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.
Sat 3 November – Sun 3 February
This work explores the containment of time in the membranes of body
and home, creating a palimpsest of the events, emotions, relationships
and coded stories that permeate our memories and histories.
Sat 29 September – Sun 20 January
This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of Canberra Repertory
Society celebrating the Society’s dedication, artistic vision, community
and longevity. It presents a selection of plays and players, props
and costumes, stage and lighting designers, builders and makers.
Mon 5 November 2012 – Sun 6 January 2013
Merryn Sommerville is the recipient of the inaugural CMAG
Showcase Exhibition Award for an ANU School of Art graduating
student, part of the School’s Emerging Artists Support Scheme.
Sat 1 September – Sun 21 October
This major travelling exhibition from the National Gallery of
Australia’s collection provides a diverse representation of Australians
– from theatrical Victorians and Edwardians to flappers, bushrangers
and fashion icons. Fifty-four portraits by leading painters are
featured including Tom Roberts, Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney
Nolan and John Brack.
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For further information on the exhibition:
Click here to visit the NGA web site
Australian portraits 1880-1960
A National Gallery of Australia Exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions
Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming
to improve access to the national collections for all Australians; and Visions
of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia. The Exhibition Partner for Australian portraits
1880-1960 is the National Gallery of Australia Council Exhibitions Fund. The exhibition is also supported by Media Partner ABC Local Radio.
Sat 11 August – Sun 21 October
This exciting installation draws on the collective imagination of artists and adventurers in transforming the glass-walled space of CMAG’s external gallery into a mysterious submarine world populated by monsters of the deep, fabricated from welded steel and salvaged materials. Be delighted, be afraid!
Closing this Sunday 16 September
Open Collections Gallery
Canberra journalist Robert Messenger showcases his amazing collection of rare, beautiful and historic typewriters
and typewriter ephemera.
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To hear Robert Messenger interviewed
by Ginger Gorman on ABC Radio 666
Sat 23 June – Sun 26 August
Works produced during an artist’s studio residency pilot at Lanyon, inspired by the homestead’s historic interiors and gardens.
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Sat 23 June – Sun 19 August
Wrap your head around the work of nineteen contemporary
artists engaged in a dialogue on abstract art. Established local
artists are joined by exciting new voices in glass, painting,
print media and sculpture.
Featuring work by Lionel Bawden, Emma Beer, Vivienne Binns,
Richard Blackwell, Julie Brooke, Christopher Carmody, Liz Coats,
Nadège Desgenétez, Mel Douglas, Marie Hagerty, Greg Hodge,
Dan Lorrimer, Peter Maloney, Dioni Salas-Hammer, Helen Shelley,
Bryan Spier, Ruth Waller, Jonathan Webster, Richard Whiteley.
Sat 10 March - Sun 1 July
Open Collections Gallery
Each year the ACT Government recognises the unique contribution made to the community by people who have lived in the ACT for fifty years or more.
This exhibition recognises some of the individuals who have made their lives in Canberra: bringing up family, making friends, surviving adversity and cherishing good times. CMAG appreciates their generosity in sharing these stories and loaning precious family objects for this exhibition.
CMAG thanks Ann-Marie Jordens for carrying out oral histories with Canberra Gold recipients and the ACT Heritage Library for making the recordings available.
24 March 2012 – 10 June 2012
Explore the diversity of picture books being created by Australian illustrators over the past decade. Celebrating the National Year of Reading, 2012, this exhibition encourages and promotes visual literacy amongst young children through engagement and participation.
A STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA TOURING EXHIBITION
Further information at http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/look
11 February – 29 April
Ruth Prowse was director of Gallery Huntly in Canberra between
1974 to 2005 and who developed an extensive and sophisticated
collection of contemporary art. This exhibition of works in print media
and painting has been selected from one hundred and seventy one
works of art donated to CMAG by the heirs of Ruth Prowse in her memory.
3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012
Old bones, new insights - physics has joined palaeontology at the
ANU using 3D X-ray scanning to reveal new evidence of early vertibrae evolution. Over the past 40 years the Wee Jasper area has yeilded
fossil treasures which now showcase a once diverse coral reef - 400
million years ago.
29 October 2011 - 12 March 2012
King O'Malley, an insurance salesman from the United States of America, injected colour into Australian politics from his election in 1896 until his death in 1953. He represented the Tasmanian electorate of Darwin for sixteen years, acting as Minister for Home Affairs at the time the competition to design Canberra was held, and the federal capital was named. Displayed together for the first time, the physical remains of the life of King O'Malley will be exhibited in an attempt to better understand the man, the politician and the legend.
17 December 2011 - 26 February 2012
Peter Vandermark's installation of light sculptures - on the floor,
suspended from the ceiling and mounted on the walls - form a single
entity within the gallery space.
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