June 08

QUICK DRAW – CCAS FUNDRAISER

Rosalind Lemoh, A Horn and a Feather, 2015, Bronze, wood, cockatoo feather; 25 x 13 x 9 cm. Photograph by Damien Geary

 

Canberra Contemporary Art Space may have missed out on this round of recurrent Australia Council funding but that’s not going to stop us from doing what we do best. That is, producing gutsy exhibitions and having fun while doing it. On July 9 CCAS will introduce a completely new concept in fundraising where everyone is a winner. Quick Draw is a night of fast paced, fancy-free fun and red hot entertainment, where everyone goes home with an artwork. You just don’t know which one it will be … but there will be some surprises along the way.

50 of the hottest artists from Canberra and around the country have generously donated artwork that will be randomly assigned to our guests over the course of the evening. This means that tickets will be strictly limited and will sell out fast. Supporting ACT artists has always been at the core of CCAS’s operations and the proceeds from Quick Draw go directly towards maintaining artists fees, rent free gallery space and professional support.

CCAS Director David Broker said, “In the aftermath of “Black Friday” for the arts CCAS has experienced overwhelming community support. Quick Draw is a wonderful opportunity to exchange words for cash while showing support for CCAS and the many talented artists it has served over 34 years. As always, artists have been quick to respond and we have received some astonishing pieces from established and emerging artists such as, Rosalind Lemoh, Mariana del Castillo, Jacqui Bradley, Mandy Martin and Peter Vandermark. Which ever work you end up with Quick Draw is a great investment for your own collection as well as Canberra’s creative future.”

Tickets are on sale now and and selling fast after one day!  (AND THAT’S TRUE) $250 is a small gamble for a big reward, and as they say “you gotta be in to win”.

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED NOW AT  EVENTBRITE