CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture - Cowra Regional Art Gallery

From Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 02:00 pm to Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 04:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
From Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 02:00 pm to Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 04:00 pm
WHERE
Cowra Regional Art Gallery at 77 Darling Street
COWRA, New South Wales, Australia, 2794
COST
This is a free event!
CONTACT
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
02 6340 2190 02 6340 2190
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Description

Cowra Regional Art Gallery - ADMISSION FREE

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 2pm - 4pm

CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Curated by JamFactory’s Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator) and Brian Parkes (CEO), the exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with concrete within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia.

Having a history spanning over 3000 years, concrete was first used by Egyptians in the building of the pyramids before the Romans produced what today we call hydraulic cement based concrete, used most dramatically in the Pantheon (completed 128AD). With the fall of the Roman Empire the secrets of concrete were lost, and it was not until the early nineteenth century that, through the development of Portland Cement, modern concrete was born.

It is hard to imagine a world without concrete. A material so ubiquitous we rarely take the opportunity to consider its impact on our lives and its role in the development of modern societies. This exhibition aims to question our preconceptions of concrete and to consider its functional as well as its expressive, poetic and aesthetic dimensions.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, David, 2018. edition of 6 plus AP concrete, enamel, oxide 390 x 480 x 310. Photo: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Courtesy of the artist and Moore Contemporary

Cost and Tickets

Cost & Tickets

This is a free event!
Organizer

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Phone: 02 6340 2190 02 6340 2190

cowraartgallery@cowra.nsw.gov.au
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Venue

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

77 Darling Street
COWRA, New South Wales, Australia
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