The Art of Sound : 9 June - 15 September 2013

Rachel Coad -Frontier l, 2012, oil on linen, 101 x 183 cm. Copyright the artist.

This painting will be linked with Tank Piece No 8, live improvisation in a concrete tank by Ros Bandt, from the album Improvisations in Acoustic Chambers.


Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive presents ...

The Art of Sound

9 June - 15 September 2013


The Art of Sound exhibition opens on Sunday, 9 June.


The Art of Sound is a new collaborative project between the National Film and Sound Archive and selected regional art galleries, which examines the intersections between sound and the visual arts. NFSA curators compiled a ‘sound palette’ for the project – a package of 50 Australian recordings that represent the breadth and diversity of the NFSA sound collection. The palette includes songs, speeches, experimental works, spoken word, orchestral compositions and environmental recordings. The palette is then shared with the partner galleries, whose curators explore both the sounds of the palette and the galleries’ own collections to create unique exhibitions, linking sound recordings to selected artworks that they feel complement each other.


Exhibiting collection artists include: Hans Arkeveld, Nyukuna Baker, Ray Beattie, Brian Blanchflower, Joanna Capelle, Rachel Coad, Kevin Draper, Russell Drysdale, Mandy Francis, Stuart Green, Guy Grey-Smith, Giles Hohnen, Tim Johnson, Emily Kngwarreye, Yipati Kuyata, Michael Le Grand, Jon Molvig, Robert Moore, Sidney Nolan, Rosslynd Piggott, Trevor Richards, Nura Rupert, Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley, Mitsuo Takeuchi,  Rover Thomas, Sarah Toohey, Keizo Ushio and  Ken Wadrop. 


Click HERE to view image and sound match catalogue.


For all enquiries, further information and any images available for reproduction, please contact Sharon Tassicker,  Mob. 0439 392 635 or email


The Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

Cnr. Tom Cullity Dr & Caves Rd, Cowaramup

Gallery Hours :  Daily 10am-5pm

Closed : Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day