Housing a permanent collection, on display in 'Canberra Stories' exhibition, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions.
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Open: Sat 19 Sun 20 April 12-5pm
Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday
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 includes 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
Sat 22 February – Sun 25 May
Open Collections Gallery
Ed Radclyffe is a visual artist and musician, whose two disciplines
constantly overlap in a fusion of popular culture forms. As a member
of the country-rockabilly trio, The Fuelers, Ed is well-known to
Canberra audiences. His graphic work is equally identifiable —
especially his imagery devoted to the promotion of the
Canberra Roller Derby League.
Continues until 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.
Sat 5 April – Sun 8 June
Hamilton Darroch’s sculptures have been created using objects long exposed to the elements in the Australian landscape in combination with colour harmonies and geometric patterns.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is Suntrap, a 2.5 metre, brilliantly coloured sculpture created from 40 vintage rabbit traps. For some time Darroch has been responding to the work of Sidney Nolan and this exhibition includes a work informed by one of CMAG’s Sidney Nolan paintings.
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
Until Wed 30 April
On The Screen
Get a glimpse of how Canberra’s children saw the centenary of their city in 2013 in this display of photographs from finalists in the ‘Snap 100 — A Kids Eye View’ competition.
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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