CAS at Carringbush June 2022 

Carringbush Hotel, 228 Langridge St, Abbotsford

 8 - 19 June 2022 

Review by Susan Gustafson

Opening night - Wednesday 8 June 2022

The opening night of Contemporary Art Society Pop-Up Art Exhibition was a fun and enjoyable evening. Starting at 6pm, artists, Committee Members, Friends of CAS and new Members met for a relaxed evening at the Carringbush Hotel, 228 Langridge Street, Abbotsford.


At the opening, Athenie Leckie far left, one of the 10 exhibiting artists, with guests


Karen Foley with some of the works on the west wall


The exhibition has a total of 20 original artworks from various members of CAS. Included in these 20 artworks are abstract works, acrylic and mixed media. These artworks will be on display and for sale until June 20, 2022.


Susan Gustafson with some more of the works on the west wall


Robert Lee with one of his works (left) on part of the south wall


The venue is one that should be visited. Its warm interior of red brick, open fire and cosy layout are a delight. This hotel is also unique as it is fully Vegan. After arriving at the Hotel and enjoying a drink and a chat with visitors to the Art Exhibition, we sat down to a delicious Vegan dinner. There were plenty of interesting dishes to choose from and they were all excellent.


West wall of the Carringbush Hotel art space


The Hotel was crowded and buzzing with patrons enjoying the ambience of the Hotel whilst listening to a live duet playing in the background.


CAS Members, artists and guests mingling at the opening


The idea of having an Art Exhibition at a venue which also serves food and drink is a wonderful concept. Art is an expression of life as we know it and wherever we are, it’s always more enjoyable to be surrounded by artwork.


The CAS at Carringbush hanging team



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