Peter van der Mael – Headlands at CCAS Manuka

A one artist show at CCAS’ Manuka space in December featured the work of Peter van der Mael. He showed works in graphite drawings; multi-colour etching; oil painting and pottery which reflect different stages in his artistic development. The image above was my favourite but there is more information and one of the oil paintings on the web link below

CCAS website: https://www.ccas.com.au/

Exhibition link: https://www.ccas.com.au/manuka-past/headlands

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.

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

18 artists – Plate Show – Just Desert

Collectable domestic plates are a phenomena in vast numbers of nations and cultures. This exhibition features fifty six samples of the art by eighteen artists in a delightful range of styles. Some are amusing some are simple and many are works of art on a plate. Fun to see this art form being fostered through M16 Artspace.

Website: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forteh

Ulrica Trulsson – Close to earth ceramics – Beaver Galleries

Three of the objects in the Beaver exhibition

Elegant, earthy and functional are three words that come to mind when looking at the work of Ulrica Trulsson. Her ceramic creations have minimal design and decoration elements but have simple functional features and attractive earth toned glazes. Looking around the room each of the objects have a sense of tasteful understated beauty. The exhibition goes till Sunday 21 August 2021

The website is at 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/

The Trevor Kennedy Collection at National Museum of Australia

Royal Worcester Waratah Ceramics

This is an exhibition selected from a large group of artefacts donated by Trevor and Christina Kennedy and their family. Trevor Kennedy began collecting artefacts connected to Australian history while he was living in London in the 1960s. His collection became enormous as his vision sought to fill a gap he saw in collections of Australiana.

This exhibition is a small example of a personal collection of furniture, home wares, domestic objects, and jewellery. The quality of the selected items is great. I look forward to lots of further exhibitions from the collection.

This exhibition will continue till October 10 2021 Opening hours Mon to Sun 9am-5pm Website:

https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/collection/highlights/trevor-kennedy

My Dad – A Tribute to George by Paul Dumetz – Canberra Potters Gallery

Three cups

George Dumetz created wheel thrown glazed ceramic useful objects. The exhibition at Canberra Potters at Watson is a reflection by Paul Dumetz of his late father’s work. This is the last weekend for this exhibition and many of the 120 objects have been sold already.

The gallery will be open 10am to 4pm Saturday and 11am to 3pm Sunday

Recent Acquisitions – Contemporary Identity and Land – Australian Parliament House

Hannah Gasson – Untitled (After Boyd)

The Australian Parliament has a huge growing collection of art. A new exhibition “Recent Acquisitions – Contemporary Identity and Land” is on in the upstairs exhibition space till November 2021. The exhibition features over 20 artworks in lots of genres from glass to sculpture. The curators have included some background about the artists and their work. More details at https://www.aph.gov.au/Visit_Parliament/Whats_On/Exhibition/New_Acquisitions_Contemporary_identity_and_land

Waving the Red Flag – Chinese posters 1949 – 1976 @ National Library of Australia

The National Library does history beautifully. Right now there is a remarkable exhibition of Chinese posters from the early Mao era. They are classic, They are stylistic, They embody a fabulous insight into both Chinese history and culture. There is a visual beauty in the twenty simply hing images that draws the eye.

Sample pics are below do not give anything like the strikingness of the real images.

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Lines of Sight: Fiding the Sublime in Canberra @ M16 Artspace

17 Aug – 3 Sept 2017

Seven artists have collaborated on this exhibition. The artists are all experienced and respected with varied practice specialisations and approaches to their art. All of the artists have  woven Canberra into their art.The pictures below give a sense of the range within the exhibition