Magna civitas, magna solitude
[A great city,
a great desert]
For the past year Trinity Grammar School Kew has been pleased to have Melbourne based printmaker Damon Kowarsky as Artist in Residence.
A keen traveller, Damon has used the time in the Trinity Art Department to engage with students in the middle to upper secondary level and produce work inspired by cities as diverse as Cairo, Chicago, Melbourne and New York.
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. Since graduating in 2000 he has exhibited regularly in Australia and abroad and worked as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator. In 2002 he assisted on a dig for the Dakhleh Oasis Project Egypt.
Kowarsky has travelled extensively in North Africa, West Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Architecture and the colours of earth and sky inspire much of his work.
In 2007 he taught drawing at Beaconhouse National University Lahore and studied miniature painting under Murad Mumtaz and Mahreen Zuberi. In February 2010 he taught printmaking at Indus Valley School Karachi and held a very successful solo exhibition at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
Kowarsky recently participated in the 3rd Luxor International Painting Symposium in Egypt and returned to Australia from travels along the Silk Road in Iran and Uzbekistan. He is currently working on a series of prints inspired by these experiences.
Trinity Grammar School
Charles St, Kew
Opening Tues 22 Feb 530 to 730 pm
Gallery hours Mon to Fri 9 am to 5
Closing Saturday 26 March
Contact Mr John Waller 03 9854 3600