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Portrait painting of Janet Holmes à Court

Scratching the Surface: Conversation and Tour

Join Janet Holmes à Court and Alan Dodge in conversation as they take us through the marvellous collection of artworks in Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection at LWAG.

Hear the stories that framed this collection and influenced their selection for this exhibition, along with art historical insights about the artists and their works.

 


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Talking Allowed: Art and Leadership with Robin McClellan

In this talk, Robin McClellan will explore the ways in which art can be utilized as a galvanising tool to provoke thought leadership, by challenging and encouraging discussion whilst also evoking emotional connection to social issues and new ways of being.

Robin McClellan is the Chief Executive Officer of Leadership WA. Prior to this role, Robin was the Director of Minerals Research Initiatives at Curtin University. Before that she was based in Singapore as ExxonMobil Corporation’s Senior Advisor for Asia Pacific Government Relations.

Robin first lived in Perth from 2004 to 2007 when she served as the US Consul General during her 24-year career in the US diplomatic service. Robin was born and educated in the US, has also lived in the UK, Austria, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore as well as Australia.

Talking Allowed is a series of presentations offered by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the UWA Cultural Precinct, where a UWA academic or prominent member of the community gives a short presentation on a topic of current relevance with a lens of arts and culture before inviting the audience to participate in the discussion.


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Up Close — Emily Kame Kngwarreye in the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

In the 1990s, Anne Brody curated three international touring exhibitions of Aboriginal art for the Janet Holmes à Court Collection — Utopia-A Picture Story 88 batiks on silk (1990, Ireland and Europe); Contemporary Aboriginal Art. A Selection (1990, USA and Australia); and Stories. A Journey Around Big Things: Eleven Aboriginal Artists (1994, Europe).

All three exhibitions included paintings by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, whose work is strongly represented in the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Recently, Darren Jorgensen of the UWA School of Design co-edited Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art (UWAP, 2017), which he says aimed to “deepen our knowledge of where the Aboriginal art movement came from”.

Join Anne Brody and Darren Jorgensen in conversation as they explore Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s beginnings as a member of the Utopia Women’s Batik Group, and her subsequent rise to prominence as an internationally celebrated painter.

 


Image artwork by Sandra Hill white apron

Music Performance: Creation - The Dorothy Ellen Ransom Prize in Musical Composition

UWA’s thriving community of emerging composers will work closely with mentors Christopher Tonkin and James Ledger to create new and imaginative works for quartet and voice inspired by artworks exhibited in Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Campus Partner: UWA School of Music

Image: Sandra Hill, Maid to Order/In Training, 2010, mixed media, 112 x 91.5 cm Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

 


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Talk and Tour Milingimbi: A Living Culture

Led by Dr Vanessa Russ, Associate Director of the Berndt Museum, this tour invites you to look closely at the works on display and discover more about the stories behind the art of Millingimbi Island.

Image: Jananbinal, Yolŋu, Fire Dreaming Myth, natural pigments on bark. RM & CH Berndt Collection, Berndt Museum [Acc.No.1092]

 


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Let's Talk Shop with Blue Lawn Designs

Blue Lawn Designs was set up by husband and wife team, Chris MacDonald and Claire Bradshaw.

Join us to hear Chris discuss how their backgrounds and interests have converged to create a successful screenpinting textile business which continues to shape their lives and interests in ways that are fun and satisfying.

For more information visit the Blue Lawn website. Blue Lawn textiles will also be available to purchase at this event.


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Friday Talk: Country and Colony

Remembering Difficult Histories in Public Spaces

Country and Colony presents a range of perspectives on the Australian experience. Drawing from the Cruthers Collection
of Women’s Art, the exhibition weaves together stories of land, body, and industry, to explore histories and the ongoing impact of colonisation.

Join Alison Atkinson-Phillips as she discusses memorials and public artworks that explore the histories of colonisation and Australians’ complex relationships to country.

Campus Partner: Centre for Western Australian History

Image: Thea Costantino, Populate or Perish, 2014, Giclee print, edition 1/3. 84 x 54 cm, CCWA 957, © Courtesy of the artist. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. The University of Western Australia

 


Image of artwork by Sidney Nolan

Friday Talk - Research Week

Celebrating the centenary of Sidney Nolan

Professor Philip Mead and Dr. Catherine Noske will delve deeper into historical and literary associations conjured by the artworks
of Sir Sidney Nolan - celebrating Nolan’s Centenary year, and highlighting his works in the UWA Art Collection.

Professor Philip Mead is inaugural Chair of Australian Literature, School of Humanities and Director of the Westerly Centre. Dr Catherine Noske is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in English and Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and is Editor of Westerly magazine.

Campus Partner: School of Humanities and the Westerly Centre

Image: Sidney Nolan, Agricultural Hotel, 1948, Ripolin on board. 84 x 54 cm. Tom Collins Memorial Fund. The University of Western Australia.© Courtesy of the artist’s estate.

 


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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 close looking of selected pieces of artworks with the themes of empathy and compassion, followed by an informal discussion.


Portrait painting of Janet Holmes à Court

Let's Meet at LWAG

For visitors living with Alzheimer's

Join us for an engaging tour of the exhibition Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

The tour is designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories. Partners or carers are welcome.

Image: Rachel Coad, Janet Holmes à Court, 2015, oil and pencil on linen, 200 x 285 cm. Janet Holmes à Court Collection. © Courtesy of the artist 

Refreshments provided.

 


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'Can Touch This' Tour

For visitors with visual impairment

Join us for an engaging tour of the exhibition Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

The tour is designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories. Partners or carers are welcome.

Refreshments provided.

 
 
 
 

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