Housing a permanent collection, on display in 'Canberra Stories' exhibition, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions.
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Sat 17 May – Sun 24 August
Bob Graham is one of Australia’s most eminent authors. His picture books, loved by generations of families, have won national and international awards throughout his 30-year career. This exhibition explores and celebrates his creative practice.
A unique opportunity to see precious sketch books, manuscripts, memorabilia, and illustrations from books including Greetings from Sandy Beach; Max; Let’s Get a Pup; and How to Heal a Broken Wing. These works and objects have been carefully selected from the artist’s studio and from the Lu Rees Archives, University of Canberra, a treasure trove of Australian children’s literature.
Sat 5 July – Sun 14 September
Not Dead Yet presents a comprehensive survey of works by Darwin based pioneers of ‘alternative’ printmaking in the Northern Territory,
Therese Ritchie and Chips Mackinolty.
The exhibition features screenprints, posters, drawings, digital
collage works and limited edition fine art prints and paintings,
dating from 1969 to the present.
This is a powerful and persuasive body of graphic art of protest, propaganda and people’s politics capturing the lives, landscapes and events of the
Northern Territory across several decades.
Curated by Anita Angel and toured by Charles Darwin
University Art Collection and Art Gallery.
A Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery Touring Exhibition
Sat 5 July – Sun 14 September
Alison Alder is one of the most accomplished artists in the Canberra region, having successfully combined dual careers as both artist and arts administrator – most recently as director of Megalo Print Studio + Gallery. Alder has a strong background in the production of political posters and this experience directly informs the work comprising this exhibition, which features the artist’s suite of prints, Carcass, 2009, from the CMAG collection. These works graphically reprise Sidney Nolan’s drought imagery of the same title, from 1953, which will also be on display.
Sat 7 June – Sun 19 October
Open Collection Gallery
The Ault family came to Canberra in the early 1960s and made their home in the new suburb of Downer. Using historical material from
the Ault Family Collection, Growing up in Downer tells the story of
Christina Ault’s childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Kept safe
in a tea chest and cabin trunk for many years, this material gives a
rich insight into a family, a suburb, and the growing city of Canberra.
Sat 21 June – Sun 21 September
Dan Maginnity is a Canberra artist working under the tag name ‘byrd’. Utilising elements of graffiti-influenced, hybrid imagery, byrd produces murals and commissioned works of astounding originality characterised by their distinctly urban origins. Placeholder has been conceived specifically for the CMAG project space, composed of two distinct components: a facsimile of suburban architecture, with a painted mural facade.
Six Aboriginal artists from the Northern Territory and NSW made new work in 2013 for the Wave Hill/Jinparrak/Canberra Exchange and as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra.
Five artists represented in the exhibition Michael Huddleston 'Garmarroongoo', Rachael Morris, Violet Wadrill, Biddy Wavehill and Jimmy Wavehill.
The 2013 Exchange was supported by the Canberra Centenary and the Megalo Art Development Fund.
Sat 6 September – Sun 23 November
This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Lake Burley Griffin. It touches lightly on a time before the lake then explores the design and creation of Lake Burley Griffin and its special place in the heart of the Canberra community.
Sat 27 September – Sun 5 October
Canberra’s Capital Arts Patrons Organisation presents its annual exhibition and auction of works by some of our region’s most exciting visual artists.
Sat 18 October 2014 – Sun 22 February 2015
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 five 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.
Artefacts from CMAG's permanent collection tell new stories
about sport, leisure and community in the Canberra region.
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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