Luminous World - Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is proud to partner with Wesfarmers Arts to present Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection. The Wesfarmers Collection is amongst the pre-eminent corporate collections of Australian Art and reflects the vision of successive Managing Directors in developing and supporting such a major artistic resource.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Saturday 20 October 2012 to Monday 11 February 2013

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 24 October 2012.
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The contemporary area of this distinguished Collection is a notable strength and the exhibition focuses on the specific theme of how contemporary artists variously utilise the phenomenon of light in their work. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to the Gallery to view an innovative thematic selection of more than 60 contemporary works from the Wesfarmers Collection and for Wesfarmers to share one of its great assets with the public across Australia. Some 50 artists are featured in the exhibition including: Susan Norrie, Howard Taylor, Dale Frank, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Barupu Yunupingu.

As the curator of the Wesfarmers Collection and this exhibition, Helen Carroll has commissioned artistic contributions for the accompanying catalogue publication from the artist Bill Henson, the poet John Kinsella and composer Richard Mills. Each has provided a rich variety of illuminating responses to the intangible phenomenon of light in contemporary art, music and literature.

The exhibition will tour nationally, premiering at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on 20 October 2012 to 11 February 2013.