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John Curtin Gallery

About the John Curtin Gallery

One of Western Australia's major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country is located on the Bentley campus of Curtin University.

The John Curtin Gallery enlivens the intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through exhibitions, events and public programs that explore global perspectives on contemporary art.

Through an innovative exhibition program, the John Curtin Gallery complements the international perspective of the University. Collaborating with national and international artists and curators, the Gallery contributes to the dynamic and changing culture of Australia by fostering critical dialogue.

The mission of the John Curtin Gallery is to bring to its audiences, both within Curtin University and well beyond, opportunities to experience and critically engage with the visual culture of our time.

John Curtin Gallery
Denise Green: Out West, installation view, 2008

With a view to exploring the infinite possibilities engendered by art, the exhibitions, events and public programs offered by the Gallery are a catalyst for thought, change and exchange. They provide a forum for examining our past and how it shapes our present, and for imagining the world of our future.

John Curtin Gallery
Aurelio Costarella and Material Boy, Looking Out, installation view, 2008

At the forefront of contemporary practice, the John Curtin Gallery is embraced by its audience as a centre for learning and research, and also as a place of thoughtful contemplation.