ART ANGEL EDITIONS
11 NOVEMBER – 7 JANUARY 2018
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 NOVEMBER – 7 FEBRUARY
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
PAINTING THE TOWN – BUNBURY TOWNSCAPES FROM THE CITY OF BUNBURY ART COLLECTION
27 JANUARY – 22 APRIL
This exhibition explores over 100 years of the history of Bunbury through works from the City of Bunbury Art Collection. The artworks trace the changing landscape of the town and surrounds from the early 1900s to the present, serving as a tool to provide a sense of belonging, and our own place in history.
Charles (Frank) Norton, Bunbury 25 February 1973, 1973, watercolour on paper, 25.5 x 35.2 cm.
A MATTER OF RESPONSE
3 FEBRUARY – 8 APRIL
A Matter of Response is an exhibition by six South West artists who have been invited to collaborate in pairs in response to their choice of artworks and associated stories from the City of Bunbury Art Collection. Sue Dennis and Yvonne Dorricott, Myrto Angelouli and Elliott Lee Welsford and Chris Young and Elisa Markes-Young have used the collection as inspiration for new works which will appear alongside their reference points.
The exhibition creates new connections and relevance to key artists and works, offering fresh ways for audiences to engage with the collection as well as new inspiration for local artists.
SOUTH WEST ART NOW
24 FEBRUARY – 13 MAY
South West Art Now presents new works by 60 artists who live and work in the region and showcases a survey of the many artistic voices who are creating the culture which defines this particular geographic area. These artists are working across a diverse spread of mediums, and deploying the skills of observation, imagination, interpretation and interrogating to tell the multiple stories which weave into a narrative of the region.
Without the cultural contribution of the artists who live here, the South West would be a poorer pace. Together, the artists presented in South West Art Now present a complex map of the geographical imagination of the region. Their work is exploring, creating, transforming and critiquing the culture of this place, creating a richer region to live, work and visit, and this benefits everyone – from long term residents to day tripping visitors.
Sam Harris, Uta – Farewell Hug, 2017, digital archival photograph, 400 x 500mm
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