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Current & upcoming exhibitions

Young David, Christina and Kerryn playing in the garden at Bonython St, Downer, under the shade of an umbrella. Image courtesy of the Ault Family Collection

Growing up in Downer

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.


Black and white photograph of Lake Burley Griffin under construction in 1963. Photograph courtesy Rhoda Csucsy. Pat Purcell Photography.

Watershed: Lake Burley Griffin 1964 -2014


Sat 6 September – Sun 23 November
Gallery 5

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.


CAPO 2014


Sat 27 September – Sun 5 October
Gallery 2/3

Canberra’s Capital Arts Patrons Organisation presents its annual
exhibition and auction of works by some of our region’s most
exciting visual artists.


Installation by Nell, featuring a sculpture of a woman in all black, in her hand a white cane, with numerous glass forms on the ground behind her

PULSE: Reflections on the body


Sat 18 October 2014 – Sun 22 February 2015
Gallery 2/3

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.

 

James Lieutenant and Kate Vasallo
Mistints


Sat 4 October – Sun 7 December

Mistint paint is that which has been incorrectly mixed by a paint store and is consequently useless for its intended purpose. However, for Canberra-based artistic collaborators, James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo, mistint paint is an abject material with inherent potential.


Steven Holland, 'Monaro' 2001

Canberra Stories Gallery: New Chapters


Ongoing

Artefacts from CMAG's permanent collection tell new stories
about sport, leisure and community in the Canberra region.

Sidney Nolan, 'Under the pier' 1945

The Foundation Collection

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
.

Click to view entire collection of Nolan works at the NEW web site


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