Summer 2017-2018 – Canberra Visual Arts

Recommendations for 2017 summer Canberra visual arts

Here’s my list of exhibitions  – recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra  during December 2017 – January 2018.

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

While attention usually focuses on the ‘special’ and the ‘blockbuster’ exhibition, there are always a host of works to be enjoyed within the exhibitions staged from the institution’s own fabulous collections.

It is worth the travel just to take these in. You will enjoy them I can assure you.

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At the National Gallery of Australia

NGA International collection exhibitions (free entry) – click here.

NGA Australian Art exhibitions (free entry) – click here.

David Hockney at the NGA (Prints) (free entry) – click here

Otto Dix and August Sander  – War, people, landscape (free)   click here 

Namatjira: Painting Country (free entry)

highly recommended. NGA till 3 April 2018 – click here. 

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Australian National Portrait Gallery

There’s much to see at the NPG:

Starstruck: Film Stills (Entry fee) – click here.

2017 Digital Portrait Prize – click here.

The NPG Collection exhibitions  (some real gems here) – click here.

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National Library of Australia

DOMBROVSKIS: JOURNEYS INTO THE WILD

Top of the list for any lovers of photography (free entry)

Click here for more on the exhibition

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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.
CHINESE POSTERS 1949-1976
National Library of Australia till 2nd February 2018 (free entry)

Click here for information

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NGA Photography

The NGA does not have a dedicated photography gallery. But there are many works scattered throughout the Australian and International collections exhibitions.

As I keep saying – 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 wonderful NGA photography exhibition –

Otto Dix and August Sander  – War, people, landscape (free entry)

click here for more

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Rosalie Gascoigne at the NGA

Click here for more

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Nancy Sever Gallery

A commercial gallery well worth the visit – and note Nancy has moved – now located at a wonderful gallery space at Gorman House.

Closed after the Michael Taylor exhibition closes 17th Dec – till February 2018.

Michael Taylor at Nancy Sever

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The Photography Room

Kingston Markets – open on most Sundays. click here

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Photoaccess

usually a selection of photography – click here.

(confusing website)

 

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Drill Hall Gallery (ANU)

The ANU Drill is always worth calling by to see their exhibitions. (free entry)

Here’s link to their exhibitions.

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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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