Past exhibitions

Exhibition
CAPO
31 October 2015—7 November 2015

Canberra’s Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation presents its annual exhibition and auction of works by some of our region’s most exciting visual artists.

Nicola Dickson - Close Encounters: the Voyage of Bruni D'Entrecasteaux
Exhibition
10 October 2015—14 February 2016
Nicola Dickson - Close Encounters: the Voyage of Bruni D'Entrecasteaux

During a French naval voyage to Australia and the Western Pacific in 1791-1794, encounters with people and place were recorded by the artist Jean Piron.

Punuku Tjukurpa
Exhibition
3 October 2015—29 November 2015
Punuku Tjukurpa

Punuku Tjukurpa is an exhibition of works from the Maruku Arts archive at Mutitjulu near Uluru in the Northern Territory.

Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls
Exhibition
12 September 2015—22 November 2015
Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls

An exhibition of fashion dolls from the collection of Julie Manley

INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong  - 墨變:中國大陸、臺灣、香港當代藝術
Exhibition
7 September 2015—18 October 2015
INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong - 墨變:中國大陸、臺灣、香港當代藝術

Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most important artistic trends in recent years in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  It has attracted significant attention internationally, and this is the first exhibition presented in Australia to respond to developments in ink art from across this region.

X-rated: the sex industry in the ACT
Exhibition
28 March 2015—20 September 2015
X-rated: the sex industry in the ACT

Pollies, porn and pyrotechnics. The sex capital of Australia. Pornberra. Since the 1980s Canberra has been synonymous with sex in…

PULSE: Reflections on the body
Exhibition
18 October 2014—22 February 2015
PULSE: Reflections on the body

PULSE: Reflections on the body asks us to consider our bodies and ultimately, how  our views on the body inform what we think it is to be human.

Elioth Gruner: the texture of light
Exhibition
8 March 2014—22 June 2014
Elioth Gruner: the texture of light

In 2014 the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) mounted a survey exhibition of the art of Elioth Gruner (1882-1939), one of Australia’s most important painters of landscape.

Lens Love:  the tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers
Exhibition
30 November 2013—23 February 2014
Lens Love: the tender gaze of six Canberra region photographers

Soak up the work of some of Canberra's established photographers in this survey exhibition spanning over thirty years of practice.

Exhibition
2113: A Canberra Odyssey
13 July 2013—3 November 2013

Take a journey through time to explore dimensions of Canberra's future and past. A major Centenary exhibition that examines time, place and identity through the interplay of art, science and historical material.

King O'Malley
Exhibition
29 October 2011—12 March 2012
King O'Malley

Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley.

Fashioned Here
Exhibition
3 September 2011—22 January 2012
Fashioned Here

Fashioned Here unpacks the wardrobe of Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). The exhibition shows the work of fashion designers and related private businesses that are represented in CMAG’s permanent collection, as well as selected current designers.

Caught in the ACT
Exhibition
19 September 2009—24 January 2010
Caught in the ACT

This exhibition explored the history of crime and punishment in the Canberra region since the early 1800s, exploring the growth of the ACT from rural settlement to capital city and the resulting change in both the types of crime and our methods of coping with it.

How Cities Work
Exhibition
10 June—8 October
How Cities Work

Discover something exciting on every corner in How Cities Work - an interactive family exhibition. 

Exhibition
TOMORROW TODAY: Innovation and Change in 1960s Canberra
1 February 2010—11 July 2010

In the 1960s Canberra underwent a metamorphosis, from large country town to thriving national capital. A reinvigorated plan for Canberra…

SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Collage and assemblage in Canberra region art
Exhibition
19 June 2010—10 October 2010
SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Collage and assemblage in Canberra region art

Something in the air is an exciting exhibition showcasing the work of forty artists, thirty-four of them with close ties to the Canberra region.

Current exhibitions