Art not only has the power to move and inspire us –it can also generate new insights into urgent contemporary concerns like de-colonisation, climate change, identity and representation.
Shifting ten artworks from our Collection beyond the museum context, 21 x 10 provides a new platform for the unique perspectives that artists, academics, and the future generation of thinkers have on the world around us.
Join us throughout the year for a series of physical and digital programs that will ask you to share ideas, challenge historical narratives, and imagine new futures.View More
Robert Dale, Panoramic view of King George’s Sound, part of the colony of Swan River 1834
The 360-degree view presents … the apparently peaceful relations between the uniform-clad soldiers and the Traditional Owners, whose ways of living with their land were being usurped.View More
Janet Fieldhouse, Armbands 2012
As the artist explains: ‘I see our culture as a contemporary culture, not purely as a traditional culture.’View More
Tracey Moffatt, Other 2009
Moffatt demonstrates how these images reveal far more about the culture that produces and consumes them than the people and cultures they claim to portray.View More
Noriko Nakamura, Moon totem 2015
The artist’s poetic rumination on agricultural cycles sits within a broader interest across her practice in the way that humans live within and as a part of nature rather than separately to it.
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Untitled figure 12 2016
… his distinctive characters act as avatars through which to explore gender and eroticism, religion and popular culture, exoticism and outsider aesthetics.View More
Susan Norrie, aftermath 2016
In the words of the artist: ‘… there are many indicators and forewarnings that should be changing the ways that we think about the world. It’s as if the elemental forces of nature seem to be demanding this seismic shift from humans.’
Julie Rrap, Transpositions II 1988
… she has been consistently committed to exploring the role—and absence of roles—of women in the history of art.