Artist Floor Talk: Connor Ovenden

event date: 
Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

WAG invites you to attend a floor talk by artist Connor Ovenden for his exhibition ‘Lineage’. At this talk, Connor will discuss his approach to art making and how his work is informed by the strong relationship he has with the women in his family.

+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for ages 15 and above

Connor Ovenden

Connor Ovenden is a young emerging artist based in Warrnambool. Connor holds a number of visual arts qualifications, including a Diploma of Visual Arts and is currently completing his Advanced Diploma at South West TAFE. Connor has exhibited in a number of group shows, including at Prismatic (2016), Chimera (2016) and Ground Floor (2016), With Lineage being Connor’s first solo exhibition. In 2016, Connor was awarded the Peter Lucas Memorial Art Prize.

Peter Lucas Memorial Art Prize

The Peter Lucas Memorial Art Prize is an annual award sponsored by the Warrnambool Art Gallery. The award provides a student of the South West TAFE Diploma of Arts, Craft and Design with mentoring and exhibition space. Now in its eighteenth year, the prize aims celebrate the life of Peter Lucas, a great teacher, artist and friend whose influence and inspiration lives on in the works and lives of many individuals within the Warrnambool art community. With the spirit of Peter in mind, this prize encourages emerging artist to follow their ambitions by providing them with a platform to launch a career in the arts.