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Current exhibitions

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.

 

 

 


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.

 

 


James Lieutenant and
Kate Vasallo
Mistints


Sat 4 October – Sun 7 December
Gallery 4

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.

The Mistints project has been conceived in response to CMAG’s architecture and civic environment. The site-responsive nature of this project and its use of unique paint colours, which have been sourced from local stores around Canberra, results in a work of art which can never be repeated.

 

 


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.




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