The Alternative Archive

08/07/2022 - 09/03/2024

  • An Offering
    Marianne Penberthy An Offering , 2019
    Image Credit
    Photo by Brad Coleman. Courtesy of John Curtin Gallery

About the exhibition

Touring with ART ON THE MOVE 2022-24

The Alternative Archive touring exhibition presents a contemporary visual archive of regional Western Australian arts practice, documenting a dynamic anthology of how regional artists relate to the people, homes, towns or regions that they know so well. It showcases work by 28 contemporary artists selected from a series of regionally based exhibitions facilitated by local curators. The Alternative Archive is the culmination of a three-year project involving 13 regional art galleries, 35 curators and 200 artists and is co-curated by John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm and Independent Curator/Artist Anna Louise Richardson. It aims to increase understanding of the arts ecology, and the practices and conditions of regional art making in Western Australia.

About the artists

Naomie Hatherley, June Dijagween, Peggy Madij Griffiths, Agnes Yamboong Armstrong, Brenda Mingen Ningamara, Mary-Lou Divilli, Marianne Penberthy, Charmaine Green, Mark Smith, Ellen Norrish, Gabrielle Butler, Michelle Slarke, Jeanne Melville, Tania Spencer, Chan Dalgarno, Karen McClurkin, Tina Carmody, Debbie Carmody, Kgukgi Catherine Howard Noble, Serena McLauchlan, Alana Grant, Lyn Nixon, James Walker, Deidre Robb, Maitland Hill, Claudette Mountjoy, Lizzie Troup, Louise Tasker

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