Built: Contemporary Ceramics at Beaver Galleries

In December there was an exhibition of work by five ceramic artists at the Beaver Galleries. Somchai Charoen, Julie Bartholomew, Kenji Uranishi, and the colleagues Lucille Sciallano and Ben Landau, all put up striking works to demonstrate the beauty and artistry of high quality ceramics. All were doing quite different things with their shared media but each piece was a striking object. I have only included one picture here but the Beaver website has great images of this exhibition and quality notes on the artists and their work.

Beaver website: https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/

Exhibition link: https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/multi-artist-exhib/built-contemporary-ceramics/

Small Works at Beaver Galleries Deakin

One of the Alex Asch works in the exhibition

I am sad I did not post on this before it closed. Every year Beaver Galleries puts on an exhibition before Christmas titled Small Works. It targets the Christmas gift market I think because all the works are relatively small, transportable and able to be wrapped. The collection of works is chosen from artists represented by Beaver and so has a delightful range or styles, media and prices. Even though my slackness did not get this post up for you to go to the gallery the people at Beaver maintain a great website for you to eyeball their catalogues and contact for enquiries and or purchase.


Elizabeth Newman – Untitled at ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Small work in exhibition in Drill Hall Gallery

The pictured work represents all that I love about Elizabeth Newman’s art. It is small, made of the most basic materials but it points to something beyond her work. Standing in front of it I could not stop myself commenting to a stranger next to me that this would not work well at my place. My walls are manufactured wall sheeting with no texture. Newman turns the work of some tradie from the past into the object of focus indeed a work of beauty. I felt energised as I walked out of this exhibition – mundanity reworked into delightful works of art.

The website says it is on till January 23, Check with the Gallery as pre Covid the gallery usually closed about now and would not open till late February 2022

Website https://dhg.anu.edu.au/

Review https://newsofamerica.org/2021/12/17/elizabeth-newmans-un-titled-at-anu-drill-hall-gallery-is-exciting-canberra-times/ This seems to be the same aSasha Graham wrote in the Canberra Times today 18/12/21 It is hard to find Canberra Times material on the web.

Transformation – Megalo Members Exhibition 2021

Fenja T Ringl Snow Gum in Spring At Megalo Gallery

One of my favourite galleries in Canberra is the Megalo Gallery. It has small shows of the most remarkable variety of the diverse product of the printer’s art. This one consists of a single work from each of 28 of the artists working connected with the Megalo Studio. The content and complexity of these works are thought provoking,

The show is on till December 11. The studio and gallery website is https://www.megalo.org

Black and White Edges – Alana Ford at M16 Artspace

Kurt Cobain by Alana Ford at M16 Artspace

Fourteen black and white paintings ranging from the portrait style of Kurt Cobain above to fully abstract images form the exhibition by Alana Ford on at M16 Artspace over this weekend. This is the weekend of the reopening of M16 Artspace

Website for M16 Artspace is https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

TESTAMUR from Canberra Art Workshop at M16 Artspace

Three of the works part of the TESTAMUR exhibition

For three days after lock up Gallery 2 at the M16 Artspace is host to the annual show of the Canberra Art Workshop (CAW). This group is located at the M16 studios and includes a broad range of artist from novices to long term practicioners. There is a big range of styles and quality in this show.

The website for M16 is: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Shoreline – Desmond-Jones household

Shoreline is an exhibition of various styles of art created by four members of the Desmond-Jones household. The four artists cover drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and other art forms. The household has collaborated to create works that explore the intersection between sea and land along the shoreline. This exhibition is only on for this weekend as a new show starts next week

The artists are Michael Desmond, Peter Jones, Bryn Desmond-Jones and Ossian Desmond-Jones.

The website for M16 is https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Graham Fransella – Paintings and Sculpture at Beaver Galleries

A large example of Graham’s art taken in the Gallery

Graham Fransella has an exhuberant sense of fun in his art. This exhibition has two strands – one is a set of vibrant abstract celebrations of colour and form, another is a set of hard metal sculptures that portray humans and animals in various forms of fun and joy. The exhibition continues to Sunday 22 August 2021

The website is https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/

Step into the Limelight at M16 Artspace Griffith

Student creative clothing in Walking in the Limelight

An exhibition I love in Canberra each year is the one that features curated art from Government primary and secondary school students in Canberra. The exhibition this year is a great display of work in a large range of media and styles. There is pottery and photography, there is collage and painting, There are more than three hundred works displayed in all three of the M16 exhibition spaces

This is the last weekend for this exhibition. The website is at https://www.m16artspace.com.au/

Xavier Jones – Wulf and Eadwacer at Tributary Projects Fyshwick till 25 July 2021

One part of Xavier’s show

Xavier Jones put together his show weaving works that are colourful, abstract with extensive use of hand drawn works. The exhibition is spread around the front room at Tributary Projects at Fyshwick and includes elements of cartoon like drawings on the wall onto which other works are integrated,

This show is only on till the weekend. Xavier told me that he has put lower than usual prices on all the work.

The website is https://www.tributaryprojects.xyz/