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Exhibitions Opening: HERE&NOW17: New Photography + Kevin Ballantine: Photog...
Fri. 28 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AWST
UWA Chief Cultural Officer Professor Ted Snell is pleased to invite you to the opening of two new exhibitions at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery:
HERE&NOW17: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY
CURATED BY CHELSEA HOPPER
Newly commissioned work from WA-based artists Jacqueline Ball, Scott Burton, Lucy Griggs, Georgia Kaw, Dan McCabe and Lydia Trethewey
KEVIN BALLANTINE: PHOTOGRAPHS 1986 - 2001
CURATED BY SALLY QUIN
A survey of 15 years of Ballantine’s practice, capturing the urban landscapes of Perth and Fremantle.
FRIDAY 28 APRIL, 6 - 8PM
LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY
To be opened by MAX PAM, Honorary Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University.
Refreshments will be served
Enquiries: P: 08 6488 3707
EXHIBITIONS RUN 29 APRIL - 8 JULY 2017
HERE&NOW17: New Photography
29 April - 8 July 2017
HERE&NOW17: New Photography centres on contemporary Western Australian artists working with, or at the margins of, photography.
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s annual HERE&NOW exhibition gives an emerging curator a chance to showcase the outstanding work of contemporary artists practising in Western Australia. Curated by Chelsea Hopper, HERE&NOW 17: New Photography aims to explore how Western Australians see themselves, how artists use photography to interrogate a place’s self-representation, and attempts to disrupt the dominance of east coast imagery in the Australian cultural imagination.
The exhibition aims to open up an “expanded field” of photography, and therefore question the nature of photography and image making in contemporary culture. This raises questions related to image culture;the internet and so-called ‘post-internet’ condition of art production; the nature of connectivity, image circulation, information networks and connection models within photo-based culture.
HERE&NOW17: New Photography includes ambitious new work from six WA-based artists: Jacqueline Ball, Scott Burton, Lucy Griggs, Dan McCabe, Lydia Trethewey and Georgia Kaw.
Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001
29 April - 8 July 2017
Explore Perth of the mid-1980s through to the dawn of the new millennium with photographs from Western Australian artist Kevin Ballantine.
Kevin Ballantine purchased his first camera in London in 1975, documenting the streets around his home in Fulham. Influenced by the great urban photographers of post-war Paris and New York, and by the work of contemporary street photographers of the 1970s, Ballantine resolved to do the same when he returned to his hometown of Perth in 1976.
The result was an extraordinary body of work, documenting the changing face of the city and conveying with acuity and sensitivity something of what it is to be in this place, both banal and spectacularly beautiful.
Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001 presents a survey of 15 years of Ballantine’s practice, capturing the urban landscapes of Perth and Fremantle, an outback road trip down the Great Eastern Highway, and exuberant scenes from Cottesloe beach. It includes an important series from 1986-87 featuring the streets of Fremantle during the America’s Cup.
Image: Scott Burton, Perth CBD, 2017, digital print on premium art stock.