AGWA relaunch and 'The View From Here'

The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
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via ABC Radio National:
“WA's state art gallery reopens with new rooftop space, improved lighting and hundreds of new commissions” by Emma Wynne.

“Spearheaded by Ian Strange, who recently completed a 15-month term as guest artistic director at AGWA, the exhibitions aim to reconnect Perth audiences with the local artistic talent base."

"It is important that in this major moment of renewal for the gallery, it's not just about the building, but about the art and artists of WA," Mr Strange said. "I am so excited for visitors to the gallery to see some of the world's best art by Western Australian artists."”

Read the full article here

via ArtsHub:
“Exhibition review: The View From Here, AGWA” by Stephanie Reisch

"Lead by Director Colin Walker and Guest Artistic Director, Ian Strange, The View From Here offers a platform for artists from across the state and at different stages of their careers to engage in a dialogue about place, culture and identity.”

"The View From Here is an eclectic meditation on where we have come from as much as it is a survey of where we are now. It is a celebration of how we view the state collectively, individually, and cross-culturally, whether it is looking back from across the seas or deep from within. It is a view of the world from here."

Read the full review here

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Other Press and Reviews: Art Almanac, Art Guide, The Review Board, ArtsHub, ABC News, Fabric QuartleryUnion MagazineAIA, Broadsheet

Project Partners: Thinktank Design, Nic Brunson Architects, Dominic Pearce, Emma Pegrum, Common State, Bec Stawell Wilson, Grotto, Todd Harrison, Ian Kanik, Gesture Systems.

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