Past exhibitions

Exhibition
CAPO 2017
9 September—22 September

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

Pulp Fiction
Exhibition
12 August—15 October
Pulp Fiction

A collection of pulp novels and original cover art from the collection of the late Graeme Flanagan and James Doig

Aviary
Exhibition
22 May—30 July
Aviary

Aviary presents a gaggle of bird sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings drawn largely from the CMAG collection, which will be flocking into the gallery and nesting for several months

Glass Alphabet
Exhibition
15 May—10 September
Glass Alphabet

This unique conceptual work was instigated by curator, Mel George – herself a distinguished glass artist. The work is composed of 26 individual objects, each depicting a letter of the alphabet, produced by some of Australia’s most prominent glass artists connected with the Canberra region.

KIRSTIE REA the land : a 20 year survey
Exhibition
13 May—20 August
KIRSTIE REA the land : a 20 year survey

Exploring the separation between our increasingly urbanised lives and the experience of the rural environment.

Precision: CMAG survey equipment
Exhibition
13 May—20 August
Precision: CMAG survey equipment

A display of theodolites from the CMAG Collection which is part of a larger holding of equipment used to survey the ACT.

Hannah Quinlivan: Anatomy of a Drawing
Exhibition
13 April—13 August
Hannah Quinlivan: Anatomy of a Drawing

Using the glass-walled space of the gallery, Hannah Quinlivan dissects the elements of a drawing in an inversion of classic anatomical drawing

Nah, It's Canberra
Exhibition
Nah, It's Canberra

Nah, It’s Canberra features images of Canberra shot from uncommon angles. Framed in a new way Canberra’s familiar sites reveal unlikely other lives.

Velocity : Vintage Racing Bikes
Exhibition
1 December 2016—23 March
Velocity : Vintage Racing Bikes

Highlights from the collection of Peter Taylor, ranging from rare Post World War II European bikes to an Australian bike raced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

Exhibition
Circle
25 November 2016—12 February

Original works by celebrated author-artist Jeannie Baker from her new book Circle

Canberra stories
Exhibition
Canberra stories

Social history artefacts and visual art from CMAG's permanent collection tell stories about sport, business and community in our region.

Memory of the World in Canberra
Exhibition
12 November 2016—19 March
Memory of the World in Canberra

Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra's librarians, archivists, curators and conservators.

CAPO 2016
Exhibition
14 October 2016—22 October 2016
CAPO 2016

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

Mariana del Castillo:  Fugitive faith – a conscripted oath
Exhibition
1 October 2016—5 March
Mariana del Castillo: Fugitive faith – a conscripted oath

In this exhibition the artist continues to explore the themes and forms of her recent work, employing largely recycled materials…

Exhibition
Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) exhibition: Hilary Hanrahan - Cascade
17 September 2016—6 November 2016

Hilary Hanrahan creates large sculptural forms from masses of brightly-dyed shredded paper that spill and cascade

Paintings from the CMAG Collection
Exhibition
17 August 2016—25 September 2016
Paintings from the CMAG Collection

A display of 15 paintings selected from the CMAG Collection by artists who are or have been Canberra region residents.

Peace, Love and World War: the Denmans, Empire and Australia, 1910–1917
Exhibition
30 July 2016—13 November 2016
Peace, Love and World War: the Denmans, Empire and Australia, 1910–1917

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from…

Current exhibitions