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troublemag | June 19, 2018

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Listing State WA

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence
Until 18 June | Ticketed

Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence.

Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BC–1983: Highlights from the Yuen Collection
Opens 16 June

Drawing from a significant recently revealed private collection in Perth, this exhibition presents an overview of over 60 Chinese ceramic objects of superb artistic quality, ranging from the Warrior State period (5th century BCE) to the late 20th century, thus highlighting the path of its production, with its similarities and differences, for nearly 2500 years.

WA Now – Julie Dowling – Babanyu (Friends for life)
Until 13 August

The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, emerged as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country.

Year 12 Perspectives 2017
Until 16 July

Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. Prominent themes in this year’s display include family, international politics and human impact on nature. Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.

AGWA Collection – Five paths, many journeys.

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul
Rachael Dease: Like Embracing Ice

The human ability to deny death and mortality mirrors our denial of climate change and the rapid destruction of the earth’s ice covered poles. Accomplished WA sound artist and composer Rachael Dease spent a month in the Arctic Circle in 2017 during the midnight sun, sailing amongst the collapsing glaciers. For Like Embracing Ice she has scored a work with audio captured from the depths of the Arctic Sea, using hydrophones floating under drifting icebergs and microphones lowered into glacial cracks.

Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul
Caspar Fairhall: Nine times the space that measures day and night

Crisp, vibrant colour and rich surfaces characterise Caspar Fairhall’s (WA) paintings, which draw on both geometric abstraction and the often complex spatial structures of late Renaissance and Baroque art. The suite of large paintings in Nine times the space that measures day and night is conceived as a meditation on the nature of landscape and our place in geological time.

Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul

In partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, better known as Semiconductor, bring two of their works Brilliant Noise and Black Rain to FAC.

Semiconductor have garnered international attention for their distinctive, innovative works which push the boundaries of moving image as a visual language. They seek to extend our experience of the natural world, delving into and creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds by transforming and stitching together images of scientific data.

Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul

Gifted is an exhibition which recognises a generous donation by longstanding Fremantle resident and art collector Mary Harrison Hill, who gifted 17 artworks to the City of Fremantle Art Collection in 2016. The gift of prints and paintings by senior WA and Fremantle-based artists was presented to the City in recognition of her husband Chris Hill, who died suddenly in 2014. Chris Hill was a significant advocate and supporter of contemporary WA and Balinese artists.