ON SHOW EXHIBITION 2024

‘SUSTAINABILITY’

What will you enter?

 

Entries open May 10

 

Exhibition theme: SUSTAINABILITY
An exhibition focusing on our response to creating a world that sustains us and future generations along with our natural environment.

Image Credit: Kate Hine’s ‘Moving House in the Town Square’ from On Show 2023

Rick Cochrane

Sunday Fundamentals for Oil Painting

 

28 April, 12 May, 26 May, 9 June, 23 June  (5 Sessions)
$242 (Non-members $302)

 

Working on their own projects, students will progress through a series of skills development exercises, learning to apply their newly acquired understanding of these processes.

Peter McLean - Monotype

Monotype – the one-off print with Peter McLean

15/16 June $411 (Members $329)

Often referred to as ‘painterly’ printmaking, monotypes are made by drawing or painting ink on a smooth surface, before the image is then transferred to paper in a press. Unlike most other printmaking processes, monotypes are a ‘one-off’ that cannot be repeated.

Memory Lane

Click on ‘MEMORY LANE’ above to take a stroll into the past….

CAW is posting thousands of images from past exhibitions, workshops, art group and course artworks that you pinned on the studio wall.
Take a look and see what you were up to.
Come back regularly as we add all the images from the archives!

MAKE | LEARN | SHARE

YOUR ART WITH US

Self-directed Art Groups  and studio wall exhibitions
Direction in our weekend Workshops
Discounts for our Courses
Take part in our Members Exhibitions
Website exposure of your work
Discounts with local art suppliers

ART GROUPS

CAW has eleven art groups throughout the week, drawing, painting, printmaking, portraiture, life drawing and more.  Art groups are not tutored but everyone contributes ideas and suggestions.
As the Canberra winter sets in wouldn’t you like to spend some time in a nice warm studio getting creative with a wonderful group of like minded people?
Try as many as you like, contact the conveners for more information.

 

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21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603

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1948

Canberra Art Club

1950

Canberra University

OUR HISTORY

OUR ORIGINAL BUILDING

FLASHBACK

Flashback

How CAW exhibited in 1954.

Each ‘On Show’ exhibition by CAW makes history in its own ways.
As it happens, one of CAW’s friends, Dr Alan Jones, has been researching Canberra’s art societies.
We are grateful to Alan for discovering in the National Library the room sheet for our fifth annual exhibition in 1954.
Back then, Canberra Art Workshop was called the Canberra Art Club.
The 1954 exhibition included ‘hero’ paintings by three of the then modernist gods of the Sydney art scene, Roland Wakelin, Margo Lewers and Jean Bellette.
They provided six of the 75 paintings in the show (look at the prices!)
Our 1954 exhibition was turbocharged by including these ‘big name’ contemporary artists to boost visitor numbers.
And, nationally-known art personalities were directly involved with our organisation in other ways at that time.

Seven Decades of Art Activism

Over the decades, Canberra Art Workshop (back when we were called the Canberra Art Club) has been active in lobbying for the creation of the national capital’s major visual arts institutions.
Artists from around Australia have been associated with Canberra Art Workshop — including household names like Max Meldrum, John Coburn, Clifton Pugh, John Brack and Lloyd Rees.
It’s worth having a look at where Canberra Art Workshop came from and what we’ve achieved.