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John Curtin Gallery

10 February – 16 April 2023

Open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.

A celebration of the John Curtin Gallery’s 25-year partnership with Perth Festival, However vast the darkness… brings together a vivid and compelling season of three interconnected projects offering deep reflection and forceful protest of the inequities suffered by peoples across the globe as a result of Empire building.

However vast the darkness… brings together two major installations by Afghani artist Aziz Hazara and Aotearoa New Zealand’s Lisa Reihana, with the proppaNOW Aboriginal art collective’s: Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen in OCCURRENT AFFAIR. Together, these 9 artists champion the resilience of culture and presenting truth-telling as the way to illuminate a path through the darkness of profound geopolitical tension and enduring repression.

OCCURRENT AFFAIR is an exhibition from The University of Queensland Art Museum touring with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Contact John Curtin Gallery

+61 8 9266 4155

Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Western Australia 6102

Public opening hours during exhibitions Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm