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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Photography workshop: Plastic Fantastic
Event
11 May—1 June
Photography workshop: Plastic Fantastic

Join CMAG and PhotoAccess for a hands-on workshop exploring how plastic revolutionised photography.

Guest Speaker: Lucy Trench, Sidney Nolan Trust UK
Event
3 June
Guest Speaker: Lucy Trench, Sidney Nolan Trust UK

Lucy Trench, Board Member of the Sidney Nolan Trust UK, will present an illustrated talk on Nolan’s life in the UK

World Environment Day Conversation: Plastic – who knew?
Event
5 June
World Environment Day Conversation: Plastic – who knew?

Drawing on the provocation of the three exhibitions in CMAG’s design series, panellists reflect on the changing perception of plastic – from wonder material to an environmental scourge. Can new formulations contribute to a sustainable future?

The Nolan Foundation Collection
Exhibition
The Nolan Foundation Collection

Works on display from the Nolan Collection by eminent Australian artist, Sir Sidney Nolan.

Event
Floor Talk: Derek Wrigley and Roger Benjamin in conversation
13 June

Architect and designer Derek Wrigley in conversation with Roger Benjamin, Professor of Art History, University of Sydney

Bakelite Workshop: Shined-up and looking right
Event
15 June—16 June
Bakelite Workshop: Shined-up and looking right

Spend two days in the 1960s and discover why grandad is always going on about his old camera!

Reel Classics: Lady Macbeth (2016)
Event
15 June
Reel Classics: Lady Macbeth (2016)

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema.

NFSA events and screenings
Event
21 June—16 August
NFSA events and screenings

Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive presents stories that celebrate film

Reel Classics: The Golden Coach (1952)
Event
29 June
Reel Classics: The Golden Coach (1952)

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema

Event
Floor Talk and Demonstration: Gail Nichols
6 July

Come and hear Gail Nichols talk about her recently acquired hooked rug, Autumn Leaves, on display as part of The Art of Giving: Works from the Meredith Hinchliffe Fund

NAIDOC Week Event: Paul House and Tom Rowney
Event
12 July
NAIDOC Week Event: Paul House and Tom Rowney

Join Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House and glass artist Tom Rowney as they talk about the process of collaborating to create the glass didjeridu currently on display in the Ramp Showcase

Activism: forces for change in Canberra
Exhibition
13 July—3 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…