May 12


If smashing up crockery is your thing you are going to love The Beak Collection: Volume One. Be warned, however, when Luke Aleksandrow does it, its short on the violence and heavy on the poetry. Luke’s “pseudo ceremonial” breakages actually address the ‘materiality and sensuality’ of the object – which in artistic terms isn’t ultimately […]

May 03


Waratah Lahy can be relied upon to produce exhibitions that are not only gorgeous but also out of the ordinary. Basically she can turn anything, any object, into art and for Three Hundred and Sixty Six, its her life or what she noted everyday of 2016. This year long drawing project focuses on what Waratah calls the […]

May 02


Me Time is the first of CCAS’s in house curatorial exercises for 2017 and its a knock out ! Perhaps not the most visual of exhibitions because its all about the internet or, to be more precise, social media. Tully Arnot, Grace K Blake, Benjamin Forster, Claudia Greathead, Anna May Kirk, Janis Lejins, Claudia Nicholson and Giselle Stanborough […]

April 21


Canberra legend Shagsy Shags has been at it again – photographing CCAS openings and of course we are SO glad she is ! There is simply nothing this woman can’t do brilliantly. Wendy Murray is down from Sydney and showing some work that has Canberra connections at CCAS City.  Chartjunk represents a portion of a larger, collaborative work under […]

April 06


Sara and Sabrina introduce their video spectacle by announcing this might be the last Garage and “In a way, the garage has never existed”. The garage they say, ” … is more of an idea – or a sequence of ideas.” Whatever The Garage is, or isn’t”, it has been an important contribution to Canberra’s cultural […]

March 31


Josh Owen’s Booksmart sure got everyone talking at CCAS Manuka last night. Its a large digital projection of a camera panning past encyclopaedia’s eventually reaching dizzying speeds until the image teeters on the edge of abstraction. Encyclopaedia’s and other books cover half the gallery floor with 3 electric fans at each end creating drafts that […]

March 30


Only in Canberra would you find a colourful protest that is in large part staged to support the new Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay. The Minister and Member for Ginninderra, Tara Cheyne, in turn showed their support yesterday afternoon by attending the protest meeting organised by newly formed Canberra Artists Action Group who have been in close […]