Theme and Variations

A new exhibition by

Carol Adams

In conjunction with the Spring Flower Show at

The Residency, Hartley St

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Opening: Saturday 15th September

Time: 10:00 am

All new paintings presented in themes with a variation on each theme.

New techniques including texture in watercolour and ‘soil’ and ‘ash’ on canvas which you are invited to feel.

The book, ‘Summary of Small Things’ is available which includes the painting process for several of the works.



Artback NT has great pleasure in inviting you to an exhibition event this weekend.

Tobias Richardson our current Artist-in-Residence has been based at the CAAS Art Shed the past month making a new body of work.

Join us for morning tea this Saturday from 10.30am for an artist’s talk and exhibition preview.artback-ntinvite1For those that can’t make it this weekend or would like to engage further, Tobias will host an Open Studio on Tuesday and Wednesday next week between 10am and 4pm. See you there!



Kind Regards

Jo Foster, Manager Visual Arts Development and Touring

Monday – Thursday

Artback NT | PO Box 4582 | Alice Springs NT 0871 | (08) 8953 5941 |


From the President, June 2016 


Greetings to members,

It has been a delight to welcome the new members to the CAAS Committee and I am looking forward to their contribution as they bring new initiatives and energy to the development of CAAS.   I hope that you, the members, will get behind the initiatives coming out of the committee by supporting and participating in activities whenever you can.  Look out for activities such as En Plein Air sessions and Art Evenings to name a few.

A new storage shed has just been erected at the rear of the CAAS headquarters.   After some serious submission writing, our Treasurer Steve Anderson managed to secure the funding and then quickly got the builders onsite to erect this new facility.   The shed will provide well-needed storage space and as a result, relive some of the pressure within the main facility.

I hope by now that you have your Advocate Art Award entry finished and have already entered.  Entries close at 5pm on Friday the 15th July.   Drop-off and pick-up details are on the entry form.  To enter follow the prompts in the drop down TABs above, or pick up an entry form at one of the art supply outlets in town.  This is the major event on our calendar and so we urge you to enter.  It is a fantastic opportunity to have your work displayed in the wonderful Araluen gallery and indeed to sell your work or win an award.  Please make sure that you read all of the entry rules carefully and please avoid listing the selling price well above market value.  If you need any advice over the price of your work or have any other questions regarding the Advocate Art Award, then please don’t hesitate to contact the Art Society.

I wish you every success with your entry.

Happy in Art

Ron Talbot,


Annual General Meeting 2016 – Sunday, May 29th 3PM

Members and Friends are invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Please join us for a brief meeting to elect a new committee for 2016/17 to be followed by a social get-together. If you wish to join the committee please phone the 2015/16 president Ron on 0466 791 400 or secretary Mark on 0428 478 143 or just turn up!


Where: CAAS Art Shed, 10 Crispe St. Alice Springs

When: Sunday 29th May 2016

Time: 3:00PM

Member Emma Stuart: Hidden Arrernte Exhibition opens Araluen 1st April

Friday the 1st April will be a busy evening for our members and the art community of Alice. Deborah Clarke’s exhibition opens at 5P (details in a post below) closely followed by Emma’s Hidden Arrernte at 6P. A busy night for many! You cannot choose, so you will just have to go to both Openings! They are a short walk apart. Enjoy a wonderful evening.

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