Combined Exhibition Launch

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Friday, 1 March 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of:

Sans Frontières

Sans Frontières is a survey of prints, paintings and drawings created by Melbourne-based printmaker damon Kowarsky between 2008 and 2018 that tell the collective story of places often relegated to the margins of vision. At its heart, the exhibition examines how looking, orientation and perspective can uncover narratives of culture, power and agency that are embedded in structures and expressed through the spaces they create, spaces that are constrained by the human psyche that has constructed the labyrinth.

Craftivisim. Dissident Objects & Subversive Forms

This year, Warrnambool Art Gallery in partnership with National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria, will present Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms – a collaborative, playful and immersive exhibition featuring craft-based materialities with a political intent, by contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Catherine Bell, Karen Black, Penny Byrne, Erub Arts, Debris Facility, Starlie Geikie, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Deborah Kelly, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Raquel Ormella, Slow Art Collective, Tai Snaith, Hiromi Tango, James Tylor, Jemima Wyman and Paul Yore.

HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News

HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News  is a solo exhibition by Penny Byrne that builds on a significant body of work that the artist has been developing since creating "iProtest" in 2012 In this highly relevant and ambitious exhibition, Byrne applies her keen sense of politics to interrogate, through sculptural and installation practice, whether individuals have any true agency or ability to determine ‘truth’ when it is has become intertwined with subjectivity and sentiment and blurred by fake news and the effects of mass participation.


Friday 1 March 2019

Doors open 6.30pm. Speeches commence at 6.45pm. Event concludes 8.00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au


Image credit: Penny Byrne, Love is a Battlefield 2013 (detail). Bronze and enamel. On loan from UAP.