CANBERRA ART WORKSHOP
The CAW was founded in the 1950s as the Canberra Art Club to provide a studio for local artists.
Other activities carried out by the young association at that time included:
- provision of teaching opportunities by invited artists, including well-known figures like Lloyd Rees, John Coburn, and Clifton Pugh
- exhibiting the works of the Blake Prize in Canberra
- making formal representations to the Senate Select Committee proposing the creation of a National Art Gallery (three decades before NGA opened) and a Canberra School of Art (now a faculty of the ANU).
We continue to provide one of the most exciting and varied calendars of art development events in our region. Through our art, we have helped imagine the future for our community helping to build Australia’s most liveable city.
Rick Cochrane, President
Prue Power, Treasurer
Jill Mail, Vice President
Simon Mitchell, Secretary
Amanda Adrian, Asst Secretary
Ross Andrews, PR
Pam Bleakley, Public Officer
2017-18 CAW Committee (L-R) Amanda Adrian, Rick Cochrane, Jill Mail, Prue Power, Lori Smith, Cliff Woodword, Ross Andrews, Pam Bleakley, Lalor Curran.
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By Glenda Wakeham
Patron: Cynthia Watsford, OAM