January/February 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
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954.
Directors Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke
(member of ACGA).
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.
EARLYWORK, 330 South Tce, South Fremantle.
Jan 9 to 31 SUMMER SALON 2021.
This popular annual salon style exhibition brings together art and objects from remote art centre communities including licensed merchandise, which send royalties back to Indigenous artists. A marketplace atmosphere during this holiday month, the gallery style is casual and the art is fine and significant.

Angilyiya Tjapiti Mitchell, Fireside – kero heater. Courtesy Papulankutja Artists, Western Australia and Artitja Fine Art Gallery

Artwork by Selina Teece Pwerl. Courtesy the artist 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 Jan 24 DesignFreo – Spaceagency architects, Squarepeg Home, Monster_Alphabets_Dilemma, Tiller Rides, Winterwares, Chil3, OhloStudio, Remington Matters + more. Design is everywhere and we all make design decisions every day ñ what to wear, where we live, what we buy and how we get from A to B. DesignFreo looks at Fremantle through the lens of design and draws attention to how design shapes our experiences as individuals and as a community. The exhibition explores our relationship to designed objects, places and spaces and features local architects, furniture makers, and fashion, industrial, urban, interior and graphic designers.

Monster_Alphabets_Dilemma. Photograph: Sarah Watanabe. Courtesy Fremantle Arts Centre

To Jan 24 Watch this space! an exhibition of 15 screenprints drawn from the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) print folios published in 2004 and 2011. Each folio of prints displays a series of painted wall projects that span a decade of collaborative practice by AC4CA artists in Fremantle and Perth. Watch this space!includes a new painted commission designed by AC4CA artists Trevor Richards and Alex Spremberg, which encompasses all walls of the Collection Gallery. This exhibition acknowledges the important contribution to AC4CA by senior Australian artist John Nixon (1949-2020).

Elen Smith, project 17 AC4CA public projects 2005-2011 (Series 2 #8). Courtesy the artist and AC4CA

Feb 4 to March 21 A Forest of Hooks and Nails – Dan Bourke, Phoebe Clarke, Angela Ferolla, Liam Kennedy, Rob Kettels, Maxxi Minaxi May, Hugh Thomson, Phoebe Tran, Tyrown Waigana, Zev Weinstein and Hansdieter Zeh. Curator and Install Coordinator: Tom Freeman. See the traditional gallery dynamic flipped on its head as the install crew step into the limelight for A Forest of Hooks and Nails. Fremantle Arts Centre’s world class gallery program has an invisible heart – its install team. Working with artists, curators, designers and other staff, they combine their varied, ever-expanding skills to create elegant and complex exhibitions. Yet the best installers are invisible, essential yet unrecognised. In A Forest of Hooks and Nails these installers, all artists in their own right, use their years of insider knowledge and intimate behind-the-scenes experience to produce site-specific artworks that engage with the building, its history, the community and the politics and aesthetics of this much-loved Fremantle icon.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun: 12.00 to 5.00.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

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).
Jan 30 to March 22 Tim Minchin and Tee Ken Ng: Leaving LA – Tee Ken Ng is a Perth-based artist, filmmaker and designer with a global reach and reputation. This exhibition focuses on his recent animated music video for another Perth luminary, Tim Minchin. Presented as an installation of the swirling hand-made zoetropes that bring Minchin’s song ‘Leaving LA’ to visual life, it reveals the unique and exquisite charm, art and craft of Ng’s animation practice. Combined with live video projections of the zoetropes in action and an accompanying soundtrack, Ng creates a sense of being within the animation itself as the entire piece becomes a living artwork that fully encompasses the viewer.

Tee Ken Ng, Film still of zoetrope-animated video for Tim Minchin’s Leaving LA, 2020. Photograph: Tee Ken Ng. Courtesy the artists and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To March 1 BODIED locates performative, physically-focused video works and printed matter with galleries that were designed by in 1895 and used for the application of law in the colony. Works by Gordon Bennett, Cheryl Donegan, Alin Huma and Cheiko Kawaguchi, Wong Ping, Jani Ruscica and Kawita Vatanajyankur span the 1990s to the present day and speak across and between these spaces. BODIED is a deliberate crossing of voices and physical gestures that moves from high-tech to decidedly lo-fi, the humorous to the unnerving, and from the constrained body to the decreated self.

Jani Ruscica, Human Flesh, 2019, 2K video, stereo sound, 16 minutes. On loan from the artist. © Jani Ruscica, 2019

To March 15 sorry I was/am too much. This exhibition pairs works by contemporary Western Australian artist Carla Adams and one of Australia’s most foremost modernist artists, Albert Tucker. The show includes Adams’ paintings, textiles, ceramics and mixed-media objects, drawings and visual diaries that emerge from her experiences in the contemporary dating world. This is juxtaposed against a selection of Tucker’s drawings and paintings from the Gallery’s Collection, produced between 1943 and 1989.

Carla Adams, Difficult, 2019, acrylic and ink on board with acrylic gems, 30 x 23cm © Carla Adams. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
Mon-Fri by appt.
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-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events across multiple galleries.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tue-Sun 10.00-5.00.
Feb 9 to April 18 the gathering, curated by guest curator Glenn Iseger-Pilkington.
the gathering is a reflection upon the act of gathering ñ of bringing together of peoples, words, politics, objects, images, identities, histories, dreams and concerns. Showcasing existing and newly commissioned sculpture, video, photography, painting and installation from artists Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Dean Cross, Sharyn Egan, Peggy Griffiths Madij, Yabini Kickett, Bridget Reweti, Damien Shen and James Tylor. the gathering is an invitation for audiences to reconsider histories, our new realities and our shared humanity, at a time when the world is united in so many ways, but increasingly divided by others. Presented in association with Perth Festival.

James Tylor, (Deleted scenes) from an untouched landscape #2, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Sculpture by the Sea
Cottesloe Beach
Marine Parade, Perth 6011.
March 5 to 22
The 17th annual Sculpture by the Sea – 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 exhibition. Visit website for public programs and tours.

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Gallery 360
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
(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 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 13 to June 5 Olga Cironis: Dislocation – a survey of 30 years of work by artist Olga Cironis. Presented in association with Perth Festival.
Also, Paper Cut – an eclectic survey of works on paper from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

Olga Cironis, Alexandra, 2013, archival digital print, 120 x 80cm. Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. © the artist Courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Feb 13 to June 5 Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined – a diverse menagerie of animal representations from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

Unknown Creator, Tjulpu – Bird, c.1995, Cundeelee, Western Australia, wood, 28 x 7 x 8cm. Gift of Rod Stockwell, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection

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

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

Greater Perth

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

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, 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
10 Harris Road, Caversham
(08) 9388-3300.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions only). Closed public holidays.
From July 20 the Wanneroo Gallery will be closed until a new exhibition is available.


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.
To Feb 21 Christopher Young: Eight.

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.

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.
UPDATE: Margaret River Gallery is currently closed, stay tuned for artist interviews, exhibitions and more.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
Tues, Wed, Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.