Forthcoming Exhibitions - Art Gallery of Western Australia

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2009
25 July – 15 November 2009

The finalists for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2009 represent artists from across the continent working in a dynamic range of media, including sculpture, painting and photography. This year the exhibition incorporates eight Western Australian artists and eight more from across Australia. Many artists working predominantly in sculptural forms are featured – including the traditional Dari and mask-making skills of Ricardo Idagi, the incredibly lush Morning Star Pole of Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi and the monumental rusted forms of Lorraine Connelly-Northey. The exhibition will also include majestic paintings and insightful photographic works, which will again make the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards a unique and unforgettable experience not to be missed.

The awards and exhibition are supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Abstract Earth: The Photography of Richard Woldendorp
1 August – 8 November 2009

For the last 50 years, Richard Woldendorp has been depicting the Australian landscape from a unique perspective – the sky. From his aerial vantage point he has photographed, with great skill and precision, shifting tides, moving sands, the reflective waterways, roads, farmed regions, forests and more. Seen together, these powerful images reveal the incredible beauty and diversity of this country. As such, Woldendorp has created a unique and important body of work that challenges how we experience and understand our place within the Australian landscape. By opening up this exchange, his photographs also provide space for a meditation on the critical relationship between the human and natural worlds as we shape ourselves in dynamic concert.

Public Programs

Sunday 2 August at 2pm
Floor talk: John McDonald and R. Ian Lloyd

Sunday 9 August at 2pm
Artist Talk: Richard Woldendorp floor talk

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