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The original Vasse Felix winery has been preserved as an Art Gallery and here, a seasonal program of exhibitions from the celebrated Holmes à Court Collection is shown. The gallery experience extends to the Vasse Felix grounds where gardens of local flora have been embellished with a sculpture walk comprising works by local artists. The annual Vasse Felix arts calendar features a variety of performance events that draw enthusiasts back to this historic space at every opportunity.

The Holmes à Court Collection started in the early 1960s and grew from the Family’s interest in Australian and Indigenous art. It has steadily developed into an internationally renowned collection that documents many pieces of Australian cultural significance and consists of more than 4,000 registered artworks. Click here to read more about the Holmes à Court Collection.


Custodians: recent acquisitions that reference the land
17 October - 21 May 2016

This exhibition will showcase a selection of works acquired by the Janet Holmes à Court Collection over the past 3-4 years. All reference the land in some way, signalling the Collection’s abiding interest in the Australian landscape and what resides there.

Artists include: Sujora Conrad, Jo Darvall, Galliano Fardin, Eva Fernandez, Rod Garlett, Sarrita King, Matthew McVeigh, Lesley Meaney, Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa, Brett Nannup, Monique Tippett and Walimpirringa Tjapaltjarri.

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Helen Britton in context
14 June - 11 October 2015

Born in Australia and based in Munich and Australia, Helen Britton has had 27 solo exhibitions worldwide and is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Helen Britton will be in residence from 21 September until 11 October. In Context presents Helen's work in the context of works by some of the key artists from the early years of her development in Western Australia, including Barbara Bolt, Pippin Drysdale, Nola Farman, Gill Irvine, Else van Keppel, and Philippa O'Brien, alongside her current West Australian collaborators, Justine McKnight and Michelle Taylor. To complete the concept, works of David Bielander and Yutaka Minegishi, both internationally renowned artists and Helen's Munich studio partners for now over 13 years, will also be on exhibition. The photographer, Simon Bielander, completes this picture with a recent image of the studio atmosphere. This exhibition of over 60 works covers jewellery, fashion, textiles, painting, drawing and ceramics.

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