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12 April 2009 - December 2010


Home brings together images and objects that awaken ideas and feelings about our sense of place.

The notion of home involves memory, history and human relationships as often embodied in material objects. This theme presents a variety of works of art which encourage us to think about how we relate to physical locations and how objects contribute to our sense of identity. Evoking delight in material creativity, Home presents familiar objects and landscapes in new and playful ways.

This theme extends to the police Court, which remains from the Centenary building's previous incarnation. In response to the building's history, works in the court room engage with issues around power and criminality.



Frank Auerbach 

Looking towards Mornington Crescent Station, Night


oil on hardboard

127.0 x 126.5 cm

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased 1974

© Frank Auerbach 1972-1973

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See also


State Art Collection Themed exhibitions on display






Last Reviewed 5 May 2011


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