2011 Acquisitions

 

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Below is a selection of 2011 acquisitions
 

SinÉ MacPherson

born 1952

Siné MacPherson has had a long interest in visual information systems and how they are recorded, particularly natural phenomena such as the weather, the colour of birds and plants as well as words used to describe colours. Her paintings are referenced from art history, literature, the dictionary and physical science texts. These inform her excursions into an expressive abstraction that articulates a visual vocabulary compatible with found text descriptions.

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Siné MacPherson
Rainbow 1, 2011
from Rainbow series, oil and enamel on canvas, 100 x 100cm, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

 

Daisy Rossi

born 1879, Australia

died 1974

Daisy Rossi trained in Australia and initially worked mostly as a portrait painter in Perth. Income from these commissions enabled her to travel and study overseas, and on her return to Australia in 1911 she turned to the painting of impressionistic landscape sketches and studies of local wildflowers.

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Daisy Rossi

not titled [view of boats on the Swan River], not dated, oil on card, 19.5 x 29.7 cm, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Gift of The Estate of Barbara and Margaret Evans, 2011

 

Candice Breitz

born 1972, South Africa

Candice Breitz in filmic and photographic works over the past decade has responded to our apparently culturally insatiable appetite for details from the lives of others.

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Candice Breitz
Factum McNamara (from the series Factum) 2009, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011, © the artist, Installation view: White Cube Hoxton Square, London, 12 February - 20 March 2010, Photo: Todd-White Art Photography, Courtesy White Cube

     

Carl Plate

born 1909, Australia

died 1977

Carl Plate studied and travelled in Australia and London in the 1930s and developed an appreciation of modern art as a result. On his return to Sydney in 1940 Plate became a firm advocate for modernism through his work both as an artist and as the owner of the highly influential Notanda Gallery and bookshop.

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Carl Plate

Untitled [surreal landscape] 1944, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Gift of Sue and Ian Bernadt, 2011

     

Annie Louise Andrews

born 1881
died 1972, Great Britain

Little is known about the life and art practice of Annie Andrews. Yet the little we do know about her and the maturity of the pencil sketches contained within her sketchbook reveals an artist with graphic experience and technical proficiency.

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Annie Louise Andrews

not titled [sketchbook containing 24 pencil sketches] 1919-1920 (detail), State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, gift of Helen Birch, 2011

     

Ethel Spowers

born 1890
died 1947, Australia

This is the first work by Ethel Spowers to enter the State Art Collection, boosting the representation of modernist female artists, and in particular printmakers, in the Collection. More widely, it serves to illustrate important developments in printmaking practice in this country.

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Ethel Spowers

Swings 1932, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation - Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Paul Caporn

born 1969, Australia

Caporn builds his recent sculptural objects from received systems of common material only to let them fail, thereby deconstructing their meaning and their role in contemporary life. In this work, children’s interlocking playground rubber mats are reworked into the structure of a scissor-lift which, unable to sustain its own weight, has collapsed.

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Paul Caporn
Insupportable 2011 (installation view), State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Rebecca Dagnall

born 1972, Australia

Dagnall’s work is not softly sentimental though. In fact, it’s her balance dark and light that makes her images so vital.

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Rebecca Dagnall
Paradise 5, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Jan Billycan

born c.1930 Kirriwirri
Language: Yulparija

Jan Billycan’s series of paintings, depicting the Country around her birth-site, Kirriwirri, exhibit her natural ability to create canvases defined by highly active and textured surfaces.

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Jan Billycan
Kirriwirri 2011, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased through The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest - Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Jeremy Lepisto

born 1974, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States of America

Jeremy Lepisto is a glass artist with considerable experience working in technical capacities in Bullseye and other glass companies.

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Jeremy Lepisto
All the stories (from the Crate series) 2010, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Penelope Forlano

born 1973, Western Australia

Penelope Forlano is a young Western Australian designer. The Terrain side table is the first of her works to enter the Collection.

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Penelope Forlano
Terrain side table 2010, Purchased through the Peter Fogarty Design Fund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
     

Timothy Cook

born: 1958, Milikapiti, Melville Island
Language: Tiwi

Timothy Cook is an established artist working from Milikapiti (Snake Bay) on Melville Island in the Northern Territory.

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Timothy Cook
Kulama 2011, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Foundation, 2011, Image © Timothy Cook, courtesy of Jilamara Arts & Crafts and Seva Frangos Art
     

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

born: c.1924
Language: Kayardild

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori is an established contemporary Kayardild artist who currently lives and works on Mornington Island, in the southern Gulf of Carpenteria, Queensland.

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Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Thundi 2010, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund and The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011

     

Jon Goulder

born 1970, Bowral, New South Wales

Goulder’s respectful and sensitive use of natural materials resides within a context of Australian object design that works with, not against, the demands of its media.

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John Goulder
Oh la la dining chair 1, 2, 3, 5 2009, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
     

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