This year’s event, CAPO 29, took place on 8th September 2012 at M16 Artspace in Griffith, and was a glamorous and fun evening featuring silent and live auctions accompanied by superb food, music and wine. This was the first time CAPO had run an auction at M16, following a successful 4-year partnership with the National Archives of Australia.

Jacqueline Bradley, Counting Oranges, Tea cups, felt, epoxy resin, cotton, CAPO Auction 2012.

Jacqueline Bradley, Counting Oranges, Tea cups, felt, epoxy resin, cotton, CAPO Auction 2012.

The annual CAPO exhibition is Canberra’s most significant annual survey of local, professional, contemporary artists, craft practitioners and designer makers.  Everyone is welcome and throughout the night you can bid for art, craft and services at all levels of value! The work is often very collectible and you can pick up some real bargains.

In 2012 the survey exhibition of professional artists from Canberra was on show to the public for a week prior to the CAPO 29 auction. This provided an opportunity to profile the artists and their work, increased the audience reach of this remarkable event, and offered patrons extended time to consider their potential purchases.

2012 CAPO Grants

2012 Grant winners were announced at CAPO 29. You can find out more details of grant winners herehere.