EXHIBITIONS

Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

Friday 17 October – Friday 05 December 2014

Luminous World brings together contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection, in a conversation about light. These works, acquired by Wesfarmers over three decades by some fifty leading Australian and New Zealand artists, are shared together for the first time with the Australian public.

From an enduring fascination with the way in which life on earth is bound to events playing out in the celestial realm, to the influence on the contemporary imagination of the universe of artificial light in which we live today, artists in this exhibition, including Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Dale Frank, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Fiona Pardington, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, traverse a diversity of cultural, aesthetic and philosophical perspectives in works that reveal the role that light plays in both creating and revealing our world.

The subject of light offers an ever-expanding array of possibilities for art today, at once symbolizing the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth, but representing also mythic, spiritual and cultural ideas, of the kind that inspires imagination, and the work of artists.

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Luminous World is a Wesfarmers exhibition in association with the Art Gallery of Western Australia & Fremantle Press.