SAM Drawing Wall #25: Elizabeth Gower

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Drawing Wall #25: Elizabeth Gower will be on display until Sunday 12 February, 2017.

Elizabeth Gower is the next artist to feature on the SAM Drawing Wall.

Using cuttings from old advertising catalogues, price tags and junk mail, Gower has created a series of collages that form rhythmic and geometric patterns across the SAM Drawing Wall.

Drawing Wall #25 is a reworking of 365 Rotations, a piece that Gower developed for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now, 2013-14 and AC Institute, New York, 2014. SAM’s Drawing Wall #25, integrates advertising collateral from Shepparton based businesses such as SPC Ardmona and Campbell’s Soups, connecting her work to the regional food production industry.

Gower has held over 30 individual exhibitions in Australia and overseas, including shows at Cite Internationale des Arts Gallery, Paris, 2007; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2011; and Cubism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2009. Her work is held in many notable public collections both in Australia and internationally and is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

The SAM Drawing Wall is an ongoing series of commissioned, temporary, site specific wall based drawings or installations that enliven the foyer space of the Eastbank Centre, directly outside SAM.

Drawing Wall #25: Elizabeth Gower will be on display until Sunday 12 February, 2017.