Connection Arts Space Inc. is a non-for-profit arts organisation based in the City of Greater Dandenong. We’re run by a diverse group of passionate volunteers that believe in our vision, ‘Art for a better world’. We recognise that art can challenge traditional ways of thinking whilst also allowing for opportunities to connect and collaborate. Through workshops, art exhibitions and events we seek to make the arts accessible, relevant and sustainable.

Vision ~ Art for a better World

Enhance and nurture the arts in communities.

Increase the  ability for everyone to participate in  arts.

Strengthen the economic viability of the arts


When our founding member, Mehdi Jaghuri (MJ), moved from Afghanistan to Australia at age 14,  art was a tool to gain confidence, connect with others and share his experience of seeking refuge.

MJ had the idea to start a gallery that could provide the community with greater access to art. This was made a reality when C.A.S opened in November 2015 with the help of fellow artists and friends: Andrew Duong, Genevieve Townsend, Michelle Clarke, Mo Chamas, Tahlia Megele, Daniel Kerrison, Shariff Muidul and many others.

Since our first busy year, the C.A.S team have worked tirelessly to improve our strategic direction. We’re excited to be strengthening our volunteer teams and building our artistic program for the future ahead.