Exhibitions

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Michael Jalaru Torres: Jurru, Djugun and Yawaru photographic artist Michael Jalaru Torres explores social history and the political and cultural identities of community members from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with  innovative portraiture and abstracted landscape photography, to 3 July. 

The West Australian Pulse, celebrates 30 years and features 49 works by 2021 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 32 schools across WA, to 24 July. 

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara brings together more than 70 artists and over 190 artworks. A collaboration between Western Australian non-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Aboriginal art centres Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio, and Yinjaa-Barni Art; and independent artists Katie West, Curtis Taylor, and Jill Churnside, to 29 August.

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

Aylward Studios

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

aylward@iinet.net.au   www.tbrianaylwardart.com

Bitches Brew

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.

Open Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 3pm. 62 High Street, Fremantle Ph: 9430 5292. firstframer@gmail.com   instagram:@bitchesbrewfreo

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.

Masterpieces and Little Masterpieces celebrates young and emerging Mandurah artists, to 29 May.

Disregard – Discard, Stephne Sands, Judy Evans, Lyn Nixon, Jill Fryer, Margot Wiburd, Annette Nykiel, 18 June – 17 July.

 Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm, 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989 CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

To 24 July: Revealed, returns in 2022, celebrating the creativity, ambition, and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice here in WA. Dedicated to showing new work and the best emerging WA Aboriginal artists working across remote, regional and metropolitan areas, with over 250 works from 100 artists, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Perth arts lovers to meet artists from all over this vast state, hear rich stories of culture and community, and support the next generation of artists by buying artwork to take home and cherish across paintings, installation, textiles, photography, print, video, weaving and sculpture.

Nih! Yeyi Yorga Waangkiny (Listen! Women Talking Now) features a small but considered collection of works by Nyoongar women, or yorga, each at different stages of their lives and creative careers, as well as those no longer with us. Works by Sharyn Egan, Bella Kelly, Ilona McGuire, Lola McKickett and Laurel Nannup. Free Artist Talk with Sharyn Egan, Ilona McGuire, and Lola McKickett, facilitated by curator Yabini Kickett, 11am – 12pm Sat 14 May.

Open daily 10am – 5pm. Free admission. 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle Ph: 9432 9555 . fac@fremantle.wa.gov.au  www.fac.org.au

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.

Open 12pm – 4pm Fri – Sun. Unit 2, J Shed, Arthur Head, Fleet St, Fremantle. Gallery Manager Ph 0448 793 841 info@gregjamessculpture.com www.gregjamessculpture.com

John Curtin Gallery

Lindy Lee in front of The Life of Stars, 2018, installation view, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, image courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, and UAP,.© the artist. Photo Saul Steed. 

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One of WA’s major public art galleries and 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 our time through exhibitions, events and public programs.

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop, Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee uses a spectacular array processes which include flinging molten bronze, burning paper and allowing the rain to transform surfaces, to explore the connections between art, cultural authenticity and the cosmos. Key influences are the philosophies of Daoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism, which explore the connections between humanity and nature. She has been commissioned to produce a major work for the National Gallery’s 40th anniversary. Curated by former Museum of Art Australia Director Elizabeth Ann McGregor OBE, supported by Associate Curator Megan Robson, the exhibition includes key works across Lee’s extensive career, 3 June – 28 August.

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. Gallery@curtin.edu.au jcg.curtin.edu.au Facebook.com/johncurtingallery Instagram:@johncurtingallery

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Sustaining the art of practice, there are countless intangible networks of supporters, communities and friendships that sustain a creative practice. This project draws on works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art to reveal these connective threads via the exhibition, publication, website and associated programs, 25 June – 20 August.

From the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art: the work of respected Australian artist, Susan Norrie. Norrie’s dark and weighty paintings are placed directly opposite a chronological run of portraits from the collection, to 10 Dec.

Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm. CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 25 JUNE. 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 16 July: Upper Reach, by Antony Muia, developed during an artist residency at Midland Junction Arts Centre, this body of work is inspired by the unique flora and fauna found in Perth’s eastern suburbs and hills. Muia explores a synergy between figuration and the natural world and considers the history and traditions of the printmaking genre, including its strong ties to illustration and storytelling. 

Quiddity, resented by DADAA, means the true nature of a thing or its essence. Featuring artists who work out of DADAA’s studios in Midland, Lancelin, and Fremantle, Quiddity explores different ideas of portraiture, beyond simply depicting their subject’s likeness, instead aiming to capture the essence of their subject using a variety of mediums.

Open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm. Closed outside of exhibitions and advertised events, closed 18 Dec – 12 Jan. 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland. Ph: 9250 8062. www.midlandjunctionartscentre.com.au

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. 

Country Connections, 2022 Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition features artists with a continuing connection to Mundaring and its Country, and cultural relationships to and about the natural world. Selected works reflect and explore materials, themes, and cultural relationships to and about the natural world. Curated by Sharyn Egan and André Lipscombe, to 19 June.

Extricate, through transformative processes, a group of emerging artists take the printmaking craft beyond tradition, 2 July – 11 Sept.

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

Hatched National Graduate Show 2022, the work of leading emerging artists recently graduated from art schools across the nation. Since establishing Hatched in 1992 PICA has worked with generations of makers and watched many of them establish themselves as leading artists with enduring practices. Selected by a panel of national and international artists and curators, the artists present a tantalising glimpse into the diverse and exciting practices of arts graduates in Australia, whose unique visions of the future are both urgent and compelling. This year’s panel, who reviewed 61 nominations, consisted of Rohin Kickett (Artist, Perth), Pilar Mata Dupont, (Artist, Rotterdam), Llewellyn Milhouse (Exhibition Production Designer, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane), and Talia Smith (Artist and Curator, Sydney). The 25 artists selected for the only national graduate exhibition in the country will join some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists as Hatched alumni. Now entering its third decade, Hatched is an exciting signifier of future arts practice, 14 May – 17 July.

Open: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm. Perth Cultural Centre, James Street. Northbridge. Ph: 9228 6300. www.pica.org.au

St John of God Health Care Art Collection

Works by Pauline Moran at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

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.

To end June: Murdoch Linking Gallery: Featuring Jeremy Kirwan-Ward and David Dare Parker. Subiaco Linking Gallery: Ngala Wongga (come talk) by Martine Perret, Pauline Moran: Mission Stories. 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. We offer an extensive range of Art, ceramics, language and lifestyle courses. At the heart of the Centre is the Tresillian Café, open for morning tea and lunch during the Tresillian course term. Term 2, 2 May – 24 June; Term 3, 25 July – 16 September. Upcoming exhibitions: Abandoned Houses in Australia, by Mark Roethlisberger, 6 – 27 May. Time Will Tell, by Stephanie Boyle 3 – 24 June. Emerge Youth Art Awards, 25 July – 19 August. Entries close 15 July: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/875330  

Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Pip Hoy, Valerie Glover, Sue Hibbert, Bee Tan and PAWA. Visit Tresillian Arts Centre today – 40 years promoting the Arts in WA. 

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. 21 Tyrell St, Nedlands. Ph: 9389 1977. Email  tresillian@nedlands.wa.gov.au Visit www.tresillianartscentre.wa.gov.au

Wanneroo Gallery

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.

Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank, reflects on the life of Anne Frank from her birth in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 to her death in Bergen-Belsen in 1945. Produced by the Anne Frank Australia Exhibition board in conjunction with Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, the exhibition has been a global success since its launch in 2015, to 5 August. 

Open Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm. 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Ph: 9405 5903 www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery

Regional galleries

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.

Between Worlds, by Kirralea Birch, a West Australian photographic artist pursuing the liminal space between reality and dreams, to 24 May.

Open daily 10am – 4pm. 4 – 7 Queen Street, Busselton. Ph: (08) 9751 4651   

artgeo@artgeo.com.au www.artgeo.com.au

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.

South West Art Now, to 15 May.

Ever Evers: Of Other Loves and Landscapes, by Jenny Potts Barr, to 6 June.

Just Flags, by John Collis, to 12 June. 

Museum of Loss, Rizzy, Susan Flavell, Lara Rose, Olga Cironis, Gemma Ben-Ary and Stephen Genovese, to 26 June. 

Open daily 10am – 4pm. Free entry. 64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury. Ph: (08) 9792 7323. gallery@bunbury.wa.gov.au   www.brag.org.au

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.

Argh! What a Mess!, by Elisha McGuckin depicts chaotic and disciplined modern still-life paintings, to 29 May.

A Glimpse of Blackwood River Valley Art, 4 June – 17 July. 

Open Thurs – Mon 10am – 4pm or by appt. 134 Throssell St, Collie. Ph (08) 9734 2921. admin@collieartgallery.org.au www.collieartgallery.org.au

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 May – 26 June: Subject Studio, by Susan Ecker.

Stratigraphy, Art Collective WA artists Merrick Belyea, Sarah Elson, Brad Rimmer, Susan Roux. 

Open Mon 9.30am – 1.30pm, Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 9.30am – 1.30pm, public holidays 9.30am – 1.30pm. 24 Chapman Road, Geraldton Ph: (08) 9956 6750. grag@artgallery.wa.gov.au   artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au

 

Holmes à Court Gallery @ Vasse Felix

Unique States considers the many meanings of ‘unique state.’ It refers to a print making technique, to states of being, to societal and environmental states and to our geographical state. The past three years have launched humanity into ‘unique states’ and Western Australia has become even more of a ‘unique state’ because of its position apart from the rest of Australia and the world. Unique States presents political and environmental realities, as much as flights of fancy, taking viewers through a variety of unique states via the medium of print. Artists: Susanna Castleden, Valdene Diprose, Jo Darvall, Clyde McGill, Harvey Mullen, Perdita Phillips, Sue Starcken, and Elmari Steyn, to 18 Sept.

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. Ask us about entry forms for our annual exhibitions: Pemberton Art Prize  and Sculpture in the Vines at Pemberley of Pemberton – showcasing 2D and 3D works by South West and WA artists.

Ph: 0439 369 702   Email: chairpag@outlook.com or secretarypag@outlook.com    www.pembertonartsgroup.org.au

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