February 15

BLAZE EIGHT : THE OPENING

Shellaine Godbold with work by S.A Adair

Shellaine Godbold with work by S.A Adair

‘Tis indeed another magnificent Blaze as CCAS’s annual emerging artists’ extravaganza heads into its eighth year. While the Blaze’s tend to consist of many CCAS Studio Residents, Alex Boynes and Annika Harding made some interesting additions this year including S.A Adair and the amazing felt work pictured above, Hardy Lohse’s swipe at Australia’s treatment of refugees and Katherine Griffiths’ strange photographs of women in compromising positions – (no not that kind of compromising !) Alex Lewis’s prints have become enormous sculptures, while Martin James invokes the spectre ye old boat person Captain Cook to make his point about asylum seekers. Katy Mutton takes her military thematic another step further with drawings of high tech  aircraft on colourful fatigues. As always the opening was a ripper with zillions of punters going hard. Love it. Blaze Eight at CCAS Gorman House until 29 March.

Alexander Boynes and Annika Harding

Alexander Boynes and Annika Harding

Katherine Griffiths

Katherine Griffiths

Hardy Lohse

Hardy Lohse

Martin James

Martin James

Katy Mutton

Katy Mutton

Brendan, Time Phillips and Julia

Brendan, Tim Phillips and Julia

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

Jemima Parker

Jemima Parker

Katrina and Walrus

Katrina and Walrus

Michael and Shaun

Michael and Shaun

Amelia

Amelia

Emma, Clare and Jemima

Emma, Clare and Jemima

Ben and Clare

Ben and Clare

Nicole, Callie and Anni

Nicole, Callie and Anni

Sally and Deb

Sally and Deb

Dan and Ali

Dan and Ali

Hamosh and Aemon

Hamish and Aemon

John and Rachael

John and Rachael

Jordi and Anja

Jordan and Anja

Nagesh and Sabrina

Nagesh and Sabrina

Benji and Jemima

Benji and Jemima