Friday, 25 October 2013

Archie Cowan - A local history in drawing

'Gowrie', 10 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds
Archie Cowan (1938-2011) was born in Scotland. Much of his work consisted of finely detailed pen and ink drawings although he also worked in other media including oils, acrylics, water colour, pastel, pencil and charcoal. His work now hangs in 30 countries and in many private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Archie also used his drawings in a range of calendars and planners that he produced for various organisations. He had several one-man exhibitions, but mostly directed his talents toward commissioned work.

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of towns and suburbs of Victoria. 

A selection of his drawings are currently on display at the RHSV until Tuesday 26 November, 10 am to 4 pm.  For further information see http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions

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