Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

HERE&NOW19: Material Culture

A close-up photograph of a bright blue, woven textile work

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HERE&NOW19: Material Culture highlights the work of five contemporary Western Australian artists experimenting in innovative ways with textile materials.

Curated by multidisciplinary artist Joanna Sulkowski, the exhibition challenges the perception of craft as a repetitive activity of making things by hand and offers a new perspective on the processes and materials-driven practice of a dynamic group of contemporary artists.

Commissioned to create new work for the exhibition, HERE&NOW19 features a range of work, including wall-hanging textiles, large-scale installation and video by artists Omra Caoimhe, Teelah George, Susan Roux, Holly Story and Marzena Topka.  

Established by LWAG in 2012, the annual HERE&NOW series showcases some of the most exciting work by Western Australian artists. Each year, an emerging curator is appointed to organise the exhibition and offer fresh insight and perspective on contemporary art practice in Western Australia. 

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

Exhibition runs

31 August - 7 December 2019


  • Omra Caoimhe
  • Teelah George
  • Susan Roux
  • Holly Story
  • Marzena Topka
  • Curator: Joanna Sulkowski

Exhibition booklet

HN19_Gatefold [PDF, 2.0 MB]
Updated 12 Sep 2019


An introduction to HERE&NOW19: Material Culture and Cosmopolitan with curators Joanna Sulkowski, Dr Sally Quin and UWA Chief Cultural Officer Ted Snell.

Media Release

HN19_MediaRelease [PDF, 191.4 KB]
Updated 12 Sep 2019


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