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.
For The Long Kiss Goodbye a group of artists transforms familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on attraction, repulsion, loss and hope. Studio scraps become an epic patchwork of memories, elegant painted forms disguise weighty histories and simple actions become poignant rituals.
Presented in association with Perth Festival.
Image: Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye (detail), 2016, screen-print on linen, canvas and lamé, digital printed fabrics and various found fabrics, PVC, poly-fil, glass, ceramic and plastic beads, thread, artists' gloves, 330 x 610 x 25 cm, Art Gallery of South Australia, Gift of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation for the Ramsay Art Prize 2017. Photograph courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
The Wunder Years by Western Australian artist and musician Zachary Bruce uses 8mm film and a lush soundscape to explore the ways in which we often use narratives from films, books and cultural myths to try to make sense of the incomprehensible or seemingly arbitrary aspects of life.
The work is showcased as part of 24SEVEN, our platform for delivering a selection of the most exciting video work created by contemporary artists in Australia.
Image: Zachary Bruce, still from The Wunder Years (Director's Cut), 2018, video shot on 8mm film, 10 minutes, 15 seconds, edition 1/10, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 2019.
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