Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

TIME RONE, a multi-sensory installation excavating meaning from the everyday, projects onto a grand scale the lifelong search for beauty in decay. Following a sell-out season in Melbourne, is now showing in AGWA’s Centenary Galleries, featuring expanded staging and a new room, exclusive to Perth, to 30 Sept. 

Look, look. Anna Park, her first museum exhibition outside the United States is a new body of her signature large-scale black and white drawings that feverishly capture the spirit of contemporary life, to 8 Sept.

The West Australian Pulse 2024, WA’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in, to 6 Oct.  

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

Arts and Health at St John of God Health Care

Art creates welcoming, healing and stimulating environments. At St John of God Health Care incorporating the arts into the design of our spaces and patient care models is one of the ways we enrich patient wellbeing. We strive to be a leader in the Arts and Health field with all of our initiatives informed by research and best practice models. Our arts and health programs range from therapeutic delivery by allied health clinicians, performing arts and participatory engagement, to exhibiting and sharing our collection of Australian artwork. Our contemporary art collection features over 1000 works shared across our health care network.

The Mandorla Art Award is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. The biannual award has attracted some of the country’s finest artists since its inception in 1985. See the 2024 award finalists in touring exhibitions at: St John of God Subiaco Clinic Gallery and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital Ground Floor Gallery to 28 August 2024 and St John of God Murdoch Hospital Linking Gallery: 30 August – 12 November.

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

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 and Jacqueline 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

City of Perth Council House Gallery

250 square metre space on the ground floor of one of Australia’s finest modernist buildings, Council House, with a lively program of exhibitions not to be missed.

In honour of NAIDOC Week the City of Perth is proud to present an exhibition celebrating this year’s powerful theme Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. The theme is a call to honour the enduring strength, resilience, and vibrant cultures of our First Nations people. The exhibition showcases some profound works from Aboriginal artists who embody these qualities through their creative expressions. Features contributions from renowned Indigenous artists such as Lin Onus, Gordon Bennett. Julie Gough, Lance Chadd, Curtis Taylor, Christopher Pease, Sandra Hill, Julie Dowling, Shane Pickett, Laurel Nannup, Irwin Lewis, Ben Pushman, John Prince Siddon, Tyrown Waigana and more, to 2 August.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm . Closed weekends and public holidays. 27-29 St Georges Terrace, Perth. www.perth.wa.gov.au

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.

TODAY/TOMORROW Emerging Graduate Artists, discover WA’s emerging contemporary visual artists through the curation of selected artworks from the 2023 tertiary graduate exhibitions of Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus and North Metro TAFE, 20 July – 18 Aug. Exhibition Opening: Friday 21 July, 2pm. Artists Talks: Sunday 4 and 18 Aug, 11am.

Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm. 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph:95503989. CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

To 4 Aug: 2024 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA). The exhibition celebrates the diversity, talent and passion of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice in Western Australia. Known for championing new and emerging First Nations artists, in 2024 there are 42 artists featured in Revealed – the highest number in the exhibition since its inception.

Aboveground Belowground, contemporary and historical artworks from the City of Fremantle Art and Civic Collections.

16 Aug – 27 Oct: Artists and artisans from First Nations Australia, India, Indonesia, Iran, South Africa, and Western Australia exhibit new installations of crafted works for IOTA24.

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

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.

IOTA24: With a particular focus on the Indian Ocean Region, this multi-venue festival celebrates stories, old and new, re-acknowledging the innovative role of craft practices in today’s fast evolving technological era, and revealing how craft is integral to enhancing community cohesion, environmental impact and socio-economic improvement, 2 Aug – 29 Sept.

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

 

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.

Stitched & Bound, presented by the Western Australian Quilters Association, to 14 July.

27 July – 25 Aug: Hypervision Sweet, young artists are asked to respond to a theme created by the City of Swan. This year they explore their interpretation of the word ‘Sweet.’

A Home Among the Gum Trees, Sarah and Max Thornton-Smith, two perspectives, and presenting a bonded conversation between works, this time-capsule exhibition by mother and son covers the feelings, emotions and expressions related to the fleeting nature of childhood and the ensuing presence of parenthood, in the Perth hills.

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

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. 

Mélange Underfoot Artists, Nien Schwarz, Annette Nykiel, Holly Story, Jane Donlin, Nandi Chinna, Perdita Phillips and Sharyn Egan. Inspired by the encounter and exchange of deep time, geological forces, and the Anthropocene, Underfoot artists work collaboratively to adapt craft knowledge through the practice of slow-making. During their residency, witness the transformation from white box gallery to an experiential space of conversations and exchange for their IOTA24 exhibition, 20 July – 29 Sept.   

Gallery and gift shop open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 11am – 3pm, closed public holidays. 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring. Ph: 9295 3991   

www.mundaringartscentre.com.au

Tresillian Arts Centre

Tresillian Arts Centre

is a vibrant community arts centre within the City of Nedlands, offering 4 terms of Adult, After School and School Holiday programs. Extensive range of art, ceramics, language and lifestyle courses. At the heart of the Centre is Tyrell’s Café, open Mon – Fri 8.30 – 3.30pm during the course term. IOTA24 events: 28 Aug: Art lecture with Prof Richard Read; 23 Aug – 13 Sept: Exhibition and Artists Talks with IOTA24 featured artist Leanne Bray; Assorted courses teaching craft skills related to IOTA24. Term 3 runs from 22 July – 13 Sept. Entries open until 12 July for Emerge Youth Art Awards, for WA artists aged 12 – 25 years. Entry information: www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/emerge Exhibitions: Emerge Youth Art Awards 2024, 20 July – 16 Aug. Adorn, Leanne Bray Solo exhibition – part of the IOTA24 program of events 23 Aug – 13 Sept. Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Annemieke Mulders, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Pip Hoy, Valerie Glover, Bee KC Tan. 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

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

A community initiative for arts, culture and creativity, serving the Town of Victoria Park since 1994. VPCA encourages, and promotes local arts and cultural activities for established and emerging artists, and includes the Kent Street Gallery.

Main Gallery: Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud, VPCA & Bush Blossom Gallery, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, present our 2024 NAIDOC program. Small affordable paintings have been produced for sale to provide artists with an independent income to keep telling the stories often shared around a campfire,10 – 23 July. Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4.30pm.

Main Gallery: Reflection, by Jane Li, her exquisite art is a fusion of Eastern and Western Fine Art skills. Opening Friday 26 July 5.30pm -7.30pm (all welcome). Exhibition 26 July – 14 Aug. Open; Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues  – Fri 10am – 4.30pm. See the VPCA website for workshops. Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Front Room: Vic Park Young Creators Program, for emerging artists 16 – 24 years. Town of Victoria Park initiative. Exhibition 26 July – 13 Aug. Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Main Gallery: Melanie Sharpham: Paper + Porcelain, first solo, limited edition etched prints, porcelain vessels and installations. Opening Friday 16 Aug 5.30pm-7.30pm (all welcome). Exhibition 16 Aug – 3 Sept. Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4.30pm.

Front Room: Annette Wiguna – Botanical Print Collective, large-scale collaborative work. IOTA24 program. Exhibition 15 – 25 August. Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4.30pm.

Front Room: Lea Taylor: My Littles 365 Project, 100% of sales support Zonta House Women’s Refuge for victims of domestic violence. Exhibition 26 Aug – 3 Sept.

Open Mon: 10am – 2:30 pm, Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm. 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park. Ph 6454 1803 vicparkarts.org.au  www.facebook.com/kentstreetgallery www.instagram.com/kentstreetgallery 

Regional galleries

 

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 (SWAN): A New Constellation, the long running review of art in the South West, to 21 July. 

Iluka Visions, works by students in years 7 to 12 from high schools across the South West region, 10 Aug – 27 Oct.

Blooming Art 24, members of the Bunbury Flower Designers Club exhibit work in various categories, 15 – 18 Aug.

IOTA24 20 Aug – 27 Oct: Madoda Fani, Fani’s works are a contemporary evolution of the traditional ceramics indigenous to Southern Africa. Jillian Green: The Upholstered Donkey, born out of the need to protect her donkeys from harsh weather, Jillian Green began weaving with wool, creating shapes of shelter, rugs, and coats that evolved into a soft geometry of occasionally figurative language.

Some like it hot, works by much-lauded Northern Territory-based artists Therese Ritchie and Franck Gohier, well known for their satirical work combining wit and humour with astute social observation, 31 Aug – 10 Nov.

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.

Art with the Stars, creative artistry from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Western Australia, to 4 Aug.

Figures and Shadows, by Emi Ninoseki, winner of the 2023 Collie Art Prize, exhibiting woodcut prints 10 Aug – 8 Sept.

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

6 July – 1 September: A Matter of Making – Marianne Penberthy, this retrospective exhibition surveys works created from 1994 to the present – from Caloundra to the Midwest. “Over this time, I have nurtured my practice of making as a form of restoration.” 

Feline Good. Howabout Body Shots? by Bruno Booth, a touring exhibition from Art on the Move, brings together two major works by Bruno Booth, offering insight into the multidisciplinary practice of a significant Western Australian artist.

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

Collection Focus #3, Stillness, presents rarely or never before seen artworks from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Focused on the objects of everyday life, inviting the viewer to take a pause away from the bustle of the outside world to focus in on the quietude of inanimate objects and interior domestic space. Across the span of three centuries, the selected artworks present still life painting, images of domestic items, indoor spaces, as well as abstract interpretations of the psychology of domestic space. Artists: Jordan Andreotta, Su Baker, Ray Beattie, Portia Bennett, Wendy Castleden, Donald Friend, Tom Gibbons, William Gould, Richard Gunning, Jennifer Higgie, Giles Hohnen, Jill Kempson, Cyril Lander, A. Lutz, Ron Nyisztor, William Riley, Trevor Richards, Guy Grey Smith, Helen Taylor, Judith Van Heeren, David Watt, to 25 August. 

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

Gallery space for hire

City of Melville

Weekender Art Shows at Canning Bridge Community Space supports artists to exhibit and sell their work. Available to all artists from amateur to emerging and professional, these three day bookings with professional hanging assistance are perfect for artists who may not wish to commit to a full-scale exhibition in an established gallery space.

For more information visit www.melvillecity.com.au/weekenders or email arts.melville@melville.wa.gov.au

Canning Bridge Community Space, 63 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant

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