Visual Arts Ephemera

A typical file will include invitations to exhibition openings, flyers, posters and other promotional material.

The files are organised alphabetically by

  • name of event (including prizes, awards and competitions)
  • group, organisation or association
  • venue (including artists' studios and virtual galleries)

Catalogues of exhibitions are housed with other publications and are searchable by name of artist or name gallery in the library catalogue.  They are not kept in these files.

To use or add to the collection, please contact the ACT Heritage Library.

GALLERY/EXHIBITION VENUE                          

CROSS REFERENCES

EARLIEST ITEM HELD

GALLERY DETAILS/ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

10 Mowle Place, Weetangera

 

2006

Exhibition venue.

14 Breona Street, Lyons

 

1995

Marcia Schofield. Studio.

19 Ulverstone Street, Lyons

 

1997

Monika Leone, Elizabeth (Buffy) Jackson, Jennifer Lowe. Studio.

22 Syme Crescent, O’Connor

 

1995

Studio.

24:7 Dwell

 

2005

Virtual exhibition, initiative of ACT Government. Event.

30 Ipima Street, Braddon

 

1982

Exhibition venue.

2CA Theatrette

 

1943

Exhibition venue.

Aarwun Gallery

 

2006

Established by 2001. Shop 11, Federation Square, O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls. Commercial gallery.

Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery

 

1996

Established 1989. To 1999 at National Dinosaur Museum, Cnr Barton Hwy & Gold Creek Rd, Gungahlin. In 1999 moved to 19 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls.  Commercial gallery. Also in Sydney as galleryADG, from 22 Nov 2004.

Abraxas

 

1974

Established 1974; last exhibition 1985. 2 La Perouse Street, Griffith, ACT. Commercial gallery.

ACT Batik and Surface Design Association

Use: ACT Textile Arts Association (ACTTAA)

  

ACT Batik Association

Use: ACT Textile Arts Association (ACTTAA)

  

ACT Division of Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA)

Use: Arts Council of the ACT

  

ACT Heritage Library

See also: ACT Public Libraries

1997

Established ca 1994. To ca 2000, at 25 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith; then Level 1, Woden Library, Corner Corinna and Furzer Sts, Phillip; moved January 2019 to ground floor, 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. Exhibition venue.

ACT Human Rights Commission Annual Art Award

 

2012

Established 2005 as an award for young people. Event.

ACT Legislative Assembly Gallery

 

1994

ACT Legislative Assembly Building, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

ACT Porcelain Artists Association

 

1993

Established by 1977. Anglican Good Shepherd Church, Gillies Street, Curtin. Group.

ACT Public Libraries

Use for: all public library branches of the ACT Library and Information Service.

1993

Exhibition venue.
The public library service has had branches in several locations. Griffith Library opened 1994.

ACT Textile Arts Association (ACTTAA)

Use for: ACT Batik Association; ACT Batik and Surface Design Association; Textile Art & Surface Design Association ACT (TASDA)

1991

Established 1976 as ACT Batik Association; 1992 incorporated and renamed ACT Batik & Surface Design Association Inc; 1998 renamed Textile Art & Surface Design Association Inc. ACT (TASDA); 2008 renamed ACT Textile Arts Association (ACTTAA). Group.

ADFA

Use for: Australian Defence Force Academy

2005

Established 1986. Northcott Drive, Campbell. Exhibition venue.

Aeonclave

Use for: Creative Catalyst; Aeoncademy

2005

Established by 2005. Yarralumla. Director: Teffany Thiedeman. Group.

Represented as Ǽonclave.

aGOG

Use: Australian Girls Own Gallery

  

AIATSIS

Use for: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

2014

Established June 1964 as the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS); in 1989 renamed Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. From 2001 in AIATSIS Building, Acton Peninsula. Exhibition venue.

Albert Hall

 

1976

Established 1933. Canberra Avenue, Yarralumla. Exhibition venue.

Alliance Francaise

 

1988

66 McCaughey St, Turner. Exhibition venue.

Altenburg Fine Art Gallery and Gift Shop

Use: Studio Altenburg

  

ANCA Gallery

Use for: Australian National Capital Artists Inc Gallery

1993

Established 1992. 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson. Ca 2001 a separate studio complex established at 96 Hoskins St, Mitchell. Studios and commercial gallery.

Anna Simons Gallery

See also: Macquarie Galleries Canberra

1975

Established early 1960s, closed ca 1977 (deregistered 21 February 1977). Initially at her home in Campbell, then at Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse for Macquarie Galleries Canberra; 1969 moved with Macquarie Galleries to 23 Furneaux Street, Forrest; remained at Forrest when Macquarie Galleries withdrew in 1972. Commercial gallery.

Anne and Steve’s Art

Use: Paintbox Fine Art

  

ANU: Drill Hall Gallery

Includes National Gallery exhibitions held here in 1990s

1990

Established 1987. Kingsley St, Acton. Director: 1992-2013 Nancy Sever. Exhibition venue.

ANU: Emerging Artists Support Scheme

Use for: EASS; Artist in Residence [school or college]

2002

Established 1988 for patrons of the ANU School of Art. Ellery Crescent, Acton. From 1990 funded scholarships, residencies, prizes, awards and commissions. Group.

ANU: other venues

 

1963

Acton. Exhibition venue.

ANU: School of Art

Use for: Canberra School of Art; Canberra Institute of the Arts.
Includes School of Art Gallery; School of Art Foyer Gallery; School of Art Textiles Workshop; SofA Gallery; Phoenix Prize

1979

Established 1976 as Canberra School of Art; from 2004 as faculty of ANU. Ellery Crescent, Acton. Exhibition venue.
Canberra School of Art established galleries in various locations: main Gallery 1981; Printmaking Workshop by 1986; Lecture Theatre by 1991.
Foyer Gallery established 2004.
Canberra Institute of the Arts was a joint venture with the School of Music.

APSCON

Use for: Australian Photographic Society Convention

1988

Established ca 1970. Held in Canberra 1979, 1988, 2000. Event.

Art and Public Places Network for the ACT

Use: CADENCE

  

Art Gems Gallery

 

1995

Established by 1985. Hall Village Court, Palmer St, Hall, ACT. Exhibition venue.

Art Shed Gallery and Pottery Studio, The

Use: The Art Shed Gallery and Pottery Studio

  

Art Space 71

Use: Leichhardt Street Studios

  

Art Thread Design

See also: Flairwear

1998

Established by 1998. Group.

Art Wares

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

Artespresso

See also: Ben Grady Gallery; Giles Street Gallery

2008

Established by 1996. 31 Giles St, Kingston. Restaurant and gallery; began as Flat White Ben Grady / Artespresso. Exhibition venue.

Artisans at Orana Inc

 

1997

Established by 1996; ceased 2002. Orana School, Unwin Place, Weston, ACT. Group.

Artist in residence, [college or school]

Use: ANU: Emerging Artists Support Scheme

  

Artists Shed, The

Use: The Artists Shed

  

Artists Ties Gallery

 

2001

Established by 2001. 31 Wollongong St, Fyshwick, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Artists’ Society of Canberra

Also known as ASOC.

See also: Monaro Mall Art Prize

1975

Established 28 June 1927; in recess July 1934 to August 1945. From 1952 to ca 1966 at Riverside Centre, Barton; 2004-2006 at Canberra Technology Park, Watson; 2007 at Unit 2, Geils Court, Deakin West; from August 2010 at Blaxland Centre, 25 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Group.

Artlinks Canberra

Use for: Right Brain Art Courses and School

1990

Established ca 1990 to teach drawing based on Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Jamison Centre, ACT. Director: Margo Neale. Group.

Arts Council of Australia ACT Division

Use: Arts Council of the ACT

  

Arts Council of the ACT

Use for: Arts Council of Australia ACT Division; ACT Division of Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA).

1962

Established October 1945 as ACT Division of Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA); 1948 CEMA renamed Arts Council of Australia ACT Division; 1953-1961 lapsed; February 1962 reconstituted; 1993 became Arts Council of the ACT.  Group.

Arts Council Gallery

Use Arts Council of the ACT 1981- June 1987; use Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gorman House after July 1987.
Includes: Arts Council Galleries 1 and 2 (Gorman House)
See also: Canberra Theatre Centre

 

Established 1981 when the Arts Council moved to Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon; from 28 September 1998 also at 49 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Before 1981 the Arts Council used the Canberra Theatre Gallery for exhibitions. In July 1987 the Arts Council Gallery combined with the Bitumen River Gallery to become Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House. Directors: 1984 Ben Grady. Public gallery.

ARTS Factory Gallery

Use: Australian Catholic University Signadou Campus

  

Artstop

 

1990

Established by December 1990; closed after 2000. Corner East Row, Civic. Shop window at bus interchange, coordinated by Nolan Gallery. Exhibition venue.

Arttec Warehouse

 

1990

Established ca 1990. Initially at 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon; by 2009 at 42 Mort Street, Braddon. Group.

Arunta Galleries

 

1973

Established by 1973. Limestone Avenue, Ainslie. Commercial gallery.

ASOC

Use: Artists’ Society of Canberra

  

Atelier, The

Use: The Atelier

  

Atomic Art

 

1993

The art of David Mankey, also known as ‘Atomic Dave’.

Australia 75

Use for: Festival of Creative Arts and Sciences

1975

Established 1975. Festival of Creative Arts and Sciences, held Canberra March 1975. Event.

Australian Catholic University Signadou Campus

Includes: ARTS Factory Gallery

1999

College established 24 March 1963; ARTS (Adult, Recreation and Training Services) Factory Gallery established ca September 1998. 223 Antill St, Watson. Exhibition venue.

Australian Craft Show (Canberra)

 

1990

Established 1989. National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City. Event.

Australian Defence Force Academy

Use: ADFA

  

Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA), The

Use: The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

  

Australian Girls Own Gallery

Use for: aGOG.
See also: Helen Maxwell Gallery; Kingston Art Space; Leichhardt Street Studios

1989

Established 16 March 1989; closed 24 December 1998. Reopened in different premises as Helen Maxwell Gallery. Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt St, Kingston. Commercial gallery.

Australian Heritage Galleries

 

1994

Established 1994. Australian Heritage Village, corner Antill St and Federal Highway, Watson, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Use: AIATSIS

  

Australian Lace Guild ACT Branch

 

ca 1998

Established after 1997; reincorporated with NSW Branch soon afterwards.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Includes: Visitor Centre, Banks Building

Use for: Friends’ Botanic Art Groups

1988

Visitor Information Centre and exhibition space established November 1985. Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Public Art program began 2 April 2004. Public art and exhibition venue.

Australian National Capital Artists Inc Gallery

Use: ANCA Gallery

  

Australian National Capital Folk Art & Decorative Artists Inc

 

2002

Established by 2002. In 2007 at Guides Hall, Lister Crescent, Ainslie. Group.

Australian Sculpture Centre

 

1966

Established 5 June 1966. 83 Dominion Circuit, Deakin. Commercial gallery.

Australian Sculpture Gallery

 

1969

Established 1966. 1 Finniss Cres, Narrabundah. Commercial gallery.

Bagels Cafe

 

2002

Established 2002. Farmers’ Market, Bunda Street, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

Beaver Galleries

 

1975

Established 1975. From 1975 to 1984 at 9 Investigator St, Red Hill. From 1984 at 81 Denison St, Deakin. Directors: Betty and Ron Beaver. Commercial gallery.

Behind the Lines

 

2005

Established 1997. Directors: National Museum of Australia. Event.

Belconnen Artists’ Network

Use for: BeAN; Belconnen Entertainment and Artists Network

1999

Established by 1999 as Belconnen Entertainment and Artists’ Network; by 2005 known as Belconnen Artists’ Network. Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen. Group.

Belconnen Arts Centre

 

2010

Established 2009. 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Exhibition venue.

Belconnen Community Arts Gallery

Use: Belconnen Gallery

  

Belconnen Gallery

Use for: Belconnen Art Gallery, Belconnen Community Arts Gallery.

Includes: Reflections Gallery

1991

Reflections Gallery established 15 November 1991; apparently renamed Belconnen Gallery by 1999. Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen. Exhibition venue.

Belconnen Open Art

Use: Open Art ACT

  

Ben Grady Gallery

See also: Artespresso; Kingston Art Space; Leichhardt Street Studios; Spiral Arm Gallery;

1987

Established 5 July 1986; closed 2002. To early 1992 at Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston; from 28 April 1992 at 19 Kennedy St, Kingston; by November 2000 at 1/285 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. Commercial gallery.

Benedict House

 

2008

Established 1882 as a convent; gallery established by 2004. 39 Isabella St, Queanbeyan. Studio and commercial gallery.

Bev Hogg Ceramic Studio

 

2005

Established by 2005. 8 Brennan Street, Hackett. Studio.

Beverley Hall’s Studio

 

1984

Old Canberra Brickworks, Yarralumla. Studio.

Bimbimbi Potters

Includes: Bimbimbi Ceramic Study Group, Bimbimbi Ceramic Group.
See also Pastoral Gallery

1984

Established 1974 by Hiroe Swen. Group.

Bitumen River Gallery

See also Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Posters from 1981-1982 also in HMSS 0413 Amanda Walker Poster Collection

1986

Established 4 April 1981; closed 1987 when amalgamated with Arts Council Gallery at Gorman House to form Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Carpark, corner Bougainville and Furneaux Sts, Manuka. Reopened as CCAS Gallery Manuka in 1993.Coordinator: 1981-? Alison Alder. Directors: 1984 Ann Virgo and Mark Denton. Exhibition venue.

Blasted Glass Designs

 

1995

Established 1990. Australian Heritage Village, corner Federal Highway and Antill Street, Watson. Studio.

Blue Folk Community Arts

Use: Strathnairn

  

Blue Gum Art Market

 

2012

Established October 2012 by Friends of Blue Gum to raise funds for Blue Gum Community School. 114 Maitland Stret, Hackett. Event.

Bogong Theatre

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

Boulevard Artists

Use: The Boulevard Artists

  

Br Don Gallagher Studio/Gallery

 

1971

Established 24 July 1994; earlier exhibitions held in Br R J Wallace Hall. St Edmund’s College, 110 Canberra Avenue, Griffith. Student gallery established ca 2008. Exhibition venue.

Brazilian Embassy

 

2007

Established 1985. 19 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla. Exhibition venue.

Brindabella Art Prize

Use for: Capital Chemist Brindabella Art Prize; Capital Chemist Art Award; Tuggeranong Regional Art Prize; TRAP.

See also: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

2002

Established 1999. From 2002 to 2004 known as Tuggeranong Regional Art Prize (TRAP). Event.

Brindabella Arts Community

Use: Strathnairn

  

Brindabella Community Arts Farm

Use: Strathnairn

  

Broadcast Shopfront Gallery

See also: Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Gorman House)

2005

Established 2005; closed ca December 2005. Garema Place, Canberra City (near Essen, Milk and Honey). Exhibition venue.

Bungendore School of Arts

 

2005

Established late 1880s. 55 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore. Venue.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Includes: The Octagon Art Space

Use for: Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore

1983

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery established 4 September 1983 in Coast Road [Malbon Street or Kings Highway], Bungendore, opposite current premises. Opened in new building 1994, including first floor art gallery The Octagon Art Space. Kings Highway, Bungendore. Director: David MacLaren. Commercial gallery.

Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery

 

2009

Established October 2009; official opening 27 May 2010. 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach. Director: Greg Joseph. Commercial gallery.

CADENCE

Use for: Community Art Design Environment Network for Canberra and Environs; Art and Public Places Network for the ACT

1995

Established ca 1993 as Art and Public Places Network for the ACT; name changed 1995. Directors: 1995 Ann Cleary and Pedro Geleris. Group

Caloola Farm

Includes: Caloola Homestead; Caloola Retreat

1980

Established ca 1988. Top Naas, via Tharwa. Exhibition venue.

Calvary Hospital

 

1985

Established 1979. Corner Belconnen Way and Haydon Drive, Bruce. Annual art show from 1979. Event; exhibition venue.

Canberra. Everything Nothing Projects

  

Established 8 November 2011. Level 1, Centre Cinema Building, 50 Bunda Street, Civic. Director: David Sequeira. Commercial gallery and exhibition space.

Canberra Art Club

Use: Canberra Art Workshop

  

Canberra Art Workshop

See also: Kingston Art Space; Leichhardt Street Studios; M16

1960

Established 1948 as Canberra Art Club with premises at 8 Riverside Centre, then at B Block, Kingsley Street, Turner until 1982. In 1975 incorporated as Canberra Art Workshop Group. At ANU Arts Centre 1982-1984; 1984-2002 at Studio 13, Kingston Art Space (later Leichhardt Street Studios), 71 Leichhardt St, Kingston; 2002-2009 at M16, 16 Mildura Street, Fyshwick; from 2010 at Blaxland Centre, 25 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Group.

Canberra Botanical

 

2005

Established 2003. In 2013 became a not-for-profit entity; committee Wendy Antoniak, Katrine Scott-Findlay, Vivien Pinder, Maria Boreham. Annual exhibition.

Canberra Calligraphy Society

 

1987

Established 25 February 1986. In 2007 at Urambi Village Hall, Crozier Circuit, Kambah. Group.

Canberra Church of England Girls Grammar School

Use: Canberra Girls’ Grammar School

  

Canberra City Framing Gallery – Kaori Gallery

Use: Kaori Gallery

  

Canberra Cloth Doll Makers

 

1997

Established by 1997. Group.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Gorman House)

Includes: Gorman House Gallery 1 (MAINspace), Gallery 2 (MIDDLEspace), and Cube; CCAS Mount Majura.
See also: Arts Council of the ACT; Bitumen River Gallery

1987

Established July 1987 by amalgamation of former Bitumen River Gallery and the Arts Council Gallery. In 1996 also had gallery space at Mount Majura Vineyard. In 2005 associated with Broadcast Shopfront Gallery. Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Canberra. Directors: 2015 David Broker. Commercial gallery.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Kaori Gallery)

Use for: CCAS Kaori; CCAS Civic

See also: Kaori Gallery

 

Established 15 April 2015 within Kaori Gallery, corner London Circuit and Hobart Place, Canberra City.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Manuka)

Use for: CCAS Manuka, also called Gallery 3.

See also: Arts Council of the ACT; Bitumen River Gallery

1993

Established 1993; previously Bitumen River Gallery. 19 Furneaux St, Manuka. Commercial gallery.

Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild (Inc)

Use for: Craft Bookbinders’ Guild (Inc)

1982

Established 1981 as Craft Bookbinders’ Guild. By 2006 as Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild. Group.

Canberra Girls’ Grammar School

Use for: Canberra Church of England Girls’ Grammar School

1996

Established 1926 as St Gabriel’s School, Glebe House, Canberra. Ca 1928 moved to Melbourne Avenue, Deakin; renamed Canberra Church of England Girls Grammar School 1933. In 1972 the Junior School moved to Grey Street, Deakin. Exhibition venue.

Canberra Glassworks

 

2007

Established 25 May 2007. 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT [in old Kingston Power House]. Studio and commercial gallery.

Canberra Grammar School

Includes: Canberra Grammar School Gallery

1991

School established 1929; Craft Centre opened 1971; renamed Design Centre 1991. Monaro Crescent, Red Hill. Exhibition venue.

Canberra Handmade.com

 

2009

Established April 2009. Virtual gallery.

Canberra Hospital

Use for: Woden Valley Hospital

1992

Established 1973 as Woden Valley Hospital; in 1991 amalgamated with Royal Canberra Hospital; from 1996 as Canberra Hospital. Extensive public art installed 1993. Exhibition venue; public art venue.

Canberra Institute of Botanical Art

Use for: CIBA

2005

Established 2005. CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain. Group.

Canberra Institute of the Arts

Use: ANU: School of Art

  

Canberra International Hotel

Use: Pavilion Hotel

  

Canberra International Motor Inn

 

1984

Established ca 1982. Exhibition venue.

Canberra Lacemakers Association

 

1980

Established 1979. From Sep 1997 at Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson Street, Weston Creek. Group.

Canberra Living Artists Week (CLAW)

 

2007

Established 2007 by Canberra Arts Marketing. Event.

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Use for: CMAG
See also: Nolan Gallery

1998

Established 1998. 176 London Circuit (Corner Civic Square), Canberra City. From 2007 housed Nolan Collection. Exhibition venue and public gallery.

Canberra National Sculpture Forum

 

1995

Established 1995; ceased 1998. Canberra Sculpture Forum Inc disbanded 2002. Held triennially. Event.

Canberra Photographic Society

 

1961

Established 11 September 1945. 1945-1951 at 2CA Theatrette, Mort St, Civic; 1951-1952 at Institute of Anatomy, Acton; 1952-1966 at Riverside Centre, Barton; 1966-2005 at Griffin Centre, Bunda St, Civic; from 2005 at PhotoAccess, Manuka. Incorporated Monaro Camera Club in mid 1980s. Group.

Canberra Potters Society

Includes: Potters Place (shop)

1976

Established 1975. Watson Arts Centre, 1 Aspinall Street, Watson. The Potters Shop renamed Potters Place: Creations in Clay in October 2001. Group.

Canberra Quilters Inc

 

1984

Established 1976 as The Patchwork Group. Group.

Canberra Region Arts, Crafts and Community Activities Association Gallery

Use: CRACCA Gallery

  

Canberra Region Feltmakers

 

1998

Established December 1994; first exhibition 1997. Lions Youth Haven, Westwood Farm, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah. Group.

Canberra Repertory Theatre, Riverside

Use: Riverside Centre

  

Canberra Rex Hotel

 

1986

Established 1960. 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon. Exhibition venue.

Canberra School of Art

Use: ANU: School of Art

  

Canberra Seniors Centre

 

1981

Established 1965. 10 Watson Street, Turner. Group.

Canberra Spinners & Weavers

  

Established 1966. “Kurrajong”, Majura Oval, corner Angas and Sherbrooke Streets, Ainslie. Group.

Canberra Theatre Centre

Includes: Playhouse Gallery, Canberra Theatre Gallery, The Link Gallery.

Use for: Theatre Gallery, Arts Council of Australia.

1966

Centre opened 24 June 1965; Playhouse opened 18 August 1965, rebuilt 1998. Theatre Gallery established by June 1966; closed? after 1978. Playhouse Gallery established by 1 May 1969; closed ?. Link Gallery established January 1977 by Craft ACT; closed October 2001; new Link building opened October 2006. Civic Square, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

Canberra Theatre Gallery

Use: Canberra Theatre Centre

  

Canberra Times Crafts Expo

Use for: Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo

1997

Established by 1997. Royal Canberra Show. Event.

Canberra Times National Art Award

 

1983

Established by 1983; closed ca 1987. Event.

Canberra Times Outdoor Art Show

Catalogues held separately as serial.

1985

Established by 1985; held in conjunction with Canberra Festival. Event.

Capital Chemist Brindabella Art Prize

Use: Brindabella Art Prize

  

Capital Chemist Art Award

Use: Brindabella Art Prize

  

Capital Crafters

 

2008

Established by 2008. Duntroon Community Centre. Group.

Catt Furniture Shop

 

1980

Established 1980; closed [destroyed by fire] March 1984. Manuka Village, corner Furneaux and Bougainville Streets, Manuka. Exhibition venue.

Chapman Gallery

Includes: New Chapman Gallery (from 2007).

1979

Established 1976. 15 Beaumont Close, Chapman (1976-ca 1984); 31 Captain Cook Cres, Griffith (ca 1984-2006). Reopened 2007 at 1/11 Murray Crescent, Griffith. Directors: 1976-2006 Judith Behan; 2007 Kristian Pithie. Commercial gallery.

Chartwell Gallery

Use for: Chartwell Crafts Inc.

1992

Established 11 April 1992. Chartwell Crafts, 88 Parramatta Street, Phillip, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Chenka

Includes: Slate Gallery, Minerva Bookroom

1990

Established 1979. Corner Barrier and Pirie Streets, Fyshwick. Exhibition venue.

Chez Paul Restaurant Francais

 

1980

4 Colbee Court, Phillip. Exhibition venue.

Chisholm Street Gallery

 

2000

Established 1990s. 13 Chisholm Street, Ainslie, ACT. Commercial gallery.

CIBA

Use: Canberra Institute of Botanical Art

  

CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology)

Use for: TAFE (Canberra College of Technical and Further Education)

1985

Established 1928 at Telopea Park secondary school; moved to Kingston in 1933; became Trade School in 1936; became Canberra Technical College in 1939; moved to Constitution Avenue Reid in 1964; became Canberra TAFE in 1984; renamed Canberra Institute of Technology in 1987. Various campuses. Exhibition venue.

City Heart Disability  Art Prize

 

2005

Established 2004. Event.

City Pilates

 

2006

Suite 1, 1st floor, 8 Petrie Plaza, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

Civic Permanent Art Award

 

1974

Established by 1971. Held annually. Event.

Clarry’s Arts Café

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

CLAW

Use: Canberra Living Artists Week (CLAW)

  

CMAG

Use: Canberra Museum and Gallery

  

COCAS (Choice and Opportunity Community Arts Season)

See: Open Art ACT

  

Collector Gallery

 

2005

Established by 2005. 22 Church St, Collector, NSW. Commercial gallery.

Colour Society of Australia, ACT Division

 

1989

Established by 1989; ceased. Group.

Community Cultural Inclusion Program

Use for: CCIP

2014

Established 2012 as part of ACT government arts policy. Cultural Inclusion Officers based at Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres. Program.

Companions in Clay

 

1990

Established by 1990. Group.

Cooleman Court

 

1999

Established March 1978. Brierly Street, Weston. Exhibition venue.

CRACCA Gallery

Use for: Canberra Region Arts, Crafts and Community Activities Association Gallery

1994

Established by 1994. No. 1, The Boulevard, Cnr Akuna St and City Walk, Civic. Exhibition venue.

Craft ACT

Use for: Craft Association of the ACT; Crafts Council of the ACT; Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
See also: Canberra Theatre Centre

1972

Established 1971 as Craft Association of the ACT; 1973 became Crafts Council of the ACT; 1998 became Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre. Initially at 1 Aspinall St, Watson; 13 Oct 2000 reopened in North Building, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. On 1 October 2015 Agency opened in Ori Building, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon as Craft ACT’s store. Directors: 1973-1974 Derek Wrigley [Vice-President]; 1975 Barbara McConchie; 1984 Meredith Hinchcliffe; ca 1995-2000 Jenny Deves; 2000-2003 Catrina Vignando; 2003-2009 Barbara McConchie; March 2010- Avi Amesbury. Exhibition venue; shop.

Craft Association of the ACT

Use: Craft ACT

  

Crafts Council of the ACT

Use: Craft ACT

  

Cranleigh – Capital Chemist Art Show

 

2010

Established 2008. Cranleigh School, Starke Street, Holt. Event.

Crisp Galleries

 

2009

Established 1993. ‘Gap Range’, Bowning, NSW. Directors: Crisp family. Studio, commercial gallery.

CSIRO Discovery Centre

See also: Canberra Institute of Botanical Art

2005

Established August 2000. Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain, ACT.  Exhibition venue.

Cuppacumbalong

Use for: Cuppacumbalong Gallery; Cuppacumbalong Craft Centre.

See also: Narek Galleries, Cuppacumbalong

1987

Established as rural property 1839; December 1975 to 1999 as Cuppacumbalong Art and Craft Centre; craft centre closed 1999; gallery continued, subject to access via Tharwa Bridge. Naas Road, Tharwa. Directors: 1975-? Doug Alexander; ca 1997-1999 Rosina and Bob Akhurst; 2001- Bruce Gibbs. Studio and commercial gallery.

Curtin Primary School Art Show

 

2011

Established 12 April 2011. Theodore Street, Curtin. Event.

D Block Studio

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

DADA-ACT

Use for: Disabled and Disadvantaged Artists – ACT

1995

Established 1995. 19 Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Group.

Daramalan College

 

1963

Established 1962. 2 Bancroft St, Dickson. Exhibition venue.

David Jones (Canberra)

 

1970

Established by 1971. David Jones, Canberra Centre, 260-262 Alinga St, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

Deakin High School

 

1975

Established 1966. 111 Denison Street, Deakin. Exhibition venue.

Design Plus Gallery

 

1995

Established by 1995; closed? after 1997. 134 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. Commercial gallery.

Disabled and Disadvantaged Artists – ACT

Use: DADA-ACT

  

EASS

Use: ANU: Emerging Artists Support Scheme

  

Embassy Motel

 

2002

Established early 1960s; closed 2009. Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin. Exhibition venue.

Embassy of Brazil

Use: Brazilian Embassy

  

Embassy of Finland

 

2005

Established by 2005. 12 Darwin Ave, Yarralumla. Exhibition venue.

Embassy of Mexico

Use: Mexican Embassy

  

Embroiderers Guild (ACT)

 

1973

Established 1962. In 1969 named Embroiderers’ Guild ACT; incorporated 1983. Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Group.

Endeavour House

 

2000

Corner Captain Cook Crescent and Franklin St, Manuka. Exhibition venue.

EPIC

Use for: Exhibition Park

Ca 1995

Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT. Formerly Canberra Showgrounds.

Exhibition Park

Use: EPIC

  

Fantasia Galleries

 

1974

Established by 1970. 7 Broadbent Street, Scullin. Director: Susan Gillespie. Commercial gallery. Exhibition venue.

Fashion Flair & Fantasy

Use: Flairwear

  

Festival of Creative Arts and Sciences

Use: Australia 75

  

Festival of the Contemporary Arts

Use for: FoCA

1995

Established 1995; ceased 2001.Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Director: 1997, 1999 Greg Marginson; 1996 Mark Ferguson. Event.
In 2007 apparently revived as Festival of Contemporary Art, organised by Craft ACT, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and ANU School of Art, for one event.

FFF

Use: Flairwear

  

Fireside Room

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

Flairwear

Use for: Fashion Flair & Fantasy; FFF.

See also: Art Thread Design

2006

Established 1999 as fantasy section of Art Thread Design and TASDA exhibitions. Flairwear established 2006. Director: Marlene Greenwood. Event.

FoCA

Use: Festival of the Contemporary Arts

  

Form Studio and Gallery

 

2014

Established August 2011. 1/30 Aurora Avenue, Queanbeyan, NSW. Commercial gallery.

Forrest Inn Gallery

Use for: Forrest Hotel Gallery

2007

Established by 2005. 30 National Circuit, Forrest. Commercial gallery.

Front Studio and Gallery, The

Use: The Front Studio and Gallery

  

Fyre Gallery

 

2005

Established November 2005. 84 Wallace Street, Braidwood. Director: Cheryl Hannah. Commercial gallery.

GAD

Use: Gallery of Australian Design

  

Gaia

 

1990

Established by 1990; closed [?] after 1999. Gaia Womanspace, 38 Canberra Avenue, Forrest. Exhibition venue.

Galerie de Mar

 

2005

Established ca 1995; closed 2005. 27 Swinden Street, Downer.

Galerie Fred

 

1995

Established by 1995. Old Canberra Brickworks, Yarralumla. Studio.

Gallery, Canberra Grammar School

Use: Canberra Grammar School

  

Gallery 12

Use: Pialligo Plant Farm

  

Gallery 41

Use for: Gallery Number Forty-One

1985

Established by 1984; closed? After 1987. 41 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick. Directors: Leslie Williams, Robert Small. Commercial gallery.

Gallery A (Canberra)

Use for: Town House Motel

1965

Established 1964; closed after 1966. Town House [Motel], Rudd St, Canberra City. Commercial gallery.

Gallery Huntly

 

1978

Established by 1974; closed? After 1995. 11 Savige Street, Campbell, ACT. Director: 1974-2005 Ruth Prowse. Commercial gallery.

Gallery of Australian Design

 

2010

Established May 2009. 44 Parkes Place, Parkes ACT. Partners: University of Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Public gallery, exhibition venue.

Garden Gallery

 

1985

Established by 1985. Avoca Cottage, 32 Victoria Street, Hall.

Garry Palecek Studio

See also: Canberra Potters Society

2006

Established by 2006. 9 Rooth Place, Watson. Studio.

George Paton National School of Silversmithing

 

1990

Established ca 1990. Inner north Canberra. Artist is Georgina Paton. Studio.

Gigmanity Gallery

 

1991

Established by 1991; closed? after 1995. 31 Giles Street, Kingston. Commercial gallery.

Giles Street Gallery

See also: Artespresso

1986

Established by 1986. 31 Giles St, Kingston, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Gorman House Arts Centre

Use for: Gorman House Community Arts Centre.

Includes: ACT Community Arts Network; Art Wares; Bogong Theatre; Clarry’s Arts Café; D Block Studio (also called Studio D); Fireside Room; Gorman House Gallery; Jigsaw Theatre; Ralph Wilson Theatre .
See also: Arts Council of the ACT; Canberra Contemporary Art Space

1984

Established 1981; official opening 15 September. To ca October 1990 named Gorman House Community Arts Centre. Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Offices for arts groups (lists of tenants published in Gorman House annual reports), studios, commercial galleries, exhibition venue.

Gorman House galleries (1 – MAINspace; 2 – MIDDLEspace; Cube)

Use Arts Council of the ACT 1981- June 1987; use Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gorman House after July 1987.

  

Griffin Centre

 

1971

Established 1963 at Bunda Street, Civic; reopened 15 September 2005 at 20 Genge Street, Civic.  Exhibition venue.

Griffith Gallery

See also: Lasseters Gallery

1975

Established 1975. 14 Bremer St, Griffith, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Gundaroo Village

Use for: various locations in Gundaroo.

See also: Wright Space Gallery

 

Exhibition venue.

Hackett Primary School

 

1986

Established 1964. Maitland Street, Hackett, ACT. Exhibition venue.

Hands On Studio

See also: M16

1991

Established by 1991. In grounds of M16 Studios and Gallery, 16 Mildura Street, Fyshwick. Studio.

Happiest Boy in the World School of Decorative Arts

 

1995

Established ca 1995. 63 Owen Dixon Drive, Evatt. Directors: Michael Gill & Christine Payne. Studio.

Harrison Art Show

 

2012

Established 29 June 2012. Harrison Primary School, Wimmera Street, Harrison, ACT. Event.

Hayes St Gallery & Pottery Studio

 

1990

Established by 1984. 18 Hayes St, Queanbeyan. Directors: 1984 Robert and Maruta Pearson. Studio and commercial gallery.

Helen Maxwell Gallery

See also: Australian Girls Own Gallery (aGOG)

2000

Established March 2000. 42 Mort St, Braddon. Commercial gallery.

Helen Nankivell Studio

 

1985

Established ca 1979; closed by 1994. 16 Boote Place, Spence. Studio.

High Court of Australia

 

1991

Established 1901; officially opened at Parkes Place 26 May 1980. Exhibition venue.

Hill Station Restaurant & Gallery

 

1985

Established ca 1985. 51 Sheppard Street, Hume. Exhibition venue.

Hive, The

Use: The Hive

  

Hot to Pot Workshops

Use: Jane Crick Studio

  

Huw Davies Gallery

Use: PhotoAccess

See also: Manuka Arts Centre

  

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

 

1992

Established 1924 as Hostel No. 1; January 1925 renamed Hotel Canberra; 23 July 1988 reopened as Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Exhibition venue.

Hyperdome

Use: Tuggeranong Hyperdome

  

Ilios Gallery

 

2011

Established ca 2010. Wilbur’s Cafe/Bar, Hackett Shops. Commercial gallery.

Impressions on Paper Gallery

 

2005

Established 10 June 2004; closed as a physical gallery September 2008; became virtual gallery January 2009. June 2004-September 2005 at 225 La Perouse St, Red Hill. From 1 September 2005 at 6/7 Lonsdale St, Braddon. Commercial gallery.

Inanna Inc

Use for: Wednesday Art Arvo Group

2005

Established by 2005. Wednesday Art Arvo exhibits at galleries and online at website gallery. Group.

International Connections

 

1996

Exhibitions coinciding with the 8th National Ceramics Conference, Canberra. Various venues. Event

International Tenants Day Art Show and Competition

 

2011

Established by 2008. Sponsors: The Tenants’ Union ACT and Housing ACT. Event.

Italian Cultural Centre

 

2011

Established 2 June 1996. 80 Franklin Street, Forrest. Exhibition venue.

Jan Vincent Studio

 

2010

Established 1999. 25 Marrakai Street, Hawker. Studio and exhibition venue.

Jane Crick Studio

Includes: Hot to Pot Workshops

2009

Established by 2003. ‘Moonshill’, 3739 Lumley Road, Tarago, NSW. Studio.

Jardine Street Gallery

 

1994

Established by 1994. 39 Jardine Street, Kingston. Commercial gallery.

Jerrabomberra Community Centre

 

2002

Established by 2002. Jerrabomberra Parkway, Jerrabomberra, NSW. Exhibition venue.

Jigsaw Theatre

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

John Curtin House

 

1978

Established by 1978. Brisbane Avenue, Barton. Exhibition venue.

Jonathan Baskett Studio Glass

 

2008

Established ca 2004. 25 Fergus Road, Queanbeyan, NSW. Studio.

Judy Witherdin Glass

 

2006

Established by 2006. 19 Cloncurry Street, Kaleen. Studio.

Kamberra Glass Art Gallery

 

2006

Established ca 1998, closed end 2006. Kamberra Winery, Corner Northbourne Avenue and Flemington Road, Lyneham.

Kaori Gallery

Use for: Canberra City Framing Gallery – Kaori Gallery

See also: Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Kaori Gallery)

2011

Established by November 2011. Canberra City Framing Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Hobart Place, Canberra City. Commercial gallery.

Kemarre Arts

 

2010

Established 2010. Directors: 2010- Jenni Kemarre Martiniello.  Studio, virtual gallery.

KIKU ARTs Gallery

 

2008

Established 2005. 10 Gibraltar St, Bungendore NSW. Commercial gallery.

Kingston Art Space

See also: Australian Girls’ Own Gallery; Ben Grady Gallery; Canberra Art Workshop; Leichhardt Street Studios; Studio One.

1984

Established ca 1984; re-established March 1992 as Leichhardt Street Studios. First floor, BBC Hardware building, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston. Studios and commercial galleries.

La Perouse Gallery

 

1977

Established 1976; closed after 1980. 57 La Perouse St, Manuka, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Lake Tuggeranong Moon Festival

Use: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

  

Lasseters Gallery

See also: Griffith Gallery

2007

Established May 2006, at Manuka Court (formerly Thetis Court), Bougainville Street, Manuka. Moved to 14 Bremer St, Griffith. Commercial gallery.

Lavender Art Studios

 

2009

Established ca 1998.  Director: Greg Devenny-Mackay, alternatively Greg Mackay. Studio.

Legacy House

 

2005

33 Geils Court, Deakin. Exhibition venue.

Leichhardt Street Studios

Includes: Art Space 71; The Gallery.

See also: Australian Girls’ Own Gallery; Ben Grady Gallery; Canberra Art Workshop; Kingston Art Space; M16; Spiral Arm Gallery; Studio One.

1992

Established March 1992; re-established 2002 as M16. First floor, BBC Hardware building, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston. Studios and commercial galleries.

Les Arts

 

1957

Established by 1957. Room 5, Adams’ Buildings, Kingston. Exhibition venue.

Life’s Reflections Photographic Competition

 

2006

Established by 2006. Directors: ACT Department of Housing and Community Services. Event.

Link Gallery

Use: Canberra Theatre Centre

  

Lions Youth Haven

 

2000

Established ca 1988. Westwood Farm, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah. Exhibition venue.

Liquid Gallery

 

2010

Established 2010.  7 Clint Place, Macquarie. Directors: 2010 Lisa Kenny. Commercial gallery.

M16

Includes: M16 Artspace; Foyer Space; Backspace.

See also: Canberra Art Workshop; Leichhardt Street Studios; StudioMAP; Hands On Studio

2003

Established 2002 as continuation of Leichhardt Street Studios and Kingston Art Space, at 16 Mildura St, Fyshwick; from 1 August 2010 at Blaxland Centre, 25 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Director: 2007- Joseph Falsone. Studios, community workshops, exhibition venue.
M16 also administers Canberra Art Workshop, studioMAP and Hands On Studio.

MacKillop College Art and Craft Show

Use for: Padua Art and Craft Show

1999

Established 1979 as Padua Art and Craft Show; continued as MacKillop College Art and Craft Show. Mackinnon Street, Wanniassa. Event.
MacKillop College established 1997 by amalgamation of Padua Catholic High School, Wanniassa and St Peters Catholic College, Isabella Plains.

Macquarie Galleries Canberra

See also: Anna Simons Gallery

1966

Established 1965; closed after 1978. In 1965-1967 exhibited at Canberra Theatre; 1969-1972 at Macquarie House, 23 Furneaux Street, Forrest; 1976-1977 at 35 Murray Crescent, Manuka. Director: 1965-ca 1972 Anna Simons. Commercial gallery.

Made From Australia Galleries

See also: Paintbox Fine Art

2000

Established ca 1999; closed December 2004; re-established as Paintbox  Fine Art in February 2005. 36 Grey Street, Deakin, ACT. Directors: Steve and Ann Watson. Commercial gallery.

Mamingo Workshop

 

1992

Established by 1992. 13 Hyde Place, Hughes. Studio.

Manning Clark House and Gallery

 

2014

Established after 2000 in Manning and Dymphna Clark’s house, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest. Exhibition venue.

Manuka Art Centre

See also: PhotoAccess

1979

Established by 1979. Shop 20, Style Arcade, Manuka. Commercial gallery.

Marcia Hill Galleries

See also: Southlands Gallery

1980

Established by 1979. No permanent location in Canberra. Commercial gallery.

Marsden Group

Use for: Marsden Arts Group

2005

Established ca 2004. 22 Marsden Street, Dickson. Director: Barbara van der Linden. Group.

Mawson Gallery

 

2005

Established 2004. 63 Wilkins Street, Mawson. Director: Monika Leone. Commercial gallery.

Megalo

Use for: Megalo Print Studio and Gallery; Megalo Kingston; Megalo Access Arts; Megalo Screenprint; Megalo Grafix; Megalo Graphix.

1980

Established 1980 as Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. Initially at 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston; this location continued in use until July 2003, when it relocated to 16 Mildura Street, Fyshwick. Main studio to 1992 at  Ainslie Village, Quick Street, Ainslie; from July 1992 at old Hackett Primary School, corner Maitland and Madigan Streets, Hackett. In 2000 incorporated equipment from Studio One Print Workshop and became Megalo Access Arts. From 2003 to September 2010 at Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Ave, Watson. From 2013 at Old Bus Depot, Kingston, renamed Kingston Arts Precinct ca 2014. Directors: to 2014 Alison Alder; July 2014 Ingeborg Hansen. Studio and commercial gallery.

Megamemes.com

 

2003

Established ca 2003. Director: Megan Jones. Virtual gallery.

Melba High School

Use for: Melba Copland Secondary School, High School Campus.

1998

Established 1976; amalgamated with Copland College 2008 to form Melba Copland Secondary School. 15 Conley Drive, Melba. Exhibition venue.

Messengers Program

Use: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

  

Metis

Use: National Science Week Exhibitions

  

Mexican Embassy

Use for: Embassy of Mexico

1989

Embassy established 13 May 1966 at Mugga Way, Red Hill; moved to 14 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla 31 May 1982; gallery space in Perth Ave building.

Michelago Community Hall

 

1994

Ryrie Street, Michelago, NSW. Exhibition venue.

Monaro Mall Art Prize

See also: Artists’ Society of Canberra

1965

Established 1965. Monaro Shopping Mall Merchants’ Association and Artists’ Society of Canberra. Event.

Montmartre Cultural Association

Use for: Montmartre Gallery

1982

Established by 1982. 35 Murray Crescent, Manuka. Director: 1982-1983 Nancy Sever. Exhibition venue.

Multicultural Fringe Festival

 

2006

Established

Museum of Australian Democracy

Use for: MOAD; MOADOPH

2013

Established 9 May 2009 within Old Prliament House, Parkes. Exhibition venue.

Namadgi National Park Visitor Centre

 

1999

Established 1990. Naas Road, Tharwa. Exhibition venue.

Nancy Tingey Studio

 

1993

Established ca 1973, initially at 25 Hall Street, Hall; by 2007 at Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. Studio.

Narek Galleries

See also: Cuppacumbalong; Pialligo Plant Farm

1977

Established by 1972. Old Tanja Church, 1140 Bermagui Road, Tanja, via Tathra NSW. To June 1977 at 23 Grey Street, Deakin; from 16 July 1977 to ca 1996 at ‘Cuppacumbalong’, Naas Road, Tharwa; from 1996 to ca 2001 at Pialligo Plant Farm. Closed; reopened December 2004 at Tanja. Director: 1984 Karen O’Clery. Commercial gallery.

National Archives of Australia

 

1998

Established 1998 at Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Exhibition venue.

National Arts Week in Canberra

 

1988

Established 1988. Arts Council of Australia. Event.

National Gallery of Australia

Use for: exhibitions and related events.

Use: General ephemera – National Gallery of Australia for administration, building, etc.

1983

Established 24 Oct 1982. Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT. Public gallery.

National Gallery of Australia: Drill Hall Gallery

Use: ANU: Drill Hall Gallery

  

National Jewish Centre

Use for: Jewish Memorial Centre

1978

Established 1971 as Jewish Memorial Centre. National Circuit, Forrest. Exhibition venue.

National Library of Australia

Use: General ephemera

 

Almost all National Library static and travelling exhibitions include books and artefacts.

National Methodist Church (Wesley Centre)

Use: Wesley Uniting Church (Wesley Centre)

  

National Museum of Australia

Use: General Ephemera.

See also: Behind the Lines

  

National Museum of Erotica

 

2001

Established March 2000; closed ca 2003. 37A Northbourne Avenue, Civic. Public gallery.

National Photography Festival

Use: Vivid

  

National Portrait Gallery

See also: Old Parliament House

1994

Established 1994; 1994-2008 at Old Parliament House, Parkes; 14 November 2002-2008 also at annex at Commonwealth Place, Parkes. From 4 December 2008 at Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT. Director: 1994-1998 managed by National Library of Australia; from April 1998 Andrew Sayers. Public gallery.

National Science Week Exhibitions

Use for: Metis

1999

Art exhibitions are occasionally held in conjunction with National Science Week. They may have individual titles, and are held at various venues. Event.

National Sculpture Forum, Canberra

Use: Canberra National Sculpture Forum

  

Neilroberts.com

 

2004

Established ca 2004 by trustee of estate of Neil Roberts. Virtual gallery.

Nishi Gallery

 

2015

Established ca 2015. 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon, ACT 2601. Performance and exhibition venue.

Nolan Gallery

Use for: Nolan Collection; Nolan Gallery Collection.

1976

Established 1974 in Lanyon Homestead; in March 1980 moved to Nolan Gallery, Lanyon; from 2007 temporarily located at Canberra Museum and Gallery, permanently from November 2009. Corner London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City. Directors (Curators): from ca 1987 David Dolan; from ca 1992 Angela Philp; from ca 1998 Peter Haynes. Public gallery.

Nomad Art Gallery

 

2012

Established 2005 in Darwin, 2011 in Canberra. Shop 11, M Centre, Palmerston Lane, Manuka ACT. Directors (Darwin): Angus and Rose Cameron. Commercial gallery.

Nova Art Gallery

 

1994

Established by 1994; closed. Northbourne Avenue, Civic; later at Aranda Shops. Director: Sally Marchant. Commercial gallery.

Nundah Gallery

Use for: Nundah Galleries; Studio Nundah

1963

Established 1962; closed ca 1974. Began as Studio Nundah, in 1966 renamed Nundah Gallery. Director: Mrs Riek LeGrand. 4 Macarthur Ave, O’Connor, ACT. Commercial gallery.

Oaks Brasserie

Use: Yarralumla Gallery and the Oaks Brasserie

  

Oikos Gift Gallery

Use: Pavilion Hotel

  

Old Bus Depot Markets

 

1996

Established 1994. 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Commercial gallery.

Old Canberra Brickworks

See: Beverley Hall’s Studio; Galerie Fred

  

Old Parliament House

See also: National Portrait Gallery

1993

Established as public space 15 December 1992. King George Terrace, Parkes. Exhibition venue.

Old Saint Luke’s Studio Gallery

 

2006

Established 1982; ceased operation 1989-1999; reopened 2000 as Old Saint Luke’s Studio Gallery; May 2011 house and gallery destroyed by fire; rebuilt and reopened 31 August 2013. 1045 Shingle Hill Way, Gundaroo, NSW.  Director: Ian Jones. Studio and commercial gallery.

Open Art ACT

See also: Belconnen Community Centre; Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

2000

Established 1998. Initially at Belconnen Community Centre, later also at Tuggeranong Arts Centre. In 2000 was associated with COCAS (Choice and Opportunity Community Arts Season) grant program. Studio.

Orion Sculpture Park

Use: Stephanie Burns Fine Art

  

Outsider Gallery

 

2010

86 Foxlow Street, Captain’s Flat, NSW.

Padua Art and Craft Show

Use: MacKillop College

  

Paintbox Fine Art

Includes: Anne and Steve’s Art

See also: Made from Australia Galleries

2004

Established 8 February 2005 by directors of Made from Australia Galleries. 32 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT. Directors: Steve & Anne Watson. Commercial gallery.

Painting for Pleasure

Use: University of the Third Age

  

Painting with Parkinson’s

 

1996

Established November 1994 by Nancy Tingey. Joseph Banks Building, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. Facilitators: Nancy Tingey 1994-1995, John Pratt and Roberta Turner from 1996. Group.

Palangi Persian Art Gallery

 

2006

Established ca 2002. 2/21 Tea Gardens, Gungahlin. Director: Fatemah Palangi. Commercial gallery and studio.

Parliament House

 

1997

Established 1988. Exhibition venue.

Pastoral Gallery

See also: Bimbimbi Potters

1975

Established 1973. Bimbimbi, Old Cooma Road, via Queanbeyan. Director: Hiroe Swen. Commercial gallery.

Patchwork Group

Use: Canberra Quilters Inc

  

Pavilion Hotel

Use for: Canberra International Hotel; Pavilion on Northbourne

1991

Established as Canberra International Hotel 1981; 1992 renamed Pavilion Hotel; ca 1994 became Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel and Serviced Apartments. 242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson. Exhibition venue.

Peter Latona Studio

  

Established ca 1977. 115 Starke Street, Holt. Studio.

Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art

Use: ANU School of Art

  

Photex 94

 

1994

Established 1994. Belconnen High School, Murranji Street, Hawker. Event.

PhotoAccess

Includes: Huw Davies Gallery

1986

Established September 1984. Initially at Kingsley Street, Acton; 2002 moved to Manuka Arts Centre, corner Manuka Circle and New South Wales Crescent, Griffith. Studio and gallery.

Manuka Arts Centre reopened ca 2002 as a community arts venue; from 1965 to ca 2000 it housed the Canberra School of Music. Directors: 2005- PhotoAccess, on behalf of ACT Government.

Pialligo Estate Winery

 

2009

Established by 2005. 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. Exhibition venue.

Pialligo Fine Art Gallery

Use: Pialligo Plant Farm

  

Pialligo Plant Farm

Includes: Pialligo Fine Art Gallery; Gallery 12

See also: Narek Galleries.

1986

Established ca 1985. 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo. Various incarnations; Pialligo Fine Art Gallery August 2007 to June 2008; Gallery 12 from September 2008. Directors: Rhondda and Geoff Cleary. Commercial gallery.

Playhouse Gallery

Use: Canberra Theatre Centre

  

Pot Shop

 

1976

Established by 1976; closed after 1981. 34 Endeavour Street, Red Hill. Director: Eleanor Scott-Findlay. Possibly a studio.

Potters’ Place

 

1978

Established by 1978. Upstairs in The Boot and Flogger, 32 Giles Street, Kingston. Director: Norma Shields. Exhibition venue.

Potters Place: Creations in Clay

Use: Canberra Potters Society

  

Public Art

Use for: permanent and temporary art works in outdoor spaces.

See also: Canberra Hospital; Canberra Museum and Gallery

2001

Temporary works: Domain November 2007.

Q Exhibition Space

Includes: The Q; The Light Well; Door 3

2008

Established March 2008. Q Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Exhibition venue.

Queanbeyan Art Society

 

1990

Established by 1983. O’Neill’s Cottage, 6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan. Group.

Queanbeyan City Council Art Award

 

2008

Established 2008. Event.

Queanbeyan City Library

 

2008

257 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Exhibition venue.

Quilting Circle A.C.T.

 

1988

Group.

Rainbow, The

 

Ca 2004

Established by 2004. H Block, Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson. Psychosocial rehabilitation program under the Mental Health Foundation, ACT, including an art and ceramics program. Group.

Ralph Wilson Theatre

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

Ranamok Glass Prize

 

2002

Established 1994, ended 2014. Work of finalists shown at the Glass Artist Gallery, Sydney, 1994-2006, then at Canberra Glassworks 2007-2014. Acquisitive collection (annual prizewinners) given to National Gallery of Australia 2014. Directors: 1994 Maureen Cahill, Andy Plummer; 2010 Jane Burns, Maureen Cahill, Damien Clarke, Andy Plummer, Deirdre Plummer. Event.

Rarified

 

2006

Established August 2004. Shop 8/55 Woolley St, Dickson. Commercial gallery.

Reflections Gallery

Use: Belconnen Art Gallery

  

Regatta Point Restaurant

Includes: The Deck

1994

Established ca 1984. National Planning Exhibition Building, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park. Exhibition venue.

Right Brain Art Courses and School

Use: Artlinks Canberra

  

Riverside Centre

Includes: Riverside Gallery; The Studio; Canberra Repertory Theatre

1962

Established 1950s, closed 1966. Riverside Gallery [established 1953] and The Studio [established 1964] at 7 Riverside Centre, Barton. Commercial galleries, exhibition venue.

Robijn Ong Studio

 

2003

Established ca 1982; closed 1998. Studio.

Rose Cottage

Use for: Rose Cottage Craft Barn

1998

Corner Monaro Highway and Isabella Drive, Gilmore.

Royal Hotel Bungendore

 

2006

34 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore, NSW. Exhibition venue.

RSL National Headquarters

 

1979

Current building established 1963 at corner Constitution Avenue and Blamey Crescent, Campbell. Exhibition venue.

Rydges Capital Hill Hotel

 

2001

Established 1988. Corner National Circuit and Canberra Avenue, Forrest, ACT. Exhibition venue.

Rydges Lakeside Hotel

 

2001

Established 1970s as Lakeside Hotel. 1 London Circuit, Canberra City. Exhibition venue.

Saint Barnabas Ministry Centre

 

2007

Established May 2003. 10 Charnwood Place, Charnwood. Exhibition venue.

Salvation Army

 

2010

Level 1, corner Anketell and Reed Streets, Tuggeranong. Group, exhibition venue.

School art exhibitions

See: ANU: Emerging Artists Support Scheme; Artisans at Orana Inc; Canberra Girls’ Grammar School; Canberra Grammar School; Cranleigh – Capital Chemist  Art Show; Curtin Primary School Art Show; Daramalan College; Deakin High School; Hackett Primary School;  Harrison Art Show; MacKillop College Art and Craft Show; Melba High School; Photex 94

  

SCOOP [Strathnairn Co-op shop]

Use: Strathnairn

  

Senior Citizens

Use: Canberra Seniors Centre

  

Solander Gallery

 

1975

Established March 1974. 1974-1987 at 2 Solander Court, Yarralumla. By August 1986-ca 1997 at 36 Grey St, Deakin. From May 1997 at 10 Schlich St, Yarralumla. Director: Joy Warren. Commercial gallery.

Southlands Gallery

See also: Marcia Hill Galleries

1981

Established by 1978; closed ca 2000. Shops 4-5, Southlands Centre, Mawson. Directors: to ca 1981 possibly Marcia Hill, 1982 to ca 1991 Dianne and Geoff Lean, ca 1991 to 2000 Aileen and Bill Maloney.  Commercial gallery.

Southside Community Services Gallery

Use: Southside Gallery

  

Southside Gallery

Use for: Southside Community Services Gallery

2006

Established 2005. Southside Community Services, 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah. Community gallery.

Spiral Arm Gallery

See also: Ben Grady Gallery; Leichhardt Street Studios

1992

Established 1992; closed ca May 2002. Exhibition space of Leichhardt Street Studios, Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt St, Kingston.

St Andrew’s Church

 

1995

Established 1934; extended 1979. State Circle, Forrest. Exhibition venue.

St. Cyr’s Gallery

 

1993

Established October 1993. 53 Dundas Court, Phillip. Director: Helen Sinko. Commercial gallery.

St John’s Church

 

1994

Established ca 1846. Constitution Avenue, Reid, ACT. Exhibition venue.

Stephanie Burns Fine Art

Use for: Orion Sculpture Park

2003

Established 2002; closed 2007. From 2002 to October 2003 at 31 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. From November 2003 to 2005 at 107 Strickland Crescent, Deakin. From 21 September 2005 to 29 September 2007 at Shop 2, 25 Bentham St, Yarralumla. From 2008, developing sculpture park and gallery at 17 Archer Close, Yass, NSW; opened 2010 as Orion Sculpture Park. Commercial gallery, then permanent exhibition.

Stitchery ACTers

 

1986

Established ca 1986. Group.

Strathnairn

Includes: Blue Folk Community Arts; Brindabella Arts Community; Brindabella Community Arts Farm; SCOOP

1989

Established 1970s as Blue Folk Community Arts centre (director Domenic Mico); ca 1985 to 1997 as Brindabella Community Arts Association; from 1998 as Strathnairn Arts Association. 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. SCOOP [Strathnairn Co-op shop] opened ca 2006. Directors: 1984 Nan Harrison; from ca 1990 Michael Sainsbury, then management committee with Sainsbury as manager/caretaker. Studio, exhibition venue and commercial gallery.

Street Theatre Gallery

Includes: Healthpact Gallery

1994

Established 1994. Corner Childers Street and University Avenue, Canberra City. Included Healthpact Gallery 1998-2001. Exhibition venue

Studio Altenburg

Includes: Altenburg Fine Art Gallery and Gift Shop

2006

Established 1978. 104 Wallace St, Braidwood, NSW. Director: Christoph Altenberg 1978-Aug 2008. Commercial gallery.

Studio D

Use: Gorman House Arts Centre

  

Studio MAP

See also: M16

1995

Established January 1995 in former City Parks Depot, Throsby Lane, Griffith; 2007-July 2010 in M16 Artspace, 16 Mildura Street, Kingston; from 1 August 2010 at M16 Artspace, Blaxland Centre, 25 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith. Director: Jeffree Skewes. Studio.

Studio Nundah

Use: Nundah Gallery

  

Studio One

See also: Kingston Art Space; Leichhardt Street Studios

1985

Established 1983; closed 2000. Set up as Studio One Printmaking Workshop by Dianne Fogwell and Meg Buchanan. Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt St, Kingston. Studio.

Sutherland Studios

 

2001

Established December 1997. Weston Creek, Canberra. Director: Denise Sutherland. Studio.

Suzanne Bellamy Studio

Includes: Mongarlowe Studio Workshops

1994

Established 1994. Director, Mongarlowe Studios, Northangera Road, Braidwood, NSW. Studio.

TAFE (Canberra College of Technical and Further Education)

Use: CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology)

  

TAFTA, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts

Use: The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

  

Textile Art & Surface Design Association ACT (TASDA)

Use: ACT Textile Arts Association (ACTTAA)

  

Textile Network ACT

 

1993

Established 1993. Initially at ‘Kurrajong’, corner Angas and Sherbrooke Streets, Ainslie; by 1997 at Canberra School of Art, ANU. Directors: founding committee Betty Hudson and Audrey Ford. Group.

The Art Shed Gallery and Pottery Studio

 

1994

Established 1992. 7 Naas Road, Tharwa. Director: Malcolm Cooke. Studio and commercial gallery.

The Artists Shed

See also: The Photography Room

2006

Established 1995 as studio, and from November 2004 with public gallery. Unit 2, 14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan, NSW. Director: Margaret Hadfield. Studio and gallery.

The Atelier

 

1978

Established by January 1978. 31 Rutledge St, Bungendore, NSW. Director: Ysabel Hoyos. Studio.

The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

 

1984

Established 1974 at meeting held Sturt Crafts Centre, Mittagong, NSW. Headquarters in Brisbane; biennial conferences held around Australia.

The Boulevard Artists

Use for: variable group of public installation and performance artists who exhibit at The Boulevard Plaza.

2001

Established by 2001. Boulevard Building, Akuna Street, Civic. Group.

The Centre Gallery

 

1959

Established by 1959. 33 Ainslie Avenue, Civic, just off London Circuit. Commercial gallery.

The Front Studio and Gallery

 

2005

Established 8 July 2005. Shops 1-2, Wattle St, Lyneham. Commercial gallery.

The Hive

Includes: Kingston Hive

2001

Established 1999 as Kingston Hive, adjacent to Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston; March to June 2001 in Old Bus Depot Markets building; from March 2001 as The Hive, 25 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Director: Jenny Shaw. Commercial gallery.

The Link Gallery

Use: Canberra Theatre Centre

  

The Oaks Brasserie

Use: Yarralumla Gallery and the Oaks Brasserie

  

The Photography Room

See also: The Artists Shed

2012

Established 2011. Upstairs at The Artists Shed, 14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan, NSW. Director: Sean Davey. Exhibition venue.

The Q

Use: Q Exhibition Space

  

The Studio, Riverside

Use: Riverside Centre

  

Theatre Gallery, Arts Council of Australia

Use: Canberra Theatre Centre.

See also: Arts Council of the ACT

  

Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre

 

2006

Established 8 December 2005. 2nd floor, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.  Exhibition venue.

Thursday Painting Group

 

2011

Established by 2009. Group. May have changed name in 2011 to Women @ Work.

Thursday Potters

 

1980

Established possibly ca 1980. Group.

Tilley's Devine Cafe Gallery

 

1990

Established January 1984. Corner Wattle and Brigalow Streets, Lyneham.  Exhibition venue

Tin Shed Art Group

 

2001

Established ca 1993. Group.

Tin Sheds Gallery

Use: venue

 

Tin Sheds Gallery is part of Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney.

Town House Motel

Use: Gallery A (Canberra)

  

Trading Partners

Use: venue

 

Established in Victoria by Australian Council of Churches as non-profit group supporting direct marketing of goods from Third World self-help groups.

TRAP

Use: Brindabella Art Prize

  

Treadles Gallery

 

1995

Established by 1995. 30 Howitt Street, Kingston. Commercial gallery.

Treeart

 

1990

Established in 1990s. Studio.

Trish Bridges Studio

 

1990

Established by 1990. To ca 1996 at 16 Lamington Street, Deakin; 1996 to ca 1998 at 28 MacRobertson Street, Mawson; from 1999 at 19 Shepherdson Place, Isaacs. Studio.

Tuffin’s Music Studios

 

1976

Established by 1976. Altree Court, Phillip. Exhibition venue.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Includes: Gallery; Lake Tuggeranong Moon Festival; Tuggeranong Community Arts Association.

See also: Brindabella Art Prize; Rotary Youth Art Award.

1992

Established 1991 as Tuggeranong Community Arts Association; Arts Centre built 1998. Corner Reed and Cowlishaw Streets, Greenway. Exhibition venue.

Sponsors Brindabella Art Prize; Tuggeranong Rotary Youth Art Award; Messengers early intervention art program.

Tuggeranong Community Arts Association

Use: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

  

Tuggeranong Homestead

 

2001

Established 1999 as an events venue. Johnson Drive, Richardson. Director: Neil Gillespie. Exhibition and workshop venue.

Tuggeranong Hyperdome

 

1988

Established 1987. 175 Anketell Street, Tuggeranong. Exhibition venue.

Tuggeranong Open Art

Use: Open Art ACT

  

Tuggeranong Regional Art Prize

Use: Brindabella Art Prize

  

Tuggeranong Rotary Youth Art Award

See also: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

1994

Established 1994. Held annually in conjunction with Tuggeranong Community Festival. Event.

Tuggeranong Valley Artists Group

 

1990

Established May 1989. Group.

University of Canberra

See also: Gallery of Australian Design

1986

Established 1967 as Canberra College of Advanced Education; from 1 January 1990 as University of Canberra. Kirinari Street, Bruce. Various venues including Design Gallery, Gallery Restaurant, Staff Club. Exhibition venue.

University of the Third Age

Use for: U3A art groups

2006

Established 1986. Painting for Pleasure established ca 1996. Group.

Vivi

 

2000

Established ca 2000. 7 Andamooka Street, Fisher. Director: Leslie McIntyre. Commercial gallery.

Vivid National Photography Festival

 

2008

Established 2008; held in Canberra 11 July-12 October 2008. Event.

Watson Arts Centre

Use for: Crafts Council Gallery (to 1998); Watson Community Arts Centre.
See also: Canberra Potters Society; Craft ACT.

2000

Established 1973 as Watson Community Arts Centre. 1 Aspinall Street, Watson. To 1998 occupied by Craft ACT; from ca 1998, managed for ACT Government by Canberra Potters Society. Exhibition venue, studios.

Wednesday Art Arvo Group

Use: Inanna Inc.

  

Wednesday Group

 

1977

Established 1960s. Group.

Weeweera – A Festival of Lake George

 

2002

Established 1999. 23 Molonglo Street, Bungendore, NSW. Director: Elizabeth Cameron Dalman. Event.

Wesley Centre

Use: Wesley Uniting Church (Wesley Centre)

  

Wesley Uniting Church (Wesley Centre)

Use for: National Methodist Church (Wesley Centre)

1971

Established 1955 as National Memorial Methodist Church. 22 National Circuit, Barton. Exhibition venue.

Westfield Woden Plaza

Use: Woden Plaza

  

Wildlife and Botanical Artists (ACT)

 

2003

Established by 1999. Group

Woden Churches Centre

 

1970

Established 14 September 1974, closed January 2002. Town Square, Woden. Exhibition venue.

Woden Plaza

Use for: Woden Shopping Square; Westfield Woden

1982

Established in stages during 1970s. Woden Town Centre, Phillip. To ca 2006 as Woden Plaza except for brief period as Woden Shopping Square; from ca 2006 as Westfield Woden. Exhibition venue.

Woden Valley Hospital

Use: Canberra Hospital

  

Women @ Work

Use: Thursday Painting Group

  

Wood Works Gallery Bungendore

Use: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

  

Woodcraft Guild ACT, Inc.

Use for: Wood Guild of the ACT

1988

Established 1980. The Shed, Lions Youth Haven, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah. Group.

WOT [Watercolour Outdoors on Thursday]

 

2005

Established 2003; first exhibition May 2005. Group.

Wright Space Gallery

 

2012

Established January 2012. 47 Cork Street, Gundaroo, NSW. Commercial gallery.

X Gallery

 

2007

Established ca 2005. 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore, NSW. Director: Xanthe Gay. Commercial gallery.

Yarralumla Gallery and the Oaks Brasserie

 

2003

Established by 2002 in cottage built ca 1921. Cottage 1, Weston Park Road, Yarralumla, ACT. Directors: Brent and Elaine Richter. Commercial gallery.

Yarralumla Marine Centre

 

1975

Established ca 1975, closed ca 1991. Corner Novar Street and Kintore Crescent, Yarralumla. Exhibition venue.

Yarralumla Uniting Church Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show

 

1992

Established ca 1980. Uniting Church Centre, Denman Street, Yaralumla. Event.

YMCA

 

1975

Established 1971 at Phillip; later closed.  Exhibition venue.