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.

Current exhibitions



28 April - 27 June 2015

HERE&NOW is a series of annual exhibitions presented at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery aimed at showcasing the outstanding work of contemporary Western Australian artists.

Like its predecessors in the series, HERE&NOW15 aims to set a new benchmark of exemplary creativity and provide a snapshot of the most interesting and challenging artists working here and now. In the twentieth century, the conception of sculptural practice expanded to include architectural intervention and land art.

Visit the HERE&NOW15 exhibition website.  

Featured work: David Brophy, high line, 2014, two man tent, fixings, Copyright courtesy of the artist. Photography by Alessandro Bianchetti.


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

Object Lessons

28 April - 5 December 2015

OBJECT LESSONS is an exhibition in three parts, unfolding over three consecutive exhibition periods in the Lady Sheila Cruthers Gallery. Each discrete ‘chapter’ presents contemporary art from the CCWA in which the fundamental properties of the art object and experience are used to address enduring questions of representation, perception and the role art in society.

Traditions of art-making and art history are variously unpacked, subverted, lampooned or celebrated, getting down to the nuts and bolts of how we look at and think about art.

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


Image detail of artwork Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Yirrkala Drawings

Selection of works on show until 20 June 2015
Berndt Museum

Imagine a 1940s Yolngu Community in north-east Arnhem Land. Imagine people's daily lives, traditional lands, artworks, and cultural histories; imagine interactions with Macassans before European colonisation. This exhibition privileges audiences by taking them beyond their imagination into a Yolngu worldview and landscape.

Presented by the Berndt Museum and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as a part of the Perth International Arts Festival, this exhibition is the first major presentation of these works in Western Australia and has been developed through careful communication with the descendants of the artists and the Yirrkala Community’s Art Centre, Buku-Larmggay Mulka.

The Yirrkala Drawings exhibition runs from 7 February until 11 April 2015.

A selection of the works will continue to be exhibited in the Janet Homes a Court Gallery space through to 20 June 2015.

Visit the Yirrkala Drawings exhibition website.  


Featured artwork: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947, crayon on brown paper, 114 x 74cm. Berndt Museum, The University of Western Australia. © Estate of the artist. Acc. No. 6970



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.