Past exhibitions

Exhibition
Neil Roberts Sculptural Works
27 February 2016—14 March 2016

Neil Roberts (1954 – 2002) is an important artist in the Canberra region whose art incorporates the ordinary detritus of…

Home in time
Exhibition
12 December 2015—24 March 2016
Home in time

The exhibition Home in Time was inspired by a book written for the centenary of Canberra. 100 Canberra Houses: A Century of Capital Architecture by Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts surveys Canberra’s domestic culture from 1913 – 2013.

F!NK & Friends
Exhibition
10 December 2015—27 April 2016
F!NK & Friends

This display of nine anodised and powder coated aluminium decorative and functional objects reflects some of the rich tradition of…

EASS Exhibition: Millán Pintos-Lopez
Exhibition
30 November 2015—31 January 2016
EASS Exhibition: Millán Pintos-Lopez

Millán graduated with First Class Honours in Printmedia and Drawing, from the ANU School of Art. At this time he was awarded the CMAG Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) exhibition.

Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914
Exhibition
21 November 2015—21 February 2016
Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914

The exhibition celebrates the art of the newly-federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century. 

Holly Granville-Edge
Exhibition
21 November 2015—21 February 2016
Holly Granville-Edge

CMAG is giving its foyer screen over to the Instagram account of local artist Holly Granville Edge for the Summer of ’15.

CAPO
Exhibition
31 October 2015—7 November 2015
CAPO

Canberra’s Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation presents its annual exhibition and auction of works by some of our region’s most exciting visual artists.

Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls
Exhibition
12 September 2015—22 November 2015
Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls

An exhibition of fashion dolls from the collection of Julie Manley

INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong  - 墨變:中國大陸、臺灣、香港當代藝術
Exhibition
7 September 2015—18 October 2015
INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong - 墨變:中國大陸、臺灣、香港當代藝術

Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most important artistic trends in recent years in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  It has attracted significant attention internationally, and this is the first exhibition presented in Australia to respond to developments in ink art from across this region.

Exhibition
Nicola Dickson - Close Encounters: the Voyage of Bruni D'Entrecasteaux
10 October 2015—14 February 2016

During a French naval voyage to Australia and the Western Pacific in 1791-1794, encounters with people and place were recorded by the artist Jean Piron.

Punuku Tjukurpa
Exhibition
3 October 2015—29 November 2015
Punuku Tjukurpa

Punuku Tjukurpa is an exhibition of works from the Maruku Arts archive at Mutitjulu near Uluru in the Northern Territory.

PULSE: Reflections on the body
Exhibition
18 October 2014—22 February 2015
PULSE: Reflections on the body

PULSE: Reflections on the body asks us to consider our bodies and ultimately, how  our views on the body inform what we think it is to be human.

Elioth Gruner: the texture of light
Exhibition
8 March 2014—22 June 2014
Elioth Gruner: the texture of light

In 2014 the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) mounted a survey exhibition of the art of Elioth Gruner (1882-1939), one of Australia’s most important painters of landscape.

Lens Love:  the tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers
Exhibition
30 November 2013—23 February 2014
Lens Love: the tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers

Soak up the work of some of Canberra's established photographers in this survey exhibition spanning over thirty years of practice.

Exhibition
King O'Malley
29 October 2011—12 March 2012

Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley.

Fashioned Here
Exhibition
3 September 2011—22 January 2012
Fashioned Here

Fashioned Here unpacks the wardrobe of Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). The exhibition shows the work of fashion designers and related private businesses that are represented in CMAG’s permanent collection, as well as selected current designers.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Collage and assemblage in Canberra region art
Exhibition
19 June 2010—10 October 2010
SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Collage and assemblage in Canberra region art

Something in the air is an exciting exhibition showcasing the work of forty artists, thirty-four of them with close ties to the Canberra region.

Caught in the ACT
Exhibition
19 September 2009—24 January 2010
Caught in the ACT

This exhibition explored the history of crime and punishment in the Canberra region since the early 1800s, exploring the growth of the ACT from rural settlement to capital city and the resulting change in both the types of crime and our methods of coping with it.

TOMORROW TODAY:  Innovation and Change in 1960s Canberra
Exhibition
1 February 2010—11 July 2010
TOMORROW TODAY: Innovation and Change in 1960s Canberra

In the 1960s Canberra underwent a metamorphosis, from large country town to thriving national capital. A reinvigorated plan for Canberra…

Bush Capital
Exhibition
12 March 2016—26 June 2016
Bush Capital
The natural history of the ACT

An exhibition exploring the diverse natural history of our region, thematically structured around six…

2113: A Canberra Odyssey
Exhibition
13 July 2013—3 November 2013
2113: A Canberra Odyssey

Take a journey through time to explore dimensions of Canberra's future and past. A major Centenary exhibition that examines time, place and identity through the interplay of art, science and historical material.

X-rated: the sex industry in the ACT
Exhibition
28 March 2015—20 September 2015
X-rated: the sex industry in the ACT

Pollies, porn and pyrotechnics. The sex capital of Australia. Pornberra. Since the 1980s Canberra has been synonymous with sex in…

Wendy Saddington: Underground icon
Exhibition
5 December 2015—19 June 2016
Wendy Saddington: Underground icon

Follow the development of Saddington’s career as a cult celebrity and a key figure in Australian popular music history.

Canberra Nature Map
Exhibition
12 March 2016—26 June 2016
Canberra Nature Map

Gain an insight into the Canberra Nature Map project, through viewing the live Twitter feed from this citizen-led portal for…

Bernie Slater: Power
Exhibition
26 March 2016—5 June 2016
Bernie Slater: Power

Power is a unique exhibition in which viewers take home a retail style product containing printed artworks that lampoon power…

William Yang: Breathing the rarefied air of Canberra
Exhibition
9 April 2016—17 July 2016
William Yang: Breathing the rarefied air of Canberra

In 2007, William Yang was awarded the H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship at the Australian National University.  The entire series…

Jay Kochel avarice : auspice
Exhibition
18 June 2016—18 September 2016
Jay Kochel avarice : auspice

Large, gold and inflatable, this ambitious project by Canberra artist, Jay Kochel, continues his exploration of the Japanese concept of ‘reading air’.

Michael Taylor: A Survey 1963-2016
Exhibition
9 July 2016—2 October 2016
Michael Taylor: A Survey 1963-2016

Michael Taylor is one of Australia’s leading expressionist painters and one of our region’s most significant contemporary artists, with a…

May Gibbs by gum
Exhibition
16 July 2016—11 September 2016
May Gibbs by gum

Beyond its phenomenal creativity, May Gibbs’ work is an early example of merchandising stories and artworks. The display presents a…

Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who
Exhibition
16 July 2016—20 November 2016
Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who

Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection…

Current exhibitions