Past exhibitions

Exhibition
Growing Up Optional
14 December 2019—28 March

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

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

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—2 November
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—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

Exhibition
The Art of Giving: Works from the Meredith Hinchliffe Fund
7 May 2019—24 August 2019

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

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

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

Exhibition
A Flag of our Own
9 February 2019—13 April 2019

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

Current exhibitions