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    FRIDAY 17 May 2024

    5.30–8pm Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

    Refreshments will be provided | Registration essential


    18 May – 17 August 2024



    THE END OF HISTORY explores artists’ relationship to history, as it’s made. At its centre is a group of works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection made between 1985 and 1995, united by mood and motif. This was a decade of transformational change locally, nationally and globally, in which political philosopher Francis Fukiyama famously declared humanity had reached the ‘end of history’ - and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery opened its doors to the public.

    Including works by: Tom Alberts, Jason Auld, Claire Bailey, Jane Barwell, Gordon Bennett, Mia Boe, Mandy Browne, Emma Buswell, Nicholas Compton, Rosalind Paterson Drake-Brockman, Peter Dailey, Julie Dowling, Stuart Elliott, Susan Flavell, Simon Gevers, Euan Heng, Thomas Hoareau, Marie Hobbs, Theo Koning, Jarrad Martyn, Mary Moore, Phillipa O’Brien, Michael O’Doherty, John Paul, Julian Poon, Geoff Ricardo, Jan Senbergs, Derek Tang, Jon Tarry, Imants Tillers, Paul Trinidad, Valerie Tring, Rick Vermey, Peter Wales, Jenny Watson and Yvette Watt



    This exhibition is an exploration of beginnings and endings – of family mythologies, births, deaths and cosmic cycles.  Beginning with a focus upon the minutiae of the everyday in its grainy, gritty glory and then expanding outwards to consider the source of life.  It features photographs and paintings from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art by artists including Dorothy Braund, Katthy Cavaliere and Helen Maudsley.


    We acknowledge we are situated on Noongar land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work across Western Australia and Australia.


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    Image credits: Rosalind Paterson Drake-Brockman, Body of Storm (detail), c1989, charcoal on Arches paper, 153 x 217 cm, University Senate Grant, 1989 © University of Western Australia, photograph by Robert Frith

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