Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery produces and presents exhibitions of Australian and international art as well as important national touring exhibitions. The exhibition program explores a dynamic and diverse spectrum of visual arts practice.

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Current exhibitions

Photo of artwork titled On the swan Nedlands

Elise Blumann: An Émigré Artist in Western Australia, 1938 - 1948

11 July - 19 September 2015

This exhibition concentrates on ten years of Elise Blumann’s art practice, from the series of bold portraits produced in the late 1930s to the increasingly abstract renderings of the landscape in the late 1940s.

Featured artwork: Elise Blumann, On the Swan, Nedlands (detail), 1942, oil on composition board, 56.6 x 66.4 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Acquired with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and the Dr Albert Gild Fund, 1976, © The University of Western Australia.

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Image of artwork by Anna Kristensen titled Flame Tree, Plume Smoke Bush and Lamb’s Wool

OBJECT LESSONS II: Curtain Situations

11 July - 19 September 2015

OBJECT LESSONS II: Curtain Situations is the second in a three-part exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2015 showcasing contemporary art from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Building on OBJECT LESSONS I: Painting, this exhibition continues to examine dialogues around painting in a contemporary, multi-disciplinary field, particularly the ongoing tension between the medium's sculptural and representational qualities.

Featured work: Anna Kristensen, Flame Tree, Plume Smoke Bush and Lamb’s Wool, 2012, oil and acrylic on linen, 84 x 66 cm, CCWA 947. © Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Bo Wong

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Artwork from the Warmun Community


30 June - 12 December 2015

WARMUN THEN AND NOW will creatively coalesce and celebrate powerful artistic personalities of the past, including Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie, by bringing their work into conversation with the contemporary work of Rusty Peters, Lena Nyadbi and others.

This exhibition will illuminate the different generations, relationships and Country that inform the artistic discourse of the Warmun Art Movement, both then and now.

Featured artwork: Lena Nyadbi, Gija Language Group, Warmun Community, Jimbarla Country, etching on paper, 50 x 60cm, Berndt Collection

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Public program

In accompaniment to the current exhibitions, the Gallery hosts a range of events for the public, many of which are free to attend. For more information, visit the events page.