JOHN AUSTIN: SURVEY II 1994-2017
EXHIBITION RUNS 16 SEP – 26 NOV
John Austin is a renowned photographer who calls Western Australia home, and is currently based in the South West. Known for working exclusively with fine silver-gelatine black and white prints, normally from large format cameras, his oeuvre covers a broad range of subject matter. Survey II 1994-2017 features a wide cross section of this work – from reportage and detailed documentation of the anti-logging protests in the South West in the 1990s, to his multiple ongoing series of landscape and portrait photography.
John Austin, Watch, Lane SF (detail), 1998, silver gelatine print, 30 x 45cm
ART ANGEL EDITIONS
11 NOV – 7 JAN 2018
OPENING 24 NOVEMBER
Art Angel Editions celebrates 15 years of the Turner Galleries Art Angels sponsored residencies in Perth, and showcases the entire suite of artworks that have been created by the artists who have participated in the program since 2002.
Over the years the Art Angels have supported 47 remarkable artists who have come to Perth, to live, create, exhibit and share their art with the Western Australian community. The program has attracted extremely high calibre artists to Perth for residencies and exhibitions and has made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of Perth since the program started.
Joan Ross, You Can’t Just Take Everything (detail), 2014, hand painted pigment on cotton rag paper.
SYNDICATE III (THE COUNCIL)
25 NOV – 4 FEB
OPENING 24 NOVEMBER
The Council is a new body of work by Western Australian artist Stuart Elliott, underpinned by his philosophical approach of *fakeology, - bogus archaeology.
For these imposing sculptural works, the back line of a set of life size chess pieces has been the departure point. Although their forms are consistent with that of a human - or bipedal primate at least - the exact nature of the contents of their clothing or even the precise purposes of that clothing is intended to remain ambiguous. Not monstrous as such, but certainly enigmatic or unsettling as high of ce generally is. A suite of paintings and texts accompany the works, providing context and alluding to the obscure but resonant histories of these figures.
Stuart Elliott, The Council (detail), 2017, mixed media