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Best Contemporary Art in Canberra

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Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) is a vibrant center for contemporary art, presenting an excellent annual program. It offers a wide range of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists at three galleries in two locations. The largest gallery is at Gorman House Arts Centre, a heritage site that is significant in its own right. Complementing the Gorman House Gallery is an intimate project space called The Cube, which is used to present site-specific work or video and digital works. Check the website for more details on current and upcoming events.

Ainslie Avenue, Gorman House Arts Centre, Braddon, ACT, Australia, 2612
National Gallery of Australia

Showcasing some of the best artworks from national and international artists, the National Gallery of Australia is an iconic landmark of the city. Set along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the building is one of the finest examples of Brutalist architecture. The dazzling glass edifice of the gallery welcomes art lovers to the vibrant galleries housed inside the massive 2.3 hectares (23000 square meters) floor space. The exhaustive collections vary from Australian art, Modern art to photography and crafts exhibits. The surrounding lawns boast of a spectacular sculpture garden featuring works of renowned sculptors like Auguste Rodin and Fujiko Nakaya. Offering an insightful as well as a rich aesthetic experience to its patrons, the National Gallery of Australia commands respect as one of the largest art museums of the country.

Parkes Place East, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2600
Beaver Galleries

Established in 1975, Beaver Galleries is the largest privately-owned gallery in Canberra, and it has established national and international reputations for excellence. It comprises four gallery spaces, an impressive sculpture garden, a gallery shop selling unusual handcrafted products, and a licensed café. The exhibition schedule includes works by both established and emerging artists from all over Australia, though it focuses on representing local Canberra artists. Displays include contemporary works over a wide range of disciplines including painting, print making, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and furniture. Check the website for more details on current and upcoming events.

81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT, Australia, 2600
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