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Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection

This exhibition explores the modern landscape tradition in Australian art, through works in the University of Western Australia Art Collection. It features paintings by Elise Blumann, Sam Fullbrook, Audrey Greenhalgh, Guy Grey-Smith, Godfrey Miller, Sidney Nolan, John Passmore, Howard Taylor and Fred Williams.

During the post-war period, many Australian artists were attracted to landscape painting as a means of exploring the ideas and technical innovations associated with modern art. Formal experimentation can be seen in the use of bold bands of colour which compress the compositional space, or in the repetition of quasi-abstract brush marks which create an impression of the land, full of vitality and energy.

Many paintings emphasise the underlying structures of the bush – distilling the essential elements of nature. Working beyond conventional definitions of the genre, and conveying something of the experience of being in the land, artists such as Howard Taylor integrated the materials of nature into their artworks, as in Bush Structure, 1963, made of sheoak and jarrah.

Event details

Date: Tue 19 Jun 2018

Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm

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  • June 2018
    • Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 21 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 22 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 25 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 27 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 28 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 29 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
  • July 2018
    • Date: Mon 02 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 03 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 04 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 05 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 06 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 07 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 09 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 11 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 12 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 24 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 31 Jul 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
  • August 2018
    • Date: Wed 01 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 02 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 03 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 04 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 06 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 07 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 08 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 09 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Tue 14 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Wed 15 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Fri 17 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm
    • Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
      Time: 11:00am - 05:00pm

Price: Free

Location: 35 Stirling Hwy (cnr Fairway) Crawley - 6009 Western Australia

Enquiries

Contact name: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3707

Email: lwag@uwa.edu.au

http://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au