August 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 Gallery
South Fremantle, 6162.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clark.
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.

Katjarra Butler, Ngamurru Katjarra, 122 × 91cm. Courtesy the artist, Tjarlirli Arts, Western Australia and Artitja Fine Art Gallery

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 7 Jacobus Capone: Beating Heart – this major solo exhibition by Perth artist Jacobus Capone presents three significant bodies of work across video, installation and works on paper. At the centre of Beating Heart is Capone’s epic 10-channel video installation Echo & Abyss, shown in its entirety for the first time. Experienced from within a vast circle of screens, the work draws viewers into sublime, frozen landscapes, which were filmed in locations from Sierre in Switzerland to Greenland’s ice sheet.

Jacobus Capone, Echo & Abyss – Chapter 6, Scene 9, 2018, video still, synchronised 10 Channel HD video, dimensions variable. Composition by Alex Turley. Courtesy the artist, Moore Contemporary, Western Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre

To Sept 7 Stanislava Pinchuk: The Archaeology of Loss presents Ukrainian-born, Melbourne-based artist Stanislava Pinchuk’s first WA exhibition of her conceptual poetics and engagement with sites of global conflict. Pinchuk’s practice speaks to personal and collective experiences of cultural displacement while wrestling with history and the material and immaterial costs of conflict.

Stanislava Pinchuk, Chernobyl Reactor 4 (Data Map: Topographic Radioactivity) (detail), 2017, pin-holes on paper, 75 x 101cm. Courtesy the artist, Yavuz Gallery, Sydney and Fremantle Arts Centre

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 14 to 29 (opening Fri Aug 13, 6pm) Creative Connections 2021 – a project that pairs artists with disabilities and poets, working together to create a range of artworks which demonstrate the diverse abilities and personalities of 43 artists with complex needs. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, printmaking and sculptural works accompanied by writing by members of WA Poets Inc. All poems and artworks will be published in an anthology which will be launched on opening night.

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.
To Aug 30 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. The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is, in turn, an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists. Have your say, vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.

Dawn Taylor, John Curtin College of the Arts, Fly in fly out, 2020, porcelain, various textiles, plasticine, pewter, wire, stuffing and glue, 78 × 100.1 × 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Jessica Walsh, Seton Catholic College, Mirage 2020, oil on board, 110.5 x 110.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, Hyatt Regency Perth, 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-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, during exhibitions refer to website.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events.

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. Closed during exhibition changeover.
July 30 to Oct 10 Love in Bright Landscapes, curated by Annika Kristensen, and I don’t see colour by Salote Tawale.
Also, Sione Monu.

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Gallery 360
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
(08) 9381-6577.
Instagram: @gallery.360.
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 Nov 27 Feeling abstract? Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950-1990 – an exploration of abstract painting over a 40-year period.

Sydney Ball, Ispahan, 1967, acrylic on canvas, 182.8 × 341cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of Dr Albert Gild, 1969. Courtesy Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

To Nov 27 Matter: Works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – focuses on materials and materiality and featuring works of grit, weight and significance.

Lisa Wolfgramm, Painting #271, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.

To Nov 27 Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined – presents a diverse menagerie of animal representations from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

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

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

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions only.

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, cnr Nichol Street, 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.
Aug 14 to Oct 31 Finders Keepers by Nalda Searles, curated by Sandra Murray.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
To Aug 14 Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years.


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.
To Aug 15 Contemporary Wood Carved Netsuke.
To Aug 22 Shaun Tan: Rules Of Summer.
Also, Noongar Country 2021: Power and Healing: Now.

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. Public hols 9.30 to 1.30 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).
To Aug 6 The Lester Prize – Touring exhibition.
To Sept 2 Cam Fitzgerald: Paper, Scissors, Rock.
Aug 14 to Sept 19 Playing the Man – an ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland 6721.
(08) 9141-0041.
Tues-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon-Sun.