AGWA is celebrating the opening of two new display spaces, Garden and Sky. These Micro Galleries will launch with large works – accompanied by smaller works – from the Wesfarmers Arts Collection following the idea of ‘large works in small spaces’. The contrast between the giant works and the dimensions of the Micro Galleries creates an exciting dynamic.
The project came about through a generous donation by Wesfarmers Ltd — The Gallery’s Principal Partner — to allow AGWA to refurbish and repurpose these two spaces, initially, for the loan and display of the largest works in the Wesfarmers collection. With a planned relocation into new premises that has more views but less wall space, and a policy to have everything from the Collection on display, Wesfarmers’ Curator Helen Carroll’s initiative to have the largest works displayed at AGWA enables them to meet this commitment and gives AGWA visitors a rare glimpse into one of Australia’s preeminent corporate collections.
The new spaces are intended to offer the opportunity to create unique artistic conversations. As such, the first display begins with a conversation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists across the two galleries.
Pacific self portrait 2014
oil on canvas
two parts: 190 x 240 cm (overall)
Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
© Ben Quilty, reproduced courtesy of the artist
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Dates and times
- 19 May 2016 - 27 January 2017
Art Gallery of WA
Perth Cultural Centre (Bounded by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street, William Street) Perth WA 6000