Spring 2017 – Canberra Visual Arts

Recommendations for 2017 spring Canberra visual arts

Here’s a list of exhibitions my recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in spring of 2017.

Here’s my list (so far) – there are more shows to see



Top of the list for any lovers of photography

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NGA: Collection Exhibition: Russian Avant-Garde

A small NGA exhibition that surprised me. It is definitely more interesting than as advertised.
NGA: Russian avant-garde – till 29 Jan 2018

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National Library of Australia

When visiting the Peter Dombrovskis exhibition at the NLA – don’t miss the small exhibition in the next room.
National Library of Australia till 2nd February 2018

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NGA Exhibition:  Namatjira: Painting Country

Saw this NGA exhibition for a second time – highly recommended.
NGA till 19 November 2017 – click here.

NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass

17 August to 15 October 2017

Curated by: Barbara Campbell and Jane Cush  – click here


NGA Photography

Various works in many locations – The NGA does not have a dedicated photography gallery – at present there are some very good selections of photography on exhibition but alas they are scattered throughout the building. This makes it almost like a “where’s Wally’ exercise as lovers of the medium wander about the whole gallery trying to spot them. But what is on exhibition does actually make it worth it – if you have the time and energy.

Here’s a gem of a small but wonderful NGA photography exhibition – Mexican Modernism – click here  Till 26 November 2017


ANCA: Precipice | Annika Romeyn

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Rosalie Gascoigne at the NGA

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Drill Hall Gallery (ANU)

The ANU Drill is always worth calling by to see their exhibitions.

Here’s link to their exhibitions.


National Museum of Australia

SONGLINES: Tracking The Seven Sisters

a major museum exhibition at the National Museum of Australia (Canberra); yet to see it; another major museum exhibition undertaking by the NMA.



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