Current exhibitions

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Pulse: Reflections on the body

Sat 18 October 2014 – Sun 22 February 2015
Gallery 2/3

Today as medical science increasingly employs prosthetics, the distinctions between the natural and the fabricated body is blurring more and more. From the everyday use of artificial teeth and spectacles, to the growing complexity of hearing implants, pacemakers and artificial limbs, we’re witnessing a significant shift in our understanding of what it is to be human.

PULSE: Reflections on the body, incorporates the work of twenty seven contemporary Australian artists. Consisting of an exhibition, a performance program, and a series of floor-talks and public conversations, the project is curated by Mark Bayly, CMAG’s Assistant Director, Exhibitions
and Collections.

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World Of Cricket from the Bradman Museum

Sat 6 December 2014 – Sun 15 March 2015

The unmistakable sound of leather on willow will echo through Canberra this summer when the city plays host to some of the world’s leading cricket nations as they compete for the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Featuring rare and captivating material from the Bradman Museum, as well as contemporary equipment from those teams that will compete at Manuka Oval in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the exhibition will bridge the historical gap between Bradman and the contemporary game, and shed a light on Canberra’s own cricketing heritage.


Down to the wire: Australian Police peacekeeping in Cyprus

Sat 1 November 2014 – Sun 8 February 2015
Open Collections Gallery

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first overseas mission undertaken by Australian police –peacekeeping in Cyprus with the United Nations.
This exhibition reflects on stories of bravery, courage, sadness, hope and friendship which have helped shape the Australian police experience in Cyprus.

Through these stories visitors will gain a glimpse into what it is like to work and live in a country that that has experienced internal racial turmoil which has split the island in two to form the Greek Cypriot south and the Turkish Cypriot north.
The exhibition will cover operational duties and well as work and social life on mission. Relationships with the Cypriot communities and peacekeepers from other nations will be explored through personal stories.

Delivered in partnership with the Australian Federal Police Museum, Canberra.



James Lieutenant and
Kate Vasallo

Sat 4 October – Feb 2015
Gallery 4

Mistint paint is that which has been incorrectly mixed by a paint store and is consequently useless for its intended purpose. However, for Canberra-based artistic collaborators, James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo, mistint paint is
an abject material with inherent potential.

The Mistints project has been conceived in response to CMAG’s architecture and civic environment. The site-responsive nature of this project and its use of unique paint colours, which have been sourced from local stores around Canberra, results in a work of art which can never be repeated.



Steven Holland, 'Monaro' 2001

Canberra Stories Gallery:
New Chapters


Artefacts from CMAG's permanent collection tell new stories about sport, leisure and community in the Canberra region.









Sidney Nolan, 'Under the pier' 1945

The Foundation Collection

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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