13 August - 4 October 2006
Picturing the Sea presents images of the sea in various manifestations.
An exhibition of contemporary and historical art, Picturing the Sea considers contrasting ways that artists approach human interaction with the sea.
It brings together seascapes and early maps, Indigenous art, works that address social and political concerns, as well as the lyrical and unexpected.
In legend, early maps and art, the sea is often unpredictable, its depths and edges mysterious and unfathomable. Today the seas are well-charted political entities, shipping lanes, sites of industry, and sometimes contested zones.
Works in Picturing the Sea are drawn from public and private collections, and the University of Western Australia Art Collection.