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Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Excerpt of an image in the Belconnen Youth Centre Exhibition.

THE Belconnen Community Gallery “Springboard” series presents a mixed media exhibition of artworks by young people who participate in programs at the Belconnen Youth Centre. The show will include two large graffiti pieces made by participants in the Belconnen Community Gallery school holiday program in January, along with a range of other works such as Andy Warhol style portraits of celebrity icons and zines. Belconnen Community Gallery, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm until April 13.

“Up We Go” by Philip Frankcombe, 2017, acrylic and oil

M16 Artspace has three new exhibitions: “Up We Go”, by Phillip Frankcombe; “ArtFlux” by Christine Jarrett, Leanne Jeffcoat, Trevor Lewis, Jacqueline Wilkinson and Jeanette Zvargulis; “Earth Dreaming” by Barbara Hiscock Laszuk; and in Chutespace “Not Talking about Capitalism” by Stuart McMillen. At 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm, March 22 to April 8.

“SYMPHONY in Colour: recent works by Domenic Mico”, will be at FORM Studio and Gallery, 1/30 Aurora Street, Queanbeyan, March 22 to April 10. Opening, 6pm, Thursday, March 22.

“Pebbles” by Julie Bradley, 2017

“PAPER, Scissors, Rock” is a collection of works on paper by Julie Bradley, which draw on the rich, layers of meaning and symbolism associated with stones. Using the techniques of stencilling, collage and drawing, Bradley creates works on paper which investigate the idea of connectedness. It opens at 6pm, March 21, at ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Street, Dickson, and then runs until April 8.

MEGAN Hinton’s exhibition, “United Constructs” officially opens at the Megalo Gallery, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, at 6pm this Thursday, March 22, and runs to April 1, Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.

ARTIST Wendy Sharpe is back in town with an exhibition of works on paper, mostly painted on location, joined by oils, Venetian screens and painted Chinese fans, which are all inspired by her travels to France, Italy, Antarctica, Cambodia, Mexico, Laos, India and country Australia. “Wanderlust”, at Aarwun Gallery, Federation Square, Gold Creek, March 24-April 15.

Excerpt of an Untitled work by Sean Davey. Archival pigment print

“POINTS of View – Artists & The Landscape” is a group exhibition by eight artists, Sean Davey, Annika Harding, Steve Hartup, Aishah Kenton, Kater May, Vincent Namatjira, Lily Platts and Wouter Van de Voorde, which shows paintings alongside photographs. TPR Gallery Old Bus Depot Markets, Former Transport Depot, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston Foreshore. Sundays 10am-4pm and by appointment, until May 6.

“Morning light” by Kim Mahood, pastel

“DRAWING in Place” is a theme that links the art practices of Wamboin-based artists Sally Simpson, David Suckling and Kim Mahood. The joint purchase, seven years ago, of 20 acres of land on the outskirts of Canberra, has provided the artists with both the space to work and the living environment to inform and enrich that work. At Suki & Hugh Gallery, 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore, opens Saturday, March 24.

“THE Human Condition” is a suite of free public programs related to the exhibition “Another Day in Paradise”. A screening of Canberra filmmaker Kim Beamish’s film “Penalties and Purpose” about the trial and execution of Van Nguyen in 2005, will be screened with a talk by the director, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 4.30pm, Saturday, March 24. Bookings to 6293 1443.

CRAFT ACT launches two new exhibitions, “Transitions” by Marilou Chagnaud and “Functional Shadows “, featuring artworks by Helen Bodycomb, Pamela Irving, Rachel Bremner, Caitlin Hughes and Kate Butler. At Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, 6pm, Thursday, March 22. There will also be a floor talk at 5.15pm, which will be followed by a launch from Kate Nixon (President of AUSglass) and Brett McNamara, (ACT Parks & Conservation Service). The show runs until May 5.

Milton Moon, untitled pot

“A Potter’s Pilgrimage” is a survey exhibition celebrating 91 years of Milton Moon, one of Australia’s most eminent potters, featuring works made between 1990 and 2016. Watson Art Centre, Aspinall St, Watson, March 22 to 15 April 15, 10am-4pm, Thursday to Sunday.



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