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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.

 

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AGWA partnered with The West Australian to bring you the Gallery's new exhibition season; Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders, along with a look at the rest of the 2018 schedule of displays and events.

Read the online version HERE

 

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

REBELS, RADICALS AND PATHFINDERS LECTURE SERIES
Once a month for 3 months

$18 | $15 Members (Members Season Pass $30)
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 SOLD OUT
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

Symbiotica artist/researchers Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts in conversation with AGWA Curator of Contemporary Design and International Art Robert Cook discuss the intersections of science and art in reflection of their exhibition Biomess which looks at the oddities of the natural world that confront and confound our usual ways of thinking.

Pathfinders | spaced 3: north by southeast
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 20 October

Following an introduction by AGWA Associate Curator Projects Dunja Rmandic, join Dr Marnie Badham in conversation with fellow IAS Board member Kelda Free, as they discuss the spaced 3: north by southeast exhibition. Marnie and Kelda present a short history of IAS artist residences, the field of socially-engaged art, and the curatorial aims of the project.

 

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.

 

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 SOLD OUT
6-7.30pm, Thursday 20 September

$35 | $25 Members
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.

Ned Kelly Guided Tours

11am-12pm, Wednesdays
1-2pm, Fridays & Saturdays

Bring your whole family in during the school holidays and explore the Ned Kelly series from a fresh perspective with a Gallery Guide. Join a tour of the acclaimed Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly series to find out about the rebel in our Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders series of exhibitions.

ARTBUBS

Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders

10.30am-12pm, Wednesday 19 September
$15 (ticket includes tour and morning tea)
Tickets available from 24 August

For many artists the purpose of their art is not to represent reality but to make us look at and think about the world we live in differently. This tour will help you to look closely at the work of artists who have intentionally pushed the accepted boundaries of art.

 

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

Join a tour of the acclaimed Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly series to find out about the rebel in our Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders series of exhibitions.

Ned Kelly Guided 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

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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