Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) is situated in Australia’s national capital, also the home of the National Gallery of Australia, The National Portrait Gallery, National Library, National Museum and Australian National University. A city designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the early part of the 20th Century and known as “bush capital”, Canberra is also famous for its Modernist architecture and progressive politics.
Since 1983 CCAS has been space in which contemporary artists can develop
daring new work that will energize their practices and bring vitality to the arts in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory). With exhibitions by local, national and international artists, CCAS offers opportunities for networking and collaboration, while introducing audiences to exciting new ideas and media. Supported by an experienced team who encourage excellence ranging
from the sublime to the ridiculous, CCAS aims to provide artists and audiences with their best ever gallery experience.
CCAS is one of a national network of contemporary arts organisations (CAOs) that can be seen as centres of innovation, testing new ideas and directions for the contemporary visual arts. The CCAS program of exhibitions, performances, artists’ talks, public programs and publications generates an environment in which artists can produce work of the highest quality in the context of current national and international practice. CCAS exhibitions and related public programs run over three spaces at Gorman Art Centre in Braddon, CCAS Manuka and CCAS City.