Ross Seaton: The Master of Nedlands

Online: 5 December 2020

Ross Seaton (1944-2020) was a well-known local figure, renowned for his long walks along Stirling Highway to the ocean.

Over the past 30 years, Seaton made extraordinary paintings and drawings in his front garden in Nedlands which documented his complex and interdisciplinary view of the world.

The first large-scale exhibition devoted to his work, The Master of Nedlands brings together a selection of Seaton's compelling works to document the artist's unique vision.


Drew Pettifer


LWAG Director, Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA


Featuring images and an introductory essay by Ted Snell
Online download: A Sorrowful Act digital publication (2MB)

Exhibition Catalogue

Featuring photographs of the exhibition and new texts by Former High Court Justice, the Hon Michael Kirby, Professor Dennis Altman and the Curator of the Dutch Maritime Museum

$45.00 | hardcover | 139 pp | available for purchase at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery or on the LWAG online shop

Two vertical video stills of young men, naked from the waist up, and staring directly at the camera.

Left: Drew Pettifer, Untitled (Bram), 2019-2020, video still, courtesy the artist.
Right: Drew Pettifer, Untitled (Roel), 2019-2020, video still, courtesy the artist. 

Exhibitions Preview

Preview of 2020 LWAG exhibitions (Un)ladylike Acts, HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer and Drew Pettifer: A Sorrowful Act. Video by Levi Williams.

Sponsorship logos

A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk has been supported by Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, Australia Council for the Arts, Kingdom of the Netherlands, RMIT University and the City of Melbourne.

Header image: Drew Pettifer, Untitled (Half-Moon Reef #2) (detail), 2019, chromogenic print, 27.6 x 38.2 cm, courtesy the artist.

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