Book launch – NT Writers Festival
- Friday 19th May
- Olive Pink Botanic Gardens
- 5:00pm – 5:45pm
You are welcome to come.
- As we hover over Alice Springs I notice a maze of brown, twisting threads.
- I bought a sledgehammer to take up some of the concrete path for my stream.
- This country does that. It empties you of certainties and refills you with questions.
Poetic fragments from the journal of musician and artist, Carol Adams, spanning the closing months of a year in the remote desert town of Alice Springs. Introduced by Dougal Beattie.
Astute observations…. shine through Carol’s diary as she prepares to exhibit her paintings. Her healthy self-doubt is balanced by agile and sure prose that has an inviting, chatty confidentiality. Rod Moss
Published by Ptilotus Press as part of the new Inland Writers Series.
All proceeds to Ptilotus Press which is a small volunteer publishing group, publishing writing from Central Australia.
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.For 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!
Jo Foster, Manager Visual Arts Development and Touring
Monday – Thursday
Artback NT | PO Box 4582 | Alice Springs NT 0871 | (08) 8953 5941 | email@example.com
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
Can you believe how quickly it’s come around again? … We are calling for entries for the 2016 Advocate Art Award held again at Araluen Art Centre.
Membership of our society isn’t necessary but we wish to make it attractive for you to take an annual membership: a lower entry fee and particularly a lower commission on sale of your work. We need you to succeed and achieve a sale! It works for us both and offsets considerable expenses that we incur. All entries must be for sale, however listing a selling price way above market value in order to avoid a sale is discouraged. Please respect our situation. The other Entry Rules are described at the application page (read down)
Applications may be paper based or (preferably) electronic. All details are under the Advocate Art Award TAB above. Pull down & click the 2016 Advocate Art Award drop-down. Or click this link: Advocate Art Award 2016
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