A Century of Drawings
26 April - 31 August 2003
BHP Community Trust Gallery
This two-part exhibition provided an in-depth look at outstanding drawings from the State Art Collection. Examining the ongoing significance of drawing from 1900 to the present day, this display explored the experience of the everyday world through the work of international, national and Western Australian artists. The Humours concentrated on figurative art from the Collection, foregrounding the sensual aspects of mark-making in relationship to the body. Spanning Tom Roberts to Mike Parr, it featured works by Augustus John, William Kentridge, Louis Kahan, Nola Farman and Gordon Bennett. 'Microclimates' looks at depictions of place and space, investigating the ways in which artists map the psychological and physical environments they inhabit. Artists include Hans Heysen, Robert MacPherson, A.B. Webb and Howard Taylor.
Mike Parr, Elegnem sa Essitam (The great divide) 1985 (detail), Collection Art Gallery of Western Australia