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Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

    Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

      From NY streets to gallery walls

      Wednesday, 23 January 2013
      • More than 150 photographs from host of artists and professionals
      • Second exhibition in three-year partnership between MoMA and AGWA
      • The Picturing New York exhibition opens to general public on Australia Day

      Today, the Art Gallery of Western Australia hosted an exclusive media preview of Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, ahead of tonight’s official opening by Culture and the Arts Minister John Day.


      Mr Day said the exhibition’s opening would be a Central Park-themed celebration of New York culture which the State Government has brought to Perth.


      “The exhibition presents a fascinating look at the city of New York through a time of great change for both the city itself and the art form of photography,” he said.


      “This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see not only famous photographs by some of the world’s most legendary photographers, but to also witness equally impressive works from lesser-known artists.


      “I congratulate Dr Stefano Carboni on delivering another exceptional arts experience to Perth.”


      Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the State Government, through Eventscorp, was proud to support the Picturing New York exhibition as part of the Great Collections of the World series.


      “The Picturing New York exhibition is expected to inspire and excite thousands of West Australians and visitors to the State, and is testament to our growing reputation as a cultural and vibrant city,” Dr Hames said.


      “The series brings world-class international art exhibitions exclusively to Perth, and is part of a strategy to ensure that Western Australia features a diverse range of sporting, cultural, culinary and arts events across the State.”


      The arrival of Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art will be celebrated at tonight’s official opening and an opening party on Friday January 25.
                Fact File
      • Exhibition open from January 26 to May 12
      • Liberal National Government contributed $6m towards hosting six exhibitions from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, at the Art Gallery of WA in next three years
      • More information at  
      Culture and the Arts Minister’s office - 6552 6200


      Tourism Minister’s office - 6552 5300