Van Sowerwine – News
VAN SOWERWINE: WINNER OF THE PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND’S NATIONAL NEW MEDIA ART AWARD 2010
Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award 2010
28 August - 7 November 2010 | Gallery 2.1, GoMA, Brisbane Queensland
Stills Gallery would like to announce and congratulate Van Sowerwine & Isobel Knowles, winners of the 2010 Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award. The Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award is Australia’s most significant prize for new media art.
The winning entry You Were In My Dream 2010 is a playful work that offers a rare combination of interactivity, narrative and nostalgia... It is wonderful to see a new media work that comments so succinctly on 21st century participatory culture by making the screen so tactile. The work of Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine invites the individual into a dreamlike narrative realm. This is a work that will delight audiences of all ages.
The two-part award involves a $75 000 prize for the winning art work, which then becomes part of the Queensland Art Gallery's Collection; and a $25 000 scholarship, presented to an emerging Queensland new media artist.
DORATA MYTYCH & VAN SOWERWINE: EXPERIMENTA UTOPIA NOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART
The Arts Centre, Melbourne
12 February - 14 March 2010
Dorota Mytych and Van Sowerwine are presenting work in the 2010 Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art. Stills exhibited 3-screen video work Tea Leaf Reading by Dorota Mytych in February 2009. Her work Mutatis Mutandis features in the Biennial along with the Experimenta commissioned animation, You Were In My Dream, by Van Sowerwine in collaboration with Isobel Knowles.
A CHILD'S EYES: VAN SOWERWINE
Western Plains Cultural Centre
23 May - 23 June 2009
This solo exhibition of Van Sowerwine's work encompasses her interdisciplinary practice featuring video, photography, sound and interactive installation. Creating young, seemingly innocent, animated subjects her works explores how childhood behaviour and experience blur the distinction between the real and imaginary.