Beaver Galleries is Canberra’s largest and longest-established privately owned commercial art gallery. The gallery exhibits and promotes the work of a select group of renowned and emerging contemporary Australian artists. Under the direction of owners Martin and Susie Beaver, and with a team of experienced staff, the gallery has built a national presence, with a dynamic exhibition programme and regular representation at Australian art fairs.
Three spacious galleries and a dedicated print room feature outstanding work in a range of disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and glass. There is also a courtyard sculpture garden, a gallery shop with quality products by selected Australian designer/makers and a licensed cafe, theKitchen, with fresh, innovative cuisine.
Beaver Galleries is located at 81 Denison Street, Deakin (300 metres past the Royal Australian Mint) and a few kilometres from the National Gallery of Australia. There is ample free parking and entry is free.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Cafe hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am – 4pm
Three large gallery spaces feature work by emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists working in a wide range of mediums. Two of the spaces are given over exclusively to the exhibition programme with more than twenty exhibitions each year. The third gallery features a regularly changing display of current work by all of the gallery artists, with more work held in the extensive stockroom.
Beaver Galleries has clients throughout Australia and overseas. Coordination of artwork delivery, through a variety of transport options, is available and can be arranged by the gallery.
The gallery has a dedicated print room displaying and selling original limited edition fine art prints created by some of Australia’s most recognised printmakers. The selection covers all forms of printmaking from etchings and lithographs to wood engravings and linocuts. Gallery staff can assist you in the selection of both framed and unframed artworks.
We work exclusively with professional framers and provide experienced advice in the selection of frames for unframed prints. High quality Australian timber and archival quality materials are always used.
The gallery shop features carefully selected, exquisitely crafted and individually made objects from some of Australia’s leading designers and makers. Hand blown glass vessels and objects, porcelain and stoneware bowls and cups, hand woven and silk scarves, Australian timber boxes and contemporary silver and gold jewellery are just some of the extensive range of work available in the gallery shop.
Beaver Galleries offers gift vouchers and a gift registry service for both the gallery and the gallery shop. Please contact the gallery for more information on this service.
Many of the gallery shop items can be purchased from our online gallery shop and sent directly to you.
The fully licensed cafe, run by the fully licensed cafe, run by innovative young chef David Lockwood, offers both indoor and courtyard dining. theKitchen presents a vibrant and creative all-day menu with an emphasis on seasonal, organic and sustainable produce along with a selective wine list focusing on local wineries. Superb house made cakes and pastries are perfectly accompanied by coffee using artisan wood-fired roasted beans.
The unique atmosphere and innovative cuisine has made the cafe one of Canberra’s popular meeting spots. theKitchen is ideal for spending some time after wandering through the gallery, enjoying a leisurely brunch, a quick bite, a special celebration, or just coffee to go. Bookings are recommended.
Phone (02) 6282 8416