Collectors Club Winter 2020 Newsletter

So wonderful to see so many members of the Collectors Club at our two recent events. It’s great to start meeting – in person – some of our John Stringer Prize Finalists and it seems that WA’s isolation is continuing to nurture some incredible talent.

Firstly, congratulations to John Stringer Prize finalist, Peggy Griffiths, for the Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award – co-presented with The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation 2020 (DAAFF). The Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards announced the 2020 winners on Wednesday 5 August 2020.
 
Enjoy getting out and about to view some engaging work on show. Here are a few suggestions:

PICA: Hatched
PICA is holding their annual HATCHED, featuring the work of 24 recent graduates from every state and territory. It’s an excellent snapshot of the nation’s emerging contemporary art trends.
Closing 18 October 2020
https://pica.org.au/visit/

John Curtin Gallery: 50FIFTY:2020
Make sure you get to the John Curtin Gallery to see 50FIFTY:2020.
It highlights 50 of the 100 artworks that were acquired during a three-year initiative to increase the gallery’s collection.
Closing16 October 2020
https://jcg.curtin.edu.au/

Art Collective: Historical Remnants
Art Collective continues their outstanding support of Western Australian visual artists with their current group exhibition: Historical Remnants – a presentation of the way specific sites and monuments can be memorialised.
Closing 22 August 2020
https://artcollectivewa.com.au

Wander out Yonder And if you respond to the call of Wander out Yonder, here are some regional gallery offerings:

The Vasse Felix, Holmes à Court Gallery has a group show with the central theme of Fibre: a celebration of stitched, threaded ripped, folded and pressed fibre art including works for two of our nominated JSP artists, Curtis Taylor and Susan Roux.
Closing 20 September 2020
http://www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au/article/fibre-25-june-20-september-2020-vasse-felix

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery: Noongar Country
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is always worth a visit. It’s currently showing NOONGAR COUNTRY: a true celebration of community.

Closing 23 August 2020
https://www.brag.org.au

Kindly compiled and brought to you by Collectors Club Committee Member Shelley Long.
Image credit: Peter Blaxell.