Past exhibitions

Exhibition
The Art of the Fan
19 September—28 November

Wendy Whitham received her first fan as a child from her aunt and uncle after they returned from a trip overseas, but it wasn’t until decades later that she started collecting fans herself

Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection
Exhibition
15 August—7 November
Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection

Flow Line is a term used in the oil industry that describes the behaviour of liquid forces as they move together

Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance
Exhibition
13 June—3 October
Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance

Dissonance is about time: our relatively brief time and geological or ‘deep’ time.
Until recently, both existed independently. Both have…

Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story
Exhibition
15 February—7 November
Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

In the early 1950s, a group of 150 young German men left the security of their homeland and the comfort of their families to travel halfway around the world to a small city called Canberra.

Place: A travelling exhibition of artists' books
Exhibition
21 March—31 October
Place: A travelling exhibition of artists' books

Artists’ books are part of most artists’ vocabulary, either as drawings bound together, illustrated diaries or a response to a place, time, political or historical event, or personal emotion

THE MASS
Exhibition
28 February—6 June
THE MASS

LENDON/BEER’s THE MASS is the latest collaborative work by Emma Beer and Nigel Lendon

VOID
Exhibition
15 February—1 August
VOID

The void is a multifaceted concept, not simply of presence and absence, but a place that exists between distinct worldviews, is occupied by meaning and is imbued with personal, historical and ancestral significance

Martyn Jolly’s Phantasmagoria
Exhibition
10 June—5 September
Martyn Jolly’s Phantasmagoria

For artist, art historian and now collector Martyn Jolly, the magic lantern shows that came to prominence in the mid nineteenth century were much more than just the antecedent of today’s PowerPoint presentation

Growing Up Optional
Exhibition
14 December 2019—28 March
Growing Up Optional

Anneka Losik describes her collection as a ‘mishmash of things that she loves’ and what she loves is everything pop culture

Exhibition
Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan: Wavelength
9 November 2019—14 March

Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan investigates the many phenomena of glass through the use of astronomical imagery

Djinjama: Defying the grid
Exhibition
2 November 2019—22 February
Djinjama: Defying the grid

Budawang (of Yuin Nation) spatial designer Dr Danièle Hromek with mother, Robyn Hromek and sister Siân Hromek, draw on their…

Hi-Vis Futures
Exhibition
16 November 2019—1 February
Hi-Vis Futures

From ‘eco’ to ‘FIFO’. From high-value to high-vis. This art installation encompasses the complex political, environmental and fundamentalsocial issues that are occurring right now and for the visible future

The Garden City
Exhibition
7 September 2019—2 November 2019
The Garden City

For 90 years the Horticultural Society of Canberra has been there to inspire, educate—and sometimes console—Canberra gardeners and their backyard efforts.

Tom Buckland: Apollo Lunar Module (1:2 Scale) 2019
Exhibition
17 August 2019—19 October 2019
Tom Buckland: Apollo Lunar Module (1:2 Scale) 2019

Fifty years ago, landing on the moon required a vehicle not designed for this world, so the Apollo Lunar Module was born

Exhibition
Old Graham: Collecting in the bush
10 August 2019—30 November 2019

After buying and restoring ‘Old Graham’ House at Hovells Creek, John and Liz Baker began to collect all sorts of colonial and Australiana items to fill it.

Activism: forces for change in Canberra
Exhibition
13 July 2019—2 November 2019
Activism: forces for change in Canberra

Canberra has a special relationship with activism as it is not only the location of protest on local issues but…

Redefining Leadership
Exhibition
13 July 2019—2 November 2019
Redefining Leadership

Redfining Leadership is an Exhibition from Women with Disabilities ACT with photography by Akka Ballenger Constantin

Current exhibitions