Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

The Lester Prize, $105,000 in prizes including the $50,000 Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture. Works by 40 finalists selected from more than 700 entries received from artists across Australia, 1 Oct – 14 Nov.

Collective Ground, Yamaji/Noongar curator Tui Raven has brought together works from First Nations artists across Western Australia in Collective Ground – the first exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works acquired through AGWA’s COVID-19 stimulus package, to 23 Oct.

Media Space 1981-1986, documents the multi-disciplinary projects undertaken by Perth-based art collective Media-Space across its life-span, 1981-1986. Curated by Julian Goddard, to 20 Nov.

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.

Encounters, a lifetime collection of books hiding underlined quotes, tagged images and dog-eared pages continues the legacy of Mandurah artist Dorothy Newland. This intimate exhibition of conceptually driven artworks is inspired by fresh encounters with the Dorothy Newland Library, 24 Sept – 23 Oct.

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 23 October: A Gentle Misinterpretation: Australian Artists and Chinoiserie will transform FAC’s gallery spaces into an opulent, sensual and comedic exploration of one of Western culture’s most fascinating aesthetic curiosities. Curated by Andrew Nicholls, ‘Chinoiserie’ is the Western appropriation of Asian aesthetics. 

Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming is an exciting cross-cultural collaboration between Warnman artist Desmond Taylor and Boorloo-based textiles practitioner Mariaan Pugh. Taylor and Pugh have worked together to transform Taylor’s Niminjarra paintings, usually seen on canvas or paper, into highly tactile textile works, animating the important Niminjarra Jukurrpa (Dreaming).

Tania Ferrier: Pop Porn, is an acknowledgement of women’s experiences and an investigation into the representation of women in popular pornography of the 1980s. Includes works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection, plus new works.

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.

John Stringer Prize, established in 2015 in honour of internationally acclaimed Australian curator, the late John Stringer (1937-2007). The Prize is a non-acquisitive, annual award aimed at recognising and supporting outstanding Western Australian visual art practice. The six finalists in 2022 are Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Janet Dreamer, Guy Louden and Holly Yoshida who have been commissioned to to create work from which the winning artist will be determined by a secret ballot conducted by Collectors Club members, 7 Oct – 4 Dec.  

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

Kevin Robertson: Paintings 1984-2022, retrospective exhibition. Robertson began his career amid a resurgence of interest in the medium of painting and, more particularly, figurative painting, in Perth and internationally. In the 1980s the artist formed part of a local group known as the ‘Oddfellows’ who worked in the tradition of narrative realism, within the context of postmodernity and its eclectic range of possibilities. Over four decades Robertson’s painting practice has continued to evolve – utilising traditional aspects of the craft; while contemplating the limits of representation, and proposing new ways of visualising the world in all its mystery, 10 Sept – 10 Dec.

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 – 5pm35 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.

Stitched and Bound, presented by the West Australian Quilters Association Inc. This biennial, juried exhibition displays the innovative work of Western Australian textile artists challenging the concept of the ‘quilt’ medium. 45 works have been selected for their skilful combination of traditional and unconventional quilted forms, pushing boundaries and making statements using progressive materials, ideas and techniques, 10 Sept – 5 Nov.

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. 

The Sum of Us, celebrates the work of a group of students brought together by a botanical art course in Perth with artist and fellow student Margaret Oversby, 24 Sep – 26 Feb.

Transpositional, partners in life, artists Hans Arkeveld and Joan Johnson are quite disparate in their work practices and use of materials. Whilst Hans’ figures and materials are classic and solid, Joan’s are contemporary, light and translucent – but both are interlaced with a quirky sense of humour and wry questioning of personal and societal values. Their differences are united in the common usage of an iconic, historically loaded symbol – the wheel. Curated by Judith Hugo, 8 Oct – 26 Feb.

Gallery & Gift Shop open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm, closed Mon – Tue & public holidays. 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring. Ph: 9295 3991  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

To 2 October: Out of Bounds, works for sale at the PICA Salon Vernissage, PICA’s annual donor program.

To companion a companion, new work by Argentinean-Australian artist Fernando do Campo who proposes the human as the companion species to birds. 

28 Oct – 8 Jan: A Puzzlement, by Nathan Beard, who draws on his Australian-Thai heritage, deconstructing characterisations of ‘Thainess’ to consider the role of authenticity and the complex influences of culture, memory and biography on the shaping and structuring of identity, and considers ideas of ‘home’ as experienced and expressed by his late mother, who immigrated to Australia in 1978.

Las Hormigas/The Ants, major solo by Pilar Mata Dupont features new and recent works calling attention to her highly theatrical and cinematic approach to re-interpreting history, bringing to life alternative versions of written and oral histories. Influenced by her background and upbringing in the settler-colonial states of Argentina and Australia, the artist often reflects on her own familial past and its complicated history of traumas, colonial anxiety and border crossings.

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

Claire Beausein, major winner of the $25,000 St John of God Health Care Prize at the 2022 Mandorla Art Award with her winning work, Chalice.

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 will be on display at St John of God Murdoch Hospital until 26 September 2022.

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 4, 17 Oct – 9 Dec, bookings online from 19 Sept. School Holiday courses now open for bookings. Upcoming exhibitions: Tresillian Student & Tutor Exhibition, 30 Sept – 15 Oct, showcasing works from the last 12 months of Tresillian Art Classes. Synergy of Six, 21 Oct – 11 Nov, by Lyn Coward, Teresa Kwok Kroyer, Lynn Male, Fly Olsen, Lynne Walsh and Marilyn West. 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.

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an immersive and finely crafted installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, to 15 Oct.

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. 

10 – 25 Sept as part of Margaret River Open Studios: Geographe ceramicist Georgia Zoric will show a large variety of her current works both 3D sculptures and 2D pieces at the Bond Store, and will also be demonstrating her practice. Barbara Weeks, textile artist and will have a pop up studio in the Courthouse, with both 2D and 3D works on display and will be demonstrating her practice, and works by Jaky Pinnock, mosaic artist, will be on show at ArtGeo. 

.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.

And there was Light…, works from the collection to 13 Nov.

Collaborations, biennial group show by Collaboration WA Inc., with wood artists from across Australia and overseas to 2 Oct.

Compound Eyes, works by Eleanor Davies, Rona Mirtle and Molly Coy, to 23 Oct. 

Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River The Art of Loongkoonan, Loongkoonan (Born c.1910. Nyikina/Australian) was one of Australia’s oldest contemporary artists. Intricate depictions of her homeland in remote Western Australia, to 30 Oct.

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.

Festiv Arty, annual local festival provides an opportunity for locals to showcase their creations. Collie artists and artisans create works in different media and forms, 9 Sept – 9 Oct.

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

10 Oct – 20 Nov: Town Hall 1907-1984, from the City of Greater Geraldton Art Collection and many generous contributors, this exhibition aims to portray the importance of a building at the heart of our community. 

Banksia Ball 50th Anniversary, celebration of Geraldton’s First Sun City – Aboriginal ‘Banksia Ball’ held in 1972, commemorating this important historical occasion. 

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

Monique Tippett: Burnt. Fire is ever present in the Australian environment, especially weighing upon the Australian psyche as the mid-summer sun starts scorching the land. Within bushland, fire has a dual identity as both restorative and destructive. It can destroy life and livelihoods as much as it can create the conditions for new life to emerge. Fire is wielded by Tippet as a creative force. It is used for artworks that reside somewhere between sculpture and painting, as three-dimensional wall works. Burnt brings together a selection of large and small, new and old works, that glow from gold to red and from dark charcoal to snowy ash, 9 Oct – 22 Jan.

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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