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Thursday, 01 February 2018


An exhibition by Dianne Jones, Tour is the culmination of the 2017 Parliament of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University Artist-in-Residence Programme. Now in its second year, this affiliation and residency provides uniquely engaging opportunities in art, historical, cultural and political contexts.

The selected artist is encouraged to examine aspects of Western Australian politics and culture and develop their research into a body of work in any visual arts genre. A Noongar artist from the Ballardong area, Jones connected the ‘broader stories of governance and policy to stories of [her] ancestors’, applying a ‘decolonising’ filter to photographs that ultimately question and realign historical representations.

Exploratory and intellectually rigorous, Jones’ work offers an incisive critique about the inherent bias in colonial and contemporary cultural discourse. The exhibition will also feature key older artworks that showcase the development of a compelling and nationally significant body of work by an important and highly respected artist.

Event details

Tour will run from Thursday, 8 February to Thursday, 22 March 2018 from 10.00am - 4.30pm (Tues - Fri) at Gallery 25, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening night

Date: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm (speeches commence at 6.30pm)
Venue: Gallery 25, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.122
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 6 February to Sue Starcken.

Guest speakers

Guest speakers will lead an informal discussion around the new works created as part of the residency as well as some older works addressing related themes.
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea will be served
Location: Gallery 25, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.122
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday, 20 February to Sue Starcken.


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