Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

The Lester Prize 2021, 40 Finalists and a major prize of $50,000, to 29 Nov.

Freighting Ideas: There were Moments of Transformation, 27 Nov – 6 March.

The View From Here, a celebration of WA art and artists with 230 artists, 360 artworks and 111 new commissions marking the relaunch of AGWA, to 31 January.

Collective Ground, 60 Aboriginal works acquired  through an AGWA Foundation COVID-19 stimulus package, to 14 Nov.

Open daily 10am – 5pm, closed Tuesdays. Closed Christmas Day. Free admission unless otherwise stated. Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall. Ph: 9492 6600 www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

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), to 29 Nov.

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, closed 12pm, 24 Dec – 4 Jan. 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.

We Must Get Together Some Time collective, to 14 Nov.

Tiny Treasures Christmas Artists’ Exhibition, CASM’s annual sale offers you a treasure trove of unique, locally crafted artworks, perfect for that special gift. Purchased items can be gift wrapped and taken on the day, to post, pop under the tree or just keep for yourself! Take your time to browse through the exquisite collection of jewellery, ceramics, paintings, textiles, prints, glass ware, woodwork and sculpture, 29 Nov – 19 Dec. 

Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm, closed 24 Dec – 17 Feb. 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989 CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

Hundreds & Thousands: An Immersive Kids’ Colour Adventure, transforms the galleries and grounds into colour-filled worlds, with vibrant interactive artworks created and displayed specifically for children and families to enjoy. Across a spectrum of colour-themed spaces, Hundreds and Thousands creates a rich sensory experiences for kids of all ages, including kinetic colour machines to explore, giant golden soft sculptures to touch, cool blue optical illusions and mysterious multicoloured dimensions. Follow chromatic trails through artworks, play spaces and all-access activities, created by more than 40 artists. Includes newly commissioned artworks by Rosie Deacon, Sohan Ariel Hayes and Ngamaru Bidu, Phil Gamblen, Rox de Luca and more. An exciting program of kids’ art courses, workshops to be announced, 20 Nov – 23 Jan.

Open daily 10am – 5pm, closed 25 Dec. 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, from 2 Dec to 2 Jan open daily 12 – 4pm, closed 25 Dec. 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 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.

Sense and Sensitivity: Neurodiversity + creativity, the result of a unique multi-disciplinary collaboration between Perth based Simon Phillips and Singapore-based performance artist Dawn-joy Leong, who have partnered to marry a series of stunning photographic landscapes by Phillips with Leong’s poetic soundscapes. It also forms part of a new collaboration between researchers from Curtin’s Centre for Culture and Technology and the Curtin Autism Research Group in a celebration of neurodiverse creativity, 17 Nov – 15 Dec.

John Stringer Prize, works by Merrick Belyea, Theo Constantino, Daniel Kristjansson, Clare McFarlane, Ross Potter and Lea Taylor, 19 Nov – 15 Dec.

Entry Free. Free parking on Sundays. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm. Closed public holidays, closed 16 Dec – 11 Feb. 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, closed 28 Nov – 12 Feb. 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.

Toy Stories brings together artists, hobbyists, regional museums, and community groups in a showcase of contemporary and historic toys handmade in WA from the early 1920s to today, celebrating the imagination and creativity of hobbyist toymakers and professional artists alike – and unstoppable urge to play, 13 Nov – 19 Dec, and 12 Jan – 12 Feb.

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.

To 19 Dec: Tributaries, new body of work by multidisciplinary artist Tineke Van der Eecken explores the fibres of flora, fauna, and human systems. She presents jewellery, small fine metal sculptures, and biological objects formed by corrosion casting, alongside arresting photographic images representing the life and death thrum of fragile arterial systems.

The Second-Best Time Is Now, MAC Inc. Members Show. “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, but the second-best time is now.” This old proverb is a reminder of the short and long-term benefits of time spent in nature. MAC Inc. members reflect on their relationship to caring for and cultivating the natural environment in this juried exhibition.

Gallery & Gift Shop open Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 11am – 3pm, closed Mondays & public holidays. Galleries closed 19 Dec – 4 Feb, shop closed 24 Dec – 4 Feb. 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring. Ph: 9295 3991  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

To 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, closed 25 – 28 Dec. Perth 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 mid Jan: Coupled, Giles Hohnen and Eveline Kotai, and works by Brad Rimmer. Lester Prize, 26 Jan – March. Subiaco Linking Gallery: Shane Pickett, and Japanese Prints of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries to end Nov. Lester Prize, 9 – 24 Jan. Mt Lawley: New Acquisitions 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 to 10 Dec, Term 1, 2022 7 Feb – 1 April. Bookings for Term 1 2022 open on 13 December. January School Holiday program runs 10 – 21 January – workshops for 5 -16 yrs. Book online from 22 November. Exhibitions: Finding Ess by Pip Hoy to 12 Nov. House Boat by Elmari Steyn & Shelley Cowper 15 Nov – 10 Dec. 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, closed 18 Dec – 3 Jan. 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, to 15 Jan.

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

Open Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm, closed 9 Dec – 4 Jan. 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.

Busselton Art Award, 3 Dec – 30 Jan.

Open daily 10am – 4pm, closed Christmas Day. 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.

Oblivion. Ruth Halbert, Elisa Markes-Young and Katharina Neister, to 21 Nov.

Iluka Visions, works from schools in the SW, to 21 Nov.

Pauline Moran: Mission Stories, to 16 Jan.

Craftable, collaboration between Bunbury Studio Potters

and Bunbury Weavers for the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, to 5 Dec.

Open daily 10am – 4pm, closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan. 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.

Susan Ecker Subject: Studio, to Ecker the studio is a place of the mind, deeply intuitive to the nature of painting and, more broadly, any creative work, to 5 Dec.

Legacy, a collaboration between 10 artists from the Great Southern region and Northwest USA exploring what we leave behind, 10 Dec – 23 Jan.  

Open Thurs – Mon 10am – 4pm or by appt, closed 25 Dec. 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

Midwest Art Prize, includes the $20,000 City of Greater

Geraldton Overall Acquisitive Award for Excellence, 27 Nov – 30 Jan.

Open Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 9.30am – 1.30pm, closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan. 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.

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, to 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

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