Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Exhibition Public Program, Community, Access and Special Events

Further Information

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Exhibition Opening Event
Helen Britton: Interstices + Works of Art from Warburton + The Likeness

Join us for the opening of our first three exhibitions for 2017 -  Helen Britton Interstices, a Perth International Arts Festival exhibition; Works of Art from Warburton - presented by the Berndt Museum; and The Likeness from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Image: Concept - Helen Britton. Styling - Corrina Brix. Photo - Dirk Eisel. Courtesy of the artist. 

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Artist Talk and Tour: Helen Britton

Join Helen Britton as she leads you through her magical world of jewellery and sculptural installations. Hear how her memories, ‘shaped by encounters from the past and present’ have been reimagined into stunning brooches, neckpieces and other objects crafted from metals, glass, precious stones and found components.

Image: Concept - Helen Britton. Styling - Corrina Brix. Photo - Dirk Eisel. Courtesy of the artist. 

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Professional Development Workshop for Secondary School Teachers

Attend a tour of The Likeness and participate in a close reading analysis of selected portraits with visual arts educator Erin Knight.

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Curator's Tour: Works of Art from Warburton

Discover more about contemporary art from the Western Desert community of Warburton in this walking tour with exhibition curator and head of the Berndt Museum, Dr Vanessa Russ.

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For visitors with Alzheimers: Art and Dementia

Join us for an engaging tour of our current exhibitions designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories.

The tour features a 25-year survey of the work of renowned jeweller Helen Britton, including new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia's coastline. 

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Come to LWAG’s first Art Party for 2017! Bring your friends and meet new ones. This is an opportunity for newcomers as well as regular visitors to explore the gallery and tour the new exhibitions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy a free sundowner, listen to live music, try your hand at art-making – you may win a door prize too! All students are particularly welcome. 

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Panel Discussion: Jewellery Today

The nature of jewellery training, practice, exhibition and professional development means that strong international networks underpin successful national practices.

But what are the current training and exhibition opportunities, the critical forums, and what is the marketplace? Join this robust discussion with prominent practitioners, teachers and curators, including Philip Noakes, Christel van der Laan , Bethamy Linton, Jacquie Sprogoe and Robert Cook. Hear how Western Australian jewellers have established international recognition and how professional development options sustain the high profile of creative talents.

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Friday Talk - Indigeneity and Popular Culture

Dr Leanne McRae is the Senior Researcher for the Popular Culture Collective; a community of film makers, musicians, web builders, designers, writers, researchers and teachers who wish to create thinking – and thoughtful – popular culture.

Join her as she discusses the relationships between indigeneity, post-colonialism and popular culture to reconfigure how we understand difference in a post-colonial, post-multicultural, and post-tolerant cultural landscape. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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 


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Monday, 20 February, 2017 9:26 AM