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 April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Artitja Fine Art
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954. email@example.com www.artitja.com.au
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
Indigenous fine art from remote communities.
Recipients: Corporate Social Responsibility award 2016 Fremantle Business Awards.
Artitja Fine Art exhibiting at Turner Galleries/Engine Rooms: 470 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003.
April 7 to May 13 Legends And Lore – spanning the two Engine Rooms at Turner Galleries this exhibition will include barks and Larrakitj – memorial poles – by celebrated and emerging artists from Yirrkala in Arnhem Land; an exhibition of eastern desert flora themes by artists Selina Teece Pwerl and Bernadine Johnson Kemarre accompanied by a selection of exquisite weaves from Noongar bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott.
Ralwurrandji Wanambi, Bamurrunu, 213 x 70cm. Courtesy the artist and Artitja Fine Art
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fac.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 1 to May 21 Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle’s social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the spectacular events surrounding the emergence of the Sannyasins in the 1980s. Artists include; Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Joshua Webb, Bevan Honey, Joseph London, David Brophy and Loren Holmes. Co-curated by artist and Sannyasin child Sohan Ariel Hayes and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Dr Ric Spencer.
April 8 to May 21 Revealed Aboriginal Art Exhibition showcases emerging artists from Aboriginal arts centres across WA, with works stretching across a diverse range of mediums including painting, installation, sculpture, textiles, video, photo media and artefacts. The exhibition will be accompanied by a one-day arts market on Sat April 8 offering affordable, original works with all profits returning to the art centres.
Victor Burton, Nyiirnkajarra, 2016, 46 x 61cm, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Spinifex Hill Studios, Port Hedland (RBG)
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898. email@example.com www.fac.org.au/about/moores-building
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 8 to 21 Revealed Exhibition 2017: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists.
To April 9 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.
April 1 to May 21 Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle.
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 May 20 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.
To June 15 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. Read more…
Michael Cook, Mother (Merry-go-round), 2016, inkjet print on paper, 80 x 120cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 2016
To July 9 Objects Gallery: Gifts to the Fallen. A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.
To Aug 13 Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak. Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, ‘Everyone has a history’, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Read more…
To Sept Micro Galleries: Garden and Sky. The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions.
From April 1 WA Focus – Nathan Beard. Beard’s work deals with the fluid nature of personal and cultural identities. His practice is conceptually and materially hybrid as he combines sumptuously rendered sculpture, photography and drawing to produce thoughtful, provocative and elusive experiences.
From April 1 SNEAKERHEADS. The SNEAKERHEADS pre-season kicks off in April with a look at WA’s own sneakerheads. In the lead-up to the opening of the major international exhibition, The Rise of Sneaker Culture in May, we’re bringing local collections out of the closet and into the public realm of the Gallery.
Nancy Downes, Present Absent (detail), 2015, shock cord, felt, Perspex, upholstery nails, gouache, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Paper Mountain, Western Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300. email@example.com www.pica.org.au
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.
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. Forgiving Night for Day and Collisions are presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.
Wesley Uniting Church
Corner Hay and William streets, Perth 6000. www.perthunitingchurch.org.au
Open daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 8 to 17 Stations of the Cross – Nathan Beard, Celene Bridge, Kristi Chua Pinjes, Mel Dare, Moira de la Hunty, Eva Fernandez, Fiona Gavino, Jina Lee, Lia McKnight, Marziya Mohammedali, Gregory Pryor, Harrison See, Marek Szyler, Emily Ten Raa and Jana Wallace Braddock.
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.
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 ñ presenting a dynamic showcase of over 100 years of Australian portraiture from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
April 29 to July 8 Here&Now17: New Photography. Contemporary Western Australian artists working with, or at the margins of, photography.
Also, Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001. Explore Perth of the mid-1980s through to the dawn of the new millennium with photographs from Western Australian artist Kevin Ballantine.
John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155. email@example.com www.johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
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’.
Andy Quilty, Self Portrait Studies #4, graphite and aerosol on Arches paper, 29.7 x 21cm (each) x 9 panels; and, Andy Quilty, Papa as a Lawyer, ballpoint pen on arches 143 x 113cm. Courtesy the artist and Margaret River Gallery
Melissa Boughey, Last Light Vineyard Track 1 and Track 2, oil on board, 20 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Margaret River Gallery