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troublemag | March 29, 2017

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Listing State WA

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Luminous: 15 Years of the Tom Malone Prize
Opens 11 Mar

Now in its fifteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. Featuring this year’s 10 short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello. The exhibition will include this year’s shortlist and the works from all past winners of the Prize.

Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak
Until 13 Aug

Some artists just have to speak. Some stories need to be told. Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Artists include; Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Brenda L Croft, Sandra Hill, Lesley Murray and Christopher Pease.

WA Focus – Helen Grey-Smith
Until 19 Mar

Centenary celebration of a remarkable mid-century textile designer.

Year 12 Perspectives 2016
Until 2 Apr

Your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. In 2017, the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition celebrates its 25th year and the show is also highlighting alumni who have become professional practitioners in the visual arts, including video interviews with previous finalists across the years.

Micro Galleries – Garden and Sky
Until Sep

The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display, focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions. Artists featured are Pantjiti Mary McLean, Patrick Mung Mung, George Haynes, Howard Taylor, Brad Rimmer, Tony Clark and William Delafield Cook.

Objects Gallery – Gifts to the Fallen
Until 9 Jul

A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.

Craft & Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Until 20 May

This dedicated space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

4 February – 26 March

Comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith, SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. The works in SPAN link personal body space, encroach on the neighbours, and consider decisions of travel and where and how we live.