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 30 November 2013 – Sun 23 February 2014
Soak up the work of some of Canberra’s established photographers in this survey exhibition spanning over 30 years of practice. Explore the unusual and stirring connections their images make between personal identity, history, place and myth.
Until Sun 9 February 2014
Open Collections Gallery
An exhibition inspired by the upcoming book, Head full of flames: Punk in the nation’s capital 1977–1992, by Cody Anderson, Robina Gugler, Steve Nebauer and Chris Shakallis. The exhibition incorporates original photographs, posters, audio and video, produced by some of Canberra’s leading underground artists and musicians.
Sat 28 September – Sun 8 December
An art performance troupe based in Canberra from 1985–1998, Splinters was renowned for its site-specific, cutting-edge theatre, often presented in outdoor or industrial venues. The exhibition recalls Splinters’ work through documentary video and photographs, original costumes, giant puppets and props.
Sat 21 December 2013 – Sun 4 May 2014
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.
Sat 14 December 2013 – Sun 16 February 2014
being explores the presence of the Eastern Brown Snake in the
Canberra region, conveying a sense of their quiet existence
alongside humans in our busy world. Holland’s bronze pair of snakes
make a gentle plea for greater understanding and acceptance of
these enigmatic creatures and reflect on the particular sensibilities
that are required to decipher their serpentine reality.
Sat 22 February 2014 – Sun 25 May 2014
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.
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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