(WAG Members) Curator-led guided tour: Sans Frontières

event date: 
Friday, 5 April 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please note that this is event is exclusively for WAG Members only. New members are welcome to sign up prior to the event or on the day.

WAG Members are invited to attend an exclusive, after-hours tour of Sans Frontières by Damon Kowarsky led by the WAG's Curator of Exhibitions and Outreach.

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs required; email gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au or call 03 5559 4949 to reserve your place.

Sans Frontières

Contained within the many structures that man has built across the earth for habitation, ritual and gathering is an inherent power. Each tower of stone or brick, steel, concrete or plaster is an embodiment of social, political, individual and collective decisions that describe narratives of culture, power and agency. These narratives can be considered to resonate outwards, originating from an internal place and with an individual voice. In Sans Frontières Damon Kowarsky presents an alternative to this way of seeing and understanding structure and its relationship with place.

Damon Kowarsky

Damon Kowarsky is a Melbourne-based artist working across drawing, printmaking and painting. He uses formal craftsmanship and precise art-making techniques to interrogate and interpret architectural exteriors and non-private spaces; a process that reveals the nature of contemporary social realities (the collective experiences of individual encounters with the physical world and other people) across the world. Notable for their pristine finish and tactile nature, Kowarsky’s oeuvre (informed by his frequent travels and training as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator) presents factual reality as an illusion that is conjured in the realms of collective imagination. This illusion takes on many guises in Kowarsky’s works and is often manifests as absurd and subtly unfamiliar representations, testing the boundary between the ordinary and spectacle.

WAG Membership

As a Friend of WAG, you will enjoy the following benefits;

  • Free entry to exclusive Friends functions
  • personal invitations to exhibition openings, previews and special events
  • 10% discount at our Gallery shop on an inspiring range of art and design items plus Member’s Only 20% discount shopping days
  • Reciprocal benefits at other public galleries in Victoria, including the NGV
  • access to WAG’s reference library (by appointment)
  • the opportunity to meet other people who are passionate about art at our numerous social functions.
  • Free entry for Family members to Kids Club activities throughout the year
  • Plus the knowledge that every WAG Membership dollar supports the inspiring work of the Gallery and helps secure its future

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Image credit: Damon Kowarsky, Dinan IV, 2018.