Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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LWAG Signs: AUSLAN Interpreted Tour

For adults with hearing loss or deafness 

Experience the artwork at LWAG in Australian Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in Auslan of the current exhibitions on display guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter from Auslan Stage Left. 

The Tiwi Design art centre continues to produce unique and beautiful work specialising in printed fabrics.

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Let's Talk Shop

Conversation with Beach Gecko Glass

Join us to hear how Laurie Fossier Mills’ fascination with glass has been an exciting personal journey of discovery, exploring new concepts and glassblowing techniques. 

Laurie’s development as an artist and director of Beach Gecko Glass has come from belonging to a glass community that generously exchanges its experience and insights - it is a complex medium with endless possibilities. 

Beach Gecko Glass products will be also available for purchase at this event. 

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'Can Touch This' Tour

For visitors with visual impairment

Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibitions. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities using mixed media and 3D printed translations.

Tours are free to attend and open to companions and carers.

Refreshments will be provided. 

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Going Slow

Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour

Slow your day down by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour.

Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on the artwork on display.

The 45-minute session involves collaborative viewing of selected artworks with the theme of empathy and compassion, followed by an informal discussion.

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State of Access: Galleries, Museums and Performing Art Centres

Churchill Fellowship Lecture

Caine Chennatt investigates the role cultural organisations can play in fostering inclusive communities. On being awarded a Churchill Fellowship, he travelled to art galleries, museums, performing arts centres, and community organisations in South Korea, Japan, US, Canada and the UK this year, researching current models for disability-access and inclusion programs.

In this talk, he will share an overview of his findings on best-practice cultural access programs, disability-led digital initiatives, and insights on how organisations can become more inclusive; followed by a discussion on opportunities for arts organisations in Western Australia.

This event is presented as part of the UN International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

Light refreshments will be served.  

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Let's Meet at LWAG

For visitors living with Alzheimer's

Join us for the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s quarterly program for individuals living with dementia – a tour and forum for discussion through looking at art. A specially trained facilitator highlights themes, artists and exhibitions through a shared exploration of the artworks on display. Family members and carers are welcome.

Refreshments provided.

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AAANZ 2017 Conference: Art and its Directions

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) is the national professional body for Australian and New Zealand art historians. Its membership is comprised principally of academics in art and design, postgraduate students, artists and designers, and gallery and museum curators.

The 2017 annual conference takes place in Perth from Wednesday 6 December to Friday 8 December, hosted by the University of Western Australia. 

This year’s conference theme 'Art and its Directions' is broadly conceived against the backdrop of debates relating to national sovereignty and globalisation. Rather than a focus purely on politically based art in this context, we turn to the question of directions in art, where directions refer both to geography and chronology. The aim is to investigate artistic production and exchange in relation to the geographical, conceptual and imaginative relationships between north, south, east and west, so as to encompass discussion of transnational and global art histories; and the binaries of centre and periphery, modern and traditional. The theme takes account of the conference location in Western Australia – ranging from perceptions of the west to its distinct collections, and history. 

Further information:

Conference info: 

  • Date: Wednesday 6 December - Friday 8 December 2017
  • Venue: University of Western Australia 
  • Enquiries: Vyonne Walker (conference administrator) on
Image: Susanna Castleden, Finding your way (detail), 2012, gesso on board, 180 x 180cm