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15 December 2010: People's choice Award Winner for the 2011            Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards Is...

Gulumbu Yunupingu from Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010.

Our diverse Gallery audience have responded to the talent and delicate sensibility of Yunupingu’s artworks. Her entrancing paintings on bark and carved wood of Garak, The Universe and Ganyu, Stars, depict an infinite universe of stars, shared by all. They show true innovation, while embodying understandings of Yolngu belief systems and contemporary life. Yunupingu’s works, along with all the other finalists in this year’s Award will be on display until 3 January 2011.

Minister's Media Release

Gallery's Media Release 

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Nominations now open for the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

Nominations for the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards are now open. Nominations close at 5pm (WST) on Monday 28 February 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.

Gallery's Media Release

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Introducing a new chair to the foundation council

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to welcome Hamish Beck as the new chair of

the Foundation Council. Hamish's appointment was official as of 17 September 2010. Hamish replaces Marlene Stafford, who's three year tenure as Foundation Chair came to an end in mid-september.

Gallery's Media Release

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Peggy guggenheim: A  Collection in Venice Opening WEekend Events

Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice Opening Night. Friday 8 October 7.30-10.30pm.

Guggenheim with Friends. Sunday 10 October 6.30-8.30pm.

Gallery's Media Release

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Art Gallery of Western Australia and Water Corporation Win Visy Arts & Environment Award at WA AbaF Awards

In July 2007 a unique partnership began between the Water Corporation and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. On Wednesday 8 September this partnership won a WA AbaF Award for its contribution to environmental sustainability.

Gallery's Media Release

 

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19 August 2010: Art in Bloom events announced

The Gallery will be transformed with floral responses to over 120 exhibited works of art from the State Art Collection.

An opening night party will be held on Thursday 16 September and the exhibit will be open to the public from Friday 17 September to Sunday 19 September.

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Australia’s richest indigenous arts prize set for 2011 CHOGM

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has announced the 2010 Western Australian Indigenous Arts Awards winners and confirmed the awards would also be held in 2011 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Minister's Media Release

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15 July 2010: Experience the wonder of a Starry Starry Night... hosted by the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation

A glittering celebration of the arts, a lavishly rendered Venetian experience; the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation's social event of the year. Starry Starry Night will be an inspiring juxtaposition of Venice and Perth, old and new, tradition and technology and will offer exclusive access to Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY.

Gallery's Media Release Media Release: Starry Starry Night

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14 July 2010: New chair for Art Gallery Board

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Kalaf

as new chairperson for the board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Minister's Media Release Minister's Release: Fiona Kalaf appointed chairperson

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19 May 2010: Exclusive Exhibition from Venice coming to Perth

The Gallery will host a series of annual spring exhibitions featuring Great Collections of the World, commencing with Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice from 9 October 2010 to 31 January 2011. Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and a native of Venice, said, "Perth will be the only venue for this unique exhibition which will captivate Australian audiences with both the outstanding quality of the art and the intriguing personal story of Peggy Guggenheim."

Gallery's Media Release

Minister's Media Release

Tickets now on sale through Art Gallery Shop or through BOCS Ticketing call 9484 1133.

 

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23 April 2010: 2010 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards artists announced

The 16 finalists for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010 have been announced by Arts Minister, John Day. The selected artists now have the opportunity of being presented with a share of the $65,000 awards.

Minister's Media Release

Gallery's Media Release 

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1 April 2010: Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY

Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists whose startling sculptures examine the connections between science and nature, art and the environment.Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY includes over 20 significant projects and a new installation which has been created for the Gallery’s concourse.

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26 March 2010: Year 12 Perspectives IFAC Grants Winners Announced

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is thrilled to host the Year 12 Perspectives 2009 exhibition, celebrating the creative talents of our next generation of artists.

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25 March 2010: NEW EXCLUSIVE Artbar season 2010 events announced

Two new events are coming to the Gallery exclusive to ARTBAR for the 2010 Season. Perth songstress Katy Steele will return for an exclusive solo ARTBAR show on Thursday 27 May 2010, and Tom Gleeson will perform a live stand-up show at ARTBAR for an exclusive performance on Thursday 24 June 2010.

Media Release: Katy Steele

Media Release: Tom Gleeson

 

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16 March 2010: Tom Malone Prize Winner 2010

The winner of the 2010 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Deirdre Feeney. The Tom Malone Prize, now in its eighth year, is an acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian glass artists, with the winning work entering the State Art Collection.

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21 January 2010: Year 12 Perspectives 2009

Year 12 Perspectives 2009 is a dynamic showcase of the energy, expression and talent of Western Australia’s finest young art students. Now in its eighteenth year, it gives access to the thoughts and feelings of the next generation of artists.

Media Release

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11 Nov 2009: McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17

The Gallery is presenting the McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17 exhibition - a fresh look at McCubbin's late work. It concentrates on the last 11 years of his life when he produced his most vibrant works, one which express his sense of delight in, and comfort within, the Australian landscape.

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