Event details


Date and time

  • Thurs 23 Feb, 1pm-2pm

Event type

  • Conversation


  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Studying at UWA

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Drop-in – no registration required
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O-Week Art Activities @ LWAG – Black Sky Guided Tours

Drop in to join a guided tour of Black Sky – led by the exhibition Curators:

Michael Bonner – Thursday 23 February

Lee Kinsella – Friday 24 February


Black Sky

Presented by the Berndt Museum, the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Artists: Julie Dowling, Gobawarrah-Yinhawangka Traditional Owners and Michael Bonner, Tracey Moffatt, Tennant Creek Brio, Roy Wiggan, and Joseph Williams Jungarayi, Jimmy Frank Japarula and Lévi McLean.

Black Sky asserts sovereign visions of blackness – from the deep wounds of mining up to the expanses of the night sky. Far from neutral backdrops, skies are spaces that hold life and story, incite creation and dreams, and witness political action and environmental destruction. The exhibition traverses unlikely spaces of resistance and cultural continuation – from creation stories across horizon lines, to the ambience of a night club, to creatures of flight, to the black of the Aboriginal flag as a symbol of sovereign solidarities across skies.

Black Sky is presented as part of the Perth Festival Visual Arts Program, supported by Wesfarmers Arts.


Image: Opening night, Black Sky, 2023, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, photograph by Rebecca Mansell