We have installed 3 versions of documentation of Clive's Smoke Bomb Sculpture from 1971. Video, screen print and a large vinyl banner 2.5mm x 3.25m. First performed in Brisbane, May 1971, sponsored by the Contemporary Art Society of Queensland (pictured here). It was performed 3 times and has been re-enacted and various items from this series of works are in the collections of the Australia National Gallery, NGV, QAG-Goma and Queensland University.Read More
Exhibition Gallery Closed for our Winter Break, Studio's still operating!
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.Read More
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.
Cancellation Policy: If the concert is cancelled a full refund will be returned.
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
We have had a great year but we do need time to recharge, take a brake and be ready to launch the new program for 2015 in January. Look forward to seeing you then.
Summer is coming and we have gathered a selection of artworks from established and emerging artists to delight and tempt you over the summer.
Artist include: Clive Murray-White, Bill Young, Frank Mesaric, Nadine Lineham, Neal Stratford, Claire Marston, Penny Carruthers, Rebecca Gell and Megan Cousins.Read More
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.Read More
This is your last chance to enjoy, ARK by Amanda Goodge, closes Monday 30th June.
What better way to spend a wintry weekend than visiting Galleries. Plenty to chose from in Gippsland.Gippsland Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery and us The Cowwarr Art Space, sounds like a gallery crawl to me!
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.Read More
We are very pleased to be able to offer a workshop associated with Future Now by two of the exhibiting artists; Klara Fletcher and Matthew Benjamin for local VCE Studio Arts students with the support of The Substation, VCA, Arts Vic. and the Gippsland Art Gallery.Read More
We are open during the school holidays with Future Now
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.
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.Read More
You are invited to joining us this SUNDAY the 16 FEB 2-5. To celebrate Leigh Cunningham's residency and exhibition Faces Revealed - Leigh Cunningham, N/Y.USA. Artist in Residence Nov-Feb 2013-14. Leigh has used the luxury of time, space and privacy to develop elements in her art that take her from recent art school graduate to emerging artist.Read More
There is always something special about the start of a BRAND NEW YEAR. The potential it holds and the excitement of new beginnings. Just like a fresh white canvas, slightly daunting and thrilling at the same time. Introducing our new AIR studio, and our latest AIR from NY Leigh Cunningham.Read More
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 2013Read More
We had a great turnout for our Sunday afternoon of Music with Matthew Fagan. Firstly with the intensive ukulele workshop and then for the fantastic concert. The Art Space acoustics were perfect for the solo performance of Matthew Fagan.Read More
Come and enjoy a vibrant musical journey at the Cowwarr Art Space with Matthew Fagan renowned virtuoso on guitar and ukulele. Matthews repertoire spans many eras and cultures that cross from Spanish Classical and Flamenco, Celtic, Latin American, World Music to Blues, Bluegrass, Rock & Contemporary music .Read More