Past exhibitions

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

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

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

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

Unfinished business
Exhibition
21 February—23 September
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
S.A. Adair - Encasement

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

Crossing threads: 50 years of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers
Exhibition
28 October 2017—18 March
Crossing threads: 50 years of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers

This year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Canberra Spinners & Weavers

Martin Rowney
Exhibition
14 October 2017—18 February
Martin Rowney

Rowney is the winner of the CMAG 2017 ANU Emerging Artist Support Scheme Award

CAPO 2017
Exhibition
9 September 2017—22 September 2017
CAPO 2017

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

Jemima Parker: Material Curios
Exhibition
2 September 2017—26 November 2017
Jemima Parker: Material Curios

Jemima Parker’s installation establishes the gallery space as equivalent to a museum display cabinet

Pulp Fiction
Exhibition
12 August 2017—15 October 2017
Pulp Fiction

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

Exhibition
Aviary
22 May 2017—30 July 2017

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 2017—10 September 2017
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 2017—20 August 2017
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 2017—20 August 2017
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 2017—13 August 2017
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

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 2017
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

Circle
Exhibition
25 November 2016—12 February 2017
Circle

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

Current exhibitions