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#Inurite Creeps

Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Exhibition by Byrd. Artist statement: I am interested in space and place; in the ideals of mend and make do; in what can be done with that which surrounds us, words, pictures, ideas, material resources and so on. These paintings and the floor piece are made from reclaimed materials, and have grown out of my […]

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I Haven’t Made The Work Yet, But I’ll Be There A Week Beforehand Which Should Be Plenty of Time

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Exhibition by Jason Phu. Artist statement: I mostly work in a bar or read now. I’ll be working on a cruiseship next year for 6 months, I can still be reached by email. CCAS Gorman Arts Centre opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11am–5pm; Saturday, 10am–4pm

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The Big Shave

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Exhibition by Frazer Bull-Clark. Artist statement: Opening with Martin Scorsese’s 1967 student film of the same name, The Big Shave is comprised entirely of clips depicting men shaving in cinema. Moving between more than 80 years of cinema history, the work operates as something of a life cycle; beginning with a montage of shaving cream being […]

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Future Possible: re-directing design

Published: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Embattled yet defiant, the creative sector is both under siege and eternally reaching out to new, unknown possibilities. How we work and what we create now could determine the possibilities for our future. Evading certainty, Future Possible is a series of lively conversations about the future(s) of creative practice. How can creative thinking help us […]

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No Feeling Whatsoever

Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016

In this series of work, Jay Kochel utilises 3D scanning, machine code and mechanised drawing to explore the aesthetics of meaning and mark making. No feeling whatsoever explores mapping unseen spectra, translating machine vision into machine drawing. This exhibition continues ongoing research into ‘reading air’ as a concept and process to manifest the invisible. The […]

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CCAS: Shapes of Doubt

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Exhibition by Hannah Beasley. Artist statement: I am fascinated by ruptures in perception and their potential to prompt new and unpredictable visual experiences. I take patterns from Islamic geometric decoration and use competing visual cues to hold these structures on the verge of collapse with tension between flatness and relief, between abstract form and spatial illusion, […]

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Habitual Creatures

Published: Friday, 24 June 2016

This exhibition features Tom Buckland, who is a current CCAS studio resident. Habitual Creatures celebrates a diverse collection of sculpture, photography and interactive works that explore concepts of the animal. Through a unifying interest, but separate lines of inquiry, these artists investigate the varied ways we perceive and interact with other creatures, and ultimately what this […]

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CCAS Fundraiser: Quick Draw

Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Canberra Contemporary Art Space may have missed out on this round of Australia Council funding but that’s not going to stop us from doing what we do best. That is, producing gutsy exhibitions and having fun while doing it. On July 9 CCAS will introduce a completely new concept in fundraising where everyone is a […]

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Published: Friday, 10 June 2016

2° investigates climate change, it’s effect on the present, and the struggle to avoid environmental disaster by limiting rising global temperature to two degrees. Other than life and death, climate change will be one of the only collective experiences in our lifetime to touch every human on the planet. Engaging audiences through humor, seduction and […]

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Animal Magnetism

Published: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Exhibition by Lucas Davidson Animal Magnetism continues Davidson’s investigation into the alluring power screen based technologies have on contemporary culture. For this exhibition Davidson samples 1950s footage of techniques used by hypnotists. The source material has been edited, looped and reconfigured to form multiscreen assemblages. Animal Magnetism aims to draw attention to the mesmeric appeal […]

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