Welcome to Canberra Contemporary Art Space. CCAS acknowledges the traditional and original owners of the land, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people. We pay our sincere respects to the ancestors who have passed before us, and acknowledge the ongoing contribution of Elders and today’s ACT Indigenous communities, who are the custodians of these lands on which we live and work.

Since its establishment in 1981 CCAS has become one of Australia’s leading spaces for the creation and presentation of contemporary art. Working with artists both inside and outside of the ACT across a range of disciplines, CCAS provides opportunities for artists to create and show new, ambitious and daring work. CCAS is a space for collaboration, consultation and conversation and an opportunity for emerging and established practitioners to experiment and exhibit.

Now in our 37th year CCAS stands poised on the brink of a new era, developing exciting projects that will place us in a national and international context, together with a far reaching strategic plan and vision for CCAS into the future.

Banner: Denise Higgins and Gary Smith, The Barbed Maze, 2015, mixed media installation; dimensions variable. Photograph Brenton McGeachie.