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Resonant Objects


Wed 11 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Furniture from your collection.

Our Craft & Design Gallery, Resonant Objects, brings together highlights from our Australian and international furniture collection in dialogue with the photographic work of David Goldblatt and Jan Nelson. Including significant modern and contemporary pieces, it looks at the ways items made to either support the body or its domestic living and activities, express various philosophies of being and making whilst also existing as artistic statements in their own right.

The selection of objects includes prototypes of the Oh La La chair by Australia designer and maker Jon Goulder, a geometric chair by Gerrit Rietveld, chairs by Adelaide-based designers Daniel.Emma whose designs offer a more relaxed version of Reitveld’s austere modernism, the over-the-top foyer luxury of Christopher Robertson’s Sofa Australia alongside an early piece by the late Australian designer Robert Foster.

Above these, are the Particulars series by the South African photographer David Goldblatt and Australian artist Jan Nelson’s performative works.

Image credit: Jon Goulder
Oh la la dining chairs (prototype 1;2; 3; 5) 2009 and Oh la la dining chair (first prototype) 2009
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Purchased through the Peter Fogarty Design Fund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010–2011.

©Jon Goulder, 2009