Cultural Precinct

Exhibitions at The University of Western Australia

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The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct showcases contemporary artworks through exhibitions at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Berndt Museum, Cullity Gallery, SymbioticA and ARTLAAB.

The exhibition program explores a dynamic and diverse spectrum of visual arts practice.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless

7 October - 16 December 2017

Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless follows new discoveries by researchers from the University of Western Australia into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth.

Image: Paul Uhlmann, Batavia Skull (camera obscura), 2015. Courtesy of the artist. 

Visit the Batavia: Giving Voice to the Voiceless exhibition website.

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Being Tiwi

7 October - 16 December 2017

Being Tiwi features a range of artworks from print media to painting, and reveals how the expressive and experimental work being produced on the Tiwi Islands continues to realise in different forms the Tiwi traditions of life and culture. The exhibition includes the first prints produced at Tiwi Design, a selection of works on paper, newly acquired for the MCA Collection along with works commissioned especially for the exhibition.

Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians

Image: Nina Puruntatameri, Kulama Design, 2010, Japanese-style woodcut, Edition 15/20, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2015, image courtesy the artist and Munupi Arts and Crafts Association, © Nina Puruntatameri/Licensed by Viscopy 2017

Berndt Museum

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Milingimbi: A Living Culture

29 July - 16 December 2017

The Berndt Museum along with the Milingimbi Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre and the Janet Holmes a Court Collection present a selection of works from Milingimbi Island in north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

The exhibition is a response to a Makarraṯa held on the island in late 2016, which linked a wide range of collections from around the world with the community.

The barks and Larrakitj represent a small sample of works that carry strong links to people past and present, and help to celebrate the value of living culture today.

Image: Artist Unknown, Yolŋu, Rarrtji, Bush foods, natural pigments on bark. RM & CH Berndt Collection, Berndt Museum [Acc.No.1318]

Visit the Milingimbi: A Living Culture exhibition website.

Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

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Country and Colony

22 July - 16 December 2017

Country and Colony presents a range of perspectives on the Australian experience. Drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the exhibition weaves together stories of land, body and industry to explore histories and the ongoing impact of colonisation.

Image: Thea Costantino, Populate or Perish, 2014, Giclee print, edition 1/3. 84 x 54 cm, CCWA 957, (C) Courtesy of the artist.