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.
Click here to download our 2013 Exhibition Guide (PDF, 2.7MB)
Sat 13 April – Sun 30 June
Familiarise yourself with key moments in Australian taste as revealed by the furniture and decorative art objects from the official residences: The Lodge and Government House in Canberra, and Kirribilli and Admiralty House in Sydney. Supported by the Australiana Fund.
Sat 25 May – Sun 23 June
Ashley Eriksmoen is Head of Furniture at the Australian National University School of Art. The exhibition is curated by Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre as part of their 2013 program, Designing a Capital: Crafting a Nation.
Sat 15 June – Sun 15 September
Gathered together presents CMAG’s important and growing collection of Indigenous art, including works by artists resident in the Canberra region.
Canberra – Queanbeyan: Mon 24 June – Sun 29 September
A series of displays celebrating the important links between Canberra and other cities in the region and across the globe.
Sat 29 June – Sun 25 August
Windsongs and Waterlines – where is, what is Wreck Bay? is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government. The exhibition, Window to Wreck Bay showcases the cultural survival of the Wreck Bay Community, the traditional owners of Jervis Bay,
and explores the history and culture of the only Aboriginal Community reserve
in the ACT.
Sat 13 July – Sun 3 November
Museums usually tell of real events, places and people; this exhibition stretches the envelope to explore scenarios of how Canberra might be in 2113 – our bicentennial year. It reflects on time, place and identity through the interplay of art, science and historical material.
2113: A Canberra odyssey is supported by the ACT Land Development Agency and The Village Building Co.
Sat 29 June – Sun 1 September
Open Collections Gallery
This exhibition presents the extraordinary telephone collection of Neil Baker, a long-time Canberra resident and former Senior Technician at Old Parliament House. Neil owns over 300 phones with the oldest dating back to 1894 – less than twenty years after the device was invented!
Artefacts from CMAG's permanent collection tell new stories
about sport, leisure and community in Canberra and
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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