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    12th February, 2012

     

    Solstice Eyes (Lisa Twomey), CCAS Manuka


    "Eyes shut" painting by Lisa Twomey

     

    Today’s Canberra gallery crawl began with Lisa Twomey’s Solstice Eyes exhibition at CCAS (Manuka).

     

    The exhibition was a wonderful mix of fashion and painting – and some wonderful glitter elements.

    I think I still have glitter on my toes from walking around there.

     

    Sadly it was the last day, but you can see even more artworks at her blog.

     

     

     

     

     

    We were too early for M16 (Griffith) and PhotoAccess (Manuka), so we went to Beaver Galleries (Deakin) instead.

     

     

     

     

    Denese Oates, Olivia Bernardoff & other artists at Beaver Galleries, Deakin

     

    At Beaver Galleries, we saw lots of art including Denese Oates’ tree sculptures, Olivia Bernardoff’s paintings.

     

    "Mallee tree with birds" sculpture by Judy Holding

     

    Beaver Galleries’ Palette Café also has the best melting moments. In a perfect world, people would appreciate melting moments as much as cupcakes, cakes on a stick and macarons.

     

    Beaver Galleries is open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 and weekends 9-5.

     

     

     

    Bald Archy Prize at The Watson Arts Centre

     

    The Watson Arts Centre was quite busy – and then we realised that it was opening weekend of the Bald Archy Prize.

     

    We voted for number 5 – head along and add to the votes!

     

    The exhibition’s on until 12 March, open daily 10-4 and entry is $5 or $3 concession.

     

     

     

     

    Underwater Abstraction (onacloV) at ANCA Gallery, Dickson

     

    It was also the last day of onacloV’s Underwater Abstraction exhibition at ANCA Gallery (Dickson).

    There were beautiful underwater photographs on canvas and large abstract paintings.

     

    You can see more of her work here.

    ANCA Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 12-5.

     

     

    Benedict House, Queanbeyan

     

    Then we enjoyed the vintage style of Benedict House (Queanbeyan) – bowls of beads that look good enough to eat.

     

    Benedict House beads & view

     

    I think Benedict House is so comforting because of that classic old-house smell, which is hard to articulate but reminds me of those paper dollar plants and old plasterwork.

    Plus the vintage wares and delicious cake helps in making it such a welcoming space.

     

    Benedict House is open Wednesday-Sunday 10-5, call ahead for café bookings and their high teas.

     

     

    While Benedict House doesn’t technically qualify for our Canberra Gallery Crawl, I think this shows that there are things to do in the area.

    I need to learn to be quick to get in before exhibitions conclude. Oh well, there is always the next exhibition, and the next…

     

     

     

     

     

     



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