Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage

    Princely Italian artworks to bring tourists, jobs to CBD

    6/09/2017 7:00 AM
    • The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the only Australian venue for the exhibition A Window on Italy - The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence
    • It is the first time that the Corsini family's collection has travelled outside Italy
    • The exhibition is rich in Renaissance and Baroque paintings   

    In February 2018, the Art Gallery of Western Australia will become home to works from the private art collection of eminent Italian family, the Corsinis.


    In its only Australian showing, the Art Gallery will host the A Window on Italy - The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence exhibition.


    The exhibition features Renaissance and Baroque paintings by renowned Italian artists including Botticelli, Caravaggio, and Pontormo.


    Also on display will be decorative items and objects from the Corsini family's home, the Palazzo Corsini, on the banks of the Arno River, Florence.


    The ticketed exhibition will open on February 24, 2018 with an opening day celebrating Florentine and Italian culture, in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, and closes on June 19, 2018.


    Tickets are on sale today (Wednesday, September 6) at http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The Corsini family has collected and cared for these artworks for more than 600 years.


    "Within the exhibition, there are works of art that have survived the devastation of war and the forces of nature.


    "I am delighted that Western Australian audiences and visitors to our State can experience these incredible works, here in Perth.


    "As the only Australian venue of this extraordinary exhibition, A Window on Italy - the Corsini Collection will provide a strong cultural boost for Western Australia.


    "It will also attract visitors to the cultural centre and promote the creation of direct and indirect jobs."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400