Manningham residents are invited to submit a self-portrait for a new art project by artist Gosia Wlodarczak.
Submit from 3 November to 1 December via post boxes at MC Square and Manningham libraries. Gosia will use the portraits to create a large drawing installation called A Space of Facial Deconstruction.
Visit the Manningham Art Gallery over five days (between 11.00am to 5.00pm from 29 November to 3 December) to watch Gosia create the art in real time. Each day she will select portraits and create impressions of them onto the walls of the Gallery. This will result in a stunning portrait of the Manningham community.
The installation will be on display at the Gallery until 17 December.
Find a self-portrait station and post-box at the below locations
MC Square Foyer
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, VIC 3108
Bulleen Plaza Manningham Road, Bulleen, VIC 3105
The Pines Library
Cnr Reynolds & Blackburn Roads, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Warrandyte Community Centre, 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte VIC 3113
Experience the drawing performance
Where: Manningham Art Gallery, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108
When: Tuesday 29 November to Saturday 3 December 2022, 11.00am to 5.00pm
About the artist
Born in Poland, and living in Melbourne, Gosia Wlodarczak interprets her immediate surroundings through the language of drawing.
Wlodarczak’s practice is cross-disciplinary, extending towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound, photo and moving-collage; she refers to it as trans-disciplinary drawing.
Her works form rich linear tapestries that archive the artist’s fleeting perceptions. Tracing and re-tracing, she historicises the immediate moment through a pentimenti of mark-marking.
Her work is represented in collections including:
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
- Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art
- Deakin University
- Edith Cowan University
- Murdoch University
- Poznan Academy of Fine Arts
- Western Washington University.
Photo: Longin Sarnecki