Art Evenings at your Art Shed.

CAAS encourages like-minded people to get together and socialise at the Shed and share topics of artistic interest. This includes art-related movies for members and friends every 2nd month on a Thursday night. Click to download  What’s On’.

  • At: Art Shed, Crispe St
  • Starts : 6:30pm
  • Cost: Nil
  • Bring : Nibbles to share
  • Tea and coffee = $2
  • Glass of wine by donation

More new info

Movies for 2015 April 30th – ‘Alice Neel’ (Alice Neel info) Alice Neel one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. A painter of people, landscape and still life.

June 25th – ‘William Robinson, A Painter’s Journey’ (William Robinson info) ” A Painter’s Journey” presents the artist and his work from the early farmyard paintings to the quiet still life paintings drawn from his Brisbane house and garden. Multiple Archibald and ‘Wynne Prize winner. The book ‘William Robinson’ is available to borrow from the CAAS library.

Aug 27th – Rothko’s Rooms  (You Tube trailer) … chronicles the life of Mark Rothko and development of his art with contributions from his daughter, son, friends, artists, art historians.

Oct 29th – Paula Rego  (Paula Rego info) … Portuguese artist who is best known for her paintings based on storybooks. She has favoured pastels over oils and her style has evolved from abstract towards representational.

Dec 31st – Paradise Found (YouTube trailer) The life of Paul Gauguin starring Keifer Sutherland and Nastassia Kinski.

Art Evening – Thursday 30th April

Join us at the Art Shed at 6.30PM to view a documentary on this amazing American artist. (More information on our Facebook page). Have an early dinner, bring a snack or eat later …


In 2007 Andrew Neel, Alice Neel’s grandson, directed a documentary about Alice Neel’s life. It explores her struggles as an artist and a single mother from the Depression era until her death in 1984.

The film includes interviews with her sons, Richard and Hartley Neel, the children of her deceased daughter, Isabetta, artists Marlene Dumas, Chuck Close and Alex Katz, art historians Rob Storr and Jeremy Lewison, and Neel’s surviving friends. It also includes footage from Michel Auder’s earlier film about Neel. The film, which was produced by SeeThink Productions, won the Audience Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2007.

Link below to watch a trailer:

Opportunity to attend a Creative Camp at half price

Larapinta Creative Camps

Larapinta Creative Camps – Running Waters

Our member Deb Clarke from Larapinta Creative Camps sometimes has a vacancy or two on her Creative Camps.

Deb would like to offer the occasional vacancy to local CAAS members and friends, at a very reduced (half) price.

Naturally the business needs to prioritise full-price paying clients, so the vacancies will of necessity be available at fairly short notice.

Deb will notify possible vacancies 4 weeks in advance for expressions of interest, and confirm a place 1 week in advance of the camp.

See for details of the camps.

There are currently a couple of vacancies for a Camp at Running Waters from the 10th to the 17th of May if anyone is interested.