That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern

Scaled that seventies feeling
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  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language

1 Venue

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Roe Street, Perth WA, Australia

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Scaled that seventies feeling

About this event

Showcasing some of the Gallery's best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA's much-longed-for new Gallery.

Rather than echoing the various high key transformations taking place in the pop world at large, these surprising and rarely seen works deal with how space is dealt with in relation to the body, how artists work with the flip between memory and immediate experience and how politics and performance are traversed.

Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you'll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.

Image - Brian McKay, Fathom 1970. WA State Art Collection.

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Situated in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre, the Gallery houses the State Art Collection with works by renowned local and international artists from the 1800s to today. Discover the story of WA art in the WA Journey gallery, and immerse yourself in the Six Seasons space displaying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Take a free guided tour or find something unique in the Gallery Shop to take home. The Gallery was founded in 1895 and occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre including the former Perth Police Courts. The main Gallery opened in 1979 and is a unique modernist building inspired by the pavilions and courtyards of the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. In 2020 the Gallery celebrates 125 years.

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