Past exhibitions

Exhibition
JamFactory ICON Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder - featuring animation by Jonathan Nix
5 November 2022—12 February 2023

Tom Moore’s Abundant Wonder is part of the JamFactory’s Icon exhibition series and celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media.

Blanche Tilden – ripple effect: a 25 year survey
Exhibition
5 November 2022—12 February 2023
Blanche Tilden – ripple effect: a 25 year survey

Blanche Tilden is an innovative artist forging an international reputation in the dual fields of contemporary jewellery and studio glass

DESIGN Canberra: Golden Years
Exhibition
2 November 2022—22 November 2022
DESIGN Canberra: Golden Years

Celebrating 50 years of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre makers, showcasing a curated selection of work from five decades…

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop
Exhibition
17 September 2022—3 December 2022
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

Influential Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee explores identity, history, spirituality and our relationship to the cosmos. She creates meditative works using light, shadow and scale across many artforms. Moon in a Dew Drop takes an in-depth look at four decades of extraordinary

From Guangzhou to Braidwood: Nomchong family history
Exhibition
9 September 2022—26 February 2023
From Guangzhou to Braidwood: Nomchong family history

After migrating to Australia for the Gold Rush in the 1860s, Braidwood became home for the Chinese Nomchong family in the 1880s

Continuous culture
Exhibition
2 August 2022—26 November 2022
Continuous culture

This display showcases works by Dr Danie Mellor, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello OAM and Paul House -  established Indigenous Australian artists working in the Canberra region

Life is Art: Works by John Nixon from the collection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones
Exhibition
30 July 2022—19 November 2022
Life is Art: Works by John Nixon from the collection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones

John Nixon (1949-2020) was one of Australia’s foremost abstract artists, a prolific creator, experimenter, curator and teacher for over 50 years

SKI: from the CMAG collection
Exhibition
29 July 2022—3 September 2022
SKI: from the CMAG collection

Crisp winter days with snowfall on the ground can only mean one thing - get the skis out!

Back to the Boombox
Exhibition
11 April 2022—16 July 2022
Back to the Boombox

This exhibition showcases Kinloch Kilby's private collection of boomboxes

Exhibition
Sidney Nolan: Inferno
9 April 2022—17 September 2022

Nolan immersed himself in the myths of the Greeks, reading the Iliad and visiting Gallipoli, so close to Troy. He…

Connection Point: Contemporary established fibre textile artists of ACT and NSW
Exhibition
5 March 2022—18 June 2022
Connection Point: Contemporary established fibre textile artists of ACT and NSW

This exhibition highlights fibre textile art from CMAG’s own collection, alongside works from textile artists from ACT and NSW.

Canberra Raiders: 40 years in the limelight
Exhibition
26 February 2022—27 August 2022
Canberra Raiders: 40 years in the limelight

Discover the history of the Canberra Raiders, their place in the NRL and what they mean to the fans – and the city – who support them.

Dean Cross: Sometimes I Miss the Applause
Exhibition
9 July 2022—22 October 2022
Dean Cross: Sometimes I Miss the Applause

Presented in dialogue with Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise is a newly commissioned installation by Dean Cross

Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise
Exhibition
9 July 2022—22 October 2022
Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise

Nolan is one of Australia’s most iconic twentieth century artists whose life and loves among the Heide circle of artists in the 1940s were at first his idea of Eden but then became his own personal hell

Exhibition
Finding the dry heart: Sidney Nolan’s early travels in Central Australia
27 November 2021—2 April 2022

After completing the first Ned Kelly series in mid-1947, Sidney Nolan’s ambition to address the landscape and mythologies of Australia in a new way significantly expanded beyond his more familiar terrain of northern Victoria

The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore
Exhibition
22 May 2021—27 November 2021
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

Threads of Policing
Exhibition
6 November 2021—8 February 2022
Threads of Policing
Revised closing date

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

Current exhibitions