May/June 2020 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
1 Rosevear Place, Dickson 2602.
Currently closed but open online.
ACCA’s website is also hosting studio tours, public symposiums, artmaking activities for artists, students and families, an ACCA Book Club, Sunday Session exhibition archive insights with ACCA’s Gallery Attendants and ACCA publications, all free and launched online during May/June.
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City 2600.
To July 24 Seeing Canberra. As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation. As it developed, artists have seen Canberra through different lenses, and these have shaped the way they understood and interpreted the evolving landscape. In this exhibition, drawn primarily from CMAG’s collection, visitors will journey through four key periods of the city’s development and for each, will encounter an object that represents a prism to understand a way of seeing at that time.
Ongoing, The Nolan Collection – an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the Nation in 1974. The exhibition features photographs and original text following Nolan’s personal and creative journey from St Kilda lad, to sophisticated artist.
UPDATE: Canberra Museum and Gallery is closed until further notice. Digital programs are being developed and made accessible online.
Nancy Sever Gallery
Gorman Arts Centre, B Hall, cnr Batman and Currong streets, Braddon 2612.
UPDATE: Nancy Sever Gallery is closed until further notice but will continue to operate online.
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive), Acton 2601.
Director: Terence Maloon.
UPDATE: ANU Drill Hall Gallery is closed until further notice. Check their website and social media platforms for catalogue essays, artists talks, lectures and insights into their art collection, music playlists and more.
81 Denison Street, Deakin 2600.
Directors: Martin & Susie Beaver (member of ACGA).
Canberra’s largest private gallery is currently open by appointment.
Please view our extensive gallery stockroom on our website.
To June 24 Graham Fransella – paintings and works on paper.
Also, Benjamin Edols & Kathy Elliott – studio glass.
May 28 to June 14 Peter Boggs– landscapes and interiors paintings.
Also, contemporary porcelain – group exhibition with work by Alice Couttopes, Neville French, Shannon Garson, Keiko Matsui, Prue Venables and Kevin White.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka
19 Furneaux Street, Manuka 2603.
UPDATE: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka is closed until further notice.
11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 10 Duty of Care by Tony Albert.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 2603.
UPDATE: M16 Artspace exhibition program is temporarily suspended. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates Q+As and studio visits.
Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604.
UPDATE: Megalo Print Studio + Gallery is closed until further notice. Visit their website for online exhibition programming.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600.
Visit their website for online exhibitions, art talks and other digital engagement programs.
NGA re-opens June 2.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes 2600.
UPDATE: National Portrait Gallery is closed until further notice. Their collection remains open for everyone to explore online. Also available: mini-movies, massive stories, portrait courses and digital resources.
Scott Leggo Gallery
45 Jardine Street, Kingston, 2604.
Premium Australian landscape photography artworks and gifts.
UPDATE: Scott Leggo Gallery is closed until further notice. You can shop online 24/7 with free delivery Australia wide.
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617.
Currently closed but open online.
Belco Arts is proud to present our first online exhibition, F A C E Unframed. Visit online and vote for your favourite work for the $500 People’s Choice Award: belcoarts.com.au/face-unframed
During COVID-19, Belco Arts is programing a series of exciting new online exhibitions, workshops and performances to continue to support artists and communities throughout this challenging time.
Strathnairn Arts Galleries
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615.
UPDATE: Strathnairn Arts Galleries closed until at least the end of May 2020. Exhibitions, like Water Works by Ellen Bennett and Jessica Peascod, will be rescheduled for the first half of 2021.