Project Time! Winter Residency Open Studio + Artist Talks
Yarra Sculpture Gallery and the Contemporary Sculptor's Association is proud to present the work of Dr. Rushdi Anwar, Cezary Stulgis and Anne-Marie Kuter from the Winter Residency, Project Time!
Please join us on Saturday, 29th of July from 1pm to listen to the artist talks from our Artists in Residence.
About the Artists:
Dr. RUSHDI ANWAR
ARTIST TALK: 1pm Sat 29th JULY
Rushdi Anwar is a Melbourne-based artist originally from Kurdistan. His installation, sculptures, painting, photo-painting, and video works often reflect on the socio-political issues of the Middle East. Exploring these issues through an investigation of form conditions, material vocabularies and processes, his works reference the social and political unrest in his home country and his Kurdish heritage, but they also have a broader message and talk to us of care, attention and even redemption through art.
He was educated in Kurdistan and Australia studying at the Institute of Kirkuk, Enmore Design Centre / Sydney Institute- Sydney. He holds a Master of Fine Art (MFA) 2010 and a Doctorate of Philosophy Art (PhD) 2016, in the School of Art in RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
He has held solo and group exhibitions widely in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Japan, Kurdistan, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.
ARTIST TALK: 1:30pm Sat 29th JULY
Cezary has a comprehensive visual arts background; Certificate of Arts and Design in Brisbane 1992, Bachelor of Visual Arts in QUT, Brisbane in 1995, MFA with Distinction from the renowned Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow Poland in 2000. His solo shows have exhibited Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay Sydney, Melbourne and Poland. Cezary has been commissioned by corporations and councils for more than 20 public sculptures across Australia and featured in publications since 1992. In 2007 he was awarded the Creative Sparks Grant from Brisbane City Council and in 2009 he received the Regional Arts Development Found, Sunshine Coast Council. Currently, Cezary is completing a Winter Residency at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery and is represented by West End Art Space in Melbourne.
Born in Poland and currently based in Australia, Cezary Stulgis’ is a sculptor, painter and designer whose highly distinctive work fuses ‘next-level’ aesthetics with classical craftsmanship – a reflection of his artistic roots in the street art movement of the mid-eighties and formal training as a sculptor and painter at the renowned Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Poland.
Cezary’s unique style and interdisciplinary skill-set has earned him a reputation internationally as a creative and technically proficient professional artist. His versatility finds him equally at home working with architects on large urban landscape sculpture projects or in a studio with graphic designers. He has successfully completed numerous public art commissions in Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom and continues to exhibit extensively.
Installation in Gallery 1
Anne-Marie Kuter’s residency explores rhythm, repetition and colour by making artworks from her collection of acrylic paint and bangles sourced from work, op shops and friends. Her interest stems from using items destined for the waste bin or given away as no longer valued by the wearer, and then re-configuring them into something of beauty.