Cowwarr Art Space

We are the original pioneers of the HYBRID ART SPACE. The Cowwarr Art Space is a private enterprise owned by Carolyn Crossley and Sculptor Clive Murray-White. Together with Cowwarr Arts Network (CAN) Inc. the not-for-profit community arts organisation, we deliver a program comprising; residencies, exhibitions, performance and social engagement.

Open Call CAN Inc. Residency More information
Open Call 2014 Exhibition Program More Information

Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11-5pm

Friday, August 1, 2014

Walking Women – Standing Monash by Clive Murray-White

Clive Murray White, Walking Women -Standing Monash, installation detail 2014
Back from our winter break and opening our new exhibition season this weekend with 

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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Friday, June 27, 2014

ARK: last weekend

Amanda and friends at the ARK celebration
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!

Monday, May 26, 2014

ARK: A Celebration

Amanda Goodge, reading Grandmother from her
book of poems The Burning just off the presses.
Copies available for $8 at the Art Space during the exhibition
Heart felt congratulations at the celebration of
ARK by Amanda Goodge
Amanda Goodge with supporters, friends and family

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Amanda Goodge: Ark 16 May - 30 June 2014

Wild Animals in Green Spaces, 91 x 92 cm, acrylic on canvas, Detail  2012-13 

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.

"...These paintings are meditations: produced by circling and applying single strokes of colour evenly across the canvas with an awareness of space and balance throughout. The animals ‘spoke’and were enhanced in black or white after the final colour was applied..." Amanda Goodge 2014

Blue Skies, Green Sage, 86 x 91 cm, acrylic on canvas, Detail  2013
These positive paintings belie Amanda's actual life experience over the past few years. Amanda and her family have been directly impacted by fire, not once but twice. First when the Coopers Creek bush fire raced through Dawson and Seaton in 2007, destroying their hand built home and property including all her art works and then again in 2013 with the Aberfeldy fires destroying their property and her artwork yet again. Heart breaking. 

"....Being personally affected by bush fires and witnessing what fire does to the land and the animal populations, I felt the need to express my concern for mankind to preserve green open spaces, not only for animal sanctuary but for his own welfare..."

Amanda has returned to Seaton and rebuilt the family home. It is no longer the place to be during high fire danger days. Like many others in the district, life is no longer the same.