Hilary and I joined the Canberra Art Club at the suggestion of Fred Ward very soon after we had settled in to Canberra. Hilary exhibited at this exhibition but I can’t remember what she put in. The catalog listed 78 items on display by 40 artists which was a good effort from a population of around 35,000 in 1961.I was asked to design the invitation and catalog.
The Canberra Art Club was a breakaway movement from the early Artists’ Society because the latter would not accept that the crafts were ART, so the CAC catered for the more 3D and other aspects of ART – ceramics, sculpture, furniture, graphics etc.
The club had one of the old wooden huts at Riverside, Barton previously occupied by the early construction workers who built Canberra’s infrastructure and buildings.