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A WINDOW ON ITALY – THE CORSINI COLLECTION
MASTERPIECES FROM FLORENCE
24 FEBRUARY – 18 JUNE | TICKETED
Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini
collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have
survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence.
Carlo Dolci (Florence 1616-1686) Hope 1653. Oil on canvas, 65 x 51 cm. Galleria Corsini, Florence
FIVE PATHS, MANY JOURNEYS
With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art.
BABANYU (FRIENDS FOR LIFE)
2 FEBRUARY – 13 AUGUST
The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging. Many of the stories she shared were, and still are, largely unknown or acknowledged in mainstream Australian
YEAR 12 PERSPECTIVES 2017
17 MARCH – 16 JULY
Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. In 2018, works by fifty-five students from across WA will be on display at AGWA. Works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles. Prominent themes in this year’s display include family, international politics and human
impact on nature.
TOM MALONE PRIZE 2018
31 MARCH – 28 MAY
Now in its sixteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection.
UNTIL 21 MAY
Sewing into walking by Korean artist Kimsooja is a major highlight of the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary international art. The work is comprised of bundles of clothes and sewn cloth, a large-scale projection and a stack of three monitors. This showing at AGWA twins with her solo presentation at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts for the Perth International Arts Festival.
Kimsooja Sewing into walking 1994-1998 (still). Installation with used clothing, bedcovers, three channel video, three monitors and projection, edition 1/2, dimensions variable. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 1998.
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