Drill Hall, Leeuwin Barracks
18 Riverside Road, East Fremantle 6158 www.armyart.org
Aug 24 to 26 (opening Fri Aug 8, 7-10pm) Army Art Exhibition presented by Army Art. This is a charity event showcasing existing and emerging West Australian artists which raises money for WA charities. In 2018 Army Art’s major beneficiary is Tiny Sparks WA. Funds raised from the exhibition tickets and artwork sales, as well as philanthropic contributions from sponsorship and donations will be used to assist West Australian families with sick or premature babies through the provision of essential neonatal care packs and supplies, and will also support the expansion of the specialist developmental playgroup. Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation. Viewing Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 3pm.
Opening night tickets are $20 and are available at www.stickytickets.com.au
Joanne Duffy, Scarp, Mundy, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist and Army Art, Western Australia
Joanne Duffy, Ardath, 2018, oil on linen, 85 x 85cm. Courtesy the artist and Army Art, Western Australia
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fac.org.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 8 Bush Women: 25 years on. FAC restages the ground-breaking show Bush Women: Fresh Art from Remote WA. Bush Women was the first exhibition to focus on the practices of key Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley and Western Desert. The exhibition presented paintings by Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean. Twenty-five years on, their work is held in public and private collections across the country and is appreciated as a testament to the strength and diversity of Aboriginal women’s artistic practice in WA. Bush Women reassembles the original paintings from around Australia to restage this extraordinary exhibition. Bush Women is co-curated by John Kean and FAC’s Erin Coates.
Pantjiti Mary McLean, Yultukunpa tjikini (drinking honey Grevillea) (detail), 1990, felt pen on paper, 60 x 84cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre
Also, Running Deep: Holly Story and Kati Thamo | City of Fremantle Art Collection – looks at the practices of senior WA artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo through the lens of their enduring friendship and creative engagement with WA’s South Coast. The artists initially shared the transformative, life-affirming experiences of raising families and building homes on a shared property in the bush. Subsequently they have each developed a visual language to interpret the natural heritage of the country they know so well, and their relationship to it. Both utilise natural materials and work across a wide range of media. Running Deep includes examples of their work from the City of Fremantle Art Collection alongside a selection of both new and older work from the artist’s collections. The exhibition encompasses print making, artist books, sculpture, dyed and embroidered textiles and video.
Holly Story, Harvest (detail), 2007, screenprint, dyed wool blankets and wooden chair, 96 x 42 x 42cm Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898. email@example.com www.fac.org.au/about/moores-building
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 11 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 10, 6pm) 2018 Printmakers Association of WA Awards – this is an exhibition of print works, set to be an inspiring and broad foray into the field of contemporary print media. PAWA’s aims are to embrace new technologies whilst creating a thriving environment in which traditional printmaking skills are highly valued.
Aug 25 to Sept 2 (opening Fri Aug 24, 6pm) 25Under25 2018 Art Award – an annual City of Fremantle showcase celebrating young artists. Open to all art forms, the exhibition features 25 selected artists aged 14 to 25 with a $2,000 cash prize pool on offer. A free information session for young artists will cover grant writing, arts opportunities and industry networks.
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 Aug 20 WA Now: Julie Dowling this exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993-2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, emerged as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging.
To Sept 17 Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BC-1983: Highlights from the Yuen Collection ñ drawing from a significant recently revealed private collection in Perth, this exhibition presents an overview of over 70 Chinese ceramic objects of superb artistic quality, ranging from the Warrior State period (5th century BCE) to the late 20th century, highlighting the path of its production, with its similarities and differences, for nearly 2500 years. From Aug 11 the Sidney Nolan, The Ned Kelly series rebel masterpiece series comes to Perth. AGWA explores the iconic Australian rebel, Ned Kelly, as immortalised in Sidney Nolanís celebrated series of 26 works from the 1940s. On short-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia, it’s a rare opportunity to view this renowned series depicting the story of bush outlaw Ned Kelly through Nolan’s bold and expressive sense of landscape and vivid storytelling.
From Aug 18 spaced 3: north by southeast – organised by WA-based International Art Space spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists, from Australia and the Nordic region. Each artist presents works made after immersive residencies in their opposing hemispheres and track, amongst other things, the ways that identity is composed in dynamic exchange with the forces of nature and economics.
Cool Change Contemporary
1F, 74-84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000. firstname.lastname@example.org www.coolchange.net.au
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00
A new artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events across multiple galleries.
Aug 3 to 25 August (opening August 3, at 6pm) Cool Change Contemporary’s first round of exhibitions features solo shows by Eric C (WA), Paul Sutherland (WA), Oliver Hull (VIC).
Aug 6 to 20 UK-based artist Laura Edmunds working in residence.
Paul Sutherland, Down Time, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist and Cool Change Contemporary
Oliver Hull, Plan, 2018, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Cool Change Contemporary
Joshua webb, left: SOLARIS 6, 2018, Photopolymer resin, polycarbonate, ABS, aluminium, PMMA, & LED, 140 x 50 x 85cm. Centre: ALTAR 5, 2018, polished concrete, blue metal aggregate, steel and urethane glass coat, 78 x 42 x 42cm. Right: SOLARIS 7, 2018, Photopolymer resin, polycarbonate, ABS, aluminium, PMMA and LED, 140 x 50 x 85cm. Courtesy the artist and There Is
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 Aug 18 Stewart Scambler: Fragment – Scambler presents a new body of work, a striking assembly of large-scale sculptural forms and murals inspired by his recent journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley.
Also, Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection ñ explores the modern landscape tradition in Australian art, through works in the University of Western Australia Art Collection. Also, Authentic Determination – Brigid Noone applies her unique methodology, an experimental hybrid of artistic and curatorial processes, to the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
To Dec 8 Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station – explores the lives of those living and working on the remote cattle station of Gibb River in the East Kimberley region from the early 1900s until the 1990s. Presented by the Berndt Museum.
Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mundaringartscentre.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Aug 3 to Sept 16 Gallery 1 Don’t Jettison Everything: MAC Members Show.
Gallery 2 Plastic Pollution: Reducing Our Footprint and Caring For Our Planet. A Mundaring Environmental Art Project.
Pilbara Creative & Cultural Forum
East Pilbara Arts Centre, Newman Drive, Newman 6753.
(08) 9226 2799. email@example.com www.pilbaracreativeforum.com.au
Sept 21 to 22 The Pilbara Creative & Cultural Forum – delivered by FORM in partnership with the Pilbara Development Commission brings expert speakers and creative practitioners together in an event that will explore the Pilbara’s cultural and creative capacity to help inform region-wide cultural strategy. This two-day forum is for creative practitioners, changemakers, legislators and anyone interested in the capacity of the arts to influence our economic and social systems across Australia.