Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Friday Talk

Curator and artists in discussion

No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum responds to an archive of documents at the State Library of Western Australia produced by ARTEMIS, an organisation that aimed to raise the status of women in the arts and to foster interest in women’s art practice.

Penny Bovell, Jo Darbyshire, Teelah George and Taylor Reudavey have produced new artworks inspired by the archive and their experience of the organisation. Join curator Gemma Weston and the artists as they discuss their work and the exhibition. 

Image: Teelah George, Wall Piece (detail), 2017-2018, thread on linen with bronze. Photograph by Bo Wong, (c) Courtesy the artist.


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SPRINGarts

Art making workshops for children

Join us for a week of children’s art activities in the school holidays. The UWA Origami Club will host a free origami workshop and some of our favourite local artists will lead a range of fun, hands-on art making workshops for primary school aged children. Monsters, unicorns, felt mobiles and comic book masterclasses are all on the menu in our afternoon drop-and-leave programs.

More information, visit the SPRINGarts website.


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Symposium: So Duchamp

Is Duchamp relevant to the significant challenges that contemporary art addresses today?

Join artists, researchers and curators in examining the omnipresent legacy of Marcel Duchamp within contemporary art. Speakers include Marcus Moore, Lara Nicholls, Robert Cook and artists in HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die - Perdita Phillips, Alex Spremberg, Peter & Molly, Carly Lynch, Julie Dowling (via dial-in) and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson. 

UWA Campus Partner: Institute of Advanced Studies

Image: Peter & Molly, Water Closet (detail), 2018, recycled wardrobe, toilet, light & sound, 174.5 x 105 x 203.5cm. © the artists


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Art and Mindfulness

Going Slow: Visual arts x mindfulness tour

Slow down your day 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 we settle our minds on the artwork on display.

We begin this session with a close observation of selected artworks from the exhibition, followed by an informal discussion on themes of empathy and compassion.

This program is open to all. Sign up for a single session or register for all dates.

Community Partner: Institute for Creative Health with support from the Australian Government Catalyst Arts and Culture Fund

Image: Teelah George, Wall Piece (detail), 2017-2018, thread on linen with bronze. Photograph by Bo Wong, (c) Courtesy the artist.

 

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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 people living with dementia and their carers or family members.

This event provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and exhibitions at LWAG.

Community Partner: Alzheimer’s WA

Image: Alex Spremberg, The Sound of White, Even (detail), 2017-2018, enamel on vinyl records, 215 x 473cm © the artist


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Talk: In Plain Sight

Artificial intelligence and the arts

Have you considered the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the arts? Did you know AI can now evaluate, synthesise, and create its own versions of many artistic media?

In this presentation, Ezrina Fewings, Educational Development Adviser from the UWA Educational Enhancement Unit, will reveal pioneering case studies on the state of the arts influenced and integrated by AI.

Be prompted to question the authorship of any artwork, and hear about the many exciting AI projects transforming our engagement with the Arts.

UWA Campus Partner: Educational Enhancement Unit
 
This event is part of The Big Draw Perth, a week-long series of events at LWAG that celebrate drawing. More info coming soon. 
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Art Party: Culture Club II 2018

Drinks | Music  | Door Prizes | Art Activities | Tours

Come to LWAG for some fun before the last few weeks of the academic year. Bring your friends and meet new ones. This is an opportunity for newcomers as well as regular visitors to explore the gallery and to tour the latest exhibitions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy a free sundowner, listen to live music and experiment with art activities. You may win a door prize too!

Image: Culture Club, 2017. Photo by Ryan Gibson. 

 

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Medicine and Art: Workshop

Free workshop for professional medical and health practitioners. Limit: 20 participants | Register below.

Develop visual language and refine communication skills through close observation of artworks. Ioana Vlad and Janice Lally will guide participants to become more comfortable with ambiguity and develop reflective practice through the exploration of art and its meanings in the exhibition HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die. The workshop is designed to enrich empathic skills while enhancing social and cultural awareness.
  • Dr Ioana Vlad MD FACEM, is an Emergency Medicine Physician, Clinical Toxicologist and co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.
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  • Dr Janice Lally PhD (History and Philosophy of Science) is Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

UWA Campus Partner: Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Image: Alex Spremberg, The Sound of White, Even (detail), 2017-2018, enamel on vinyl records, 215 x 473cm © the artist


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Friday Talk

Goddesses, mistresses and the tradition of sixteenth-century French portraiture

Join Jane Southwood, UWA Honorary Research Fellow, as she discusses a series of exquisite-sixteenth century French paintings and sculptures by individual named and unnamed artists from the Ècole de Fontainebleau, portraying the mistresses – or ‘favourites’ – of reigning French monarchs.

The portrayals draw on mythological, literary and iconological sources to place these women in a context befitting their beauty, status and importance within the life of the monarch and within French society. The portrayals often also contain in their margins an additional narrative, revealing the life of the woman in the portrait.

UWA Campus Partner: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions


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Let’s Talk Shop

with Mrs Potter Pots

Join us to hear Sue Baker, aka Mrs Potter Pots, discuss her backyard process for creating her unique super light-weight concrete pots and candles. Sue’s pots are all hand-painted, each one unique, and can be used in a variety of ways – for plants, kitchen utensils, candles and desk accessories.

Sue Baker’s work will be available for sale at this event. 

 
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Friday Talk

What is good and bad art?

The title of this talk recalls the style of British art historian, museum director and TV presenter Kenneth Clark – who once illustrated the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ taste by comparing a room decorated with Swedish furniture and a ‘typical’ British council house sitting room with ducks on the wall.

In this wide-ranging overview, Emeritus Professor Richard Read explores the idea that ‘bad’ works of art reveal the problem that ‘successful’ works of art conceal and that this effect of ‘failure’ has therefore been an essential quality of truly experimental art, especially over the last century.

UWA Campus Partner: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

 
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Curator’s Talk and Tour

Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station

Join exhibition curator Dr Vanessa Russ, Associate Director of the Berndt Museum, to learn about the forming of the exhibition and the stories depicted in the rich array of photographs, most of which were taken by her uncle Colin Russ on a box brownie.

Image: Bull Catching, Colin Russ Collection, c. 1980s


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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station

Educational kits in relation to the exhibition Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station are available.

Part A addresses Humanities and Social Science (HASS) learning areas relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. Part A of the kit is suitable for students K-12.

Part B addresses contemporary Aboriginal artists who use photography as a medium. It will challenge Years 11 and 12 visual arts and photo imaging students, tertiary students, as well as those in VET courses.

Led by educator Erin Knight, attend the Professional Development workshop for teachers using these kits, directly after the Curator’s Talk and Tour.

Links can be made to: 

  • VET Courses: Certificates in Visual Arts
  • CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
  • Year 11 ATAR Design Unit 1 and 2
  • Year 11 and 12 General and ATAR Visual Arts
Event information
 

Image: Bull Catching, Colin Russ Collection, c. 1980s


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Friday Talk - Duchamp, computing, collaboration and friendship

Join Tom Picton-Warlow, collector of important signed works and archival material by Marcel Duchamp, to hear about the origin of his interest and collection – some of which is featured in HERE&NOW18

Image: Bjoern Rainer-Adamson, Moments of conflict (mechanical contention) (detail), 2018,plywood, deconstructed Victor mechanical calculator from 1969 parts reassembled with additionalelectric motors, 97 x 200 x 85cm. © the artist


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Can Touch This: Tactile and Verbal Description 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 models of the artworks.

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

Community Partner: DADAA (Disability in the Arts Disadvantage in the Arts)

Image: Carly Lynch, To Strip/To Dress (detail), 2018, installation of deconstructed french chair (c1900), horse hair, pleated velvet, trimming, interfacing, cotton thread, calico, chalk, wool stuffing, hessian fabric/dust, wire and upholstery tacks, variable dimensions. © the artist. Photo: Eva Fernandez

 

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LWAG Signs: Auslan Interpreted Tour

For adults with hearing loss and their friends and family

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

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left

Image: Peter & Molly, Water Closet (detail), 2018, recycled wardrobe, toilet, light & sound, 174.5 x 105 x 203.5cm. © the artists


 
 

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