Damon Kowarsky

For more than twenty years Damon Kowarsky has travelled the world, making etchings and drawings inspired by the architecture and landscape of the places he has visited.

Kowarsky studied printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Glasgow School of Art and Advanced Figure Drawing with Godwin Bradbeer at RMIT.

Kowarsky is the recipient of numerous prizes including a Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award, Creative Victoria New Works Grant and Australia Council Asia-Australia Creative Partnerships Grant. He has worked as a scientific and courtroom illustrator and in 2002 assisted as an archaeological illustrator for the Dakhleh Oasis Project Egypt.

In 2016 with the support of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists he undertook a two-month residency in Léhon, France. Works from this residency were shown at Warrnambool Art Gallery in a substantial survey of his prints and drawings in 2018. In 2019 he participated in Art Colony Studenica in a 12th Century monastery in the Serbian mountains and 2022 he participated in the Al Balad Art Residency Jeddah through the support of the Saudi Ministry of Culture. More recently he returned to Serbia to take part in Art Colony Sicevo and exhibit at Galeria Art55 Niš.

Damon’s current art adventure has taken him to the Channel Islands where he has been invited to make work in response to William Turner’s 1832 visit to Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark.

Damon exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad, holding solo exhibitions in cities including Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York, Philadelphia, Wellington, Cairo, Damascus, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi and Serbia.


Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.


Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), Victorian College of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

Landscape from France/Paysages de France, Altenburg & Co, Braidwood

Pérégrinations, Alliance Française de Melbourne
Paysages, Hipcat Gallery, Newbury

Sans Frontières, Warrnambool Art Gallery
En France, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Les Contemplations, Odd One Out Gallery, Hong Kong

These and Other Shores, Joshua McClelland Print Room
On the Shores, Portland Bay Press

Blue Ways, Aesop Garosugil, Seoul
Prints, Portland Bay Press
Works from the Residency, Bait al Dalaleel, Muscat

Prints, IVS Gallery, Karachi
Garden City, Color Gallery, Lahore
Made in China, Bird’s Gallery, Ke
Over There, Odd One Out, Hong Kong

Lifelike, Gallery 1156

Here and there, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
If you look at the city from here, Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia

Near and Far, British Council Damascus
In Visible Cities, Mashrabia Gallery Cairo

Perdesi, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore

Group Exhibitions (selected)

20 [2020], Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
Midsumma Art Prize, No Vacancy Gallery
PINK, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
Editions 2020, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne

The Flowing Visual Threshold, Tianjin Art Museum
Image and Text, The Art Vault Mildura
7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery

Four Hands, Naïve Art Story, Korea
Editions, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne

Namaste, Kala Srōt Art Gallery, Lucknow
Editions, Tacit Contemporary Art
New Collaborations in Printmaking, Twelve Gates Arts Philadelphia
Across the Land and the Water, ArtChowk, Karachi
Come to Witness, Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore

MICA/Klots Residency Exhibition, Abbeye de Lehon, France
Retrospective, PG Printmaker Gallery
Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim, Galerie Sophie Lanoë, Paris
Hybrid IIMC², Manningham Arts Centre

The Memory of Flowers, Haja Center, Seoul
Hybrid II, Islamic Museum of Australia
Zodiac, Sofitel Sydney, Wentworth
2×2, Solander Gallery, New Zealand
Hybrid II, Gandhara Art Space, Karachi

Hybrid II, Rohtas II Gallery Lahore
Along the River, Sofitel, Melbourne on Collins
Life Along the River, Odd One Out Hong Kong

Hybrid, Joshua McClelland Print Room
Along the River, The Art Vault Mildura
Hybrid, Twelve Gates Arts
Meet in the Middle, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins