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Gregory Pryor Looking Glass 2017 (detail). Watercolor, charcoal, Balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii) resin and glass on paper, 1585 sheets, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
SIX SEASONS GALLERY – OUTSIDE: MATTERS OF THE HEART IN INDIGENOUS ART
This new permanent space showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. The first display Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art includes art that deals with the beauty and importance of the land and environment to Aboriginal people, and touches on some of the practices and rituals that connect people to Country. It also alerts us to the history and experiences of being an outsider in white Australian society.
WA NOW – GREGORY PRYOR – LOOKING GLASS
2 SEP – 15 JAN 2018
For his WA Now project, artist Gregory Pryor has created a new work, Looking Glass, which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia. Pryor undertook a field trip to the region of the tragic Esperance bush fires of 2015. By setting himself in amongst the charcoal remains of the devastated terrain and taking a series of 360-degree photographic notations, Pryor formulated the idea for his panoramic work and its overwhelming enveloping experience, consisting of 1585 sheets of paper.
16 SEP – 11 DEC
This National Gallery of Victoria exhibition presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes. The images in this show are drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2013, and continue Henson’s sensitive study of the human condition, which he has realised over his forty-year career.
MICRO GALLERIES – SKY AND GARDEN
UNTIL 30 SEP
The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions.
HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES
OPENS 14 OCT
Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero. Film legend Heath Ledger was a charismatic movie star who pushed the boundaries of acting in his iconic roles. This unique exhibition has been curated by the WA Museum, in partnership with AGWA. From his teenage years in Western Australia to his final role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the exhibition follows a career driven by the actor’s passion for creativity.
CRAFT & DESIGN GALLERY – RESONANT OBJECTS
UNTIL 15 OCT
This display brings together key highlights from AGWA’s furniture collection. Including significant modern and contemporary pieces, it looks at the way the objects express various philosophies of being and making whilst also existing as artistic statements in their own right.
Heath Ledger. Image courtesy Karin Catt © Karin Catt photographer.