Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Pulse Perspectives, selected works by Western Australia’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly show, gaging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in, to 27 Sept.

The Lester Prize 2021, 40 Finalists selected from over 750 entrants for a prize pool of over $100,000 for portraiture, including the major prize of $50,000, 16 Oct – 29 Nov.

During AGWA’s redevelopment, entry is via Beaufort Street.

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

Mandurah 9×5 Art Prize, to 17 Sept.

Plein Air Down Under Feature Artist Exhibition, works by internationally acclaimed artists Herman Pekel (Vic), Lyn Diefenbach (Qld), Leon Holmes (WA), Sue Hibbert (WA) and Val Brooks (WA), 10 Sept – 10 Oct. Outdoor painting festival 25 – 27 Sept.

Ability Arts “Happy.” by the Mandurah based Ability Arts artists is sure to make you smile. Includes ceramics, mosaics and paintings, 15 – 29 Oct.

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

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.

Ambient: Environmental Art of the Peel Region features conceptually driven artworks exploring the role art plays in raising awareness of environmental issues. Coincides with the Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference in Mandurah during September 2021, to 3 Oct.

Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: We Must Get Together Sometime practices slow-making, through active and passionate long-term creative engagements with non-urban places and non-urban worlds. Multi-venue exhibition in Mandurah (CASM and MANPAC), 17 Oct – 29 Nov.

Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm. 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989 

CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

18 Sept – 7 Nov: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday, Indian Ocean Craft Triennial’s inaugural exhibition presents the work of 37 artists across two venues: Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery. From the exquisitely detailed textiles and embroidery works of Jakkai Siributr (Thailand) to the painted carpentry of Ishan Khosla (India) and his team of artisans, the exhibition showcases strikingly modern installations and stories of our time firmly planted in craft traditions. Exhibiting Artists: Sharyn Egan (WA); Sarah Elson (WA); Audrey Fernandes-Satar and Arif Satar (WA); Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya); Ishan Khosla (India); Jason Lim (Singapore); Darrell Sibosado (WA); Garry Sibosado (WA); Jakkai Siributr (Thailand); Wuthigrai Siriphon (Thailand); Thania Petersen (South Africa); Susie Vickery (WA); Liz Williamson (NSW).

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

  Cows, 2021, ceramic, variable. 53 works total, each between 12” x 10” and 8” x 6.” by Uday Singh (India). Photo Sue-Lyn Moyle. Image courtesy of John Curtin Gallery.

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.

Co-presenting the central international exhibition with Fremantle Arts Centre for the new festival of contemporary craft, Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA21): Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday. Artists in the exhibition are guided by principles of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, collaboration and economic improvement. Blending traditional practice with contemporary materials they explore themes such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture. Includes ceramics, fibre and textiles, weaving and painting from India, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and WA, 10 Sept – 31 Oct.

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

To 27 Nov: Feeling Abstract? Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950–1990, key examples of Australian abstraction of the twentieth century, including works of gestural abstraction from the 1950s, hard-edge painting from the 1960s, and from the revival of expressive painting in the late-1970s and 1980s.

Matter, works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Works of grit, weight and significance, this exhibition focuses upon materials and materiality. Works by Lisa Wolfgramm, Carol Rudyard, Susan Norrie, Amanda Davies and Julie Dowling; ceramics by Joan Campbell, the Hermannsburg Potters Group and Toni Warburton; textiles by Eveline Kotai and Rhonda and Susannah Hamlyn; installation works by Michele Nikou and Sarah Goffman and more.

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.

HOLD, curated by Leanne Bray pays homage to functional basketry and the purposeful application of craft skills. It celebrates the domestic intent of baskets and the unique artistry behind them, capturing the spirit of their maker. Brings together contemporary makers and examples of historical basketry to commemorate this artform, combining cultures, geographies, time periods, and communities, to 30 Oct.

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.

To 31 Oct: Finders Keepers, by Nalda Searles, a crucial figure in the development of contemporary fibre sculpture in Australia over four decades. Previous and new works as part of the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, demonstrates Searles’ role as the instigator of an innovative art movement utilising Australian plant fibre and found objects. Curated by Sandra Murray.

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 10 Oct: Love in Bright Landscapes, artists living, working, hailing from, or passing through Perth and Los Angeles. Curated by Annika Kristensen.

I don’t see colour, Salote Tawale, explores the inherent conflict of being a Fijian Australian.

22 Oct – 9 Jan: Sky Cave, part of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, Amy Perejuan-Capone presents a new body of work including sculpture, video and installation, using the dramatic height of the gallery for the presentation of historical hang gliders, and continues her excavations of the family archives documenting an ever-present pursuit of flight. Recent projects have developed through collaboration with her father, an amateur aviator for nearly 50 years.

Coming Home, solo exhibition presenting a new body of work by Alex Martinis Roe, along with her film Bliss Techniques (2018). Through film, animation, diagrams, and archival material, she explores the legacy of the kinship practices of the Australian Women’s Liberation and Gay & Lesbian Liberation movements in a small community in Adelaide,  called JAFL – the Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists.

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


St John of God Health Care Art Collection

The Yoroi Ferry (Koami-cho), (detail) number 46 from the series, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei), by Ando HIROSHIGE 1797-1858, published by Uoei in 1857.

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 to end Oct: Coupled, Giles Hohnen and Eveline Kotai, and works by Brad Rimmer. Subiaco Linking Gallery: Shane Pickett to end Oct, and Japanese Prints of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries to end Nov. Mt Lawley: Fra Angelica Catholic Art Youth Exhibition to mid October. 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 4 2021 runs 18 Oct – 10 Dec.  Bookings online from 20 September. Spring School Holiday program runs 28 Sept – 8 Oct with workshops for 5 -16 year olds. Exhibitions: Tresillian Student& Tutor Exhibition, works from the past 12 months, 1 Oct – 17 Oct. Finding Ess, by Pip Hoy   18 Oct – 12 Nov. Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Philippa 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.

Converging Currents, embedded within the statewide Indian Ocean Craft Triennial and bound by the rituals of the everyday. Includes basketry, ceramics, fibre and textiles, jewellery and metalsmithing, paper and woodcraft, 27 Oct – 15 Jan.

For more information, education, school and community bookings, visit  www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery

Open Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm during exhibitions. 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.

Kaleidoscope, by Jane Stone, to 10 Oct.

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.

Iluka Visions 2021, BRAG’s annual High School Exhibition showcasing the depth of talent and creativity in the visual arts across schools of the South West. Thanks to the support of Iluka Resources, each year BRAG is able to present the best artworks created by students across the region, professionally framed in the Gallery’s premiere exhibition space.

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, an annual arts festival celebrating its 30th year, 10 Sept – 24 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

Playing the Man, Art on the Move touring exhibition. Graham Millar emphasises the absurdity through the use of masquerade, using it as a strategy to question ingrained ideals of Australian masculinity and to comment on the difficulties of conforming to traditional notions of Austalianness growing up as a person of mixed heritage, to 19 Sept.

Now You See Me: Women Artists from the CGG Collection, to 19 Sept.

Open Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 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

  Cash & Carry, 2021, (detail), Australian topographic maps, pine pallet, reflective sew on fabric tape, printed card by Nien Schwarz.

George Haynes 2020-21: Haynes is a well-established and highly influential Western Australian artist, and has an exquisite mastery of technical challenges in painting. He demonstrates a fine grasp of colour knowledge and perspective theory, to 19 Sept.

Dwelling Rituals focuses on home and the significance of the everyday. Small gestures, repeated actions, daily habits, the materials and objects of home each hold meanings significant to our being in the world. Artists explore the repetitiveness of housework for the sake of harmony; meditate on the dwelling rituals and traditions of past times; on the connection between home and the natural environment and how the home is affected by threats to its environment. Presents artworks from artists across the Southwest, Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia. Indian Ocean Craft Triennial event, 26 Sept – 30 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

Lost Eden Creative

58 McLarty St, Dwellingup

Tania Spencer workshop  Sunday 22 August at Lost Eden Creative, 11am to 1.30pm. Cost only $25 and all materials provided: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tania-spencers-working-with-wire-workshop-tickets-166901429669?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

Katrina Virgona workshop: Midland Junction Arts Centre Saturday 4 September 11am to 1.30pm. Cost only $25 and all materials provided: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/felted-brooches-rings-things-workshop-with-wa-artist-katrina-virgona-tickets-167072246587

This exhibition is presented with the assistance of a Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries Grant.

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