In conjunction with the Perth International Arts Festival, The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia presents a new exhibition showcasing 25 years of work from renowned Australian artist and one of the world’s leading contemporary jewellers, Helen Britton.
“Australia’s history can only be borrowed from those that have lived here for millennia; it is a place that requires re-forming and re-imagining to make it your own. In Australia, Britton draws from the Western Australian coastal environment and its openness as a space for reflection and inspiration. Over the past two decades she has created a small series of private works on regular visits to Western Australia. Helen Britton: Interstices will be the first time they will all be shown together in the context of a new body of work that interprets this activity from the distance of her studio in Munich.” Inspired by the history of popular culture, Britton creates works that trigger memory. In examining these finely crafted objects, or experiencing the atmosphere of the exhibition scenography, you discover forms that resonate, establishing a dialogue between artist, object, space and observer.” – Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Chief Cultural Officer, Professor Ted Snell.
February 11 – April 15, 2017
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia