ARTIST STUDIO VISITS

Top: Bronwyn Razem, Setting Up Camp [detail], 2017. Bottom: Kelly Koumalatsos, Portrait of Yarrun Papur Tarneen of Marnoo and Kaawirn Kuunawain (Hissing Swan) of the Kirra Wurrong of the Western District [detail], 2014.

In 2019, we are running a series of artist studio visits for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to meet and learn from artists at their studios. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to chat with the artists first hand, see the tools of their trade and hear about the techniques used in their practices.

In our first Studio Visit, we’ll be travelling by mini bus to visit Kelly Koumalatsos’ studio in Queenscliff in the morning and Bronwyn Razem’s studio in Torquay in the afternoon.

Saturday 16 February 2019

9:30am – 5:00pm

Cost – FREE with refundable deposit of $15.00 required to secure booking*

*Refundable deposit: As seats on the bus are limited (10 spaces only) we are charging a refundable deposit of $15.00 to ensure that all available spaces are filled. The deposit will be refunded to all participants who attend or who let us know at least 24 hours before the event that they are no longer able to attend. For questions or to discuss the deposit, please call our Public Programs Coordinator Carissa Watts on 03 8662 6334 to discuss.

Transport, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

BOOK HERE or call 03 8662 6334

This event is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community only.

Kelly Koumalatsos is a descendant of the Wergaia and Wamba Wamba Peoples of northwest Victoria. Her practice has included sculpture, painting, and printmaking, and the reclaiming of cultural practices including possum skin cloak-making. Koumalatsos’ works present a layered narrative of Koorie heritage, drawing on source materials, along with her own family and cultural heritage to reveal the hidden legacy of colonisation, and a continuing and evolving cultural practice in spite of it. Kelly is the winner of the Koorie Art Show 2018 Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award.

Bronwyn Razem was born in Gunditjmara Country, Warnambool and is a Gunditjmara Artist & Master Weaver, based in Torquay. Razem continues to use knowledge and techniques passed on through her Gunditjmara family heritage of traditional weaving, including eel trap-making, which she shares with new generations of Koorie weavers and uses to create award-winning contemporary art. Her works have been acquired by national and state collections, including the Koorie Heritage Trust.

Itinerary:

  • 9:30am meet bus at pick up point, Russell Street Extension for a 10:00am departure
  • 11:30am arrive at Kelly Koumalatsos’ studio in Queenscliff
  • 12:30pm lunch
  • 1:30pm depart Queenscliff
  • 2:00pm arrive at Bronwyn Razem’s studio in Torquay
  • 3:00pm head back to Melbourne
  • 5:00pm arrive back at original pick up point