FUTURE NOW - VCA Honours graduates, 28 February – 27 April

FUTURE NOW - VCA Honours graduates, 28 February – 27 April

Opening event: Sunday 1 March, 2.00-5.00pm all welcome

Artists: Daniel Belfield, Sarah Duyshart, Christina Hayes, Kenny Pittock, Dan Peter Petersen, Alex Purchase, Isabelle Sully. Curated by Rosemary Ford.

Since 2012 The Substation and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) have worked together to present Future Now, an annual award exhibition of VCA Honours graduates. Showcasing a range of artistic practice by seven of the newest talents in Melbourne’s contemporary art scene, Future Now tours regional Victoria, connecting artists and communities across the State.  The Cowwarr Art Space is delighted to be part of this program for the 3rd Year.

Future Now is a Regional Training & Engagement project of the Faculty of VCA & MCM, funded by the State Government through Arts Victoria, and delivered in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria.

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The String Contingent Concert 7:30 Fri 30 January

The String Contingent: Holly Downes, Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness and  Chris Stone.

The String Contingent: Holly Downes, Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness and  Chris Stone.

THE STING CONTINGENT: Friday 30 Jan. Doors Open 7:30PM Concert Starts @ 8PM - 10PM
ARTIST BAR WILL BE SERVING BOTH GREAT COFFEE AND GIPPSLAND WINE'S

Join The String Contingent for a wonderful acoustic concert at the Cowwarr Art Space where a lot of their album 'Talk' was composed during their residency with us in 2012.  We have experienced the delight of The String Contingent performing at the Art Space previously and have been looking forward to their return for a while.  

The String Contingent have been described as “the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance.” (Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine). Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with special guest Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness (NZ/USA, banjo), compose music of sparkling beauty and originality and perform with virtuosity, finesse and a light-hearted twinkle. Their sound combines diverse musical backgrounds in celtic folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass into evocative, exciting and original music. They have played all the major acoustic festivals in Australia and New Zealand, released three albums and a live EP, including their 2013 offering ‘Talk’, with a new album featuring Australia’s most unique and excellent musicians in a special collaborative project on its way.

Bookings essential: 

Cancellation Policy: If the concert is cancelled a full refund will be returned. 

(un)natural - a selected group exhibition January 9 - February 23, 2015

(un)natural - a selected group exhibition January 9 - February 23, 2015

Welcome to our first exhibition for 2015

(un)natural, explores the familiar with an abstract and surrealist undertones. Curated by Claire Marston.

This playful summer exhibition of works on paper by Christopher Miller, Rachel Jones, Rehgan DeMather, William Young and Heyden Jackson is Claire Marston's first major responsibility as our trainee gallery manager. 

Image: Christopher Miller Decreasing the Conventional  Digitally edited matte photograph 29 x 21 cm 2014

 

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Walking Women – Standing Monash by Clive Murray-White

Walking Women – Standing Monash by Clive Murray-White

 

Walking Women – Standing Monash by Clive Murray-White
Exhibition Opening Event - Sunday 17 August 2-5pm
Dates: 1 August - 29 September 2014

This installation is based on the absurd idea of a group of sculptures visiting a museum of modern art. This is an exhibition in which the spectator becomes a participant in the art; it both pokes fun at and defers to art and art history.

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Amanda Goodge: Ark 16 May - 30 June 2014

Amanda Goodge: Ark 16 May - 30 June 2014

Come Celebrate with Amanda Goodge, Sunday 25 May, 2-5pm.
Exhibition Dates: 16 May to 30 June 2014

These works by Amanda Goodge reference the experience of close landscape encounters with forests. There is an implication in each painting that the scene/forest/bush continues infinitely beyond the picture’s edge, and, just as it is in reality, comprehension of this landscape comes from the myriad of present details rather than the form of the land itself.

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Future Now - Presented by The Substation & VCA

Future Now - Presented by The Substation & VCA

Come and join us on Sunday the 16th of March @ 2pm to celebrate the opening of the touring exhibition featuring the next generation of contemporary artists from the VCA Honours program presented by The Substation and the VCA with support from Arts Victoria.

Future Now, an annual award exhibition of Victorian College of the Arts honours graduates is now in its second year. These artists have stood on common ground, but found their own territory. The exhibition tours to several regional Victoria locations in 2013/14.

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A Tree For All - Rainbow Creek never looked so good!

A Tree For All - Rainbow Creek never looked so good!

We are in the final month of our 20th Year Program and we are still celebrating. So come and join us and take shelter from our dynamic spring weather and enjoy the variety of interpretations the artists have made of the title A Tree For All. Image:Sophia Hewson, Loch Ness, oil and resin on board 2013

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