Melbourne, 3 Nov 2016 — 20 Nov 2016

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Catharsis - Kevin Mortensen

“Like an omnipresent bird that surveys humanity in all its complexity from an elevated position, Mortensen`s art develops from astute observation. His recent sculpture The Overseer, features a raven atop a tower, acting as a sentinel and observer like Odin the Nordic raven God, surveying all that pass by. Birds have been a powerful recurring motif in much of Kevin’s work since the 1970’s. As foregrounded in his Venice Biennale performance piece Even the Hairs on your Forearms Grow in the Same Direction as their Feathers (1980) Mortensen highlights the evolutionary link between humans and birds”.

Kevin Mortensen
Figurative and abstract sculptor and printmaker Kevin Mortensen studied at the Melbourne Teachers College and …
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Kevin Mortensen: Serious Play

Kevin Mortensen’s enigmatic artworks are as diverse as the media in which he is proficient, with persistent narratives appearing throughout …

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2018 Melbourne Art Trams

From 1978 to 1993 the Transporting Art project saw local luminaries like Mirka Mora, Michael Leunig, Howard Arkley and Reg Mombassa making …

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Highly Commended winners of the 2018 Australian Print Triennial Award

Congratulations to Jock Clutterbuck, Rosalind Atkins and Glenda Orr, each of whom have been awarded Highly Commended winners of the …

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Peter Wegner – 2018 Black Swan Art Prize Highly Commended Award

Congratulations Peter Wegner, who has been awarded the second 2018 Highly Commended Award in the prestigious Black Swan Art Prize. Wegner received …

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