17 Feb - 26 May
Photographer Richard Woldendorp has had an expansive and highly recognised career. His subject matter has spanned landscape, aerial and portraiture photography. While he is best known for his geographic aerial images, this exhibition focuses on the human element, displaying recently acquired portraiture photographs of well-known Western Australian artists and pairing them with works of those artists from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.
Artists include, William Boissevain, Tom Gibbons, Guy Grey-Smith, George Haynes, Robert Juniper, Brian McKay, Kathleen O’Connor and Hal Missingham.
Spirit of the Man
Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
Exhibition closes Sunday 10 February
From the time Vike moved from Norway to Perth in 1927 until he died in 1987 he was a dedicated and driven self - taught artist. He had a love for Perth, the first major city he lived in, creating an impressive body of work during the 1930s and 1940s.
Vike had a deep respect for nature and the environment, and was passionate about untamed landscapes as well as the cultivated aspects of a city. He had an interest in people, and had great ability in capturing the essence of people in quick sketches, detailed drawings and exaggerated caricatures.
Vike’s life and work is reflected in this exhibition, drawing from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, the WA Museum, the Museum of Performing Arts, North Metropolitan TAFE Collection, the Andrew Ross Collection and the Phillip and Michele McNamara Collection.
Richard Woldendorp, George Haynes, Darlington WA, original photograph 1989, digital reproduction print on paper, 30.5 x 40.5 cm
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