Around the galleries

Share Canberra's trusted news:
A selection of Bucich’s copper “Relics” from the Midnight commission

THE new Midnight Hotel in 1 Elouera Street, Braddon, is hosting Thomas Bucich with an artist-in-residence exhibit in the newly opened hotel atrium, following the commissioning and installation of 200 original wall sculptures in the hotels guest rooms and suites. The exhibition will run from 11am-6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, until November 24, all welcome.

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Group will launch their annual exhibition, “Treasures” at the Visitor Centre, 5.50pm, Wednesday, November 20, all welcome. The show then runs from November 21 to December 8.

Ellen Rosalie Gunner, pillowcases

CUSTOM Limited Edition is a retail and gallery space in Braddon which opens its doors annually for the month of Christmas. This year for Design Canberra it will showcase the work of Lia Tjacnar, Andres Caycedo, Elliot Bastionon, Annie Parnell, Rob Schwartz, Rolf Barford, Jane Horton, Richilde Flavell, Astrid Barta and others under the theme, “The Silver Lining”. Opening at 32 Mort Street, 6pm, Saturday, November 23, all welcome.

Julie Aston’s small, whimsical sculptures

CANBERRA artist Julie Aston will be exhibiting her small, whimsical sculptures in an exhibition called “The Gathering”, opening at 23 Goodparla St Hawker, 4pm, November 23. It will continue, 10am-5pm, daily, until December 1.

AARWUN Gallery’s annual art auction takes place at 11 Federation Square, Gold Creek, Nicholls, this Sunday, November 24. Gallery doors open 9am and bidding starts at 10am. Items are available for viewing in the gallery from 10am-5pm, Friday, November 22. Registrations to or 6230 2055.

“Pere Tanguy”, 1887-88 (oil on canvas) by Vincent van Gogh, Musee Rodin, Paris, France; Peter Willi; Dutch, out of copyright

“VAN Gogh & Japan” is a new art film opening nationally on November 21 for Exhibition on Screen. This film journeys from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, to Provence and Japan, features Van Gogh’s personal letters and written accounts by friends and contemporaries which reveal deep a connection to Japanese art. The film will be screened at Dendy in Civic. Bookings at

A Sarit Cohen work from the exhibition “The Void”.

A POP-UP exhibition of ceramics by Sarit Cohen features as part of the 2019 DESIGN Canberra Festival. The selection of works follows on from Cohen’s participation in the 2018 exhibition, “The Void”. Held at CraftACT gallery, artists were invited to respond to and re-imagine the design work of the late Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti. At ANU Drill Hall Gallery until Sunday, November 24.

Bilk Gallery has abandoned its usual “White Christmas” theme for this year’s end of year exhibition, “The Big Dry”. Featuring new work by artists such as Linda Hughes, Kath Inglis, Chris Bahng, Zoe Brand, Claire McArdle, Vicki Mason, Larah Nott, Thomas O’Hara, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Mio Kuhnen, Marian Hosking, Jane Reilly, Melissa Cameron, Eugenie Keefer Bell and Sean O’Connell, the exhibitors will consider the environment, water, biodiversity, wind and drought. Opens at Bilk, Palmerston Lane Manuka, Saturday, November 23, then continues until December 24.

Works in “Making Tracks”.

THE Belconnen Community Gallery Piece of Mind series presents “Making Tracks”, a mixed media exhibition by participants of the Belconnen Community Service open studio program. Opening celebration at Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, 5.30pm, Tuesday, November 19. The show then continues 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, until November 29.

TO mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd — Qantas — the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a “Golden Ticket” competition. All details at or 1300 652020.


Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleFamily begs minister for murder update
Next articlePrices up, but rapacious land agency fails again 
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply