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, 2 Feb – 19 May. 

State of Abstraction brings together abstract works by some of WA’s most historically important artists alongside newcomers and lesser-known makers, to 10 March.

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, to 18 Feb.

Exquisite Bodies by Bruno Booth is a multi-sensory participatory exhibition inviting audiences of all ages and abilities to contribute to an installation of monumental figurative sculptures that morph and change, to 4 Feb. 

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.

Women of the Hinterlands celebrates the stories of 14 women from the Midwest and Northern parts of the Wheatbelt through photographs by renowned photographer Martine Perret. It is the outcome of residencies with the North Midlands Project which strengthens health and wellbeing in regional Western Australia through arts, culture, community and collaboration. On display at St John of God Geraldton Hospital, Hermitage Street, Geraldton until 4 February 2024.  

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.

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, 4 Feb – 17 March. 

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 January: Pliable Planes: expanded textiles & fibre practices, major exhibition touring from the University of NSW, drawing together practitioners who reimagine practices in textiles and fibre art. 

Social Fabric: The Weaving Wall is an open invitation for you to be a part of the narrative. Learn about the ancient and enduring textile traditions of weaving and contribute your own woven piece to our communal artwork, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of our project. Throughout the length of the exhibition, this all-ages activity is a space to learn, create, and collaborate, forming a tapestry of shared experiences and perspectives.

10 Feb – 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, the exhibition considers the climate catastrophe – from the melting ice caps of the Arctic to devastating summer fires that have become commonplace in Australia. 

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.

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, 9 Feb – 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.

We think about the impact of what we do. We are committed to present artists who use natural, traditional techniques with sustainability at the heart of everything we do. 

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.

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

Jintulu (People of the Sun), Perth Festival event. Martu artist Curtis Taylor in collaboration with Persian South African artist Natalie Scholtz and Walmajarri artist Terry Murray. Using filmmaking, photography, installation and painting, the three artists presnt a powerful exploration of colonialism, race relations and Indigenous storytelling in both Australia and South Africa, 17 Feb – 27 April. 

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.

To 21 Jan: Connections to Home is a vibrant showcase celebrating the rich Aboriginal culture and local visual arts within the City of Swan region. Artists include Lea Taylor, Hayley Thomson, Crystal Quartermaine, Rickesha Burdett, Jeanette Garlett, Philip Hanson, Brianna Dawson, Danielle Nelson, Bungaan (Joanne Parfitt), Julie Winmar, Jarnda Councillor-Barns, Sarah Humphries, and Shirleen Humphries.

Sunday Portraits, presented by LiveArt Studio, a collective of passionate artists bonded by their love for life drawing and portraiture.

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. 

The Language of Colour showcases works inspired by the power of colour to communicate emotions, ideas, and narratives through art. Seventy-eight artists celebrate the richness and diversity of their arts practice, and the cultural expression colours incite. Includes works by Andre Lipscombe, Angela McHarrie, Bernard Kerr, Eden Lennox, Jen Kerr, Penny Coss, Andrew Nicholls and Yu Tinh Kuo, to 11 Feb.

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 and School Holiday recreational 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 Tresillian course terms. Term 1 runs 5 Feb – 28 March 2024. Term 1 bookings are open until courses are full.

Upcoming exhibitions:

New Works by seven Tresillian Studio Artists, 9 Feb – 1 March. 

Inspire, celebrating International Women’s Day, featuring 29 female artists of Tresillian Arts Centre, 8 – 28 March.

Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Annemieke Mulders, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Pip Hoy, Valerie Glover and Bee 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 and Front Room: Blooming,by Jacqueline Coates, Jo Trezona, Diane Kingman, Patty Pearce. Artist and tutor Jacqueline Coates returns to Perth with her popular BLOOMS intensive flower painting course. Jacqueline and graduates from the BLOOMS courses, are exhibiting a variety of work. Blooming not only captures the essence of nature’s delicate and intricate wonders, but also showcases the artists’ versatility through their collective and individual expressions. Opening Sunday, 21 Jan, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, all welcome. Exhibition continues to 27 Jan. 

Main Gallery; Opportunity Knocks, by John Lamborn encompasses a body of work embracing the natural landscape of popular destinations to surreal images, abstract designs and everyday aspects of life. Opening Friday 2 Feb, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (all welcome). Exhibition continues to 20 Feb.

Front Room: Feathered Friends, by John Warwick, known for his landscape paintings depicting scenes from Europe and Australia, 30 Jan –  20 Feb.

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 

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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. 

Not Just a Pretty Face, highly anticipated group exhibition by staff of The Old Courthouse, dedicated individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the magic of the arts to our community. From administrators to technicians, educators to curators, our staff members wear many hats within the complex. This exhibition provides them with the opportunity to don yet another hat – that of the artist. Exhibiting Artists: Anton Blume, Cassandra Bynder, Dana Edwards, Jacquie Happ, Stuart McMillan, Carol Mulhearn, Felicity McQueen and Sharon Williams, to 30 Jan. 

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 Alternative Archive is the first major survey of contemporary art from regional WA in twenty years, to 21 Jan. 

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

Lunch Bars by Brett Leigh Dicks, subject matter which echoes cultural similarities to that of California, where the American/Australian photographer lived and worked for the past two decades, to 28 Jan. 

Rhona Wallam, Painting My Country, to 4 Feb.

Ingress, by Stuart Elliott, recent paintings and sculpture. Over four decades Elliott has stood as a defining figure in Western Australian visual arts. His fictive representations present a world perpetually teetering on the brink of peril due to its own endeavours, to 18 Feb.

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.

Australia, by Natalie Veal, inspired by the beauty of Australia, this vast country with panoramic landscapes and seascapes, rare flora and fauna, and diverse cultural groups that inhabit it: the birds, wildlife, landscapes, waterscapes, people, shared culture and respect, 20 Jan – 25 Feb. 

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

The Mid West Art Prize is a prestigious art exhibition, now in its eighth year, held biennially at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. The Prize is open to all artists working in any medium and residing in Western Australia. Exhibition funding from the City of Greater Geraldton and valued local sponsors contributes to a substantial prize pool of $26,500, to 4 Feb.

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

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, to 21 Jan.

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, 28 Jan – 28 April.

Artist in Residence: Angela Stewart to 3 Dec. Artist Talks: 11am, Sun 3 Dec.

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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