Les Petits Travaux
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Les Petits Travaux

Join us at Aarwun Gallery to open this unique exhibition which celebrates the small & the beautiful, as a dozen of our artists contribute original artworks which are small in size but big on impact. Opens Sunday 3 December 2.00pm with Champagne & High Tea

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Annual Art Auction 2017
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Art Auction 2017

Join us at 10 am on Federation Square for our Annual Art Auction. Catalogue available online, viewing from Thursday 16 November. A fabulous selection of antiques and artworks including Wendy Sharpe, Clifford Possum, Carlos Barrios, Adam Cullen, Norman Lindsay David Bromley, John Brack, John Olsen, Geoff Dyer, Charles Blackman and many more.

Click here to browse the lots online and download the catalogue

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Paris and Other Other Stories, A collection of works by Bernard Ollis
Sep
9
to Sep 30

Paris and Other Other Stories, A collection of works by Bernard Ollis

Paris and Other Stories (September 9 - 31) is a vibrant collection of paintings by artist Bernard Ollis, depicting his playful and idiosyncratic view of some of the world’s most beloved cities; Paris, Sydney, London and New York, amongst a host of others. Ollis captures beautifully the romance of these cities with paintings saturated in colour - vibrating with humanity, humour and narrative. 

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Penelope Boyd "Little Memories"
Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Penelope Boyd "Little Memories"

Opening Saturday 24th June, Aarwun Gallery is showcasing the work of local artist Penelope Boyd. "Little Memories" comprises a number of quiet, soulful portraits and charmingly eerie still life paintings. These sensitively rendered works reverberate with emotion and mystery. 

Boyd is an artist whose work is driven by her fascination with the psychology of childhood and the fragility of early memory. From her home studio in Canberra, Penelope paints with acrylics in a loose, realist style from a variety of source imagery including vintage knitting and sewing patterns, as well as her own photographs.

Her paintings depict scenarios and objects that seem at first innocuous, but through use of her understated pallet and skilful use of light and shadow, each work hints at something more dangerous. The works often convey an ambiguous, hard-to-define emotion - suggestive of a narrative which winds around the painting. This subtle 'unsettling' effect stays with the viewer for a long time after seeing these beautiful works. Running until 16 July - this small but powerful exhibition is a delight to behold.

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Dragon and Boy, A Solo Exhibition by Solomon Grainger
May
27
to Jun 17

Dragon and Boy, A Solo Exhibition by Solomon Grainger

Dragon and Boy is a unique collection of works from emerging Canberra artist Solomon Grainger. This engaging body of work represents the artist’s unearthing and return to the instinctive and naïve mark making of his boyhood. The resulting paintings are charged with a loose, playful energy and unaffected spontaneity. Repeated throughout the work is Solomon’s dragon, a character resurrected from his earliest childhood drawings. ‘Dragon and Boy’, a debut solo exhibition, chronicles an artists journey to reconnect with his earliest forms of self expression and ‘purest form of artistry.’

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Wendy Sharpe BURLESQUE & CIRCUS
Mar
4
to Apr 3

Wendy Sharpe BURLESQUE & CIRCUS

Opens Saturday 4 March 6 pm

Burlesque & Circus is a sensational exhibition from multi award winning artist Wendy Sharpe. A series of oil paintings and works on paper offer Wendy's reflections on the magnetic characters which inhabit the stages and the back stages of Sydney and Paris. The result of these intimate observations is a series of playful, highly expressive and thoughtful portraits which will imprint upon your psyche. You are warmly invited to join us for the opening of this spectacular show on Saturday March 4 at 6pm. You will be spoiled with bubbles, an array of Moroccan treats and a burlesque performance from Rebelle Velveteen, Liz Rainbow and Mae de la Rue. Runs till 3 April.

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ELEMENTAL: SCULPTURE & LANDSCAPE
Sep
10
to Oct 11

ELEMENTAL: SCULPTURE & LANDSCAPE

ELEMENTAL is a large collection of works from some of Australia's leading sculpture artists, set in Canberra's leafy Gold Creek, accompanied by a hanging of beautiful landscapes by Ted Lewis and large scale florals by Helena McConchie. Champagne and jazz included, of course.

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PETITS TRAVAUX
Apr
2
to Apr 23

PETITS TRAVAUX

A delightful exhibition of Petit Travaux or 'small works', no larger than 30 x 30 cm. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy a small treasure at a small price. Including works by Ken Knight . Ted Lewis . David Lake . Sandra Hendy . Kacy Grainger . Ella Chartres . Melissa Barber . Carlos Barrios . Pro Hart . Margarita Georgiadis . Fiona Hill . Sandra House . Norman Lindsay . Kylie Fogarty. Simon Palmer

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SUNDAY ART AUCTION
Nov
22
10:30 AM10:30

SUNDAY ART AUCTION

Aarwun Gallery's Annual Sunday Art Auction is coming round again. Whether you are spending a lot, or spending a little there are plenty of bargains to be found. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, so join us for an afternoon of art bidding under the trees in Federation Square. Doors open 9am, Bidding commences at 10.30am.

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ECLECTIC
Oct
17
to Nov 14

ECLECTIC

Five artists present a rich variety of works, vibrant in colour and lush in texture, with a punch of Oriental spice. Drawing on a medley of subject matter from the shanty towns of Shanghai to the Masquerade Balls of Venice and the humble cat, ECLECTIC celebrates the curious and sometimes surprising places in which we find beauty and divinity. Join us at Aarwun Gallery on Saturday 17 from 2.00 pm to celebrate the Spring Blossoms and enjoy an eclectic line up of paintings and sculpture. As well as champagne and refreshments, there will be a short series of talks from the artists themselves, as they explain to us their process and sources of inspiration. This is a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the mind behind the art. RSVP.

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Bricks to Canvas
Aug
8
4:30 PM16:30

Bricks to Canvas

The story of Australia's street artists and their rise to international stardom. This exhibition shows how a cadre of young Australian Street Artists have become internationally recognised, top selling artists. Meet the artist Luke Cornish and join us for our Floor Discussion from 2pm onwards.

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WINTER 2015
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

WINTER 2015

Artists Susie Sierra, Margarita Georgiadis and Athi Lamech exhibit with Aarwun Gallery for the first time. Join us and the artists for a glass of wine and the chance to enjoy this beautiful collection of oils on linen and charcoal on paper.

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