October 11


Done up like dogs dinners and lips pursed, we set out for the opening of Women in Vogue: Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia last night. Arriving on the NPG concourse we discover that everyone is dressed to the nines and posing on a red carpet before a wall […]

September 27


Free spirit Tania Vrancic is currently showing her latest endeavour, Freedom, at CCAS Manuka. Tania says that she has been exploring the idea of freedom in her work for a while and this means getting into a zone where inhibitions, preconceived ideas and and expectations have been shown the door. Music has been a big influence […]

September 25


Friday 20 September and CCAS joined the #GlobalClimateStrike in both Canberra and Brisbane. An estimated 35-40,000 people took to the streets of Queensland’s capital and 15,000 in the National Capital joining millions throughout Australia and the world. Judging from Instagram there was an impressive turnout from Canberra’s arts organisations who took time out to support […]

September 06


Just after 6pm last night CCAS Manuka was not only filled with framed photographs but also people – packed it was for the opening of Hilary Wardhaugh’s exhibition Memories are made of this. There was even a bit of celebrity action as Keith Potger of the legendary Aussie band The Seekers opened the show. Hilary […]

August 22


Last Friday night and the opening of Tainted Love was just a bit special, turning as you might expect, into a veritable love fest. Before, there had been a lot of enquiries about how the legendary song might be woven into the celebration. Tainted Love has been an iconic anthem for three generations of youth culture […]

July 31


The master of titles, painter James Rowell has turned his attentions to science in an exhibition that reveals his colourful impressions in comprehensive detail. “In 1987 James Rowell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the VCA, but got sick of being told that the piece of paper represented only a bachelor of apathy. He […]

July 12


Geomancy is an exhibition of “landscapes” but it’s not what you might expect. While it can be said that landscape is one of Becky Gibson’s interests her focus is on change, invisible made visible,  and what happens within the scape itself. Becky’s Geomancy brings together seemingly disparate phenomena that together generate a sense of drama […]

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 […]