There’s not enough love in the world right now but as always Canberra Contemporary Art Space has the solution. With our annual Member’s Show coming up, LOVE seemed like an appropriate theme.
For centuries, artists have tackled love: from Rembrandt and Rubens to Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana’s ever-reproduced Love (1965). For the 2016 Member’s Show we call upon the Canberra arts community to show the love through their own lens. With a $500 first prize up for grabs and $250 for the runner up its well worth taking the plunge and entering into the LOVE revival.
In the words of CCAS’s David Broker, “Love is central to life and yet it remains both perplexing and mysterious. It may sound strange but love makes me think of Dr. Suess who once observed, ‘We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.’ That weirdness is bound to be evident in abundance as CCAS members explore the immeasurable galaxies of love. ”
The exhibition opens on Friday the 7th October with the winner announced on the night. This year’s judge is the LOVEly Monika McInerney, Creative Program Director at Belconnen Arts Centre.
The deadline for entries is Friday September 30th and CCAS accept all mediums the only restriction is size, all entries must be 1.5 x 1.5m or less. Entry is $35 and open to all CCAS members, it’s incredibly easy to sign up to be a member when submitting a work if you aren’t one already, we welcome everybody.
Entry forms can be found here!
Don't hesitate to get in touch with CCAS HQ for further info!