Housing a permanent collection, on display in 'Canberra Stories' exhibition, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.
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Sat 8 March - Sun 22 June
Elioth Gruner (1882-1939) is an artist whose work is long overdue for reassessment. He was an outstanding painter of the Australian landscape, celebrated in his lifetime, and was awarded the Wynne Prize for landscape painting seven times.
The exhibition will include seventy paintings, from the artist’s impressionist beachscapes and farmland views of the 1910s to the subtle and distinctive modernist landscapes of his maturity from the 1920s and 1930s, with a particular focus on Gruner’s remarkable visual explorations of the Canberra region: the Southern Highlands, the South Coast, Yass and the Murrumbidgee River valley, and the Cooma-Monaro plateau.
Few artists have represented this corner of
south-eastern Australia with such extraordinary clarity as Gruner, who captured the quality of light, the rolling hills and the quiet austere beauty of our region.
A Canberra Museum and Gallery and
Newcastle Art Gallery partnership exhibition.
Sat 22 February 2014 – Sun 25 May 2014
Open Collections Gallery
Ed Radclyffe is a visual artist and musician, whose two disciplines constantly overlap in a fusion of popular culture forms.
Ed is well-known to Canberra audiencesas a member of the country-rockabilly trio, The Fuelers. His graphic work is equally identifiable — especially his imagery devoted to the promotion
of the Canberra Roller Derby League.
Continues until Sun 4 May
Sidney Nolan produced many memorable paintings with mask-like heads as their central imagery, including the iconic Kelly series, 1945-47. The artist continued to paint works on the theme of the head and in 1983 he completed the Remembrance of my youth series, consisting of these 14 remarkable works.
The Nolan Collection is managed by
Canberra Museum and Gallery on
behalf of the Australian Government.
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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