• Amy Winner and Andrew Klein

    Amy Winner and Andrew Klein

  • Daniel Storey, Matt Baillie and Luke Furner

    Daniel Storey, Matt Baillie and Luke Furner

  • Rory McCrone and Alexandra Spark

    Rory McCrone and Alexandra Spark

  • CCAS Artists, Millan Pintos-Lopez, Joel Lopez, Hayley Lander and Dierdre Pearce

    CCAS Artists, Millan Pintos-Lopez, Joel Lopez, Hayley Lander and Dierdre Pearce

  • RK's Victor Harcourt and CCAS Director David Broker.

    RK's Victor Harcourt and CCAS Director David Broker.

  • Tim Keane, Margot Date and Martin Hockridge

    Tim Keane, Margot Date and Martin Hockridge

  • Margot Date

    Margot Date

  • Jim Smith and Kristin Riethmiller

    Jim Smith and Kristin Riethmiller

  • Artist Joel Arthur

    Artist Joel Arthur

  • Martin Hockridge and Victor Harcourt

    Martin Hockridge and Victor Harcourt

  • Michael Gorton and Deborah Lopert

    Michael Gorton and Deborah Lopert

  • Margaret Creswell, Cheryl Condon and Sean McDownell

    Margaret Creswell, Cheryl Condon and Sean McDownell

  • Artist Millan Pintos-Lopez

    Artist Millan Pintos-Lopez

  • Andrew Chalet and Dierdre Pearce

    Andrew Chalet and Dierdre Pearce

  • Femke Withag and Peta Spender

    Femke Withag and Peta Spender

  • Emma Turner and Eddie Senatore

    Emma Turner and Eddie Senatore

  • Bob Clarke and Richard Buker

    Bob Clarke and Richard Buker

  • Alexander Boynes, Liana Westcott and Tenzin Szabo

    Alexander Boynes, Liana Westcott and Tenzin Szabo

  • Artist Hayley Lander

    Artist Hayley Lander

  • Joel Arthur, CCAS Dorector David Broker and Hayley Lander

    Joel Arthur, CCAS Dorector David Broker and Hayley Lander

  • Andrew Chalet, Paul Gleeson and Michael Forton

    Andrew Chalet, Paul Gleeson and Michael Forton

  • Heodo Yates and Mark Jehne

    Heodo Yates and Mark Jehne

Russell Kennedy Lawyers and CCAS

22 July 2015

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, CCAS, is tucked away in Gorman Art Centre – with additional annexe space in Manuka and in the City - with working and gallery space for artists where the support for the artists by the administration offers a range opportunities to develop ideas and present them to a real market.

It is for many too a transitional phase from art school to the realities of an art market fraught with disappointments as well as success where the gap between can see many flounder. Among CCAS initiatives for young emerging artists is the Residency and Mentoring programs where six graduating students from the ANU Art Schools Emerging Artists Support Scheme are selected to join the CCAS and benefit from the programs to guide and support them to hopefully become the artist they want to be. And for us the artists whose work we want to buy because we see them as future talents.

To add to this valuable exposure comes a new element in the business equation for artists who often have little time or expertise in the business and marketing arena with a collaborative approach by Russell Kennedy Lawyers to display selected works regularly from the CCAS team in the offices of RK Lawyers.

To launch the initiative artists and lawyers with a cross section of clients gathered in the communal space of the company for an official celebration and introduction to the artists whose work is currently on display. It has already proved successful with the company purchasing two works already.

The idea is not new but it is especially beneficial to younger emerging artists where opportunities to exhibit and sell works is limited.
And all the chosen works are very impressive, with Hayley Lander’s We Are Sustained a magical ladder into a ‘faraway tree’ of my Enid Blyton youth and Millan Pintos-Lopez’s Tumultuous Embrace a creative use of techniques with stoneless lithograph and stonehenge paper; and no I didn’t have a clue what that meant until he patiently explained.