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New face in the frame on AGWA's Board

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has announced the three-year appointment of Trish Ridsdale to the Art Gallery of Western Australia Board, together with the re-appointment of Hamish Beck.

Minister's Media Release

Tom malone prize 2003-2012 & translucence: contemporary glass

This year the Art Gallery of Western Australia celebrates 10 years of the Tom Malone Prize and will be exhibited alongside Translucence: contemporary glass. The combined exhibitions feature work by 2012’s shortlisted makers, all past winners and a selection of glass works from the State Art Collection. Works have been selected to bring to view objects which have been recently purchased, and those works that precede and parallel the works of the Tom Malone Prize acquisitions.

Gallery's Media Release

The Winner of the 2011 People’s Choice Award is…

Michael Cook from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland has won the People’s Choice Award
of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011.

Michael Cook’s manipulated digital photographs explore the impact of European settlement
on Indigenous Australians historically and through to the present moment. His works also
examine the power structures introduced with colonisation.

Gallery's Media Release
Minister's Media Release


Art Gallery of WA & Water Corporation Win 2011 National
Visy Arts & Environment Award at AbaF Award

In July 2007, a partnership began between the Water Corporation and the Art Gallery of Western
Australia. The partnership aimed to explore the use of artistic and creative expression as a platform to
enhance awareness about water; tracing its past, present and future value in our community. The
partnership’s ongoing vision is to engage audiences, foster awareness and inspire the community
through art to value the most precious resource of water. This vision was recognised at the 2012
National AbaF Awards held in Perth on Tuesday night.

Gallery's Media Release

 

Princely Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum opens exclusively in Perth

Doors will open tomorrow (24 September 2011) on the much anticipated Princely Treasures:
European Masterpieces 1600 – 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum
.

This first class international show from one of the world’s greatest museums is set to inspire
and delight, offering Western Australians a rare opportunity to experience these European
masterpieces on their doorstep.

Gallery's Media Release
Minister's Media Release

 

Lotterywest gives art gallery space to play

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today presented a Lotterywest cheque for $36,162 to Friends of the Art Gallery of WA for activities focused around Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 - 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Minister's Media Release
 


Festival to bring the Commonwealth to the people during CHOGM

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today launched the program of outdoor concerts, world-class exhibitions, art, films, street theatre, and more than 70 free activities that will transform the city as part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth.

The launch was hosted by the Art Gallery of Western Australia amongst by the works on display in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards.

Minister's Media Release

 

The Art Gallery of WA’s TomorrowFund reaches its Multi-million Goal

Three years ago the TomorrowFund was launched – an inspired campaign to create a $25million
endowment for the acquisition of works of contemporary art. It was an ambitious program designed to transform and build the State Art Collection through an expanded contemporary collection of
Indigenous, Western Australian, Australian and international art.

Gallery's Media Release
Minister's Media Release

 

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards recipients announced

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day announced the Western Australian Indigenous Arts Awards 2011 recipients at the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s awards ceremony last night.

Minister's Media Release

 

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the
country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and
excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the
significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to
Australian art, culture and society.

16 finalists will be represented in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011.
The artists who have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition have the
opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes. The awards comprise a group exhibition of
outstanding art and three non-acquisitive awards totalling $65,000: the Western
Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000; the Western Australian Artist Award of
$10,000; and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000.

Gallery's Media Release

Collection in focus
Plates, blocks and stones: five centuries of international prints

AGWA is delighted to introduce Collection in focus – a new series of displays which form part of the
program of rotating exhibitions on the first floor of the main building. Each of these displays will provide an in-depth exploration of distinct areas of the State Art Collection. Launching this exciting
new initiative is Plates, blocks and stones: five centuries of international prints, a selection of 88  rarely seen international prints featuring works produced over five centuries by some of the most influential figures in Western art. The display traces key developments in technique and explores the radically different approaches artists have taken to produce a range of intimate, delicate, compelling and sophisticated works of art.

Gallery's Media Release

Art Gallery of WA and The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Form an Exclusive Australian Partnership

As part of the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Great Collections of the World series,
AGWA and MoMA will present six world-class exhibitions over three years from June 2012,
through a newly formed partnership series

Gallery's Media Release
Minister's Media Release

Ernst & Young become Principal Series Sponsor of the
Great Collections of the World series

The Art Gallery of Western Australia and Ernst & Young today announced Ernst & Young will
become the Principal Series Sponsor for the Great Collections of the World series, in a three-year
agreement that will run from July 2011 through to June 2014.

The new sponsorship agreement elevates the firm’s Gallery sponsorship to sole Principal Series
Sponsor for the Great Collections series during the next three years.

Gallery's Media Release

William Kentridge’s Shadow quartet
Now on Display

Shadow quartet, now on display in the Art Gallery of WA’s main concourse area, forms an
ensemble of four individual sculptures; each one of the figures is actually a cluster of multiple
shadow figures with different personas that appear and disappear as you move around and
between them. Ambiguity, recognition and deception are intertwined in Shadow quartet, as each
sculpture morphs playfully from one persona to another, from one individual to many, changing
before your eyes – animated by your movement. Shadow quartet therefore creates continuous
and surprising perceptual discoveries of recognition and transformations, and great visual
pleasure.

Gallery's Media Release

A Top Mix of WA Contemporary Art a Winner

The Stringer Award winner is Brendan van Hek. A Highly Commended was also awarded, to Paul Caporn. The Award of $5,000 was judged from the 20 remix artists', by a judging panel of: Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australian Board Fiona Kalaf; President of the Collectors Club, Ronal Hawkins; and Curator of the Murdoch University Art Collection, Mark Stewart.

The Collectors Club’s Stringer Award will support an outstanding Western Australian contemporary visual artist as a tribute to the legacy of John Stringer the award will promote his vision for the visual arts in Western Australia

Gallery's Media Release

Artists chosen to exhibit in country's richest indigenous art prize

16 finalists will be represented in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011. The artists that have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition now have the opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes. The awards comprise a group exhibition of outstanding art and three non-acquisitive awards totalling $65,000: the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000; the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000; and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000.

Gallery's Media Release
Minister's Media Release

Rio Tinto and the Art Gallery of Western Australia have announced a new 18-month partnership

Kimberley Indigenous Art Initiative Unfolds in a New Way
Rio Tinto and the Art Gallery of Western Australia have announced a new 18-month partnership to
highlight the rich culture of the Indigenous peoples of the Kimberley. The $250,000 collaboration will support the exploration of the important custodial narratives and traditions often seen in Kimberley art, with an objective of developing a significant visual arts project.

Gallery's Media Release

remix

The Art Gallery of Western Australia presents an exciting exhibition that showcases the creativity of twenty contemporary Western Australian artists of diverse backgrounds, age and experience. The exhibition includes a broad mix of media with painting, sculpture, design, photography, textile and filmic work, most of it new or recently created and representing some of the most compelling examples of contemporary practice by Western Australian artists.

Gallery's Media Release

Tom Malone Prize Winner 2011

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2011 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Clare Belfrage.

Now in its ninth year, the Tom Malone Prize has grown into a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. This is reflected in the high quality of the Prize winners and the competitive shortlists.

Gallery's Media Release

Tenders called for Art Gallery of WA ‘facelift’

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day and Finance Minister Simon O’Brien have today called for tenders for the planned restoration of the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s facade.

Ministers' Media Release

Basement Birds Launch ARTBAR Season III

ARTBAR, now in its third season, promises to deliver another wonderful season of contemporary music, comedy and exhibitions after dark. The Basement Birds will launch the 2011 ARTBAR season, Thursday 7 April, performing under the stars overlooking the Gallery Wetland. Bring a picnic blanket and a cushion, and sit back and enjoy this unique natural performance space. Tickets on sale now!

Gallery's Media Release

Princely treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 - 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 - 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum is the second in the Art Gallery of WA’s Great Collections of the World series and will be in Perth from 24 September 2011 - 9 January 2012 as part of an international tour. As the exclusive Australian venue, the Art Gallery of WA would provide residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to experience stunning historic treasures that rarely leave Europe. The V&A has one of the greatest collections of European decorative art of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Gallery's Media Release

Ministers' Media Release

It's that time of year again: Year 12 Perspectives 2010

Year 12 Perspectives 2010 is your yearly taste of art by the best, brightest and most talented
graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are
thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role of the arts in the development of
individual identities. As can be seen in this dynamic exhibition, the visual arts are a medium
through which thought, inspiration and intellectual inquiry is given striking form. Year 12 Perspectives 2010 is on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

29 January – 15 July 2011.

Gallery's Media Release
Ministers' Media Release

 

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Last reviewed 31 January 2012

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