Recently, some of our Community Vision customers journeyed to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. We were taken on a guided tour through the gallery and spent the day enjoying many of the awe-inspiring exhibits.
One of our favorite exhibits was ‘dis/possession’, which looked at two artists’ views of rural Australia and their sense of identity. Another memorable exhibit was the ‘Balancing Act’, which showcased the work of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The purpose of this collection was for us as visitors to encounter stories that speak to the upheavals experienced by generations of Indigenous people. The final exhibit we viewed was ‘Collective Ground’, where works from First Nations artists across Western Australia were brought together. The artwork in this exhibition was about all of the different ways in which the various groups across the state have connections to their Country.
As we wandered through the gallery, we stopped to take in the creativity of so many talented artists whilst our guide spoke of the stories behind both the art and the artist. Margaret sums up our visit perfectly, stating “it was such a great experience to see all of the beautiful artworks up close. And to go out for the day with my friends from Community Vision was really lovely”.
We had a wonderful time visiting the Art Gallery of WA and we can’t wait to visit again!