Cosmopolitan: Curator's Talk + Tour

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Join Cosmopolitan curator Dr Sally Quin for this discussion exploring the exhibition and a look into some of the major themes in Australian art in the 1930s, a time of significant political, economic and social change. The eclectic range of works, featuring pieces in surrealist, abstract and realist styles, reflect both the optimism and tumult of the decade.

Dr Sally Quin is Curator of the University of Western Australia Art Collection at LWAG. Her work focuses on modern and contemporary Australian art, and her publications include 'Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948' (UWAP, 2015) and the monograph 'Stewart Scambler: Works 1982-2018' (LWAG, 2018).


Image: Ethel Spowers, Harvest (detail), 1932, linocut, 19.3 x 29.1 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 1982.




Cosmopolitan: Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

31 August — 7 December 2019

The 1930s was a stimulating period in Australian art, defined by the effects of travel and the exchange of ideas, both artistic and political. Cosmpolitan features an eclectic range of artwork from across both the UWA Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, including pieces by Lina Bryans, Grace Crowley, Ian Fairweather, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Ethel Spowers and Danila Vassilieff.

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Crawley, WA 6009

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