Our staff

David Broker

Directordavid @ ccas.com.au

David has previously worked as Administrator and co-editor of Broadsheet magazine at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, and Deputy Director of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art from 1996-2006. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree Visual Arts majoring in Photography and Film at the University of South Australia, David developed a parallel career as an arts journalist. His articles and reviews have been regularly published in periodicals such as Artlink, Art Monthly, Broadsheet, Eyeline and Photofile. He has also contributed to numerous books including Shoosh! A History of the Campfire Group, (IMA Brisbane 2005) and The Thrill of it All, Karin Hanssen, (MER Paper Kunsthalle, Antwerp 2010). For many years David also produced and presented arts radio shows on 4ZZZ in Brisbane and 5UV in Adelaide.

David has curated and managed varied exhibition projects including, Beauty 2000 at the IMA in 1998, Primavera 2002 at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the IMA/Ssamzie Space International Residency Exchange in Brisbane and Seoul in 2004, QPACifika, (with Professor Pat Hoffie) Griffith University 2005 and in 2008, Streetworks an exhibition of work by Shaun Gladwell and Craig Walsh toured by Asialink to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2010 he worked with Donna Marcus and Marion Drew on Flying Colours at the Gold Coast Art Gallery celebrating 10 years of achievement at Queensland College of the Arts, Gold Coast Campus. More recently he contributed to the Centenary of Canberra (1913-2013) with Science Fiction: Monster and Kynic, Erica Seccombe and Benjamin Forster, two exhibitions that explore notions scientific reality and mutations within popular consciousness and media.

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Alexander Boynes

Program Manageralex @ ccas.com.au

Alexander Boynes is a Canberra-based artist, curator, and Program Manager at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. He received his Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Australian National University in Gold and Silversmithing; however, his practice has evolved to include painting, photography, print media, light-based work, and video installation.

While at CCAS, Alexander has curated The Triangle – Political Art in Canberra (2013), Action Stations – Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor (2014) and co-curated Future Proof (2014), BLAZE FIVE (2011), BLAZE SIX (2012), and BLAZE EIGHT (2014).

Alexander is currently developing a full-length performance work with multi-disciplinary art collective PRAXIS, which he established in 2013 with dancer/choreographer Laura Boynes, and cellist/composer Tristen Parr.

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Sabrina Baker

Gallery Managerinfo @ ccas.com.au

Sabrina Baker is an emerging curator, arts administrator and practising artist based in Canberra. After graduating from the ANU School of Art in 2013 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons),she was awarded a place in the Canberra Contemporary Art Space Studio Residency program and subsequently employed as CCAS gallery manager. Sabrina gained experience in the commercial sector working at Everything Nothing Projects in 2014 while being part of the installation team at ANU’s Drill Hall Gallery. In 2015 Sabrina and co-director Sara d’Alessandro launched The Garage Gallery, a pop up gallery project exhibiting artists from emerging to established in unconventional spaces around Canberra. 2016 saw Sabrina curate her first major exhibition at CCAS, Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape, an exhibition of contemporary female perspectives on the Australian Landscape with Emma Beer, Jacqueline Bradley, Anna Davern, Lucy Forsberg, Alex Pye and Camille Serisier. Also in 2016 Sabrina exhibited her own work at Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA gallery), Rubicon (Melbourne) and was a finalist in the Yen Female Art Award at Gaffa Gallery (Sydney).

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Fay Duffey

Bookkeeper

Fay was Gorman Arts Centre book keeper and receptionist for many years before the current CCAS staff even arrived on the scene. It’s a similar story with her involvement at CCAS and what she doesn’t know about the finances isn’t worth knowing.

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Alex Asch

Installation

Alex Asch was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and was involved in University art programs in Los Angeles and New York before moving to Australia and studying art at the Australian National University in 1988. He has provided technical assistance to a number of arts organisations around Canberra, and has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. In 2008, Alex was awarded the Rosalie Gascoigne Award by CAPO in 2009. Alex was a finalist in Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea, and was invited to represent Australia in Sculpture by the Sea in Denmark the same year. In 2013 was invited to take part in Centenary celebrations and exhibited at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space and ANU Canberra School of Art. He exhibited work at the Inaugural Sydney Art Fair in 2013 and was a finalist in the Blake Prize. Alex's work is in corporate collections in Australia, USA, UK and Netherlands as well as Artbank, the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Wesley Art Foundation and Canberra Museum and Gallery and National Australian Gallery. Alex is represented by Beaver Galleries.

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