Clive Murray-White / Michelle Caithness: a Collaboration - 3 March - 1 May 2017

Clive Murray-White / Michelle Caithness: a Collaboration - 3 March - 1 May 2017

You are invited to join the artists at the opening event, Saturday 11 March at  2-5pm. Guest speaker: Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery.
Open to the public from 3 March and continues to 1 May 2017

Clive Murray-White creates marble sculptures about or based on Michelle Caithness, whilst Michelle draws Clive in his studio making the sculptures of her. Both ask numerous questions about the nature of portraiture. 

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PAZ VELASCO: GESTOS | Photography, 3 March to 1 May 2017

PAZ VELASCO: GESTOS | Photography,  3 March to 1 May 2017

You are invited to the opening event Saturday 11 March at  2-5pm
Open to the public from 3 March and continues to 1 May 2017

Paz Velasco: Gestos (Gesture)  photographs are returning home to the place they were conceived. It is a great joy to be able to exhibit the 10 large format photographs that were created in the small space of the Janina Suite, mezzanine studio.

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MATĚJ HÁJEK & BET ORTEN|Pop Up Exhibition: 18-19 February 2017

MATĚJ HÁJEK & BET ORTEN|Pop Up Exhibition: 18-19 February 2017

You are invited to the Pop Up Exhibition by Matěj Hájek and Bet Orten. Come join the celebration Sat 18 Feb 2-5pm.

Bet and Matěj Hájek are based in Prague and are currently artists in residence in the Garden Studio with their young son Vincent. The exhibition is on the last weekend of their residency and is of works produced during their stay.

The artistic dynamic duo consisting of sculptor Matěj Hájek and photographer Bet Orten combines their creative forces. Their respective work has been increasingly interweaving for the last three years.

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Dreaming Awake: Shelley McDermott Photography - 13th January - 27th February 2017

Dreaming Awake: Shelley McDermott Photography - 13th January - 27th February 2017

Welcome to our first exhibition for 2017

You are warmly invited to join the artist, Shelley McDermott, to celebrate the opening of her exhibition on Sunday 15th of January 2-5pm. Exhibition Continues until the end of February.

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

In Dreaming Awake, Shelley McDermott searches for moments of the sublime amid the challenges of everyday life. McDermott references a range of locations in her photographs, primarily her property in Gippsland, as well as other sites within Victoria and interstate.

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New Paintings - William Young - 30th September - 28th November 2016

New Paintings - William Young - 30th September - 28th November 2016

Welcome to William Young's Landscapes. An imagined soulful world that can have its playful moments. 

Open to the public from September 30 with the opening celebration on the Sunday October 16 @ 2-5pm.
Exhibition continues 'till November 28.

Young’s landscape paintings should not to be read literally. Although the rolling hills with the dominating cypress pines have a familiarity and you feel comfortably that you are in Gippsland these paintings are not meant to be a specific geographical place.  The artist has drawn on his surrounds to explore an internal landscape; a state of mind and a commentary on our environment.

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DOPA-KINESIA: Pezaloom, 5th August - 27th September 2016

DOPA-KINESIA: Pezaloom, 5th August - 27th September 2016

You are invited to join the artist and celebrate the opening of the exhibition Sunday 7th August @ 2pm - 5pm
The Artists Bar will be operating.

The contrariety of beauty and ugliness, tenderness and fear, desire and anxiety runs through all of Pezaloom’s work, challenging ideas of the body in art, cognitive functionality, notions of the erotic, and systems of control. Since being diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease, his work in visual and sound art has mostly been driven by an exploration of the physical and mental symptoms of his illness, even using these symptoms as tools to create his own distinctive style of artistic expression.

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Free showing of "The Place Where I Start"a collaboratively choreographed work 5:00 pm Sunday 5 June

Free showing of "The Place Where I Start"a collaboratively choreographed work 5:00 pm Sunday 5 June

Free showing of “Anchor”, a collaboratively choreographed work by performers from Heyfield’s Body and Soul Dance Studio, directed by Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek, artist in residence at Cowwarr Art Space. Also on exhibit will be video, sound and visual art works created by Garibaldi and Zmolek during their month-long residency.

Image: Curtesy of Laura Poole ABC Gippsland
 

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Romancing the Stone an afternoon with Clive in the Marble Studio, 22 May 2016

Romancing the Stone an afternoon with Clive in the Marble Studio, 22 May 2016

You are invited to spend an afternoon in Clive Murray-White’s Australian Marble Studio. Clive is a significant Australian sculptor with work in the National Gallery of Victoria and most major Galleries.  Participants will gain an insight into his creative process and some hands on experince. 

Sunday 22 May 2-5pm Bookings essential and sensible shoes and studio clothing advised. 
Contact: clive@cowwarr.com or T: 0351489321 or M: 0409828226

This is part of Wellington's Creative Gippsland Come and Play with us in May Program

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Wish When You Are Here: Clive Murray-White from Mother's Day

Wish When You Are Here: Clive Murray-White from Mother's Day

An evolving sculpture project by Clive Murray-White in the Cowwarr Art Space Water Garden exploring new ways of wishing.
Be a participant by adding a ribbon or leave a message on the I Wish I Want I Need banners.  

This is part of Wellington's Creative Gippsland Come and play with us in May, a Gippsland wide celebration of the region’s creativity in all forms of art.

 

 

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The New Golden Summer: Rebecca Gell Photography 4 March - 16 May 2016

The New Golden Summer: Rebecca Gell Photography 4 March - 16 May 2016

You are invited to join us to celebrate on Friday March 11 @ 6:30pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Gell, through the reinterpretation of iconic artworks from the "Golden Summer", Rebecca explores gender roles and the insidiousness of contemporary technology in our lives. Originally from Melbourne, Rebecca found the transition to regional life had a few surprises in the roles that many women face in Regional areas and their unrecognised capabilities. A somewhat tongue in cheek use of imagery and art references.

Image: Shearing of the Ram (after Roberts) 60x40cm Archival pigment ink on paper.

Exhibition: March 4 - May 16, 2016
Gallery Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11am-5pm
Curated by Claire Marston Assistant Gallery Manager Cowwarr Art Space

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The String Contingent Live Music @ the Cowwarr Art Space

The String Contingent Live Music @ the Cowwarr Art Space

You're Invited For One Night Only
To Experience The String Contingent
Wednesday 16th March at 7:30-10pm
Bookings Online or at the Door $25 Under 16 $15
Reserved seating for early bookings
Doors open at 7:30 for the Artists Bar and our Great Coffee

The String Contingent are touring around NSW and VIC, and we are excited to be part of that tour and to welcome them back. They will be performing a program of  old favourites and new work that they have been developing during their road trips and recent Four Winds Residency in Bermagui NSW this January.

The String Contingent’s live performances are a joyful combination of precision, refinement and beauty, balanced with visceral energy and drive. They share the stories of their music with an engaging and honest enthusiasm, allowing audiences to enter a rich musical world and take a journey to somewhere new and yet familiar. Hope you can join us.

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Diverse Culture: Ariana Bakker Paintings exhibiting Jan-Feb 2016

Diverse Culture: Ariana Bakker Paintings exhibiting Jan-Feb 2016

Young Australian Italian Gippsland Artist, Ariana Bakker explores her culture through a set of very personal domestic images in this her first solo exhibition.

Ariana is curious about the contrasts of the behaviour of youth in contemporary social culture, suggesting that our perceptions of what it means to socialise and be productive has changed over the years through various interventions and shifting priorities. 

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Visiting Paradise - an invitational exhibition, 2 Oct - 30 Nov 2015

Visiting Paradise - an invitational exhibition, 2 Oct - 30 Nov 2015

Visiting Paradise is an invitational exhibition involving the 2015 Cowwarr Art Space Artists-in-Residence.

Kenny Pittock, Leah Margaret Brown, Hartmut Veit, Leanora Olmi, Kiera Brew Kurec, Abigail Hart, Sukjin Choi, Shae Rooke, Audrey El-Osta, Cassandra Ferguson, Jordan Wood, Deb Bain-King, Georgie Mattingley, Claire Marston, Megan Cousins, Bill Young, Clive Murray-White.

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE - Photography Exhibition, 1 August - 28 September

DOUBLE EXPOSURE - Photography Exhibition, 1 August - 28 September

You are invited to the opening event on Sunday August 2 at 2pm

Come and celebrate with the artists; Neale Stratford, Susan Purdy, Shelley McDermott, Eating Strawberries, Rhys Knight, Chantel Henderson, Chris Miller, Rebecca Gell, Claire Marston.

Double Exposure is a selected group photography exhibition that explores the theme of the self-portrait. Curated by Claire Marston, Artist-in-Resident and Trainee Gallery Manager, Cowwarr Art Space.

Exhibition continues until 28 September Gallery Open Fri-Mon 11am-5pm
Image right: Shelley McDermott “I’m not like them, but I can pretend” inkjet print, 2015

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SMOKE THREE WAYS - CLIVE MURRAY-WHITE, May 1 - July 29

SMOKE THREE WAYS - CLIVE MURRAY-WHITE, May 1 - July 29

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. 

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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 Concert 7:30 Fri 30 January

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.  

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