Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Inner West Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery is located in Pidcock Street, Camperdown, next to Camperdown Commons and is available for exhibitions and cultural events by individuals and organisations.
When in use, gallery opening hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm unless otherwise stated.
Entry is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Applications open for Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Inner West Council is seeking local artists, cultural workers and
community organisations to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at
Chrissie Cotter Gallery during 2020.
The closing date is 5pm Friday, 11 October 2019.
Please read the Information for Applicants 2020 before applying.
Click here to apply: https://innerwest.smartygrants.com.au/CCG2020
What's on at the gallery
Exhibition title: Two Blocks Away - Urban Nature
(18 July to 29 July 2019)
Artist: Wendy Joyce
Artwork artist: Wendy Joyce
Artwork: Eco prints on paper scrolls
Wendy Joyce is a local Marrickville artist who has
lived in the Inner West for the past 15 years.
Over the past three years, while completing a Bachelor of Fine
Art/Visual Culture, she started to explore the concept of biophilia and how
people, living in high density urban environments such as the Inner West, can
connect with aspects of nature close to where we live. The artist started by exploring her own
connection to plants that are encountered in her day to day life, in her small
courtyard garden and nearby public spaces such as local parks and street
plantings. ‘By walking the local paths within a couple of blocks from home and taking
the time to notice and investigate cultivated nature around me, I feel more of
a connection to the place that I live and have begun to learn how important the
environment and our connection to it is, for our own health and wellbeing, as
well as the future of the planet.’
Luckily the Inner West has many street plantings, with a wide variety of
mature street trees including many beautiful Eucalyptus species, as well as
nearby parks and the open space and walking tracks near Cooks River.
This exhibition is an exploration of locally growing
plants, both indigenous species and exotic, using a process known as
‘eco-printing’ or ‘botanical contact printing’, and natural plant dyes. The technique is a direct ‘collaboration’
with nature to transfer the image of the plant onto fabric and paper. The printing process has been very
experimental and the objective is to create a feeling rather than an exact
replica of the plant material. Large
installation works are intended to create an immersive environment where the
viewer will see reminders of natural colours, textures and shapes, to evoke a
greater appreciation and understanding and therefore connection to the natural
environment around us.
Exhibition days and hours:
Opening event: Please join Wendy for nibbles on Saturday 20 July at 2pm
General Gallery hours for this event: 11am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday
Websites and social media:
For further information about the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, phone Anthia Hart on (02) 9392 5866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org