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Close Encounters...with the Collection

Close Encounters...with the Collection

from February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Every artwork has a story to tell, if only we stop and listen for long enough to hear it!

Close Encounters invites visitors to explore a range of recent Gallery acquisitions to discover their individual stories and their meanings within the wider collection.

Each of the works presented within this richly engaging exhibition either presents or suggests a dynamism between opposing forms, where one subject ‘encounters’ another. The result is a series of exchanges between styles, forms and content with sometimes surprising outcomes.

Close Encounters showcases works by Michelle Molinari, Andrew Browne, Fiona Reynolds, Michael Young, Dianne Fogwell, Jim Paterson and Sanné Mestrom, aside others.

Clive Murray-White / Michelle Caithness: a Collaboration

Clive Murray-White / Michelle Caithness: a Collaboration

from March 03, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until May 01, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

This is an exhibition of drawing and sculpture by two artists who have discovered that they share an almost identical set of artistic values.

Clive makes marble sculptures about or based on Michelle whilst Michelle draws Clive in his studio making the sculptures of her.  Both ask numerous questions about the evolution of portraiture and neither pressures the other to create flattering “realistic” representations.

Portraiture, of any kind, is inevitably collaborative and possibly invasive but when two artists are both artist and subject, things can become doubly interesting.  In this case each has progressively encouraged the other to accept new freedoms and experiment with the intention of getting closer to his or her true expressive potential.

Paz Velasco: Gestos corporales / Body gestures

Paz Velasco: Gestos corporales / Body gestures

from March 03, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until May 01, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

This photography exhibition, Paz Velasco: Gestos corporales / Body gestures, are the works returning home to the place they were conceived.  Cowwarr Art Space are thrilled to be able to exhibit the ten large format photographs that were created in the small space of the Janina Suite, mezzanine studio after first being exhibited in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

In June 2016 Paz Velasco participated in Cowwarr Art Space's Artist-in-Residence program where she continued her exploration in experimental photography.  Paz returned to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina the place of her birth in December and in January she was invited to participate in a lecture at FabLabBrc. titled: PAZ Proceso creativo, del grabado a la fotografía, creative process, from engraving to photography and exhibited, the photographs, Gestos corporales / Body gestures.

Shakespeare on the River Festival 2017

Shakespeare on the River Festival 2017

from April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until May 07, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

The annual Shakespeare on the River Festival runs each April/May in Stratford, Australia. The festival has created an enduring Arts legacy for Stratford that showcases community, professional theatre and the broader Arts scene.

The Festival has grown to include over twenty different events being performed over a two-and-a-half week period. The people of Stratford, The Festival management team, the best artists from around the region, and guest Melbourne and Sydney based professional companies will take you on a culturally engaging journey back in time.

Visit their website for more information http://www.stratfordshakespeare.com.au/ 

Marlee McMahon - Optic White

Marlee McMahon - Optic White

from April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Enter a strange world of supermarket colours and ubiquitous branding in Marlee McMahon’s paintings.

Optic White — an expression commonly associated with toothpaste — is an exhibition that explores the power of advertising through brand recognition. McMahon’s paintings find a balance between abstraction and realism to uncover the growing saturation of retail imagery within our daily visual culture.

Optic White is an exercise in order and control, where the impulse for cleanliness and a ‘sparkling finish’ borders on the obsessive.

Josephine Jakobi - Halocline

Josephine Jakobi - Halocline

from April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Josephine Jakobi blurs the line between art and scientific observation in Halocline.

Jakobi draws on the patterns and rhythms of nature to create meticulous mixed media works, where ecological and biological systems are enmeshed within the fabric of the works themselves.

By creating work ‘from the point of view of an insect’, and by introducing actual organic material into each piece, Jakobi eliminates the distinctions between manmade and natural processes.  The Halocline—where freshwater meets seawater—becomes the point through which a greater set of material investigations can be carried out.

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