Saturday, November 26, 2005

2005 CCAS Contemporary Art Award

Congratulations to Penelope Richardson
winner of the 2005 CCAS Contemporary Art Award

Penelope's work Confess - Fight City 2005 was selected from a short list of 31 artists from ACT, Victoria, NSW, Northern Territory and Western Australia by Dr Charles Merewether ( Director - 2006 Biennale of Sydney). Over 150 artists submitted work for the Award

Penelope Richardson
Confess - Fight City
lambda print
100 x 100cm

Richardson is interested in "exploring a human response to the representations of reality using the poetics of drawing and photography". The work suggests that as the village globalises the significance of ones' own community, the role of the individual in that community comes into question."Using the aesthetics of decay I am attempting to explore and intentionally blur the boundary between the real of the 'media' and the imagined of the individual"

The Helen Maxwell Award went to Waratah Lahy for her work Found 2004

Dr Charles Merewether made mention of two works for commendation.
Keith Wong (NSW) w.pages 2005
Fleur Summers(VIC) R + D 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

2005 CCAS Contemporary Art Award

The winner of the 2005 CCAS Contemporary Art Award
will be announced tonight by Dr Charles Merewether


Stuart Bailey (ACT)
Surya Bajchandra(NSW)
Katalin Bayer + Ferenc Varga (NSW)
Deirdre Brennan(NSW)
Maria Buchner (NSW)
Steven Cavanagh (NSW)
Adam Cullen + Cash Brown(NSW)
Carla Cescon (NSW)
Trevelyan Clay(ACT)
Marcel Cousins(VIC)
Nicola Dickson (ACT)
John Douglas (NSW)
Olivia Dowling (VIC)
Kirsten Farrell(NSW)
Denise Ferris(NSW)
Gilgi (WA)
Kate Just (VIC)
Kitpi (WA)
Waratah Lahy (ACT)
Lizzie Newman(VIC)
Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax (ACT)
Omborrin (WA)
Izabel Pluta (NSW)
Penelope Richardson (VIC)
Joan Ross (NSW)
Catriona Stanton (NT)
Fleur Summers (VIC)
Justin Trendall (NSW)
Siliva Velez (ACT)
Beverly Veasey (NSW)
Keith Wong (NSW)

Peter Newman

CCAS Cube2

Peter Newman



The Diametrically Opposed Man

25 November - 18 December 2005

Orson Welles’ first feature film - which he directed, produced, and co-wrote, as well as playing the title role - proved to be his most important and influential work, a ground-breaking drama loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst which is frequently cited as the finest American film ever made. In contrast, ‘Rosebud’ is a piece of charged abstraction, stripped bare of all resemblance to the narrative cinema typified by Welles’ work. Nearby is ‘The Diametrically Opposed Man’ (played by Aidan Roberts), which, like Rosebud, attempts to stagger binary contradictions through resonating discrete elements in temporal proximity, ultimately inviting us to reconsider our experience of time, affect and intentionality.

Thanks: Aidan Roberts, Kronos Quartet
Peter Newman

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Demelza Sherwood

CCAS Manuka
19 Furneaux St, Manuka ACT

Demelza Sherwood
Gormley's School for Lion Tamers

3 -13 November 2005
Opening 6pm Thursday 3 November, 2005

Roll up! Roll up! to Gormley’s School For Lion Tamers.

In the tradition ofToulouse-Lautrec and the Mabel Stark Lion and Tiger Training School For Women,a troupe of paper dolls preen plastic smiles and blackened teeth.

See the spectacle of freaks montaged from a 1930s Play Pictorial and the acrobats who missed their tricks.

See Drawings! Strongmen, aerialists and wire walkers flit and stain the paper. The Siamese twins get funky with The Flash. The bearded lady is as beautiful as ever, and the everyday is grotesque and compelling seen through the lens of this sideshow spectacle.