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2017 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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Conversations Series

Helen Grey-Smith by Gwen Phillips  

With Gwen Phillips

Helen Grey-Smith: The woman and her art

In her recently published monograph on artist Helen Grey-Smith, author Gwen Phillips examines the artist’s multi-faceted life including; the British Raj in India, an English boarding school, design school training in London and then working in England during World War II. During the decades from the 1950s she and her husband, Guy Grey-Smith, were prominent members of the visual arts community in Western Australia.


Date: Sunday 12 March
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Meet in the Imagination Room,

AGWA Concourse
Price: $10 members/$15 non-members

(includes afternoon tea)

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Curtin University Design and Print Making Department

Susanna Castleden  

Printmaking as an artform has a wide variety of processes and techniques including woodblock, etching, screen-printing and lithography. This studio visit will show you some of these processes in action and introduce you to the traditions and conventions of traditional printmaking, while examining a range of contemporary approaches to expanded printmaking. Led by artist and academic, Susanna Castleden, in this visit to the Curtin University School of Design and Art studios, you will be able to meet students who work with printmaking in all its guises and encounter the digital, manual, messy, permanent, transient, tactile and multiple activities that occur in the printmaking studio.

 

Date: Sunday 19 March
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Location: Curtin University Building 212 Fashion / Textiles and Printmaking,
(Enter Curtin University from Manning Road. Park in Car Park C9. Walk across to Building 212)
Price: $20 members/$30 non-members

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Elioth Gruner A Winter’s Morning c 1922

Members’ Morning

Friends warmly invites members, new and old, for a special guided tour. AGWA Guru Guides will provide an overview of Your Collection and other exhibitions and displays. In this tour, the Guru Guides will focus on the theme of philosophy. After the tour, join us for morning tea, a short introduction to the Friends’ organisation and catch up with new and old Friends.

Date: Wednesday 22 March
Time: 10am-11.30am (tour commences 10am)
Location: Meet in the Imagination Room, AGWA Concourse
Price: Free, RSVP required for catering

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Image credit - Elioth Gruner A Winter’s Morning c1922. Oil on canvas, 63.5 × 76.2 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased with funds from the Great Australian Paintings Appeal with funds presented by Swan Television and Radio Broadcasting Ltd, 1978.


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Members’ Morning

Friends warmly invites members, new and old, for a special guided tour. AGWA Guru Guides will provide an overview of Your Collection and other exhibitions and displays. In this tour, the Guru Guides will focus on the theme of philosophy. After the tour, join us for morning tea, a short introduction to the Friends’ organisation and catch up with new and old Friends.


Date: Sunday 26 March
Time: 10-11.30am (tour commences 10am)
Location: Meet in the Imagination Room, AGWA Concourse
Price: Free, RSVP required for catering

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Fremantle Prison Cell Art

Art Behind Bars: Murals and Graffiti of Fremantle Prison

After 136 years of operation, Fremantle Prison closed on 30 November 1991. The artworks, murals, graffiti and poetry left behind by the prisoners in their cells and in the exercise yards are some of the most significant reminders of the prison experience at Fremantle Prison. Join a tour led by a prison guide who will discuss the rich artistic works of the prison including renowned artists schooled at the Carrolup Aboriginal Settlement. Join us for afternoon tea in the Prison Café and why not visit the prison gallery in the precinct while you’re there.

LIMITED NUMBERS - Members Only


Date: Saturday 1 April
Tour 1 Time: 12.30–2.00pm (afternoon tea 2pm-2.45pm)
Tour 2 Time: 2.15–4.00pm (afternoon tea 4pm-4.45pm)
Tour 3 Time: 4.00–5.30pm (afternoon tea 3.15pm-4pm)
Location: Fremantle Prison, The Terrace, Fremantle
Price: $35 members

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Carved series Hardenbergia

Studio Visit - Sandra Black

Sandra Black is one of Australia’s foremost ceramic artists whose exquisitely delicate, often lace-like pieces are represented extensively in collections both nationally and overseas. Residencies in Canada, China and India have inspired her work, featuring organic shapes that are derived from nature with a focus on surface decoration that is often intricately carved. Elements of light play within, through and from the objects exploring translucency, illumination and reflection. Black restricts the palette of her unglazed porcelain vessels to soft ebony, cool white and ivory, giving prominence to the decorative designs of vines, banksias and hardenbergia. Numbers are limited so book now!

Members Only


Date: Sunday 9 April
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
Location: Address to be advised closer to the event
Price: $30 members only (includes afternoon tea)

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Image credit - Carved series Hardenbergia. Photo by Victor France.

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Antony Gormley and his impact on modern art

Antony Gormley Big Yield 2015  

AGWA recently celebrated the opening of a new exhibition space the Rodgers Gormley Gallery featuring two major acquisitions the mild-steel sculptures Big Yield and Big Pluck 2 by internationally-acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.

Join Richard Read in conversation to discuss the enigma of Antony Gormley and his impact on modern art.

Why not join Friends for a coffee in the cultural precincts afterwards.

Date: Sunday 30 April
Time: 10.30am
Location: Imagination Room, AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 members/$20 non-members
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Antony Gormley Big Yield 2015. Mild steel bar, 219 x 111 x 99 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: Funds donated by John Rodgers to the Art Gallery of Western Australia, for permanent display and enjoyment by the public in recognition of the contribution by his father Kurt Rodgers to the Arts and the Gallery, of which he was a Board member from 1960 to 1970, 2016. © the artist. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.

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various artists

Studio Visit

The Distillery: a collective of sculptors including Angela McHarrie

The Distillery is home to a collective of practiced sculptors, working both separately and collaboratively in this O’Connor-based studio. The artists include: Lisa Dymond, Angela McHarrie, Karen Millar, Pascal Proteau and Sarah Wilkinson. Members of the collective have participated in many group and solo exhibitions with commissioned pieces of public art on display at prominent locations throughout Perth. Sculptors involved with The Distillery work across varied media including wood, steel, aluminium, ceramics and found objects. It will be a treat for members to be able to meet and view the work of all these artists in one afternoon.

Members Only

Date: Saturday 6 May
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Location: Address to be advised closer to the event
Price: $30 members only (includes afternoon tea)

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Image credit - (L to R) Tap (Lisa Dymond), Wooden wheel (Sarah Wilkinson), Rings (Angela McHarrie), Wasp nest (Karen Millar), and clamped wood (Pascal Proteau).

Photo taken by Mike Dymond.

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Booking events

Ticketing:

• Tickets for any of the Friends events can be purchased by going online to www.friendsofagwa.com.au, 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.
• A confirmation email serves as a ticket. Your name will be recorded on the door list. A reminder email will be sent 48 hours ahead of 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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