Friends Event Guide February – May 2013
The Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia are delighted to offer a rich program of events – designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Gallery’s exhibitions and the local art scene. Become a member to receive Friends discounts on events, entry to the MoMA series of exhibitions and other benefits.
ADFAS Season Pass Make the most of the Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies’ (ADFAS) program by purchasing a 2013 Season Pass. Only $200 for six lectures or for $245 we’ll throw in a gift membership or renewal too. (This is a Members Only offer; expiring on 5pm, 13 February 2013. Call the Friends Membership Office 08 9492 6750 to purchase or online.) The evenings start at 6pm with refreshments, lecture at 6:45pm. 1. 18 February Treasures from the Royal Collection with Oliver Everett 2. 22 April The Jewish East End of London with Yasha Beresiner 3. 13 May The Tiger in Asian Art with Zara Fleming 4. 8 July Trompe L’Oeil: the art of illusion with Tom Errington 5. 12 August From Orangery to Conservatory: the garden under glass with Steven Desmond 6. 23 September Hedonistic Paris: Art, Life and Culture of Paris during the Jazz Age 1920-1930 with Linda Collins Read more about the individual lectures and lecturers at www.artfriends.com.au.
Curator’s Tour Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection ❤ with Curator Helen Carroll
When: Where: Cost: Booking:
Sunday 10 February, 2–4:30pm Meet at The Manhattan Lounge Members $30/Guests $30 (inc. afternoon tea.) F1301
Helen Carroll, Curator of the Wesfarmers Collection and of the Luminous World exhibition, will take us on an exclusive tour, unveiling the rhyme and reason that led to the innovative and thematic selection of the 55 artists’ works. This outstanding show, rarely available to the public, closes the next day before touring nationally. Invite your friends at Members prices to the Gallery!
Ar tists in Conversation Women in Photography When: Where: Cost:
Sunday 17 February, 3–6pm Meet at The Manhattan Lounge Friends and PCP Members $35/Guests $45 (inc. refreshments & admission fee) Booking: F1302 This is an unprecedented opportunity to meet acclaimed artists and curators to discuss perspectives on the unique qualities of women as photographers, as subjects and their contribution to the ever developing world of photographic art and social documentary in the first of our Artists in Conversation series. Enjoy a tour of the MoMA exhibition Picturing New York with AGWA staff and continue at the Perth Centre for Photography (a short walk to Aberdeen Street) where we will view projects by visiting international photographers Rachel Papo and Sonal Kantaria. This event is presented in collaboration with Perth Centre for Photography. Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art is organised by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Cover Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-1675) A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, ‘The Music Lesson’, c.1662-5 oil on canvas, 74.0 x 64.6 cm Acquired by George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Left Gretchen Albrecht (b1943) Pink and orange sherbet sky 1975 acrylic on canvas 166.0 x 177.0cm The Wesfarmers Collection, image courtesy of the artist © Gretchen Albrecht Above Sonal Kantaria, Arati, a triptych from the series Naseeb: Trafficked, 2012 (detail)
Guided Tour Picturing New York – Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art ❤ When: Where: Cost:
Sunday 10 March 2–4.30pm Meet at The Manhattan Lounge Members $35/Guests $35 (inc. admission & afternoon tea) Booking: F1306 The Gallery Guides have an encyclopaedic knowledge of art history and are trained especially for the MoMA series. Past tours with the Guides have met with huge acclaim and sold out fast. Make sure you book early to immerse yourself in the grit and glamour of one of the world’s greatest urban centres, New York, through the photography of great artists including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee. Members can bring their friends at Members prices. Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art is organised by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
ADFAS Treasures from the Royal Collection with visiting NADFAS Lecturer Mr Oliver Everett
Monday 18 February, 6–8pm Central Institute of Technology – Lecture Theatre, Building 1. (Museum Street Entrance, between Francis and Aberdeen Streets) ADFAS Season Pass: $200 Booking: F1303 ADFAS Season Pass & Membership Package: $245 Booking: F1304 Individual tickets: Members $40/Guests $50 Booking: F1305 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:45pm) The Royal Collection contains countless objects including paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewellery and manuscripts collected from King Henry V111 to the present Queen. This lecture showcases its range and magnificence and the interests of individual monarchs and members of the Royal Family. Following service in the Foreign Office, Oliver Everett was Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales, Private Secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales, and Librarian in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. He has written the official guidebook for Windsor Castle, articles on the Royal Library, assisted with books on the Royal Collection and advised on historical TV documentaries. Educated at Cambridge University, Tufts University, USA and the London School of Economics, Oliver lectures widely in Britain and abroad.
Ar tists in Conversation Photography from NY to Perth When: Where:
Wednesday 13 March, 6–8pm Gallery Theatrette, entrance through James Street Mall. Cost: Friends and PCP members $40/Guests $50 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Talks commence 6:45pm) Booking: F1307 We welcome you to join the second Artists in Conversation event – a panel discussion with photographers Juha Tolonen, Toni Wilkinson and Max Pam, chaired by Robert Cook, AGWA Curator of Modern and Contemporary Photography and Design. The discussions will focus on pertinent topics such as the ongoing influence of the artists
Above Paul Crespin (1694-1770) (goldsmith) The Neptune Centrepiece, hallmark 1741/2 silver gilt, 49.0 x 66.0 x 47.0 cm Acquired by Frederick Louis, Prince, Prince of Wales, 1st son of George II, King of Great Britain (1707-51) Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Right Vivian Cherry. American, born 1920 Harlem, New York City, 1952 Gelatin silver print 15 1/4 x 10 1/4” (38.7 x 26 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man Fund © 2012 Vivian Cherry
exhibited in Picturing New York, how photographers capture a sense of place and how technology and new techniques have changed photography. Questions from the floor will be encouraged during this informal event. Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art is organised by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Guided Tour Made to Remember – Collection in Focus ❤ When: Where: Cost:
Sunday 7 April, 2–4pm Meet at The Manhattan Lounge Members $10/Guests $10 (inc. simple afternoon tea) Booking: F1309 Our State Art Collection includes many works by Indigenous artists who create contemporary art with found objects, and relatively new technologies. These have stimulated a new dialogue regarding the use of Indigenous-made objects as sustainable fiscal means or as a tool of reformation and change. Made to Remember encourages dialogue about the place of an object, not only in Indigenous art and culture, but also in the broader Australian context, and in the wider environment of our consumer world. Join the dialogue in a tour with a specialist Gallery Guide and don’t forget to bring your friends (at Members prices).
Ar t Trail Cottesloe Sculpture Bike Trail When: Where:
Annual Fundraiser A Private Collection hosted by Trevor and Judy Eastwood When: Where: Cost:
Sunday 17 March, 4–6pm Ticket holders will be advised of the address. Members Only $75 (inc. canapés and refreshments) Booking: F1308 It is a rare treat to view a significant private art collection especially one that is so personal and eclectic. Friends’ Patron Trevor Eastwood, formerly Chair of AGWA and Wesfarmers, and his wife Judy, are avid collectors of local established and emerging WA artists’ work. Their collection is not bound by a curatorial or financial prerogative, which is why it so interesting. In an exclusively members only event, Friends are invited to view the Eastwood’s collection as our annual fundraiser. Tickets really are very limited, so book early because these opportunities are exceptional!
Sunday 14 April, 2 – 4pm Meet at Forrest St and Railway Parade Intersection, Cottesloe Cost: Members/Guests: Adults $15/$20, Children $10/$10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) $40/$50 (inc. refreshments & tour notes) Booking: F1310 Bike riding is a perfect way to view the growing sculpture collection dotted around Perth’s iconic seaside suburb in the company of Friends. From a lovers’ kiss to lighthouses and dreams, the tour is self-guided, 5km long, largely avoiding main roads and takes about two hours to ride at a leisurely pace. Bring the whole family, check that you have air in your tyres, your cogs are well-oiled, slop on the sunsceen and slap on your helmet and sunnies for an outdoor art adventure. Suitable for most age groups with a moderate level of fitness, we advise that responsibility for each individual’s health and safety is their own, or their guardian’s.
The Friends of the Art Gallery of WA is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation that connects its members with a vibrant art focused community. Their program of events aims to provide educative and cultural experiences that encourage a deeper appreciation of the State Collection and the visiting exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, as well as the local art scene. Raising funds through your membership and your support of Friends events helps this continue.
Top L-R Mike Best, Margaret Buswell, Trevor Eastwood Right Jennifer Cochrane, roundabout, from the monument series (detail)
ADFAS The Jewish East End of London with visiting NADFAS Lecturer Mr Yasha Beresiner LL.Bi
Monday 22 April, 6–8pm Central Institute of Technology – Lecture Theatre, Building 1. (Museum Street Entrance, between Francis and Aberdeen Streets) ADFAS Season Pass: $200 Booking: F1303 ADFAS Season Pass & Membership Package: $245 Booking: F1304 Individual tickets: Members $40/Guests $50 Booking: F1311 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:45pm) William the Conqueror brought Jewish immigrants to England where they prospered until anti-Semitic attacks led to their expulsion in 1290. Returning in 1655 at the invitation of Cromwell, despite struggle and strife, they have not looked back. The East End accommodated an immigrant community for years and the colourful and symbolic traditions of the chosen people have survived. Born in Turkey, Yasha qualified as a lawyer in Jerusalem, settled in England in 1968 and has spent much of his working life in Latin America. He is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, has lectured extensively worldwide and he is the author of 11 books on collecting.
Zara is an art historian, curator and lecturer specialising in the art and culture of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia. Initially based at the Victoria & Albert Museum, she has curated many exhibitions and in 2010 co-curated a major exhibition The Tiger in Asian Art.
Save the Date Guided Tour – Your Collection ♥
with a specialist Gallery Guide, Artist or AGWA curator
When: Where: Cost:
Sunday 19 May 2-4:30pm Meet at the Manhattan Lounge Members $10/Guests $10 (inc. simple afternoon tea) Booking: F1313 An email providing more details will be sent out near the date.
Open Studio Leon Pericles When: Where: Cost: Booking:
Sunday 26 May, 3–5pm Mosman Park Members $35/Guests $45 (inc. afternoon tea) F1314
Leon is acclaimed nationally and internationally and has held many solo exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas since 1969. His work is held in numerous major public and private collections. His witty and unique views of Australia, combined with his outstanding talent have earned him the reputation of being one of Australia’s most prominent artists. Don’t miss this Friends exclusive visit to Leon Pericles studio and collection. Leon will provide a printing demonstration and floor talk, sharing his art, history and creative process.
ADFAS The Tiger in Asian Art
with visiting NADFAS Lecturer Ms Zara Fleming
Monday 13 May, 6–8pm Central Institute of Technology – Lecture Theatre, Building 1. (Museum Street Entrance, between Francis and Aberdeen Streets) ADFAS Season Pass: $200 Booking: F1303 ADFAS Season Pass & Membership Package: $245 Booking: F1304 Individual tickets: Members $40/Guests $50 Booking: F1312 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:45pm) Beautiful and mysterious, feared and revered in equal measure, tigers have inspired countless legends, beliefs and works of art. This lecture explores the tiger’s significance as a symbol of power and protection in its homeland, illustrated by diverse art and artefacts such as early Chinese bronzes, Japanese netsukes, Indian paintings and Tibetan rugs. 8
Above Leon Pericles, Bonsai Top left Hokusai, Painting on silk, Japan; 1849. Private collection.
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