June 19


Its not easy to capture the sprit of a place, to convey a sense of how you felt being there and then communicate it with a “foreign” audience – who probably have no knowledge of this place whatsoever. Nick Stranks and Isobel Rayson have done a bloody good job of sharing their experience as residents […]

June 05


The business is that of three artists who play an important role in the Canberra scene as practicing artists and educators. All three have or had significant roles in the ANU School of Art and Design (ANU SOA&D) and their influence goes way beyond what’s on the walls at CCAS, brilliant though it may be. […]

June 04


paradise almost killed me, Millan Pintos-Lopez’s new exhibition of black and white paintings on ply opened last Thursday night to an enthusiastic throng at CCAS Manuka. A master of titles and aficionado of Bauhaus he brings poetry, abstraction, design together in works of art that either defy definition or encompass all definitions. The ubiquitous hard […]

May 23


Aeode served G&T’s at the opening of here exhibition Reflections at CCAS Manuka last Thursday and that is very impressive. BUT more importantly, so is her work which animates the gallery with a vibrant and soulful focus. Aeode demonstrates some pretty amazing skills and a vivid imagination with a series of works that are essentially […]

May 03


It’s all happening at CCAS Manuka again as a new show goes up by the enigmatic Tom Campbell. An exhibition consisting of three hand sewn fabric doors with titles “failure“, “emotion” and “subjectivity“, that provide entry to the mysterious zone of The Map Shop. Question is, what and where is this map shop. The map […]

April 05


A log crashed unexpectedly through the roof of Joshua Sleeman-Taylor’s parents house one night in a storm and it has been neatly trimmed for exhibition in Incidental Damage. Perhaps with the same force, Josh’s stark yet detailed intaglio prints have a tendency to stop people in their tracks. Everyone wants to know how they are […]

April 03


Amongst our many other achievements, over the years CCAS has refined the art of AGMs (this was even once mentioned in the Canberra Times). No longer is the AGM an excruciating constitutional formality but rather an occasion to savour. No one, however, has described the spirit of the CCAS AGM so accurately as Shags. And […]