September 2021 Listings

WA art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


Artitja Fine Art Gallery
South Fremantle, 6162.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
Established in 2004 by Directors Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke, Artitja Fine Art Gallery invites you to view art in a home environment by appointment. Specialising in art from remote Aboriginal art centre communities, the Directors’ focus has been in making cultural connections through art. Since its inception, the Gallery has grown to become one of Perth’s most reputable and accessible Aboriginal art galleries, holding up to six exhibitions in public spaces annually, more details of which can be found on the website.
Sept 4 to 27 at Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York – Spring Salon 2021 – returning for the fourth year to Gallery 152 in the regional town of York WA, this annual exhibition is a celebration of the arrival of spring reflected in the selection of bright, bold, colourful paintings and 3D sculptures including ceramics and woven items from remote community art centres throughout Arnhem Land, Tiwi Islands and desert communities.

Amy Ngurnta Nuggett, Rijijir – Bush Medicine and Bush Tomato, 90 × 90cm. Courtesy the artist, Mangkaja Arts, Western Australia and Artitja Fine Art Gallery

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 7 Jacobus Capone: Beating Heart – this major solo exhibition by Perth artist Jacobus Capone presents three significant bodies of work across video, installation and works on paper including Capone’s epic 10-channel video installation Echo & Abyss, shown in its entirety for the first time.

Jacobus Capone, Echo & Abyss – Chapter 6, Scene 9, 2018, video still, synchronised 10 Channel HD video, dimensions variable. Composition by Alex Turley. Courtesy the artist, Moore Contemporary, Western Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre

To Sept 7 Stanislava Pinchuk: The Archaeology of Loss presents Ukrainian-born, Melbourne-based artist Stanislava Pinchuk’s first WA exhibition of her conceptual poetics and engagement with sites of global conflict. Pinchuk’s practice speaks to personal and collective experiences of cultural displacement while wrestling with history and the material and immaterial costs of conflict.

Stanislava Pinchuk, Chernobyl Reactor 4 (Data Map: Topographic Radioactivity) (detail), 2017, pin-holes on paper, 75 x 101cm. Courtesy the artist, Yavuz Gallery, Sydney and Fremantle Arts Centre

Sept 18 to Nov 7 Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday is a celebration of contemporary craft, bringing together makers, artists and crafted works from countries around the Indian Ocean Rim, as part of the inaugural IOTA: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. From the exquisitely detailed textiles and embroidery works of Jakkai Siributr (Thailand) to the painted carpentry of Ishan Khosla (India) and his team of artisans, the exhibition will showcase strikingly modern installations and stories of our time that are firmly planted in craft traditions.

Cyrus Kabiru, Macho Nne-Amboseli Mask, 2017, C-type print on Diasec mount, 70 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 4 to 19 Façade, created by Chrissie Parrott is a large-scale installation of a brutal replica of baroque theatre and performance.
Also, Simulacra Lounge is an installation of automata, figurative artworks, and vintage technological objects from the studio of Geoffrey Drake-Brockman.
Sept 25 to Oct 10 Transpired Paradise, an exhibition by Adam Gicanese merging the raw technique of aerosol and use of traditional graffiti elements.

Perth City

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
To Sept 27 Pulse Perspectives – WA’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is, in turn, an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.

Cynthia Kuman, Nature orbs, 2020, glazed terracotta, seven parts: 17 × 65 × 65cm (overall). Kelmscott Senior High School. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
More information 1800-251-651.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.

Cool Change Contemporary
1F Bon Marche Arcade Building, 74-84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, during exhibitions, refer to website.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00-5.00. Closed during exhibition changeover.
To Oct 10 Love in Bright Landscapes, curated by Annika Kristensen.
Also, I don’t see colour by Salote Tawale.
Also Leiti by Sione TuÌvailala Monu.

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Gallery 360
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
(08) 9381-6577.
Instagram: @gallery.360
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 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 27 Feeling abstract? Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950-1990 – an exploration of abstract painting over a 40-year period.

Sydney Ball, Ispahan, 1967, acrylic on canvas, 182.8 × 341cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of Dr Albert Gild, 1969. Courtesy Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

To Nov 27 Matter: Works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – a focus on materials and materiality and featuring works of grit, weight and significance.

Lisa Wolfgramm, Painting #271, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.

To Nov 27 Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined – presents a diverse menagerie of animal representations from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

Unknown Creator, Tjulpu – Bird, c.1995. Cundeelee, Western Australia, wood. Gift of Rod Stockwell [1995/0117]. Courtesy Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Linton & Kay Galleries
West Perth
11 Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth 6005.
(08) 6465 4314.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

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

Greater Perth

Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit the website for the 2021 exhibition program.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions only.
Sept 10 to Oct 30 IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 9388-3300.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, cnr Nichol Street, 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 Oct 31 Finders Keepers by Nalda Searles, curated by Sandra Murray.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Oct 27 to Jan 15, 2022 Converging Currents.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 9.30 to 1.30. Public hols 9.30 to 1.30 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).
To Sept 19 Playing the Man – An ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition.
Also, Now You See Me I Women Artists from the CGG Collection.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland 6721.
(08) 9141-0041.
Tues-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon-Sun.