President’s Report: February 2016

Greetings to members,

I hope that you are all surviving the hot weather without too much trouble. I always feel that I’ve had enough by the time that we reach February and start to have thoughts about why I live here! However, we all know that change is just around the corner and that life will return to normal. We will soon be able to go out into the wonderful Central Australian landscape armed with our art gear without the fear of being fried and frazzled!

In the meantime the CAAS committee continues to meet and is working hard to bring some interesting events to you our members and to the general public.

For example, next Sunday 6th March we will hold a ‘One size fits all’ members’ exhibition at the Crispe Street Art Shed. It’s for one afternoon only from 2-5pm. So please bring family and friends and join us over a glass of wine and nibbles.

The committee is also working closely with the Department of Correctional Services to host this year’s ‘Art Escape’ exhibition that will be open at the Art Shed in Crispe Street on 29th April 2016. This follows last year’s very successful inaugural exhibition of artwork work from the inmates of the Alice Springs prison. So please earmark that date so as not to miss a special event.

This year’s Advocate Art Award will open on 29th July and although that may seem a long time away, I’d encourage you all to start thinking about your entry and to talk to other artists about entering.   This is a chance to have your work exhibited at Araluen and to be in the running to win on of the great prizes on offer.

Speaking of Araluen, I’d like to take this opportunity of welcoming Mark Crees as the new director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct.   CAAS has a long history of collaborating with Araluen and therefore we very much look forward to working with Mark and his team to help bring quality art to our community.

CAAS has been successful in obtaining funds to build a storage shed on our grounds at Crispe Street.   This will help alleviate some of the storage problems that currently exist inside the Art Shed. We will need a hand to clear the site before the builders arrive so keep in contact and we’ll let you know when that working bee in on.

As always, happy art and I look forward to seeing you at the Art Shed!

Ron Talbot


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‘one size fits all’ -Members’ Exhibition: Sunday 6th March

Members please bring a friend or two and join us at our socially oriented exhibition on Sunday 6th March at the Crispe St. Art Shed. One afternoon only: 2-5PM. Join us and enjoy convivial company over a glass of wine or soft-drink with cheese and nibbles.


CLICK to open Exhibition Poster

Members with works to hang please drop these in to us on either Saturday afternoon March 5,  or on the Sunday morning of the exhibition  after 11AM. We would prefer entries in any medium that preferably meet the 75 x 25 cm size. Any questions?  Please call Dugald 0409 174 719.

Looking forward to seeing many of our members and their friends.