That Seventies Feeling…The Late Modern
AGWA 40 – Celebrating the Art Gallery of WA’s 1979 Brutalist building anniversary.
Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling…The Late Modern examines a transformative decade for WA, the Gallery and the world at large. Culturally, it was the decade of punk, glam rock, disco, Star Wars, Vietnam, the beginning and end of the Whitlam Government, and when Perth started to pump culturally – marked by the opening of the ‘new’ building in 1979. That Seventies Feeling looks at the art of this time which saw a surge of works acquired by the Gallery both from WA artists and across the world.