1970 to Today

The abstract imagery of artists such as Brian Blanchflower and Jeremy Kirwan-Ward is based on a response to the Western Australian landscape, with Blanchflower’s painterly images conveying his consciousness of the energy of the universe and the spiritual resonance of objects. Karl Wiebke, on the other hand, investigated the very materials of paint in his abstract compositions. And Miriam Stannage, inspired by Minimalism and Conceptual art, developed a body of word paintings and photographs.

Other artists work in a range of media. Carol Rudyard creates video installations in which she expresses her fascination with art history, theories of seeing and music, and Rodney Glick conveys his distinctive, offbeat sense of humour in his sculptures.

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