Preview 11/12 - Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Preview 11/12 - Art Gallery of Western Australia

exhibitionTom Malone Prize 2003 –2012 &Translucence: contemporary glass17 Dec 2011 – end March 20122012 marks a decade of the Tom Malone Prize. Thisacquisitive award for Australian glass artists has been theplatform for the Gallery to collect some of the best workbeing made in the country today. Past winners are NickMount (2003), Jessica Loughlin (2004 and 2007), ClareBelfrage (2005 and 2011), Benjamin Sewell (2006), KevinGordon (2008), Cobi Cockburn (2009), Charles Butcher(2009), and Deirdre Feeney (2010).The combined exhibitions feature work by 2012’sshortlisted makers, all past winners and a selection of glassworks from the State Art Collection. Works have beenselected to bring to view objects which have been recentlypurchased, and those works that precede and parallel theworks of the Tom Malone Prize acquisitions. With a widevariety of approaches to making - from kiln-forming, todazzling hot glass blowing, to pâte de verre to workincorporating video – the display broadens viewers'understanding about what is happening in the glass worldand what is possible in the medium of glass.Year 12 Perspectives 2011Opens 16 January 2012Year 12 Perspectives is the Gallery’s annual showcase of thefreshest and most exciting artworks being made by youngWestern Australian students today. While the exhibitionpresents some of the best work from graduating Year 12students, it is so much more than a celebration of technicaland formal achievements. What makes it one of the Gallery’smost popular exhibitions is that each artwork makes usthink about the world from a different perspective.Always a mix of the political, the intimate, the reflectiveand the vibrant, it promises a stunning look into the mindsof incredibly creative young people. Most of all, though, fullof highly accessible and entertaining works it highlightsthe ongoing necessity of art making as a platform tore-think and re-imagine the world around us.Clare BelfrageUntitled (#291210) 2010blown glass with cane drawing36 x 50 x 9 cmState Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased through the Tom Malone Art Prize –Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011© Clare Belfrage 2010Photo: Rob LittleA work from Year 12 Perspectives 2010Catherine HarbuzBespectacled 2010acrylic on canvas76 x 102 cmIona Presentation College


exhibitionWestern Australian IndigenousArt Awards 2011Until 19 December 2011The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, therichest Indigenous art award in the country, is a nationalaward founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversityand excellence of art from all corners of IndigenousAustralia. The Awards acknowledge the significant andongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderartists make to Australian art, culture and society.This year the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awardwas awarded to Yolngu artist Gunybi Ganambarr, whosecaptivating bark paintings and ceremonial hollow logs, allinformed through his identity, are displayed alongsideother fascinating works he has created by using excitingtechniques of carving into built-up surfaces or new andinnovative materials which include conveyor belt rubberand insulation materials.The Western Australian Artist Award was presented toJan Billycan, who lives and works at Bidyadangacommunity in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.Billycan’s captivating and lyrical paintings depict her birthsite, Kirriwirri, and offer a rich and stimulating experience.Her colourful and energetic paintings reflect her deepcultural knowledge and connection to Country.Be sure to vote for your favourite artist when visiting theAwards exhibition, as your votes will decide the recipientof the People’s Choice Award for 2011. Voting closes onSunday 20 November and the recipient will be announcedon Thursday 24 November.The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards andexhibition are supported by the Government of WesternAustralia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.topGunybi GanambarrLorr 2010ochre, earth pigment and acrylic binder on insulation material120.0 x 111.0 cm, irregularArtwork courtesy of the artist and the Buku-Larrnggay Centre,Yirrkala, Northern TerritoryImage © Gunybi Ganambarr, courtesy of the Buku-Larrnggay Centre,Yirrkala, Northern TerritorybottomJan BillycanKirriwirri 2010synthetic polymer paint on canvas122.0 x 122.0 cmArtwork courtesy of the Hassall Collection, SydneyImage © Jan Billycan, courtesy of Short St Gallery, Broome,Western Australia


state art collectionYour Collection 1800 – todayYour Collection 1800 – today brings together WesternAustralian Indigenous and non-Indigenous, national andinternational art, craft and design from the State ArtCollection. In an exciting new presentation, it is the first timethe Collection has been displayed chronologically. It tracesart made in the early nineteenth century, locally and aroundthe world, to the art of today. There are four principal areasof display, which you can discover on both the ground floorof the Centenary Galleries and the main Gallery building,the fourth and last of which opens in late November.Your Collection 1800 – 1920 in the Centenary Gallerieshighlights a time of great artistic and social change,and the works on display present the era’s major artisticmovements, including Neo-Classicism, Romanticism,Realism, Impressionism and Symbolism.Your Collection 1920 – 1960 presents a rich array ofAustralian and international works from the modern periodafter World War I. Many of the works by artists such as PaulNash, Henry Moore, Giorgio Morandi, Stanley Spencer,Albert Tucker, Winifred Nicholson, Margaret Preston andGrace Cossington Smith represent cornerstones of theState Art Collection.Your Collection 1960 – 1980, similarly brings together adiverse range of Western Australian, national andinternational art, mirroring the period’s eclecticism. Thelegacy of Modernism is still apparent but is energised by theemergence of the new creative fields of Pop art andConceptual art. This display foregrounds Indigenous art,which rose to national prominence during this period as fineexamples of material culture produced across Australia thatdeserved appreciation for their artistic value.Your Collection 1980 – today opens in late November andwill complete the Gallery’s chronological displays. Presentinga varied array of abstract and figurative painting, sculpture,video and design, we encounter practices shaped by theimpact of instantaneous global communication, postmodernism,changing political orders, and environ-mentalpolitics. The works emerge from a dynamic and diversebackground, and exemplify this period’s eclecticism asartists use their art to engage with local and global issuesand aesthetics.Linda MarrinonWoman in sailor suit 2009tinted and painted plaster70.3 x 21.1 x 17.9cm (height)State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased through the TomorrowFund,Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010Bertram MackennalSalome c1895-1900gilt bronze29 x 14 x 8 cmState Art Collection,Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased 1976


state art collectionPlates, blocks and stones:five centuries of international printsUntil 28 November 2011Plates, blocks and stones: five centuries of internationalprints brings together 88 rarely seen international printsproduced over five centuries from the State Art Collection.The display explores the radically different approachesartists have taken to produce a range of intimate, delicate,compelling and sophisticated works of art, while observingboth individual achievement and the tradition of printmakingpractice across the globe.The breadth of works include fifteenth-century woodcutsby Albrecht Dürer and the etched line of Rembrandt andPiranesi, the riveting and haunting visions of Goya andthe strong sense of design and colour in a nineteenthcentury Japanese woodcut. It also presents outstandingworks by artists including Josef Albers, William Blake,Paul Gauguin, Eric Gill, David Hockney, Wassily Kandinsky,Käthe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, OdilonRedon, Bridget Riley, Egon Schiele, Jacques Villon, AndyWarhol and James Whistler.This Collection display is only on for a few more weeks,closing 28 November, so don’t miss this uniqueopportunity to see the wonderfully nuanced andspectacular printed work of some of the most influentialartists in the history of Western art.Your CollectionVast: North-West landscapesUntil 18 March 2012The opening up of northern Western Australia to miningexploration in the 1960s also opened up this terrain toartists – both literally by providing easier ways to access itphysically by car and air, and imaginatively as a ‘new world’to discover. Australian artists Russell Drysdale, Guy Grey-Smith, Robert Juniper, Sidney Nolan and many otherstravelled through the area at this time, and their practiceoften changed significantly as a result.It is timely to look at the effect of those earlier encounterswith a hitherto unfamiliar landscape on the art of non-Indigenous Australian artists, as this region is again in thepublic eye due to the current mining boom in WesternAustralia. Vast: North-West landscapes focuses on key worksin the State Art Collection which explore the aestheticoutcomes of the challenge to understand the topography of,and experience of being in, a previously alien place.Bridget RileyFragment 1/7 from Fragments 1965screenprint on acrylic sheetEd. 49/75 | 69.0 x 85.6 cm (image)Printed by Kelpra Studio, London published by Robert Fraser Gallery, LondonState Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased 1968. © Bridget Riley 2011. All rights reserved, courtesy KarstenSchubert, London 2Robert JuniperNorthern landscape 1970oil on canvas165 x 176 cmState Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased 1999. © Robert Juniper 1970


The TomorrowFund reaches its$25million target!The TomorrowFund has been the most ambitious fundraisingcampaign in the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s116-year history. Launched in 2008, it was devised in orderto purchase the art of today for the people of today andtomorrow. Its aim was to transform and enrich the State ArtCollection and the lives of all Western Australians and ourvisitors by providing funds to buy adventurous, inspiring andcaptivating works by the country’s and world’s very bestcontemporary artists.The TomorrowFund began with a State Governmentcontribution of $10million and a pledge of another $5millionif the Gallery could raise $10million in corporate and privatedonations. Much generous support has been received fromthe Western Australian community including four significantgifts of $1million from BHP Billiton, National Australia Bank,Wesfarmers and Woodside.We are very happy to now declare that this has been themost successful fund-raising campaign in the Gallery’s historyas a recent very generous gift valued at over $3million byAndrew and Nicola Forrest has seen the Gallery reach its$25million target.This incredible milestone was celebrated at a special eventheld at the Gallery on Tuesday 23 August 2011. RobertJuniper, renowned Western Australian artist, and honoraryarts patron of the TomorrowFund, donated works to leadsupporters of the campaign Andrew and Nicola Forrest, aswell as Michael Chaney, President of the campaign,and Adrian Fini, Chair of the TomorrowFund campaign.The income generated from the TomorrowFund has alreadyallowed the acquisition of 148 works of contemporary art forthe State Art Collection, including 95 Western Australian, 49Australian and four international.The Gallery would like to extend its sincerest thanks to allsupporters and donors who contributed to theTomorrowFund. Your generosity has already made a hugedifference and will continue to do so for many generationsto come.foundationRicky SwallowFig. 2 2009jelutong (Dyera costulata)82.0 x 38.0 x 25.0 cmState Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPurchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaFoundation, 2010Culture and the Arts Minister John Day acknowledging the generous giftfrom Nicola and Andrew Forrest.


CALENDARExhibition CalendarNovember 2011Your Collection 1800 – todayOngoingThe Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation isthe Gallery’s primary fundraising body for thedevelopment of your State Art Collection. A taxdeductible life membership enables you to develop aclose relationship with the Collection, Director andCurators while broadening your knowledge andappreciation of art, in a relaxed environment.SUPPORT USPlates, blocks and stones: five centuries ofinternational printsUntil Monday 28 NovemberDecember 2011Tom Malone Prize 2003 – 2012 &Translucence: contemporary glassOpens 17 DecemberWestern Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011Until Monday 19 DecemberJanuary 2012Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces1600 – 1800 from the Victoria and Albert MuseumUntil Monday 9 JanuaryYear 12 Perspectives 2011Opens 16 JanuaryMarch 2012Vast: North-West landscapesUntil Sunday 18 MarchIf you would like to know more about any aspect of theArt Gallery of Western Australia Foundation pleasecontact Teresa Fantoni, Foundation Manager, on 94926761. The Foundation would be pleased to discuss themany ways in which you may choose to become moreinvolved with your Gallery.As a Friend of the Art Gallery of Western Australia,you will join a social and vibrant community of Friendswho enjoy many benefits and privileges, bringing you incloser touch with the Gallery, its exhibitions, collectionand special events. While widening your knowledge andappreciation of the arts and the growing collection at theGallery, you can also explore the Western Australian artscene through an exciting and diverse range ofeducational, informative and fun activities which cater toall creative and cultural tastes. The Friends have a longhistory of contributing to the acquisition of new worksfor the State Art Collection, and the education andpublic programs at the Gallery. Membership also entitlesyou to reciprocal benefits with fellow Museums and artsorganisations across Australia.For more information on becoming a member ofThe Friends of AGWA and enjoying one or more of theirevents please call The Friends office on 9492 6750.Non members welcome.leftPossibly designed by Jean-François Oeben;probably made by Jean-Henri RiesenerTable topParis, designed about 1760–63, made 1776Maquetry of various woodsV&A: 138:1-1865Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


WALK IN TOURSWalk-in ToursGenerously guided by Volunteer Gallery GuidesFREENOVEMBER 2011Mon 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11am and 1pmWestern Australian Indigenous Art AwardsWednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 at 11am and 1pmPlates, blocks and stones: five centuriesof international printsWednesday 30 at 11am and 1pmThis Guide’s FavouritesThursday 3, 10, 17, 24 at 11am and 1pmHighlights of the CollectionFriday Focus 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12.30pmJeffrey SmartFriday 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2pmNorth-West landscapesSaturday 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1pmA Look at the State Art CollectionSunday 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11am and 1pmIndigenous ArtDaily Tours 12pm and 2pm, Friday evening 6pmPrincely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800from the Victoria and Albert MuseumExhibition charges apply. Audio tour available.DECEMBER 2011Monday 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11am and 1pmImmigrant ArtistsWednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11am and 1pmIndigenous Art (including Western Australian IndigenousArt Awards)Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11am and 1pmNorth-West landscapesFriday Focus 2, 19, 16, 23, 30 at 12.30pmKathleen O'ConnorFriday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2pmBrave New WorldSaturday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 1pmIndigenous ArtSunday 4, 11, 18 at 11am and 1pmHighlights of the State Art CollectionDaily Tours 12pm and 2pm, Friday evening 6pmPrincely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800from the Victoria and Albert MuseumExhibition charges apply. Audio tour available.JANUARY 2012Monday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11am and 1pmSmall TreasuresWednesday 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11am and 1pmThe Artist and the Landscape(including North-West landscapes)Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11am and 1pmIndigenous ArtFriday Focus 6, 13, 20, 27 at 12.30pmBrett WhiteleyFriday 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2pmNineteenth-century ArtSaturday 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1pmIndigenous ArtSunday 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11am and 1pmThe State Art CollectionDaily Tours 12pm and 2pm, Friday evening 6pm(to 9 January)Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800from the Victoria and Albert MuseumExhibition charges apply. Audio tour available.FEBRUARY 2012Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11am and 1pmNorth-West landscapesWednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11am and 1pmTwentieth-century ArtThursday 2, 9, 16, 23 at 11am and 1pmMyths, legends and storiesFriday Focus 3, 10, 17, 24 at 12.30pmRover ThomasFriday 3, 10, 7, 24 at 2pmIndigenous ArtSaturday 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1pmHighlights of the State Art CollectionSunday 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11am and 1pmIndigenous Art* Advertised tours may be subject to change. We apologise for anyinconvenience. Please check our website for details closer to the date:artgallery.wa.gov.au


Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPerth Cultural Centre, Perth WAPostal address: PO Box 8363, Perth Business Centre,Perth WA 6849Telephone: +61 8 9492 6600 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6655Email: admin@artgallery.wa.gov.auWeb: artgallery.wa.gov.auInfoline: +61 8 9492 6622Opening hours10am-5pm Wednesday-Monday. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday,Anzac Day and Christmas Day.Admission to the Gallery is free although donations are encouraged.An entry charge may apply to special exhibitions.Education / bookingsTelephone: +61 8 9492 6644 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6648Email: educate@artgallery.wa.gov.auArt Gallery of Western AustraliaAnnual sponsorsPRINCIPAL PARTNERPrincely Treasures: EuropeanMasterpieces 1600 – 1800from the Victoria and Albert MuseumExhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonPublic Programs / bookingsTelephone: +61 8 9492 6640 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6648Email: public.programs@artgallery.wa.gov.auGallery for HireThe Gallery offers itself as one of Perth's most impressive venues,which can be utilised for meetings, theatrette presentations, productlaunches, exclusive cocktail parties, formal dinners and special events.Telephone: +61 8 9492 6771 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6767Email: functions@artgallery.wa.gov.auGreat Collections Funding PartnerGreat Collections Principal Series SponsorArt Gallery FoundationThe Foundation provides an opportunity for private individualsand corporations to play a significant role in the developmentof the Art Gallery of Western Australia.Telephone: +61 8 9492 6761 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6767Email: foundation@artgallery.wa.gov.auFriends of the Art GalleryMembership enables closer involvement with the Gallery.Telephone: +61 8 9492 6750 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6755Email: friends@artgallery.wa.gov.auThe Gallery ShopA fabulous range of items including gifts and jewelleryand an extensive selection of products for children.Telephone: +61 8 9492 6712 Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6717E-mail: shop@artgallery.wa.gov.auThe Art Gallery CaféTake a break from your visit to the Gallery and enjoy amorning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea in our licensed café.Telephone: +61 8 9228 3100Regional GalleriesAccommodation SponsorMedia PartnersFriends of AGWA Children's Activity SpaceYear 12 Perspectives 2011Water WalkGeraldton Regional Art Gallery24 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530Telephone: +61 8 9964 7170/7180Email: grag@artgallery.wa.gov.auWeb: www.cgg.wa.gov.au/artgalleryBunbury Regional Art Galleries64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury WA 6230Telephone: +61 8 9721 8616Email: mail@brag.org.auWeb: www.brag.org.auWaistcoatEngland or France, 1730–39Silk satin, embroidered with silver thread, silk thread and spanglesV&A: 252-1906Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London[Cover]


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