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Listing State ACT

ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Chris Burton | Pencil On
March 4 – March 22

Pencil On is a solo exhibition by Canberra-based artist Chris Burton that investigates methods of translating urban spaces into abstract compositions, expressing depth and noise within constructed landscapes. Informed by interactions with both familiar and foreign spaces, the drawings react to environments that feature density, movement and repetitive architectural patterns. These are translated through the use of abstract tonal transitions, visual mapping and repetition of linear mark making. By using similar mark making on varied surfaces – paper and board – the body of work suggests a conversation about surface and its implications for tonality and space.

Marilou Chagnaud, Lucia Dohrmann and Kate Little | Common Threads
April 1 – April 19

Common Threads is a group exhibition curated by Saskia Scott that brings together new bodies of work by Marilou Chagnaud, Lucia Dohrmann and Kate Little. The three artists share a deep concern for the construction of meaning through the material processes of their work, as well as an interest in repetition, pattern, and geometric abstraction.

National Gallery of Australia

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

Visitor update: Coronavirus
The Gallery is open today from 10am – 5pm

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Following recent advice, all Public Programs, Education activity and Members events are suspended until 13 April. This includes all access to the Collection Study Room, Research Library and Archives. If you do not feel well or you have recently arrived from overseas, we ask that you do not visit the Gallery.

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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).