September 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 September 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. Open by appointment. 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.
Sept 9 to 24 Spring Salon to be held at Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York, Western Australia. For the first time Artitja Fine Art features as part of the York Festival showcasing the finest in Australian Aboriginal art to be held in the regional and historic town of York. The exhibition features art and objects from remote community artists with a special feature including workshops by bush sculpture and internationally renowned fibre textile artist Janine McAullay Bott.

Janine McAullay Bott, Canoe shape basket, Palm fronds (Queen palm), 80 x 22 x 10cm

Alison Munti Riley, Ara Irititja Ngayuku Ngura Wiru, 122 x 84cm

The 1897 Window Gallery
69 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle 6169.
Free entry.
Daily sunrise to 10pm.
To Oct 7 Doing One Thing At A Time by Fiz Eustance.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 16 ISLAND by Ian Strange – Perth-raised, New York-based artist Strange returns home for ISLAND, featuring large-scale photographs and a site-specific installation. The exhibition depicts the foreclosed homes in Ohio’s Rust Belt region as Strange investigates the suburban home, exploring its dual nature as a place of sovereignty and simultaneous entrapment.
Also, I WAS HERE – reflects upon the continual remaking of history through photographic prints and sculpture. Artists include Tom Buckland (ACT), Wanda Gillespie (NZ), Kate McMillan (UK), Yh–nnie Scarce (SA), Alex Seton (NSW), Amy Spiers (VIC) and Robyn Stacey (NSW). Read more…

Wanda Gillespie, Seeker 1 (Fuyuko), 2016, woodcarving (Ash), paint, fur, fabric, leather, string, 140 x 40 x 40cm

Sept 22 to Nov 11 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award – returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With more than $22,000 in prize money and works ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia. Supported by Little Creatures Brewing. Also, Speaking Volumes – a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last twenty years, the exhibition includes works by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC).

Jan Davis, Solomon, 1995, digital print artist book seven volumes in slipcase, ed. 2 of 10, 14.7 x 9.4 x 14cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Winner of the 1995 FAC Print Award

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.
Sept 9 to Oct 15 Heathcote Select – an exhibition of Western Australian artists selected by curator by Jana Braddock.
Sept 16 to Oct 15 Heathcote Project Space: ana (and) geo by Susan Roux.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
From Sept 22 Gallery 1: Sarrita and Tarisse King.
Gallery 2: Damien and Yilpi Marks.

Damien Marks Jangala and Yilpi Marks Atira, Hailstorm, 2014, acrylic on linen, 121 x 99cm

Tarrise King, Salt Lake Country, 2016, acrylic on linen, 120 x 120cm

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 30 to Oct 15 (opening Fri Sept 29, 6pm) Journey of the Heart – features abstract paintings and glasswork by Abstract Angels. The WA collective raises money for heart research and includes artists Diane Gherardi, Karen Grimstead, Tracey Harvey, Sophie Finlay, Irena Trlin, Gabby Corbett and Michelle Walker.

Basement level, MANY6160,
2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160.
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 Sept 10 Screen Space: Richard Bell. ‘Scratch an Aussie’, is a playful, serious and challenging video piece that explores racism in Australia.
To Oct 15 Craft & Design Gallery: Resonant Objects. This display brings together key highlights from AGWA’s furniture collection.
To Aug 2018 Six Seasons Gallery – Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art – this new permanent space showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. The first display includes art that deals with the beauty and importance of the land and environment to Aboriginal people.
Sept 2 to Feb 26, 2018 WA Now by Gregory Pryor – WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work ‘Looking Glass’ which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.
From Sept 16 Bill Henson – this exhibition presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes.

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.

MOANA Project Space
1st Floor, 618 Hay Street, Perth 6000.
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Sept 1 to Oct 1 I Know How Hard It Can Get by Taylor Reudavey. A multimedia installation that chronicles unemployment and welfare policy in contemporary Australia.

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.
Sept 2 to Oct 29 (opening Fri Sept 1, 6.30-8.30pm) Energies: Haines and Hinterding – this exhibition spans experimental, digital, electronic and traditional media and brings together interactive cinema, installation, sound, video, sculpture, aroma, photography and drawing. David Haines and Joyce Hinterding live in the Blue Mountains and teach at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. The artists have been working together for over 15 years. They are captivated by the unseen energies that surround us – including very low frequency (VLF) radio waves, television signals, paranormal events, satellite transmissions and psychic forces – and seek to reveal them to audiences through work that draws upon aspects of science, the occult and philosophy. Curated by MCA Curator Anna Davis. Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

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

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
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 Sept 23 Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection – discover some of the artworks from philanthropist Janet Holmes à Court’s personal collection.
To Dec 16 Country and Colony – drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, this exhibition weaves together stories of land, body and industry to explore histories and ongoing impacts of colonisation.
Also, Milingimbi: A living culture – celebrates art from Milingimbi Island, the largest of the Crocodile Islands located off the coast of Arnhem Land. Presented by the Berndt Museum.

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 Sept 17 Mid West by Christian Fletcher. Read more…

Water Tanks and Windmill, 2017, pigment print on archival fine art paper, 110 x 111.25cm

Greater Perth

The Goods Shed
Corner of Shenton Road and Claremont Crescent,
Claremont 6010.
To Sept 17 Builded Remnants by Berndnaut Smilde.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

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.
Sept 1 to Oct 1 Ambiance by Felicia Aroney.

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 Sept 10 Habits of Horses, curated by Jude van der Merwe.
Also, Horse Tales.
Aug 27 to Sept 24 The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods.
Sept 15 to Oct 15, 26∞S 121∞E | On the Map.

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 Sept 10 Bunbury Biennale 2017.
Sept 2 to Nov 5 Beta Blocker by Miik Green.
Sept 9 to Nov 12 Thresholds and Thoughtscapes – Annette Nykiel, Sarah Robinson and Jane Whelan.
Sept 16 to Nov 26 John Austin: Survey II 1994-2017.

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 to 5.00.

Margaret River Gallery
Shop 4, 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9757-2729.
Daily from 10.00.