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.
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.
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.
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 ShipThat 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.
Basement level, MANY6160, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160. email@example.com www.successarts.org
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.
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).
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.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300. firstname.lastname@example.org www.pica.org.au
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.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009.
(08) 6488-3707. email@example.com lwag.uwa.edu.au
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