Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Exhibitions at LWAG

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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. A selected collection is available for purchase online

Current Exhibitions

Image of photograph still Hossein Valamanes


8 October - 10 December 2016

Carriageworks, Adelaide Film Festival, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art and the University of Western Australia present Hossein Valamanesh in collaboration with Nassiem Valamanesh: CHAR SOO, 2015, Produced by Felix Media.

Hossein Valamanesh’s four-screen video projection transports you into the bustling center of an Iranian grand bazaar, enveloping you in its sights and sounds.

Image: Hossein Valamanesh, Char Soo, 2014,
pre-production still, courtesy the artist and GAG Projects, Adelaide.
Photograph by M Reza Jahanpanah,
© Hossein Valamanesh/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014.

More info: Char Soo exhibition


Image of boy on a raft against backdro pof map

Saltwater Mapping

8 October - 10 December 2016

Presented by the Berndt Museum.

The human ability to tell stories and picture the world through mark making provides us with a historical references to place and location today. Saltwater Mapping along Australia’s West Coast is a continuing practice that began long before Europeans arrived, to proclaim ownership, unsettling our lands and shaping our current colonial backdrop.

Saltwater Mapping aims to respond to the 400th anniversary of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia with an exploration into the way in which humanity has mapped the WA coastline over the past four centuries.

The exhibition invites audiences to reconsider notions of ownership, place and histories through mapping and practices.

Composite image:
Original photo: Phillip Ah Choo, looking for turtle, One Arm Point, 1973, Courtesy of Kim Akerman. Secondary image: Pieter Goos, Paskaerte Zynde t’Oosterdeel Oost Indien, 1666. Private collection.

More info: Saltwater Mapping exhibition

Artwork with type that says dont give in to the fear

Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism

8 October - 10 December 2016

Ninety-five hand-painted posters about feminism now.

In 2012 Australian artist Kelly Doley initiated the project The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, inviting 16 participants from different backgrounds to teach her about feminism. Thoughts, facts and ideas from these conversations were translated into 95 hand-painted posters, transforming the live encounter between the artist and participant into an archive of feminist thought and history. Unapologetically contradictory and provocative, Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism investigates the tropes and cliches of the political poster and celebrates the strength and diversity of feminism today.

Presented by the UWA’s Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the nation’s only public collection of art by Australian women.

Kelly Doley, Things Learnt About Feminism #1 - #95, 2012, 52 x 60 cm, ink on 220 gsm card and installation view 2014, Boxcopy Brisbane. Photos: Jessica Maurer

More info: Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism exhibition


Public program and special events

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