WORKSHOPS 2020

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.

Corona-virus pandemic

CAW response to the Corona-virus pandemic.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Canberra Art Workshop has
re-opened Saturday 
10 October 2020.

ON SHOW 2020

On-line exhibition is now showing.

CANBERRA ART WORKSHOP

21 Blaxland Crescent | Studio B | Griffith ACT

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Patron: Cynthia Watsford, OAM

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 Tutored Classes
Take part in our Members Exhibitions
Website exposure of your work
Discounts with local art suppliers

Art Groups

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

Bookings are now open for post Covid!

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ON SHOW EXHIBITION

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The Canberra Art Workshop is a vital community studio centre for the arts at the M16 Artspace in Griffith ACT.
We run weekly workgroups and a vibrant Special Events Program of tutored workshops with guest artists, art talks or demonstrations and exhibition opportunities.
We welcome artists from beginners to professionals.

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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.