17 October, 2005

Damon Kowarsky

an exhibition of recent etchings, opens Tuesday the 8th of November from 5 - 730 and continues until the 22nd.

Joshua McClelland Print Room
Level 2, 15 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
10 - 5, Monday to Friday.

A map, a copy of the invite and newly updated website can be found at
recent etchings
at port jackson press

Damon Kowarsky studied printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Art, and Advanced Figure Drawing with Godwin Bradbeer at RMIT. In 2000 he graduated from VCA with a BFA [Honours] in Printmaking.

Since graduating he has continued to make prints and worked as a courtroom, scientific and archaeological illustrator. This last enterprise led to him receiving an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant to travel to Egypt in 2002 and assist as an Archeological Illustrator on a dig for the Dakhleh Oasis Project in the western desert of Egypt.

In early 2003 he undertook a residency at the Townhouse Gallery, a contemporary arts space in downtown Cairo. On returning to Australia he was awarded a 2004 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship.

'This was a fantastic opportunity to work through the many ideas and drawings I had gathered while overseas. My work concentrates on a variety of intaglio techniques and explores the figure, often in combination with the landscapes and environments seen on my travels. I was particularly influenced by the stone and mud-brick architecture of Tunisia and Morocco with its fortifications, baroque details and light and airy domes.'

He continues to print on a regular basis at the APW in Fitzroy. His work can also be seen at:

Port Jackson Press Print Room

59-61 Smith Street Fitzroy
03 9419 8988

PG Printmaker Gallery

227 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
03 9417 7087

Impressions on Paper Gallery
225 La Perouse Street Red Hill
02 6161 3185

from http://www.theprogram.net.au

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