Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards

13 October – 8 December 2019 Yering Station 38 Melba Hwy Yarra Glen 3775 Australia

Carmel Wallace REFUGE 2017/8
Recycled safety-net, pine needles, thread. Size:variable (8m x 230cm x 15cm fully extended).
photo by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Carmel Wallace REFUGE 2017/8
Recycled safety-net, pine needles, thread.
Size:variable (8m x 230cm x 15cm fully extended)
WINNER of the YERING STATION SCULPTURE AWARD

Created in Billilla gardens during my 2017/18 Bayside Artist Residency, Refuge embodies migration, resilience and shelter. This work is made of fallen pine needles both thickly matted on the floor and threaded into a discarded trampoline safety-net. The tree that provided the needles is a migrant pine species from the Canary Islands off Africa. Unique in shape as a result of a lightning strike in 1918, it is listed on the National Trust register for its ‘curious form’ and celebrated for its difference. Although bearing the scars of a survivor, it is appreciated for its beauty and contribution of shade and shelter for birds, possums, insects and humans in the public garden where it grows. Many people worked with me under this tree to create Refuge and in doing so celebrate difference, community and contribution.

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Art Meets Nature

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, The Atrium, Level 35, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne. Victoria Australia

6 August – 31 October 2019

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Montalto Sculpture Prize Finalists Exhibition 2019

Montalto, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South. Victoria 3937 Australia

24 February – 25 August 2019

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Bleached

Alliance Française 51 Grey Street, St Kilda. Victoria Australia

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YVA/Yering Station Sculpture Award finalist 2018

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‘water+wisdom’ RMIT Gallery 1/12/17 – 10/3/18

Water + Wisdom exhibition & symposium invitation

Honoured to be included in this exhibition and symposium featuring the work of Australian and Indian artists, writers and researchers. This new exhibition creatively explores both customary knowledge and contemporary issues surrounding water.

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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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