That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern
Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Date: 7 December 2019 – 9 March 2020
Time: 10am-5pm, Wed - Mon (closed Tue)
Buy / Ticket: NA
Call: + 61 8 9492 6600
oil on canvas on hardboard
105 x 105 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism that itself foregrounds materiality and the experience of place, light and landscape.
Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for Western Australia, the Gallery and the world at large.
Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you’ll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.