The Warrnambool Art Gallery has a number of publications that have been published on the collection or to coincide with major exhibitions.


Sans Frontières, Damon Kowarsky

08 December 2018 to 05 May 2019

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 or collective decisions that describe narratives of culture, power and agency. These narratives are generally considered to resonate outwards, originating from an internal place and with an individual voice. Damon Kowarsky’s oeuvre presents an alternative to this way of seeing and understanding structure and its relationship with place. By applying his archaeological-eye to diverse urban and rural scenes, Kowarsky renders views beyond and between structures to reveal their relational narrative; one that is global, interconnected and ever-emerging. Sans Frontières is a survey of prints, paintings and drawings created by Kowarsky between 2008 and 2018  collectively tell the 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.

UNREAL!, Paul Jennings

13 October 2018 to 24 February 2019

Paul Jennings AM is one of Australia’s best loved storytellers. His books have sold millions of copies, won countless awards, been translated into 18 languages and turned into television series. His work explores ideas and experiences that all children face – from embarrassment to being part of the gang, losing things, making mistakes, dealing with people and taking risks to discover new ways of being themselves. Paul’s career began in Warrnambool, where he still lives and works. In this exhibition WAG presents a magical, imaginary immersive world expressed through his writing, characters and themes and includes original works from illustrators he has collaborated with over the years.

Ancestral Memories, Marion Manifold

11 November 2017 to 11 February 2018

Dr Marion Manifold is a South West Victorian-based printmaker. Her research interests and PhD explores identity and female body imaging. Ancestral Memories brings together work on both genetic memory – which includes inherited family memories of wars, displacement, migration and settlement – and more recent memories that are gained through living history and being immersed in the lives and belongings of both ancestors and former women of the Manifold family. The work continues Manifold's research in female identity and body imaging and consists of linocuts created since 2008, many incorporating applique, hand-sewn beads or embroidery.