The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia will be opening three new exciting exhibitions on Saturday 11 February 2017.
Helen Britton: Interstices (runs until Saturday 15 April 2017) is an exhibition showcasing 25 years of work from renowned Australian artist and one of the world’s leading contemporary jewellers Helen Britton. Presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival, the exhibition includes new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia’s coastline. Born in Australia and now residing in Munich, Britton has developed an international reputation for her innovative practice as a contemporary artist working in the fields of jewellery, drawing and installation.
The Likeness (runs until Saturday 1 July 2017) is a dynamic showcase of more than 100 years of Australian portraiture from the UWA’s Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Over the 50 years of collecting that form the basis of the nation’s only public collection of work by Australian women, the Cruthers family developed a particular interest in self-portraiture and portraiture. Attracted by the way these genres expressed aspects of an artist’s biography and identity, the family collected more than 100 portraits across a range of styles and disciplines, from representational studies to more conceptually challenging investigations of identity.
Works of Art from Warburton (runs until Tuesday 18 July 2017) is an exhibition from the Berndt Museum and Warburton Arts Project that brings to Perth a selection of works from the community’s own collection. Warburton is a remote Aboriginal community south of the Gibson Desert, in the centre of Ngaanyatjarra lands. It is a community with a reputation for producing outstanding works of art over several decades. Exhibited for the first time in many years, these works highlight how important the visual arts are to the Warburton community.
UWA Chief Cultural Officer, Professor Ted Snell said the University was pleased to present three new and exciting exhibitions, all of which are free to the public.
"From artworks responding to local coastlines, to exploring Aboriginal culture, to challenging concepts of female identity, together these exhibitions offer a diverse and fascinating insight into how we see ourselves, how we relate to our environment and how we are perceived by others," Professor Snell said.
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