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.

Exhibition catalogues and publications, as well as art objects and gifts, are available for sale in the Gallery shop.


Image of artwork titled Bumpty Bump by Pat Larter

Glitter: Pat Larter vs Lola Ryan

26 July - 27 September 2014
Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Pat Larter is better known as a muse for her husband, Australian pop artist Richard Larter, than for her own paintings and collages. Lola Ryan’s shellwork harbour bridges, boxes and wall hangings, which continue an indigenous tradition particular to La Perouse near Sydney, were for many years considered part of a souvenir trade rather than an art history.

Glitter presents these two under-recognised Australian practices in conversation. Sharing an unconventional approach to materials and a neon colour palette, Larter and Ryan’s works speak with unique voices and energy about kitsch, decoration, and the questionable distinctions between art and craft.

Visit Glitter exhibition website.

Featured artwork: Pat Larter, Bumpty Bump, 1993, acrylic, decorative mirrors and glitters on board, 183 x 12cm © courtesy the artist’s estate.


Image of artwork by Stephanie Hammill


26 July - 27 September 2014

HERE&NOW14 presents an exciting exhibition of contemporary ceramic work from both emerging and established Western Australian artists.

The exhibition encompasses a variety of materials and techniques ranging from fine porcelain forms and rustic stoneware installations to large-scale sculptural work. Artists working in clay, including Greg Crowe, Pippin Drysdale, Sandra Black, Ian Dowling, Graham Hay, Andrew Nicholls, Warrick Palmateer, Bevan Thompson, Andrea Vinkovic and Stephanie Hammill, have been challenged to produce new work, extending their artistic practice by experimenting with both technical and conceptual approaches.

Objects and installation-based work will be complimented by innovative audio-visual projection works by Jacob Ogden Smith and Luke Aleksandrow, exploring themes surrounding ceramic practice.

Visit HERE&NOW14 exhibition website.

Featured work: Stephanie Hammill, Drift, 2013, porcelain, 7.5 x 17 cm, photography Kevin Gordon, copyright of the artist.


Image of Shirley Corunna

Wildflower Dreaming: Shirley Corunna and the Coolbaroo League 1952 – 1962

15 July - 13 December 2014

In 1952, at the age of 17, Shirley Corunna (nee Bynder) a young Yamatji woman moved from her home in Three Springs to Perth. This exhibition celebrates Shirley's journey of discovery and independence and provides a snapshot of the social life of Aboriginal people living in the city during the 1950s.

The Coolbaroo League was an organisation with political interests as well as being a place for Aboriginal people living in the city to come together and socialise. The memorabilia and photographs encapsulate treasured memories and a personal account of time Shirley spent with the League.

WARNING: We advise that this exhibition contains images, sound and film of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Please view with caution. We apologise for any distress this may cause.

Visit Wildflower Dreaming exhibition website.

Image: Studio Portrait Shirley Corunna, Shirley Corunna Private Collection

Artwork featured on image stamps:
Lola Ryan, Shell-work bridge, 2002, 15 x 37 x 7 cm, CCWA 716x, © Courtesy the artist’s estate

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.