Gallery’s big reopening

Gallery’s big reopening

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John Curtin Gallery director Chris Malcolm with an artwork from the 50Fifty:2020 collection.

Fifty new artworks from some of Western Australia’s most acclaimed artists will be displayed at John Curtin Gallery this month.

The exhibition will mark the reopening of the gallery since closing its doors in March due to COVID-19.

From July 29 to October 16, 50Fifty:2020 will open to the public and celebrate its three-year acquisition initiative.

The works on display will include a mixture of painting, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, video and works on paper.

Gallery director Chris Malcolm said the team was thrilled to be finally reopening for a fantastic collection show.

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“The exhibition clearly illustrates how successful the 50fifty Initiative has been by attracting major donations as well as the resources necessary to purchase significant works for the collection,” he said.

“Following his exhibition Ritual Intimacies in May 2019, Christian Thompson kindly donated two major video installations to our collection as part of our negotiations to acquire the major four panelled photographic work Subconscious Whispers.

“Visitors to Brian Robinson’s acclaimed exhibition Tithuyil – Moving with the Rhythm of the Stars that was launched in October 2019, will recall the magnificent large-scale wall work and on the fifth day the waters swarmed with sea creatures, 2018.

“Earlier this year, we acquired several large photographic works by Ian Strange that were featured in the Perth Festival exhibition Ian Strange – Suburban Interventions 2008–2020.”

For more information visit jcg.curtin.edu.au/2020- majorexhibitions-program-2/.