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Özgür Kar | GOOD NIGHT
Gallery 10 | Until 5 Nov
Based in Amsterdam, Özgür Kar works across video, sound, performance, and installation. This exhibition presents the video work GOOD NIGHT 2021, in which an almost 8-metre-long animated skeleton lies confined within the edges of television screens, as they sing a haunting lullaby out towards a murky city skyline.
10am-5pm daily except Tue
Closed for Winter, reopening Spring. AGWA Rooftop is a 500-person venue offering unparalleled 360° views of the Perth CBD skyline.
This 34-metre long, five-metre tall printed metal and light-based artwork wraps around the Rooftop’s exterior walls, reflecting on place, belonging, and the centrality of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) to both.
AGWA Rooftop hosts an open-air sculpture park featuring works from the State Art Collection, including Gerhard Marcks’ The Caller and Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure, among others.
S1 Barbara Hepworth
S2 Jean Arp
S3 Henry Moore
S4 Gerhard Marcks
S5 Henri Laurens
S6 Oliffe Richmond
S7 Émile Bourdelle
Gallery 07 | Until 25 Sep
Drawing from the State Art Collection, Spacingout considers aspects of the affective dimension of contemporary life with particular interest to sensations of emotional and perceptual ambivalence. This exhibition lingers in moments of confusion and uncertainty; when our feelings and understandings of particular situations are not quite defined. Spacingout foregrounds what so often remains in the hazy background of life and proposes the potential for events to be other than what they are (for good or ill).
Against The Odds
Gallery 08 | Until 25 Sep
Prompted by the recent purchase of a significant early painting by the Melbourne-based artist Helen Maudsley, Against The Odds celebrates the work of women artists held in the State Art Collection. The exhibition focuses on art made in the 1950s in Australia by Maudsley’s contemporaries, and features the work of thirty-two artists, working across all media.
Exquisite Bodies | Bruno Booth
Gallery 09 | Until 4 Dec
Exquisite Bodies, in collaboration with disabled artist Bruno Booth, interrupts preconceived perceptions of disability and normativity. Interrogating and expanding ideas of beauty, mobility and ability, this participatory exhibition draws on the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, as an open-ended celebration of perceived error, surprise, and wideranging lived experience.
Gallery 02 | Ongoing
Our story is not one story, but many stories to share.
Balancing Act features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works of art from the State Art Collection. In this exhibition, you will encounter a vast range of material revealing the wide scope of First Nations truth-telling and art-making practice. Radical observations about the ups and downs of life are placed side by side with expressions of relationships with Custodial Country. Balancing Act invites you to be surprised, delighted and challenged by the stories told through the eyes of First Nations artists and their works of art.
The Antipodean Manifesto
Gallery 03 & 04 | Until 18 Feb
The Antipodean Manifesto features a selection of paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics by the seven artists who formed the Antipodean group in Melbourne in 1959 – Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Clifton Pugh. This exhibition, drawn from The State Art Collection, explores the formation and aspirations of the group, situating their work within the social and political context of late 1950s Australia.