Housing a permanent collection, Reflecting Canberra, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.
Until Sun 23 Feb 2014
Soak up the work of some of Canberra’s most established photographers in this exhibition spanning over 30 years of practice.
Until Sun 9 February 2014
Open Collections Gallery
An exhibition inspired by the upcoming book, Head full of flames: Punk in the nation’s capital 1977–1992, by Cody Anderson, Robina Gugler, Steve Nebauer and Chris Shakallis. The exhibition incorporates original photographs, posters, audio and video, produced by some of Canberra’s leading underground artists and musicians.
Sat 28 September – Sun 8 December
An art performance troupe based in Canberra from 1985–1998, Splinters was renowned for its site-specific, cutting-edge theatre, often presented in outdoor or industrial venues. The exhibition recalls Splinters’ work through documentary video and photographs, original costumes, giant puppets and props
Artefacts from CMAG's permanent collection tell new stories about sport, leisure and community in Canberra and Ginninderra Village.
In a recent addition to the display are the Armorial Bearings in collaboration with the Territory Records Office. Consisting of the original Grant of Armorial Bearings for the City of Canberra, dispatch boxes and an impress seal of the Federal Capital Commissioners and the City of Canberra. This significant historical material was a gift to the people of the Australian Capital Territory from the Commonwealth Government as a Centenary gift.
The Nolan Collection Gallery
Works on display from the Foundation Collection by eminent Australian artist Sidney Nolan. This significant collection was donated to the people of Australia in 1974 and includes the Burke and Wills expedition, Under the pier and works from the Ned Kelly series.
Canberra Museum and Gallery manages the Nolan Collection on behalf of the Australian Government.
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