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Aarwun Gallery: Works by Melanie Mille, Geoff Dyer & glass works by Tina Cooper, permanent exhibition. Open daily 10AM–5PM or by appointment. Federation Square, Gold Creek Village. T. 02 6230 2055
ANCA Gallery, Dickson: Baby You’re So Vain, is a collaborative exhibition featuring artists working in a variety of mediums. The work will explore the human form and items used to adorn it, such as clothing, jewellery and accessories. Until–Sept 11. Ten, ceramic figures fused with metal by Teffany Thiedeman. Marking Time, by Helene Shannos, is a meditation on time. Including works on paper, canvas and in clay exploring this theme. Sept 14–25. Encuentro Inc, Bridges Project, presents Bridges art exhibition and a book launch as part of a multi-art project sponsored by ArtsACT. Five writers and five visual artists worked together exploring connections, bridges, between their different cultural backgrounds and experiences and their present life in Australia. Sept 28–Oct 9. 1 Rosevear Pl, Dickson. Open Wed–Sun 12PM–5PM. T. 02 6247 8736 E. email@example.com www.anca.canberra.net.au *
ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery: Budawang, works produced as a result of the Field Studies unit visit to Budawang National Park. The Wedding Expo, a group exhibition by local artists responding to recent celebrity and fictional weddings, and the mythologies and paraphernalia surrounding a wedding. Sept 6–11. As part of the Dimensions Variable Contemporary Sculpture Festival, Strathnairn, Strathnairn Ceramic Studio holders Christopher Harman, Debra Boyd-Goggin, Sally Howes, Jennifer Jones, Dimity Goldie and Peter Latona, showcase their new work. Until Sept 4. Cnr of Ellery Cres & Liversidge St, Acton T. 02 6125 5841
ANU School of Art Gallery: Design Showcase, a showcase of objects designed and made by staff of the School of Art. Artists include Johannes Kuhnen, Gilbert Riedelbauch, Richard Whitely, John Reid, Janet deBoos and Di Fogwell. until–Sept 25. Cnr of Ellery Crescent & Liversidge St, Acton T. 02 6125 5841 www.anu.edu.au/ITA/CSA/gallery/
Australian National War Memorial: Striking by night, permanent exhibition. Open daily 10AM–5PM. Anzac Pde, Campbell. T. 02 6243 4211 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.awm.gov.au
Beaver Galleries: Avital Sheffer, ceramics in colours of the arid desert, Sheffer’s forms appear as actual antiquities at first glance. They resemble ancient domes, bottles and vessels, as intricate as the many middle–eastern cultures that they embody. Sep 8–26. Warlukurlangu Artists, this exhibition of paintings includes renowned artists Shorty Robertson, Paddy Stewart, Judy Watson, Liddy Walker, Jack Ross, Betsy Lewis, Paddy Sims and Bessie Sims. Sept 8–26. Surface Tension, sculptures by Anna Eggert.
The Garden, paintings by Kate Dourrough. Until–Sept 5. 81 Denison St, Deakin. Open daily 10AM–5PM. T. 02 6282 5294 E. email@example.com, www.beavergalleries.com.au
Canberra Photographic Society: Meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tue of each month with lectures, workshops and more. 7.45PM. Studio Room, Griffin Centre, Bunda St, Civic. T. 02 6258 5343 or 02 6254 2482 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House: The Wallflower, group show curated by Eve Sullivan. Opening Sept 16–Oct 15:6PM. Cube2 Anton Martin. Gorman House, Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Open Thu—Fri, 11AM–5PM, Sat 10AM–4PM. T. 02 6247 0188 E. email@example.com www.ccas.com.au
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka: Retro-Active, group show curated by Julian Laffan. Opening Sept 22:6PM–Oct 2:6PM. 19 Furneaux St Manuka. T. 02 6247 0188 www.ccas.com.au
Canberra Institute of Botanical Art: Canberra Botanical Exhibition 2005, annual exhibition of paintings by botanical artists in ACT and NSW. Opening Sept 23:6PM. Free entry. Sept 24–Oct 2:10AM–4PM daily. Canberra Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross St. Black Mountain. T. 02 6278 6555 www.caninsbotart.com/canbot1/index.html
Canberra School of Photography: Ongoing creative courses & workshops in digital or film camera. Lvl 1, 14–16 Colbee Crt, Phillip.
T. 02 6232 5250 or 0412 412 223
Canberra Museum & Gallery (CMAG): Reflecting Canberra, permanent exhibition; Within Living Memory, permanent exhibition. Never Upstaged Ever Again, Stewart Bailey. Gone Tomorrow, Peter Maloney. A Canberra based artist, Maloney uses painting and photography to explore social and personal issues. Until–Oct 30. Civic Sq, Canberra City. Open Tue—Fri 10AM–5PM, Sat—Sun 12–4PM. T. 02 6207 3968
E .Jake.Livingston@act.edu.au or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapman Gallery: Paintings by Jerzy Michalski, Bronze Sculpture by Philip Peperedes, until Sept 4. Captain Cook Cres, Manuka. Paintings by Wendy Sharpe, Sept 9–Oct 14. Elisabeth Cummings, Nov 4–28. Utopia Revised, Dec 2–Jan 20. Open Wed—Sun 11AM–6PM. T. 02 6295 2550 www.chapmangallery.com.au
Chisholm Street Gallery: Dare to Wear, featuring an exclusive collection of wearable art and decorative jewellery for sale or just looking. Until Oct 30. 13 Chisholm St, Ainslie. 10AM–5PM weekends or by appointment. T. 02 6247 8042 or email email@example.com
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre: 2005 Ranamok Glass Prize, undoubtedly the pinnacle competition for studio glass in Australia, this year sees the launch of the competition and announcement of the winner, hosted in both Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 at Craft ACT. Until Sept 25. UCAN Design Block 1 of 3, Craft ACT Showcases at The Canberra Centre. The first in a series of three exhibitions showcasing the breadth of talent and approach to object design from the University of Canberra, School of Design. Until Sept 25. Elements of Canberra–wood, Matthew Harding, Crucible: Harding references water and fire and their relationship to the environment of the ACT in his carved and ebonized wood sculptures.
Until Sept 25. Wrist, Virginia Aland, Front Counter,
a compact and conceptual series looking at the relation of object design to the body. South Coast based artist Virginia Aland creates beaded jewellery in response to the wrist. Until Sept 25. Open Tues–Fri 10AM–4PM, Sat Sun 12–4PM. Lvl 1
North Building, 180 London Cct, Canberra City.
T. 02 6262 9333 www.craftact.org.au
CSIRO Discovery Centre: Showcases CSIRO’s achievements in science and technology for Australia. Clunes Ross St, Black Mountain.
Open Mon—Fri 9AM–5PM. T. 02 6246 4646 www.discovery.csiro.au
DADA: Disability & Disadvantaged in the Arts ACT encourages all creative art forms at all levels of participation. T. 02 6230 6505
Floriade 2005: Rock ‘n’ Rock Trail Highlights: Australian War Memorial: The Vietnam War saw many big stars of the day tour South Vietnam: Johnny O‚Keefe, Little Pattie and Lorrae Desmond
to name but a few. Tour Sept 19 and Oct 11: 11.30AM–12.30PM. Exhibition Sept 17–Oct 16:9AM–5PM Daily. Treloar Cres top of Anzac Parade Campbell. T. 02 6243 4211 www.awm.gov.au
National Archives of Australia: See genuine memorabilia from the Beatles, Col Joye and the Joy Boys and journey back to 1960 with host Johnny O’Keefe and watch a founding episode of Six O’clock Rock. Sept 17–Oct 16. Open 9AM–5PM daily. Queen Victoria Terrace Parkes Canberra. T. 02 6212 3600 www.naa.gov.au
National Film Sound Archives: Celebrate rock ‘n’ roll in Australia with the Sights and Sounds exhibition featuring memorabilia from Col Joye and Ol’55. Trail events: Vinyl Record Show, 12.30–2PM Tues and Thurs. Introducing the National Film and Sound Archive, 11AM and 2PM Sat and Suns. Sept 17–Oct 16. Open 9AM–5PM Mon–Fri, 10AM–5PM Sat–Sun. McCoy Circuit Acton Canberra. T. 02 6248 2000 www.screensound.gov.au
Gallery 289: Works by Canberra artists, permanent exhibition. 289 Canberra Ave, Fyshwick. Open Mon—Fri 9AM–5PM, Sat 9AM–12PM. T. 02 6280 5700
Drill Hall Gallery: Open Wed—Sun 12–5 PM. Kingsley St ANU. T. 02 6162 5832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginninderra Galleries: Contemporary Jewellery and Art Glass, exciting new collection of contemporary silver jewellery and hand-crafted art glass. 19 O’Hanlon Place, Gold Creek Village, Nicholls. Open daily 10AM–5PM. T. 02 6230 2922
Helen Maxwell Gallery: Alexander in Iraq, paintings by Graeme Eadie, Birdsong by Diana Boyer. Until Sept 11. Derek O’Connor and Wilma Tabacco, Sept 16–Oct 16. Lvl 1, 42 Mort St, Braddon. Open Wed—Sat 11–5PM, Sun 11AM–3PM. T. 02 6257 8422 www.helenmaxwell.com
Impressions on Paper Gallery: Pyjama Days and Others, lithographs and wood cuts by Mark Kobal. Sept 1–25:11AM–5PM. Tues–Sun. 7 Lonsdale St Braddon. T. 02 6161 3185 www.impressionsonpaper.com.au
Julie Ryder: Art and the Bryophyte, explore the inherent beauty of bryophytes, an ancient group of plants that carpet the Earth and provide a ‘geo-mat’ that balances ecosystems through Julie Ryder’s art, until–Nov 13:9AM–4:30PM. Australian National Botanic Gardens Clunies Ross St Acton. T. 02 6250 9540 http://www.anbg.gov.au/
Lanyon Homestead: The Convict Years; Within Living Memory; The Cunningham Family Album, permanent exhibitions. Open daily 11AM–1PM. Tharwa Drv, Tharwa. T. 02 6207 2173
Mawson Gallery: ART HAPPENTS!, designer-painter Emilia Rossi waits for her bold oils to emerge from her dreams, while Lars Nissen waits for the patterns of nature to guide his carved hebel block, garden and bush sculpture. Until Sept 11. Open Wed–Sun:10.30AM–5.30PM. 63 Wilkins St, Mawson. T. 02 6161 2177 www.mawsongallery.com
M16 Artspace: Too Different Books, Dove Lake and Bed of Roses, an exhibition of recent work by Peter Smith. 12–5PM Wed—Sun. 16 Mildura St, Fyshwick. T. 02 6295 9438 E.email@example.com www.m16artspace.com
Marsden Group: Annual exhibition, 12 local artists using a variety of artwork and mediums. Until Sept 5. Watson Arts Centre Gallery, 1 Aspinall St, Watson. Open daily 10AM–4PM. 24 Marsden St Dickson. T. 0402 237 714
Megalo Print Studio & Gallery: Megalo is a non profit visual arts organisation that provides artists and the community with access to specialist printmaking facilities. 49 Phillip Ave, Watson (Canberra Technology Park). Open Mon—Sat 9.30AM–4.30PM. T. 02 6241 4844
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Naomi Crowther: Poppymania, until Oct 29. Forrest Inn Gallery. T. 02 6295 3433
National Gallery of Australia: Bill Viola, The Passions, a mesmerising exhibition of recent video works by the internationally-renowned American artist Bill Viola. Since the 1970s his videotapes and installations have dealt with themes of perception, memory and self-awareness, until Nov 6. Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, until–Oct 9; Open daily 10AM–5PM. Parkes Pl, Parkes. T. 02 6240 6502 www.nga.gov.au
National Museum of Australia: Toolan Koortakay and We’re Here, until Dec 31. Extremes: Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, until Oct 9. Open 9AM–5PM, Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula. T. 02 6208 5021
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National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House: Cecil Beaton: Portraits. Sept 16–Nov 27. Open daily 9AM–5PM. King George Terrace,
Parkes. T. 02 6270 8236 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.portrait.gov.au
Nolan Gallery: The Foundation Collection, permanent exhibition. Tharwa Dr, Tharwa. Open Tue—Sun & most public holidays 10AM–4PM.T. 02 6237 5192
Old Parliament House: The Party Rooms, three restored, significant party rooms used by Australia’s major political parties, until Dec 06. Open daily 9AM–5PM. King George Terrace, Parkes.
T. 02 6270 8282 www.oldparliamenthouse.gov.au
Om Shanti College Gallery Space: New work by Rob Vera, whose inspiration is her immediate environment, music, alternative contemporary lifestyle, and great past artists. Until–Sept 26. Open Mon–Fri 12–6PM. upstairs 2A Barker St Griffith Shops. T. 0410 738 610 www.omshanticollege.com.au
Paintbox Fine Art: Open daily:11AM–5PM. 32 Londsdale St, Braddon. T. 02 6162 1717 www.paintboxfineart.com
PhotoAccess: Hew Davies Gallery: Courses available in black & white and digital photography. Manuka Arts Centre, Cnr New South Wales Cres & Manuka Circle. Open Tue—Sat 11AM–5PM.
T. 02 6295 7810 E. email@example.com www.photoaccess.org.au
Qian Wei: Chinese Brush Pen Works, by Qian Wei. Chian Tea Garrery Gifts. 2/29–31 Badham St, Dickson. 10AM–6PM daily. T 02 6230 0888
Rick Beviss and Simon Fairweather: 31 Ellendon St Bungendore (the old fire shed). T. 02 6238 2326
Schneider Gallery: Permanent exhibition by Annette Schneider. Michelago Service Station, cnr Monaro Hwy & Ryrie St, Michelago. Open daily 6–9PM.
SCOOP@Strathnairn: Buy studio–direct work from members of Strathnairn Arts Cooperative, all handmade in Canberra. Open Sat–Sun 10AM–4.30PM. Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt.
T. 02 6254 2134 www.strathnairn.com
Solander Gallery: Canberra’s ‘Leading Five’ Art Gallery established March 1974. 10 Schlich St Yarralumla ACT. Open Wed—Sun 10AM–5PM
T. 02 6285 2218 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.solander.com.au
Stephanie Burns Fine Art: 200 Years of European Art, Important Works on Paper, curated by Laurence Fuller Goya, Freud, Kollwitz, Durer, Bacon, Pechstein, Cézanne, Kokoschka, Delacroix, Moore. Sept 14–Oct 23:11AM–5PM Wed–Sun. 25 Bentham St, Yarralumla (behind the Post Office). T. 02 6161 9138 www.stephanieburns.com.au
Strathnairn Homestead Gallery: A Gentle Heart, ceramics by Helen Martin and paper by Libby Jones.This exhibition is made possible through the EASS program at the ANU School of Art. Sept 3–11. Surface, recent glass, ceramics and painting by Deborah Boyd-Goggin and Chris Harman. Sept 17–Oct 2. Sat Sun 10AM–4.30PM. 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt. T. 02 6254 2134 strathnairn.com.au
StudioMAP: Celebrating 10 years, after school and Sat art classes for children and teens as well as school holiday art workshops. Former parks, Gardend Depot, Throsby Lane, Griffith. Open Mon—Fri 10AM–6PM Sat 9AM–4PM. T. 02 6295 2721 www.studiomap.com.au
The Artist Shed: Open Daily 10AM–6PM. 14 Foster St Queanbeyan off Yass Road. The Artist Shed an artist run working studio gallery. Open daily 10AM–6PM. T. 02 6297 0336 M. 0418 237 766
Teatro Vivaldi: The walls of Canberra’s cabaret and theatre restaurant boast an extensive and intriguing collection of Broadway and West End theatre posters and Noël Coward memorabilia making it a visual feast for anyone with an interest in musical theatre. ANU Arts Centre. T. 02 6257 2718
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery: Cnr Reed & Cowlishaw Sts Greenway. Open Mon—Fri 9AM–5PM, Sat & Sun 1–5PM. T. 02 6293 1443 www.tca.asn.au
Watson Arts Centre Gallery: Recent works from the Marsden Group of artists, closes Sept 5, Canberra Potters’ Society Annual Members’ Exhibition Sept 17–Oct 3. Thermocouple, ceramics from Chris Harford and Cathy Franzi Oct 6–16. Potters Place, creations in clay. Open every week. Until–Sept 4. 1 Aspinall St, Watson. Open Thu–Sun & most public holidays 10AM–4PM. T. 02 6241 1670. E. email@example.com www.canberrapotters.com.au