Canberra Art Crawl


by | 22 Dec 2020 | Blog post

As we introduce the CAW blog we will periodically post “Art Crawl”, a current update on what is happening in the art scene around Canberra.

It is so encouraging to see Canberra coming out of Covid hibernation and there is suddenly lots happening.

National Gallery of Australia

Three new galleries have opened recently and the NGA has a major exhibition running over multiple locations. “Know My Name” profiles the work of female Australian artists. Covering virtually the entire ground floor of the National Gallery. Works are also on display at the new Ambush Gallery, Kambri Centre, building 153 at ANU.

Australian National University

A bold use of the ANU University Avenue boulevard also features massive cube displays each featuring works by young emerging female talent.

City Walk Gallery

Nancy Sever continues to run her gallery at the Gorman House Art precinct but has added another space to her repertoire. She has also opened “City Walk Gallery”, Level 1/131 City Walk (above King O’Malley’s pub). Nancy now offers a more diverse range of works.

Basil Hall / Out of Lockdown

Opened on 20 November, Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am–5.00pm, “Basil Hall / Out of Lockdown” features a selection of limited-edition prints made by this renowned artisan printmaker. Works by Garry Shead, Judy Watson Jenny Sages, Dorothy Napangardi, Basil himself, and others will be on display.

Grainger Gallery

It’s been a long time coming but Kacy Grainger has finally opened her brand new space,“Grainger Gallery”, at the Dairy Flat road precinct. This site used to be government storage until the complex was transformed by the imaginative Molongolo group. Creating a dynamic Arts-precinct is going ahead in leaps and bounds.

Grainger Gallery is a bit hard to find at the moment as landscaping works are being undertaken immediately in front of it. It will be very easy to locate once the huge water sculpture in front her entrance is finished after Christmas. You can find the gallery adjacent to Capital Brewing.

Kacy’s stable of artists is diverse, contemporary, and eclectic. Suggest you visit but jump onto her Instagram graingergallery for a preview.