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The Year of Living Dangerously

Photographs by Frances Andrijich
Parliament House
13 August to 27 September

The Year of Living Dangerously is a series of black and white documentary style photographs that were commissioned as part of the Black Swan Theatre’s production of the Year of Living Dangerously in 1999. The photos were taken in Surabaya, Indonesia and capture images from the perspective of a central character in the story - Kwan, a Chinese-Australian cameraman working in Indonesia.

Twenty-six photos from the original collection will be featured in one of the main foyers of Parliament House. 

Frances Andrijich is a celebrated Western Australian photographer whose work has been exhibited on a number of occasions and published in many magazines and books. Frances has generously loaned the Year of Living Dangerously exhibition to the Parliament.

Parliament has chosen to exhibit this collection during August in honour of Indonesian Day of Independence, celebrated on 17 August each year, and Western Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. Indonesia is a key trading partner, and Western Australia has a sister state relationship with the Province of East Java, of which Surabaya is the capital city.


Indonesian boy seated on stairs holding bird with its wing outstretchedCopyright Frances Andrijich


Public tours of Parliament House run on Mondays and Thursdays at 10.30 am and Fridays at 2.00 pm.

Monthly art tours run by the volunteer guides at the Art Gallery of Western Australia are held on the first Friday of each month at 3.00 pm. To book a place, please contact 9222 7279.