Exhibitions

Exhibition
The Nolan Collection

The Nolan Collection is an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the nation in 1974

Seeing Canberra
Exhibition
7 March 2020—24 July
Seeing Canberra

As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation

Crafting Canberra
Exhibition
28 July 2020—24 July
Crafting Canberra

Bringing together works of art, and social history objects from the CMAG collection, Crafting Canberra explores how the Canberra community…

HABITAT: Ways of living
Exhibition
6 March—19 June
HABITAT: Ways of living

Examining imagery alluding to the built environment, HABITAT: Ways of living features works by artists from Canberra and around Australia

Sidney Nolan: Remembrances of my youth
Exhibition
Sidney Nolan: Remembrances of my youth

Over 1982 and 1983 Sidney Nolan grew increasingly interested in the possibilities of working with spray paint on a large…

Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk
Exhibition
3 April—31 July
Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk

Proudly sponsored by Capitol Chilled Foods, this exhibition celebrates 50 years since the ACT Milk Authority was established

The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore
Exhibition
22 May—4 September
The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore

The whimsical concept behind the imaginary microcosm presented within the glass walls of CMAG on the Square is that these creatures have, over time, evolved from discarded musical instruments

Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence
Exhibition
10 July—2 October
Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence

Ruth Lane-Poole’s articles on interior decoration in popular magazines in the mid-1920s introduced many homemakers to her ideas on good taste and practical design.

Threads of Policing
Exhibition
21 August—20 November
Threads of Policing

Threads of Policing is a rare opportunity to explore the varied work of the Australian Federal Police as reflected by stories of its members

Exhibition
Young Nolan Project

The Young Nolan Project is a new initiative where an individual school is invited to work on an extended program and present their resulting art to the public

Past exhibitions