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Eugene Von Guèrard Mt William from Mt Dryden, Victoria 1857.

 

AGWA Curator Melissa Harpley

 

  Continental Shift

  30 July 2016 - 5 February 2017 | FREE

  INTERNATIONAL

  CURATED BY MELISSA HARPLEY,

  HISTORICAL + MODERN ART

 

Landmark partnership between WA and the US
19th-century landscapes by Australian and American artists re-examined

An exciting partnership between the Art Gallery of WA, Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art and the University of Western Australia sees fifteen American landscape paintings shown in the context of their Australian counterparts.

Continents apart, yet influenced by the same global artistic trends, this exhibition highlights the cross-pollination of ideas and influences, exploring the referential artistic practices intrinsic to the development of art movements across the centuries.

Accompanied by an undergraduate course at the University of Western Australia and symposium at AGWA, this display strikes up new conversations between the US and Australia, and takes the longstanding partnership between UWA and AGWA in a new and exciting direction.


Charles Conder Balmoral Beach 1888 Worthington Whittredge Indian Encampment 1870-1876

James Haughton Forrest Settler Hut, Eagle Hawk Neck, Tasmania c1890 John La Farge Paradise Valley 1866-1868

 

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Download a description of the artworks on display in Continental Shift here

 

AGWA Talks | FREE

1-2pm, Sunday 31 July

AGWA Theatrette

Topic: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting: A Cultural History

Speaker: Peter John Brownlee

Hear from Curator PJ Brownlee of the Terra Foundation for American Art, as part of the opening weekend of Continental Shift.

This lecture surveys major developments in the evolution of landscape painting in the United States with a comparative eye to concurrent developments in Australia. Analysing key works by major artists, the talk will explore themes and trends in American art and cultural history, including the emergence and aesthetics of landscape tourism, urbanisation and industrialisation, westward expansion and removal of Indigenous peoples, and the scientific and philosophical preoccupations of landscape painting after 1850.

Peter John Brownlee Biography

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AGWA Talks | FREE

2pm, Sunday 25 September
AGWA theatrette

Topic: Styles of Expeditionary Landscape: Picturing the Rocky Mountain West, 1819-20

Speaker: Professor Kenneth Haltman, Art History, University of Oklahoma

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AGWA Talks | FREE

11am, Sunday 9 October
AGWA theatrette

Topic: Seeing Nature, Knowing the World, or, Why Paint a Landscape?

Speaker: Associate Professor Rachael Z. DeLue, American Art, Princeton University

Why paint a landscape? This lecture considers how artists from various time periods and regions approached the representation of nature as a unique way of seeing and understanding the world. Examples from America, Australia, and Europe demonstrate how translating nature into pictorial form-as a geographer would through topographic surveys and maps-provided artists and their audiences with a way of deriving profound meaning from nature's infinitely varied and complex phenomena and forms.

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GURU GUIDED TOURS | FREE

Panoramic Landscapes

Including Continental Shift

11am-12pm, Thursdays (No tours 22 & 29 Dec)

1-2pm, Fridays in Jan & Feb

A wide-ranging tour of works from the State Art Collection looking at the ways artists at different times and with different points of view have approached landscapes as a subject for their work. The guides will include works from the State Art Collection and Continental Shift.


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Art Snack (lunch time tour)

12.15-12.45pm, Wednesdays (No tours 21 & 28 Dec)

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Take One Landscape - one artist one work

12-12.30pm, Sundays (No tour 1 Jan) in Jan & Feb

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

27–28 September 2016, bookings essential

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An international symposium organised by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art, University of Western Australia, The Art Gallery of Western Australia and The Terra Foundation for American Art.

A two-day symposium with leading scholars from America, Australia and Europe will provide innovative intercultural exchange on aesthetic and environmental issues prompted by thirty original American and Australian c19 landscape paintings brought together in Continental Shift an exhibition from the collections of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Visit this page to register, download the program, view speakers and topics.

 

 

Terra Foundation for American Art logo            UWA logo

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia and the Terra Foundation for American Art, which is also recognised for its generous support.

 

Eugene Von Guèrard

Mt William from Mt Dryden, Victoria 1857
oil on canvas

61.5 x 91.5 cm (sight), 76.2 x 106 cm (framed)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1971

Charles Conder
Balmoral Beach 1888
oil on academy board
30.5 x 47 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the Linton Currie Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2012

Worthington Whittredge
Indian Encampment 1870-1876
oil on canvas
36.8 x 55.6 cm (image)
60 x 78.1 cm (frame)
Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection
1999.151
Photography © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

James Haughton Forrest
Settler Hut, Eagle Hawk Neck, Tasmania c1890
oil on board
42 x 54.6 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased with funds from the Great Australian Paintings Appeal with funds presented by G J Coles & Co Ltd, 1980


John La Farge
Paradise Valley 1866-1868
oil on canvas
82.9 x 106.7 cm (image)
125.1 x 149.1 cm (frame)
Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection
1996.92
Photography © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

 

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