The John Curtin Gallery, located at Curtin University’s Bentley campus a few km’s south of the Perth CBD, enlivens the intellectual life of the university and its surrounding communities through its lively exhibition program, associated events and the more than 3000 artworks held in the Curtin University Art Collection that together explore contemporary perspectives on art.
The JCG’s exhibition program is built upon an ethos of excellence and truth-telling, collaborating with local, national and international artists, curators, museums, galleries, partners and supporters. Through this combination of local and global perspectives and associated discourse on human rights, sustainability, inclusiveness and reconciliation, the JCG aims to aims to be a catalyst for critical thought, exchange and transformation to create deeper understanding and lasting change.
Later, in Kambarang, the John Stringer Prize will be presented in partnership with the Collectors Club of WA. Six outstanding Western Australian artists have created new work from which a winning artist will be determined by a secret ballot.
On permanent display throughout the year is Carrolup Coolinga Wirn: The Spirit of Carrolup Children, an exhibition of incredible artworks created in the 1940’s by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generations from the Carrolup Native Settlement in Western Australia’s South West region.
Featured image: Carrolup Coolinga Wirn: The Spirit of Carrolup Children. Photo: Sue-Lyn Moyle. Courtesy: the John Curtin Gallery, Bentley.