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troublemag | October 22, 2019

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Screen Space – Sue Ford
Opens 12 October 2019

Part of Sue Ford’s iconic Time series and her video work Faces 1976–1996, is displayed in Screen Space as a thematic part of That Seventies Feeling exhibition.

Ford’s images of her subjects taken ten, twenty and thirty years apart were a key photographic and a deeply feminist gesture which changed the way Australian photographers saw and conceptualised their work. The photographs and the video are on display together for the first time since acquisition.

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete
Until 17 February 2020

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist 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.

This 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.

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril
Until 4 November 2019

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.

WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern
Until 10 February 2020

Over the past 15 years, Eveline Kotai’s interest in material dissolution and regeneration has culminated in the practice and process of cutting up and reworking her own paintings into new works. Breathing Pattern features new and recent work including canvas reconstructions and paintings, and forms part of the WA Now series dedicated to showcasing work by WA artists.