Jas and friends May 27

THE DIVIDED WORKS

Here are a couple of snaperoos from Jas Hugonnet’s exhibition The divided works which opened last night at CCAS Manuka. Jas would have been one of those kids that was “good with his hands” and it shows in artwork where the process of construction is revealed by the finished piece. He makes it look easy to […]

Enrico Partengo May 26

CCAS/ RESÒ INTERNATIONAL ART EXCHANGE

At last the news is out ! Canberra Contemporary Art Space is delighted to announce that Kirsten Farrell is on her way to Turin and Enrico Partengo is heading for Canberra, the first artists in the CCAS/ RESÒ International Art Exchange Residency. Throughout 2016 CCAS has been negotiating this exciting new partnership with Italy’s RESÒ […]

Adam and Jenna May 26

DREAMSAKE

Throughout the year in Canberra arts organisations support artists starting out with shows and residencies. Dreamsakes by Jenna Poore is one such exhibition – awarded to a graduate of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Visual Arts Diploma Program. Jenna skips between conscious and subconscious with works that interpret her dreams and ask the audience […]

RO2016_22.085218 May 19

VISUAL ARTS SECTOR RESPONDS

STATEMENT: VISUAL ARTS SECTOR RESPONSE TO OUTCOME OF AUSTRALIA COUNCIL 4 YEAR FUNDING Audience numbers for visual art are up. Australian artists are driving the innovation agenda and are recognised globally. There has never been a more significant time to invest in innovation and creativity: and still our arts are in CAOs.  The announcement by […]

IMG_2793 (1) May 16

OBNOXIOUS LADIES

If Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape sounds provocative, its meant to be. Friday night; as Australia Council’s severe funding cuts hit CCAS where it hurts we hosted (more than arguably) one of the most well attended and definitely most fun openings ever. Certainly instant proof that the ACT’s legendary close knit visual arts community […]

Kate and Julie May 16

IMMERSED

Last Thursday night at CCAS the fabulous Kate Bender strutted her stuff with a fun opening and quality product. Immersed is exploration of colour, the representation of light and the perception of space and what more could you ask for in an exhibition. Kate shows she is right on top of it with elements of illusionism merged […]

slashed May 13

FUNDING SLASHED

There seems to be a lot of action on the social pages today so we can only assume you are looking for news. And it ain’t good. The Australia Council for the Arts announced this week that it would no longer provide recurrent funding for Canberra Contemporary Art Space. From 2017 CCAS will be lose […]

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