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

Photo of Helen Britton

Helen Britton: Interstices

11 February - 15 April 2017

A 25-year survey of the work of renowned jeweller Helen Britton, including new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia's coastline. Now residing in Munich, Britton has developed an international reputation for her innovative practice as a contemporary artist working in metal and found materials.

Image credit: Concept - Helen Britton. Styling - Corrina Brix. Photo - Dirk Eisel. Courtesy of the artist. 

Berndt Museum

Artwork by Jacky Giles

Works of Art from Warburton

11 February - 1 July 2017

Experience work by Aboriginal artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.

Warburton is a remote Aboriginal community just south of the Gibson Desert, in the centre of Ngaanyatjarra lands. It is a community with a serious reputation for producing outstanding works of art over several decades.

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 the importance of the visual arts and challenging our ability to see and become aware of culture through art, this exhibition is filled with depth beyond the visual experience.

Image: Jacky Giles, Ngaanyatjarra, Tingarri, 2000, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Warburton Arts Project (WAC048 (M))

Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Self portrait of A.M.E Bale

The Likeness

11 February - 8 July 2017

Portraits and self-portraits from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, the nation's only public collection of art by Australian women.

Over the fifty years of collecting that form the basis of the collection, the Cruthers family developed a particular interest in self portraiture and portraiture. Attracted to the way these genres expressed aspects of an artist's biography and identity, the family amassed close to 100 artworks that depict likenesses across a range of styles and disciplines.

Featuring familiar collection favourites and never-before seen gems and rotating collection artworks across the exhibition's run, The Likeness presents a spectrum of attitudes towards portraiture from over 100 years of Australian artistic practice.

Image: A.M.E. Bale, Self Portrait, c. 1906, oil on board, 48 x 34.8 cm, CCWA 752. Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The University of Western Australia