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troublemag | February 19, 2017

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Listing State Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Unknown Land
Opens 17 September 2016 | TICKETED
Experience WA through the eyes of the first European explorers and colonists. This exhibition of the earliest watercolours, paintings and drawings of “WA” superbly captures unforgettable images of idyllic locations still familiar, but now mostly transformed. The visions are stunning. But the real story, as revealed in the exhibition – which includes key Aboriginal works – was much more complex.

Continental Shift
Until 5 February 2017
An exciting partnership between AGWA, Terra Foundation for American Art and UWA which sees 15 American landscape paintings shown in the context of their Australian counterparts.

Dissenting Voices
Until 31 January 2017
Dissenting Voices is an exhibition concerned with how artists respond to social issues, cultural concerns and political events. Their art also provides poignant commentary on the human condition.

Craft & Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Ongoing
Showcasing works across a range of mediums and the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

Helen Grey–Smith
Until 19 March 2017
Curated By Melissa Harpley, Historical + Modern Art
Centenary celebration of a remarkable mid-century textile designer.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

‘Light Geist’ celebrates the enveloping and entrancing power of video projection with fiery landscapes, glowing vats of mist and intricate projection mapping. Featuring new commissions by four leading Australian artists, ‘Light Geist’ challenges the notion that video projection is a flat cinematic experience and explores the potential interplay between surface and projected image.

Award-winning media artist Sohan Ariel Hayes (WA) and senior Martu artist Ngamaru Bidu (WA) transform Bidu’s mesmerising paintings of the Martu’s fire burning regimes in the Western Desert into an absorbing three-dimensional painting. Her animated country engulfs viewers as it is projected onto the floor and walls of FAC’s Main Gallery, moving and blazing around them.

In FAC’s darkened hallway, artist Ella Barclay (NSW) projects onto vapour rising from suspended tanks. These mysterious, ghostly works speak of spectral encounters and point to the ethereal nature of digital data and the alchemic transformation of ideas into matter.

Perth-based musician and artist Sam Price, otherwise known as NAIK, uses projection to map the glowing, synaptic impulses of a human mind onto an intricate hexagonal structure, filling Gallery 3. Drawn from neurological data, Price’s installation wrestles with the formation of a collective memory in the digital age.

This show has been curated by FAC’s Special Projects Coordinator Erin Coates.

T:(08) 9432 9555 W:http://www.fac.org.au