‘Panacea’ comprises 148 works by 70 artists selected from the City of Fremantle Art Collection and includes paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, prints and video; offering each of us some personal solace as we experience the worldwide shock and disruption of COVID19. Curated by André Lipscombe and Ric Spencer, ‘Panacea’ is a constructed narrative from home life to isolation, to re-emerging into an altered social world.

The exhibition brings together significant historical and contemporary works by WA artists including Marcus Beilby, Penny Bovell, Sharyn Egan, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Eveline Kotai, Jane Martin, Brian McKay, Kathleen O’Connor and Ken Wadrop; as well as Mike Parr and Keith Cowlam, Sandra Black, Maria Phillips and Gary Zeck.

Marcus Beilby, The Kiss, 2010, oil paint on canvas, 108.5 x 90.3cm. City of Fremantle Art Collection, no. 1394. Courtesy and © the artist

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 August to 20 September 2020
Western Australia