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Bringing you insights and ideas with artists, curators, educators, writers and more from Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia.

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Bringing you insights and ideas with artists, curators, educators, writers and more from Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia.

    Ep 17: Expressions of India with the Berndt Museum of Anthropology and LSAC

    Ep 17: Expressions of India with the Berndt Museum of Anthropology and LSAC

    In this episode, Michael Houston and Sofie Nielsen from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology are joined by members of the 2020 LWAG Student Advisory Committee Maya Quinn and Jeremy Passmore to discuss the online exhibition 'Expressions of India: From the Ronald M. And Catherine H. Berndt Collection'.

    Originally scheduled to take place in person, 'Expressions of India' was modified to take place as an online exhibition because of the Gallery's closure due to COVID-19. Tune in to hear how the process of shifting the exhibition online presented a range of new challenges, as well as exciting opportunities. And find out more about this exhibition, which looks at Indian life across three distinct styles of painting, featuring objects drawn from a collection of over 950 items from the Berndt Museum.

    The music in this episode is from David Hilowitz's 'Principles in Action', licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License on the Free Music Archive. Image: detail of Krishna Riding a Composite Horse Made of Gopis (Milkmaids) early 20th century. Odisha, India. Opaque watercolour and unknown surface coating on cloth, 24.7 x 37.5 cm. Bequest of RM & CH Berndt, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1994/0829].

    • 29 min
    Ep 16: Salvation Rainbow with Benjamin Bannan and Brent Harrison

    Ep 16: Salvation Rainbow with Benjamin Bannan and Brent Harrison

    'HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer' curator Brent Harrison speaks with exhibiting artist Benjamin Bannan about his new work 'Salvation Rainbow', on show in HERE&NOW20.

    HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer is the 2020 iteration of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's annual HERE&NOW exhibition series exploring issues and themes pertinent to Western Australian contemporary art practice.

    Curated by Brent Harrison, HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer focuses on the practice of queer artists in Western Australia and examines how artists draw on histories and their own lived experiences to create artworks that reflect on what it means to be queer. It features artwork by Benjamin Bannan, Nathan Beard, Janet Carter, Lill Colgan, Jo Darbyshire, Brontë Jones, Andrew Nicholls and Colin Smith.

    The music in this episode is from David Hilowitz's 'Principles in Action', licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License on the Free Music Archive. Image: Benjamin Bannan, Salvation Rainbow, 2020, 2020, etched aluminium and two-pack enamel, 180 x 320 x 5 cm. Photograph by Bo Wong.

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    Ep 15: Behind the Scenes with Ted Snell and LSAC

    Ep 15: Behind the Scenes with Ted Snell and LSAC

    Hear about the recent history and future programs at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, as well as Director Ted Snell's own career path in this intimate conversation between Snell and members of the LWAG Student Advisory Committee (LSAC) Victor Arul, Brendan John Harry Dias and Zahraa Al Taey.

    This expansive conversation covers a range of topics, from LWAG's response during the coronavirus shutdown and its engagement with University students to its future exhibitions and the power of art to connect people.

    This is the second episode in a series of LWAGTalks conversations developed by the LWAG Student Advisory Committee. Initiated in March 2020, the LWAG Student Advisory Committee consists of 16 UWA students who work with Gallery staff to develop new initiatives and programs to connect LWAG with University students.

    The music in this episode is from David Hilowitz's 'Principles in Action', licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License on the Free Music Archive. Image by Nic Montagu.

    • 41 min
    Ep 14: On the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art with Lee Kinsella and LSAC

    Ep 14: On the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art with Lee Kinsella and LSAC

    Learn more about the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art (CCWA) in this conversation with CCWA curator Lee Kinsella and members of LSAC (LWAG Student Advisory Committee) Victor Arul, Fannisa Balqis Assyilah, Mia Davis and Amy Reid.

    One of several major public collections owned by the University of Western Australia, the CCWA consists of over 700 works of art created by Australia women artists. In this conversation, Kinsella discusses the history of the CCWA, her role as curator as well as new initiatives, including the CCWA online database and forthcoming exhibition '(Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art'.

    This episode is the first in a series of LWAGTalks conversations developed by the LWAG Student Advisory Committee. Initiated in March 2020, the LWAG Student Advisory Committee consists of 16 UWA students who advise Gallery staff and develop new initiatives to connect LWAG with University students.

    • 32 min
    Ep 13: LWAG Beginnings with Ted Snell with Ivan Hoffman

    Ep 13: LWAG Beginnings with Ted Snell with Ivan Hoffman

    In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, LWAG Director Professor Ted Snell, speaks with Perth businessman Ivan Hoffman about the fundraising involved in building the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

    In 1986, Hoffman was the Honorary Director of the fundraising appeal to build the Gallery, which officially opened to the public on 18 July 1990.

    The music in this episode is from David Hilowitz's 'Principles in Action', licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License on the Free Music Archive.

    • 14 min
    Art Aside 2: The Case of the Backyard Pollocks

    Art Aside 2: The Case of the Backyard Pollocks

    In this second episode of 'Art Aside', LWAG Director Ted Snell explores the National Gallery of Australia's controversial 1973 purchase of the painting 'Blue Poles' by Jackson Pollock and its reverberations in Perth.

    'Art Aside' is a series of short, 5-10 minute episodes developed and produced by Ted Snell that delve into fascinating and little-known stories within the history of art.

    Music for the 'Art Aside' series is from kind permission from Methyl Ethel. The song is UBU, from their album Everything is Forgotten, released on 4AD.

    • 11 min

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