Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

The Cost of Living, explores how understandings and misunderstandings of value shape art and everyday life, to 29 Jan.

Yeahnahnesia, cultural artefacts from the remote island of Yeahnahnesia thanks to the fantastic escapades of Yok & Sheryo. Fuelled by their adventurous spirits, this artist couple have travelled extensively, shaping their world view through diverse cultural experiences and personal encounters, to 26 March.

I have not loved (enough or worked) speaks intimately to each individual, immediately questioning whether you yourself have done enough in work, and in love. From the Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art, to 23 April.       

Between Us, by Michaela Gleave sees beams of light pulse Morse code up into the night sky, 3 – 6 March. 

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. 

On display now: St John of God Murdoch Linking Gallery: Narelle Autio – Place in between – the changelings, studies the human body and its relationship with the ocean. Face Speak, photographic works by Anna Zahkala, Petrina Hicks and Christian Thompson, alongside artworks by modernists Judy Cassab and John Perceval. St John of God Subiaco Linking Gallery: Where I was born, the places where we are born and grow are filled with memories, shape our identity and hold special importance. 

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

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.

Wearable Art Mandurah 2023, a unique opportunity to intimately view a curated selection of wearable art and fully appreciate the individual choice of materials, technical skill and imagination that make these garments so extraordinary, 18 Feb – 2 April. 

Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm, closed to 18 Feb, 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989 CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

To 22 Jan: Still Watching: Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Embracing both the magical thinking of childhood and the pragmatism of raising a young family in a rural environment, the two articulate a personal lore, voicing their relationships with other creatures of the world. 

Backtrack: Katie Breckon, Aotearoa-born, West Kimberley-based artist, explores the transient and transformative notion of home, questioning one’s place in the natural world. 

A gift and a Shadow: Sally Bower, offers up both the questions and answers to scenarios the artist has observed and imagined, and works between playful, surreal and absurd.                    

Other Horizons, celebrating the works of First Nations women and women of colour Other Horizons is comprised of three independent artist projects from Atong Atem, Hayley Millar Baker and Jasmine Togo-Brisby. It offers consideration and nuance to discussions around sovereignty, the colonial adventure, migration, national identity and belonging in contemporary Australia, 4 Feb – 23 April.

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.

However vast the darkness… brings together work from nine artists in celebration of John Curtin Gallery’s 25-year partnership with Perth Festival. Bow Echo by Afghani artist Aziz Hazara confronts the viewer with young boys from Kabul, desperately struggling to announce the urgency of their community’s plight. Lisa Reihana’s (Aotearoa New Zealand) in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is the acclaimed project from the 2017 Venice Biennale that interrogates the impact of Empire building upon the peoples of the Pacific. Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen all feature in OCCURRENT AFFAIR as First Nations artists from the Brisbane-based artist collective proppaNOW. 

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

Black Sky asserts sovereign visions of blackness,  from the deep wounds of mining up to the expanses of the night sky. Far from neutral backdrops, skies are spaces that hold life and story, incite creation and dreams and witness political action and environmental destruction. The exhibition traverses unlikely spaces of resistance and cultural continuation – from creation stories across horizon lines, to ambiances of the night club, to the atmospheric effects of mining, to creatures of flight, to the black of the Aboriginal flag as a symbol of sovereign solidarities across skies. Black Sky is an unending, eternal horizon of Indigenous life. Includes works by Tennant Creek Brio, Michael Bonner and Yinhawangka traditional owners. Presented in conjunction with  the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art with major works from Julie Dowling and Tracey Moffatt, which position the sky and horizon in relation to human figures.

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.

Tracing Gondwana sees printmakers Monika Lukowska and Nikki Green and writer Reneé Pettitt-Schipp partner with Gondwana Link to explore the cultural and ecological significance of WA’s internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Green layers the possibilities of printmaking – drawing, carving, stamping, and cutting away, Lukowska is drawn to million-year-old rocks, granites, stromatolites, and dramatic coastal landscapes formed during the collision of continental masses, while Pettitt-Schipp’s poems seek to explore the tensions and contradictions in what it means to be a seventh generation white West Australian living in the shadow of a complex colonial history, 18 Jan – 18 Feb.

Open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm, closed to 31 Jan. 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, to 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, to 26 Feb.

Gallery & Gift Shop open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm, closed Mon – Tue & public holidays, closed to 31 Jan. 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring. Ph: 9295 3991  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Rosa Barba: Emanations, in her first solo exhibition in Australia, Rosa presents a selection of works from the past decade, including 16mm and 35mm film, sculpture, installation, and text-based works. Situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, Rosa’s film works examine the relationship between historical record, anecdote and filmic representation to create spaces of memory and uncertainty, more closely resembling myth than the reality they represent, 24 Feb – 23 April. 

 Robert Andrew: Held Within a Word, kinetic installations combine programmable technologies with natural materials such as wood, stone, ochres, and soil. A descendant of the Yawuru people in the Broome region of the Kimberley, Andrew’s installations are expressions of experiences deeply rooted in his own family’s history and his ongoing recovery of knowledge about his family and identity. In this new installation for PICA, he treats the walls of the gallery as a writing surface,with suspended objects moving to create an ever-evolving ‘landscape,’ 10 Feb – 23 April. 

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

Tresillian Arts Centre

Tresillian Arts Centre is 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 1 2023, 6 Feb – 31 March. 

Summer exhibition: Dances with Whales and Swimming with Veils, solo exhibition by printmaker Rhonda Breen, 10 Feb – 3 March. Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Pip Hoy, Valerie Glover, Narelle Higson, 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.

Ink in the Lines – An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition, tattoos inscribed on skin form the identity of veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are. Hear the stories behind the tattoos featuring Australia’s modern veterans and their families, who through their tattoos commemorate the people, events and experiences which shaped their lives, to 14 Jan.

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. 

Birdbrain, Simon Harrison, Sally Edmonds and Mark Dalton delve into bird life, to 17 Jan.

Solo Sarah Malone, a multi-disciplined artist with a refined practice in painting and photography, 19 Jan – 21 Feb.

Solo Graeme Pages-Oliver, a retired arts educator, Pages-Oliver made a pact with himself to complete one drawing a week for a year. This is the first time all 52 pieces have been shown together, 23 Feb – 28 March.

.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.

In Place Group Exhibition, Sue Dennis, Yvonne Dorricot, Molly Coy, Carol Farmer, Christine Latham, Jeanette Trainer and Lianne Jay, to 15 Jan.

A Colourful Life, works by Robyn Bischoff, to 26 Feb.

Epic Works: Selected by the Director from the Lloyd and Liz Horn Collection, to 6 March.

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.

The Visitors, a powerfully evocative exhibition by long time Alice Springs-based artist Franca Barraclough, to 22 Jan. 

Awakening Enchantress Connections through Quantum Entanglement, by Fiona McKenzie, Sally O’Keeffe, David Shoosmith and Emily Calderbank, 28 Jan – 26 Feb. 

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

3 Feb – 12 March: The Visitors, a powerfully evocative exhibition by long time Alice Springs-based artist Franca Barraclough. 

Ink in the Lines, an Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition. Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves.

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

Emergences is part of the state-wide Open Borders Project. It includes 15 unique, interconnected, exhibitions, films and performances created by artists living across regional WA.

Each of us has a complex network of physical and psychological barricades in our lives. These can be environmental, imposed on us or self-erected. What happens when a barricade falls or is breached? Some may find euphoria in such a collapse. For others, the tension this creates can be crippling. Presented by The Creative Corner and the Holmes à Court Gallery @ Vasse Felix, and coordinated by Christopher Young and Anita Pettit, 29 Jan – 5 March.

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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