March 2017 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 March 2017 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.
Indigenous fine art from remote communities.
Call or email for appointment – flexible hours.
View art in a relaxed home environment.
Recipients: Corporate Social Responsibility award 2016 Fremantle Business Awards.

Vick Cullinan, Stars in the Night Sky, 167 x 112cm

Gracie Morton Pwerle, Bush Plum, 195 x 110cm

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 26 SPAN – comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith. SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. The works in SPAN link personal body space, encroach on the neighbours, and consider decisions of travel and where and how we live.

Susanna Castleden, 1:1 Gangway (detail), 2016, rubbing on gesso on paper maps, 3.2 × 15.4m. Photograph: Robert Frith, Acorn Photography. Courtesy the artist

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 March 19 Southern Perspectives.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
To March 29 Gallery 1: Kurun Warun. Gallery 2: Tanami Desert Artists – Yuendumu & Nyirripi.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
March 10 to 12 (opening Fri March 10, 6pm) Walkajurra Walkabout presents the work of Indigenous and non-indigenous artists who have been involved in the anti-uranium march through the Yellowcake country between Wiluna and Leonora. The exhibition includes painting, photography, sculpture and textiles.
March 25 to April 9 (opening Fri March 24, 6pm) Brilliant. Home is an exhibition showcasing new works from multi-disciplined established and emerging contemporary artists and makers who have a cultural connection with the port city of Fremantle. Intended to become a significant annual event with the exhibitionís curatorial theme changing annually.

22-26 Pakenham Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9430-8145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00to 2.00.
Please note gallery hours vary depending on the current exhibition .
March 18 to 31 Ships that Pass by Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss. Read more…

Jo Darbyshire, Pinna (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 300 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and PS Art Space

Penny Coss, Emigration, 2015, acrylic, canvas, paper mâché, dimensions variable. Photograph: courtesy the artist

Basement level, MANY6160, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160.
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.

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 March 19 WA Focus – Helen Grey-Smith. Centenary celebration of a remarkable mid-century textile designer.
To April 2 Year 12 Perspectives 2016 – your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State.
To Aug 13 Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak. Some artists just have to speak. Some stories need to be told. ‘Plain Speak’ launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. Exclusive to PIAF, the inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Read more…

Bindi Cole Chocka, Wathaurung Mob, 2007, photograph on rag paper, ed 1/5, 94 x 130cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2008

Ongoing, Micro Galleries: Garden and Sky. Displaying large works from the Wesfarmers Collection.
Ongoing, Objects Gallery: Gifts to the Fallen. A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.
Ongoing, Craft & Design Gallery: Resonant Objects. This dedicated space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.
From March 11 Luminous: 15 Years of the Tom Malone Prize 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 will include this year’s 10 shortlisted artists and the works from all past winners of the prize.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Perth City
The Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000.
(08) 6465-4314.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

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 16 Forgiving Night for Day by Jacobus Capone. Filmed in Lisbon over seven consecutive sunrises, Forgiving Night for Day is a contemplative reflection on the poetic Portuguese word ‘saudade’, an expression of deep nostalgia and longing for people, places and times irrevocably lost. During a winter spent in Lisbon a lyric was written by Jacobus Capone in response to the empty early morning streets and inspired by the emotive and sombre registers of Fado, a traditional Portuguese music genre.

Jacobus Capone, Forgiving Night for Day, film still, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Also, Collisions by Lynnette Wallworth. Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morganís first contact with Western culture came in the 1950s when he witnessed a secret atomic bomb testing in the South Australian desert. Now with the advance of virtual reality technology you will be transported back to this desert community in the Pilbara with Morgan as your guide.

Image by Piers Mussared

Forgiving Night for Day and Collisions are presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.

Sculpture by the Sea
Cottesloe Beach ñ Perth
Marine Parade, Perth 6011.
(02) 8399 0233.
March 3 to 20 National and international artists exhibit sculptures from the sea wall along the beach towards North Cottesloe and on surrounding grassed areas creating a beautiful sculpture park for the 13th annual exhibition. Visit website for public programs and tours.

Turner Galleries
470 William Street, Northbridge 6003.
(08) 9227-1077.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.


Buratti Fine Art
202 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9381-2408.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

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 15 Helen Britton: Interstices. A 25-year survey of work from renowned Australian artist Helen Britton, including new pieces that draw inspiration from Western Australiaís coastline. Presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.
To July 1 Works Of Art From Warburton. Experience work by artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.
To July 8 The Likeness – presenting a dynamic showcase of over 100 years of Australian portraiture from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

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.
March 7 to 26 Collectors Exhibition 2017 – Indigenous Artworks – selected Artists from Central Australia. Linton & Kay Galleries celebrates the start of 2017 with a carefully curated show of fine Indigenous paintings from Central Australia. Each artwork highlights the artistís intimate knowledge of and responsibility for country and culture. Artists include George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi, Tommy Watson, Lorna Fencer, Makinti Napananka, Kudditji Kngwarreye and others.

George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi, Tingari, acrylic on linen, 206 x 396cm

Kudditji Kngwarreye, ŒMy Country, acrylic on linen, 150 x 160cm

Greater Perth

Gallows Gallery
53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park 6012.
(08) 9286-4730.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Helen Forbes. Also, David MacKay Harrison.
March 9 to 26 Geoffrey Wake.
March 30 to April 23 Blaby Collection.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 PIAF 2017: John Akomfrah. Leading British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah brings Perth two new major film installations – ‘Vertigo Sea’ and ‘Auto Da Fé’. Read more…

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé #01, 2016, two channel HD colour video installation, 5.1 sound, 40 minutes 30 seconds © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy the artist, Lisson Gallery, London and John Curtin Gallery, Western Australia

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.
To March 19 Note To Self: Ben Joel curated by Anna Sabadini. A Shire of Mundaring Retrospective Art Acquisition Exhibition.
March 24 to April 30 Floating Marks by Dragica Milunovic.
Also, The Gurawu Collection – Yamaji Artists.

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 March 12 Glazed – Ceramics from the City of Bunbury Collection.
To April 2 Director’s Cut.
To April 16 Lightmoves: Contemporary Australian Video Art.
March 11 to April 17 Nature Diaries: Tuarts, Terns and Time.
March 25 to May 14 HomeFRONT.

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. .

Jahroc Galleries
83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9758-7200.
Daily 10.00 too 5.00, closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.