Artist in Residence 2017 – 18, Bayside City Council, Melbourne

I have been selected as an Artist in Residence starting in July this year. The program supports the development of new works by contemporary artists in the garden setting of Billilla historic mansion at 26 Halifax Street, Brighton, Australia.  https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/artists-residence-current-artist-features

Billilla Mansion, Brighton

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Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017

Exhibition at Wangaratta Art Gallery

Great to have my work Colony 4 shortlisted for the fifth biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award and currently on show at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.

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DRINK exhibition at WISHART Gallery, Port Fairy VIC Australia

DRINK is an exploration of the cultures and histories of drinking, featuring contemporary artwork along with vessels and implements from the 17th Century to the current day.

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‘Landscape Constructed’ 4 March 2017 – 12 June 2017 Warrnambool Art Gallery

A selection of 3D and 2D works from Warrnambool Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

‘One of Warrnambool Art Gallery’s most famous paintings, Tower Hill by Eugene von Guerard (1855) is the earliest pictorial record we have of Tower Hill. As such, it is used as a primary source of evidence used by rangers today to reconstruct, rehabilitate and re-vegetate the site which was once denuded and destroyed by European settlers.  However accurate this painting is (over 15 specific native plant species can be identified in the work), the fact remains that Tower Hill is being reconstructed through the vision of von Guerard.
This exhibition takes a look at how landscapes are constructed and de-constructed all the time both physically and in our imaginations. The works chosen depict different aspects of the Australian landscape such as the rugged coastline of the southwest, the Dreamtime YawkYawk, the plantations of the Portland area and the stunning sunsets and sunrises of our region.’  http://www.thewag.com.au/exhibition/landscape-constructed

James Gleeson ‘Sky Divisions Gathering’ 1989

Carmel Wallace ‘Forests to Have and to Hold’ 2012

 

 

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SW Coast – Eco & Cultural Resilience

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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

media-release-toolangi-sculpture-trail-2016

 

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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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