Thursday, August 6, 2020

Gabriella Bisetto, 2017. Photograph by Angus Lee Forbes.

A major touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre (ADC), Sydney Obsessed: Compelled to make commenced at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 1 August. The exhibition is a showcase of innovative textiles, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, conceptual art, glass and sculptural weaving by 14 contemporary artists from across Australia and nominated local artist Greg Daly. The exhibition seeks to celebrate the work of a selection of leading artists as well as highlight why making is important to us, how we make, what motivates us to make and why more of us are making than ever before.

Through a series of short documentaries commissioned as part of the exhibition visitors will experience an insight into the working life of each artist including a look at the complexities of their materials and processes, the realities of their studio routine and unravel their creative process. These short documentaries are also available to view at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery website during the exhibition.

“The exhibition “Obsessed: Compelled to make is a unique opportunity for visitors to the Cowra Regional Art Gallery to engage with innovative artworks of awe-inspiring creativity and experience the complexities of making in a studio environment”. Brian Langer, Gallery Director.

Exhibition artists at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery are: Gabriella Bisetto | Lorraine Connelly-Northey |  Honor Freeman | Jon Goulder  | Kath Inglis | Laura McCusker | Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp) | Kate Rohde | Oliver Smith | Vipoo Srivilasa | Tjunkaya Tapaya |Louise Weaver | Liz Williamson | Greg Daly (nominated artist) .

The exhibition is an Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia program. The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Cowra Shire Council and supported by Create NSW.    

Exhibition Dates: 1 August to 13 September 2020                         

Cowra Regional Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

For further information, please contact Brian Langer – blanger@cowra.nsw.gov.au   (02) 63402192 or 0429022282