Past exhibitions

Exhibition
The Art of Giving: Works from the Meredith Hinchliffe Fund
7 May—24 August

Meredith Hinchliffe is one of CMAG’s longest standing donors. Through her annual financial gift, CMAG has been able to acquire significant works by designers, artists and craftspeople of the Canberra region.

French Collection Nicola Dickson
Exhibition
12 April—10 August
French Collection Nicola Dickson

This exhibition is inspired by the Empress Joséphine, Napoléon Bonaparte’s first wife, and the extraordinary collection she amassed at the Château de Malmaison from 1800 to 1814.

Form Beyond Function: Nigel Lendon’s plastic cameras
Exhibition
6 April—27 July
Form Beyond Function: Nigel Lendon’s plastic cameras

Alongside his practice as an artist and art-historian, Nigel Lendon has been an inveterate and purposeful collector of, amongst other things over 200 plastic cameras

Marion Hall Best: Interiors
Exhibition
23 March—15 June
Marion Hall Best: Interiors

Described as electrifying, vital and avant-garde, Marian Hall Best was the most flamboyant Australian interior designer of the 1950s through to the 1970s

Total Design: Derek Wrigley and the ANU Design Unit 1954-1977
Exhibition
23 March—15 June
Total Design: Derek Wrigley and the ANU Design Unit 1954-1977

The ANU Design Unit was first established in 1954 to design and manufacture furniture for a steadily growing Australian National University

A Flag of our Own
Exhibition
9 February—13 April
A Flag of our Own

It’s been flying on our flag poles for 25 years but how much do you know about the Canberra flag?

Keepsakes - Kate Nixon
Exhibition
15 December 2018—6 April
Keepsakes - Kate Nixon

Christmas is a season of giving and receiving, but should we consider how much we accumulate and how these objects can start to loom too large in our imagination.

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection
Exhibition
23 November 2018—24 February
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

A captivating exhibition that offers an overview of the broad range of approaches to art making taken by a new generation of practitioners working in Europe today

Alphabet
Exhibition
23 November 2018—26 January
Alphabet

Delight in the virtuosity of 24 local glass artists who were each invited to make a single letter of the alphabet as a small sculptural object

Exhibition
All shook up: snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman
20 October 2018—23 March

Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG

Trevor Dickinson’s beautiful bus shelters of Canberra
Exhibition
6 October 2018—26 January
Trevor Dickinson’s beautiful bus shelters of Canberra

Over the past four years artist Trevor Dickinson has been on a quest to find and photograph every one of Canberra's  distinctive concrete bus shelters

The wave machine
Exhibition
11 August 2018—2 December 2018
The wave machine

Marilou Chagnaud’s The wave machine makes dynamic use of black and white lines to reflect the constant movement experienced in the natural environment

Crafting the house on the hill:  art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House
Exhibition
7 July 2018—4 November 2018
Crafting the house on the hill: art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House

This exhibition reveals the stories behind the major art and design commissions at Australian Parliament House 

Tiki takeover: Tikis from the collection of Nicky Gallagher
Exhibition
7 April 2018—30 September 2018
Tiki takeover: Tikis from the collection of Nicky Gallagher

Explore Nicky Gallagher’s extensive collection of tikis and tiki-inspired memorabilia

Exhibition
Celebration: 20 years of collecting visual art at CMAG
24 March 2018—17 June 2018

An exhibition which showcases the rich collections of visual art at the Canberra Museum and Gallery 

Unfinished business
Exhibition
21 February 2018—23 September 2018
Unfinished business

A photographic exhibition that tells 30 stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability

S.A. Adair - Encasement
Exhibition
9 December 2017—18 March 2018
S.A. Adair - Encasement

Encasement is a site specific response to the glass walled space of CMAG’s Gallery 4

Current exhibitions