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11 November 2009

McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia Director Stefano Carboni is delighted to announce that the Gallery is presenting the McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17 exhibition - a fresh look at McCubbin's late work. It concentrates on the last 11 years of his life when he produced his most vibrant works, one which express his sense of delight in, and comfort within, the Australian landscape. The exhibition is sure to be one of the highlights of Perth's cultural calendar this summer.

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5 November 2009

2009 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards - People's Choice Award winner announced

 

The People's Choice Award of $5,000 from Australia's richest Indigenous contemporary art award was announced today - the winner is Share Pickett from Quairading [Balladong Country], WA. For the second year in a row, members of the public have recognised the talent of Shane Pickett in his group fo artworks displayed in the awards exhibition. The Gallery is pleased to launch the nomination process for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010. These national awards are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists residing in Australia.
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19 October 2009

BODY: an exhibition from the State Art Collection

 

BODY is an exhibition drawn from the State Art Collection, it will displays works that take the human body as its starting point. BODY will focus on corporeality in many quises, from the seemingly simple representation of the human form to artworks by Indigenous Australian artists that are drawn from ceremonial markings on the human body, to works by contemporary artists that are determined by the physical body of the artist or seek to include the body of the viewer within their realm. BODY opens 21 November 2009.

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19 October 2009

BUILT: an exhibition from the State Art Collection

 

Built is an exhibition drawn from the State Art Collection, which is concerned with built forms, both sculptural and pictorial, as well as concepts of order and disorder, containment and collapse. It features a recent major acquistion by Callum Morton, a sculptural installation entitled Monument #23 Slump 2009, and Narelle Jubelin's elegant installation, Soft Shoulder 1994. Built opens 7 November 2009.

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27 August 2009

Vintage Barbie @ the Gallery…Celebrate Barbie’s 50th!

 

To celebrate the 50th Birthday of Barbie, the Art Gallery of WA has teamed up with renowned collector Neil Taylor to showcase his Barbie vintage collection in a special display and events to coincide with the school holidays. Vintage Barbie @ the Gallery opens 23 September 2009.

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24 July 2009

2009 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards winners announced

 

Australia's richest Indigenous contemporary art award winners were announced by Culture and the Arts Minister John Day at an awards ceremony held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on 24 July 2009.
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9 July 2009

Abstract Earth: The Photography of Richard Woldendorp

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to release details of the upcoming exhibition Abstract Earth: The Photography of Richard Woldendorp opening at the Art Gallery of WA on Saturday 1 August 2009. Abstract Earth: The Photography of Richard Woldendorp showcases the incredible skill of this early pioneer of aerial photography, as it is almost impossible to distinguish whether his untouched photographic works are photographs or indeed painted works of art.
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10 June 2009

ARTBAR starts this Thursday

 

Gary Dufour, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, hails ARTBAR as "an innovative new cultural offering which, judging by ticket sales, has already attracted new and younger audiences to the Gallery.  ARTBAR combines late night openings of key exhibitions with other art forms such as stand-up comedy and contemporary music, offering Perth an invigorating and stimulating program mix over the winter months."... The final performance on Thursday 17 September is also announced.
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12 May 2009

Finalists for the 2009 WA Indigenous Art Awards announced

 

Finalists for Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art awards have been announced by Culture and the Arts Minister John Day. Mr Day congratulated the 15 artists and one artists’ group who have been selected as the finalists for this year’s Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition.

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23 April 2009

THING - beware the material world

 

THNG beware the material world is a bold new exhibition of furniture, lighting, sculpture, and photography from across the globe. The exhibition celebrates the human impulse to shape and re-shape the world around us. It includes works made from a range of processes including hi-tech machining, creative recycling and delicate handcrafting.

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10 March 2009

Year 12 Perspectives

 

Year 12 Perspectives is a celebration of the talents and creativity of our next generation of artists. It showcases and recognises the magnificent achievements of Year 12 TEE Art and Art and Design students from across Western Australia.

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20 January 2009

Larrakitj - Kerry Stokes Collection

 

Since 2000, a forest of Larrakitj comprising works by Yolngu artists from North East Arnhem Land has been gradually taking shape in Perth. The public now has the opportunity to see this unique collection of 95 memorial poles in this free exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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13 January 2009

Everywhen Exhibition

 

Everywhen, on show at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from Saturday 31 January through to Sunday 31 May 2009, explores the richness and beauty of bark paintings from the Yirrkala community of north-east Arnhem Land. This exhibition will feature selected works from the State Art Collection, including many that were acquired by collector Louis Allen between the late 1950s and 1970s.

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28August 2008

Art Gallery of Western Australia Director Announced

 

Chair of the Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Helen Cook, in conjunction with Director General of the Department of Culture and the Arts, Allanah Lucas, are pleased to advise that Dr Stefano Carboni has been appointed Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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