Exhibitions

Galleries in Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Pulse Perspectives, selected works by Western Australia’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly show, gaging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in, to 30 Aug.

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

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Wildflowers, by family trio Alana Grant, and daughters Ruby and Aysha Vale, featuring nature, art and family, to 14 May.

Everlasting 3, by Judy Rogers and Mikaela Castledine, explore wide-ranging influences leading them to this point in their art careers and determine which will carry them forward; which are significant; which are powerful and which are everlasting, to 11 June.

Arts Culture Peel, group exhibition featuring prints, mixed-media, photography and ceramics, 21 May – 18 June.

Disrupted Focus, by Lyn Nixon, Sally Wilson and Jill Fryer, 18 June – 23 July.

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. 62 High Street, Fremantle Ph: 9430 5292. firstframer@gmail.com   instagram:@bitchesbrewfreo

Civic Hotel Inglewood

Prohibited, digital print, 59.4 x 42 cm, Edition of 5, by Sioux Tempestt.

Distinctly unlike the often clinical white-walled gallery experience, INNOMINATE by SIOUX TEMPESTT conflates art, architecture and the urban landscape with video to challenge the traditional art exhibition ideology. 

The interpretations comprise a series of emotionally charged mixed media works. Scribbled ramblings from the artist’s journal glimpse between layers of deconstructed photographs, spray paint and gaffa tape. Mural-style works transform external walls of the building, leading viewers inside. A darkened room plays host to video and large works on board. Billboard style posters and smaller works on card are sectioned with paint in a separate room. The integration of banal objects heightens curiosity and adds context to the works.

Accompanying the exhibition is the release of a limited edition 48 page book containing exhibition works, digital compositions and poetry. 

The project has been made possible thanks to funding through the City of Stirling’s Community Creativity Fund, and is supported by the Civic Hotel, Inglewood. Curated by Sandra Murray. siouxtempestt.com

28 May – 25 June 2021. Civic Hotel, 981 Beaufort Street, Inglewood. Opening 6pm 28 May.

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.

Open Wed – Sun 12 – 4pm. 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah. Ph: 9550 3989 

CASM@mandurah.wa.gov.au www.artspacesmandurah.com.au

Flux Gallery Perth

Delany Griffiths Goordim 2021, natural ochre and pigment on canvas, 140 x 100 cm, courtesy Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

Boonkaj – emerging: art from the Kimberley. Boonkaj is a viewpoint into contemporary art from two Aboriginal owned art centres in the Kimberley, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Kira Kiro Artists. It celebrates the vibrancy of Aboriginal art, showcasing a new wave of emerging talent. The exhibition features the diverse work of 20 artists who depict their unique interpretations of Country and cultural heritage with art practices across a range of mediums including paintings, textiles, barks, engraved boab nuts and a new digital animation project. A feature is the Waringarri Textiles, a project providing aspiring artists with the potential to develop their cultural expressions in an alternative format.

With support from the City of Perth, Boonkaj offers these rising Indigenous artists the capacity to engage in a professionally curated exhibition which has a social purpose: to encourage and support them and introduce new audiences to their work. Curator: Sandra Murray.

15 May–26 June 2021. Flux Gallery Perth, King St Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street, Perth. Access via Perth Centre for Photography, Murray Street. Disability access via Munster Lane, off King Street. Open: Wed–Sat: 10–4, admission free. Enquiries: slmurrayart@gmail.com fluxartspace.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

Shadows on the hill, 2016 – ongoing, digital photographic print on synthetic fabric using dye – sublimation, aluminium frame, steel, polyester mesh and fixings, 140 x 164 x 450cm by Dan McCabe. Printed by Emerald Dreams, Edition 1/1.

To 23 May: Revealed Exhibition 2021: New and Emerging Aboriginal Artists, presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro WA, across painting, installation, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture from WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent artists.

Straight Outta Wilurarra, spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie.

29 May – 18 July: Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2021, Australia’s most prestigious, longest running print prize. Now in its 45th year, the FAC Print 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.

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

 Bilbijy, 2019, photographic print, 76 x 108cm, by Mary-Lou Divilli. Image courtesy the artist and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

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.

The Alternative Archive, work by 40 contemporary regional artists living in communities throughout WA. Co-curated by Chris Malcolm (Director, John Curtin Gallery) and Anna Louise Richardson (Independent curator), the exhibition is  the culmination of an ambitious project to present a series of 13 regional exhibitions, held between February and October, 2019. Artists from as far away as Kununurra and Esperance were invited to create a contemporary visual archive of an aspect of their community drawn from personal relationships with the people, places and stories around them they felt should be highlighted, 14 May – 30 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

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

 Alexandra, 2013, archival digital print, ed. 2/4, 120 x 80 cm, by Olga Cironis. Image courtesy the artist and Art Collective WA.

Olga Cironis: Dislocation, a survey exhibition amplifying recurring concerns about life, relationships, memory and empathy. Olga often works with hair, gold, feathers and second-hand woollen blankets which play on their conflicting associations of warmth, security and intimacy on the one hand, and abjection and corporeality on the other, to 5 June.

Berndt Museum of Antropology: Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved & Twined, to 5 June.

Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art: Paper Cut, survey of a century of paper-based practice by Australian women artists, including Mary MacQueen, Barbara Brash, Lesbia Thorpe, Joy Hester, Jude Adams, Ann Newmarch, Rosella Namok, TextaQueen and many more, to 5 June.

Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm. 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.

8 May – 17 July: Critical Time, by Tom Freeman, Andre Lipscombe, Joana Partyka and Gemma Weston. Time passes quickly, drags on, accelerates. Time is punctuated by momentous events. Time languishes in archives. The show brings together artists who keep time, waste time, or chronicle time, charting tempos through meditative, accumulating, and reflective practices.

TAP (Tactile Art Project), featuring tactile and multi-sensory artworks intended to be touched, seen, heard and smelt.

Blue Beautiful, installation by emerging artist Dylan Madurun, whose practice connects a variety of subject matter with his favourite colour – blue.

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

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space promoting a diverse range of contemporary art. Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the heritage-listed venue has been an important part of Fremantle’s art community since 1994. It is particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery spaces and central location.

Botanica 2021, by Jacek Gonsalves, Greg Ash, Danica Wichtermann, Steve Cooke, My Nguyen, Elle-Rose Dunn, Vanessa Liebenberg, Natasha Lea, Tracy Robinson and Valerie Schönjahn, 22 May – 6 June.

Archetype + Flesh and Forest, works by Dr. Kelsey Ashe, with Masters (Art) graduate Grace Slaven, 12 – 20 June.

Gwenyth Ewens Art Exhibition, by students in years 5 and 6 at Fremantle area Primary Schools, 26 June – 4 July.

Open Mon – Sun 10am – 4pm. 46 Henry St, Fremantle. Ph  9432 9898. www.fac.org.au/moores-building

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 30 May: Safe Keeping, celebrating the role of the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection as a record and resource for the Mundaring community. Works by Amanda Alderson, Iain Dean, Bethamy Linton, Philippa O’Brien, Ric Burkitt and Sarah Thornton-Smith.

5 June – 1 August: Urban, Michelle Campbell, solo, a response to the conflict between development and community wellbeing, and the changing urban landscape. 

Food for Thought, the result of skill-sharing workshops between master artists and the local community as part of the Food for Thought project which saw the local community share food, skills and conversations about food culture.

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

Old Customs House Gallery

Same – River, by Paul Kaptein. Photo Eva Fernandez.

Syndicate 4: All These Mountains Will Melt at Dawn

Major sculptural commission consisting of ten life-size figurative works by Paul Kaptein for The Syndicate. Pushing the boundaries of figuration, these anatomical forms reveal themselves as fragmented, morphed, merged, remade and transformed. Oscillating between creation and destruction, emerging from and receding into space, these transitory figures are apprehended on the verge of collapse or reform.

This ambitious series presents a departure from Kaptein’s widely regarded works praised for their meticulous hand-carved skill. This new body of work challenges traditional casting processes to interrogate established systems and exploits a visible tension between form, space, temporalities and transient states.

1 May – 30 May. OCH Gallery, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle. Wed to Sun, 10.00am – 5.00pm. www.paulkaptein.com

 
 
“The uncertain and imprecise way of constructing a drawing is sometimes a model of how to construct meaning. The ethical and moral questions in our heads seem to rise to the surface as a consequence of the process.”
William Kentridge

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2021, 30th anniversary of PICA supporting artists in their early career. The only national exhibition of its kind. Over this time PICA has presented the work of over a thousand artists who have gone on to help define contemporary Australian practice as the leading artists of their generation. This anniversary offers an opportunity to share and understand the impact and importance of the exhibition which forms a cornerstone of PICA’s annual program, 8 May – 11 July.

Open: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm. Peth Cultural Centre, James Street. Northbridge. Ph: 9228 6300. www.pica.org.au

 

Stala Contemporary

A Place We Call Home, 21 April – 8 May. Artists: Aasiya Evans, Desmond Mah and Harrison See. 

Three culturally diverse artists working across different multidisciplinary oeuvres of print and paint reflect on complex issues of identity through a range of personal/spiritual, political and social narratives. Bringing into question cultural connectivities and divisions that reveal the importance of discourse pertinent to Perth’s divergent cultural, academic and social communities.

12 Cleaver Street, West Perth. Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday-Saturday. https://www.stalacontemporary.com.au/exhibitions/category/this-place-we-call-home-harrison-see-desmond-mah-aasiya-evans https://www.facebook.com/events/138641243836212

St John of God Health Care Art Collection

Living Forest by Eveline Kotai at SJOG Murdoch Hospital until end May. 

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: Coupled, Giles Hohnen and Eveline Kotai, plus selected works by Brad Rimmer, until end June. Subiaco Linking Gallery: Mandorla Art Award, 13 May – 13 June. Mt Lawley: TBA. 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 2 runs 3 May – 25 June. Term 3 runs 26 July – 17 September. Bookings online from 28 June. July School Holiday program runs 5 -16 July. Upcoming exhibitions: Life’s Illusions, Caroline Marinovich, 3 – 28 May. Myra Staffa, solo, 31 May – 25 June. Tresillian Studio Artists include Judy Rogers, Caroline Marinovich, Angela Davis, Philippa Hoy, Valerie Glover, Sue Hibbert, Bee Tan and the Printmaker’s Association of WA. Visit Tresillian Arts Centre today – 40 years promoting the Arts in WA. For further information please contact Coordinator Lisa Macfarlane Reid.

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.

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years, come inside and find all your favourite Play School characters. A National Museum of Australia exhibition developed in collaboration with the ABC, 26 May – 14 Aug.

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

Open Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm during exhibitions. 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.

Immediacy, by Dr Pat Thomas, reflects on the slow, involved, considered process of traditional printmaking, to 23 May.

Tide ‘N’ Tied, an ocean debris display, collected locally, by Roslyn Hanlon, to 18 July.

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.

Bunbury Biennale: He/She/They, to 7 June.

Tami Xiang – Peasantography – Lucky 88, to 23 May.

Diverse Stills: Picturing the Landscape, Tony Nathan, Juha Tolonen and Mike Gray, to 23 May.

Davida Palmer: Maker, career in clay spanning more than 45 years, taking her all over the world, to 1 Aug.

Contemporary Wood Carved Netsuke, 29 May – 15 Aug.

Shaun Tan, Rules of Summer, 19 June – 22 Aug.

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.

The Past Stops Now, Peteris Ciemitis 2008 – 21, retrospective by Archibald and Lester Prize Finalist, to 13 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 18 June: A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of Zeewijk by Drew Pettifer, focuses on the first recorded moment in (European)

queer history in Australia: a sodomy trial following the wreck of the Dutch ship the Zeewijk in 1727.

There Were Moments of Transformation, presented by AGWA’s Freighting Ideas, explores transformation through video, jewellery, glass, ceramics and sculpture.

Open Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 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

The Rose, 1927, by Thea Proctor. Copyright of the Artists Estate and Copyright Agency, 2021.

Intimacy, globally, 2020 was the year physical proximity was looked upon with fear and suspicion, the year that bodies, all bodies, were perceived as harbingers of disease. Intimacy acts as a reminder of the value of others, of caring and celebration in a world where intimacy is so easily endangered. Artists: Rick Amor, Hans Arkeveld, Merrick Belyea, Josl Bergner, William Boissevain, Charles Conder, Robert Dickerson, William Dobell, David Downs, Russell Drysdale, Emanuel Fox, Anne Marie Graham, Guy Grey Smith, Paddy Jaminji, James Linton, Francis Lymburner, Mary McLean, Alexander Nganjmirra, John Oldham, Margaret Priest, Thea Proctor and Peter Skipper, to 16 May.

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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