New Asian arts institute aims for new networks

Contemporary Asian art is the focus of the Art Gallery of Western Australia's latest new initiative.
A still from a brightly coloured animation of a person lounging on the bed in a small apartment.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s (AGWA) Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art (SLF ICAA) moves into the public eye this week after several years in development.

The Institute has been made possible with a $1 million donation, given over five years, from the philanthropic Simon Lee Foundation.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).