Submit your self-portrait for a new art project

4 Nov 2022
Healthy Community Bulleen Doncaster Doncaster East Warrandyte
Woman dressed in black sits on stool and draws a face onto the wall, child's drawing with the word Max is stuck to the wall to her right

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

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Bulleen Library
Bulleen Plaza Manningham Road, Bulleen, VIC 3105

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The Pines Library
Cnr Reynolds & Blackburn Roads, Doncaster East VIC 3109

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Warrandyte Library
Warrandyte Community Centre, 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte VIC 3113

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Experience the drawing performance

Where: Manningham Art Gallery, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

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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
  • Artbank
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Poznan Academy of Fine Arts
  • Western Washington University.

Photo: Longin Sarnecki