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Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Ian Mowbray, Block #3. Photo by Parallax Photography

BILK Gallery is presenting “My family souvenirs”, which is a solo exhibition of contemporary glass by Ian Mowbray, who is known for being refreshingly provocative and for his erotic exploration of the lustier thematic of death and sex. At Bilk Gallery, Palmerston Lane, Manuka shops. The opening will be from 11am-4pm, September 1, and the show runs until October 12.

TO celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first women elected to Australian Federal Parliament, the “Breaking Through” exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores the journeys of 11 trailblazers who were the first to hold particular parliamentary positions. Told through never-before-seen portraits by young artists, the exhibition is intended to inspire visitors to think about the role of women in parliament. MoAD, (old Parliament House) 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, daily 9am–5pm, until further notice.

Ellen Rosalie Gunner, Mount Ainslie – Autumn Sunset, 2018, screen print on litho paper embellished with foil details

IN a space, which is less than six metres square, and another, which is about three times the size, “From little things, big things grow” is the theme of an exhibition between Gallery of Small Things and Megalo. It’ll showcase work by S.A Adair, Pia Larsen, Elaine Camlin, Peter McLean, Ellen Gunner, Deborah Metz, Michelle Hallinan, Barbara Nell, Megan Hinton, Jemima Parker, Nina Juniper and Kate Vassallo. At Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, 21 Wentworth avenue, Kingston, September 1-22. The official launch starts at 4pm on September 1. All welcome.

‘Dream Home’, by Clare Martin, detail, 2018, mixed media

M16 Artspace in Griffith will hold a floor talk where artist Clare Martin will talk about her current exhibition with Mike O’Kane, title “Just Playing”. M16, Blaxland crescent, Griffith, 1pm-2pm, Thursday, August 30. The event is free and all are welcome.

‘The Wave machine’, by Marilou Chagnaud, 2017

MARILOU Chagnaud’s “The Wave machine” is a sea of parallel and it intersects black lines in a rhythmic pattern. French born Chagnaud was working with textiles, when she discovered the potential of Japanese paper and opportunities for its application in architecture and the fabrication of objects. Canberra Museum and Gallery, Civic Square window gallery, until December 2.

Brenda L Croft, heart-in-hand installation shot. Photo by Brenton McGeachie

BRENDA L Croft will give an artist’s talk about her exhibition “heart-in-hand”. Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 55 Ainslie avenue, Braddon, 3pm, Saturday, September 1. All welcome.

THE 11th Queanbeyan Art Society Annual Art Show and Market in City Walk is running from September 22 to October 1, and entries will be open until Friday, September 14. Artists can also book a market stall for a day, a weekend or a week.  Inquiries to Art Society secretary, Rosanna Burston, at 0418 86 428.

‘Entropy’ art works

“ENTROPY” is a group exhibition of responses by artists Caroline Ambrus, Lucile Carson, Judith Collette, Margaret Kalms, Annette Schneider and Barak Zelig. At Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 6pm, August 30 to September 15. All welcome.

THE NGA is holding a “Get fresh with art this Spring” with one of the pioneers of Australian environmental art, Bonita Ely, showing how to manipulate, combine, transform and enhance a range of found objects. Sunday, 12.30pm–4.30pm, September 2. Bookings to

KYEEMA Gallery has a new exhibition called “Hall And Beyond”, and a sale of watercolour paintings by Isla Patterson, which will be officially opened at 2pm, on September 1, by Helen De Jonge, who is the president of the Goulburn Art Society. Everyone is welcome. Kyeema Gallery and Capital Wines Cellar Door, 13 Gladstone street, Hall Village, August 30 to September 23.

“OCEAN and Earth” is an exhibition of new works by Ken Knight opening at the Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Kings Highway, Bungendore. Meet the artist at 2pm, Saturday, September 1. All welcome.

AMY McGregor’s show “Episode”, which evokes an era of movie stills, is now at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 19 Furneaux street, Manuka, from Friday to Sunday11am-5pm until September 2.



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