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Luminous World

Written by Helen Carroll, John Kinsella, Bill Henson, and Richard Mills


Wesfarmers has been collecting art for more than three decades. Now, for the first time, Wesfarmers and the Art Gallery of Western Australia are proud to share sixty contemporary works with the Australian public. Luminous World features 50 artists from Australia and New Zealand including: Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Dale Frank, Paddy Bedford, Fiona Pardington, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Featuring essays and poetry by Bill Henson, Richard Mills and John Kinsella, this is a must-have book for lovers of fine art.


'Luminous World is a beautiful tome …' Scene Point Blank

ISBN 9781922089090 (Paperback)
Formats Large Format Photographic (292 x 292mm) (Paperback)
Categories Art & Photography
Pages 176
Publication Year 2012
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Helen Carroll

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    Bill Henson

    Bill Henson is a leading Australian contemporary artist. His first solo exhibition was held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975 and he has since exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. In 1995 he was Australia’s representative at the Venice Biennale and in 2005 a comprehensive survey of his career was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Victoria. His work is represented in leading Australian and international museums and galleries and has been the subject of major monographs. Read more

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    John Kinsella

    John Kinsella's many volumes of poetry include the prize winning collections Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems and The New Arcadia. He is an Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Read more

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    Richard Mills

    Richard Mills is one of Australia’s leading composers, conductors and musical directors. Between 1996 and 2007 he was commissioned by various organisations across Australia to unite three different operas which have been performed in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Richard took up the role of Artistic Director with Victorian Opera in 2013, following twelve years in this role with the West Australian Opera. He lives in Melbourne. Read more