Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Jewellery by Donna Gahagan

Let's Talk Shop - Conversation with Donna Gahan, Jeweller

Inspired daily by the beauty of her local bushland, Perth jeweller Donna Gahan has a strong interest in the effect of architecture on the human psyche, and the relationship between the natural and built environment.

Another recurring theme in her work is the many layers of our emotions and our lives, and how to explore and understand these to create balance and harmony for ourselves and others.

Join us to hear how Donna goes through the process of creating her stunning jewellery, some of which will be available to purchase. 

Audio description of art

For visitors with visual impairment: Audio Description and Tactile Tour

Join us for the Audio Described Tour of Helen Britton: Interstices. Audio Description enhances visual art for people who are blind or vision impaired.

A trained Audio Describer delivers a verbal description of the visual elements. This tour will also include various tactile 3D printed translations of the artworks on display.

Access Partner: DADAA 

Photo of Nick Jose

Nicholas Jose: Reflections on Contemporary Chinese Art

In this talk Nicholas Jose reflects on the transformation of art in China across the last 30 years. In parallel with the political and social changes that saw China become a global economic powerhouse, a new kind of art emerged, mixing self-reflection, celebration and critique.

The conversation explores this phenomenon from the perspective of someone who was closely involved from the beginning, including through the key year, 1989.

Image: Yang Zhichao, Chinese Bible (detail), 2009, 3000 found books, installation dimensions variable, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of Gene and Brian Sherman 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, © Yang Zhichao, Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW

People looking at brightly coloured posters

Friday Talk - Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970

Feminism has been one of the most durable political-ethical platforms of the 20th and 21st centuries – so much so that we speak of first-, second- and third-wave feminism and its impact on society and on academic scholarship throughout the world.

In her illustrated talk, Anne Marsh will look at contemporary art and feminism and give an overview of ‘the waves’ and the political and theoretical issues that have compelled artists and writers in the field.

Anne Marsh is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. This is part of her new ARC Discovery project that involves various publications. Whilst in Perth, Anne will be conducting workshops with artists to gain their input into the project.

Image: Kelly Doley, Things Learnt About Feminism #1 - #95 (detail). 2014. Ink pen on 220gm fluorescent card. 60 x 52cm (95 pieces). CCWA 956. Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, The University of Western Australia. © Courtesy the artist. 

Two people looking closely at art

Going Slow - Slow Art Day

Take a more contemplative approach to art by joining us for a gallery tour with a difference. Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art.

Each viewing will be followed by a facilitated discussion of your own subjective observations. 

This event is part of Slow Art Day, celebrated internationally on 8 April.  

Image of people listening to a speaker

Talking Allowed: The Arts, the Law, and Freedom of Expression (with one eye on that cartoon)

In 2016, Bill Leak’s controversial cartoon generated widespread debate about free speech and racism in Australia. Following Leak’s death on March 10, and in light of proposed amendments to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, those debates have resurfaced and intensifed.

In her talk, ‘The Arts, the Law, and Freedom of Expression (with one eye on that cartoon)Jani McCutcheon from the UWA School of Law will speak to a number of ethical and legal issues that underpin the complex relationship between the arts, the law, and freedom of expression.


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