November 2017 Listings

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 November 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery
6 Elder Place, Fremantle 6160.
Director: Bill Green.
Open 6 days 10.00 to 4.00, closed Tues.

Artitja Fine Art
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
By appt.
Indigenous fine art from remote communities.
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.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 11 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With more than $22,000 in prize money and works ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia.

Evan Pank, Keeping the Bastards Honest, 2016, screen print spray paint, 130 × 500cm. Winner of the 2017 FAC Print Award

To Nov 11 Speaking Volumes presents a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last 20 years, the exhibition includes works by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC).
Nov 25 to Jan 28, 2018 In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of significant, bold new works which are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia. Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. Featuring sculptural works, installations, photographic prints and films, In Cahoots reveals the most exciting collaborations happening across Country today. Read more…

Tony Albert, Kieran Lawson and David Collins, Warakurna Superhero #1, 2017, C-type print, 100 x 150cm. Courtesy the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Warakurna Artists

Heathcote Museum and Gallery
Swan House, Heathcote Cultural Centre, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 26 Ebb and Flow: Shifting Momentum.
Nov 3 to 5 Heathcote Project Space – I’m Listening by Kali Pearce.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
Nov 10 to Dec 20 Spinifex Artists: Twenty Years On.

Spinifex Men’s Collaborative, Ngura Alinytjara, 2017, acrylic on linen, 200 x 290cm

Spinifex Women’s Collaborative, Kuru Ala, 2017, acrylic on linen, 200 x 230cm

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 11 to 26 (opening Fri Nov 10, 6pm) Playing With Light by Elliot Bruce and James Kerr.
Also, The Savage Garden by Emma Margetts.

Basement level, MANY6160, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160.
Success is a new platform for contemporary art presenting a multi-gallery exhibition venue in the abandoned basement of a department store.

Perth City

Art Gallery Of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600
Fax 9492-6655.
Free entry unless stated otherwise.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
To Dec 11 Bill Henson. This exhibition presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes.
To Jan 15, 2018 WA Now: Gregory Pryor. WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work ‘Looking Glass’, which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.
To Jan 29, 2018 Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures. Film legend Heath Ledger was a charismatic movie star who pushed the boundaries of acting in his iconic roles. This unique exhibition has been curated by the WA Museum in partnership with AGWA. From his teenage years in Western Australia to his final role as ‘Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ (2009), the exhibition follows a career driven by the actor’s passion for creativity.

‘Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures’ exhibition. Image by Karin Catt Photographer

To Aug, 2018 Six Seasons Gallery – Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art. This new permanent space showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. The first display includes art that deals with the beauty and importance of the land and environment to Aboriginal people.
Nov 1 to 27 Black Swan Prize Portraiture – 40 portraits from across Australia have been chosen as finalists in the 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. A strong diversity of styles is showcased in this year’s selection, from photographic realism to abstractionism.

Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Belinda Wiltshire, The Huxleys in red (detail), 2017. Courtesy the artist

MOANA Project Space
1st Floor, 618 Hay Street, Perth 6000.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 11 to Dec 24 (opening Fri Nov 10, 6.30pm) I Don’t Want To Be There When It Happens, and Remedial Works.
In I Don’t Want To Be There When It Happens, artists Adeela Suleman, Raqs Media Collective, Reena Saini Kallat, Raj Kumar, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Mithu Sen and Abdullah M I Syed create works that encourage the audience to consider the fragile and complex socio-political differences between India and Pakistan.

Raj Kumar, Meet, Pray and Play, 2016, playing dices. Courtesy the artist

Remedial Works examines how the human body exists within its environment, through surfaces and substances, and what role art plays in remediation and healing. Includes works from Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Lithuania and Perth-based artists.

Jess Tan, luxury waste and contained emotions, 2016-17, sad balloon, garden weed, earthenware clay, amethyst, PVC plastic, 118 hand sewn tears filled with glitter, glass ash tray and debris from install. Courtesy Jessica Quinnell

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Nov 10 to Dec 22 Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank.


Buratti Fine Art
202 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9381-2408.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Gallery 360
309 Hay Street , Subiaco 6008.
(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 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 16 Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless – follows new discoveries by UWA researchers into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder, and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as re-interpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth. Read more…
To Dec 16 Being Tiwi – features a range of artworks from the Tiwi Islands including the first prints produced at Tiwi Design, a selection of works on paper, newly acquired for the MCA Collection. Organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
To Dec 16 Country & Colony – drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the exhibition weaves together stories of land, body, and industry, to explore histories and ongoing consequences of colonisation.
To Dec 16 Milingimbi: A living culture – celebrates art from Milingimbi Island, the largest of the Crocodile Islands located off the coast of Arnhem Land. Presented by the Berndt Museum.

Paul Uhlmann, Batavia Skull (camera obscura), 2015

Linton & Kay Galleries
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Rd), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 18, 2018 William Boissevain (O.B.E.), Robert Juniper (1929-2012), Douglas Kirsop, Jules Sher, Larry Mitchell, Mackenzie Thorpe, Ray Crooke (1922- 2015), Ronald John Neal, Paddy Japanangka Lewis, Pro Hart, Robert Dickerson, Kate Elsey, Brendon Darby, Leigh Hewson-Bower, Tommy Watson, Mac Betts, John Coburn (1925- 2006), Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd AC OBE (1920-1999) and Howard Taylor (1918-2001).

Greater Perth

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate Gallery
10 Harris Road, Cavisham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt with Linton & Kay.
To Nov 19 Brendon Darby @ Mandoon.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Artists In Focus: Gifted – West Australian artists.
To Nov 19 About Turn: A Quiet, Interrupted Art Life – Peggy Lyon survey.
To Nov 19 Mundaring Environmental Art Project 2017: Leaf Litter – Hidden Habitats at Our Feet.
Nov 24 to Dec 22 Drawn by Karen Frankel. Also, Gifted.

Nyisztor Studio
391 Canning Highway, Melville 6156.
Multiple exhibition venues.
Artist studios.


Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 12 Thresholds and Thoughtscapes – Annette Nykiel, Sarah Robinson and Jane Whelan.
To Nov 26 John Austin: Survey II 1994-2017.
Oct 28 to Dec 3 Beverley Iles: Fundamentally Unstable (3 sites).
Nov 4 to Jan 21, 2018 Cover Story – Yvonne Dorricott, Lianne Jay, Sue Dennis, Anne-Marie Lapinski, Liz Royce, Janette Trainer, Carol Farmer, Helen Hulme-Gerrard and Cynthia Dix.
Nov 11 to Jan 7, 2018 Art Angel Editions.
Nov 24 to Feb 4, 2018 Syndicate III (The Council) – Stuart Elliott.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.
Oct 27 to Dec 2 Worldline – photogrpahy, film and painting by eight West Australian emerging artists.
Oct 27 to Dec 2 Genesis – graduating Visual Art students in Geraldton.

Jahroc Galleries
83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9758-7200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Margaret River Gallery
Shop 4, 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9757-2729.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00.