Focus: Photography & War 1945-2006

13 December 2008 to 1 February 2009

David Dare Parker (b1958)  Australian peacekeeper assisting bombeiros (firefighters),  Dili 2006 AWM P05381.022

David Dare Parker (b1958) Australian peacekeeper assisting bombeiros (firefighters), Dili 2006 AWM P05381.022

An extensive exhibition of photographic works by 15 acclaimed photographers covering a range of activities and areas where Australian Forces have been in operation since 1945 to 2006.

The exhibition offers an overview of the historical and aesthetic richness of the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection of photographs. The selected works in the exhibition go beyond the mere recording of evidence and demonstrates a unique capacity to encapsulate both subtlety and the complexity of an event in a single image.

During the exhibition the gallery shop will be selling the book Contact – Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection. This is the first authoritative survey of the Memorial’s collection and of the history of Australian war photography. Features include 200 beautifully reproduced photographs, including some previously hidden treasures.

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibition program is funded by the Australian Government’s Commemorations program.

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Summers Past: Golden Days in the Sun 1950 – 1970

Decked out in their favourite swimsuits, the three placegetters in the 1952 Miss Pacific pageant pose on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Judy Worrad (right) won the competition, Mary Clifton Smith (centre) was runner-up and Pamela Jansen was third. Photographer unknown, 1952. National Archives collection, A1500, K1220.

Decked out in their favourite swimsuits, the three placegetters in the 1952 Miss Pacific pageant pose on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Judy Worrad (right) won the competition, Mary Clifton Smith (centre) was runner-up and Pamela Jansen was third. Photographer unknown, 1952. National Archives collection, A1500, K1220.

7 Feb to 15 March 2009

Summer holidays were always the best times and for today’s baby boomers the images in this exhibition are bound to stir distant memories of idyllic days spent at the beach. A National Archives Touring Exhibition.

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Second Skin: Painting, Prints and Ceramics by Tim Moorhead

Tim Moorhead Nippers 2008 watercolour on paperboard, 120cm x 120cm.

Tim Moorhead Nippers 2008 watercolour on paperboard, 120cm x 120cm.

7 Feb to 15 March 2009

A celebration of the Australian summer holiday and the pure pleasure of being at the beach.

The 2009 Calleen Art Award

The winner of the 2009 Calleen Art Award worth $10,000 went to Rowen Matthews from Blackheath for his work Rain Break (2009) oil on canvas.

The winner of the 2009 Calleen Art Award worth $10,000 went to Rowen Matthews from Blackheath for his work Rain Break (2009) oil on canvas.

21 March to 19 April 2009

The Calleen Art Awardis an acquisitive art award of $10,000 for a contemporary artwork in any painting medium ie oils, acrylic, mixed media, (only if paint remains the dominant medium). The award is open to artists living and working in Australia and sponsored by the Calleen Trust (initiated in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM).

Central West Regional Artists Award

T he Central West Regional Artists Award (non acquisitive) worth $2,000 went to Oberon based artist Joanna Logue for her work Conifers – Essington (2009) oil on canvas

The Central West Regional Artists Award (non acquisitive) worth $2,000 went to Oberon based artist Joanna Logue for her work Conifers – Essington (2009) oil on canvas

21 March to 19 April 2009

The inaugural 2009 Central West Regional Artist’s Award is a non acquisitive prize of $2,000 sponsored by a private donor and open to a contemporary art work in any painting medium ie oils, acrylic, or mixed media (only if paint remains the dominant medium); printmaking and works on paper; glass and/or ceramics.. The award is open to artists living and working in a central west NSW regions and local government areas of the Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Wellington. The winner of the Central West Regional Artist’s Award will also receive the opportunity of an exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery during 2009/10.

A Peoples Choice Award (non acquisitive) of $500 will be presented to a work on display in the gallery during the exhibition with the most votes submitted by viewers. The award is sponsored by the Friends of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

“WHO YOU ARE” / Pinhole Portraiture: by Anthony Browell

Anthony Browell

Anthony Browell

25 April to 24 May 2009

For the last four years, Sydney photographer Anthony Browell has been making black & white photographs with a large-format, home-made, everything-from-the-hardware-store, wooden pinhole camera. This exhibition will feature a selection of Browell’s portraits and illustrate the value, and the thrill, of using primitive and simple ways to arrive at unusual and satisfying portraits. The long exposures allow the subject to show who they are, how they feel, and more, to the camera.

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Marian Hosking: Jewellery

Marian Hosking Round Boronia Brooch Victoria  2007, 925 silver, dia 9cm

Marian Hosking Round Boronia Brooch Victoria 2007, 925 silver, dia 9cm

30 May – 5 July 2009

Marian Hosking: Jewellery is the third exhibition in Object’s widely applauded Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft exhibition series which celebrates the achievements of senior craft practitioners. With a career spanning almost 40 years, Hosking is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary jewellers and silversmiths.

Hosking has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous collections. Working almost exclusively with silver, her work is concerned with rich surface patterns and textures.

This reflects her particular concerns for the natural environment, allowing her to echo the forms and motifs found in nature. Her Living Treasures exhibition will include a large scale sculptural work along with a collection of new vessels and jewellery pieces.

Marian Hosking: Jewellery is an object touring exhibition and is part of the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series.

To be opened by Tracey Callinan, Executive Officer, Arts OutWest.

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The Beanie Festival

Image: Kerry Elsome, After the Fire, 2005, Alice Springs NT. Image courtesy Merran Hughes.

Image: Kerry Elsome, After the Fire, 2005, Alice Springs NT. Image courtesy Merran Hughes.

11 July to 16 August 2009

Beanies collected over a period of ten years from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Highlights include important works produced by Indigenous artists from the Central desert region who are regular collaborators in this cross-cultural event.

A touring exhibition by Artback NT Touring, Northern Territory.

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From the Region – Variations in Clay

Ros Auld, Landskip, 2008, Stoneware, paperclay, Crackle Glaze, 46 x 60 x 26 cm.

Ros Auld, Landskip, 2008, Stoneware, paperclay, Crackle Glaze, 46 x 60 x 26 cm.

11 July to 16 August 2009

An exhibition of distinctive works by seven Central West ceramic artists who engage with a broad range of ceramic influences and techniques: Ros Auld, Catherine Bennett, Caroline Briggs, Anna Chicos, Greg Daly, Rebecca Dowling and Graham Watt.

A Cowra Regional Art Gallery curated exhibition.

Cowra Art Group Exhibition and Awards

Image: David Lake, In the Sun – White Cliffs, 2007, oil on canvas (winner Gwen Rosevear Award, 2007 Cowra Art Group Exhibition). Image courtesy of the artist.

Image: David Lake, In the Sun – White Cliffs, 2007, oil on canvas (winner Gwen Rosevear Award, 2007 Cowra Art Group Exhibition). Image courtesy of the artist.

22 August to 12 September 2009

The Cowra Art Group has staged an exhibition and awards for local regional artists since the 1960s. Now a biennial event and hosted by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, the Cowra Art Group is pleased to once again present works in a broad range of media by artists from within 100 kilometres of Cowra.

Operation Art (located in the Cowra Library)

cowra library29 August to 4 October 2009

Art by children, for children in hospital. The works selected are designed to contribute to a visual environment that helps relieve anxiety for children during hospitalisation.

2009 Archibald Prize: NSW Regional Tour

19 September to 25 October 2009

Image: Vincent Fantauzzo, Brandon (detail), oil on linen. Image courtesy AGNSW.

Image: Vincent Fantauzzo, Brandon (detail), oil on linen. Image courtesy AGNSW.

The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. J.F. Archibald’s primary aims were to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. An Art Gallery of NSW exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW.

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The Calleen Collection 1977–2009

31 October to 22 November 2009

Left: Rowan Mathew, Rain Break (detail), 2009, oil on canvas 107 x 107 cm (winner 2009 Calleen Art Award). Image courtesy the artist. Right: Wendy Teakel, Back Paddock, 2008, acrylic and pokerwork on plywood (joint winner 2008 Calleen Art Award). Image courtesy the artist.

Rowan Mathew, Rain Break (detail), 2009, oil on canvas 107 x 107 cm (winner 2009 Calleen Art Award). Image courtesy the artist. Right: Wendy Teakel, Back Paddock, 2008, acrylic and pokerwork on plywood (joint winner 2008 Calleen Art Award). Image courtesy the artist.

The Calleen Collection is the legacy of Cowra resident and art patron, Mrs. Patricia Fagan OAM, through the Calleen Art Award, an acquisitive art award that has grown to a substantial annual art prize open to artists across Australia. Highlights of the collection are works that reflect predominant painting styles during the past 30 years in Australia, together with a strong regional flavour.

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2009 Regional Student (Youth) Exhibition & Awards

First Place Year 12 Tamika Gallagher – Molong High School Motorhead Digital media

First Place Year 12 Tamika Gallagher – Molong High School Motorhead Digital media

27 November to 13 December 2009

The sixth annual youth art exhibition and awards presented by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery will focus on work by young artists from Central West high schools in years 10–12, across a wide range of media. The exhibition is a showcase of their creative skills and imagination.

Transitions

Image: Salvatore Zofrea, ‘Capricornia Suite’ series, Men cut cane, women strip it, 1991, woodcut, hand-coloured, 121 x 182.5 cm © Salvatore Zofrea Licenced by VISCOPY Australia 2008.

Image: Salvatore Zofrea, ‘Capricornia Suite’ series, Men cut cane, women strip it, 1991, woodcut, hand-coloured, 121 x 182.5 cm © Salvatore Zofrea Licenced by VISCOPY Australia 2008.

19 December to 31 January 2009/2010

‘Transitions’ captures the experiences and perceptions of artists concerned with European island and regional cultures, with the experiences of migrants from these locations to Australia.

The exhibition offers glimpses of the landscapes, cultures and social transitions of islands such as the Azores, Kythera, Lofoten and Sicily along with continental locations such as Brittany, Normandy and southern Spain. It also presents images of Australia as experienced by migrants from European regions.

Artists: Effy Alexakis, Angela Cavalieri, Nathalie Hartog–Gautier, Axel Poignant, Fernando Gil Pereira Resendes, Claudia Terstappen, Jeremy Welsh, and Salvatore Zofrea.

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