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 September 2017 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. Indigenous fine art from remote communities. Open by appointment. 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.
Sept 9 to 24 Spring Salon to be held at Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York, Western Australia. For the first time Artitja Fine Art features as part of the York Festival showcasing the finest in Australian Aboriginal art to be held in the regional and historic town of York. The exhibition features art and objects from remote community artists with a special feature including workshops by bush sculpture and internationally renowned fibre textile artist Janine McAullay Bott.
Janine McAullay Bott, Canoe shape basket, Palm fronds (Queen palm), 80 x 22 x 10cm
Alison Munti Riley, Ara Irititja Ngayuku Ngura Wiru, 122 x 84cm
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 Sept 16 ISLAND by Ian Strange – Perth-raised, New York-based artist Strange returns home for ISLAND, featuring large-scale photographs and a site-specific installation. The exhibition depicts the foreclosed homes in Ohio’s Rust Belt region as Strange investigates the suburban home, exploring its dual nature as a place of sovereignty and simultaneous entrapment.
Also, I WAS HERE – reflects upon the continual remaking of history through photographic prints and sculpture. Artists include Tom Buckland (ACT), Wanda Gillespie (NZ), Kate McMillan (UK), Yh–nnie Scarce (SA), Alex Seton (NSW), Amy Spiers (VIC) and Robyn Stacey (NSW). Read more…
Wanda Gillespie, Seeker 1 (Fuyuko), 2016, woodcarving (Ash), paint, fur, fabric, leather, string, 140 x 40 x 40cm
Sept 22 to Nov 11 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award – 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. Supported by Little Creatures Brewing. Also, Speaking Volumes – a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last twenty 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).
Jan Davis, Solomon, 1995, digital print artist book seven volumes in slipcase, ed. 2 of 10, 14.7 x 9.4 x 14cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Winner of the 1995 FAC Print Award
Basement level, MANY6160,
2 Newman Court, Fremantle 6160. firstname.lastname@example.org www.successarts.org
Success is a new platform for contemporary art presenting a multi-gallery exhibition venue in the abandoned basement of a department store.
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 Sept 10 Screen Space: Richard Bell. ‘Scratch an Aussie’, is a playful, serious and challenging video piece that explores racism in Australia.
To Oct 15 Craft & Design Gallery: Resonant Objects. This display brings together key highlights from AGWA’s furniture collection.
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.
Sept 2 to Feb 26, 2018 WA Now by 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.
From Sept 16 Bill Henson – this exhibition presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes.
MOANA Project Space
1st Floor, 618 Hay Street, Perth 6000. email@example.com www.moana-ari.com
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Sept 1 to Oct 1 I Know How Hard It Can Get by Taylor Reudavey. A multimedia installation that chronicles unemployment and welfare policy in contemporary Australia.
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.
Sept 2 to Oct 29 (opening Fri Sept 1, 6.30-8.30pm) Energies: Haines and Hinterding – this exhibition spans experimental, digital, electronic and traditional media and brings together interactive cinema, installation, sound, video, sculpture, aroma, photography and drawing. David Haines and Joyce Hinterding live in the Blue Mountains and teach at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. The artists have been working together for over 15 years. They are captivated by the unseen energies that surround us – including very low frequency (VLF) radio waves, television signals, paranormal events, satellite transmissions and psychic forces – and seek to reveal them to audiences through work that draws upon aspects of science, the occult and philosophy. Curated by MCA Curator Anna Davis. Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
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 Sept 23 Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection – discover some of the artworks from philanthropist Janet Holmes à Court’s personal collection. To Dec 16 Country and Colony – drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, this exhibition weaves together stories of land, body and industry to explore histories and ongoing impacts of colonisation. Also, 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.
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323. firstname.lastname@example.org www.brag.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 10 Bunbury Biennale 2017.
Sept 2 to Nov 5 Beta Blocker by Miik Green.
Sept 9 to Nov 12 Thresholds and Thoughtscapes – Annette Nykiel, Sarah Robinson and Jane Whelan.
Sept 16 to Nov 26 John Austin: Survey II 1994-2017.