Cultural Precinct

WINTERarts 2013 Exhibitions

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WINTERarts showcases the contribution the arts make to the life of The University of Western Australia, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

WINTERarts provides a snapshot of the arts on campus during the month of July - featuring exhibitions, performances, talks by visual artists and authors, workshops and special events.

You are invited to discover the many insightful stories being told through the exhibitions featured in WINTERarts 2013.

ORIENTing

Ian Fairweather's artwork titled Landscape, Soochow painted during 1945 - 1947.

Ian Fairweather, (Landscape, Soochow), 1945-47, gouache on paper, 21 x 19.5 cm © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, 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.

Details

  • Location: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
  • When: Tuesday - Saturday 11-5pm. Saturday 4 May - Saturday 13 July
  • Cost: FREE event. Visit the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery website for accompanying public programs
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 3707 or [email protected]
  • More information: ORIENTing exhibition website

ORIENTing is accompanied by a calligraphy workshop presented by the UWA Confucius Institute.

 

Towards Perth: Western Australian Women Artists before 1950

Portia Bennett's artwork Hotel Adelph, Perth from 1948

Portia Bennett, Hotel Adelphi, Perth, 1948, watercolour and pencil on paper, 54 x 52cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection. Gift of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, 1986.  © courtesy of the artist’s estate.

 

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.

Details

  • Location: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
  • When: Tuesday - Saturday 11-5pm. Saturday 4 May - Saturday 13 July
  • Cost: FREE event. Visit the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery website for accompanying public programs
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 3707 or [email protected]
  • More information: Towards Perth exhibition website
 

Little Paintings, Big Stories: Gossip Songs of Western Arnhem

Image of bark painting artwork by Gwadbad

Featured artwork: Bark painting by Gwadbad No. 2 i.e. 'John', Maung language. RM Berndt Collection, 3rd October 1947, [WU1236]

 

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.

Details