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.
Sue Taylor migrated to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1982 and lives in country NSW near Canberra. She is a graduate from the Australian National University, a teacher in the region and active as an exhibitor. Taylor is well-known for her portraits of notable members of the creative community of this city and the painting eX and Reg (eX de Medici and her dog Reggie) is a spectacular work in this oeuvre. With its sombre palette and dramatic contrasts the work captures the intense character of this celebrated Canberra artist, her sense of humour and close relationship with her beloved dog. eX and Reg was a finalist in the 2007 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.
eX de Medici is a Canberra artist of long-standing who has been extremely influential in the visual arts community of the region: as a practitioner, an advocate, a vocal critic, and a gallerist (with Neil Roberts at Galerie Constantinople in Queanbeyan). In recent years de Medici’s extraordinarily detailed work has been widely acclaimed and included in national survey exhibitions; examples are held in most state and major regional galleries as well as the National Gallery of Australia.
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