BLAZE: people made known


9 September – 9 December 2023

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG) is pleased exhibit, BLAZE: people made known, featuring portraits drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The exhibition highlights the recent acquisition of work by artists Virginia Ward, Rhonda Sharpe, Angela Brennan, Virginia Fraser and Elvis Richardson.

It also pays special tribute to Susan Cooper Wyatt, a Maduwonnga and Wongatha leader and artist, whose practice celebrates the significant impact of Aboriginal leaders. Susan Cooper Wyatt's paintings are public statements of agency and visibility. Among the featured portraits is a full-length depiction of Doris Pilkington Garimara, renowned author of Follow the rabbit proof fence, 1996 and Under the wintamarra tree, 2002, recognised for her powerful writing that describes the ongoing impact endured by generations of her family as part of the Stolen Generations. 

BLAZE: people made known is an evocative and thought-provoking exhibition, offering visitors an opportunity to recognise the agency of these remarkable artists and their sitters.


Media Release

BLAZE: people made know media release [PDF 473KB]



Cover of BLAZE: people made known catalogue

BLAZE: people made known catalogue [PDF 2.5MB]



Image: Dorothy Braund, Barbara Brash, 1967, oil on Masonite board, 91.5 x 122 cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. © courtesy of the artist’s estate

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