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 February 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Artitja Fine Art
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954. email@example.com www.artitja.com.au
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
Call or email to view art in a relaxed environment.
Artitja Fine Art holds up to four external exhibitions a year, details of which can be found on their website.
Recipients: Outstanding Cultural Enterprise award 2017 Fremantle Business Awards.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fac.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to March 4 Latai Taumoepeau. Australian/Tongan artist Latai Taumoepeau is known for her brave performance art. Her powerful video ‘Repatriate’ draws attention to the devastating impact of rising sea levels on vulnerable communities in the Pacific Islands, including her ancestral homeland of Tonga. This exhibition is presented as part of the 2018 Perth Festival.
Latai Taumoepeau, Repatriate, Performance Space – Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2015 (Sydney). Photograph: Alex Davies. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre
Feb 8 to March 23 Museum of Water – showcasing over 500 bottles of water, collected across WA by UK artist Amy Sharrocks over the last year. Each bottle donated has its own remarkable story, with samples from Poison Gully and the Great Barrier Reef, grey water from a laundry and a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool. Commissioned by the 2018 Perth Festival.
Vessels of water collected by Museum of Water. Photograph: Bo Wong. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898. email@example.com www.fac.org.au/about/moores-building
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 11 Darling Darling – a photographic exhibition and installation by Andre Rerekura (WA) in collaboration with Ashley Sutton (WA) and Ryan Chatfield (WA). The beauty and uniqueness of the bygone days of hard hat diving in WA.
Also, Everything fades, nothing ever stays the same by Emily Hornum (WA) – explores impermanence and the objecthood of remembering. With a large-scale print series of manipulated film negatives, the exhibition combines lost memories, film matter and chemical remnants.
Feb 17 to March 4 (opening Fri Feb 16, 6pm) Lindsay Pow – Pow first painted Boranup Forest in the late 1970s and then in the early 1980s, admiring the unique play of light and shadow on the karri trees. For Boranup Revisited he returned and captured the late afternoon in the forest.
Art Gallery Of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Fax 9492-6655. www.artgallery.wa.gov.au
Free entry unless stated otherwise.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
Feb 24 to June 18 A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence. Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence. Read more…
Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino (Italian, 1591-1666), Saint Andrea Corsini, 1630, oil on canvas, 112.5 x 100cm (framed), 75 x 65cm (unframed) Galleria Corsini, Florence
Feb 3 to Aug 13 WA Now – Julie Dowling. This display will bring together highlights from the gallery’s considerable holdings of the work of Indigenous Western Australian artist Julie Dowling. It will explore the various pictorial techniques she has used across more than 20 years as she movingly brings together the personal, the political and the familial.
Feb 10 to May 21 Screen Space: Kimsooja Sewing into walking. This major piece in the gallery’s collection by the Korean artist twins with her solo presentation at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts for the Perth Festival. The mid-1990s multi-media installation extends and reflects her long term interest in the use of fabric, with its traces of the human body and the political realms we live and struggle within.
North Metropolitan TAFE, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth
(08) 9427-1318. firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallerycentral.com.au
Contact the gallery for opening times.
Feb 7 to March 3 Banjawarn by Christopher Charles – explores the mystery surrounding Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult who were active in Western Australia during the 1990s. As part of Perth Festival. Read more…
Christopher Charles, Banjawarn Sheep Tag Green, 2017, Artifact from Banjawarn site, excerpt from a larger series of artifacts from the Banjawarn site, studio view, 4.5 x 1cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Central
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300. email@example.com www.pica.org.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 17 to April 25 Zone of Nowhere by South Korean-born multimedia artist Kimsooja. For more than 30 years Kimsooja has dedicated her site-specific works to cultural and political issues facing our world. The exhibition features a new large-scale installation created especially for PICA’s vast central gallery space as well as an associated public art project on the streets of Perth. Curated by Eugenio Viola. Presented in association with Perth Festival.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009.
(08) 6488-3707. firstname.lastname@example.org lwag.uwa.edu.au
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
The gallery re-opens Feb 10.
Feb 10 to April 21 Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature – an exhibition by prominent Yemen-born, London-based artist Zadok Ben-David, bringing optimism and a touch of magic to issues such as our relationship with nature and our views of life and death. A Perth Festival exhibition supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.
Also, FLORA. Taking inspiration from Zadok Ben-David’s Human Nature, this exhibition presents a bouquet of works drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art in which flowers and floral motifs are documented, celebrated, mused upon or deconstructed.
Feb 10 to July 7 In Light of Shadows. Focusing on the Berndt Museum’s Asian Collection, In Light of Shadows encourages audiences to question the meaning of light and/or darkness in relation to other cultures and within themselves.
Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991. email@example.com www.mundaringartscentre.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Feb 23 to March 30 Midland Junction Arts Centre: Relay: receive and pass on – brings together a diverse group of Western Australian artists to present art objects that speak of our unique local sporting culture and history.
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323. firstname.lastname@example.org www.brag.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 25 Convent Gallery: Salt: The Blue Series 2018.
To April 22 Ron Middleton Gallery: Painting the Town – Bunbury Townscapes from the City of Bunbury Art Collection.
Feb 3 to April 8 City Gallery: A Matter of Response.
Feb 24 to May 13 Chapel Gallery and Lower Gallery: South West Art Now.