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FEATURE STORY MAY/JUNE 2021

Philanthropy at its best

Review: TED SNELL AM CitWA 
 

Paul Kaptein is the fourth artist in 15 years to benefit from a remarkable Syndicate of collectors. 

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Western Australia has a vibrant visual arts sector waiting for your visit. 

Pretty Bird by Ross Potter at Kamile Gallery

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The painful autobiographical origins of Ross Potter’s works at Kamilė Gallery are in stark contrast to the beauty of their execution.  PREMIUM: Subscribers only

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♦ Art museum, Europe. Photo Adrianna Calvo, Pexels.

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IN THE MAY/JUNE 2021 EDITION

This edition visitors to galleries are spoilt for choice with so many great exhibitions to see. Ted Snell reviews All These Mountains Will Melt at Dawn by Paul Kaptein, on show at Old Custom’s House in Fremantle. As the fourth artist in 15 years to benefit from a remarkable Syndicate of art collectors, Kaptein was commissioned to produce ten life size figures, one for each member of The Syndicate. The incredible philanthropic gesture provides commissioned artists a rare opportunity to expand their practice in new directions.
He also visited Art Collective WA, where Jurek Wybraniec and Galliano Fardin’s joint exhibition offers an opportunity to delve deeply into the artist’s imagination and practice.
We visited Ross Potter’s solo, Pretty Bird at Kamilė Gallery in Cathedral Square, Perth, a collection of exquisitely rendered drawings of found, deceased birds. The series of anthropomorphic studies reflect human characteristics of sickness and pain, drawn from the artist’s experience post surgery.
Emma Buswell, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Coordinator, provides a sneak peek inside the 2021 exhibition, packed with fascinating works to explore.
We caught up with Tom Freeman, Andre Lipscombe, Joana Partyka and Midland Junction Arts Centre curator Melissa McGrath ahead of their show Critical Time, an engaging collection of works across mediums and meanings.
Lastly, Annette Peterson reviews Sunflowers, a new film unearthing Van Gogh’s obsession with the flower and the vivid colours he discovered south of Holland.
Lyn Di Ciero, Editor 

NEXT EDITION JULY/AUGUST 2021 DEADLINE 20 JUNE 2021

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