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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.