Tracing the Swan @ Vasse Felix

Elsie Metcalf | 11-Oct-2020
Tracing the Swan follows the story of the settlement of the Swan River Colony with the swan as the central character in artworks about race, difference and the unexpected.
Venue: Holmes à Court Gallery @ Vasse Felix
Address: Cnr Tom Cullity Dr and Caves Road, Cowaramup, Western Australia
Date: 28 September 2020 - 7 February 2021
Time: Daily | 10am - 5pm
Ticket: FREE
Call: 862172640
Tracing the Swan @ no 10
Ross Potter, The Witness, 2020
In a play between fiction and reality, the black swan is traced throughout the history of the colonisation of Western Australia up to the present day. From historical to contemporary artworks, the exhibition explores how WA was presented to potential settlers, how its landscape was impacted and has changed over time, and how the swan stands as emblem of WA against this tide of changes in its real environment.

ARTISTS: Deborah Bonar, Portia Bennett, Lance Tjyllyungoo Chadd, Frederick Clause, Jo Darbyshire, Valentine Delawarr, Eva Fernandez, Norman Hawkins, W.J. Huggins, Tony Jones, Johannes Keulemans, Yvonne Kickett, Bethamy Linton, Walter Meston, Alan Muller, Ron Nyistzor, Ross Potter, John Sands, Robert Seymour, Ernest Stocks, John Tallis, Rover Thomas, Charles Wittenoom.

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