February 08


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


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


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 […]

December 04


  No show by Dierdre Pearce is like its predecessor, so one has to make sure not to miss any. Dierdre is an ardent traveller and I was getting the feeling as I walked around that her travels might have played a role in this exhibition. You can use you phone camera to read bar […]

November 16


After making a big impression in Obsessive Impulsion at CCAS Gorman earlier in the year Michele England is flying solo at CCAS Manuka with Remnants, an exhibition with quilts and tea towels with a message. With these new works Michele continues to explore the habitats of plants and animals drawing parallels through the media of […]

November 02


With CCAS Manuka looking so great , new doors wide open on a balmy night, the atmosphere for the opening of Rose-Mary Faulkner’s new exhibition Profile was perfect. Rose-Mary’s works explore the female form from the perspective of the self. In other words views of what we can see of ourselves through our own eyes. The […]

October 26


Sunday arvo 21 October and CCAS opens the doors for Asuna, Japanese performance/sound artist. Any nervousness about who might attend so late in the weekend soon evaporated as crowds (approximately 80) streamed in for the 90 minute performance. The first thing that one notices is Asuna’s spectacular installation of cheap (often kitschy) key boards, each […]