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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Presented by the Berndt Museum
Ngarinyin Lawman Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai, OAM (c.1925-1997) was an artist, philosopher and distinguished advocate for the land rights and culture of the Kimberley Wandjina peoples. Through personality and force of will he guided his people through complex colonial relationships and the momentous changes imposed upon them, including re-settlement hundreds of kilometres away from their Country to Mowanjum, near Derby, in the 1950s.
Through images and sound, the exhibition will introduce audiences to Mowaljarlai?s gift to the world - his extraordinary commitment to communicate with the younger generation and cross-culturally through working partnerships, complex knowledge systems imbued with wisdom, transmitted through eons past, into the future. Visitors will experience a selection of Mowaljarlai?s paintings, drawings and sketches. Along with personal photographs and audio-visual footage in which he features, this will provide an insight into his influence and extensive cultural reach.
Image: Photograph of David Mowaljarlai, Mowaljarlai Archive, the Berndt Museum. Photographer unknown.
Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006 - 2016 showcases Stannage’s characteristically wry observations of life, and testifies to her ongoing experimentation and innovation across a range of media. The artist utilises everyday objects to offer a commentary on fame, and the fragile and transitory nature of our time on this planet.
Photographs from major series including Elvis and Marilyn (Spirit Photographs), 2009-2010, Paradise Lost, 2008 and her most recent Security Notice series, 2014 - 2015 will be on display.
Image: Miriam Stannage, Untitled 1 and 2 from Paradise Lost series, 2008, lightjet photograph, 70 x 100 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 2014, © Miriam Stannage