The University of Western Australia has been acquiring significant works of art for more than 80 years.
The University has had generous support from people in the community who have given art and funds in order that the collection be made visible and available to the widest possible public
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery currently houses and exhibits works from:
Featured work: Hans Arkeveld, Homo fallible, 1990, lost wax cast bronze on cast concrete base, 300x120x80 cm (h,w,d), copyright, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of the Friends of The University of Western Australia Art Gallery.
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery has a strong exhibition history. It has produced substantial exhibitions of Australian art, both contemporary and historical, worked with individual artists and groups, and presented important touring exhibitions since its inception and, through its predecessor, the Undercroft Gallery, since the early 1970s.
Exhibitions, research, conservation and publications, as well as an active loan program that extends the Gallery’s reach nationally, all assist in making the collections accessible, valued and recognised by state and national audiences.