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Growth habits — Julia Gorman
12 April 2014 to 5 July 2015

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Special events in conjunction with this major contemporary art commission:

Meet the artist—
Julia Gorman
Tuesday 8 April at 11.00am
Thursday 10 April at 11.00am

Take advantage of these opportunities to chat with artist in residence, Julia Gorman, as she installs her major new commission, Growth habits. Duration—30 minutes. Free! No bookings required.

Creative kids workshops—
Creep and crawl
Tuesday 15 April at 11.00am

A fun, interactive family-friendly workshop presented by artist Julia Gorman. Children will explore Gorman’s wall drawing, plant life, colour and abstract forms before creating their own work of art to take home. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Duration—1.5 hours. Cost—Gallery members $5/Non-members $10. Bookings essential—03 5229 3645 or email us today.

Artist floortalk—
Julia Gorman
Tuesday 15 April at 3.00pm

Join Julia Gorman for a fascinating floortalk about her major installation, Growth habits, and her artistic practice. Duration—45 minutes. Free! No bookings required.


Artist in residence—
7 to 11 April 2014

Completed installation on display—
12 April 2014 to 5 July 2015

Geelong Gallery is thrilled to welcome Julia Gorman as artist in residence this week as she installs a major contemporary art commission on the west walls of the Gallery's permanent collection rooms.

Growth habits, an abstract wall drawing realised in vinyl, takes its inspiration from the free-flowing form of garden succulents. Just as they do in a natural setting, Gorman's vibrant stylised interpretation of plant stems and leaves will take root inside the Gallery.

Julia Gorman will undertake her residency in full public view, providing visitors to the Gallery with the opportunity to view an artist at work and to engage in discussion, at designated times, about her practice and the evolution of this major installation.


Exhibition sponsor

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

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Melissa Hart

Marketing and Public Programs Co-ordinator
Geelong Gallery