Throughout 2017, the John Curtin Gallery is showcasing the work of notable graduates who have made their mark on the local and international art scene over the past five decades as part of Curtin University’s 50 years of Innovation celebrations.
28 September – 3 December 2017
On show across our three galleries will be showcasing work by three prominent Curtin Alumni artists – Paul Caporn, Susan Flavell, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont.
Paul Caporn’s roundabout is a monumental sculptural installation of a disintegrating merry-go-round suspended in time, just at the threshold of everything going horribly wrong.
Susan Flavell’s The Horn of the Moon, is the first in a series of thirteen large sculptural works, depicting goddesses that sets out to explore ideas of the sacred, antiquities, mythologies and storytelling.
Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont are visual artists whose award-winning collaborative video work Gymnasium was part of their Stadium Series which featured photographic video and performance based works.
10 October – 3 December 2017
Mel Tregonning & Shaun Tan
As a part of Mental Health Week 2017, we will present highlights from Mel Tregonning’s stunning graphic novel Small Things; a universal story, about dealing with sadness, anxiety, depression, heartache or loss, and finding your way in the world. Before completing the book Mel took her own life and her family enlisted the help of Shaun Tan in completing the final pages.
Small Things has gone on to win the 2016 Librarians’ Choice Award, 2017 Gold Ledger Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Crichton Award for New Illustrators 2017.