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An Aboriginal painting of a European ship. The ship is a white silhouette against a brown and white striped background. Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’
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Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’

11 January 2022

Perth Festival’s choice of wardan – the ocean – for this year’s festival theme plays out beautifully in its visual arts selection. Ara Jansen plunges in to pull out some highlights.

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L-R: Maxxi Minaxi May, Deconstructing beauty, 2003, plastic dolls, paint, foamcore and wood, 105 x 21 x 5.7 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Copyright and courtesy of the artist. Glenys Hodgeman         
Death is never out of style, 2000                              
cotton embroidery on paper burial shroud, 194 x 157 cm
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Lilla Lowe, Apples and apple blossoms, 1896, oil on cedar panel, 90 x 26.5 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.  Three artworks appear alongside one another. On the far left is a shelving unit - each shelf contains plastic doll body parts, sorted by type. In the middle is A piece of white fabric with various human organs embroidered in red thread, as well as the words Le mort est jamais se demode. On the right is an oil painting of apples and blossoms on cedar wood. Getting to the heart of matter
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Getting to the heart of matter

17 September 2021

There’s a matter that deserves your attention at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, says Jaimi Wright.

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Olga Cironis, Echo, 2021, still from single-channel digital video with sound, duration 3:55 min, ed. 1/5, courtesy the artist and Art Collective WA. This project has been made possible with the support of the Minderoo Foundation. A young woman stands in a desert setting, framed by a blue sky. She wears a dress with puffed sleeves and a full skirt, made of camouflage fabric. She also wears a string of pearls. She gazes beyond the camera. The disruption and solace of Olga Cironis
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The disruption and solace of Olga Cironis

14 April 2021

Woven together with various threads, including human hair, ‘Dislocation’ is an appropriate title for a survey of the works of local artist Olga Cironis, discovers Miranda Johnson.

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TextaQueen, Me (Arlene TextaQueen), 2001, fibre tipped pen on cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. The collection includes work by women and non-binary artists. © the artist. A detail from a picture of a woman of colour with flaming red hair, against a background of textas. The work is drawn in texta and has been cropped so that it is a head and shoulder shot. Paper Cut draws blood
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Paper Cut draws blood

17 March 2021

Against the backdrop of rallies for an end to violence against women, the agitation for change in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s ‘Paper Cut’ is at once historical and timely, finds Belinda Hermawan.

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Three large men flex their muscles. The image is a negative and the figures are in darkness. They look like they're dancing. and each figure is tinted, one yellow, one blue and one red. Feast of art feeds local appetites
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Feast of art feeds local appetites

10 December 2020

It’s time to dump cultural cringe. This year’s visual arts program at Perth Festival is both bigger than before and almost 100% local. It’s exciting and a chance for everyone to put a little more art into their lives. Ara Jansen reports.

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A lady smiles at the computer, alongside is another image of a computer screen during a zoom call Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove
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Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove

13 November 2020

Australia’s largest collection of women’s art is now available online. In the second podcast from the winter season of the Seesaw Lounge, curator Lee Kinsella takes us through some of her favourite works.

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Colin Smith, Bloodletting, 2020, painted false walls (MDF, timber), oil paintings (oil on ply board), air-dry clay, enamel paint, gold foil alphabet stickers, gold foil contact sheeting, hip chair, muslin, metal curtain rods, fake tree, chairs, water cooling dispenser, clock, scrap paper bin, installation dimensions vary. Photograph: Bo Wong.  A 20 year wait for a queer take
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A 20 year wait for a queer take

21 October 2020

Focusing on the perspectives of queer West Australian artists, this year’s ‘HERE&NOW’ exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is both stylish and thought-provoking says Jenny Scott.

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a photo of a brightly gallery, seen from someone's computer Green shoots and silver linings
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Green shoots and silver linings

1 April 2020

David Zampatti offers this week’s virtual arts guide, with some tantalising local and international offers.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio