Past exhibitions

Exhibition
On the Move
28 October 2023—28 January

Planes, trains and automobiles - all manner of transport is the theme of On the Move, a new interactive children's exhibition.

Nara – Canberra : 30 years of friendship
Exhibition
7 October—17 December
Nara – Canberra : 30 years of friendship

On 26 October 1993, the ACT Chief Minister Rosemary Follett, and the Mayor of Nara, Japan, Yasunori Ohkawa, agreed to establish a sister city affiliation.

Tom Buckland Bird Machine
Exhibition
19 August—14 January 2024
Tom Buckland Bird Machine

Tom Buckland's Bird Machine is a mechanised tribute to the airborne squadrons of cockatoos that roam the skies of Australia; an ethereal aviary where mechanical birds are brought to life through synchronised movements and a cacophony of fluttering wings.

White-out: upcycled sheets to shirts from CIT Fashion School
Exhibition
12 August—14 January 2024
White-out: upcycled sheets to shirts from CIT Fashion School

Students from the Fashion School at Canberra Institute of Technology showcase their range of innovative, non-gendered garments from discarded white sheets. 

Telopea Park School 100 Years
Exhibition
15 July—1 October
Telopea Park School 100 Years

Telopea Park School celebrates its 100-year anniversary on 11 September 2023. Celebrate the school’s anniversary and rich history through the selection of objects and photographs from the school’s archive.

Capturing Canberra - CMAG’s Press Photography Collection
Exhibition
8 July—28 January 2024
Capturing Canberra - CMAG’s Press Photography Collection

Capturing Canberra showcases CMAG's recently acquired Press Photography Collection

Mr Fluffy: Our Voices
Exhibition
8 July—1 October
Mr Fluffy: Our Voices

Canberra Museum & Gallery presents Mr Fluffy: Our Voices, personal accounts by Canberra residents impacted by the events surrounding ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos insulation.

Fly Fly! - Sidney Nolan's Birds
Exhibition
29 April—24 September
Fly Fly! - Sidney Nolan's Birds
Final weeks

An exhibition for children and families in the Nolan Gallery

Light, Colour, Humanity – The Legacy of Alastair Swayn
Exhibition
11 March—28 May
Light, Colour, Humanity – The Legacy of Alastair Swayn

Through immersive light cubes and augmented reality installations, this exhibition combines the three elements of Light, Colour, Humanity inspired by the architectural legacy of Alastair Swayn and other Australian designers.

Exhibition
Colours of Canberra

Colours of Canberra showcases objects from CMAGs collection to demonstrate how Canberrans embrace colour in everyday life – from businesses and sporting teams to art and fashion choices.

Settled / Unsettled
Exhibition
4 March—24 June
Settled / Unsettled

Settled/ Unsettled uses the universal language of visual art to address personal and profound issues faced by Australia’s asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Diprotodon: Megafauna @ CMAG
Exhibition
1 March—26 March
Diprotodon: Megafauna @ CMAG

Is that a giant wombat at the Canberra Museum and Gallery?

Making Their Mark: Canberra's Excellence in Handmade Design
Exhibition
1 March—1 July
Making Their Mark: Canberra's Excellence in Handmade Design

As an extension of Canberra/ Kamberri, Place & People, these design objects from our collection are made by some of the regions’ best-known makers 

Karena Keys: Wanna Sip
Exhibition
11 February—6 August
Karena Keys: Wanna Sip

Wanna Sip is a track on the 2017 album, Plunge, by Fever Ray. For Karena Keys, Wanna Sip’s lyrics resonate as an exploration of the dichotomies of self, such as: love vs loathing, vulnerability vs strength and desire vs protection, as well as the anxieties that can accompany the complexity of these emotions.

Exhibition
Stronger Together: Artists’ perspectives on the ACT COVID-19 frontline health response
4 February 2023—30 July 2023

In late 2021,  local artists were comissioned to make works in response to the care provided to COVID-19 patients by Canberra Health Services

Platypus: A Curious Creature
Exhibition
16 January—18 June
Platypus: A Curious Creature

When you think of iconic Australian wildlife, the platypus is high on the list. A unique monotreme that is only found in Australia, the platypus has many endearing qualities (and some venomous ones too)

Delene White: Flower Power
Exhibition
4 December 2021—3 September 2022
Delene White: Flower Power

Delene White presents a sculptural garden of giant cyclamens that sway and bow for CMAG on the Square.

Current exhibitions