Visual Arts: Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

13 August 2019

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21 Sep  -17 Feb  @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the Art Gallery of WA’s 1979 Brutalist building anniversary.  2019 marks and celebrates the 40th year anniversary of the main Gallery building as AGWA presents a series of exhibitions and special events looking at the building.

Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

The Perth Brutal exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days,  along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre.

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete is a free exhibition.

Symposium | Perth Brutal: AGWA, the Perth Cultural Centre and Brutalist Architecture in Australia.

9.15am – 5.45pm
$12 AGWA Members / $15 General

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Pictured: Fritz Kos Art Gallery of Western Australia 1979. State Library of Western Australia. Sourced from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia and reproduced with the permission of the Library Board of Western Australia. (160419PD)

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