Author Archives: canberracontemporaryartspace

June 19

WINTER WARMER ACT WRITER’S CENTRE

It was a freezing Friday evening  in Canberra for the ACT Writers’ Centre Winter Warmer, which incidentally, was hosted by CCAS in the Gorman Art Centre Galleries. An enthusiastic crowd paid no mind to plummeting temperatures as they gathered for an evening of wine tasting, laid back panel discussions and readings. The evening kicked of with […]

June 15

ALICE INTERRUPTED

On a freezing night with competition from 4 other openings, Sydney based artist Brooke Leigh managed to pull a quality crowd for the opening of Alice Interrupted at CCAS Manuka. Having completed a Master of Fine Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney (USYD) in 2017 this is Brooke’s fist Canberra exhibition and a […]

June 15

FUTURE/FORWARD

Artists from all over Australia will descending on Canberra for Future/Forward on 14 and 15 August. Future/Forward will ignite the nation’s capital with timely collaboration on how best to advance rights, sustain incomes and develop practice in Australia today. We welcome artists to attend, participate and lead new conversations, Abdul Abdullah, Fiona Foley, Patricia Piccinini, […]

June 01

WAYFINDING

Last night at CCAS Manuka Annika Harding launched Wayfinding, an exhibition of works on paper and wood (birch rounds representing Finland and yellow box rounds, Australia). The paintings can be seen to connect her experiences of diverse landscapes in both countries. Following an artists’ residency at The Arteles Creative Centre Finland 2106 Annika continues to […]

May 16

ARTIST TALK: OBSESSIVE IMPULSION – CONFIDENTIAL

Obsessive Impulsion: Confidential Jodie Cunningham in therapy with David Broker The vibrant colour and flamboyant design that defines Jodie Cunningham’s digital prints and sculptures is deceptive.  Her obsessively optimistic practice reflects the stresses encountered in her everyday life as a single mother, artist, and teacher.  This illusory positive mood comes from a “dark place” and […]

May 04

BUDDING

Here are a couple of gorgeous photos of Romany Fairall at the opening of Budding at CCAS  Manuka last night.  There is a statement about the work from Romany below but one has to butt in and say that this is an impressive exhibition. Beautifully conceived and organised to best advantage in the gallery. And […]

May 01

OBSESSIVE IMPULSION

Obsessive Impulsion is not an exhibition about any particular condition unless hard work is counted as such. Initially I wanted to focus on 5 artists who have, in different ways, obsessive processes and look at the lengths they  go to to in the production of their works. All of the artists involved make it look […]