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troublemag | February 20, 2018

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Listing State WA

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

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.

WA Now – Julie Dowling
3 February – 13 August

The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging. Many of the stories she shared were, and still are, largely unknown or acknowledged in mainstream Australian society.

Screen Space – Kimsooja
17 February – 21 May

Sewing into walking by Korean artist Kimsooja is a major highlight of the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary international art. The work is comprised of bundles of clothes and sewn cloth, a large-scale projection and a stack of three monitors.
This showing at AGWA twins with her solo presentation at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts for the Perth International Arts Festival.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence
24 February – 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.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Thu 8 Feb 2018 – Fri 23 Mar 2018
Museum of Water

Museum of Water will showcase over 500 bottles of water, collected across WA by UK artist Amy Sharrocks over the last year. Each bottle donated has its own remarkable story, with samples from Poison Gully and the Great Barrier Reef, grey water from a laundry and a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool. Commissioned by the 2018 Perth Festival.

Thu 8 Feb 2018 — Sun 23 Mar 2018
Latai Taumoepeau

Australian/Tongan artist Latai Taumoepeau is known for her brave performance art. Her powerful video Repatriate draws attention to the devastating impact of rising sea levels on vulnerable communities in the Pacific Islands, including her ancestral homeland of Tonga. This exhibition is presented as part of the 2018 Perth Festival.