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Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise
Exhibition
9 July—22 October
Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise

Nolan is one of Australia’s most iconic twentieth century artists whose life and loves among the Heide circle of artists in the 1940s were at first his idea of Eden but then became his own personal hell

Dean Cross: Sometimes I Miss the Applause
Exhibition
9 July—22 October
Dean Cross: Sometimes I Miss the Applause

Presented in dialogue with Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise is a newly commissioned installation by Dean Cross

Canberra Raiders: 40 years in the limelight
Exhibition
26 February—27 August
Canberra Raiders: 40 years in the limelight
Season extended

Discover the history of the Canberra Raiders, their place in the NRL and what they mean to the fans – and the city – who support them.

Sidney Nolan: Inferno
Exhibition
9 April—17 September
Sidney Nolan: Inferno

Nolan immersed himself in the myths of the Greeks, reading the Iliad and visiting Gallipoli, so close to Troy. He…

Jan Brown: A life with art
Exhibition
Jan Brown: A life with art

In the CMAG foyer display, a selection of sculptures from the CMAG collection reflect Jan Brown's journey as a maker of artworks

SKI: from the CMAG collection
Exhibition
29 July—3 September
SKI: from the CMAG collection

Crisp winter days with snowfall on the ground can only mean one thing - get the skis out!

Life is Art: Works by John Nixon from the collection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones
Exhibition
30 July—19 November
Life is Art: Works by John Nixon from the collection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones

John Nixon (1949-2020) was one of Australia’s foremost abstract artists, a prolific creator, experimenter, curator and teacher for over 50 years

Continuous culture
Exhibition
2 August—26 November
Continuous culture

This display showcases works by Dr Danie Mellor, Jenni Kemarre Martinello OAM and Paul House -  established Indigenous Australian artists working in the Canberra region

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Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise Highlights Tour
10 August—12 October

Drop into CMAG during your lunch hour for a highlights tour of the exhibition Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise with our Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Virginia Rigney

Nolan’s Africa: The Paradise Paradox
Event
20 August
Nolan’s Africa: The Paradise Paradox

Join Andrew Turley for this talk about Sidney Nolan’s four African works and his 1962 travels across Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar

Reel Classics: SIRENS (1993)
Event
27 August
Reel Classics: SIRENS (1993)

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema. 

Curator talk: Kendrah Morgan on Nolan's Search for Paradise
Event
31 August
Curator talk: Kendrah Morgan on Nolan's Search for Paradise

Join Kendrah Morgan from the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and her talk about Sidney Nolan and his lifelong fascination with the elusive notion of paradise and the consequences of its loss

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop
Exhibition
17 September—3 December
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

Influential Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee explores identity, history, spirituality and our relationship to the cosmos. She creates meditative works using light, shadow and scale across many artforms. Moon in a Dew Drop takes an in-depth look at four decades of extraordinary

Exhibition
Delene White: Flower Power
4 December 2021—3 September

Delene White presents a sculptural garden of giant cyclamens that sway and bow for CMAG on the Square.

Brian Corr, Timshel
Exhibition
Brian Corr, Timshel

Timshel is a major new installation of architectural art glass in the CMAG Foyer

The Nolan Collection
Exhibition
The Nolan Collection

The Nolan Collection is an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the nation in 1974