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troublemag | April 4, 2020

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern
Until 9 March 2020

Full of surprises and rarely seen works, the exhibition 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.

Pulse Perspectives 2019
7 March – 29 June 2020

WA’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. This year’s exhibition features 44 works by 2019 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 29 schools across Western Australia, spanning a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles. Human impact on the environment, consumerism, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year’s exhibition. Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Voting is open from 10am, Saturday 7 March, in the exhibition space or online. Vote for the work that made you feel, explode with emotion, or marvel at the world. It’s your vote make it count!

7 March – 1 June 2020

Buildings are urban monoliths. Cultural institutions are perceived to be even more so. Tom Mùller’s WA Now exhibition MONOLITH SCORES delves into what this perceived monolith sounds like, feels like, breathes like.

Artist Talk 11am, Saturday 28 March
Hear from artist Tom Mùller for an insight into his artistic practice and his WA Now – MONOLITH SCORES exhibition. Walyalup (Fremantle) based the Undercurrent Choir of 31 singers will perform an ode to the building in three movements on the day of the artist’s talk. The first will be to the horizontal plane and the iconic central staircase, the second to the vertical hexagonal columns and the last to the light breaths in the exhibition itself.

Tom Malone Prize 2020
14 March – 29 June 2020

Be captivated by the beauty of glass in the Tom Malone Prize, a highly respected national exhibition within the Australian glass arts community. The prize has played an integral role in the Gallery’s acquisition of works by Australia’s most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists working in this medium. The fifteen shortlisted artists for 2020 are: Kate Baker (NSW), Clare Belfrage (SA), Peter Bowles (TAS), Lisa Cahill (ACT), Mel Douglas (ACT), Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott (NSW), Hannah Gason (ACT), David Hay (WA), Marc Leib (WA), Jeremy Lepisto (NSW), Jessica Loughlin (SA), Nick Mount (SA), Kirstie Rea (NSW), Jason Sims (SA), and Jarred Wright (QLD). The winner of the $15,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on 19 March 2020.

Screen Space – Stuart Ringholt
14 March – 27 July 2020

Stuart Ringholt creates performance-based, process-oriented and audience participation-reliant works which deal with experience of fear and embarrassment devised in amateur self-help environments. His work AUM from the AGWA Collection, documenting one such performance, will be accompanied by posters from his Anger Workshops performances developed for Sydney Biennale in 2008 and shown at documenta 12 in Kassel. Part introspective meditation, part catharsis, AUM focuses on the practice of Aum meditation process between a couple who are working through emotions of love and danger.