November 26

CANBERRA CRITICS AWARD NIGHT

Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak (curator Bad Girls) , Robyn Archer (Artistic Director Canberra Centenary), Alison Alder (artist Bad Girls) and David Broker (Director CCAS)

Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak (curator Bad Girls) , Robyn Archer (Artistic Director Canberra Centenary), Alison Alder (artist Bad Girls) and David Broker (Director CCAS)

Last night at Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG), the 23 year old Canberra Critics’ Circle announced their annual awards in this Centenary year. And hey …. CCAS is on the list this year receiving an award, “For its significant and varied year long program of curated exhibitions that responded, with insight, humour and intelligence, to the seven theme of the Canberra Centenary, showing the work of numerous local, contemporary artists in fresh and often surprising combinations”. Director, David Broker accepted the award on behalf of CCAS thanking Alexander Boynes, Annika Harding, Janice Falsone, Virginia Rigney, Liz McNiven, Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak and Robyn Archer for their support of the program which was designed to encourage innovative curatorial approaches to the themes of Canberra 100. He also noted that 85 artists have shown work at CCAS over the year all of whom either live in Canberra, lived here once or had some other encounter of a serious nature …. It has been a year to reflect upon Canberra’s contribution to Australian art and as we near the end of 2013 the results are impressive. CCAS has just started to produce a book on the Centenary program which will be launched at the opening of Blaze, February next year. There were numerous other awards of course and below are pictures of several of the artists, writers, musicians, dancers and actors whose work was acknowledged. Congratulations to everyone and thanks to the City News and the Critics’ Circle.

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Liz Leah (Dance) and Miranda Wheen

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Caroline Stacey (Director Street Theatre) and Chrissie Shaw (Award for Bijou)

Chris Latham (Artist of the Year)

Chris Latham, Canberra International Music Festival (Artist of the Year)

Margaret and David Williams and Valerie Kirk (Award for the big Centenary Tapestry)

Margaret and David Williams and Valerie Kirk (Award for the big Centenary Tapestry)

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John Guida and Adelin Chin

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Luna Ryan (Award for exhibition with Jock Puautjimi, Paringarri Mamanta)

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Helen Musa (Critic in Chief) and Luna Ryan

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Irma Gold (Invisible Thread) and Chanel Cole

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Barb ( for Pea!) and Jorian Gardner

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Adam Cook (Music) and Michael Sollis (Music)

Jemma Roberts (Theatre Midsummer Nights Dream) and Maddy Kennedy (Book of Everything)

Jemma Roberts (Theatre, Midsummer Nights Dream) and Maddy Kennedy (Book of Everything)