ART GALLERY of WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth

Exhibitions and Shop hours Wed – Mon, 10am – 5pm, closed Tuesdays.

Gallery Cafe hours 9.30am – 4.30pm

Information Line T 9492 6622

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WA FOCUS – HELEN GREY–SMITH UNTIL 19 MAR

 

Helen Grey-Smith had a long career in WA as a textile designer, painter and maker of collages. Ceaselessly inspired by the physical world around her, Grey-Smith’s subject matter re ected her deep engagement with the landscape and  ora of WA, and her fascination with the Asian culture of our region.

 

OBJECTSGALLERY–GIFTSTOTHEFALLEN UNTIL 9 JUL

A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.

 

CRAFT&DESIGNGALLERY–RESONANTOBJECTS ONGOING

This dedicated craft and design space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

 

Luminous: 15 Years of the Tom Malone Prize

11 Mar – 25 Jun

 

The Tom Malone Prize 2017 brings together many of Australia’s best glass artists. Featuring this year’s 10 short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. The 2017 exhibition will include this year’s shortlist and the works from all past winners of the Prize.

 

WA Focus – Helen Grey–Smith

Until 19 Mar

 

Helen Grey-Smith had a long career in WA as a textile designer, painter and maker of collages. Ceaselessly inspired by the physical world around her, Grey-Smith’s subject matter reflected her deep engagement with the landscape and flora of WA, and her fascination with the Asian culture of our region.

 

WA Focus – Nathan Beard

1 Apr– 28 May

 

Nathan Beard is a young Western Australian artist whose work deals with the fluid nature of personal and cultural identities. Often based in an exploration of his own Thai-Australian background, his practice is conceptually and materially hybrid as he combines sumptuously rendered sculpture, photography and drawing to produce thoughtful, provocative and elusive experiences.

 

YEAR 12 PERSPECTIVES 2016

28 JAN – 2 APR

Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA, and is a barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling. In 2017, the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition will celebrate its 25th year and the show will also highlight alumni who have become professional practitioners in the visual arts, including video interviews with previous exhibitors across the years.

 

PLAIN SPEAK

25 FEB – 13 AUG

Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA that presents compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight – with 50 powerfully personal video, painting, photography, sculpture and textile works. Whether it’s a grand tale or something more intimate, these stories and histories will resonate.

Amy-Lee Wong Hayden 2016. Engraving on Perspex, 64 x 48 cm. Applecross Senior High School.

Nathan Beard Boonlaern 2014-15.

Framed digital print on hahnemuhle rag, Swarovski element, 51 x 38.5 x 4 cm.

Edition of 5 unique editions. Works from Ad Matres, Artereal Gallery 4-28 February 2015.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Plain Speak

Michael Cook

Mother (Merry-go-round) 2016.

Inkjet print on paper, 80 x 120 cm.

State Art Collection,

Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 2016.

 

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