Displays From The State Art Collection


Your Collection 1920 - 1960; Many Modernisms

Kathleen O’Connor
Colour rhythm c1928
mixed media on cardboard
78.5 x 98.0 cm
95.0 x 114.7 cm (framed)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased with funds from the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 1995
© Kathleen O'Connor c1928

Your Collection 1920 – 1960 presents a rich array of Australian and international works from the modern period after World War I. Many of the paintings, sculptures, works on paper and design by artists such as Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Peter Lanyon, Stanley Spencer, Ian Fairweather, Albert Tucker, Winifred Nicholson, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith represent cornerstones of the State Art Collection. This display draws attention to the complexity and diversity of artistic movements in a rapidly changing world of political turmoil that eventually emerged from two major conflicts. It signals that modern art was not a single entity, but a cluster of diverse and often competing ways of looking at, and thinking about, the world.


Interactive Drawing Space

Kids are you feeling creative?
Play with shapes and patterns

This State Art Collection display features a drawing table for both children and adults. When you visit this display you can make your own modernist inspired work using the shapes and patterns on the objects in the exhibition as inspiration, and then either take your work home or display it within the space for everyone to admire.



Charles-Edouard le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand
LC4 Chaise longue designed 1928
enamelled steel, chromed tubular steel and ponyskin
160 x 56.4 cm (variable height)
manufactured by Cassina SpA Milan, Italy, from 1964
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1997



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Last reviewed 11 April 2012

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