Galleries in Perth
Art Gallery of WA
Leaving LA, by Tee Ken Ng and Tim Minchin, from working with Grammy Award winning musicians to commissions from the likes of Google, Twitter, Netflix and Perrier, Tee Ken Ng is a Perth-based artist, filmmaker and designer with a global reach and reputation. Leaving LA focuses on his recent animated music video for another Perth luminary, Tim Minchin, to 26 April.
Open daily 10am – 5pm, closed Tuesdays. Free admission unless otherwise stated. Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall. Ph: 9492 6600 www.artgallery.wa.gov.au
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
We are working towards creating new and exciting opportunities for our arts community in our additional spaces to engage with the viewing public. We look forward to presenting our program and encourage everyone to visit the gallery spaces and participate in the experience of the artwork we have on offer.
Open Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am – 4pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, The Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah
Ph: 9550 3900 www.manpac.com.au
Studio Gallery at Wooroloo, a secluded village in the Perth Hills. Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Brian Aylward are on display.
Sculpture trail set on two hectares includes picnic facilities. Art workshops regularly conducted.
Open by appointment. 3995 Werribee Rd, Wooroloo Ph: 9573 1294
♦ Bitches Brew team Ben, Ruth and Nigel Goodman.
Fremantle’s longest established picture framers. We frame all genres of artwork, and specialise in conservation framing. We also sell works by WA artists in our Art Space! We take no commission and our aim is to continue to support artists, as we have done for the past 30+ years. Printing services available in-store with large-format printing on a range of media – canvas and heavy-weight paper using archival inks.
Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
A City of Mandurah managed exhibition, studio and workshop space promoting and making accessible a diverse range of contemporary art. A central arts hub particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery space and central location.
Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm. 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989
Fremantle Arts Centre
♦ Peppermint Woven Baskets, 2021, 8 x 20 x 8cm, peppermint tree leaves and branches by Majorie Ugle.
To 23 May: Revealed Exhibition 2021: New and Emerging Aboriginal Artists, presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro WA, across painting, installation, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Hosting over 100 talented emerging Aboriginal artists, galleries will brim with contemporary work, fresh from the studios of WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent artists. Straight Outta Wilurarra, spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie.
Greg James Studio Gallery
Greg moved his art practice to J Shed in 1993 establishing Greg James Sculpture Studio Gallery. He is renowned for his iconic public artwork, including The Fishermen, Bon Scott and Pietro Porcelli in Fremantle. His work is interactive and tactile, inviting participation from the public, and celebrates the beauty and sensuality of the human form and explores the human condition. A stone’s throw from the historic Round House Prison, and next to Bather’s Beach, the loft gallery overlooking the working studio features an eclectic range of works from full size bronze statues, smaller bronze works, ceramics, a range of art photography to oil and acrylic paintings. Includes works by Greg James and other artists in residence such as Janet Nixon, Yuko Takahashi, Ivan Zuvela, Leslie Barrett, Amerigo Carello, David James, Corinne Beset, Beste Ogan, Stuart Penny and David Moran.
John Curtin Gallery
♦ The Dogs, 2017, stained wood and chandeliers, dimensions variable, by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Installation view: PATAKA Art + Museum, Porirua New Zealand. Private Collection. Image courtesy the Artist and MOORE CONTEMPORARY.
One of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country. At the forefront of the WA art scene, JCG provides audiences with opportunities to experience and engage with the visual culture of o ur time through exhibitions, events and public programs.
Everything is True, by Abdul-Raman Abdullah. The largest ever assembly of sculptural work by Perth-based artist whose practice explores the ways memory inhabits and emerges from domestic spaces. A blend of exquisite technical virtuosity, material intrigue and palpable presence which is both playful and terrifying, to 23 April.
Entry Free. Free parking on Sundays. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm. Closed public holidays. Building 200A, Curtin University, Bentley. Ph 9266 4155. [email protected] jcg.curtin.edu.au
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
♦ Alexandra, 2013, archival digital print, ed. 2/4, 120 x 80 cm, by Olga Cironis. Image courtesy the artist and Art Collective WA.
Olga Cironis: Dislocation, a survey exhibition amplifying recurring concerns about life, relationships, memory and empathy. Olga often works with hair, gold, feathers and second-hand woollen blankets which play on their conflicting associations of warmth, security and intimacy on the one hand, and abjection and corporeality on the other, to 5 June.
Berndt Museum of Antropology: Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved & Twined, to 5 June.
Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art: Paper Cut, survey of a century of paper-based practice by Australian women artists, including Mary MacQueen, Barbara Brash, Lesbia Thorpe, Joy Hester, Jude Adams, Ann Newmarch, Rosella Namok, TextaQueen and many more, to 5 June.
Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm. 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley. Ph: 6488 3707 www.lwagallery.uwa.edu.au
Midland Junction Arts Centre
Expansive program of exhibitions, workshops, performances and community events at this historic venue in Midland. Facility managed by Mundaring Arts Centre since 2017.
To 24 April: Out of the Sea, response to the iconic Canal Rocks near Margaret River, including laser scanning, photogrammetry, photography, drawing, video and sound.
Take Only Memories, works by recent graduates from Perth’s tertiary art schools.
I’m a Married Man by Chloe Nolan, immersive video installation by emerging artist drawing on the myth of Medusa to reimagine and disrupt the male gaze in Michael Douglas films.
Open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm. Closed outside of exhibitions and advertised events. 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland. Ph: 9250 8062. www.midlandjunctionartscentre.com.au
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space promoting a diverse range of contemporary art. Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the heritage-listed venue has been an important part of Fremantle’s art community since 1994. It is particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery spaces and central location.
Open Mon – Sun 10am – 4pm. 46 Henry St, Fremantle. Ph 9432 9898. www.fac.org.au/moores-building
Mundaring Arts Centre
MAC’s shop is now online, showcasing a diverse selection of hand-made contemporary arts by exceptional Western Australian artists and craftspeople.
Safe Keeping, celebrating the role of the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection as a record and resource for the Mundaring community, Safe Keeping presents a perspective from local artists on the recent global forced retreat from public spaces and refocussing on community networks, 27 March – 30 May.
Gallery & Gift Shop open Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 11am – 3pm, closed Mondays & public holidays. 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring. Ph: 9295 3991 www.mundaringartscentre.com.au
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
To 18 April: The Gathering, newly commissioned sculpture, video, photography, painting and installation from artists Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Dean Cross, Sharyn Egan, Peggy Griffiths Madij, Yabini Kickett, Bridget Reweti, Damien Shen, and James Tylor is an invitation for audiences to reconsider histories, our new realities and our shared humanity, at a time when the world is united in so many ways, but increasingly divided by others.
Songs from Patrick William Carter, Noongar artist and performer uses performance, video, sound and painting to tell his stories. Recent works forms an evocative survey of Carter’s artistic practice.
Hatched: National Graduate Show 2021, 30th anniversary of PICA supporting artists in their early career, 8 May – 11 July.
Open: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm. Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge. Ph: 9228 6300. www.pica.org.au
A Place We Call Home, 21 April – 8 May. Artists: Aasiya Evans, Desmond Mah and Harrison See.
Three culturally diverse artists working across different multidisciplinary oeuvres of print and paint reflect on complex issues of identity through a range of personal/spiritual, political and social narratives. Bringing into question cultural connectivities and divisions that reveal the importance of discourse pertinent to Perth’s divergent cultural, academic and social communities.
Opening event April 21 @ 6:30pm, 12 Cleaver Street, West Perth. Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday-Saturday. https://www.stalacontemporary.com.au/exhibitions/category/this-place-we-call-home-harrison-see-desmond-mah-aasiya-evans https://www.facebook.com/events/138641243836212
St John of God Health Care Art Collection
♦ Living Forest by Eveline Kotai at SJOG Murdoch Hospital until end May.
Recognising the arts play an important role in improving overall health and wellbeing, SJOGHC incorporates art inside and outside hospitals with public art and an extensive art collection. Activities include a bedside mobile art studio, workshops, music and arts therapy. First arts channel within a hospital at Murdoch screens a range of arts programs including Makers: The Artists, their work, their lives featuring artists in the SJOGHC Collection. Artists on show 24/7 include Brian McKay, Tony Jones, Hans Arkeveld, Jon Tarry and Janis Nedela. Murdoch Linking Gallery: Coupled, Giles Hohnen and Eveline Kotai, until end May. Subiaco Linking Gallery: Judy Cassab 1967 – 2009. Mt Lawley: TBA. Midland: Like Father Like Son, Allon Cook and son Phillip Cook.
SJOG Murdoch, 100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch, SJOG Subiaco, 12 Salvado Rd, Subiaco, SJOG Midland, 1 Clayton St, Midland, SJOG Mt Lawley, corner Ellesmere Rd and Thirlmere Rd, Mt Lawley. Visit www.sjog.org.au/about-us/arts-and-health
Tresillian Arts Centre
A vibrant community arts centre within the City of Nedlands, offering 4 terms of Adult and School Holiday recreational programs. An extensive range of art, ceramics, language and lifestyle courses. Tresillian Café is open for morning tea and lunch during the Tresillian course term. Exhibitions: Life at Matilda Bay, Peter Campagna and Samitha Patabendige, 7 – 30 April. Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Philippa Hoy, Valerie Glover, Sue Hibbert, Bee Tan and the Printmaker’s Association of WA. Visit Tresillian Arts Centre today – 40 years promoting the Arts in WA. For further information please contact Coordinator oordinator – Lisa Macfarlane Reid.
Wanneroo Gallery boasts a diverse program of annual exhibitions, exploring and celebrating imagination, creativity and Wanneroo’s unique cultural heritage. The Gallery is housed in the state of the art cultural hub, the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, alongside the Wanneroo Regional Museum & Community History Centre.
For more information, education, school and community bookings, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery
Open Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm during exhibitions. 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Ph: 9405 5903 www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery
ArtGeo Cultural Complex
ArtGeo is a creative hub for the visual and performing arts housed in heritage-listed buildings close to Busselton foreshore. The precinct includes artists’ studios, craft workshops, a repertory theatre, café and ArtGeo Gallery.
Open daily 10am – 4pm. 4 – 7 Queen Street, Busselton. Ph: (08) 9751 4651
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
The premier public art gallery in the South West of WA offers a diverse and stimulating programme of exhibitions from national, state and regional sources. Extensive range of public programmes, events, classes and workshops.
Elisa Markes Young: Saudade, to 11 April.
Helena Sahm, Building Happiness, to 18 April.
Bunbury Biennale: He/She/They, 6 March – 7 June.
Collie Art Gallery
Opened in 2015, includes 150 sq metres of gallery space, a 50 sq metres studio, storage and working space, designed to host exhibitions of national and international significance. It is the first time a purpose-built A-class public art gallery had opened in WA since the Art Gallery of WA in the 1970s.
The Lester Prize for Portraiture, 19 March – 2 May.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
Opened in 1984 as the first regional A class venue in WA. Hosting an annual schedule of some 20 exhibitions across two floors and in multiple gallery spaces, it features national, state and regional contemporary exhibitions.
13 March – 18 April: Sea Sings, Wings Realm, Martin King, Jo Darvall and Bethwyn Porter large-scale prints, artworks on paper and installation.
The Wind and the Ocean, Siné MacPherson renders into oil paintings on canvas the visual systems and graphic phenomena concerning weather in various guises.
Holmes à Court Gallery @ Vasse Felix
♦ The Rose, 1927, by Thea Proctor. Copyright of the Artists Estate and Copyright Agency, 2021.
Intimacy, globally, 2020 was the year physical proximity was looked upon with fear and suspicion, the year that bodies, all bodies, were perceived as harbingers of disease. Intimacy acts as a reminder of the value of others, of caring and celebration in a world where intimacy is so easily endangered. Artists: Rick Amor, Hans Arkeveld, Merrick Belyea, Josl Bergner, William Boissevain, Charles Conder, Robert Dickerson, William Dobell, David Downs, Russell Drysdale, Emanuel Fox, Anne Marie Graham, Guy Grey Smith, Paddy Jaminji, James Linton, Francis Lymburner, Mary McLean, Alexander Nganjmirra, John Oldham, Margaret Priest, Thea Proctor and Peter Skipper, to 16 May.
Open daily 10am-5pm Closed public holidays. Vasse Felix, Cnr Tom Cullity Drive and Caves Road, Cowaramup. Ph: (08) 6217 2640. www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au
Pemberton Arts Group
Established in 2004, PAG aims to create a collaborative arts culture, supporting our members and the wider community, and providing arts opportunities through regular art sessions, workshops and three annual exhibitions. Entry form for our annual exhibitions: Pemberton Art Prize on show until 18 April and Sculpture in the Vines 2021 on show 16 – 26 April at Pemberley of Pemberton – showcasing 2D and 3D works by South West and WA artists.