New artists exhibition in Cowes
Following on from the success of the initial Hoard – a Pop Up exhibition on the hoarding of the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre development, 28 new artworks have been unveiled.
In conjunction with Phillip Island Contemporary Exhibition Space Inc. (PICES), 14 artists feature their works which will be displayed until April 2023.
PICES President Sandra Peeters noted just how important this project is.
“PICES is delighted to have worked closely with Council and artists from Bass Coast and beyond to curate this exhibition on the hoarding outside the new Cultural Centre development.
There have been many positive comments and several art works displayed in the initial exhibition have already sold.
The Hoard project Stage two continues Bass Coast Shire Council’s innovative and supportive approach to Arts and Culture in Bass Coast and augurs well for an exciting future for the new Cowes Cultural and Community Centre and the enjoyment of our community and visitors to the Island.”
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan, said that this project continues to create a real point of interest in Cowes while construction is underway on the new Cowes Cultural and Community Centre.
“This project is such a great collaboration. Working with PICES, the next 14 talented artists and local business Archisign to create an outdoor exhibition that is inspiring and thought provoking really showcases the extent of talent in our region,” Cr Whelan said.
The participating artists were chosen for the exhibition independently of Council, by a selection panel put together by PICES.
The artists chosen to showcase their work are Janie Frith, Joseph Hsien, Josephine Allen, Lana de Jager, Lloyd Pereira, Mandy Gunn, Marian Quigley, Mark Schaller, Marlene Abela, Peter Walker, Robert Barron, Sue Gilford, Sue Hoare and Trevor Foon.
The exhibition is now open and is located at 91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes.