CAW NEEDS YOU

To submit your TESTAMUR entry form
TODAY!

What's New?

The 2022 National Capital Art Prize Exhibition opens on Thursday 22nd Sept
Art Group Bookings Have Changed
What will you enter in TESTAMUR 4?
CAW Visitors Pass now available!

WORKSHOPS

Only three workshops left for 2022 – don’t miss out!

CAW hosts a stimulating and comprehensive program of Weekend Workshops tutored by some of Australia’s most exciting artists, who range from experimenters in new art practices to Archibald Prize finalists.

Art Groups

Book your favourite art group – whether it is
Experimental,
ExplorARTive,
Life Drawing,
Painting,
Pastel,
Portrait, or
Printmaking.

Give The Gift of ART

What to get someone who has everything?
A CAW Gift Voucher
You can gift a Workshop, Course or Membership
Also the 30 day Visitor’s Pass is only $30!

CANBERRA ART WORKSHOP

21 Blaxland Crescent | Studio B | Griffith ACT

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Patron: Cynthia Watsford, OAM

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

WINE PAINT PIZZA

WINE, PAINT & PIZZA tickets now available!
16 Decembers – don’t miss out – only 10 places left.

The aim is to have a wonderful evening with friends and like minded folk who want to kick back at the end of the week, have a glass of vino and get creative.
Local figure artist, Stephen Clively, will guide us though the evening catering for all skill levels.
Pizza from Kingston’s ‘Pizza Arte’ will arrive in time to kick back and admire the results.

Mavis Hall Trust Grant

2022 recipient announced 22 October.

ART GROUPS

WORKSHOPS

COURSES

GIFT VOUCHERS

WHAT’S NEW?

MAVIS HALL TRUST GRANT

EXHIBITIONS

MEMBERSHIP

ABOUT US

CONTACT US

Canberra Art Workshop is humming!

All art groups, courses and workshops are in full swing.
Come and join us!  Book your place now!

NB: Numbers are limited.

Visit Us

Canberra Art Workshop
M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2604

BECOME A MEMBER

Become a member now and receive access to art groups, discounts on courses and workshops, the option to showcase work in a biannual exhibition, and receive regular newsletters.

1948

Canberra Art Club

1950

Canberra University

OUR HISTORY

OUR ORIGINAL BUILDING

Photos to come.

FLASHBACK

Photos to come.

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.