Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Future exhibitions

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Gallery opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


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The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents a program of innovative exhibitions featuring the University's extensive art collection, as well as new, contemporary art and touring shows.

All upcoming exhibitions are subject to change. More information will be made available close to the exhibition start date.

Image of photograph still Hossein Valamanes


8 October - 10 December 2016

A four screen video projection that transports the viewer into the middle of an Iranian bazaar. Filming simultaneously in all four directions, Iranian-born artist Hossein Valamanesh has captured a moment in the everyday life of his birthplace.

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.

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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The human ability to tell stories and picture the world through mark making provides us with a historical references to place and location today.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, 2013, Courtesy of Kim Akerman. Secondary image: Pieter Goos, Paskaerte Zynde t’Oosterdeel Oost Indien, 1666. Private collection.

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Artwork with type that says dont give in to the fear

Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism

8 October - 10 December 2016

Ninty-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 brash and knowingly contradictory, 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

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Image of Helen Britton

Helen Britton

February - April 2017

Take up a unique opportunity to view 25 years of work by Western Australian jeweller Helen Britton. Now residing in Munich, Britton has developed an international reputation for her innovative practice as a contemporary artist working in metal and found materials.This survey exhibition includes a new body of work that draws inspiration from the specificity of the Western Australian coastal environment.

Image: Helen Britton. Courtesy of the artist.

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All future exhibitions are subject to change. Please visit the website again closer to the exhibition opening date for more information.