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 June 2018 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artitja.com.au
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
By appt. 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.
Check website for exhibition details.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555. email@example.com www.fac.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 15 Rachael Dease: Like Embracing Ice – the human ability to deny death and mortality mirrors our denial of climate change and the rapid destruction of the earth’s ice covered poles. Accomplished WA sound artist and composer Rachael Dease spent a month in the Arctic Circle in 2017 during the midnight sun, sailing amongst the collapsing glaciers. For Like Embracing Ice she has scored a work with audio captured from the depths of the Arctic Sea, using hydrophones floating under drifting icebergs and microphones lowered into glacial cracks.
Rachael Dease, Like Embracing Ice (Ytre Norskøya Votive #11) (detail), 2017. Photograph: Rachael Dease. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre
To July 15 Caspar Fairhall: Nine times the space that measures day and night – vibrant colour and rich surfaces characterise Caspar Fairhall’s (WA) paintings, which draw on both geometric abstraction and the often complex spatial structures of late Renaissance and Baroque art. The suite of large paintings in Nine times the space that measures day and night is conceived as a meditation on the nature of landscape and our place in geological time.
To July 15 Semiconductor – in partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, better known as Semiconductor, bring two of their works ‘Brilliant Noise’ and ‘Black Rain’ to FAC. Semiconductor have garnered international attention for their distinctive, innovative works which push the boundaries of moving image as a visual language. They seek to extend our experience of the natural world, delving into and creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds by transforming and stitching together images of scientific data.
Paul Hinchcliffe, The infinite possibilities of a life not lived (project 12), 2004, acrylic paint on calico, pine, 39 x 31 x 1.5cm. Courtesy the artist. Donated by Mary Harrison Hill, 2016
To July 15 Gifted – an exhibition which recognises a generous donation by longstanding Fremantle resident and art collector Mary Harrison Hill, who gifted 17 artworks to the City of Fremantle Art Collection in 2016. The gift of prints and paintings by senior WA and Fremantle-based artists was presented to the City in recognition of her husband Chris Hill, who died suddenly in 2014. Chris Hill was a significant advocate and supporter of contemporary WA and Balinese artists.
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 June 18 A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence. Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence. Ticketed.
To July 16 Year 12 Perspectives 2017 – showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. Prominent themes in this year’s display include family, international politics and human impact on nature. Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.
To Aug 13 WA Now: Babanyu (Friends for life) by Julie Dowling takes a step back in time to a period (1993-2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Dowling, emerged as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country.
From June 16 Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BC–1983: Highlights from the Yuen Collection – drawing from a significant recently revealed private collection in Perth, this exhibition presents an overview of over 60 Chinese ceramic objects of superb artistic quality, ranging from the Warrior State period (5th century BCE) to the late 20th century, thus highlighting the path of its production, with its similarities and differences, for nearly 2,500 years.
Now showing, AGWA Collection – Five paths, many journeys – with more than 17,500 works in the AGWA collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300. firstname.lastname@example.org www.pica.org.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 15 Hatched: National Graduate Show 2018 – features work by recent art graduates selected from 23 different tertiary institutions across Australia. Hatched will once again test the pulse of Australia’s emerging arts scene while acting as an important platform for the next generation of Australian artists. From painting, sculpture and drawing, to installation, video, and sound work, this exhibition offers an intriguing snapshot of current contemporary art practices in Australia. Read more…
Tri Minh Tran, Untitled #2, 2017, from the ‘Causing a Commotion’ series. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009.
(08) 6488-3707. email@example.com lwag.uwa.edu.au
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 7 In Light of Shadows – focusing on the Berndt Museum’s Asian Collection, In Light of Shadows encourages audiences to question the meaning of light and/or darkness in relation to other cultures and within themselves.
To Aug 18 Stewart Scambler: Fragment – Scambler presents a new body of work, a striking assembly of large-scale sculptural forms and murals inspired by his recent journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley.
To Aug 18 Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection – explores the modern landscape tradition in Australian art, through works in the University of Western Australia Art Collection.
To Aug 18 Authentic Determination – Brigid Noone applies her unique methodology, an experimental hybrid of artistic and curatorial processes, to the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.