WHAT'S NEW IN 22?

Wayne Thiebaud dies are 101
Do not miss the Jeffrey Smart Exhibition!
When are the CAW exhibitions in 2022?
Plague of locust sighted on NSW border!
Will CAW Fees change in 2022?

Give the gift of art!

Give them a CAW gift voucher for a course or workshop!
All CAW workshops and courses can be gifted by voucher!
For that friend who always wanted to be creative – but never quite got around to it.
What do you give the friend who has everything?
Also – CAW Membership Vouchers available!  Get friends and family into the studio.

Art Groups

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

WORKSHOPS

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

Corona-virus pandemic

Mandatory face masks reintroduced for indoor settings

Revised 23 January 2022

MAKE | LEARN | SHARE

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

WHAT’S NEW?

EXHIBITIONS

ART GROUPS

WORKSHOPS

GIFT VOUCHERS

COURSES

JOIN US

ABOUT US

CONTACT US

Only 8 big sleeps till the Canberra Art Workshop opens for 2022!

All art groups, courses and workshops will be back in the studio then.
Come and join us!  You can book your place now!

NB: Numbers are restricted to comply with Covid regulations.  Masks are currently manditory when not consuming tea, coffee, wine or tim-tams.

Visit Us

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.