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Friday Talk: From Boxes to the Walls

Learn more about the artworks featured in Carrolup Revisted as Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection Manager Natalie Hewlett shares details about what it takes to prepare artworks for an exhibition.

Natalie Hewlett has worked in the arts industry since she completed a Fine Arts degree at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1991. She then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation of Cultural Materials at the University of Canberra before caring for collections at the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Science Museum in London and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Natalie has been at the Berndt Museum for over four years.

Image: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Photo: Matt Galligan


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Verbal Description: For visitors with vision 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.Tours are free to attend and open to friends and carers.

Community Partner: DADAA

Image: Jacobus Capone, Volta (still, detail), 2016, 2-5 channel video, duration: 53 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for NEW16.


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Let’s Meet at LWAG: For visitors living with dementia

Join us for our quarterly program for visitors living with dementia and their carers or family members.

Let’s Meet at LWAG provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and artworks currently exhibited.

Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-08 (detail), 2015, pigment inkjet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 32 x 57.5 cm, edition of 10. Image courtesy of AES+F.


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Artist’s Talk - Love, Displaced: Jacobus Capone

Artist Jacobus Capone discusses his work in the exhibition Love, Displaced.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work.

Characteristically evocative and poetic, his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with majestic, sublime landscapes. In 2007, he traversed Australia by foot in order to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific.

His work has been shown in a range of solo and group exhibitions, most recently his solo exhibition Forgiving Night for Day, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2017), Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017) and NEW16, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art.

Image: Jacobus Capone, Volta (still, detail), 2016, 2-5 channel video, duration: 53 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for NEW16.


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LWAG Signs: Auslan tour

LWAG Signs is an 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 of the current exhibitions in Australian sign language, guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left

Image: Jacobus Capone, Volta (still, detail), 2016, 2-5 channel video, duration: 53 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for NEW16.


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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 the themes of empathy and emotional intelligence.

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

Image: Jacobus Capone, Volta (still, detail), 2016, 2-5 channel video, duration: 53 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for NEW16.


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Friday Talk: Video Art in the Expanded Field

Dr Laetitia Wilson has taught art history courses on topics such as the evaluation of contemporary video practices. She has curated numerous significant exhibitions, including Theatres for the 2015 Perth Festival and Hyperprometheus at PICA for the 2018 SymbioticA Unhallowed Arts Festival. These exhibitions have featured internationally renowned video artists such as AES+F, Richard Mosse, Lu Yang and Chen Chieh-Jen. Join her to hear about contemporary developments in video art.

Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-20 (detail), 2015, pigment inkjet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 32 x 57.5 cm, edition of 10. Image courtesy of AES+F.


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Friday Talk: Starcraft and Cosmic Music

Medieval and early modern people were fascinated with the heavens. In an illustrated talk, Andrew Lynch explores the nature of the early cosmos in religious, philosophical and scientific thought, and its influence on literature and the arts, with effects lasting until present day.

Andrew Lynch is Emeritus Professor in English and Literary Studies at UWA, and former Director of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions. His recent publications include, as co-editor, A Cultural History of Emotions, 6 vols, (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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

Image: Composite image bringing together the two SKA sites under a shared sky, showing the Milky Way. Pictured here are some of the SKA precursor telescopes, South Africa’s KAT-7 and MeerKAT telescopes on the left and Australia’s ASKAP telescope on the right. Credit: SKA Office.


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Culture Club 1 2019

Drinks / Music / Door Prizes / Art Activities / Tours

Bring your friends to LWAG’s Art Party to celebrate the new academic year. Newcomers as well as regular visitors are invited to explore the gallery and to tour the latest exhibitions, Love, Displaced and Carrolup Revisited: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy a free sundowner, experiment with art activities, listen to live music and view the exhibitions. Students are particularly welcome.


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Friday Talk: Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array

Join Gregory Rowbotham for a short journey through the history of astronomy and big telescopes and learn how and why astronomers collect different types of light to study our universe. He will also discuss the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest telescope soon to be under construction in Western Australia.

Gregory Rowbotham is the Cosmos Consultant within the Outreach and Education Team at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). An avid science communicator, he shares his love of all things space.

UWA Campus Partner: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Image: Artists’ impression of the Square Kilometre Array low frequency antennas at the Australian SKA site in the Murchison region of Western Australia.


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Astrophotography: Revealing the Night Sky and Deep Space

Discover more about the night sky and deep space in this exhibition of stunning images captured by astrophotography, co-presented with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at UWA. Enjoy some extraordinary images including ‘Orion’s Horsehead and Flame Nebula’ and ‘We are not alone’ that features the southern Milky Way, Scorpius, Southern Cross and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

UWA Campus Partner: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Image: Artists’ impression of the Square Kilometre Array low frequency antennas at the Australian SKA site in the Murchison region of Western Australia.


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Art+Feminism Panel Discussion and Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we present Art+Feminism, a global movement to improve coverage and representation of women artists.

A worldwide survey of Wikipedia contributors found that less than 10 percent identify as female. Wikipedia is one of the most wide - reaching and accessible sources of public knowledge, and this gender disparity greatly impacts the nature of information shared.

Join us for a day-long program of floor talks, panel discussions, and a Wikipedia hackathon.

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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.


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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers: Love, Displaced

The artists featured in the exhibition Love, Displaced cover a variety of video art genres. They range from Richard Lewer’s hand drawn animations with simple narrated dialogue in his artwork Never Shall Be Forgotten - A Mother’s Story (2017), to the opulent cacophony of collaged photography, video, intense sound tracks and computer-generated imagery evident in Inverso Mundus (2015) by AES+F.  

In this professional development workshop, visual art educator Erin Knight introduces the education kit for Love, Displaced, exploring how video media has been manipulated by artists in deeply personal ways that assist in communicating with their audiences. This workshop prepares you to bring your students to view the exhibition and experience a close reading exercise using the education resources.

Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-18 (detail), 2015, pigment inkjet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 32 x 57.5 cm, 5 edition of 10. Courtesy of the AES+F.

 
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Curator’s Talk and Tour: Carrolup Revisited

Carrolup, near Katanning, in South West Western Australia was a government-run ‘native settlement’ re-opened by the Department of Native Affairs in 1939 after having been closed for 17 years. By 1944, there were 129 boys, girls and older children in government ‘care’ at Carrolup. In 1951, the government withdrew most of the children from Carrolup and it was re-opened as a Marribank Farm School.

Today, this small group of children is remembered for their distinctive representational drawings in pastel made in the 1940s while at the Carrolup Native Settlement.

The Berndt Museum of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia is a caretaker for over 200 of these artworks. In this talk, Carrolup Revisited curator and Berndt Museum Associate Director Vanessa Russ shares insights about curating the exhibition, the artists and stories associated with the artworks.

Image: Cliff Ryder, Carrolup, Kangaroos on Road (detail), 1948, pastel on paper, 25 x 18 cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by E.S. Phillips and Dr G. Phillips, [1992/0101] © family of the artist.


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Artist’s Talk Love, Displaced: Richard Lewer

Richard Lewer discusses his works Never shall be forgotten – a mother’s story (2017) and Worse Luck I am Still Here (2014) currently on show in Love, Displaced.

Richard Lewer is a Melbourne-based visual artist who works with video and animation, painting, drawing and performance. Heis known for his video and animation, paintings, and delicately beautiful drawings, which evocatively rework some of life’s less pleasant elements – crime scenes, illness, horror movies andextreme events.

Lewer has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally, and his work is included in state museums and university collections in Australia and New Zealand.

Recent exhibitions include The National: New Australian Art, Carriageworks, Australia, (2017), Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches, Art Gallery of South Australia (2016), The Custom of the Sea, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, (2015) and Footy Fever, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (2015).

UWA Campus Partner: Perth Festival

Image: Image of Richard Lewer with still image from Worse luck I’m still here, 2014, video and animation, duration: 300:04:45min, edition of 5. Courtesy of the artist.