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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Western Australian art galleries and their Febraury 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. email@example.com www.fac.org.au Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 4 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, 320 × 1540cm Photograph: Robert Firth, Acorn Photography. Courtesy the artist
Basement level, MANY6160, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Feb 5 Continental Shift. An exciting partnership between AGWA, Terra Foundation for American Art and UWA which sees 15 American landscape paintings shown in the context of their Australian counterparts.
To Feb 26 Screen Space: HEAT – a captivating work and a personal recollection of contemporary Bidjara artist Christian Thompson, visiting the harsh Australian desert landscape with his father. 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.
Ongoing, Micro Galleries: Garden and Sky. Displaying large works from the Wesfarmers Collection, this selection of works for the first display begin with a conversation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists.
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 Feb 25 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.
Bindi Cole Chocka, Wathaurung Mob, 2007, photograph on Rag paper, edition 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
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300. email@example.com www.pica.org.au Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 18 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. Feb 21 to April 16 Collisions by Lynnette Wallworth. Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan’s 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. Forgiving Night for Day and Collisions are presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009.
(08) 6488-3707. firstname.lastname@example.org lwag.uwa.edu.au
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 11 to April 15 Interstices by Helen Britton a 25-year survey of work from renowned Australian artist Helen Britton, including new pieces that draw inspiration from Western Australia’s coastline. Presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.
Feb 11 to July 1 Works Of Art From Warburton experience work by artists from the remote desert community of Warburton.
Feb 11 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 Subiaco
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Rd), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300. email@example.com www.lintonandkay.com.au
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 28 Summer Salon – Mixed Exhibition – Celia Perceval, Stephanie Reisch, Leigh Hewson-Bower, Magda Joubert, Regina Noakes, Douglas Kirsop, Kate Elsey, John Olsen, Stephen Glassborow, Andrew Carter, Mac Betts, Ken Done and Barbara George.
John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155. firstname.lastname@example.org www.johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 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’.
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323. email@example.com www.brag.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
See website for exhibition program.
Jan 28 to March 5 City Gallery: No Fixed Address.
Feb 4 to 26 Fourth Gallery: A Year in the Making.
Feb 11 to April 2 Chapel Gallery: Director’s Cut.
Feb 18 to April 16 Lower Gallery: Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art.