Author Archives: canberracontemporaryartspace

September 24

FENCES, DRONES AND ELEPHANTS

  If there is one word to describe all three exhibitions currently showing at the Gorman Art Centre galleries it would be topical. FENCES B/ORDERS WALLS – Keep Clear Janenne Eaton, Drones Over Aleppo Kate Stevens and Black Elephant Jess Higgins all focus on disturbing situations currently happening across the world. The undeniable beauty of Janenne’s lustrous […]

September 20

AT HOME WITH OHM

If it’s possible to fall in love with electronic components then its going to happen here at John Hart’s new exhibition At Home with Ohm. I am besotted with this elegant show if watercolours in which John reveals his inner nerd. Focusing on his  fascination with electronics – specifically the electronics of household sound systems John […]

August 24

EPISODES

If every picture tells a story, Amy McGregor’s new exhibition Episodes is a ripping yarn. Its an exhibition that explores narratives through the provision of visual cues observed from TV crime mysteries of the 70s and 80s. I have got to say I love this show, the way each piece fires the imagination, evokes another […]

August 10

PERFORATION

If you are hankering for an exhibition of elegant sculpture (and who isn’t) Perforation is the show you crave. Keith Bender, whose talents clearly lie in the third dimension, combines his fascination with abstraction, the play of light, negative and interactive space and the surface texture of perforated and non perforated steel in a spectacular series of […]

July 25

HEART + REVOLUTION

  Held nationally each year, NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held from Sunday 8 July through to Sunday 15 July. The theme for NAIDOC Week 2018 is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’, to honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have played and continue to play significant roles in their families and communities lives […]

July 17

THE MEMORY WITHIN

At CCAS Manuka we have Naomi Taylor Royds’ The Memory Within, an exhibition focusing on household, objects in which she invests an emotional attachment. Consisting of prints, sculptures and installations this is a show that romanticises and elevates, for example, the humble wooden spoon or immortalises the utilitarian bowl in plaster. It’s a series of works […]

July 05

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Its all been on Instagram but here we have a more detailed pictorial account of the 2018 CCAS Member’s Exhibition which as always turned into a great fun night. They never fail. Our distinguished judge this year was Justine Van Mourik who is currently Director of the Parliamentary Collection and, who also happens to be […]