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2015 ASA Lecture series

An enthralling series of lectures covering a wide range of topics designed to entertain and educate from esteemed Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) lecturers presented by the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA. Find out more here.

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girl with the pearl earring

Members Film Package featuring 3 art films
Film 1: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most enigmatic masterpieces, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer. It is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art; yet the painting itself is surrounded in mystery. This beautifully filmed new documentary seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

Date: Saturday 28 February
Time: 12.30pm for film commencing at 1pm
Location: Luna Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge
Price: $70 Member for 3 art films (includes a glass of wine at each film)
Booking Code: reference 1511 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer

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vincent van gogh

Members Film Package featuring 3 art films

Film 2: Vincent Van Gogh

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen and in high definition.

Date: Saturday 18 April
Time: 12.30pm for film commencing at 1pm
Location: Luna Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge
Price: $70 Member for 3 art films (includes a glass of wine at each film)
Booking Code: reference 1511 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Self portrait by Vincent van Gogh

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Edgar Degas, The dance lesson

Members Film Package featuring 3 art films

Film 3: The Impressionists

Uncover the story of art’s greatest revolutionaries: the Impressionists. Who were they? Why and how exactly did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? This eagerly anticipated film is possibly the most comprehensive exploration of the Impressionists featuring works by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro and many more…


Date: Saturday 30 May
Time: 12.30pm for film commencing at 1pm
Location: Luna Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge
Price: $70 Member for 3 art films (includes a glass of wine at each film)
Booking Code: reference 1511 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Edgar Degas - The dance lesson, 1879

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Torah crown

Curators Tour - Treasures of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

In 1943 a number of precious silver and bronze objects dating from the 1700s to early 1900s were hidden from the approaching Nazi army by two Venetian Jewish religious leaders who never returned from the concentration camps. These valuables, which represent traditional Venetian Jewish silversmithing and bronze-casting methods, were forgotten until they were recently
unearthed and restored by Venetian Heritage. Join AGWA Curator of Historical Painting, Sculpture and Design, Melissa Harpley for a tour of the exhibition.

Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 2pm (curator's tour commences 2pm afternoon tea commences 3.15pm)
Location: meet in the Manhattan Lounge, AGWA
Price: $15 Member/Non Member (includes afternoon tea)
Booking Code: reference F1502 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Torah crown Italy, mid-19th century. Silvered metal, 23 x 30 cm. Photographer Jean-François Jaussaud. Collection of the Jewish Community of Venice.

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stained glass detail

SUPREME COURT - THE JUDGE'S CHOICE - (Members Only)

Join Friends for a rare opportunity to visit the Supreme Court to view the art collection and interior of the building. Marvel at the beautiful white marble lobby with its three stunning stained glass domes and windows. Curator and Valuer, Joy Legge will discuss the art collection chosen at various times by the judges and President of the Australian Institute of Architects WA, Phillip Griffiths will reveal the history and details of this heritage listed building. Our President, the Honourable Carmel McClure will also give us a brief introduction to the Courts and their workings.

Date: Thursday 26 March
Time: 5.30-7.30pm
Location: Supreme Court, Stirling Gardens, Barrack Street
Dress: Lounge
Price: $75 Member and Member’s Guest
Booking Code: reference F1505 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Stained Glass detail

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Mariko Mori, Transcircle 1.1

Curators Tour - Mariko Mori: Rebirth

Tokyo-born, New York and London based, Mariko Mori is one of the most important artists of our time exploring themes such as life, death and rebirth. Rebirth is an immersive contemplative experience composed of installations, glowing LED sculptures, photographs, drawings and videos. Quiet and beautiful, this thoughtful and absorbing exhibition takes us from a sculpture symbolising the eternal cycle of life to the creation of a pulsing white hole – where stars are born. Emanating positivity and generating wonder Rebirth celebrates our existing balance with nature and gently places you between the earth and the wiser cosmos. Join Curator of International Contemporary Art, Robert Cook for an insight into the work of Mariko Mori.

Date: Sunday 29 March
Time: 2-4pm (curator’s tour commences 2pm afternoon tea commences 3.15pm)
Where: Meet in the Manhattan Lounge, AGWA
Cost: $25 Member/$30 Non Member (includes afternoon tea)
Booking Code: reference F1503 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Mariko Mori Transcircle 1.1 2004 (detail). Stones, Corian, LED, Real Time control system, 336 cm in diameter: each sculpture: 110 x 56 x 34 cm. Collection of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo by Richard Learoyd.

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Jules Sher AfternoonShadow

Studio Visit - Jules and Jean Sher - Members only

A rare opportunity to visit the studios of respected artists Jules and Jean Sher. Jules, an acclaimed artist, has twice been awarded the Cossack Art prize and his work is represented in many corporate and private collections. His richly coloured abstract work evokes the vast landscape of Western Australian from an aerial perspective using the horizon as a fulcrum between the earth and sky. Jeans’ distinctive oil paintings of trees from the South West beautifully capture the changes in light between dawn and
dusk. Both artists will provide insight into their artistic journey, inspiration for their work and joy of sharing a passion for art. Guest numbers are strictly limited.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is not suitable for Members with limited mobility and does not afford access to wheelchairs.

Date: Sunday 29 March
Time: 3-5pm
Where: Address to be advised closer to the event
Cost: $40 Member (includes afternoon tea)
Booking Code: reference F1504 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Jules Sher Afternoon Shadow 120 x125 cm, oil on canvas.

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tea with Mrs Sakashita

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY

Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre is delighted to support the Art Gallery of WA’s showing of the Mariko Mori: Rebirth exhibition by presenting a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Before the tea ceremony is demonstrated the audience will be provided with an introduction to the history and significance of this
exquisite traditional culture. There will also be the opportunity for a question and answer session afterwards to learn more about The Way of Tea. Join Friends for a Japanese inspired afternoon tea
and why not visit the exhibition afterwards.

Date: Sunday 3 May
Time: 2-4pm
Location: AGWA Theatrette, entrance via James Street (tea ceremony 2pm afternoon tea 3pm)
Cost: $25 Member/$35 Non Member (includes afternoon tea)
Booking Code: reference F1506 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Tea Ceremony with Mrs Sakashita. Photo supplied by Hyogo CulturalCentre

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skull on kartell ghost chair

STUDIO VISIT - MOIRA DE LA HUNTY (Members Only)

Join Friends as we visit Moira de la Hunty’s studio to view her recent works and learn about her painting techniques. Influenced by her medical background and a lifelong interest in fashion, Moira’s work focuses on the many facets of human life. A particular interest is observing the person within a façade. This is evident in recent works depicting Queen Victoria and Victorian antiques (handstitched Victorian samplers, paintings of silver teapots, Victorian chairs) as well as Boy George in his elaborate outfits. She also likes to contrast earlier slower times with the frenzy of the social media age. Often her work is restricted to a monochromatic palette which assists in conveying the intense thought behind the work, a certain calmness and stillness that demands contemplation.

Date: Sunday 24 May
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Address to be advised closer to the event
Cost: $40 member (includes afternoon tea)
Booking Code: reference F1507 CLICK HERE to buy online

Image credit - Skull on Kartell Ghost Chair 2013. On marble, oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm.

 

Booking events

Ticketing:

  • Tickets for any of the Friends events can be purchased by calling the Friends office on
    +61 8 9492 6750 during normal business hours or email: friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au
  • Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Bookings are essential.
  • All tickets will be posted unless booking is received within (7) days of event, in which case tickets can be collected from the Friends office or at the event.

Booking Conditions:

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists / lecturers and / or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. Ticket holders must comply with the security arrangements for the event and venue.

Cancellations:

Seven (7) full days notice is required to qualify for a refund.


 

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