WA art galleries and their MAY 2022 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.
Open by appt.
Established in 2004 by Directors Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke. 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.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 7 to July 24 Revealed Exhibition: New & Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists.
The Revealed Exhibition returns in 2022, celebrating the creativity, ambition, and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice in Western Australia. Featuring an art market, artist talks and workshops running alongside the exhibition, the Revealed program provides a unique opportunity to meet artists from all over the state, hear rich stories of culture and community, and support the next generation of artists by buying artwork to take home and cherish. Exhibited works range from highly traditional to cutting edge in a range of mediums including painting, installation, textiles, photography, print, video, carving and sculpture.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Wed–Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
From May 14 Collective Ground – Yamaji/Noongar curator Tui Raven has brought together 60 works from First Nations artists across Western Australia, in Collective Ground – the first exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works acquired through AGWA’s COVID-19 stimulus package. It explores deep time and the stories that flow through the land on which we all live – as told through the artworks of First Nations peoples across the state.
To July 3 Michael Jalaru Torres | Jurru – Djugun and Yawaru photographic artist Michael Jalaru Torres explores social history and the political and cultural identities of community members from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with his innovative portraiture and abstracted landscape photography.
To July 17 Bábbarra Designs: Material stories by women of Arnhem Land – a selection of Bábbarra Designs’ exquisite hand-printed textiles that tell the ancestral stories of Bábbarra’s Arnhem Land country and cultures.
To July 24 The West Australian Pulse – 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. This year’s exhibition celebrates 30 years, featuring 49 works by 2021 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 32 schools across WA.
To Aug 28 Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara – celebrating the Aboriginal artists and artwork of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, this landmark exhibition brings together more than 70 artists and over 190 artworks. A collaboration between FORM, Art Gallery of Western Australia; and Aboriginal art centres Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio and Yinjaa-Barni Art; alongside independent artists.
Mezzanine Level at Hyatt Regency Perth, Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
More information 1800-251-651.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program and access initiative for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
Cool Change Contemporary
1F Bon Marche Arcade Building, 74–84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000.
Facebook + Instagram: @coolchangecontemporary
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions; refer to website for exhibition program.
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.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
May 14 to July 17 Hatched: National Graduate Show 2022 – a national look at Australia’s most exciting emerging artists.
Subiaco West Perth Crawley
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
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.
Tues–Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will be closed for renovations from Sun April 24, re-opening Sat June 25.
To Dec 10 From the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – Cristina Asquith Baker, Gemma Ben-Ary, Dorothy Braund, Lina Bryans, Mary Edwards, Linda Fardoe, Margaret Francis, Adrienne Gaha, Bessie Gibson, Melissa McDougall, Clare McFarlane, Gina Moore, Margaret Morgan, Maisie Newbold, Susan Norrie, Kathleen O’Connor, Jean Sutherland, Eveline Syme, Yvette Watt, Julie Wilson-Foster and Sue Wyatt.
June 25 to Aug 20 Sustaining the art of practice – this project draws on works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art to countless intangible networks of supporters, communities and friendships that sustain a creative practice.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
Swan House, Goolugatup Heathcote, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
Mon–Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
To May 5 Isaac Julien, presented as part of Perth Festival.
To May 8 Energaia.
Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, cnr Nichol Street, Mundaring 6073.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
To June 19 Country Connections – Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition 2022, curated by Sharyn Egan and André Lipscombe.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
To May 15 South West Art Now (SWAN) 2022.
To June 6 Jenny Potts Barr | Ever Evers: “of other loves and landscapes”.
To June 12 John Collis | Just Flags.
To June 26 Museum of Loss – Rizzy, Susan Flavell, Lara Rose, Olga Cironis, Gemma Ben-Ary and Stephen Genovese.
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland 6721.
Tues–Wed and Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
Mon 9.30 to 1.30, Tues–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 9.30 to 1.30. Closed Good Friday, Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.
May 13 to June 26 Subject: Studio paintings, sculptures and monoprints by Susan Ecker.
Also, Stratigraphy – Merrick Belyea, Sarah Elson, Brad Rimmer and Susan Roux.