The Cowwarr Art Space came into being when Carolyn Crossley purchased the old Cowwarr Butter Factory in November 1992. It took six months of extensive renovations before it opened as the Cowwarr Art Space in June 1993. Carolyn was led by her personal vision to create a highly flexible, inclusive Art Space. It is through nurturing and expanding relationships that her vision was achieved. When Sculptor Clive Murray-White joined as her partner in 1997, a whole new dimension was created with the addition of the Open Sculpture Studio.
The Cowwarr Art Space, is now a highly effective, nationally recognised creative space, that incorporates facilities for; exhibitions, performances, workshops, training and residential studios that attracts, state, national and international artists. By delivering a program that gives the audience a positive experience and an insight into current arts practice it ensures the local community has access and the opportunity to engage with the arts and artists.
This privately funded facility is a unique cultural asset for the state that contributes to and enhances the life of the surrounding Gippsland community.