‘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

CARMEL WALLACE_Hybrid Reef 3_2015_beachfound fishing ropes & cable ties_H23xW22xD19cm

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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Flânerie, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins 31March – 30 June 2016

Flânerie, my latest exhibition of collaged printed works, was created as a result of a residency at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins in 2015. It interprets the hotel’s French flavour, multicultural philosophy, and contrasting environments from the Paris end of Collins Street to Melbourne’s iconic laneways.

Exhibition Invitation

Invitation image: Carmel Wallace Le Rouge #5, collage on canvas (posters from Rue de Bretagne, Paris) 76 x 76 cm

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Chatting Up Melba: Conversations Sparked by Art

Listen to this discussion relating to the prints from the 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE recorded live in 2015.

 

Hosted by poet / playwright / spoken word performer Nathan Curnow, with special guest conversationalists:

  • Neil Stonell, Director of Grimshaw Architects and project leader for Southern Cross Station and the Seafarers Bridge at South Wharf Melbourne
  • Robyn Annear, historian and author of books including ‘Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne’ and ‘A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne’
  • Terence Murphy, Guest Relations Manager, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

 

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Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist 2015

I have been selected as a finalist in this year’s Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize with my work Daphne.

CARMEL WALLACE_Daphne 2015_fiberglass reinforced plastic; recycled manufactured leaves_L 77cm x w 14.5cm x h 12.5cm

CARMEL WALLACE_Daphne 2015_fiberglass reinforced plastic; recycled manufactured leaves_L 77cm x w 14.5cm x h 12.5cm

Daphne was inspired by the Laurel tree in the Portland Botanical Gardens and the myth of Apollo and Daphne that has been interpreted widely in art and literature. According to myth, Daphne is transformed into a Laurel tree so she can escape the advances of Apollo. In the words of Andrew Marvell:

                                                The Gods, that mortal Beauty chase,

                                                Still in a Tree did end their race.

                                                Apollo hunted Daphne so,

                                                Only that She might Laurel grow.

                                                                                    The Garden 1681

This myth is pertinent in a contemporary environmental context where recognition of our relationship with the natural world and the interconnectedness of all life forms underpin the development of solutions to current issues.

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