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May 16


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


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 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 […]

April 22


There is a lot more to judging  visual arts awards than simply picking a winner. Its an opportunity to learn something about artists in different, often isolated, places and engage with galleries and communities outside one’s own. The Goulburn Art Award 2018 at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery was one such opportunity with 67 entries […]

April 05


Skye Jamieson is an artist who makes it look easy. It’s as if she just makes a mark on her canvases and the world is miraculously transformed into a thing of beauty. We know, however, its not easy and no doubt each piece is the result of laborious process that lies hidden under the surfaces […]

February 20


Blaze never disappoints. Unsullied by the establishment, Blaze artists are noted for their fresh, irreverent and unusual approach to art making. On Friday night five of Canberra’s newest contemporary artists kicked off CCAS’s 2018 exhibition program with diverse work across video, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. Blaze Twelve, which is as the title suggests, the […]

February 12

broken-binary-brown:the performance

The Musicians   Friday night: and Shoeb Ahmad donned her character s.i.a for a live performance of the haunting soundtrack composed for broken-binary-brown, a video installation, which has been showing alongside  At Home He’s A Tourist by Derek O’Connor and Domino Gold by Dionisia Salas. Interestingly, this work was created digitally with tracks by different musicians pieced together in Shoeb’s studio. […]