Cultural Precinct

Exhibitions at The University of Western Australia

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Exhibitions are held at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Berndt Museum, Cullity Gallery, and SymbioticA.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Close-Up image of a vinyl record with a bright blur cover

HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die

1 September - 8 December 2018

HERE&NOW18 presents new works from Western Australian artists Dr Perdita Phillips, Dr Alex Spremberg, Carly Lynch, Peter & Molly, Julie Dowling, and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson that respond to the challenge of contemporary art set by Marcel Duchamp 100 years ago. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Duchamp’s death, as well as 50 years since the Marcel Duchamp: The Mary Sisler Collection exhibition of his work, which toured to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1968. To mark the occasion, HERE&NOW18 offers a contemporary engagement with the iconoclastic technical, social, and cultural legacy of Duchamp through themes of duality, process and disruption - while participating in a reflective dialogue with a private collection of Marcel Duchamp artworks and ephemera.

Image:  Alex Spremberg, The Sound of White, Even (detail), 2017-2018, enamel on vinyl records, 2150mm x 4730 mm. © Courtesy of the artist.

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Berndt Museum

old photograph of man on a jeep pulling a cow in country

Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station

21 July - 8 December 2018

Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station explores the lives of those living and working on the remote cattle station of Gibb River in the East Kimberley region from the early 1900s until the 1990s.

The importance of photographs as historical memorabilia often goes beyond the people represented in the images to depict a period in our country’s history. As the last generation of cattlemen recall distant memories of dusty stockyards, saddle sheds, wet seasons, and those who passed before them, this exhibition celebrates their lives through the photographic image.

Presented by the Berndt Museum, with photographs by Colin Russ, Andreas Lommel and others.

Image: Bull Catching, Colin Russ Collection, c. 1980s

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Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

photograph of Artemis members

No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum

1 September - 8 December 2018

No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women's Art Forum examines the production of memory and history in Western Australian feminist art practice and beyond, responding to an archive of documents produced by the organisation housed at the State Library of Western Australia. Active between 1985 and 1990, ARTEMIS aimed to raise the status of women in the arts in Perth and had over 300 members at its peak.

Former ARTEMIS committee members Penny Bovell and Jo Darbyshire and early career artists Teelah George and Taylor Reudavey have been commissioned to produce new works inspired by the archive, which will be presented in dialogue with material from the archive itself. 

Image: Members of ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum Inc. Perth, June 20th 1988. L-R : Thyrza Michele, Jo Darbyshire, Linda Rawlings, Anne Jeppe, Michele Elliot, Joanne Harris, Pam Kleemann. Photograph courtesy of Louise Mayhew.

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