Past exhibitions

Exhibition
Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection
15 August 2020—7 November 2020

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

Crafting Canberra
Exhibition
28 July 2020—24 July 2021
Crafting Canberra

Bringing together works of art, and social history objects from the CMAG collection, Crafting Canberra explores how the Canberra community…

Seeing Canberra
Exhibition
7 March 2020—24 July 2021
Seeing Canberra

As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation

Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance
Exhibition
13 June 2020—3 October 2020
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 2020—7 November 2020
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 2020—31 October 2020
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 2020—6 June 2020
THE MASS

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

VOID
Exhibition
15 February 2020—1 August 2020
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 2020—5 September 2020
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

Exhibition
Growing Up Optional
14 December 2019—28 March 2020

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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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.

Exhibition
Tom Buckland: Apollo Lunar Module (1:2 Scale) 2019
17 August 2019—19 October 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 2019—30 November 2019
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 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…

Current exhibitions