HERE&NOW17: New Photography
29 Apr - 8 Jul
HERE&NOW17: New Photography centres on contemporary Western Australian artists working with, or at the margins of, photography. The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s annual HERE&NOW exhibition gives an emerging curator a chance to showcase the outstanding work of contemporary artists practising in Western Australia. Curated by Chelsea Hopper, HERE&NOW17: New Photography aims to explore how Western Australians see themselves, how artists use photography to interrogate a place’s self-representation, and attempts to disrupt the dominance of east-coast imagery in the Australian cultural imagination.
Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001
29 Apr - 8 Jul
Explore Perth of the mid-1980s through to the dawn of the new millennium with photographs from Western Australian artist Kevin Ballantine. Kevin Ballantine purchased his first camera in London in 1975, documenting the streets around his home in Fulham. Influenced by the great urban photographers of post-war Paris and New York, and by the work of contemporary street photographers of the 1970s, Ballantine resolved to do the same when he returned to his hometown of Perth in 1976. The result was an extraordinary body of work, documenting the changing face of the city and conveying with acuity and sensitivity something of what it is to be in this place, both banal and spectacularly beautiful.
Works of Art from Warburton
Until – 1 Jul
Experience work by artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.
The Berndt Museum and Warburton Arts Project bring to Perth a selection of works from the community’s own collection. Exhibited for the first time in many years, they highlight how important the visual arts are to the community. Challenging our ability to see and become aware of culture through art, this exhibition presents deeply embedded culture knowledge on a vibrant visual platform.
Until – 8 Jul
Journey through more than 100 years of portraiture and self-portraiture from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Curated by Gemma. Presented by the UWA’s Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the nation’s only public collection of art by Australian women.
Helen Britton, [Stencils]
Unicorn, Skull, Knife, Lucky Dick, Chimney Sweep, Cat, Tooth, Jeep, Owl, Devil, 2015-16,
acrylic, rag paper, tusche; editions of 7, sheet: 39 x 53 cm irreg. Copyright and courtesy of the artist.
Jacqueline Ball, Diamond cut, 2017
inkjet print on photo rag, 108 x 72cm
Ngaanyatjarra, Nyimparra 2001, acrylic on canvas.
Courtesy of Warburton Arts Project
Kevin Ballantine, Cottesloe Beach, 1988, inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper © Kevin Ballantine