Event details


Date and time

  • Sat 17 July, 1pm-2pm

Event type

  • Talk


Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Feeling abstract? Curator and artist Trevor Vickers in conversation

Saturday 17 July, 1pm-2pm


One of Australia's most highly regarded artists, Trevor Vickers, will join Dr Sally Quin, Curator of the UWA Art Collection and curator of Feeling abstract? in conversation within the exhibition.

Born in SA in 1943 and now based in WA, Trevor Vickers exhibited in the ground-breaking and controversial The Field exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968.

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Vickers lived and worked in Melbourne alongside Australia's best known conceptual and post-object artists including Robert Hunter, Paul Partos and Mike Brown. Following a period in England from the late 1970s to the mid-90s where he produced shaped paintings and a series of screenprints, he returned to Perth in 1995 where he has continued to explore hard-edge, minimal, geometric abstraction in his paintings. Vicker’s works are held by all the major art galleries nationally including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and numerous corporate collections such as Wesfarmers and Bankwest.


Feeling abstract?
Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950–1990

17 July to 27 November 2021

Feeling abstract? explores abstract painting over a forty year period through works in the UWA Art Collection.

The exhibition features key examples of Australian abstraction of the 20th century and is a unique opportunity to view dynamic, large-scale paintings from the Collection, several of which have been included in major national exhibitions but have not been on public display at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for several decades.

Curated by Sally Quin, Curator, UWA Art Collection.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors please check-in upon arrival and observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected].


Image: photograph by Ilkka K photography.