CAN Inc. SUCCESS IN ARTS VIC FUNDING- VICTORIAN ART PROJECTS GIVEN A HAND - Premier of Victoria

JEWELLERY TO JAZZ - VICTORIAN ART PROJECTS GIVEN A HAND - Premier of Victoria link to Press Release

CAN In. would like to thank the Victorian Government for there support of the exhibition program partnered with Cowwarr Art Space, through the Arts Victoria Grant.


Art Development Category 3: PROGRAMMING

Cowwarr Arts Network IncCowwarr$15,000 A six month program of curated visual art projects including three solo exhibitions and one group exhibition incorporating painting, drawing, sculpture, photo based art and installation.  The works included in these exhibitions have a certain synergy and explore topics that cover; isolation, alienation and vulnerability in both the natural and personal worlds.

Richard Grigg and Louis Patterson use cardboard, an unpretentious material, to create their work.  In Louis’s case everyday objects are imbued with sculptural pretensions, where as Grigg exploits the material to create imagined artefacts and constructed spaces with the atmosphere of a futuristic attic.  


Michael Gallop’s beautifully worked wooden sculptures of natural forms in moments of distress; be it beetles on their backs or a trapped bird imploring the viewer to intervene, both gives rise to feelings of our own helplessness.


The photo based artists
Amy Christensen, Shelley McDermott and Binu Bhaskar and painters Maria-Luisa Marino and Margaret McIntosh seek to capture intense personal moments by documenting a time and place that reflects a state of mind, either by referencing personal histories or by tapping into the universal psyche.  


 
Meagan Wyke through her constructions and Lux Cabatingan via digital media explore the physical perception of space itself. 
The quality of these artists merit support and clearly add to the diversity of arts and culture in Victoria, most particularly in Regional/Rural Victoria.

Planning meeting: Louis Patterson, Lux Cabatingan, Amy Christensen, Maria-Luisa Marino, Meagan Wyke, Michael Gallop.