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Opening Night: The Long Kiss Goodbye + Boomerang - A National Symbol

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Season 1 2020 with the opening of two new exhibitions at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

The Long Kiss Goodbye


This exhibition explores how artists transform familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on love, loss, attraction and repulsion.


Sarah Contos (NSW) | Penny Coss (WA) | Iain Dean (WA) | Brent Harris (VIC) | Clare Peake (NT) | Michele Elliot with Tender Funerals (NSW)


Presented in association with Perth Festival.


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Boomerang - A National Symbol


Australia as a nation is recognised around the world by symbols of Aboriginal culture.


In this exhibition, the Berndt Museum examines the idea of the boomerang – beyond a symbol of ‘Australia’ – to highlight its many uses and meanings. It asks audiences: ‘How much do you know about boomerangs?’


Presented by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.


OPENING NIGHT:
FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY, 6 - 8PM
LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY

Refreshments will be served.

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




View all related events to the exhibitions on lwag.uwa.edu.au




Artwork: Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye (detail), 2016, screen-print on linen, canvas and lamé, digital printed fabrics and various found fabrics, PVC, poly-fil, glass, ceramic and plastic beads, thread, artists' gloves, 610 x 330 x 25 cm, Art Gallery of South Australia, Gift of Janet & Diana Ramsay Foundation for the Ramsay Art Prize 2017. Photograph courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

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