Event details


Date and time

  • Friday 15 September, 1-2pm

Event type

  • Talk

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Identity and Portraiture: discussion with Gemma Weston and Lee Kinsella

Friday 15 September, 1-2pm


A discussion by the curators on themes and ideas arising from current exhibitions at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.


Join Gemma Weston, Curator of the UWA Art Collection in conversation with Lee Kinsella, Curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, as they discuss curating, together with connecting themes and ideas arising from the current exhibitions on display at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Although focussed on very different subjects, the exhibitions WILDFLOWER SEASON and BLAZE: people made known , both consider how identity and biography can be revealed or concealed in art and how exhibition-making can become a form of portraiture in itself.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.



Emily Pelloe, Eucalyptus Macrocarpa, Hooker (detail), 1929, watercolour, 39 x 28.2cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of St Catherine’s College, 1970

Virginia Ward, IWABWY. OTSON. NI. Self portrait as a Not Instrument with bow tie, 2018, luthiers offcuts and glue, 54 x 36 x 13cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Copyright courtesy of the artist.