By Connection Arts Space Izaak Lubin was the second person who took part in Connection Arts Space’s joint residency program with the Way Over There Collective. Izaak is not your traditional artist, in fact, he barely identifies as one. In conversation with Connection Arts Space, he talks about identity, his budding practice, and how the […]
WOT X CAS artist-in-residence interview: Nimisha Nimkar
By Ash Panjwani Melbourne-based ceramicist, Nimisha Nimkar, is the second participant in our joint artist-in-residence program with the Way Over There Collective (WOT). Inspired by the palaces, geometries and patterns of India, she created three distinct bodies of work during her residency: Bodhi, Layers and Tilaka. The works delicately explore the connection between humans, spirituality, […]
WOT x CAS Artist in Residence interview: Jessica Tanto
By Ash Panjwani Jessica Tanto is a visual artist and researcher based in both Jakarta and Naarm, who took part in a joint artist-in-residence program with Connection Arts Space (CAS) and the Way Over There Collective (WOT). During her residency, Jessica explored different habits and isms surrounding sleep, through her project Sleepy Scent. Jessica’s medium […]
Nicholas Tsekouras goes their own way
Unorthodox in the truest sense, the queer, multi-disciplinary artist doesn’t need you to understand them. By Rachael Evans Nicholas Tsekouras refuses to ascribe to the notion of forging a career out of a singular pursuit. This becomes discernible early on in our conversation, although even before our interview, a quick skim of their LinkedIn profile […]
What makes a community arts space?
By Ikumi Cooray Graphic: Renae Low In 2015, at the 67th annual Emmy Awards, Viola Davis won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award. She was the first black woman ever to have won an Emmy in the category. In 2020, Zendaya became the second black woman, and youngest person ever, to take […]
Zam Studio: behind the brand
More than a brand, Zam Studio invites you to go beyond aesthetics and delve into matters of the heart. By Rachael Evans It’s a quiet May morning when I arrive at the suburban family home of multi-disciplinary artist, Paulina Zamorano. Her father is in the driveway, loading things into a car. He stops and looks […]
Meet the CAS Board
Early this year we formed our first ever governing board! The eight members of the new CAS board will provide leadership for our next strategic plan and contribute to our mission of making the arts accessible, relevant and sustainable. As you will see in their introductions, our board members come to CAS with an incredibly diverse range of interests, skills and professional experience. Read more about them and what they’re looking forward to in 2021.
CAS 2020: The Year in Review
…And what a year it has been! We kicked off 2020 with Heating Up, a group exhibition curated by Larra Juab that extended the Midsumma Festival vibe with work from local LGBTQIA+ artists. In her interview with CAS in February, Larra said: ‘I cannot wait to see more exhibitions that explore one’s identity and feeling […]
WORKSHOP REVIEW: Flora Crowns with Belle Formica
Last Saturday, Connection Arts Space hosted a workshop with multidisciplinary artist Belle Formica as part of our Flora exhibition. Belle carefully guided participants through the process of making a flora crown. Here are the results!
HOW TO: Flora Crowns with Belle Formica
Making a flower/flora crown is a beautiful way to connect with Mother Nature—a vibrant, resilient, ever-changing force that you are a part of. Learn how to make a flora crown with multidisciplinary artist, Belle Formica.