10.00am – 11.00am Friday 14 October 2022

Public art walking tour

Visit and learn about a selection of public artworks on campus, guided by Campus Display Coordinator and artist Matthew McAlpine. 

Public artworks installed at Curtin University capture WA’s unique history, from ancient Noongar songlines to the State’s diverse geology. Tour a series of artworks commissioned from internationally acclaimed contemporary artists including Pip & Pop’s Tanya Schultz, Howard Taylor, Robert Juniper, Warren Langley, Janet Laurence and Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) and learn about their context, commissioning and installation.

What participants can bring: comfortable walking shoes and sun / rain protection. Duration: 1hr. 

For those who are able to help support our community with subsidised access to critical dialogue and cultural exchange we welcome combinations of $5 donations via Tap ‘n Go at the gallery’s front desk.

This event is a Mental Health Week and Safe Work Month initiative.

Janet Laurence, Cliff, 2022. Curtin University, School of Design and the Built Environment B418, Bentley Campus. Photographer: Frances Andrijich
Janet Laurence, Cliff (installation), 2022. Curtin University, School of Design and the Built Environment B418, Bentley Campus. Photographer: Frances Andrijich.


Walk commences at: John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102


Admission and Accessibility.


7 October – 4 December 2022

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated by The Collectors Club in 2015 in celebration of the memory of one of Australia’s most acclaimed art curators, the late John Stringer. A long-term friend and mentor to its members, he established The Collectors Club in Perth in 1996 to promote informed collecting and patronage of Western Australian art. The John Stringer Prize strives to continue his important legacy and since 2018, the John Curtin Gallery has been proud to present this annual exhibition celebrating artists making a major impact on contemporary practice in Western Australia.

Each year, a panel of three leading arts professionals are tasked with selecting six Western Australian-based contemporary artists whose practices they deem worthy of recognition. The panellists for this year’s prize were: Helen Carroll, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts; Jane Chambers, Revealed curator, Fremantle Art Centre and Sarah Wall, curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The six artists are invited to produce a new artwork in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. In the months leading up to the Prize, members of The Collectors Club visit each of the nominated artists’ studios and intimately come to know their work. Club members then vote at this exhibition by way of secret ballot to decide on the Prize recipient.

John Stringer Prize 2022 finalists are: Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida.

Recent Acquisitions

7 October – 4 December 2022

Following the success of our 50fifty Acquisition Initiative which ran from 2017-2020, the John Curtin Gallery has continued to acquire important works that reflect the world in which we live. This exhibition presents works acquired over the last two years that have not previously been on display at the gallery, covering painting, photography, mixed media, textiles, ceramics, video, drawing and print. Included are significant purchases and donations of artworks by leading contemporary artists such as James Angus, Brent Harris, Joan Ross, Christian Thompson and Aida Tomescu; as well as important Western Australian artists, recent Curtin Fine Art graduates, and significant First Nations artists, including a major Spinifex Women’s collaborative. We thank all our Donors who have made these acquisitions possible.



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