April 2019 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 Clarke.
By appt. Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Artitja Fine Art is based in South Fremantle and hold quarterly ‘satellite’ exhibitions. They are open at all other times by appt. Recipients Fremantle Business Awards: Outstanding Cultural Enterprise in 2017. Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 13 to June 1 Revealed Exhibition – New & Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists. The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 100 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. With paintings, prints, carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this generous and enticing exhibition presents the work of artists from remote areas alongside those from regional centres and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale.

Sophia Brown, Timo Hogan & Kumanara Stevens, Milpa Project, 2018, mixed media. Photograph: Ange Leech. Courtesy Milpa Project, Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara and Fremantle Arts Centre

April 13 to June 1 To Be Continued – Photography from Indigenous Australia – is a recent survey of photography from Indigenous Australia. Cinematic vistas of wide-open spaces recall memories of childhood and adolescence, re-enactments of history shed light on horrific frontier violence while restrained yet poignant portraits give face to some of Australia’s more remote communities. With work from remote, regional and metropolitan-based artists, To Be Continued highlights the diversity and complexity of lived experience, history, and expressions of cultural identity across Indigenous Australia.

Fiona Foley, Protector’s camp, 2017, Fujiflex digital print, edition 15, 45 × 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
From April 12 Gallery 1: Spirit of Place by Amanda Westley and Kudditji Kngwarreye.
Gallery 2: Numina Quartet.

Amanda Westley, Raukkan, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 119 x 147cm. Courtesy the artist and Japingka Gallery

Kudditji Kngwarreye, Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalpere, 2007, acrylic on linen, 149 x 138cm. Courtesy the artist and Japingka Gallery

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 13 to 16 (opening Sat April 13) Choralfest 2019 Freo – the gallery will be hosting and become home base for this celebration of choral music which brings together about 2,500 singers in around 40 choirs performing in 17 venues around the city of Fremantle. www.choralfest.org.au
April 27 to May 12 (opening Fri April 26, 6pm) Art by Eight – an exhibition by local artists Fran Vaux Koenig, Joanna Morey, Chris Goldberg, Janette Pryor, Yadj Campbell, Kay Kiely, Susanna Hawkes and Lietta Jacobs. Each artist brings to the exhibition their own particular artistic concerns and styles which range from a mix of landscape, portraiture, abstract paintings and including 3D media.

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 April 15 WA Now: Hyperkulturemia by Andrew Nicholls. This immersive installation features Nicholls’ performative photographs, beautifully detailed drawings and illustrated ceramics. A playful and powerful meditation on the cultural significance of the European Grand Tour, it demonstrates Nicholls’ unique way of engaging with contemporary and historical art and modes of being.
To May 13 Tom Malone Prize 2019 – this prize is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community, which has played an integral role in the Gallery’s acquisition of works by Australia’s most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium.

Matthew Curtis, Intersect Neodymium Gold, 2018, blown, fused, carved and tinted glass, stainless steel frame, 44 x 62 x 22cm. Photograph: Rob Little. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To May 27 Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, supported by Rio Tinto. Newly commissioned works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists are presented alongside a selection of culturally significant pieces from art centre collections. Together with works from AGWA’s collection, the exhibition offers a rare experience of the land, artists and art of the Kimberley. Read more..

Mrs Taylor, Aru, 2018, ochre pigments on paper, 57.5 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist¹s family and Kira Kiro Art Centre

From April 6 AGWA Pulse – Perspectives. Young graduating Year 12 WA artists are again celebrated as the Perspectives exhibition gets a make-over, a new name AGWA Pulse. Be inspired by the beliefs, passion, politics and sheer talent of the next generation as WA’s teens share their world with each other and us.

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
Mon-Fri by appt.
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 to 5.00.
To April 14 Alchemic is the Australian debut of Los Angeles-based performance artist and transgender icon Cassils, who uses their body to explore violence, representation, struggle and survival. Curated by Anne Loxley and Eugenio Viola.

Cassils, Inextinguishable Fire: Burn for Portrait, 2015. Photograph: Cassils and Robin Black. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

To April 21 LOWER POWER presents two new monumental prints from Melbourne-based artist and musician Marco Fusinato’s ‘Infinitives’ series (2009-ongoing), ‘The Infinitive 6’ and ‘The Infinitive 7’ (both 2019). Curated by Eugenio Viola.

Marco Fusinato, The Infinitive 7, 2019. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Buratti Fine Art
Suite 6, 12 Hood Street, Subiaco 6008.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 2.00, or by appt.

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 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 11 Love, Displaced. In Love, Displaced, film-based and video art offers new and innovative modes of navigating the white noise of contemporary life towards places of re-sensitisation and emotional engagement. Curated by Felicity Fenner. A Perth Festival exhibition supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.
Read more…

AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-01, 2015, edition of 10, pigment inkJet print on FineArt Baryta paper, 70 x 70cm. Courtesy the artists, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Richard Lewer, Mavis, still and detail from ‘Never shall be forgotten – a mother’s story’, 2017, hand-drawn animation, 5:04 minutes. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, South Australia

To June 26 Carrolup Revisted: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia. This exhibition celebrates the artists well-known for their role in the Carrolup school of art, the distinctive landscape tradition of painting that emerged from the Carrolup River Native Settlement of children removed from their families in the 1940s. Presented by the Berndt Museum.

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 April 11 America Three by Craig Buchanan.

Craig Buchanan, Ana 4, 2018, oil on canvas, 38 x 26cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Linton & Kay Galleries

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

Greater Perth

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 April 28 NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF HERE ALIVE by Marijke Loosjes. Read more…

Marijke Lossjes, Stage Three, 2018, from ‘Drowning’ series, print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 84.1 x 59.4cm
Courtesy the artist and Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Western Australia

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.
To April 18 REFUGE – Candice Breitz and Angelica Mesiti.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate Gallery
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.

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 public hols.
April 5 to May 19 Survival: Fight or Flight.
Also, Altered States by Karen Prakhoff Rickman.

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

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.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning and Christmas Day.
To April 7 Tokyo FRUiTS: 20 Years of Street Fashion.
To April 21 Alchemy.
To April 28 Sketching the South West.
To May 5 Play On: The Art of Sport.

Gerry Reilly, Monoclines. City of Bunbury Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

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.
April 5 to May 26 Louise Paramor: Divine Assembly.

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.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
(08) 9173-1064.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.