'Current exhibitions'

Image: Elioth Gruner, 'Shelley Beach, Nambucca Heads' c1933

Elioth Gruner:
the texture of light

Sat 8 March - Sun 22 June
Gallery 2/3

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 partnership exhibition.

Click for further information and images


Hamilton Darroch: Suntrap

Sat 5 April – Sun 8 June
Gallery 4

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.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue




Fuelling Ed Radclyffe

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.

Ed is well-known to Canberra audiencesas a member of the country-rockabilly trio, The Fuelers. His graphic work is equally identifiable — especially his imagery devoted to the promotion
of the Canberra Roller Derby League.




Sidney Nolan, 'Remembrances of my youth #14' 1987

Remembrances of my youth

Continues until Sun 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.



Steven Holland, 'Monaro' 2001

Canberra Stories Gallery:
New Chapters

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.

Copyright © 2001-2013. ACT Museums and Galleries