A timely exploration of the role art plays in pushing agendas, making political statements and reacting to world events.

This significant Collection-based exhibition examines the relationship between visual art and politics, and how artists respond with issuesbased art.

Featuring many works on display for the first time, the exhibition offers a fresh, insightful look at socio-political engagement, identity politics and acts of aggression.

A key feature of the exhibition is the presentation of four large canvas works by Tom Nicholson, and a large banner work by Peter Kennedy that records a notorious moment in Australian political life in the 1970s.

Image Credit:
Lin Onus
Maralinga
Fibreglass, synthetic polymer paint, acrylic and paper stickers
(a) 163.0 x 56.0 x 62.0cm (figure)
(b) 125.0 x 119.0 x 45.0cm (cloud)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1990

Where

Art Gallery of WA

Perth Cultural Centre (Bounded by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street, William Street) Perth WA 6000

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