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

Photograph visible three bodies. One man weating a sleevless tshirt and a woman in a police outfit

Love, Displaced

9 February -  11 May 2019
In this century, feelings of love and empathy are often filtered through social media platforms and 24-hour news cycles. In Love, Displaced, film- based and video art offers new and innovative modes of navigating the white noise of contemporary life towards places of re-sensitisation and emotional engagement.

Curated by Felicity Fenner, the exhibition brings together some of the world’s leading contemporary artists: Jacobus Capone, Richard Lewer (NZ), Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Christian Thompson; AES+F (Russia), Jeremy Deller and Cecilia Bengolea (UK, Argentina/France), Roee Rosen (Israel). Three of the Australian artists have specific links to WA, either their birthplace or the subject of works presented.

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

Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-18 (detail), 2015, pigment InkJet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 32x57.5 cm (12.5x22.7 in), edition of 10. Courtesy of AES+F. 

Berndt Museum

Watercolour of pathway with two kangaroos

Carrolup Revisited: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia

9 February -  29 June 2019

Carrolup Revisited: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia celebrates the artists well-known for their role in the Carrolup School of Art.

Today, this small group of children are remembered for their distinctive representational drawings in pastel. As members of the Stolen Generations, removed from their families and relocated to the Carrolup Native Settlement without warning, they lived in isolation from the world.

These small works on paper, speak to their strength and willingness to survive, and is a reminder of the fortitude of Aboriginal people in the harshest of circumstances to create and imagine new worlds.

Image: Cliff Ryder, Carrolup, Kangaroos on Road (detail), 1948, pastel on paper, 25 x 18 cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by E.S. Phillips and Dr G. Phillips, [1992/0101] © family of the artist .