WA art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 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.
Since 2004. Working with remote community Aboriginal art centres.
Dec 9 to 31 THE GIFT COLLECTION | Art + Objects at Terrace Greenhouse, 223 South Terrace, South Fremantle, and at other times by appt.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 28, 2024 Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices – Akira Akira, Sarah Contos, Lucia Dohrmann, Mikala Dwyer, Janet Fieldhouse, Teelah George, Paul Knight, Anne-Marie May, John Nixon, Kate Scardifield, Jacqueline Stojanovic, and Katie West. Curated by Karen Hall and Catherine Woolley. A UNSW Galleries touring exhibition.
Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Moores Building Art Space
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 3.00.
PS Art Space
22–26 Pakenham Street, Fremantle 6160.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Wed–Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
Ongoing, Balancing Act. Our story is not one story but many stories to share. Balancing Act invites you to be surprised, delighted and challenged by the stories told through the eyes of First Nations artists and their works of art in this State Art Collection showcase.
To Feb 5, 2024 Exquisite Bodies | Bruno Booth – a participatory all-ages exhibition interrupting preconceived perceptions of disability and normativity. Drawing on the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, as an open-ended celebration of difference inviting audiences of all ages to interact with playable figurative sculptures and drawing games.
To Feb 18, 2024 The Antipodean Manifesto – this State Art Collection exhibition explores the formation and aspirations of the seven artists who formed the Antipodean group in Melbourne in 1959, situating their work within the social and political context of late 1950s Australia.
To Feb 18, 2024 Spaced: Rural Utopias – features new works from ten artists developed over a series of residencies in rural and remote Western Australia, in dialogue with selected objects from the State Art Collection. These artists developed new works alongside their host communities, responding to new social, environmental, and historical contexts.
To March 10, 2024 State of Abstraction – bringing together abstract works by some of WA’s most historically important artists as well as lesser-known makers from the mid-20th century to today, this exhibition examines diverse approaches and philosophies around art making.
To April 21, 2024 Death Metal Summer – shot entirely with film and employing a candid street-style manner, this collaborative exhibition by American photographers Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton is an incredibly energetic overview of their overlapping individual practices featuring 142 works produced between 1995 and 2019.
Mezzanine Level at Hyatt Regency Perth, Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
or over 40 years, Artbank has supported Australia’s contemporary art sector with two core objectives: provide direct support to Australian contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work, and to promote the value of Australian contemporary art to the broader public.
Level 2, Kings Complex, 533 Hay Street, Boorloo/Perth 6000.
Facebook + Instagram: @coolchangecontemporary
Thurs–Sat 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibition periods, or by appt.
An artist-run initiative for exhibitions, residencies, performances, screenings, workshops, and events.
Perth Centre for Photography
Ground Floor, King Street Art Centre, 357 Murray Street, Perth 6000.
Wed–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, during exhibitions. Closed public hols.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
To Dec 31 Roberta Joy Rich: The Purple Shall Govern.
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 Dec 9 Wildflower Season celebrates the conservation of a significant folio of botanical watercolours by Emily Pelloe, placing them in the context of broader artistic perspectives on botany and the environment.
To Dec 9 BLAZE: people made known explores how artists and sitters assert their agency in portraiture, paying special tribute to Wongatha artist Susan Cooper Wyatt and featuring new acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
To Dec 9 The Berndt Museum presents The Light Within – a single sacred Tibetan scroll painting or thangka, complemented with a public program of meditation and discussion presenting a rare opportunity to view this religious consecrated object within its intended context.
Gallery closed from Dec 10, re-opening Feb 17, 2024, when it will be presenting the Perth Festival exhibition Jintulu (People of the Sun) in association with the Berndt Museum.
Linton & Kay Galleries Subiaco
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Road), Subiaco 6008.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 11 to Jan 31, 2024 Dusk to Dawn by Jasper Knight.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
Swan House, Goolugatup Heathcote, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
To Jan 14, 2024 The beautiful is useful by Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons. Curated by Brent Harrison.
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. Closed Sat and public hols.
To Dec 10 John Stringer Prize 2023.
Midland Junction Arts Centre
276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland 6056.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 3.00 during exhibitions. Closed Mon and public hols.
To Jan 21, 2024 Connections To Home – Lea Taylor, Hayley Thomson, Crystal Quartermaine, Rickesha Burdett, Jeanette Garlett, Philip Hanson, Brianna Dawson, Danielle Nelson, Bungaan (Joanne Parfitt), Julie Winmar, Jarnda Councillor-Barns, Sarah Humphries, and Shirleen Humphries.
To Jan 21, 2024 Sunday Portraits – Stephanie Sheppard, Robert Darbourne, Behzad Alipour, Zoe Wells, Imogen Ivachenko, and David Leith.
Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway (cnr Nichol Street), Mundaring 6073.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon–Tues and public hols.
Zig Zag Gallery
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda 6076.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Mon–Tues by appt. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
To Jan 21, 2024 The Alternative Archive.
To Jan 23, 2024 Naked in the Land by Stewart Scambler.
To Jan 28, 2024 Lunch Bars by Brett Leigh Dicks.
To Feb 4, 2024 Painting my Country by Rhona Wallam.
Collie Art Gallery
134 Throssell Street, Collie 6225.
Thurs–Mon 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Dec 2 to Jan 14, 2024 Albany Art Group – Finest Local Art from Albany.
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland 6721.
Tues–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat–Mon 9.30 to 1.30. Closed Dec 25 to 30 and New Year’s Day.
Dec 10 to Feb 4, 2024 Mid West Art Prize 2023 – a biennial exhibition featuring 62 artworks from contemporary artists across WA.