Author Archives: canberracontemporaryartspace

June 02

A HISTORY OF WIND

India Zegan The tree would only be found at higher altittudes, 2015-2016, 150cm x 100cm, photograph by Felicity Jenkins; courtesy of the artist They say its better late than never – but that depends what you are talking about. Its taken a while to get India into the social pages but here a a couple of […]

June 02

ON THE STREETS WHERE YOU LIVE

 Stephanie Jones, On the streets where you live (detail), 2017, colour pencil on Stonehenge paper, 26 x 93cm Stephanie Jones is a local legend who has been involved with CCAS for many years. Traces of her stellar career are found throughout the CCAS archives. Its been a while between drinks for Steph although she was […]

May 12

THE BREAK COLLECTION:VOLUME ONE

If smashing up crockery is your thing you are going to love The Beak Collection: Volume One. Be warned, however, when Luke Aleksandrow does it, its short on the violence and heavy on the poetry. Luke’s “pseudo ceremonial” breakages actually address the ‘materiality and sensuality’ of the object – which in artistic terms isn’t ultimately […]

May 03

THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX

Waratah Lahy can be relied upon to produce exhibitions that are not only gorgeous but also out of the ordinary. Basically she can turn anything, any object, into art and for Three Hundred and Sixty Six, its her life or what she noted everyday of 2016. This year long drawing project focuses on what Waratah calls the […]

May 02

ME TIME

Me Time is the first of CCAS’s in house curatorial exercises for 2017 and its a knock out ! Perhaps not the most visual of exhibitions because its all about the internet or, to be more precise, social media. Tully Arnot, Grace K Blake, Benjamin Forster, Claudia Greathead, Anna May Kirk, Janis Lejins, Claudia Nicholson and Giselle Stanborough […]

April 21

CHARTJUNK

Canberra legend Shagsy Shags has been at it again – photographing CCAS openings and of course we are SO glad she is ! There is simply nothing this woman can’t do brilliantly. Wendy Murray is down from Sydney and showing some work that has Canberra connections at CCAS City.  Chartjunk represents a portion of a larger, collaborative work under […]

April 06

THE GARAGE (VIDEO)

Sara and Sabrina introduce their video spectacle by announcing this might be the last Garage and “In a way, the garage has never existed”. The garage they say, ” … is more of an idea – or a sequence of ideas.” Whatever The Garage is, or isn’t”, it has been an important contribution to Canberra’s cultural […]