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Roy Wiggan Spring water (Ilma - ceremonial emblem) 1993

 

AGWA curator Carly Lane

 

  OBJECTS GALLERY - Gifts to the fallen

  2 July 2016 - 9 July 2017 | FREE

  INTERNATIONAL

  CURATED BY CARLY LANE,

  ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART

 

 

This new Gallery space will become a permanent display space for AGWA’s growing collection of objects.


All people and cultures grapple with how to deal with death. It is a distressing experience for those dying and those left behind. In spite of this, funerals and other mortuary ceremonies can be splendid things. They allow us to mourn and also to celebrate life in equal measure; they enable us to remember the individuals and groups of people who have in some way shaped our present and our past.

The exhibition, Gifts to the Fallen, is both a pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective. It presents a combination of traditional and contemporary objects that reference Aboriginal mortuary beliefs and practices. By opening up these ideas, the exhibition is also an invitation for all of us to remember someone who was close or special – for remembering is perhaps the best and last gift we can give the departed.

Artists represented include Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Janet Fieldhouse, Ricardo Idagi, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Dr David Malangi, Yhonnie Scarce, Roy Wiggan and Joyce Winsley.

Ricardo Idagi Baizam Tirig (sharks teeth) 2008   Joyce Winsley Church lady 1998

IN CONVERSATION 

1pm, Sunday 17 July 2016 | FREE


Objects as part of the Collection
We start in the Imagination Room where AGWA Curators Robert Cook and Carly Lane will talk about the two new objects spaces recently launched at the Gallery. Then they will head into spaces to view the launch displays.

 

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In Conversation
is a free series that takes place on the third Sunday of each month in AGWA's Imagination Room. Join us for topical discussions that flow from our exhibition program as we invite curators, special guests, and arts professionals into the Gallery for their views on key themes and trends.

FOUNDATION TOUR OF OBJECTS GALLERY AND CRAFT & DESIGN GALLERY

6pm, Wednesday 6 July

Foundation Members Event

Foundation members will have a private tour with AGWA Curators Robert Cook and Carly Lane to view the two new display spaces.

GURU GUIDED TOURS | FREE

Diverse & Dynamic – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works
11am-12pm & 1-2pm, Wednesdays

Discover some of the many styles and themes that form this unique and inspiring expression of Australian Indigenous culture. View works that reflect the richness and diversity of Indigenous culture, from remote locations, regional and urban centres, all of which communicate the artists’ ideas about place, country, identity and belonging.

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Roy Wiggan
Spring water (Ilma - ceremonial emblem) 1993
wood, paint, wool, cotton
42 x 90cm (irregular)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1993

Ricardo Idagi

Baizam Tirig (sharks teeth) 2008
Feathers, mussel shell, goa nuts, tooth, bamboo, cane, raffia

85.8 x 51.0 x 39.0 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of the Artist, 2010
Image © Ricardo Idagi, 2009

Joyce Winsley
Church lady 1998
Guildford grasses and cordyline
41 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1999



 

 


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