Author Archives: canberracontemporaryartspace

April 05

INCIDENTAL DAMAGE

A log crashed unexpectedly through the roof of Joshua Sleeman-Taylor’s parents house one night in a storm and it has been neatly trimmed for exhibition in Incidental Damage. Perhaps with the same force, Josh’s stark yet detailed intaglio prints have a tendency to stop people in their tracks. Everyone wants to know how they are […]

April 03

AUTUMN AGM ANNOUNCED

Amongst our many other achievements, over the years CCAS has refined the art of AGMs (this was even once mentioned in the Canberra Times). No longer is the AGM an excruciating constitutional formality but rather an occasion to savour. No one, however, has described the spirit of the CCAS AGM so accurately as Shags. And […]

March 22

920.01.SHA

Everything you always wanted to know about Shags but were afraid to ask … is now written on the walls of CCAS Manuka. The life of Shags in fact is revealed through a non-figurative self portrait where she uses index cards and the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Well, sort of. Shags autobiography is broken up […]

February 25

EXCHANGE VALUE

  NEWS from Brisbane Exchange Value brings together the works of 11 Australian and international photographers in an exhibition that offers rich and challenging insights into the world of documentary photography. The collection explores close-up accounts of those on society’s fringes—as well as the photographers documenting them. Artists: Micky Allan, Atong Atem, Bieke Depoorter, Kim Guthrie, Leah King-Smith, Kallena […]

February 24

THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL

Brian McNamara made a big impression at CCAS with his quirky sound machines in a show called Ex Machina a couple of years ago. Now at CCAS we can see where this was all heading with Brian’s first solo exhibition and a vast array of mind boggling interactive and autonomous devices. Interesting opening where the […]

February 20

BLAZE THIRTEEN

One of the artists in BLAZE THIRTEEN described their participation as “a big deal”. It was always meant to be – as an annual exhibition of emerging visual arts practice in the ACT and a “best of” new artists from the previous year, in this instance 2018. Since 2006 when Leah Bullen, Karena Keys, Marina Nielson, […]

February 08

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRISCILLA

Anni, Christus and Callie Christus’s pop up exhibition at CCAS started with a disaster. On Tuesday morning when Alexander took him to the gallery they found the ceiling had caved in under the weight of a reservoir of water that had developed in a storm the night before. With one and a half days to […]