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Listing State ACT

ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

ANCA ART BUS
The Art Bus is a new and exciting project from ANCA Inc.

Once a Transport Canberra workhorse now retired and retrofit into a contemporary gallery space exhibiting and travelling around the A.C.T. Come find us and say hello!

December 1 – 20
Dionisia Salas | Heartbeat
City Walk

Exhibition
Dionisia Salas’ exhibition will be an analysis of traditional European wall paper through a contemporary lense, utilizing collage, printmedia and paint.

Workshop
The free workshops that accompany this exhibition will be an exploration of collage, with participants generating their own material on site using spirographs, frotage and other mark making fun.

January 10 – 27
Tom Buckland | Work, Lovelife, Miscellaneous
Civic Square

Exhiibition
Musing upon the many absurd complexities of modern life, Canberra artist, inventor and birdwatcher Tom Buckland presents a bus load of weird and humorous interactive sculpture all constructed from household detritus and found objects.

Workshops
Canberra artist, inventor and birdwatcher Tom Buckland will teach you for free to use recycled cardboard to create beautiful three-dimensional birds. All ages are welcome, build beautiful cardboard cockatoos, cassowaries and kookaburras. The sky is the limit!

As part of each of these artist’s exhibitions in the Art Bus, they will be accompanied by a set of weekend drop in workshops, 2pm – 3pm on Saturdays and 2pm – 4pm on Sundays, aimed at all ages.

This exciting venture is still in its early stages, but please keep your eyes on the ANCA facebook and instagram page for updates as the Art Bus comes to life!

https://www.instagram.com/anca_art_bus/
https://www.facebook.com/ancaartbus/

This event has been made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program.

For any queries in regards to the Art Bus please contact our Art Bus Coordinator at artbus@anca.net.au

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2601

HUGH RAMSAY
30 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Free

This retrospective, the first in more than 25 years, celebrates the legacy of Australian artist Hugh Ramsay (1877–1906), whose portrait paintings achieved success here and in France before his untimely death at 28.

MATISSE & PICASSO
13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020
Ticketed – buy now via Ticketek or nga/gov.au/matissepicasso

Matisse & Picasso is the story of the lifelong exchange between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists. Featuring more than 60 paintings and sculptures, as well as drawings, prints and costumes, this is a story of friendship – and rivalry.

LICHTENSTEIN TO WARHOL: THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION
Until 9 March 2020
Free

This exhibition of prints pays tribute to the collaborations between master printer Kenneth Tyler (b. 1931) and some of the 20th century’s most prominent artists, including Anni Albers, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell and Andy Warhol.

DEVOTION NATURE TIME PEOPLE: ASIAN ART
Ongoing
Free

From Papua to Turkey and from 2,500 BCE to now, this new collection display explores Asian art across geography, time, religion and culture. Structured by theme, the 210 works on display include Chinese funerary goods, Indonesian ancestor figures and Japanese woodblock prints.

YAYOI KUSAMA: THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS
Ongoing
Free

This installation by Yayoi Kusama comprises a vibrant yellow room overrun with black polka dots of various sizes. A mirrored box at its centre houses several dozen illuminated pumpkin sculptures, which are endlessly reflected in the room’s internal mirrors. The combination of dots, pumpkins and mirrors creates an optical illusion of infinite space and colour.

The National Gallery of Australia is open every day including Easter, 10am – 5pm, (closed Christmas Day only).