Contemporary art encounters await, presenting works from 1970 to today.
This selective sampling of mainly Australian, and some international works, captures shifts of focus in art practice over the course of five decades, spanning this century and the last. Arranged in loose chronological and thematic groupings, these works show that contemporary art defies easy definitions or uniform organising conventions and is shaped by diverse influences, both local and global.
Finding solace in the Gallery spaces
As Australia and the world continue to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, the AGWA Curators have selected works from the Collection that serve as touch points into the things we’ve missed during this global pandemic.
Works by artists including Willy Lenski, Friendswithyou, Joep Van Lieshout, Robyn O’Neil and Emma Buswell invite you to reflect on life: its ambiguities, cycles, warmth and connection. We invite you to come along on a journey through the Contemporary and WA Focus galleries on your next visit, and we hope you find solace in our spaces.