December 2021 | January 2022 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 Gallery
South Fremantle, 6162.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
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.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 23, 2022 Hundreds and Thousands – following on from the blockbuster 2018 kids’ exhibition Animaze, Fremantle Arts Centre presents an even bigger and more colourful creative experience for kids with Hundreds and Thousands. This immersive colour exhibition will transform the galleries and grounds into colour-filled worlds, with vibrant interactive artworks created and displayed specifically for children and families to enjoy. Across a spectrum of colour-themed spaces, Hundreds and Thousands will create rich sensory experiences for kids of all ages, including kinetic colour machines, giant golden soft sculptures, cool blue optical illusions and mysterious multi-coloured dimensions.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 27 to Dec 12 Bodies of Work – showcases a breadth of practices within the printmaking community of the Printmakers Association of WA.
Jan 8 to 16, 2022 Paul Rigby – Six Decades of Cartoons and Art – a special exhibition of works by world-renowned cartoonist and illustrator.
Jan 22 to 30, 2022 The Art of the Story – a retrospective of artist and author Frane Lessac with illustrations and paintings from her 50 books over 40 years.
Jan 22 to Feb 6, 2022 The Landscape Re-Examined – an exhibition where painter Karen Morris continues to explore the interplay of how colour forms perception of place.
Sculpture at Bathers
Feb 19 to March 7, 2022 a free outdoor sculpture exhibition at Bathers Beach in Fremantle featuring works by 72 artists.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
Now showing, In the studio: Rose Boyt and Lucian Freud – Lucian Freud rarely allowed himself to be photographed. While working on ‘Naked man with rat’ (1977-78), he commissioned Rose Boyt, one of his 14 acknowledged children, to capture a series of moments in the studio. Wild and sassy, Boyt forged a relationship with her father the same way as his other children, who had to get used to his unconventional parenting style. He painted many of them, including Boyt, whose unfinished portrait appears in the background of her photographs. The power dynamic between the three protagonists comes into focus in these images and they capture Boyt’s agency as a daughter, a sitter and a photographer in her own right.
To Jan 31, 2022 The View From Here – A Celebration of Western Australian art. One moment. 200 perspectives. The Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of Western Australian art with 30 new commissions, exhibitions and acquisitions by leading Western Australian artists and creatives. The exhibition captures the perspectives of a diverse group of artists, from the state’s renowned and iconic western desert and Kimberley artists to emerging artists – many from non-traditional arts backgrounds – to established Western Australian artists working here and elsewhere.
Dec 11 to April 18, 2022 Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia – this touring exhibition surveys historical and contemporary works by over 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia, drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts. Only on show in Perth.
Level 1, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
More information 1800-251-651.
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-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. Closed during exhibition changeover.
To Jan 9, 2022 Sky Cave by Amy Perejuan-Capone.
Also, Coming Home by Alex Martinis Roe.
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.
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will be closed from Nov 28, reopening Feb 12, 2022, when it will be presenting two Perth Festival exhibitions:
Sonia Kurarra – Portals of Love and Loss, Ariel’s Song; as well as an exhibition presented by the Berndt Museum, Inhabiting the Trace.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 16, 2022 Main Gallery: INSIDE OUT – Tilt 2021 by Curtis Taylor. Project Space: Always holding something by Luisa Hansal.
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 Dec 15 Sense and Sensitivity.
Also, John Stringer Prize.
Midland Junction Arts Centre
276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland 6056.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00 during exhibitions. Closed public hols.
To Dec 18, and Jan 12 to Feb 12, 2022 Toy Stories – Emanuel Arkeveld, Clem Bond, Len Bunn, Kate Campbell-Pope, Paul Caporn, Crystal Chong, Jennifer Cochrane, Jane Davies, Angela Ferolla, Susan Flavell, David Gregson (deceased), Michael Hanrahan, Geri Hayden, Adam Ismail, Theo Koning, Maxxi Minaxi May, Ellen Norrish, Sue McPhee, Danielle Ryan, Ross Smith, Sarah Toohey, Barry Tyrie, Yolande Ward-Yarran, Cecile Williams and Susie Vickery. Curated by Sarah Toohey.
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 Dec 19 Tributaries by Tineke Van der Eecken, and The Second-Best Time is Now.
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
To Jan 15, 2022 Converging Currents.
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.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 9.30 to 1.30.
Closed Mon. Public hols 9.30 to 1.30. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
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.