2010 Acquisitions

 

Mary Clifton

born 1822, died 1893, Australia

This vivid and lively pencil sketch is an intimate and genuine attempt by Mary Clifton to faithfully record her new surroundings through close and considered observation.

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Mary Clifton

View of the Commissioner's cottage in Koombana Gardens 1841

pencil
19.5 x 27.0 cm (sight)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of Mr Robert D Keall, great, great, great nephew of Mary Clifton, 2010

     

Taryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont

both born 1981, Perth

With backgrounds in dance and music theatre, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont have worked together since 2001 in a practice that encompasses photography, performance, film, installation, choreography, theatre and design to re-imagine history from a feminised perspective.

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Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont
Bride of the north 2009
ink jet print
128 x 174 x 45 cm (frame)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010

     

Therese Howard

born 1960, Perth

Therese Howard’s What’s your poison? looks at the hierarchy and interplay of materiality through the guise of obsession and addiction.

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Therese Howard
What's your poison? 2009
bronze, sterling silver, 18ct gold, 115 diamonds, marble, wire and rat whiskers
21 x 16 x 23.5 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010

     

Graham Miller

born 1966 (Hong Kong)

Inspired by the tone of the late American poet and short story master, Raymond Carver, Graham Miller produces quiet, melancholic portraits of people and places. 

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Graham Miller
abe's penny: a micro magazine (issue 1) 2010
postcard
10.2 x 15.3 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of the Artist, 2010

     

Artist Unknown


This watercolour depicts ‘St. Leonard’s’, the homestead and centre of its owner Edward Pomeroy Barrett Lennard’s farming ventures. Barrett Lennard had arrived in Perth from England in June 1829 and within six months was residing on land he had purchased and named St. Leonard’s in the upper reaches of the Swan River. He was to become a leading figure in the Guilford area and his family significant in the development of the Swan River colony and Western Australia.

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Unknown
St. Leonard's: The property of E.P. Barrett Lennard Esquire, Swan River, Western Australia c 1840s
watercolour and ink                                                       
46.0 x 41.0 cm (irregular, rounded top corners)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased with funds from the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation - Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010



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