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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 […]

February 08

FESTIVAL OF IEMANJÀ

The first event of 2019 was, to say the least, a little unusual …. a party organised by Romero Mais from the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra, for artist in residence Christus Nóbrega to celebrate the goddess Iemanjá. To show respect for the goddess everyone wore white and/or blue, presented her with gifts of vodka […]

December 13

SEASON’S GREETINGS

Seasons Greetings (Earthlings) from the desk of Dave. In another challenging year for the arts in Australia CCAS has been kicking goals and as 2018 draws to a close I can say with confidence we are in a very positive frame.  2018 kicked off with Blaze Twelveour annual emerging artists exhibition curated by Alexander Boynes. […]

December 05

LABIRINTO / NEWSCRAP

As we head full speed towards Christmas it has been quite a week at CCAS, with a reception at the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra for Christus Nobrega our visiting artist from Brasilia and the opening of his exhibition Labirinto at CCAS on Friday night. Just when you think things can’t get any more exciting […]