Past exhibitions

Exhibition
The Garden City
7 September—2 November

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—19 October
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

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

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—2 November
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—2 November
Redefining Leadership

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

The Art of Giving: Works from the Meredith Hinchliffe Fund
Exhibition
7 May—24 August
The Art of Giving: Works from the Meredith Hinchliffe Fund

Meredith Hinchliffe is one of CMAG’s longest standing donors. Through her annual financial gift, CMAG has been able to acquire significant works by designers, artists and craftspeople of the Canberra region.

French Collection Nicola Dickson
Exhibition
12 April—10 August
French Collection Nicola Dickson

This exhibition is inspired by the Empress Joséphine, Napoléon Bonaparte’s first wife, and the extraordinary collection she amassed at the Château de Malmaison from 1800 to 1814.

Form Beyond Function: Nigel Lendon’s plastic cameras
Exhibition
6 April—27 July
Form Beyond Function: Nigel Lendon’s plastic cameras

Alongside his practice as an artist and art-historian, Nigel Lendon has been an inveterate and purposeful collector of, amongst other things over 200 plastic cameras

Marion Hall Best: Interiors
Exhibition
23 March—15 June
Marion Hall Best: Interiors

Described as electrifying, vital and avant-garde, Marian Hall Best was the most flamboyant Australian interior designer of the 1950s through to the 1970s

Exhibition
Total Design: Derek Wrigley and the ANU Design Unit 1954-1977
23 March—15 June

The ANU Design Unit was first established in 1954 to design and manufacture furniture for a steadily growing Australian National University

A Flag of our Own
Exhibition
9 February—13 April
A Flag of our Own

It’s been flying on our flag poles for 25 years but how much do you know about the Canberra flag?

Keepsakes - Kate Nixon
Exhibition
15 December 2018—6 April
Keepsakes - Kate Nixon

Christmas is a season of giving and receiving, but should we consider how much we accumulate and how these objects can start to loom too large in our imagination.

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection
Exhibition
23 November 2018—24 February
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

A captivating exhibition that offers an overview of the broad range of approaches to art making taken by a new generation of practitioners working in Europe today

Alphabet
Exhibition
23 November 2018—26 January
Alphabet

Delight in the virtuosity of 24 local glass artists who were each invited to make a single letter of the alphabet as a small sculptural object

Exhibition
All shook up: snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman
20 October 2018—23 March

Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG

Trevor Dickinson’s beautiful bus shelters of Canberra
Exhibition
6 October 2018—26 January
Trevor Dickinson’s beautiful bus shelters of Canberra

Over the past four years artist Trevor Dickinson has been on a quest to find and photograph every one of Canberra's  distinctive concrete bus shelters

The wave machine
Exhibition
11 August 2018—2 December 2018
The wave machine

Marilou Chagnaud’s The wave machine makes dynamic use of black and white lines to reflect the constant movement experienced in the natural environment

Current exhibitions