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Australian Art in Pakistan - Damon Kowarsky

The Australian High Commission is currently supporting a series of exhibitions of artist Damon Kowarsky throughout Pakistan.

Damon Kowarksy studied printmaking at the Victorian College of Art and Glasgow School of Art and Advanced Figure Drawing with Godwin Bradbeer at RMIT. Since graduating he has exhibited regularly in Australia and abroad and worked as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator. In 2002 he assisted on a dig for the Dakhleh Oasis Project Egypt. In 2007 he taught drawing at Beaconhouse National University Lahore and studied miniature painting under Murad Mumtaz and Mahreen Zuberi. In 2010 he taught printmaking at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi and held a successful solo exhibition at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award and Collie Trust Scholarship, Kowarsky has travelled extensively in South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Architecture and the colours of earth and sky inspire much of his work. Kowarsky exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad.

Damon Kowarsky's work in Pakistan comprises both exhibitions of solo works and a series of collaborative prints developed with renowned Pakistani Artist Mohammad Atif Khan. The collaboration, which has been completed with the support of the High Commission and the National College of Arts, Lahore.

The works can be viewed here and at galleries in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.