Beached Verandah exhibition @ Wishart Gallery in Port Fairy

My verandah was laden with materials gathered from the tideline. Although used regularly in my artwork, this beach-found collection grew at a seemingly exponential rate!   Beached Verandah was devised as an innovative project that would make creative use of my beach gleanings. It drew artists together and provided them with a rare opportunity to work with one person’s collection from a particular place – Discovery Bay in southwest Victoria. The project immersed artists in this coastal environment, encouraging them to share knowledge and explore unfamiliar materials and techniques. The outcome is individual and collaborative sculptures and installations about the place the materials were collected from and the environmental issues they are indicative of. It was wonderful to have the opportunity of working with these artists and sharing my beach-found collection with them.

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‘Two Cities in Print: artists navigate Portland & Melbourne’

Two Cities in Print is an exciting exhibition that explores similarities, differences and crosscurrents between Portland and Melbourne through the eyes of twenty-four artists from these cities.

Two Cities in Print exhibition details

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Toolangi Sculpture Residency

Carmel Wallace_Toolangi Sculpture Trail sign 2016

Carmel Wallace_Toolangi Sculpture Trail sign 2016

carmel-wallace_bare-bones-of-toolangi-forest_2016 (view film clip)

 www.toolangisculpture.com

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‘printed in portland ‘Portland Bay Press 2 Sept. – 2 Oct.

 

Carmel Wallace 'Printed in Portland' exhibition invitation

Carmel Wallace ‘Printed in Portland’ exhibition invitation

This solo exhibition is a survey of prints by Carmel Wallace, including early screen-prints developed at Portland Community Access Print-shop and etchings, relief and mono prints made at Portland Bay Press and in the artist’s studio. Review by Marguerite Brown

 

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Recent Acquisitions: Portland Arts Centre 16 Aug. – 9 Sept.

ARTefacts_Recent Acquisitions 2009-2016, Glenelg Shire Cultural Collection

ARTefacts_Recent Acquisitions 2009-2016, Glenelg Shire Cultural Collection

Carmel Wallace 'Cape Bridgewater' 1993 drypoint print 39.5 x 59.5cm

Carmel Wallace ‘Cape Bridgewater’ 1993 drypoint print 39.5 x 59.5cm

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SW COAST: Scope Galleries, Warrnambool 13 Aug. – 18 Sept.

SW Coast exhibition invitation

Curated by Marion Manifold and Sure Ferrari, the SW COAST exhibition showcases the work of seven artists living on Victoria’s south west coast, navigating its rich natural and cultural heritage.

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Front Window Project: Carmel Wallace July 1 – July 30 2016

Carmel Wallace, Colony 4, 2016 (detail)

Carmel Wallace, Colony 4, 2016 (detail)

http://www.frontwindow.com.au/in-the-window/  69 Victoria Parade, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
Carmel Wallace_Colony 4_Front Window Project installation 2016_detail 2

Carmel Wallace_Colony 4_Front Window Project installation 2016_detail 2

Carmel Wallace_Colony 4 installation_Front Window Project_July 2016

Carmel Wallace_Colony 4 installation_Front Window Project_July 2016

“I am interested in exploring the resonance of repurposed materials and the impact of multiples as compositional elements. For this installation I have woven beach-found fishing ropes to create a colony of enigmatic forms. My inspiration comes largely from the volcanic vents punctuating the plains [and ocean-beds] of southwest Victoria and the organic forms that inhabit them. Fishing practices and environmental issues are also referenced in the materials and construction of the pieces.”  Carmel Wallace 2016
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‘Petite’ at Wangaratta Art Gallery 4 June – 17 July 2016

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CARMEL WALLACE_Hybrid Reef 3_2015_beachfound fishing ropes & cable ties_H23xW22xD19cm

My work Hybrid Reef has been selected for this exhibition.

‘Our fifth biennial Petite – Miniature Textiles exhibition goes from strength to strength, with artists from around the country participating in this project, displaying contemporary textiles that are no larger than 30 x 30 x 30cm.

Techniques and themes exploring everything from the joy of pure colour, texture and decoration, through to more serious contemplation on environmental and social issues and elements that propel textiles into the realm of art.’ wangarattaartgallery.com.au

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Select 20 pop-up exhibition 27 – 29 May

Select 20 exhibition 2016

Select 20 exhibition 2016

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Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition 1 May – 12 June 2016

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

My work Blue Wedge Forest was recently selected to be in the Toorak Village Sculpture exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. It was inspired by my local Portland environment and the wooden cargo wedges used on ships and sometimes found washed up along the coast. 

Carmel Wallace, Blue-Wedge Forest 2015

Carmel Wallace, Blue-Wedge Forest 2015

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