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  EVERYONE HAS A HISTORY

  PART ONE: PLAIN SPEAK

  25 February – 13 August 2017 | FREE

  AUSTRALIAN

  PART OF PIAF 2017

  CURATED BY CARLY LANE,

  ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART

 

Some artists just have to speak. Some stories need to be told.


Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art.

Exclusive to PIAF, the inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Featuring 50 powerfully personal works, presented through a range of media; including video work, paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles.

These are personal stories that demand to be told. Whether it’s a grand tale or something intimate as a diary, these are stories and histories that will provoke a response and resonate with the audience. The Indigenous voice, the Indigenous sensibility as you’ve never encountered it before. Up close and personal.

Tony Albert No place 5   Christopher Pease Nyoongar Dreaming 1999

Artists include; Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Brenda L Croft, Sandra Hill, Lesley Murray and Christopher Pease.

This new three year project is about stories that have to be told – Everyone has a history. Whether it’s a grand narrative or a modest tale, an intimate moment or an everyday account, this exhibition explores the way people construct stories to connect, remember and potentially forget. The launch exhibition in this series is part of the Gallery’s commitment to build an ongoing program focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Bindi Cole Wathaurung Mob 2007   Lesley Murray Black Boxer 1994

australian Artist Talk | brenda l. croft | FREE

2pm, Saturday 25 February

Join AGWA Curator, Carly Lane for an introduction to the exhibition and the work of artist, Brenda L. Croft who will reflect on her art-making practice and the importance of working closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images.

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Guru Guided Tours

Everyone has a history

11am-12pm & 1-2pm, Mondays (No tour 5 June)
1-2pm, Saturdays

The telling and sharing of stories through both verbal and visual means is an essential part of the development and maintenance of the many cultures of our world. Read and interpret art works as unfolding stories and how artists follow a narrative tradition by exploring a selection of works from Your State Art Collection.

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Artdine – everyone has a history

6-10pm, Thursday 6 April | $115

This exclusive edition of ArtDine celebrates the first of three annual exhibitions titled Everyone has a history, presented by AGWA in association with Perth International Arts Festival.

Experience this exclusive event where art meets dining:
Conversation with feature guests hosted by PIAF
Sparkling on arrival, followed by hors d'oeuvres and entrees at Arthouse
Leisurely stroll through Plain Speak exhibition
Long table feast amongst the sculptures in the AGWA Concourse with wines matched by Juniper Estate
Dessert and cocktails under Arthouse's famous disco ball.

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Brenda L Croft In My Mother's Garden (series 48 photographs) 1998

 

 

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Tony Albert
No place 5 2009
C-type print on paper, 80.2 x 80.2 cm (image), 102 x 102 cm (sheet)

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010

Christopher Pease
Nyoongar Dreaming 1999
oil on canvas, 114.2 x 147.4 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2001


Bindi Cole Chocka
Wathaurung Mob 2007
Photograph on Rag paper, 1/5, 94 x 130 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest,
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2008

Lesley Murray
Black Boxer 1994
Linocut, 55 x 105 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2001

Brenda L Croft
In My Mother's Garden (series 48 photographs) 1998
ink jet print on archival paper, 29.5 x 42 cm (each)

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased partially through the Mapplethorpe Photography Trust Fund, 1999









 




 

 


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