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SEABIRDS OF WESTERN
Go and check out the
birds in Fremantle – that
is, this seminar on seabirds
presented by the Maritime
Museum (what did you think
we meant?). Seabirds are
great bio-indicators of the
marine environment, and
you’ll be talked through
what their presence and
patterns mean for our
region. Maritime Museum,
From the National
Museum of Kabul to the
Perth Cultural Centre,
opulent Afghan artifacts
– uncovered just 10 years
ago in Afghanistan’s
presidential palace – tell an
unexplored story of a rich
history. Western Australian
Museum, until Nov 16.
Late American artist
Richard Avedon’s famed
photography is coming
to the Art Gallery of WA.
Featuring 80 of his signature
the exhibit will include
pictures of Elizabeth
Taylor, Bob Dylan and
Malcolm X, among others.
Art Gallery of Western
Australia, until Nov 17.
Before it closed in 1991,
the Fremantle Prison ran art
classes for inmates. Now,
in this unique exhibition,
you can view objects made
Art Gallery Of WA Foundation 25th Anniversary
Founded in 1989, and helping to purchase more than 4500 pieces for the gallery, the AGWA Foundation celebrates its
milestone with a showcase of its significant works. “The Foundation was formed by a passionate group of people with
a shared vision for the state art collection,” Foundation manager Teresa Fatoni explains. “If we want our state to be
vibrant in all different centres we need a vibrant art scene.” Teresa is very proud of what the Foundation has done for
the gallery, having been responsible for 80 per cent of acquisitions in the last five years. She encourages the Perth public
to come down and check it out, “I think it’s a really nice experience for people to come and see what donations have
allowed the gallery to achieve.” With hundreds of pieces on display, ranging from Richard Bell’s Indigenous painting
Colour Theory, to local artist Trevor Richards’ Concertina, there’s something for even the most amateur art appreciator.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, until Dec 1.
Swings by Ethel Spowers (1932).
Colour linocut on buff oriental
laid tissue, 30x27.8cm (sheet).
State Art Collection, Art Gallery
of Western Australia. Purchased
through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art
Foundation, Art Gallery of Western
Australia Foundation, 2011.
1. WA Museum Now in its 120th year, the WA
Museum hosts some of the state’s most exciting
exhibitions, from local Aboriginal culture to
meteorites and dinosaurs. Perth Cultural Centre.
2. WA Maritime Museum As well as galleries that
highlight Fremantle’s port history, this is home
to the famed America’s Cup winner, Australia II.
Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
3. Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science
Museum A showcase of minerals, rocks, fossils
and meteorites, perfect for geology fans. UWA,
335 Stirling Highway, Crawley.
4. Shipwreck Galleries An exhibition of treasures,
maps, and ships, including the 15th century
wreck of the Batavia, sunk off the Abrolhos
Islands. Cliff Street, Fremantle.
5. Army Museum of WA Tanks, field guns and
military vehicles... see how the Australian army
has equipped itself over the years. Artillery
Barracks, Burke Street, Fremantle.
6. Freshwater Bay Museum A collection of
the area’s history, from aesthetic, historic,
social and scientific perspectives. 66 Victoria
7. Gingin Observatory A day (night?) out for
the astronomically inclined, this boasts
Australia’s largest telescope for public access.
1098 Military Road, Clarkson.
8. Aviation Heritage Museum of WA An
aeronautical account of the state’s aviation
history, including personalised tours of restored
aircraft. Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.
9. The Ber ndt Museum of Anthropology
Aboriginal art, relics and recordings, plus
regular featured exhibitions. UWA, 35 Stirling
10. Museum of Performing Arts His Majesty’s
Theatre presents the venue’s rich history in
performing arts, dating all the way back to
1854. 825 Hay Street, Perth.
Top 10 Museums
by prisoners while inside,
as well as photographs
taken of life behind bars.
Fremantle Prison, until
Truman Capote, author of
In Cold Blood and Breakfast
at Tiffany’s , photographed
by Richard Avedon in New
York City, 1955.
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Museum of Performing Arts.
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