Connection Arts Space (CAS) is a community-focused arts organisation based in the City of Greater Dandenong. Since 2015, CAS has been run by a diverse team of passionate volunteers who share a belief in the power of art and community connection. Based in the most multicultural municipality in Australia, CAS prioritises artists of asylum seeker and migrant background. Through exhibitions, art workshops, and collaborative projects, CAS provides an opportunity for local artists and art lovers to share stories, create connections, and challenge traditional ways of thinking.
Our Vision: The Connection Arts Space vision is for ‘a community that fosters creativity, collaboration and leadership through the arts’.
Our Missions: The Connection Arts Space missions are community, accessibility, and sustainability.
COMMUNITY – Nurture the arts and strengthen connections within local communities.
ACCESSIBILITY – Foster opportunities and pathways in the arts to engage new audiences.
SUSTAINABILITY- Strengthen the economic viability of the arts.
Acknowledgement of country
The Connection Arts Space Gallery is located at 1 Walker Street, Dandenong, on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri, Bunurong and Boon Wurrung peoples. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders – past, present and emerging, of the Kulin Nation on which we connect and create. Connection Arts Space recognises Aboriginal connection to material and creative practice on these lands for more than 60,000 years and First Nation peoples’ enduring presence and knowledge.