April 2018 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 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


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. 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.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
March 28 to May 20 Sensual Nature – is a sensory immersion into work derived from natural forms. The exhibition includes sculptural, tactile and seductive work inspired by nature, bringing to the fore organic forms that lurk beneath the conscious mind, wrapped in suppressed desires and fears. Sensual Nature brings together 12 artists whose work simultaneously seduces and refuses through materialism, drawing on our need for nature while nonetheless always aestheticising it. Sensual Nature is developed from an original idea by Lia McKnight and curated by Dr Ric Spencer. Read more…

Tane Andrews, Untitled, 2016, white marble and sterling silver, 23 x 10 x 8cm. Photograph: Anna Pogossova

April 6 to May 20 Revealed Exhibition – features works by more than 80 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. With paintings, prints, carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this generous and enticing exhibition presents the work of artists from remote areas alongside those from regional centres and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale.

Patsy Mudgedell, Dogs on edge, 2018, gouache, colour texta and black fineliner on cartridge paper, 29.7 x 42cm. Courtesy the artist and Warlayirti Artists

WA Aboriginal Art Market: Sat April 7, 10-5pm. Aboriginal art centres from across the state will be selling original, affordable works at the Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market. This once-a-year opportunity to buy works directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists has become a firm favourite on the FAC calendar and definitely not to be missed. Bringing together artists from all over the state, with works starting from $50 and all profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance purchase quality new works. Browse a range of artworks including paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more in the beautiful surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden. Free Entry.

Troopy artwork: Daisy Japulija, Billabongs (detail), 2017, acrylic on poylcarbonate sheet © Mangkaja Arts | Troopy photograph © Mangkaja Arts | Fitzroy Crossing landscape, 2017. Photograph: Trent Jansen

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 29 Water & Stone by Stephanie Reisch.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
Through April Gallery 1 and Gallery 2: Welcome to Paradise – Artists of Ampilatwatja and Warakurna Artists.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

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 21 Screen Space: Sewing into walking by Korean artist Kimsooja – a major highlight of the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary international art. The work is comprised of bundles of clothes and sewn cloth, a large-scale projection and a stack of three monitors.
March 31 to May 28 Tom Malone Prize 2018. Now in its 16th year, the Tom Malone Prize is 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. Read more…
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.
To July 16 Year 12 Perspectives 2017 – showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. In 2018, 55 works, spanning a variety of subject matter and media, will be displayed at AGWA. Prominent themes in this year’s display include family, international politics and human impact on nature.
To Aug 13 WA Now: Babanyu (Friends for life) by Julie Dowling – the exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993-2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country.
Now showing, AGWA Collection – Five paths, many journeys. With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art. Read more…

Julie Dowling, The runaway, 1993, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 93.3 x 94.5cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017. © Julie Dowling / licensed by Viscopy, 2018

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 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.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, closed Sun and public hols.


Buratti Fine Art
Suite 6, 217 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008.

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 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.
To April 21 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.
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.

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.
To April 5 Traveler’s Tales: Paris and Morocco by Bernard Ollis.

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, closed Sat, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Parking is free on Sundays.
To April 29 Emissaries by Lisa Reihana.

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.
To April 29 Ignite by Sandie Schroder.

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.
April 5 to 20 In Focus, presented by DADAA.
April 6 to May 27 Like Water by Jo Darvall.
Also, Physical Mindfulness of Painting by Harrison See artist in residence.
April 27 to May 18 The Space between Lines by Dragica Milunovic.
Also, In Full Bloom.

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 15 Convent Gallery: The Index.
To May 13 Chapel Gallery and Lower Gallery: South West Art Now.
April 28 to June 24 Ron Middleton Gallery: WAnt: contemporary jewellery from WA.

Collie Art Gallery
134 Throssell Street, Collie 6225.
(08) 9734-2921.
To April 15 The Collie Art Prize – regional Australia’s richest art prize exhibition of winners and finalists. On show daily 10am to 4pm.

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.
To April 14 Half Empty / Half Full.
Also, Postcards From the Edge by Lynette Voevodin, and FOCUS 2018: New Works from the Geraldton Camera Club.
April 20 to June 16 Stations of the Cross 2018. Also, Dead Centre.

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 6285.
(08) 9757-2729.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
(08) 9173-1064.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.
To April 28 Pujiman – a major collaboration between the Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hill Artists. Read more…

Mulyatingki Marney makes the first marks on her collaborative pain ting with sister May Maywokka Chapman, Punmu, 2017
Photograph: Greg Taylor