Past exhibitions

Exhibition
The Blade: Australia’s love affair with lawn
21 November 2020—20 February

Australians love grass; kicking a footy, running under a sprinkler, having a barbeque in the backyard and spending time in the garden

Sign of the Times
Exhibition
21 November—20 February 2021
Sign of the Times

In any city there are certain signs and places you walk past all the time—the milk bar, a record store…

Tom Campbell: r.a.m.p.
Exhibition
14 November—13 February 2021
Tom Campbell: r.a.m.p.

r.a.m.p. (risk assessment management plan) is presented as a site-specific installation in the Ramp Showcase by emerging artist Tom Campbell

Richard Lewer: I can’t run away all my life sometimes I just have to stand and fight
Exhibition
10 October—16 January 2021
Richard Lewer: I can’t run away all my life sometimes I just have to stand and fight

Artist Richard Lewer responds to the war memorials that line ANZAC Parade in this work installed as part of the…

The Art of the Fan
Exhibition
19 September—28 November
The Art of the Fan

Wendy Whitham received her first fan as a child from her aunt and uncle after they returned from a trip overseas, but it wasn’t until decades later that she started collecting fans herself

Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection
Exhibition
15 August—7 November
Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection

Flow Line is a term used in the oil industry that describes the behaviour of liquid forces as they move together

Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance
Exhibition
13 June—3 October
Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance

Dissonance is about time: our relatively brief time and geological or ‘deep’ time.
Until recently, both existed independently. Both have…

Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story
Exhibition
15 February—7 November
Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

In the early 1950s, a group of 150 young German men left the security of their homeland and the comfort of their families to travel halfway around the world to a small city called Canberra.

Place: A travelling exhibition of artists' books
Exhibition
21 March—31 October
Place: A travelling exhibition of artists' books

Artists’ books are part of most artists’ vocabulary, either as drawings bound together, illustrated diaries or a response to a place, time, political or historical event, or personal emotion

Exhibition
THE MASS
28 February 2020—6 June 2020

LENDON/BEER’s THE MASS is the latest collaborative work by Emma Beer and Nigel Lendon

VOID
Exhibition
15 February—1 August
VOID

The void is a multifaceted concept, not simply of presence and absence, but a place that exists between distinct worldviews, is occupied by meaning and is imbued with personal, historical and ancestral significance

Martyn Jolly’s Phantasmagoria
Exhibition
10 June—5 September
Martyn Jolly’s Phantasmagoria

For artist, art historian and now collector Martyn Jolly, the magic lantern shows that came to prominence in the mid nineteenth century were much more than just the antecedent of today’s PowerPoint presentation

Growing Up Optional
Exhibition
14 December 2019—28 March
Growing Up Optional

Anneka Losik describes her collection as a ‘mishmash of things that she loves’ and what she loves is everything pop culture

Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan: Wavelength
Exhibition
9 November 2019—14 March
Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan: Wavelength

Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan investigates the many phenomena of glass through the use of astronomical imagery

Exhibition
Djinjama: Defying the grid
2 November 2019—22 February

Budawang (of Yuin Nation) spatial designer Dr Danièle Hromek with mother, Robyn Hromek and sister Siân Hromek, draw on their…

Hi-Vis Futures
Exhibition
16 November 2019—1 February
Hi-Vis Futures

From ‘eco’ to ‘FIFO’. From high-value to high-vis. This art installation encompasses the complex political, environmental and fundamentalsocial issues that are occurring right now and for the visible future

The Garden City
Exhibition
7 September 2019—2 November 2019
The Garden City

For 90 years the Horticultural Society of Canberra has been there to inspire, educate—and sometimes console—Canberra gardeners and their backyard efforts.

Current exhibitions