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 juxtaposition 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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(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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