Corona-virus pandemic

(Revised) 22 September 2021 

Art Groups

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

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Our new NEWS page shows blog posts created by members.

A fuller explanation will be available soon along with a tutorial in the ‘Knowledge Base’.

WORKSHOPS 2021

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.

CANBERRA ART WORKSHOP

21 Blaxland Crescent | Studio B | Griffith ACT

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Patron: Cynthia Watsford, OAM

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YOUR ART WITH US

Self-directed Art Groups (spaces are limited) and Workgroup Exhibitions in our studio
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

INAUGURAL MAVIS HALL TRUST GRANT

Applications have now closed.
Judging will commence this month and the successful applicant will be announced at the CAW AGM on Sunday 24 October at 2pm.

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The Canberra Art Workshop will be closed until Midnight  October 15 due to the Covid lockdown.

Three art groups will be running with models on-line via ZOOM:

  • Monday Afternoon Life Drawing with Sue Banks.  More information below.
  • Wednesday Life Drawing with Rick Cochrane
  • Saturday Afternoon Life Drawing/Portraiture with Cliff Woodward

If you wish to attend, please book online in the normal way.

Your convenor will contact you with the Zoom login details.

The Canberra Art Workshop is a dynamic community art studio located at the M16 Artspace in Griffith, ACT. CAW welcomes all artists from beginners to professionals.

Many Art Groups are available every day of the week for members to practice their skills in the company of like-minded friends. Members also have the opportunity to exhibit their artworks in two high profile exhibitions each year.

CAW also runs a vibrant Events Program for members and non-members featuring a wide range of Workshops and Courses tutored by highly skilled guest artists.

 

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Canberra Art Workshop
M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2604

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.