Friday 5 May 2017 | 10.30am – 12noon
Feature artist, Georgia MacGuire of the NETS Victoria Koorie Trust Touring Exhibition will explore artistic practice and her involvement in this touring exhibition.
Georgia MacGuire is a contemporary Indigenous artist based in the Central Goldfields, Victoria. She has been a practicing artist since 2000 and completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2004. Since completing her studies, Macguire relocated to a rural environment in the Central Goldfields. She is drawn to materials that reconnect her to traditional craft practices. Her work has been selected for a number of awards and scholarships and she has recently received the CAL Victorian Indigenous Art Award for three dimensional works and the People’s Choice prize. Recent exhibitions include; Both Sides of the Street, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, 2015; The F Word, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, 2014; Ill Fitted, Forty Five Downstairs, Melbourne, 2014; Small Treasures, Big Ideas, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough. Georgia MacGuire’s work is held in public collections including City of Melbourne and Ararat Regional Art Gallery. (Text Courtesy NETS Victoria)
image: Georgia MacGuire (Wurundjeri), Emblem 2015, Paperbark, wire, floral tape, emu feathers, Dimensions variable. Installation view of ‘Wominjeka: A New Beginning’ at Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne 2015. Photography by James Henry.
The Art Lovers Talk series is FREE. The talks are followed by question and answer time and morning tea.
Places are limited so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865 to secure your spot or book now!