Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Painting of Janet Holmes a Court

Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

22 July - 23 September 2017

Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection gives audiences the  chance to experience some of the best-loved works from a very personal collection of  Australian art. The exhibition will also mark the release of Muse: A journey through an art collection by Janet Holmes à Court about her passion for art.

Image: Rachel Coad, Janet Holmes à Court (detail), 2015, oil and pencil on linen, 200 x 285 cm. Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

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Image of woman and daughter both dolls

Country and Colony

22 July - 16 December 2017

Country and Colony presents a range of perspectives on the Australian experience. Drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the exhibition weaves together stories of land, body and industry to explore histories and the ongoing impact of colonisation.

Image: Thea Costantino, Populate or Perish, 2014, Giclee print, edition 1/3. 84 x 54 cm, CCWA 957, (C) Courtesy of the artist.

Image of skull from Batavia

Milingimbi: A Living Culture

29 July - 16 December 2017

The Berndt Museum along with the Milingimbi Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre and the Janet Holmes a Court Collection present a selection of works from Milingimbi Island in north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

The exhibition is a response to a Makarraṯa held on the island in late 2016, which linked a wide range of collections from around the world with the community.

The barks and Larrakitj represent a small sample of works that carry strong links to people past and present, and help to celebrate the value of living culture today.

Image: Artist Unknown, Yolŋu, Rarrtji, Bush foods, natural pigments on bark. RM & CH Berndt Collection, Berndt Museum [Acc.No.1318]

Image of skull from Batavia

Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless

7 October - 16 December 2017

Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless follows new discoveries by researchers from the University of Western Australia into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth.

Image: Paul Uhlmann, Batavia Skull (camera obscura), 2015. Courtesy of the artist. 

Later in 2017

Being Tiwi celebrates the iconography, stories and culture of contemporary art from the Tiwi Islands. Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Open from 7 October. 

Exhibition program is subject to change. Please check our website closer to the exhibition dates.