Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Anne Ferran: Shadow Land

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Image of artwork by Anne Ferran titled Scene IV

Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years.

Featured artwork: Anne Ferran, Scene IV from Scenes on the death of nature, 1986, gelatin silver photograph, 154 x 115cm, Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney / Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Exhibition duration

8 February - 19 April 2014

Exhibition details

Since 1995, Anne Ferran has been examining and re-discovering Australia’s colonial past by utilizing museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites, nationally and internationally.

Ferran is interested in the gaps or silences in the records and personal histories of those incarcerated in prisons, hospitals, mental asylums and female factories. Her practice incorporates a variety of media including photography, textiles, installation, text, and video/film.

Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years. The exhibition has been accompanied by a residency in Fremantle resulting in a new body of work based on the disbanded library at the Fremantle Prison.

Exhibition partners

Anne Ferran: Shadow Land is a Perth International Arts Festival event supported by the Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmer Arts. 

In addition, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, based at the University of Western Australia invites various schools and faculties to partner with on exhibitions and develop innovative academic and public programs. The Campus Partners for Shadow Land are the disciplines of History (School of Humanities) and Archaeology (School of Social Sciences), Faculty of Arts.

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