Seniors Festival Reimagined

Exhibitions

Seniors Festival Reimagined

The City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival is an annual celebration running in October. The festival recognises the valuable contribution people aged 55+ have made and continue to make to our community.
All events for the 2020 Seniors Festival are free!

For more information on the entire festival, please click here.


Fundamentals Of A Life

by Susan Bowron

Susan Bowron’s childhood was spent growing up on a farm in regional Australia. It was here that she developed a profound connection with nature as she was intimately exposed to the changing seasons, birth, growth, and death. She is a local artist and midwife, living in Port Melbourne. Previously she has exhibited in group exhibitions in Melbourne and regional Victoria. In 2017 one of her paintings was exhibited and represented on a flag displayed in Bay St, Port Melbourne.

In this exhibition, “Fundamentals of a life”, I paint in abstract, and find myself returning to my childhood, drawing from nature, my life experiences, and from the birthing process through observation in my work as a midwife. On my journey as an artist, this body of works reflects on the profoundness of love, childbirth, family, and at times aims to transport the viewer to unexplored realms. My intensely personal relationship with isolation and nature brings to the fore sublime aspects of life, exploring the potential in the simplicity of shape and form against the impact and use of color.

You can listen to an audio tour (with transcription) narrated by Tracey McIrvine by clicking here.
Afterwards, please click here to tell us your response. We'd love to hear from you.

For Purchase Inquiries

Please contact Gasworks Arts Park Visual Arts Manager, Tracey McIrvine via tracey@gasworks.org.au

Copyright of all images remains the property of the artist.


Place Makings

by Rosalind Price

A satellite event in the Craft Contemporary Festival, Craft Victoria 

This is a mixed-media exhibition of crafted objects made in the City of Port Phillip during months of hunkering down and paying attention to what’s close at hand. Many of the pieces are fragile, impermanent. Time is an implicit theme of this work created during autumn and winter, seasons of change and the wait for new growth; Covid time, which slows us down, tests our resourcefulness, reveals our vulnerabilities. Change, loss and growth are features of this place, where urban development over a mere 185 years has transformed all that was here before. When new people make a place for themselves, what’s sacrificed, what’s gained?

The slow craft of basketry, stitching, dyeing and papermaking evinces the passage of time. It repurposes old technologies, requires hands-on engagement with materials, involves appropriation and transformation. What’s altered, what’s gained?

Rosalind Price is a city-based maker who craves connection with landscape and natural systems. A forager, fiddler, experimenter, she pursues a tactile, process-led practice, feeling her way towards new forms and ideas.

You can listen to an audio tour (with transcription) narrated by Rosalind Price by clicking here.
Afterwards, please click here to tell us your response. We'd love to hear from you.

You can view more of Rosalind's artwork on her Instagram account & website:

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For Purchase Inquiries

Please contact Gasworks Arts Park Visual Arts Manager, Tracey McIrvine via tracey@gasworks.org.au

Copyright of all images remains the property of the artist.


 

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