Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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EXHIBITION REVIEW - WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - OCT 2012


LOOK. LOOK AGAIN is a unique survey exhibition of historic and contemporary works of art made by women.

Featuring 140 artworks from 80 artists, the exhibition curated by Felicity Johnston provides an alternative frame of reference for engaging with Australian history and culture.

Beginning with impressionism and moving through modernist to new media, the selection presents works from many of Australia's key modernist arists such as Margaret Preston, Nora Heysen, Joy Hester and Elise Blumann, as well as reflecting the diversity of postmodern art practice in the work of artists like Rosalie Gascoigne, Susan Norrie, Tracey Moffatt, Michelle Nikou and Julie Dowling.

Drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, a private collection donated to the University of Western Australia in 2007, it presents a significant record of female creativity in Australia over the past 125 years.

The exhibition encompasses a broad range of thematic approaches, examining issues relating to portraiture and identity, domestic and family life, gender and the body, abstraction and political and cultural issues like conlonisation and the commodification of art.

LOOK. LOOK AGAIN is the first major exhibition of the Collection since the gift, and aims to launch the Collection nationally.

Featured essay

Included in the exhibition catalogue is an essay written by John Cruthers, curatorial advisor to the Cruthers Collection of Womens Art. The essay, available for download in PDF or RTF format, shares insights in to the Collection and discusses artwork in LOOK. LOOK AGAIN.