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troublemag | November 24, 2017

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Listing State WA

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures
14 October 2017 – 29 January 2018
Includes twilight viewing until 7.30pm on Fridays (except 10 November and 1 December 2017)

Heath Ledger was a charismatic actor who pushed boundaries and portrayed iconic roles during his short but remarkable career. The exhibition reveals his deep passion for the film industry, creativity, and visual arts. Film costumes and props, celebrity portraits and acting awards together with his research journals will be on display for the first time offering a rare insight into Heath’s life behind the scenes. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Western Australian Museum.

Gregory Pryor – Looking Glass
2 September 2017 – 15 January 2018

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work Looking Glass which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia. For his WA Now project, Gregory Pryor undertook a field trip to the region of the tragic Esperance bush fires of 2015. By setting himself in amongst the charcoal remains of the devastated terrain and taking a series of 360-degree photographic notations, Pryor formulated the idea for his panoramic work and its overwhelming immersive quality. Similar to the bush’s capacity to regenerate after fire, Looking Glass in some ways can be seen as a reassembled landscape, articulated on 1585 sheets of paper.
 
Bill Henson
16 September – 11 December 2017

This exhibition presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes. The images in this show are drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2013, and continue Henson’s sensitive study of the human condition, which he has realised over his forty-year career.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Fri 22 Sep – Sat 11 Nov

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With $22,000 in prize money and works ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia.

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes presents a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last twenty years, the exhibition includes works by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC).