Past Exhibitions

July - December 2008


Marcia Lochhead: MANUKA SWIMMING POOL 2004

CMAG Collection Series:

5 July – 21 September 2008
Gallery 5

A selection of photographs from the CMAG Collection in conjunction with
Vivid: National Photography Festival.

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Jan Brown

Jan Brown: Sculptures Prints and Drawings

21 June – September 21 2008
Gallery 2/3

This is a major survey exhibition of Jan Brown’s sculpture and works on paper, revealing her importance in Canberra’s cultural history as an artist, teacher and mentor. The exhibition will comprise around 100 works, selected from the artist’s substantial 2008 gift to CMAG and spanning her 50-year career. Brown is a highly regarded Canberra artist who has taught several generations of students at the ANU School of Art, in particular life-drawing and sculpture. She was a beloved teacher who was regarded as honest and rigorous but also kind to students. Her own practice has been a quietly focussed and very moving body of work concentrating on sculptures – and prints – of birds and, occasionally, other animals. Brown’s sculpture of a mother kangaroo and joey by Nerang Pool in Commonwealth Park is very familiar and much loved by children and adults alike.

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Pursing Up: Rae Harvey’s Handbag Collection

Pursing Up: Rae Harvey’s Handbag Collection

31 May - 14 September 2008
Open Collection

Rae Harvey has a passion for beautiful attire. To create her distinctive style,
Rae re-examines past fashion trends and finds inspiration in vintage fabrics.
She designs and makes many of her own clothes. Rae’s Lucite (acrylic)
handbag collection began with a gift from her daughter in 2004.
Since then Rae has acquired over fifty handbags, mostly purchased on e-bay.

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CMAG Collection Series: Social History

CMAG Collection Series: Social History

Gallery 5

An exhibition of historical objects from the CMAG Social History Collection that define the important people, places and events in our regions past. Acknowledging these objects original purpose. this exhibition explores our need to keep things as evidence of experience.

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The Gamer Video

I Dreamt We had Something to Say.
Holograms by David Warren

21 June until 19October

Gallery 4

An exhibition of work by Canberra artist David Warren exploring contemporary issues through the fascinating medium of holograms. In conjunction with Vivid: National Photography Festival.


CMAG Collection Series:
In the Can

15 October – 1 February 2009
Gallery 2/3

CMAG’s 10th anniversary celebrations continue with this exhibition that examines social life in Canberra through the stories of four cinemas,
Capitol Theatre, Civic Theatre, Center Cinema and Electric Shadows.

Curatorial Statement

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Lundby dolls house dining room

Playing House : Contemporary Dolls' Houses  1957-2007

7 October – 26 January 2009
Open Collection Gallery

This exhibition of dolls houses and miniatures continues CMAG’s Cabinets of Curiosities series showing private collections in Canberra. It includes fully furnished Lundby Houses from 1957, 1965 and 2007, a Smart car
and Vespa Scooter.

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D Waterhouse Capitol Theatre Collection

Dawn Waterhouse Collection

31 October – 25 January 2009
Gallery 4

This exhibition samples this extraordinary collection of Canberra memorabilia acquired by CMAG in March 2008.

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CMAG Collection Series: Ongoing

CMAG Collection Series: Ongoing

Gallery 4, Gallery 5, Gallery 3 Showcase

The Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates it 10th birthday in 2008 with a series of exhibitions featuring works of art and social history objects from the permanent collection highlighting Canberra’s diverse artistic practice and unique history.


Meg  Buchanan. Hargraves II

CMAG Collection Series:
ACTTAB Collection

11 October – 15 February 2009
Gallery 5

This exhibition showcases the works from the CMAG Collection acquired
with the generous support of ACTTAB. Including works by Keith Lobby,
Meg Buchanan and Marie Hagerty.

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