November 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.
Oct 30 to Nov 17 (opening Wed Oct 30, 6pm) [dash]topia – Monica Andrew, Barka Dreamers, Tessa Bell and Tracy Ireland, Ann Cleary, Louise Curham, Dianne Firth, Caren Florance, Katie Hayne and UK Frederick, Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Wendy Somerville, Denise Thwaites, Jen Webb and John White, curated by Jordan Williams. Read more…
Dec 4 to 15 (opening Wed Dec 4, 4pm) Evolution Device by Isabelle Mackay-Sim.

Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Shifting Sands 1, 2019, digital photo
Courtesy the artist and ANCA Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

Katie Hayne and UK Frederick, Where are we going?, 2019, inkjet print on tyvek, 80 x 50cm. Courtesy the artists 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.

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.
To Dec 15 Unrendered Room by Steven Harvey.

ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
Cnr Ellery Cres and Liversidge Street, Acton 2601.
(02) 6125-5841.
During Main Gallery exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, closed Sat-Mon and public hols.

Nishi Gallery
17 Kendall Lane, Canberra 2601.
(02) 6287-6170.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.30.
To Nov 16 Welcome to Wasteland – a presentation of projects by architects, industrial designers, furniture makers and researchers exploring the use of waste materials. The show was originally part of Melbourne Design Week and organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria. Closing party: Fri Nov 15, 6-8pm.

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.
Nov 7 to 24 Scents paintings by Elisabeth Kruger.

Elisabeth Kruger, Pause, oil on linen, 153 x 122cm. Courtesy the artists and Beaver Galleries

Nov 7 to 24 From the ground up studio glass by Ruth Oliphant.
Nov 28 to Dec 15 Slow hope paintings by Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes.

Mandy Martin, Still 1, acrylic and oil on linen, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artists and Beaver Galleries

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
(02) 6247-0188.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 10 Flesh d’lite: ANU EASS Exhibition by Ellen Sleeman-Taylor.
Nov 14 to 24 [INSERT TITLE HERE] by Belle Palmer.

Canberra Glassworks
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
(02) 6260-7005.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 7 to Jan 19, 2020 Smokestack Gallery: JamFactory Icon: Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time.

Clare Belfrage, Quiet Shifting, Orange and Oceans, 2018. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory. Photograph: Pippy Mount

M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
(02) 6295-9438.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 3 Gallery 1a: Reflection by Kate Smith. Gallery 1b: Seeing differently – Neil Lade, Diana McPhetres, Rodney Moss and Trevor Sutton. Gallery 3: As far as a life goes by Cait Wait.
Nov 7 to 24 Gallery 1: Bare Witness – Bob McKendry, Kris Kerehona, Lisa Matiazzi, Mark Mohell and Prue Hazelgrove. Gallery 2: Janet Angus. Gallery 3: Waterfront by Petros Papoulis.

Bob McKendry, River 1, 2018, material Chiffon, 1390 x 2010cm. Courtesy the artist

Nov 28 to Dec 15 Gallery 1: 2019 M16 Drawing Prize. To be judged by Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs, Landscape Architects, Collectors and Curators of Contour 556. Gallery 3: 2019 Studio 22 Awardees.

Petros Papoulis, Wollongong Reflections, 2019, gouache and mixed media on Arches paper, 42 x 29cm. Courtesy Bruce Harley

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.

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 Nov 24 Women in Vogue: Celebrating 60 years in Australia. Read more…

Charles Dennington, Adut Akech (Vogue 2018). Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

To Feb 9, 2020 The Look.
To March 9, 2020 Primed.

Adam Knott, Bryan Brown, 2008. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

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.
Nov 1 to 24 HOLD – a ceramic survey exhibition by various artists applauds the beauty and sense of intimacy experienced when using an exquisitely crafted plate or vessel.

Sara Hogwood, To Have and to Hold. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Also, Silver Lining by Painting with Parkinsons artists – works emerging from the Painting with Parkinsons program, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Ann Nugent, Opal Hearted Country. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre

Nov 29 to Feb 9, 2020 FLUX by various artists – contemporary digital art from around the world by prominent d/Deaf and disabled artists, curated by Daniel Savage.
Also, Traces IV – an open exhibition inviting entries that speak of one’s sense of place and connection to it, entries close 8 Nov.
Also, (In)visible by IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy – considers disability as a multi-layered experience.

Humble House gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 2609.
(02) 6228-1988.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Q Gallery
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan 2620.
(02) 6285-6290.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Nov 5 to 23 A Distant Shore by Rozalie Sherwood and Steve Tomlin. Two artists, two explorations of place and identity (in textiles, collage and mixed media).

Strathnairn Arts
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
(02) 6254-2134.
Free entry, all welcome.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 10 Gallery 2: Connection Canberra and Nara colours oil paintings by Stephanie Fitzsimons. Gallery 1: Art in Miniature.
Nov 14 to Dec 8 Gallery 1: From the Monaro to the Coast. Gallery 2: Surface works by Edward Desmond-Jones.

Stephanie Fitzsimons, Pink Flowers, 2019, oil on linen. Courtesy the artist and Strathnairn Arts

Stephanie Fitzsimons, Surprise Bunch of Flowers, 2018, oil on linen. 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.