Exhibitions in WA

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

The Antipodean Manifesto features a selection of paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics by the seven artists who formed the Antipodean group in Melbourne in 1959. Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval, and Clifton Pugh held a single exhibition at the Victorian Artists Society in August 1959. The Antipodean Manifesto was written by art historian and fellow group member Bernard Smith and, signed by Smith and the exhibiting artists, it was included in the exhibition’s catalogue, to 18 Feb.

Özgür Kar: Good Night, presented by the Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art, Özgür Kar’s first show in Australia is a multi-screen audiovisual installation which contemplates the cynicism and fragility of this present moment, to 22 Oct. 

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.

Nature Rhythms, artist’s interpret and capture diverse ecologies, Clinic Gallery, 25 McCourt St, St John of God Subiaco, includes works by Catherine Nelson, Rina Franz, Lena Nyadbi, Brett Weir and Brad Rimmer, to 20 Sept. WA Women’s Hall of Fame Photographic Exhibition, a portrait photographic exhibition celebrating the 2023 WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees, 20 Sept – 19 Nov.

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

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.

Stillness, a thoughtful exhibition drawing you into the possibilities of stillness. In our busy and complex lives, stillness of mind has become elusive and sacred. Stolen moments of time, personal beliefs, meditation, sentimental objects, repetitive movements, and daily rituals offer cherished and valued pathways to stillness. This collaborative exhibition features work from 31 local and state-based artists, exploring personal expressions of stillness through painting, sculpture, digital art and other forms, opening 6pm 22 Sept, to 22 Oct.

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 Oct: 46th Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is Australia’s most prestigious, longest running print prize. The Award presents a diverse selection of prints and artist books from emerging, established and cross disciplinary artists, offering a true picture of the state of contemporary Australian printmaking. In celebration of Fremantle Arts Centre turning 50, the 2023 Print Award features 50 selected artists. First Prize winner: Jacky Cheng, Yue Lao – God of Matchmaking and Marriage, 2021. Second Prize: Stephen Brameld & Jay Staples, Forest, 2023. First Nations Award: Kieren Karritpul, Traditional Fish Basket, 2022. Highly Commended: Yvonne Rees Pagh, Yokai, 2023. Come and see our all ages Print Play Studio and see what you can create!

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.

Open Borders is a survey of contemporary regional art practice featuring 40 artists from all 12 regions of Western Australia. The exhibition is the culmination of the three-year Mycelium project, overseen by Southern Forest Arts, which had its genesis in the closed borders of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, established in 2020, facilitated and presented the work of more than 160 regional artists and curators as a way to nurture resilience and sustainability throughout the years-long pandemic. Open Borders is co-curated by Annette Davis, independent curator from Albany with Jane King, Deputy Director and Lia McKnight, Curator/Collections Manager at the John Curtin Gallery, and represents the quality and diversity of regional arts practice, to 8 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


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 is pleased to present Ripple Effect by George Aitken at Council House, Perth. Tthe works re-create the artist’s momentous capture of water reflection using the medium of colored fluorescent light, to 10 Oct. 

The Futures not Ours by Jodee Knowles explores profound themes of identity, spirituality, and the human experience, delving into the realms of the otherworldly, challenging societal norms and perceptions, to 23 Sept.

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

Wildflower Season brings together a collection of artworks exploring the many ways meaning is made through images of plants and flowers. Features works from the UWA Collection by Godfrey Blow, Penny Coss, Guy Grey-Smith, Lucy Griggs, Gregory Pryor, Wattie Karruwara, Robyn Stacey, Holly Story, and from the ‘Replant’ folio: Fiona Hall, Winsome Jobling, Irene Mungatopi, Marita Sambono, Judy Watson, Deborah Wurrkidj and Salvatore Zofrea, with works by Emily Pelloe, Kirsten Hudson and Kylie Bracknell, to 9 Sept.

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.

Beyond Interpretations brings together artworks from the City of Swan Collection responding to diverse City environments, animating the textured stories of this unique area through people who call Swan home. Works by Gemma Ben-Ary, Peter Dailey, Sherylle Dovaston, Beverley Iles and Gregory Pryor, to 29 Oct.

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. 

To 24 Sept: Hand in Hand, focusing on connections between artists and mentors, this exhibition features recent art graduates from West Australian higher education programs. Participating artists: Aileen Hoath, Ana del Sousa Rosa, Annie Zhuang, Bruce Olsen, Daniel Kristjansson, Donna Black, Dung-Chuan Wen, Emily Crawford, Erin Kilbane, Heather Bosch, Holly Nabbs, Khashayar Salman Zadeh, Persie Toindepi and Scott Price.

7 Oct – 26 Nov: Cultivating Slow Making, curated by Annette Nykiel. Artists are mentors, facilitators, and agents of social change: Nien Schwarz, Caitlin Stewart, Martien van Zuilen, Annette Nykiel, Kerrie Argent ,Tania Spencer, Tineke van der Eecken, Deidre Robb, Dianne Strahan and Lea Taylor.

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 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 Tyrell’s Café, open Mon – Fri 8.30 – 3.30, during the Tresillian course term. Term 4: 16 Oct – 8 Dec 2023. Upcoming exhibitions: Every Moment Counts, solo

exhibition of new abstract works by Tresillian Studio artist Valerie Glover, to 15 Sept. Tresillian Student & Tutor Exhibition, students and tutors from the past 12 months at Tresillian, 29 Sept – 14 Oct. AC Connected Spirits, group exhibition of 13 artists from the Collage Art Group of Perth, 20 Oct – 11 Nov.

Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Annemieke Mulders, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Pip Hoy, Valerie Glover, 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

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

A community initiative for arts, culture and creativity, serving the Town of Victoria Park since 1994, encouraging, and promoting local arts and cultural activities for established and emerging artists, and includes the Kent Street Gallery.

Expressions of interest for exhibitions between June-December 2024 are now open, and are available on our website at vicparkarts.org.au/kentstreetgallery/eoi/

Baring All, works by The Configurists life drawing group, on show until 13 Sept, also open weekends 10am – 4pm. 

Neo Burma – Chapter 1, Aaron Seymour’s first show in 20 years explores his Anglo-Burmese heritage and history, opening 5.30pm Fri 15 Sept to 27 Sept. 

La Perle de l’Extrême de Orient’ (Pearl of the Far East), first solo by Tí Nhong, opening 2pm Sat 16 Sept to 27 Sept, also Sat 23 Sept 10am – 4pm.

Inspire, years 7 – 12 student at Como Secondary College, opening 5.30pm Fri 29 Sept to 18 Oct.

Going Slow, works by Ellie Biggs embodying journeys here and overseas, opening 5.30pm Fri 20 Oct to 8 Nov. 

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 

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.

A Portrait of Australia, a travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with Australian Geographic celebrates the bush, the outback, the coast and the people who live there, to 28 Oct.

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. 

Seven pop-up studios within the beautiful spaces of the Old Courthouse Complex as part of Margaret River Region Open Studios: Gerald Ashcroft, Anton Blume, Noah Scott-McDonald, Jaky Pinnock, Sarah Hewer, Georgia Zoric and Barbara Weeks, to 23 Sept.

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 Greek Paintings, by Col Jordan, in conjunction with Mossenson Galleries, to 17 Sept. 

Noongar Country 2023, annual exhibition celebrating the talent and diversity of local Indigenous artists, to 24 Sept.

Iluka Visions, works created by students in years 7 – 12 from high schools across the South West region, 16 Sept – 5 Nov.

Naked in the Land, by Stewart Scambler, one of WA’s most prolific and respected ceramic artists, 30 Sept – 28 Jan.

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.

Abstraction, showcasing 20 years of personal journey expressed through art. It has been the means for the artist, Aprile Springall, to cope with trauma and life experiences. The artist wants to emphasize the importance of being creative for our mental health. She believes playing with colour and texture brings inner peace to the individual, an escape from reality, 30 Sept – 29 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

To 24 Sept: Drawn from the national collection, Single Channel brings together moving image artworks from 2000 to 2019 by some of Australia’s most nationally and internationally significant artists. Focusing on works by First Nations and Australian artists, the exhibition includes work by Tony Albert, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser collaboration, Silvana and Gabriella Mangano, Club Até, Shaun Gladwell and Tracey Moffatt.

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

Following its initial launch at the Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth, Bread of Bone travels to the Southwest’s hot spot of fine food, Margaret River, and the Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix. Bread of Bone features a selection of new works from five established contemporary Western Australian artists. The exhibition focuses on such ideas as food security, different attitudes toward food, the impact of climate change on food production and supply and the value of eating locally. Artists: Erin Coates, Ross Potter, Andy Quilty, Anna Richardson, Ric Spencer, to 17 Sept.

In celebration of Art Collective WA’s first decade of operation, TEN showcases the achievements of its 36 member artists with a group show of entirely new works including painting, sculpture and photography. The exhibition illustrates the richness of contemporary art practice in Western Australia and features many of the state’s most significant artists, 24 Sept – 21 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


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