WINTERarts showcases the contribution the arts make to the life of The University of Western Australia, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
You are invited to discover the many insightful stories being told through the exhibitions featured in WINTERarts 2013.
ORIENTing features the work of Ian Fairweather and his relationship with Asia.
An exhibition in two parts each exploring a different aspect of artistic engagement with Asia. The first considers the work of Ian Fairweather, investigating the artist's unique positioning in Australian art history and his commitment to cross-cultural engagement.
Using Fairweather as a springboard, curator Aaron Seeto explores the current re-positioning being undertaken by contemporary Australian/Asian artists as they reflect upon and engage with the rich cultural environment to our north.
ORIENTing is accompanied by a calligraphy workshop presented by the UWA Confucius Institute.
It is often assumed that works by female artists before the 1950s era tend towards the ‘interior’, predominantly focused on domestic scenes, still-lives or portraits.
Towards Perth offers a contrary view, a group of artists who looked to the city and the environment for inspiration, and who exhibit a direct concern with their changing, increasingly modern landscape.
Visit the Towards Perth exhibition website for more information such as list of works and featured artists.
This exhibition explores the inter-relationship between the people, country and stories of Goulburn Island, Northern Territory, as they were in the past and as they are now. Bark paintings, photographs and sound recordings from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection convey the richness of djurrbilk or gossip songs.