Past exhibitions

Exhibition
Natalie Rosin: Brutalism
21 June—7 August

Natalie Rosin trained as an architect and following graduation began work in her profession while initiating an ambitious ceramics practice…

The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore
Exhibition
22 May—4 September
The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore

The whimsical concept behind the imaginary microcosm presented within the glass walls of CMAG on the Square is that these creatures have, over time, evolved from discarded musical instruments

Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk
Exhibition
3 April—31 July
Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk

Proudly sponsored by Capitol Chilled Foods, this exhibition celebrates 50 years since the ACT Milk Authority was established

HABITAT: Ways of living
Exhibition
6 March—19 June
HABITAT: Ways of living

Examining imagery alluding to the built environment, HABITAT: Ways of living features works by artists from Canberra and around Australia

Anna Madeleine Raupach: Unequal hours
Exhibition
23 January—15 May
Anna Madeleine Raupach: Unequal hours

Through reference to the theme of temporality in both local systems and global phenomena - from the Canberra light rail…

Pride of Place: Julie & Andrew Carter's Australiana Ceramics Collection
Exhibition
12 December 2020—20 March
Pride of Place: Julie & Andrew Carter's Australiana Ceramics Collection

Julie and Andrew Carter share an affinity for Australiana ceramics, yet as a husband and wife duo they have amassed vastly different collections

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

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 2020—20 February
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 2020—13 February
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

Exhibition
Richard Lewer: I can’t run away all my life sometimes I just have to stand and fight
10 October 2020—16 January

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 2020—28 November 2020
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

Sidney Nolan and St Kilda: Memory and Modernism
Exhibition
22 August 2020—13 March
Sidney Nolan and St Kilda: Memory and Modernism

For Sidney Nolan, his boyhood home of the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda was ‘My kitsch heaven’

Flow Line: Abstraction from the CMAG collection
Exhibition
15 August 2020—7 November 2020
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

Crafting Canberra
Exhibition
28 July 2020—24 July
Crafting Canberra

Bringing together works of art, and social history objects from the CMAG collection, Crafting Canberra explores how the Canberra community…

Exhibition
Seeing Canberra
7 March 2020—24 July

As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation

Ngaio Fitzpatrick - Dissonance
Exhibition
13 June 2020—3 October 2020
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 2020—7 November 2020
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.

Current exhibitions