Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day, Perth Festival event. Brings together the largest ever ensemble of collected glass and mixed-media works in Australia from internationally recognised Kokatha and Nukunu artist, to 19 May. 

Death Metal Summer: Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton brings together more than 140 photographs by two of our era’s most vital artists. Shooting with film and employing an off-the-cuff street-style manner, the artists respond to the chaotic intensity and impossible beauty and sadness of life in a manner that seems that there is always something at stake, to 21 April. 

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.

Revere Reflect and Regenerate, brings together old and new artwork from the SJOGHC Art collection, curated in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of St John of God Murdoch. Includes works by Brian McKay, alongside works by: Narelle Autio, Lydia Balbal, Dapeng Liu, Rina Franz, Stephen Pleban, Bundit Puangthong, Brad Rimmer, Djakangu Yunupingu, Regina Wilson, Claire Beausein, Patrick Brown, Petrina Hicks, Ross Potter, Lydia Wegner, Atong Atem, Roy Burrunyula, Rachel Coad, Sammeneh Pourshafighi, Dr Christian Thompson AO and Gosia Wlodarczak, to 15 June.

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.

Howard Taylor: Studies in Light, brings together a selection of rarely-seen artworks by esteemed artist Howard Taylor from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Featuring over 30 artworks from the 1970s and 1980s, it showcases a moment in Western Australian art history when light was captured and wielded with precision and elegance by one of WA’s leading abstract landscape artists, to 15 March.

Another Time Another Perth, part of the City of Perth’s celebrations for the Lotterywest Boorloo Heritage Festival 2024. Exhibition of heritage paintings of the city of Perth capturing the city’s rich history and evolving landscape. The exhibition aims to transport visitors back in time, allowing them to experience Perth through the eyes of artists who have captured the city’s essence over the years and the role that art has played in documenting and preserving its history, 28 March – 3 May.

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.

Sew+ So :: the in-between space, explores the Japanese concept of Ma, described as a pause in time, a gap, interval, or emptiness in space, and features works by Kate Campbell Pope, Helen Coleman, Denise Fisher, Alana Grant, Philomena Hali, Marie Mitchell, Jan Mullen, Annette Nykiel, Deidre Robb, Tania Spencer, Chelsea Turner, Susie Vickery, Jo Wassell, Louise Wells, Martien van Zuilen, to 17 March. 

Masterpieces 2K24 Art Competition, 12 -25 years, and Junior Masterpieces 5 -11 years, 6 April – 12 May.

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

Fremantle Arts Centre

To 28 April: Polarity: Fire & Ice, a Perth Festival event, is an exercise in contemporary truth telling. Through the immersive film and photographic works of artists living in Australia, Canada and the Arctic, it considers the climate catastrophe – from the melting ice caps of the Arctic to devastating summer fires that have become commonplace in Australia. It connects our local decisions to global impacts, and offers poetic, salient and challenging artistic reflections on the climate emergency and our shared futures. Importantly, it considers knowledge held by First Peoples around the world as central to understanding our changing climate and in contributing to solutions founded in care for land and waters.

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

Future Shelter Gallery

West Australian artist, Derek Schapper, handcrafts beautiful timber wall art and 3D botanical and landscape paintings from Western Australia’s unique timbers.

Encompassing Art Deco, Bauhaus and Midcentury Modern, Schapper’s modernist style artworks are now sold in art, furniture and design shops in Berlin, Melbourne and Perth.  

This is his first exhibition in Perth under the curatorship of Future Shelter Gallery’s owner and resident artist, Jane Coffey.

Derek Schapper Modernist Perspectives is at Future Shelter Gallery,

56  Angove Street, North Perth. Open 10 – 3pm from Thursday April 18 to Sunday May 12 Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

www.derekschapperdesign.com.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.

Robert Fielding & Susan Flavell, Perth Festival event. Two exhibitions. While both artists use different methods, lovingly reclaiming detritus to create new forms, they establish harmony between old and new, natural and synthetic. The storytelling processes underpinning each artists’ practice evoke cycles of nature and legends of the Divine, calling us to witness their Gothic road trip between Earth, Moon and Sun, to 14 April.

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

 

Kamilė Gallery

Contemporary art gallery showcasing the work of exceptional established Australian and international artists. Based across two locations at the Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City of Perth.

Kamilė Gallery was acknowledged by VisAbility Australia with an award presented in recognition of providing equal opportunities and access for people with blindness and low vision.

The Construction of Self, by Mel Dare portrays the relationship between the inner self and the outside world, tracing a human landscape where personal narratives, search of identity and time intertwine, to 23 March.

Kamilė Gallery, State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth, open Tues – ll – Vl, 11am – 7pm.

Kamilė Gallery, Cathedral Square, 3 Pier St, Perth, lll – V, 11am – 4pm, Vl 12pm – 4pm. Or by appointment: +61 414 210 209 info@kamilegallery.com www.kamilegallery.com

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.

Re.Collection, curated by Karajarri woman Samara King, explores how archival photography can be a tool to understand and share Indigenous experiences of the past. Invited First Nation artists Dianne Jones, Jarnda Councillor-Barns and Katie West present contemporary photographs, installations, and paintings in a celebration of the endurance of Aboriginal art and culture, and invites audiences to share their stories and engage with an interactive digital installation of archival photographs, sourced from museums across the world, to demonstrate Aboriginal presence across history and disrupt colonial narratives, 16 March – 5 May.

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 21 April: Drawn, Shire of Mundaring Invitational Art Acquisition, features works by George Haynes, Merrick Belyea, Nic Compton and Ric Spencer. 

Tree of Life, Landcare advocate and Herbarium Research Associate, Una Bell, has developed a pictographic language of endemic flora and fauna at particular sites. In this exhibition, she draws on the ancient pictograph of the Tree of Life, with the imagery in her paintings and lino prints becoming species lists that catalogue the ecology of the Darling scarp.

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. We offer an extensive range of Art, ceramics, language and lifestyle courses. At the heart of the Centre is Tyrell’s Café, open Mon – Fri 8.30-3.30, during the Tresillian course term. Term 2 runs 22 Apr – 14 June. Term 2 bookings open 2 April. 

Exhibitions: Inspire, celebrating International Women’s Day, featuring 30 women artists of Tresillian Arts Centre, 8 – 28 March. Unlocked: A Collective, five Abstract artists: Marilyn West, Lynn Male, Fly Olsen, Lyn Coward and Lindy Hall, 19 April – 17 May.

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 to 12 March: Cameron Howard, Video Worlds, paintings appropriating the visual aspects of game-play from role-playing video games (RPG), focusing on the interaction between character and setting. 

Main Gallery & Front room 15 March – 2 April: Perth Italian Painters, budding artists who toured Italy with renowned watercolour artist Sue Hibbert. Exhibiting artists: Lindsay Foster, Yve Gaunt, Pauline Ibbs, Ellisha Majid, Ingrid Rickersey, Robbie Roper, Felicity Simpson and Doris Strahan. Opening Event: 1pm – 4pm, Sunday 17 March (all welcome). Weekend Gallery Hours: 23/24, 30/31 March, 1pm – 4pm.

Main Gallery & Front room 5 – 16 April: Compact, curated by Megan Baker, part of the Town of Victoria Park’s 2024 Arts Season. Works limited in size by 60cm x 60cm x 60cm by: Ben David, Brighde Silver O’Hara, Bryce Olsen, Effie Windberg, Jessica Mcleod, Michael Miocevich, Nazerul Ben-Dzulkefli, Rizzy, Sam Huxtable, Sarah Eve and Sky Edwards. 

Main Gallery & Front room 18 – 30 April: Jila Kujarra -Two Snakes Dreaming, part of the Town of Victoria Park’s 2024 Arts Season. An exciting cross-cultural collaboration between Warnman artist Desmond Taylor and Boorloo-based textiles practitioner Mariaan Pugh.

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 latest iteration of the longest running review of contemporary art practices in the South West of Australia. Using the gallery as a space to align cultural producers in a method akin to creating form out of burning points of light in space, SWAN aims to present an array of contemporary practices that underscore the rich creative constellation here in the South West of Australia. Artists: Amanda Bell, Phillip Berry, Ian Daniell, Anthony Debbo, Kate Debbo, Jenni Doherty, Francesco Geronazzo, Jillian Green, Ruth Halbert, Sarah Hewer, Sandra Hill, Seamus Hughes, Corey Khan, Carly Le Cerf, Elisa Markes-Young, Alex & Nicole Mickle, Paul Moncrieff, Deanna Mosca, Kate Mullen, Chester Nealie, Lori Pensini, Rizzy, Helen Seiver, Louise Tasker, Thommo’s Community Garden, Monique Tippett  and Christopher Young, 16 March – 21 July.

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.

Dreamscapes Down Under by Lorraine Defleur immerses viewers in an unfolding tapestry reflecting Defleur’s constant search for personal coherence and unity. The exhibition expands into vast landscapes, inspired by a past journey deep into the Australian outback, and created from microscopic details, reflecting the shift from microcosms to macrocosms; from deep intricacies and complexities to unified and stable ensembles, to 7 April.  

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

To 14 April: Dancer, From letting loose in the lounge room to enthralling audiences on stage, this exhibition celebrates dance and dancers. Collaboratively curated and choreographed by the National Portrait Gallery together with a group of local dancers.

Some Like it Hot intersects sweat, sex, desire and discord in Darwin, Australia’s hottest and most remote capital city. Works by much lauded Territory based artists Therese Ritchie and Franck Gohier, well known for their satirical work that combines wit and humour with astute social observation. 

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

Drylands considers changes to the Western Australian landscape of the Wheatbelt, Southern and Great Southern regions. It features painterly observations of the land following decades of deforestation, fire regimes, the impacts of climate change, increasing salinity and loss of biodiversity. The artworks picture receding islands of trees, canola fields in full bloom and dry, lone trees and empty scarred landscapes silently mourning the loss of bio and geo-diversity. This exhibition includes artwork from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection and invited artists. Exhibiting artists: Jo Darbyshire, Elizabeth Edmonds, Clare McFarlane, Lindsay Harris, Kate Turner, Tony Windberg, to 28 April.

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 Street, Mount Pleasant

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