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Introducing the Artwork of Carmel Cosgrove


This month, the team at Community Bank Seddon are thrilled to exhibit the work of local artist, Carmel Cosgrove.

Carmel is a multidisciplinary artist and has been a resident of Seddon and Yarraville since 2001.  Studying Fine Arts with Honours at RMIT she has been a finalist in various arts prizes including the Gallipoli Art Prize, Environmental Art and Design Prize and the John Leslie Art Prize. Notably, she was the overall winner of the 2023 Show Your West-Side Art Exhibition and Prize in Footscray and the 2006 Tattersalls Contemporary Art Prize at the Substation Arts Centre in Newport. Carmel has participated in numerous group shows and held her most-recent solo exhibition at SOL Gallery in Fitzroy in 2023.  Additionally, Carmel is a selected participant for the Atelier Artist in Residence program at Westcove Estate in Ireland, mid-April 2024.

Carmel’s work explores the relationship between, and her emotional connection to, the themes of landscape and place.  She is fascinated by the cultural and environmental shifts within both local urban locations and remote landscapes.

The video works in the exhibition include footage from 2003 of the disquieting streets and laneways of Seddon, as well as a barren, lifeless Footscray swimming pool post-closure in 2005.  The videos were exhibited at the 2006 Tattersalls Contemporary Art Prize, the 2005 Big West Festival Exposure exhibition at Trocadero in Footscray and the 2008 Hobsons Bay City Council Art in Public Places in Williamstown.

The other works on display are recreated landscapes that explore layers of different mediums and the concept of displacement through the interplay of nature and graffiti.  Merging digital and physical suspended elements together explores the significance of these changes and how to perceive the ever-evolving layers of the landscape.

The Community Bank Seddon welcomes Carmel’s exhibition from 1 March – 19 April. Pop in any time Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Learn more:

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