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
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


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Art Gallery of WA

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

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