This exhibition showcases the rich collections of visual art at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). In its 20-year history CMAG has built a collection of objects with a unique focus, which reflects both the creative breadth of its artists and the historical context of art in the Canberra region – this corner of south-eastern Australia that includes the nation’s capital, the southern tablelands, the Monaro plains and a number of towns and hamlets.
The exhibition includes historical and contemporary Canberra region art by more than 100 established and emerging artists, representing CMAG’s holdings of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, digital art, ceramics, glass, textiles, metalware and jewellery.
Gallery 4 on Civic Square will host the large-scale sculptural component of the exhibition, which will be available to view 24 hours a day throughout the exhibition period.
The Celebration poster illustrates work from a selection of the artists represented in the exhibiton including: Marie HAGERTY, Joseph LYCETT, George INGHAM, Steven HOLLAND, Julie BRADLEY, Frances PHILIP, STUDIO HAÇIENDA , Julian LAFFAN, Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott, Kate STEVENS, Klaus MOJE,
Jaishree SRINIVASAN, Frank HINDER, Alison ALDER, Marlene JULI, Toni ROBERTSON, Marcia LOCHHEAD.
Inspired by the exhibition Celebration: 20 years of collecting visual art at CMAG children aged 2–3 years and their carers will explore creative approaches to collecting
Join CMAG’s Director Shane Breynard for an insight into what the institution is planning to collect in the years ahead
Join David Broker, and artists Wendy Teakel and Ham Darroch, as they discuss from all angles the sculptures on display from the CMAG collection.
Join Graeme Tie, CMAG’s Collections Manager, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of CMAG’s collection store