Angelica Mesiti: Mother Tongue: Aarhus 2017, courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.
Lots of good things in store for 2019
The Gallery is delighted to announce its 2019 major exhibitions program, commencing in February. We are proud to once again partner with the Perth Festival at the start of the year to present two of the world’s leading audio-visual artists as they give voice to the world’s refugees and immigrants in emotionally-charged new video installations.
Refuge features works by Angelica Mesiti (Australia) and Candice Breitz (South Africa) who present the complex experiences of their subjects through music, performance and the spoken word. Both artists make use of the creative cinematic medium to portray cultural diversity. The exhibition will form part of a major public program including school holiday workshops, guest speakers and a public forum to extend this important conversation.
In May we will present one of Australia’s preeminent contemporary artists, Christian Thompson, in a new survey exhibition, Ritual Intimacy, which will feature a selection of his work from 15 years of sculpture, photography, video, sound, installation and live performance.
Later in the year we continue our partnership with the Collectors Club of WA to present the finalists of the John Stringer Prize.
We will close the year with a major exhibition of new works by contemporary Australian artist Brian Robinson whose practice includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and design. His award-winning lino-print, By Virtue of this Act I hereby take Possession of this Land,is now part of the Curtin University Art Collection.