Whether a Canberra winter is your idea of heaven or hell, come to CMAG and explore the idea of paradise through CMAG’s striking exhibition, 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. This time of intense passion and creativity fueled a life-long fascination with the elusive notion of paradise and the consequences of its loss. From his nostalgia for his childhood in St Kilda, to his explorations of the Australian landscape and restless travels abroad, Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise examines some of the artist’s deepest impulses and most profound journeys of self-discovery. Enjoy cake and coffee with friends at the CMAG café after you take in this fantastic exhibition.