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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 6230 2055.
“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 dendy.com.au
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.
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 ramint.gov.au or 1300 652020.