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Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders

August – December 2018 | FREE

 

AGWA celebrates free-thinkers, boundary-pushers and ground-breakers in the second half of 2018 through three contrasting exhibitions.


First up, is Sidney Nolan's rebel masterpiece series Ned Kelly. Themes of identity, individuality, a strong sense of place and vivid brushwork, have cemented this series of outlaw Ned Kelly in Australia’s psyche of national identity.

Following on from this iconic portrayal of rebel Kelly is spaced 3: north by southeast. This exhibition displays the resulting works developed by pathfinder artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.

Opening in September, Biomess is a radical experiment in live culture. Presented by contemporary WA collective SymbioticA, these are artists working on the cutting edge of living art.

 

Ned Kelly Steve Hart dressed as a girl 1947 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 - 1947  oron Catts & Ionat Zurr Brash Tailed Phascogale Biomess 2018 detail 

Keg de Souza


 

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

REBELS, RADICALS AND PATHFINDERS LECTURE SERIES
Once a month for 3 months | TICKETED
Delve into Australia’s long love of the anti-authoritarian, explorer psyche with this 3-part lecture series.

Rebels | Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 11 August

Join NGA Head of Australian Art, Deborah Hart, for a discussion about the Sidney Nolan masterpieces and the iconic Australian rebel Ned Kelly upon the commencement of the Ned Kelly series exhibiting at AGWA. Facilitated by AGWA Curator of Historical and Modern Art Melissa Harpley.

Radicals | Biomess
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 15 September

Pathfinders | spaced 3: north by southeast
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 13 October

PATHFINDERS | SPACED 3: NORTH BY SOUTHEAST | OPENING DAY
Saturday 18 August | FREE

In conversation with spaced 3 – Panel Discussion
11am, Saturday 18 August

Hear from some of the key people involved in this innovative project that brings together works developed by artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.

spaced 3 – Meet the Artists
1-3pm, Saturday 18 August
Hear from spaced 3 artists in mini talks in the exhibition space as they detail their experience travelling to an unfamiliar environment, and the process that led to the development of their work for the exhibition. One artist will present in front of their work every 15 minutes.

REBELS | HISTORICAL BANQUET
6.45-11pm, Saturday 1 September | Ticketed
AGWA will be transformed into a rustic outback restaurant for an evening of bushranger stories, a new twist on Australian settler foods, accompanying wines and a tour of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series and AGWA Historical.

RADICALS | WA NOW – BIOMESS – ARTIST TALKS
11am, Saturday 8 September | FREE
Meet in the gallery space to hear from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, the creators behind the Biomess exhibition.

REBELS | CURATOR TOUR: NED KELLY & AGWA HISTORICAL
6-7.30pm, Thursday 20 September | Ticketed
Join AGWA Curator Melissa Harpley on an exclusive after-hours tour of this wonderful exhibition.

REBELS | MEET ME IN THE MEMBERS LOUNGE: NED KELLY
10-11.30am, Friday 5 October | FREE (Members Only)
AGWA Members meet in the members lounge for morning tea and guided tour of the Ned Kelly series and AGWA Historical exhibition.

FOR FAMILIES | FREE

Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders for Children and Families
10am-5pm, 2 July – 21 September (closed Tuesdays)
Calling all risk-takers, change-makers, disrupters and visionaries! Visit the Imagination Room during opening hours and create an imaginative mask to reveal your wildest, bravest, most radical self.
Bring Ned Kelly’s adventures to life through children’s labels and guided tours of the Sidney Nolan series.

Imaginative Mask Making Workshop for Families
2-4pm, Thursday 5 July
Join AGWA Artist Educator Lilly Blue for a free family workshop suitable for all ages.

FREE GUIDED TOURS | FREE
There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination.

Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders Tours
11am, Wednesdays
1pm, Fridays & Saturdays

AGWA Historical Tours
1pm, Thursdays

 

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Sidney Nolan
Steve Hart dressed as a girl 1947
from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947
enamel paint on composition board
90.60 x 121.10 cm
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
National Gallery of Australia collection

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr
Brash Tailed Phascogale – Biomess 2018 (detail)
The Tissue Culture & Art Project
Collection, Western Australian Museum


Keg de Souza

View of Spákonufell mountain, Skagaströnd

from the work Things I learnt in a hot tub 2018

Courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 

 

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