WA art galleries and their AUGUST 2022 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 13 to Oct 23 A Gentle Misinterpretation: Australian Artists and Chinoiserie – Chinoiserie, the Western appropriation of Asian aesthetics, briefly represented the height of fashion for European aristocracy during the early 18th century before falling out of favour and being variously characterised as effeminate, immoral and transgressive. Conceived and curated by Andrew Nicholls, the exhibition features new works by 12 Australian artists investigating this fascinating legacy – Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres, Nathan Beard, Sandra Black, Tanija and Graham Carr, David Charles Collins, Theo Costantino, Susan Flavell, Tarryn Gill, Pilar Mata Dupont, Cherish Marrington, Andrew Nicholls and various artisans from Jingdezhen China and residents of Brighton, United Kingdom.
Aug 13 to Oct 23 Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming – Warnman artist Desmond Taylor and Perth-based textiles practitioner Mariaan Pugh have worked together to transform Taylor’s Niminjarra paintings, usually seen on canvas or paper, into highly tactile textile works, animating the important Niminjarra Jukurrpa (Dreaming). This body of work is borne of Taylor’s desire to see his artworks reimagined through a textile medium and is a contemporary crafting of important ancestral stories deeply rooted in Warnman Ngurra (Country).
Aug 13 to Oct 23 Tania Ferrier: Pop Porn – a reverent acknowledgement of women’s experiences and an investigation into the representation of women in popular pornography of the 1980s. This new body of digital prints uses photo-montage processes to reassemble “taboo” 1980’s Playboy centrefolds. Challenging misogynistic gender ideals and giving voice to feminine authority, Ferrier reimagines women’s bodies from passive, objectified figures into dynamic surrealist forms.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Space
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 3.00.
July 30 to Aug 7 Bloom – sculpture, print, paint, installation, and photography by eight local artists.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Wed–Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
To Aug 28 Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara – celebrates the Aboriginal artists and artwork of Western Australia’s Pilbara region. This exhibition is a collaboration between Western Australian non-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Aboriginal art centres; Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio, and Yinjaa-Barni Art, and independent artists Katie West, Curtis Taylor and Jill Churnside. Read more . . .
To Oct 23 Collective Ground – Yamaji/Noongar curator Tui Raven brings together works from First Nations artists across Western Australia in Collective Ground – the first exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works acquired through AGWA’s COVID-19 stimulus package. It explores deep time and the stories that flow through the land on which we all live, as told through the artworks of First Nations peoples across the state.
To Nov 20 Media-Space 1981–1986 – this exhibition presents documentation of the multi-disciplinary projects undertaken by Perth-based art collective Media-Space across its life-span, 1981–1986.
Mezzanine Level at Hyatt Regency Perth, Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
More information 1800-251-651.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program and access initiative for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
Cool Change Contemporary
1F Bon Marche Arcade Building, 74–84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000.
Facebook + Instagram: @coolchangecontemporary
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Visit the 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.
Aug 12 to Oct 2 Ground Floor Galleries: Out of Bounds. First Floor Galleries and Screen Space: To companion a companion by Fernando do Campo.
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.
To Aug 20 Sustaining the art of practice – this project draws on works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art to countless intangible networks of supporters, communities, and friendships that sustain a creative practice. Read more . . .
To Dec 10 From the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – Cristina Asquith Baker, Gemma Ben-Ary, Dorothy Braund, Lina Bryans, Mary Edwards, Linda Fardoe, Margaret Francis, Adrienne Gaha, Bessie Gibson, Melissa McDougall, Clare Mcfarlane, Gina Moore, Margaret Morgan, Maisie Newbold, Susan Norrie, Kathleen O’Connor, Jean Sutherland, Eveline Syme, Yvette Watt, Julie Wilson-Foster and Sue Wyatt.
Linton & Kay Galleries
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Road), Subiaco 6008.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 1 to 22 Environment: Landscapes In Western Australia – Jacinda Bayne, Jo Darvall, Jenni Doherty, Ken Done, Douglas Kirsop, Andy Quilty, Jules Sher and Ingrid Windram.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
Swan House, Goolugatup Heathcote, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
Aug 6 to Sept 18 The Nature of Contingency by Fiona Harman and Steve Paraskos.
John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
Mon–Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
To Aug 28 Lindy Lee: Moon In A Dew Drop.
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 Sept 11 Extricate – emerging artists Jane Button, Louise Grimshaw, Isaac Huggins, Eveline Ruys, Kristy Scaddan and Shanti Gelmi take the printmaker’s craft beyond tradition. Curated by Shanti Gelmi. Read more . . .
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Wed–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Aug 27 to Oct 15 Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist.
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.
To Aug 7 Motherhood: Sheree Dohnt.
To Aug 21 Noongar Country 2022 | Kaarla Koort-ak: Woonya, Moort, Boodja.
Also, Wonders of the Worlds: Tony Windberg.
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.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
Mon 9.30 to 1.30, Tues–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 9.30 to 1.30. Closed Wed, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
To Sept 7 Open Borders.
Also, The Alternative Archive.
Spinifex Hill Project Space
18 Hedditch Street, South Hedland 6722.
Tues–Sat 9.00 to 3.00.
To Sept 10 He is Myself: The Art of Nyaparu (William) Gardiner – a touring exhibition that celebrates the remarkable life and work of one of the most iconic artists to emerge from Western Australia’s Pilbara region.