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Canberra's arts diary from January 8

Arts diary – January 8

What's on in Canberra's art scene


Belconnen Arts Centre: College Express 7. An exhibition of artwork by students from north Canberra colleges. Until January 31. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. See:

Canberra Glassworks: Borland+Borland. A photographic and glass exhibition that explores the formal and conceptual qualities of each practice. Until February 7. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston. See: 

Canberra Museum and Gallery: Home in Time. This exhibition focuses on 10 homes from 100 Canberra Houses: A Century of Capital Architecture, written by Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts to commemorate Canberra's centenary. Capital and country: the Federation years 1900-1914 is a celebration of the art of the then newly federated Australia alongside the work of Australians living in Europe during this formative period. All until February 21. Wendy Saddington: Underground Icon is an exhibition mapping Saddington's career as a celebrity and influential figure in Australian popular music history. Until April 17. Open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm. Corner of London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City. See:


Ginninderra School House Gallery: An Artist's PerspectiveAn exhibition by prominent local watercolour artist Jan Vincent featuring flower paintings and landscapes. Until January 30. Open Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-4pm. Sweet Copper, Ginninderra School House Gallery, Old Ginninderra Village, 3/11 O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls. See:, or ph: 0417 414 641. Regional Gallery: Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent. A selection of works examining the complexities of current social and political issues. Until February 20. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm. Civic Centre, corner of Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn. Ph: 02 4842 3494 or see:

Museum of Australian Democracy: Behind the Lines 2015: The year's best political cartoons. This selection of 80 cartoons reveals how Australia's political cartoonists viewed the biggest events of the year and pushed the boundaries while contributing to our political and social discourse. Until November. Right Here Now: A powerful regional voice in our democracy. A unique collection of works from around regional Australia featuring collaborations between up-and-coming artists and experienced mentors with a distinctive rural focus. Until March. Open daily, 9am-5pm. 18 King George Terrace, Parkes. Ph: 6270 8222 or see:

National Gallery of Australia: Tom Roberts. This exhibition brings together Tom Roberts' most famous paintings. Until March 28. The World is Beautiful. Featuring photographs taken over the past 100 years, this exhibition looks at the way the camera interacts with things in the world. Until April 10. Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work. Showcases elaborate graphic artworks from one of the most innovative print workshops of the 20th century. Until May 8. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Parkes Place, Parkes. Ph: 6240 6411 or see:

NGA Contemporary: The Last Temptation. Featuring the work of Ken and Julia Yonetani, this collaborative installation utilises uranium glass and ultraviolet light in a bold response to the nuclear industry. Until April 3. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Parkes Place, Parkes. Ph: 6240 6411 or see:

National Library of Australia: Celestial Empire: Life in China 1644-1911. An exhibition featuring exquisite artefacts, prints and artworks from 300 years of Chinese culture. In partnership with the National Library of China. Until May 22. Open daily: 10am to 5pm. Exhibition Gallery, ground floor, Parkes Place, Parkes. ACT. Ph: 02 6262 1111.

National Portrait Gallery: Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the macabre and the portrait. An exhibition providing insight into the life and times of our Victorian forebears, recounting the colonial tales of crime and savagery that defined the period. Until February 28. Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award. Outstanding finalist works from the competition, supporting artists working with screen-based technology. Until April 25. Open daily 10am-5pm. King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Ph: 6102 7000 or see:  

Suki & Hugh Gallery: In Black and White. A series of photographic projects taken from around the world by Canberra-raised photographer Ali Nasseri​. Until February 7. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-5pm. 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore. Ph: 6238 1398 or see:

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