresciani.
Gallery 3: Uncovering Mount Taylor by Julie Goodwin.
April 11 to 28 Gallery 1: BABEL by Graham Eadie.
Gallery 2: One by Murray Kirkland.
Gallery 3: Treading Lightly in One Place by Robert Bleyerveen.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. To April 7 Earth/Sky.
To April 28 Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate.
To May 19 Power & Imagination – Conceptual Art.
To July 21 NGA Play: Sally Smart.
To Aug 25 Māori Markings: Tā Moko.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed from April 23 to late September for renovation works.
To April 7 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – an exhibition of the finalists and winner of our annual and popular competition.
To April 22 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.
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To April 28 Cosmic Speculations by David Jensz – this exhibition involves the construction and fabrication of sculptural objects that reflect on the patterns that underpin the intricacy of life.
Also, Occupy by S.A. Adair – the resonance of an environment and how we engage with it, occupy it and manoeuvre through it interests Adair as a point of exploration.
Also, Land: Place: Site (variation one) by Wendy Teakel – this exhibition stands as a reminder of the agricultural heritage of Australia, and our need to frame and tame spaces through creating boundaries and fences.
To June 18 IGNITE: 7 (Autumn Series) – artists with lived experience of disability exhibit their work in venues across Canberra.
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
March 30 to May 26 (opening Sat March 30, 2pm) Woolshed Gallery: Brindabellas and beyond by Alex Kosmas and Janet Coker. Alex Kosmas’ work shown in conjunction with Australian Galleries Melbourne & Sydney. To be opened by Ron Robertson-Swann OAM – sculptor and painter.
April 4 to 28 (opening Thurs April 4, 4pm) Homestead Gallery 1: The Missing Garden by Maya Pearce. Pearce is a contemporary artist from China. She started watercolour painting when she moved to Australia three years ago. Pearce has always been interested in exploring the emotional state that lies beneath the surface. In this exhibition, the artist will display her latest works that show her underlying feelings as a new immigrant in Australia over the last two years.