Visual Arts: HERE&NOW19: Material Culture

18 August 2019

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31 Aug – 7 Dec @ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·
Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·

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 Ómra 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 WA.

Join us for opening night: Fri August 30, 6 – 8pm. Free event, RSVP via:

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

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