Wishing you all the happiness and joy of the season. We look forward to greeting you in the new year and we thank you for your support throughout 2015. This smiley crew above were our artists-in-residence (and partners) for 2015. It was a great year for the Cowwarr Art Space and we look forward to an exciting 2016. Carolyn and Clive.
Residency Program is OPEN. Applications welcome
The ongoing public exhibition program is currently closed
Popup public events will be held in conjunction with the residency program
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.Read More
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
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
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.Read More
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