June 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 June 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.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 27 to July 16 Hex Nemesis by Jess Johnson (AUS/USA). Johnson transforms the gallery with a wallpaper and video installation based on the densely patterned and constructed worlds in her drawings, populated with recurring fleshy forms, symbols, architectural features and humanoid figures.

Jess Johnson, Municipal Wurm, 2015, gouache, pen, fibre-tipped markers on paper, 43.8 x 33.8cm. Private collection, Melbourne. Courtesy and © the artist

Also, Warp – Tom Blake (WA), Ellen Broadhurst (WA), Dale Buckley (WA), Lou Hubbard (VIC), Georgie Mattingley (VIC), Michael Meneghetti (VIC), Georgie Roxby Smith (VIC) and Andrew Varano (WA). Warp explores the way our increasingly screen-dominated lives are affecting our perception of reality. Presented as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, curated by Amy Marjoram (VIC).

Ellen Broadhurst, The Ship That Never Sunk, 2017, film still

Also, Far From Here by Claire Robertson. In a video installation of cinematic proportions, Robertson leads the viewer through large-scale, multi-channel projections that capture uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps of the Pilbara Region. Far From Here was originally developed for Next Wave Festival 2016.
Also, One street from happiness by Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty. An exhibition of experimental prints and paintings by WA urban artists Bly and Doherty which explores ideas of locality, identity, spirituality and historical conflict.

Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty, Clean skin dreams, 2014, silkscreen and mixed media, 75 x 101cm

Also, Sightings by Marcus Beilby. Drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection, Sightings brings together a body of new paintings and artworks by Fremantle realist Beilby.

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.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
May 26 to June 30 Gallery 1: Yinjaa-Barni Artists – Pilbara Country. Gallery 2: Rivers of the Desert – Anna Petyarre.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
June 17 to July 2 (opening Fri June 16, 6pm) King of Hearts by Ballardong Noongar artist Greg Barr. Having recently completed a residency at FAC, Barr has developed a unique blending technique using acrylics, resin, pastels, watercolours and oil crayons to create abstract and emotive works.

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 June 15 Luminous: Tom Malone Prize 2003-2017 – 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 includes this year’s 10 shortlisted artists and the works from all past winners of the prize.
To July 9 Objects Gallery: Gift s to the Fallen ñ 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.
To Sept 4 The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and organised by the American Federation of Arts, The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first museum exhibition in North America, and now in Australia, to examine the sneaker’s complex and fascinating social history, from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture.
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 May 27 Craft & Design Gallery: Furniture. Resonant Objects will bring together key highlights from the furniture collection. Including significant modern and contemporary pieces, it will look at the ways items made to either support the body or its domestic living and activities, express various philosophies of being and making whilst also existing as artistic statements in their own right.

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.
May 27 to June 25 Pure Heroine by Johnny Romeo.
June 3 to 25 Contra by Miik Green.

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 June 18 Hatched: National Graduate Show 2017 – features work by recent arts graduates of the highest calibre from art schools all over the country. With work by 35 graduates carefully selected from three tertiary institutions in each of Australia’s states and territories. Hatched 2017 will once again test the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important springboard for artistic careers. The $40,000 Schenberg Art Fellowship is awarded to one outstanding Hatched artist as an investment in the development of their career. This is the eighth year that PICA has worked with the University of Western Australia and the trustees of the Dr Harold Schenberg trust to present this generous cash prize.
June 14 to 24 The Irresistible. New work from Side Pony Productions (The Confidence Man, The Pride) and The Last Great Hunt (Falling through Clouds, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer), The Irresistible is a reckless, intoxicating love letter to the subconscious. Presented by Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt.

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


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 July 1 Works Of Art From Warburton – experience work by artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.
To July 8 Here&Now17: New Photography – contemporary Western Australian artists working with, or at the margins of, photography.

Jacqueline Ball, Diamond cut, 2017, inkjet print on photo rag, 108 x 72cm

Also, The Likeness – presenting a dynamic showcase of over 100 years of Australian portraiture from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, and 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.

Kevin Ballantine, Road to Fremantle, 1990, inkjet prints on Hahnemühle paper, 24.9 x 24.9cm

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.
June 3 to 22 Ambrosia 2 by Diana Watson.

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.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate Gallery
10 Harris Road, Cavisham 6055.
(08) 6465 4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt with Linton & Kay.
June 2 to July 2 Mackenzie Thorpe.

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 June 18 Gallery 1: WA Inspired Art Quilters. Gallery 2: One Hundred & Three of Me. Artist in Focus – Alastair Taylor.
To June 21 Midland Junction Arts Centre: HeARTlines 2017.

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 June 18 spaced 2: Future Recall.
May 27 to July 10 Cultures of Bunbury: Biennial Photo Competition.
June 17 to Aug 27 On the Same Page by Denise Gillies and Lynne Mitchell.

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.