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.

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 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 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.
Tues-Sun 10.00-5.00.

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.
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

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

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

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.
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 Nov 8 Heathcote Select.

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 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.
To Nov 8 Collaborations 2020.
To Nov 29 Julie Dowling: Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret).
To Dec 6 Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty: Disappointing Vanilla.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
To Nov 14 Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul.

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.