Past exhibitions

Exhibition
Canberra stories

Social history artefacts and visual art from CMAG's permanent collection tell stories about sport, business and community in our region.

The wave machine
Exhibition
11 August—2 December
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

Crafting the house on the hill:  art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House
Exhibition
7 July—4 November
Crafting the house on the hill: art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House

This exhibition reveals the stories behind the major art and design commissions at Australian Parliament House 

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

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

Exhibition
CAPO 2017
9 September 2017—22 September 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

Aviary
Exhibition
22 May 2017—30 July 2017
Aviary

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

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.

Exhibition
Precision: CMAG survey equipment
13 May 2017—20 August 2017

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

Nah, It's Canberra
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.

Current exhibitions