Arts diary – February 12
What's on in Canberra's art scene
Beaver Galleries: Drifting Past. An exploration of the physical world through photography and digital manipulation by Sophia Szilagyi. Living in the Clouds. Jenny Orchard presents a collection of ceramics and works on paper that express the connected nature of all life and matter. Both until February 28. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. 81 Denison Street, Deakin. See: beavergalleries.com.au.
Belconnen Arts Centre: Dream Machine. A mixed media exhibition that takes a ride through the culmination of many hands, imaginings and stories from the past, located somewhere between analogue, digital and future unimaginable technologies. Messages from Canberra: Screen printed posters from Megalo. A vibrant, quirky, and sometimes shocking insight into the power of the print medium to reach the Canberra community. All until February 28. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. See: belconnenartscentre.com.au.
Bungendore Fine Art: 4 Eclectic Styles. Featuring works by artists Sandra Maw, Leonie Bell, Janet Angus and Antoinette Karsten which draw on a diverse and exciting range of subjects and media. Until February 29. Open daily, 10am-4.30pm. 42b Ellendon Street, Bungendore. See: bungendorefineart.com.au.
CCAS Gorman Arts Centre: I Will Never Fade Away From You. Auckland-based artist Lonnie Hutchinson draws on different art forms to explore feminism, historical narratives and her Maori and Pacific Island heritage. Weak in Colour but Strong in Blood. A glass work exhibition by Yhonnie Scarce that focuses on the ongoing effects of colonisation underscored by the artist's Indigenous heritage. Both until Saturday. Open Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. See: ccas.com.au.
Craft ACT: Emerging Contemporaries. An exhibition shining a spotlight on our nation's next wave of craft and design practitioners. Reminiscences and Reflections. Artist Mi-Kyung Myung's works combine western and oriental influences with a focus on harmony with nature and modern architecture. Looking for the i in Desire. An exploration of the connectivity of the space between object and representation using textiles. All until March 26. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm. Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit Canberra. See: craftact.org.au ph: 6262 9333.
Gallery of Australian Design: Visionary. An exhibition that takes a creative approach to Australian issues and provides an insight into creative and design thinking processes of Australian researches. Until February 27. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 47 Jardine Street, Kingston. See: gad.org.au/exhibition.
Gallery@bcs: Nitty Gritty – On the Front Line. Creative expression from some of the front line community workers in Canberra. Until February 19. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm. Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen. Ph: 6264 0200.
M16 Artspace: Undertoe. A photographic exhibition by Canberra-based artist Dorte Conroy. Remember That Time. A collection of painting, sculpture and video works that explore an array of social, political and cultural issues. Touch. An installation of clay figures and video that address themes of humanity and transcendence. Dry. Photographic works that aim to challenge the perception of time and experience. All until February 28. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5pm. 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Ph: 6295 9438 or see: m16artspace.com.au.
Nancy Sever Gallery: Women Artists from Warmun, WA. Five women from the remote East Kimberley region in WA present paintings that are simultaneously geographical, historical and biographical explorations of country. Until March 6. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm. 4/6 Kennedy Street, Kingston. See: nancysevergallery.com.au.
Nishi Gallery: Voyage. Tommy Balogh presents a series of colour-changing and glowing paintings, the culmination of time spent working with a team of engineers, lighting experts and technicians. Until February 21. Open most days, noon-midnight. New Acton Precinct, Corner of Edinburgh Avenue and Marcus Clarke Street, New Acton. See: www.newacton.com.au.
Strathnairn Arts: Studio Road. Features the recent body of work by emerging artist Richilde Flavell. Paintings by Harriet Mitchell. A personal exhibition centring on the familiar and the mundane aspects of life. Both until February 21. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm. 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. Ph: 6254 2134 or see: strathnairn.com.au.
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