April 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Western Australian art galleries and their April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

FremantlePerth CitySubiacoGreater PerthRegional


Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery
6 Elder Place, Fremantle 6160.
Director: Bill Green.
Open 6 days 10.00 to 4.00, closed Tues.

Artitja Fine Art
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
By appt.
Indigenous fine art from remote communities.
Recipients: Corporate Social Responsibility award 2016 Fremantle Business Awards.
Artitja Fine Art exhibiting at Turner Galleries/Engine Rooms: 470 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003.
April 7 to May 13 Legends And Lore – spanning the two Engine Rooms at Turner Galleries this exhibition will include barks and Larrakitj – memorial poles – by celebrated and emerging artists from Yirrkala in Arnhem Land; an exhibition of eastern desert flora themes by artists Selina Teece Pwerl and Bernadine Johnson Kemarre accompanied by a selection of exquisite weaves from Noongar bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott.

Ralwurrandji Wanambi, Bamurrunu, 213 x 70cm. Courtesy the artist and Artitja Fine Art

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 1 to May 21 Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle’s social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the spectacular events surrounding the emergence of the Sannyasins in the 1980s. Artists include; Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Joshua Webb, Bevan Honey, Joseph London, David Brophy and Loren Holmes. Co-curated by artist and Sannyasin child Sohan Ariel Hayes and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Dr Ric Spencer.

Photograph: Diti

April 8 to May 21 Revealed Aboriginal Art Exhibition showcases emerging artists from Aboriginal arts centres across WA, with works stretching across a diverse range of mediums including painting, installation, sculpture, textiles, video, photo media and artefacts. The exhibition will be accompanied by a one-day arts market on Sat April 8 offering affordable, original works with all profits returning to the art centres.

Victor Burton, Nyiirnkajarra, 2016, 46 x 61cm, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Spinifex Hill Studios, Port Hedland (RBG)

Heathcote Museum and Gallery
Swan House, Heathcote Cultural Centre, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 30 CAAWA Members Selective Exhibition – showcasing works of the the Ceramic Arts Association of WA (CAAWA).

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
April 7 to May 17 Gallery 1: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi & Michelle Possum Nungurrayi. Gallery 2: Made in Ochre – Kimberley Artists.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 8 to 21 Revealed Exhibition 2017: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists.
To April 9 Brilliant. Home is an exhibition showcasing new works from multi-disciplined established and emerging contemporary artists and makers who have a cultural connection with the port city of Fremantle. Intended to become a significant annual event with the exhibitionís curatorial theme changing annually.
April 1 to May 21 Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle.

Basement level, MANY6160, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Success is a new platform for contemporary art presenting a multi-gallery exhibition venue in the abandoned basement of a department store.

Perth City

Art Gallery Of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600
Fax 9492-6655.
Free entry unless stated otherwise.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
To May 20 Craft & Design Gallery: Resonant Objects. This dedicated space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.
To June 15 Luminous: 15 Years of the Tom Malone Prize 2017. A highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. The 2017 exhibition will include this year’s 10 shortlisted artists and the works from all past winners of the prize. Read more…

Michael Cook, Mother (Merry-go-round), 2016, inkjet print on paper, 80 x 120cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 2016

To July 9 Objects Gallery: Gifts to the Fallen. A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.
To Aug 13 Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak. Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, ‘Everyone has a history’, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Read more…
To Sept Micro Galleries: Garden and Sky. The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions.
From April 1 WA Focus – Nathan Beard. Beard’s work deals with the fluid nature of personal and cultural identities. His practice is conceptually and materially hybrid as he combines sumptuously rendered sculpture, photography and drawing to produce thoughtful, provocative and elusive experiences.

Nathan Beard, Boonlaern, 2015-17, digital print on Canson Baryta, Swarovski elements, edition 2 of 5 unique prints, 35.5 x 48cm, 51 x 38.5cm (framed). Photograph: Casey Ayers. © Nathan Beard

From April 1 SNEAKERHEADS. The SNEAKERHEADS pre-season kicks off in April with a look at WA’s own sneakerheads. In the lead-up to the opening of the major international exhibition, The Rise of Sneaker Culture in May, we’re bringing local collections out of the closet and into the public realm of the Gallery.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Perth City
The Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000.
(08) 6465-4314.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
March 27 to April 23 Talismanic by Stephanie Reisch.

Paper Mountain
Upstairs, 267 William Street, Northbridge 6003.
Daily 9.30 to 5.00.
April 8 to 23 Between/Beyond by Nancy Downes. Read more…

Nancy Downes, Present Absent (detail), 2015, shock cord, felt, Perspex, upholstery nails, gouache, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Paper Mountain, Western Australia

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 16 Forgiving Night for Day by Jacobus Capone. Filmed in Lisbon over seven consecutive sunrises, Forgiving Night for Day is a contemplative reflection on the poetic Portuguese word ‘saudade’, an expression of deep nostalgia and longing for people, places and times irrevocably lost. During a winter spent in Lisbon a lyric was written by Jacobus Capone in response to the empty early morning streets and inspired by the emotive and sombre registers of Fado, a traditional Portuguese music genre.
Also, Collisions by Lynnette Wallworth. Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morganís first contact with Western culture came in the 1950s when he witnessed a secret atomic bomb testing in the South Australian desert. Now with the advance of virtual reality technology you will be transported back to this desert community in the Pilbara with Morgan as your guide.
Forgiving Night for Day and Collisions are presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.

Turner Galleries
470 William Street, Northbridge 6003.
(08) 9227-1077.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.

Wesley Uniting Church
Corner Hay and William streets, Perth 6000.
Open daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 8 to 17 Stations of the Cross – Nathan Beard, Celene Bridge, Kristi Chua Pinjes, Mel Dare, Moira de la Hunty, Eva Fernandez, Fiona Gavino, Jina Lee, Lia McKnight, Marziya Mohammedali, Gregory Pryor, Harrison See, Marek Szyler, Emily Ten Raa and Jana Wallace Braddock.


Buratti Fine Art
202 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9381-2408.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Gallery 360
309 Hay Street , Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9381-6577.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.30, Thurs 8.30 to 6.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009.
(08) 6488-3707.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 15 Helen Britton: Interstices. A 25-year survey of work from renowned Australian artist Helen Britton, including new pieces that draw inspiration from Western Australiaís coastline. Presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.
To July 1 Works Of Art From Warburton. Experience work by artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.
To July 8 The Likeness ñ presenting a dynamic showcase of over 100 years of Australian portraiture from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
April 29 to July 8 Here&Now17: New Photography. Contemporary Western Australian artists working with, or at the margins of, photography.
Also, Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001. Explore Perth of the mid-1980s through to the dawn of the new millennium with photographs from Western Australian artist Kevin Ballantine.

Linton & Kay Galleries
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Rd), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

Greater Perth

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 30 PIAF 2017: John Akomfrah. Leading British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah brings Perth two new major film installations – ‘Vertigo Sea’ and ‘Auto Da Fé’.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To April 30 Floating Marks by Dragica Milunovic.
Also, The Gurawu Collection – Yamaji Artists.

Nyisztor Studio
391 Canning Highway, Melville 6156.
Multiple exhibition venues.
Artist studios.


Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 17 Nature Diaries: Tuarts, Terns and Time.
To May 14 HomeFRONT.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.

Jahroc Galleries
83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9758-7200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Margaret River Gallery
Shop 4, 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River
(08) 9757-2729.
Daily from 10.00.
April 8 to 29 (opening Sat April 8, 6-8pm) Close To Home by Andy Quilty and Melissa Boughey – investigating ideas about identity, sense of place, and connection to the land. Read more…
Artist talk and demo: Sat April 8, 5pm.

Andy Quilty, Self Portrait Studies #4, graphite and aerosol on Arches paper, 29.7 x 21cm (each) x 9 panels; and, Andy Quilty, Papa as a Lawyer, ballpoint pen on arches 143 x 113cm. Courtesy the artist and Margaret River Gallery

Melissa Boughey, Last Light Vineyard Track 1 and Track 2, oil on board, 20 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Margaret River Gallery