7 Dec – 9 Mar @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·
AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building.
That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA’s much longed-for new Gallery. This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism that itself foregrounds materiality and the experience of place, light and landscape.
Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for Western Australia, the Gallery and the world at large.
Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you’ll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.
Pictured: David Aspden Brazil Series No 5 1971 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 165 x 445 cm State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1977 © David Aspden 1971