Past Exhibitions


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Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 – 1800 from the Victoria and Albert museum
24 September 2011 - 9 January 2012


The Victoria and Albert Museum, London has one of the greatest collections of European decorative art of the 17th and 18th centuries, from the miniature to the monumental. The exhibition presents a series of themes encapsulating important aspects of courtly life in Europe.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

16 April - 14 August 2011

remix is an exciting exhibition that showcases the creativity of twenty contemporary Western Australian artists of diverse backgrounds, age and experience. The exhibition includes a broad mix of media with painting, sculpture, design, photography, textile and filmic work, most of it new or recently created and representing some of the most compelling examples of contemporary practice by Western Australian artists.

Year 12 Perspectives 2010
29 January - 10 July 2011

Year 12 Perspectives 2010 is your yearly taste of art by the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities. As can be seen in this dynamic exhibition, the visual arts are a medium through which thought, inspiration and intellectual inquiry is given striking form.


Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011
13 August 2011 - 19 December 2011


The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.


Plates Blocks and Stones
30 July – 28 November 2011
This display brings together 88 rarely seen international prints from the State Art Collection. Featuring works produced over five centuries by some of the most influential artists in Western art, their delicacy, power and technical skill celebrate the art and craft of printmaking. The array of printmaking techniques is compelling and reveals the distinct means of expression of the print.

28 June 2008 - 30 October 2011

Presence which is about relationships between people and place, cultural and emotional ties to the land, and stories of struggle and triumph.

28 June 2008 - 3 October 2011

Mapping explores the physical, emotional, geographical and intellectual influences that shape how we understand and move through the places we live in. 

Material Gesture
28 June 2008 - 18 July 2011

An exploration of the fundamental roles of line and light in the physical creation of art. The material presence, whether of painting, sculpture or drawing, is the key component or essence of the work

7 November 2009 - 4 May 2011

An exhibition concerned with built forms, both sculptural and pictorial, as well as with concepts of order and disorder, containment and collapse. Built features artists whose works explore our relationship with the built environment and how we experience space.


21 November 2009 - 14 February 2011

This display of artworks from the State Art Collection takes the human body as its starting point. Body focuses on corporeality in many guises, from the seemingly simple representation of the human form, to artworks by Indigenous Australian artists that are drawn from ceremonial markings on the human body, to works by contemporary artists that are determined but the physical body of the artist or seek to include the body of the viewer within their realm.





Last reviewed 10 January 2012

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