September/October 2020 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 (member of ACGA).
In its 16th year of working with remote community art centres Artitja Fine Art Gallery is open all year round, and when not exhibiting in a public space, is open by appointment. The Gallery’s focus is in making cultural connections through art and has since its inception grown to become one of Perth’s most reputable and accessible award-winning Aboriginal art galleries. Visit our website for more information and how to view the extensive collection.
Sept 5 to 28 Spring Salon | York 2020 at Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York, WA. We are delighted to be returning to Gallery 152 throughout September with this exhibition celebrating the arrival of spring and featuring bright, bold colourful paintings, sculptural objects and a range of licensed merchandise from community art centres in remote desert regions including the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land.

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM, Kunkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters), 82 x 97cm. Courtesy the artist, Ernabella Arts, South Australia and Artitja Fine Art

Oct 31 to Nov 22 Cultural Connections | The Gift Of Story, a group show at Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA. Storytelling is such a vital part of Aboriginal culture and a valuable method of education. This exhibition will focus on paintings which share those stories and in so doing, both educate and make cultural connections for the viewing audience.

Monica Watson and Angela Watson 122x122cm. Courtesy the artists, Ninuku Arts, South Australia and Artitja Fine Art

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 20 Panacea: The City of Fremantle Art Collection and a response to COVID19 is a major exhibition drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection offering each of us some personal solace as we experience the worldwide shock and disruption of COVID-19. Through thoughtful curation Panacea, from the Greek word meaning ‘a universal remedy’, is Fremantle Arts Centre’s invitation to the community to reflect and find restorative, optimistic human moments at this time of uncertainty. Panacea comprises 148 works by 70 artists and includes paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, prints and video.

Marcus Beilby, The Kiss, 2010, oil paint on canvas, 108.5 x 90.3cm. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

Sept 26 to Nov 22 Bodywork. Morphing figures, performing bodies and pop icons populate Bodywork, an exhibition that brings together mid-career Australian artists Amber Boardman (NSW), Tarryn Gill (WA) and Kaylene Whiskey (SA). Featuring soft sculpture, painting, video and print media, Bodywork focuses on the body as a site for experimentation and self-expression and explores ideas connected to body modification, the cult of celebrity, and female empowerment.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun: 12.00 to 5.00.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Perth City

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600.
Fax 9492-6655.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
To Oct 5 Pulse Perspectives – WA’s talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Vote for the work that made you feel, explode with emotion, or marvel at the world. It’s your vote make it count!

Rocky (Yunzilong) Wang, Millenial pink – it’s not just a dress! (detail), 2019, tulle, organza, digital prints on paper, six parts: garment at 150 x 60 x 2cm; four prints at 42 x 28cm each; one print at 91 x 61cm. Wesley College. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Sept 30 to Nov 1 Regional Tour | Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth: Freighting Ideas: There Were Moments of Transformation. ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA are proud to present There Were Moments of Transformation, the second exhibition of the WA regional touring program Freighting Ideas. Art has the power to transform. Transform thinking, transform objects, transform materials. There Were Moments of Transformation explores the power and fragility of transformation through sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass and video works from the Art Gallery of WA Collection.

James Lynch Other people’s dreams of me: we were running and running, 2004, pencil on paper transferred to digital video, duration: 5 minutes. The State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 2018

On now, State Art Collection – with more than 18,000 works in the AGWA Collection, our curators have a wonderful selection from which to draw for the Collection displays. You can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit. The current Collection displays are in a chronological hang with additional gallery spaces focusing on Western Australian Art WA Focus and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art Six Seasons.

Viviane Sassen Ivy 2010. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2012

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

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
Free entry.
Tue-Sun 10.00-5.00.
To Oct 18 Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020 – features the work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every State and Territory with an exciting and diverse range of practices rigorously selected. The exhibition tells the story of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers. Informed by the artists’ lived experiences, many of the works share ideas around social constructs, individual identity and cultural heritage. Issues of racism, displacement and the concept of the cohesiveness of a multi-ethnic identity are examined. The role of fashion in shaping self-perception, how sound can affect our sense of place and how grand personal narratives can come unstuck are some of the concepts explored.

Annie Huang, Without (borders), 2019. Photograph: Bo Wong. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020 presents the work of Ohni Blu (NSW), L.A.K.R.M. Bruce (NSW), Ella Callander (QLD), Olivia Davies (VIC), Saleheh Gholami (WA), Rory Gillen (ACT), Alexandra Hobba (VIC), Emma Rani Hodges (ACT), Annie Huang (WA), Emma Hutton (QLD), Alexandra Jonscher (NSW), Nina Juniper (WA), Daniel Kristjansson (WA), Luci Lee (NT), Patrick McDavitt (NSW), Brooke Mitchell (SA), Philip Sulidae (TAS), Jody Rallah (QLD), Siahne Rogers (WA), Rachel AV Sherwood (NSW), Tina Stefanou (VIC), Truc Truong (SA), Michelle Vine (QLD), Keemon Williams (QLD. This year’s selection panel included: Nathan Beard, Artist; Hannah Presley, Curator Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria; and Megan Monte, Director Cement Fondu, Sydney.

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.
Aug 29 to Dec 5 HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer – this year’s iteration of the annual HERE&NOW exhibition focuses on the practice of queer artists in Western Australia. Featuring new work by Benjamin Bannan, Nathan Beard, Janet Carter, Lill Colgan, Jo Darbyshire, Brontë Jones, Andrew Nicholls and Colin Smith. Curated by Brent Harrison.

Nathan Beard, Limp Wristed Sculpture, 2020, silicon, resin, hand-stitched cotton, found objects. Installation size variable. Courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Aug 29 to Dec 5 A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk a solo exhibition by artist Drew Pettifer that expands on Pettifer’s work of unearthing hidden queer histories through archival art practices. Curated by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Director, Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA.

Drew Pettifer, Untitled (Bram), 2020, video still. Courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Gallery

Aug 29 to Dec 5 (Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – brings together a selection of contemporary artworks that challenge expectations of female artists and the work they produce. Devised by former CCWA curator Gemma Weston and delivered by current CCWA curator Lee Kinsella.

Madison Bycroft, (Un)Ladylike acts for every lady lacking (Gift to the King) (detail), 2013, still from single-channel digital video, colour, sound, 3:58 loop, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the University of Western Australia. © and courtesy the artist

Aug 29 to Dec 5 Expressions of India: From the Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt Collection – an online exhibition that brings together a selection of paintings from India across the 18th to 20th centuries in the Berndt Collection. Curated by Michael Houston and Sofie Nielsen and presented by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.
Aug 29 to Dec 5 Boomerang – A National Symbol – explores the idea of the boomerang – beyond its association as a symbol of ‘Australia’ – to highlight its many, often under-recognised, uses and meanings. Curated by Dr Vanessa Russ. Presented by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

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

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.

Greater Perth

Heathcote Cultural Precinct Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 20 Apparition by Harvey Mullen.
Also, Altar’d Lament by Masonik.
Sept 26 to Nov 8 Heathcote Select.
Oct 17 to Jan 17, 2021 Tilt by Erin Coates.
Also, I thought it would be roses… by Chloe Bartram.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00 during exhibitions only.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00, 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.
To Sept 13 Sheep Show – Emma Buswell, Eric C, Doreen Harris, Den Scheer, Alastair Taylor and Katrina Virgona.
Also, Grounding – Richard Woldendorp, Helen Seiver and Gareth Morse, from the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection.
Sept 19 to Nov 1 Discernible Sequence by Leanne Bray.
Also, Stories from Home… –  Jane Button, Louise Wild Cook, Marie Haas and Amelia Sonnekus.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions only). Closed public holidays.
From July 20 the Wanneroo Gallery will be closed until a new exhibition is available.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Aug 29 to Nov 8 Collaborations 2020.
Sept 5 to Nov 29 Julie Dowling: Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret).
Sept 12 to Oct 18 Claire Davenhall: LOST SOLES: Sent Beyond The Sea.
Oct 24 to Dec 6 Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty: Disappointing Vanilla.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
UPDATE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is closed for renovations until August 2020. Visit their website or social media platforms for updates.

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.
UPDATE: Margaret River Gallery is currently closed, stay tuned for artist interviews, exhibitions and more.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
(08) 9173-1064.
Tues, Wed, Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.