Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

2019 Exhibitions Archive

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Since the foundation in 1990, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery has presented an innovated program of exhibitions, featuring artwork from the University extensive Art Collection, loaned works as well as new contemporary commissioned works.

The Gallery aims to continually expand its digital archive of past exhibitions.


A bright blue hanging textile artwork by
Teelah George.

HERE&NOW19: Material Culture

31 August — 7 December 2019

Established in 2012, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's annual HERE&NOW exhibition series showcases some of the most exciting and innovative new work being produced in Western Australia.

Each year an emerging curator is appointed to produce an exhibition of contemporary works by Western Australian artists. Past HERE&NOW exhibitions have explored the expanding field of sculptural practice, new photography, artists with an Islamic heritage, contemporary ceramics and the legacy of Marcel Duchamp.

Curated by Joanna Sulkowski, HERE&NOW19 surveys the practice of artists working with fibre and textiles to express ideas relating to current social and political issues. It features newly commissioned work by artists Ómra Caoimhe, Teelah George, Susan Roux, Holly Story and Marzena Topka that showcases their use of traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques.

Image: Teelah George, Blue Biro, 2018-2019, thread, linen and bronze, 220 x 190cm. Photograph by Thomas Rowe. © Courtesy of the artist.

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Botanical illustration of mistletoe by Phillipa Nikulinsky

Nikulinsky Naturally

25 May — 17 August 2019

Philippa Nikulinsky AM is a Perth-based, internationally recognised botanical and wildlife artist. Nikulinsky Naturally is a survey of her work from the 1970s to the present which provides a perspective on the unique qualities of her practice - focusing on the evolution of her working methodology and exploring the ways in which she continues to interrogate the botanical riches of the Western Australian landscape.

Image: Philippa Nikulinsky, Mistletoe Bird, 2014, 68 x 100cm, watercolour and pencil on Arches hot press paper

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Sculpture of sheep tied up

RITUAL at There Is Gallery

22 February — 16 March 2019

The making of art is itself ritualistic, the sequestered place is often the studio, the sequence of activities always highly individualised and motivated by a compelling rationale. All the artists invited to participate in this exhibition have explored this idea of ritual process to examine key ideas in human experience that seek knowledge, comfort or pose questions about our identity and how we engage as social beings.

In the works they have created, the 12 artists consider how rituals impact our culture, our communities, our lives, and how we identify ourselves as individuals and as members of larger groups within those communities.

Artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah • Rebecca Baumann • Jacobus Capone • Olga Cironis • David Collins •Pilar Mata Dupont • Teelah George • Tarryn Gill • Jarrad Martyn • Tom Mùller • Andrew Nicholls • Anna Louise Richardson.

Image: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, I've Been Assured That You're Going To Heaven My Friend, 2013, resin and satin, 75 x 38 x 180 cm

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Photograph visible three bodies. One man weating a sleevless tshirt and a woman in a police outfit

Love, Displaced

9 February — 11 May 2019
In this century, feelings of love and empathy are often filtered through social media platforms and 24-hour news cycles. In Love, Displaced, film- based and video art offers new and innovative modes of navigating the white noise of contemporary life towards places of re-sensitisation and emotional engagement.

Curated by Felicity Fenner, the exhibition brings together some of the world’s leading contemporary artists: Jacobus Capone, Richard Lewer (NZ), Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Christian Thompson; AES+F (Russia), Jeremy Deller and Cecilia Bengolea (UK, Argentina/France), Roee Rosen (Israel). Three of the Australian artists have specific links to WA, either their birthplace or the subject of works presented.

A Perth Festival exhibition supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.

Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-18 (detail), 2015, pigment InkJet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 32x57.5 cm (12.5x22.7 in), edition of 10. Courtesy of AES+F.

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