Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
20 October 2012 – 11 February 2013

Rosemary Laing
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.

Luminous World presents a diverse selection of contemporary paintings, photography and works of sculpture, acquired by the Wesfarmers Collection over thirty years and considered through the lens of how contemporary artists variously explore the phenomenon of light in their work.

This is a unique opportunity for visitors to AGWA 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 from Australia and New Zealand are featured in the exhibition including: Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Dale Frank, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Fiona Pardington (NZ), Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Included alongside the art is a major new body of poetry by John Kinsella, written in response to works in the exhibition. These are published for the first time under the imprint of Fremantle Press in the book Luminous World with new writing by artist Bill Henson and composer Richard Mills.