The Alternative Archive
The Alternative Archive is the culmination of a 3-year project and presents a contemporary visual archive of regional Western Australian arts practice, documenting a dynamic anthology of how regional artists relate to the people, homes, towns or regions that they know so well.
Originally planned for 2020, this exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project involving 14 regional art galleries, 35 curators and more than 180 artists. It showcases work drawn from a series of regionally based Alternative Archive exhibitions, facilitated by local curators engaging with regional artists staged throughout 2019. The Alternative Archive aims to increase understanding of the arts ecology, the practices, and conditions of regional art making in Western Australia.
The exhibition will include a wide range of visual media including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video, textiles, jewellery, and installation. The public program will include artists talks, guided tours and workshops.