Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Students pulling prints in ‘Engage II’

MEGALO Print Studio + Gallery is presently exhibiting “Engage II”, which is community printing works by Archie, Camryn, Finnian, Lateasha and Matty. The show is the culmination of a project that began in 2017 with tutors John Pratt and Ingeborg Hansen. On display are a folio of screen prints and etchings and the working drawings of five Year 7 and Year 8 students from Black Mountain School, a specialist secondary education school for students with a disability. The venture has been supported by Aspen Medical. 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm, until May 5. All welcome.

ONE-hundred artefacts from the Vatican Anima Mundi Museum and the Sharjah Museums Authority are on show in “So That You Might Know Each Other”, marking the achievements of Muslim people around the world. At the National Museum of Australia until July 22. Free admission.

‘Before and After2’, graphite and ink on board, by Claire Primrose

A LANDSCAPE drawing and painting workshop will be conducted by artist Claire Primrose at both there Riverbank Cafe and Form Studio and Gallery in Queanbeyan from 10am to 4pm on both April 28 and 29. Exercises such as drawing with eyes shut and drawing with the opposite hand will be encouraged, to achieve a drawing style that is loose, free and gestural. Day Two will involve a longer painting study in the studio. Books to or 0430 359776

‘Auroral 3’, digital print from medium format negative. By Rebecca Worth.

M16 Artspace has Chloe Gray and Rebecca Worth talking about their work in the group show “Unreal”. In a world of the “insta”, photography has come to exist as evidence of our life and lives. If it is photographed and put on social media it must be real… The artists in Unreal question this. 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith, from 1pm-2pm, Thursday, April 26. Bring your lunch and friends.

MEANTIME the M16 Artspace Drawing Prize needs a new sponsor who would receive naming rights for the major prize, ongoing display of business name/logo on the foyer wall and other forms of promotion. For more information call M16 Artspace Director Jas Hugonnet on 6295 9438 or email

Lia Tajcnar Untitled

“OUT of the Studio” is the Watson Arts Centre Tenants’ exhibition. Works by ceramicists Caycedo, Jo Victoria, Mark Saunders, Lesley Lebkowicz, Lia Tajcnar, Richilde Flavell Alya Khan and Raj Reddy, are on show at Watson Arts Centre, Aspinall Street, Watson, Canberra Watson Arts Centre, from Thursday to Sunday, 10am–4pm, until May 6.

ANCA’s popular PIN [brooches] exhibition is back again in 2018 and applications are open until May 20. Contact the gallery manager at

“LIVING Rooms” is DESIGN Canberra’s showcase of the best architect-designed houses in Canberra and now Craft Act is calling for expressions of interest from architects or owners of architecturally designed or renovated homes to feature in the 2018 program. Submissions to by April 30.

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