Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Yoshitomo Nara: Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can’t, brings together major sculptural works alongside paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography from world-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara from 2011-2022, covering a time in which he has been processing the devastating impact of the Fukushima disaster of 11 March 2011, which saw his hometown region hit by the combined effects of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor breakdown, to 25 June.  

Boodjar: Through the Works of Meeyakba Shane Pickett (1957-2010) showcases a collection of the artist’s works on paper, from the earliest part of his practice in the 80s through to his final years (2007), bringing together a range of works often not exhibited together, allowing the viewer a deeper understanding of his practice. Features a poetic response from Wajarri/Badimaya/Wilunyu (Yamaji Nation) poet and long-time friend of the artist, Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green, to 10 July. 

Star Machine, first solo exhibition in Australia by Al Qasimi, an installation of photography and video featuring key works from 2017 to 2021, to 30 July. 

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. 

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 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

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.

Masterpieces 2K23, – be delighted, challenged and intrigued by this annual art competition and exhibition celebrating the depth of talent of Mandurah’s emerging artists. Look out for practical art workshops leading into the exhibition specifically designed for young creatives, plus Junior Masterpieces at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, to 28 May.

All Consumed, by Elisha McGuckin, a light-hearted perspective exploring the broader world of consumerism, with the intent to draw awareness back to the prevalence of advertising and marketing, 17 June – 16 July. 

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 23 July: Kurunpa Kunpu: Strong Spirit, new works resulting from a multi-year cross-cultural design collaboration between Tanya Singer, Errol Evans (of Maruku Arts) and designer Trent Jansen who spent time in each other’s communities, learning from and about each other’s unique relationships with Country, cultural practices and traditions.

Revealed Exhibition for new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, returns to celebrate the creativity, ambition, and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice here in WA. An ethical avenue for purchasing original art from art centres and independent artists across the state, with 100% of profits returning directly to the participants. 

Hidden Country, beneath the surface of sand and parched landscapes underground rivers and waterways teem with life; blind cave fish, shrimp, and other creatures who have lost their sight through evolution thrive in these aquatic environments, relying on their other senses to navigate and find food over millennia, blending and hiding in plain sight.

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.

Kalyagool Karni-Wangkiny [Telling Truth Always] A Decade of Carrolup commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the return of the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork from Colgate University New York, to Noongar Boodja in Western Australia. For the first time, the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork will be joined with other 1940s Carrolup artworks from public and private collections. The exhibition shares the story and artwork of First Nations Carrolup child artists to generate understanding of the lives and experiences of the Stolen Generations. Curated by Chris Malcolm, Director, John Curtin Gallery, and Kathleen Toomath, Manager Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling and member of the Carrolup Elders Reference Group (CERG), 12 May – 9 July.

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.

What Do You See, first solo exhibition in Australia of new works by Berlin – based artist Ian Shevack. For over 17 years, Shevack has developed his technique, Klecksography, which uses inkblots to create art. He is known for his pioneering contribution to the Solar Art Panel Series, collaborating with Olafur Eliasson. ‘What do You see’ is an investigation of two significant counter notions: order and disorder. The artist invites the viewer to take on a journey of their own subconscious and turn the visual information into a somatic experience of pareidolia (a tendency to impose a meaning on a visual where there is none), to 3 June.

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

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

KANANGOOR / Shimmer considers responses to the landscape – of objects that emerge from a profound engagement with land to others that communicate a sense of dislocation or strangeness.  The exhibition includes works of protest and works of remarkable power, beauty and delicacy, such as the shimmering silk batik fabrics produced by Utopian artists, and Joseph Williams Jungarrayi’s remarkable paintings overlaid upon the mining maps from an abandoned gold mine. Artists include Yaluritja Clarrie Isaacs; Sandra Hill; Christopher Pease; Ben Pushman; Emily Kame Kngwarreye; Tennant Creek Brio artists; Barbara Haddy; Danielle Freakley; Katie Breckon; Bethamy Linton; Jody Quackenbush and the handwritten music scores of composer Meta Overman.  Newly commissioned work includes an immersive sound and light journey by Amanda Bell, 13 May – 19 Aug.

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.

3 June – 8 July: In Focus 2023 explores the relationships, stories and understanding of animals from a lived experience of disability and/or mental illness perspective. Intentions and inspiration vary from a fascination with the natural world to using animals as storytelling avatars. 

Interconnection, an on-going multi-faceted DADAA arts project incorporating workshops and an exhibition program across various regions and spaces in and around the City of Swan. For this exhibition, stories collected from community members have been interpreted through multidisciplinary artworks by artists working out of DADAA Midland studios.

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. 

20 May – 16 July: Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, artists Shelley Cowper, Haya Hagit Cohen and Elmari Steyn explore the intricate ties between place, space, feelings and emotions, where the heart and mind work together to construct a spiritual connection to place; communicating this through traditional printmaking techniques and mixed media works. 

Into the Gully, Barbara Gell captures feelings and impressions of being in the Perth hills’ Whistlepipe Gully, and a sense of place through her paintings and drawings. 

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

Tresillian Arts Centre

Tresillian Arts Centre is 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 2, 1 May – 23 June. Upcoming exhibitions: Earth Stories 23,  Irene Osborne solo exhibition to 26 May. Reflections, Pamela Walter solo exhibition 2 – 23 June. Emerge Youth Art Awards, entries open to artist 12 -25 years, entries close 14 July. 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.

Currently closed due to renovations. 

2023 Community Art Awards & Exhibition, 7 June – 12 Aug.

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. 

Wild Wood: Erin and Malcolm Roberts, husband and wife team bring a collection of woodwork and paintings together that pay homage to the beauty and uniqueness of the South West landscape, to 25 June.

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.

The Lester Prize Regional Tour, to 28 May.

2023 Bunbury Biennale, a major Western Australian contemporary art event with an acquisitive component, first initiated in 1993 with an aim to acquire new works the City of Bunbury Art Collection, to 5 June. 

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.

Immerse, works by 20 MIX artists who engaged with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution over 12 months, exploring subjects such as plastic pollution and rising sea levels, as well as seagrass and its important role in the marine ecosystem, to 11 June. 

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- 19 May: Stitched and Bound 2022 is the thirteenth juried exhibition sponsored by the West Australian Quilters Association Inc.

Susie Vickery: Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist, 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, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux.

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

Collection Focus: Abstract Art by Women in the 1980s, the second installment of the Collection Focus series of annual exhibitions drawn exclusively from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Presenting art works which have rarely been on display, revealing the substantial contribution women artists have made to the field of abstract art in Australia. Artists: Joan Campbell, Toni Donley, Pippin Drysdale, Lesley Dumbrell, Margery Edwards, Marie Jose Haass, Joy Henderson, Marie Louise Hobbs, Sandra Leveson-Meares, Anne Maughan, Helen Grey-Smith, Miriam Stannage, to 18 June.

Bread of Bone features a selection of new works from five established contemporary WA artists focusing on such ideas as food security, differing attitudes toward food, the impact of climate change on food production and supply, and the value of eating locally. The artists tackle such questions as; what do we do when we can’t buy food? 25 June – 17 Sept.

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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