April 2021 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
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clark (member of ACGA).
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.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 23 Revealed Exhibition 2021: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists. Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro WA, Revealed 2021 will showcase artworks across painting, installation, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Hosting over 100 talented emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries will brim with contemporary work, fresh from the studios of WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent artists.

Bessie Daylight, Bat and Goanna Ngarranggarni, 2020, ochre and acrylic on canvas, 70 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist, Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre

To May 23 Straight Outta Wilurarra – spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie. For the past 16 years Wilurarra Creative has supported Ngaanyatjarra young adults to explore and express personal and collective identity, capturing the songs, stories, styles, language, artwork and living creativity of contemporary Ngaanyatjarra culture. For Straight Outta Wilurarra the Creative Hub will be recreated in one of FAC’s galleries with a photographic studio, selfie booth, hair salon and artworks which make a bold statement on the culture, style and unique voices of Western Desert people.

Travis Lane, Self-portrait, 2020, photographic print. Courtesy the artist

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 10 to 25 Fridays on our Minds an exhibition of paintings – Jenny Barnard, Janet Gough, Rowena Putland, Katie Glaskin, Janette Rooy, Athena Daly, Linda Wolovich, Deeva Muir, David Watkins and San Yeung.
April 30 to May 9 Intermix 2021 – abstract and figurative painting, sculptural clay objects and textiles by artists – Elisabeth Ribul, Ella Allen, Maxine Murray, Robyn Varpins and Stephanie Carne.

Perth City

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
Now on: Balancing Act: Our story is not one story, but many stories to share – this exhibition attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition. As a result, radical observations about the ups and downs of life will, at times, weave in and out of stories about Country. Equally, across the show, visitors will encounter passages of serenity, corridors of tradition, and trails that speak to the upheavals experienced by generations of Indigenous people.

Richard Bell, One more hour of daylight, 2017-2019. synthetic polymer paint on linen, three parts: 240 x 180cm each; 240 x 540cm (overall). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2019. © Richard Bell. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To April 26 Leaving LA: Tee Ken Ng and Tim Minchin – presented as an installation of swirling hand-made zoetropes that bring Tim Minchin’s song Leaving LA to visual life, this exhibition reveals the unique and exquisite charm, art and craft of Perth-based artist, filmmaker and designer Tee Ken Ng’s animation practice. Combined with live video projections of the zoetropes in action and an accompanying soundtrack, Ng creates a sense of being within the animation itself as the entire piece becomes a living artwork that fully encompasses the viewer.

Detail from Tee Ken Ng’s zoetrope-animated video for Tim Minchin’s Leaving LA, 2020. Photograph: Tee Ken Ng. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
Contact for open times.
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-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events across multiple galleries.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00-5.00.
Check website to confirm exhibition dates.
To April 18 nyinalanginy / the gathering, curated by guest curator Glenn Iseger-Pilkington. the gathering is a reflection upon the act of gathering – of bringing together of peoples, words, politics, objects, images, identities, histories, dreams and concerns. Showcasing existing and newly commissioned sculpture, video, photography, painting and installation from artists Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Dean Cross, Sharyn Egan, Peggy Griffiths Madij, Yabini Kickett, Bridget Reweti, Damien Shen and James Tylor. nyinalanginy / the gathering is an invitation for audiences to reconsider histories, our new realities and our shared humanity, at a time when the world is united in so many ways, but increasingly divided by others. Presented in association with Perth Festival 2021.

James Tylor, (Deleted scenes) from an untouched landscape #2, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Gallery 360
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
(08) 9381-6577.
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.
(08) 6488-3707.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 5 Olga Cironis: Dislocation – a survey of 30 years of work by artist Olga Cironis, presented in association with Perth Festival 2021.

Olga Cironis, Alexandra, 2013, archival digital print, 120 x 80cm. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Art Collective WA and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

To June 5 Paper Cut – an eclectic survey of works on paper from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, and Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined – a diverse menagerie of animal representations from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology. Read more…

TextaQueen, Me (Arlene TextaQueen), 2001, fibre tipped pen on cotton paper, 100 x 70cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. The collection includes work by women and non-binary artists. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Linton & Kay Galleries
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Road), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Linton & Kay Galleries
West Perth
11 Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth 6005.
(08) 6465 4314.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Stala Contemporary
12 Cleaver Street, West Perth, 6050.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions), or by appt.
April 21 to May 7 A Place We Call Home – Aasiya Evans, Desmond Mah and Harrison See. Three culturally diverse artist working across different multidisciplinary oeuvres of print and paint reflect on complex issues of identity through a range of personal/spiritual, political and social narratives. A collaborative exhibition that explores an inter-cultural and inter-connected approach as they reflect on their experiences of life in Australia. Bringing into question cultural connectivities and divisions that reveal the importance of discourse pertinent to Perth’s divergent cultural, academic and social communities. Themes especially relevant during times of global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported through funding from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries WA.

Harrison See & Desmond Mah, The Monsters We Battled (detail), 2020, gesso, ink and soy sauce on canvas, triptych, 210 × 410cm. Courtesy the artists

Greater Perth

Heathcote Cultural Precinct Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for 2021 exhibition program.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 23 EVERYTHING IS TRUE by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Read more…

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 9388-3300.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.
March 27 to May 30 Safe Keeping.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00 (during exhibitions only).
Closed Sun and public hols.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Visit the website for program and opening hours.
To June 7 Lower and Chapel Gallery: Bunbury Biennale: HE | SHE | THEY. Read more…

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 9.30 to 1.30.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
(08) 9141-0041.
Tues-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.