LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY

The University of Western Australia,

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley

Gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 5pm

Closed Public Holidays, Free Admission

T 6488 3707

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The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will be closed from 17 December, reopening 10 February 2018

ZADOK BEN-DAVID

HUMAN NATURE

10 FEBRUARY – 21 APRIL

 

Two breathtaking installations are the centrepiece of Human Nature, an exhibition by prominent Yemen-born, London-based artist Zadok Ben-David that brings optimism and a touch of magic to issues such as our relationship with nature and our views of life and death.

 

A Perth Festival exhibition supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.

 

Zadok Ben-David, Blackfield, 2006–09, hand painted stainless steel and sand, measurements variable

Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery

FLORA

10 FEBRUARY – 21 APRIL

 

Flowers carry a multitude of meanings and uses: they can represent love, honour or death, are used as decoration or medicine, are maligned by art historians for their ‘useless beauty’, and celebrated in science for their role in sustaining ecosystems. Often, flowers are aligned with women or with femininity, connections that colour the ways in which we value, understand, and construct our world.

 

Taking inspiration from Zadok Ben-David’s Human Nature, this exhibition presents a bouquet of works drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art in which flowers and floral motifs are documented, celebrated, mused upon or deconstructed. An immersive sound commission from Western Australian artist and musician Mei Saraswati augments the exhibition.

IN LIGHT OF SHADOWS

10 FEBRUARY – 07 JULY

 

This exhibition explores cross-cultural understandings and material expressions to present light and shadow as existing in harmony with one another rather than in opposition.

 

Focusing on the Berndt Museum’s Asian Collection, In Light of Shadows encourages audiences to question the meaning of light and/or darkness in relation to other cultures and within themselves.

Kondō-dōrō (bronze lantern) (detail), Nara, Japan, cast bronze. M. Ritson Collection, Berndt Museum

Image right: Ellis Rowan, Monotora Myristica, n.d. Gouache on Cream Paper, 61 x 40.5cm, CCWA 759, Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, The University of Western Australia.

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