February 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. Call or email to view art in a relaxed environment.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to March 24 Idols.
Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities. Idols is part of the 2019 Perth Festival. Read more…

Ramesh Nithiyendran, Blue Head, 2018, earthenware, glazed, lustre. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, and Fremantle Arts Centre

Feb 7 to March 24 A Dark and Quiet Place by David Noonan.
As part of the 2019 Perth Festival, London-based artist Noonan has made his name as an assembler of black and white photographic images. Collected from found books and periodicals, the images are juxtaposed, edited and collated to conjure a range of possible narratives. Noonan has created an immersive installation that invites viewers into an atmospheric ‘dark and quiet place’. Bringing together in dialogue major new works rendered in film and tapestry, this strangely cinematic and poetic world offers a meditative space of wonder and intrigue.

David Noonan, A Dark and Quiet Place (still), 2017, film. Courtesy the artist and Modern Art, London and Fremantle Arts Centre

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
Feb 8 to March 24 Landscape Colours, and Pintupi Artists of the Desert.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to 17 (opening Fri Feb 1, 6pm) Divergence – inspired by the ocean in its diverse forms award-winning Husband and Wife, team up to offer a unique exhibition combining Jim Gow’s photography talent of landscapes and Kym Gow’s artistic creations of a varied media from oil painting to resin art.
Feb 23 to March 10 (opening Fri Feb 22, 6pm) In Two Minds by Roderick Sprigg. This exhibition is intended to point the viewer to consider an inner dialogue of an unresolved memory. Working from the notion that the gallery is often a quiet, reverential space, the audience meander past drawings, sculpture, installation, video and in some cases, invited to be invested in the works by participating.

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.

Andrew Nicholls, Mangia Gelato (Piazza del Popolo), 2015-2018, large format photograph, 150 x 120cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

From Feb 9 Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley – The Exhibition Experience is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, supported by Rio Tinto. This landmark exhibition showcasing the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists opens with a cultural celebration on Feb 9. New works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists will be presented alongside a selection of legacy works 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. Opening cultural celebration weekend Feb 9 and 10 featuring artist talks, workshops, performances and more.

Garry Sibosado , Aalingoon (Rainbow Serpent) (detail), 2018, ochre pigment on engraved pearl shell, thirty-four parts, 182 x 28cm (overall). Photograph: Michael Jalaru Torres at Kooljaman Beach, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

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, 74-84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
A new 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.
Feb 10 to April 14 (opening Sat Feb 9, 6.30-8.30pm) ALCHEMIC by Cassils – featuring video, photography and sculpture, as well as a presentation of their iconic performance, Becoming an Image. Habitually using their own body as medium, Cassils changes it through rigorous training and nutrition schedules to create artworks that offer shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle and survival. Artist talk: Mon Feb 11, 6pm.
Feb 10 to April 14 Lower Power by Marco Fusinato – new works from his ‘Infinitives’ series. A selection of images sourced from the international mass media over the last ten years in which a protagonist is brandishing a rock in the decisive moment of a riot. To coincide with the exhibition, Fusinato will present for the first time in Western Australia Spectral Arrows, an improvised durational performance for guitar and mass amplification on Sun Feb 10, 5pm-8pm.
Both exhibitions are presented in partnership with Perth International Arts Festival.

Sculpture by the Sea
Cottesloe Beach
Marine Parade, Perth 6011.
March 1 to 18
National and international artists exhibit sculptures from the sea wall along the beach towards North Cottesloe and on surrounding grassed areas creating a beautiful sculpture park exhibition. Visit website for public programs and tours.

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.
Gallery closed until Feb 9.
Feb 9 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. A Perth Festival exhibition supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.
Feb 9 to June 26 Carrolup Revisted: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia. This exhibition seeks to celebrate 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.
Feb 8 to 21 Floral Rhapsody by William Boissevain (OBE).
Feb 23 to March 18 The Colour of Time by Jules Sher.

William Boissevain (OBE), Sunlit at Peacock Studios, 2018, oil on board, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Linton & Kay

William Boissevain (OBE), Floral Rhapsody, 2018, oil on board, 80 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Linton & Kay

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.
Feb 9 to March 10 (opening Fri Feb 8, 6-8pm) Southern Perspectives – Year 12 Visual Arts Students.

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.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate Gallery
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 2 to 24 Just Scratching the Surface by Leon Pericles.

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 Mon and public hols.
Feb 8 to March 31 Place And Space: Shire Of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition.

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 Feb 3 Eamon McInerney: Passages of Infinity.
To Feb 17 Angela Stewart: Obeisance.
To March 3 Dead Centre.

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.
Feb 16 to March 30 (opening and announcement of winners Sat Feb 16) Mid West Art Prize 2019.

Jahroc Galleries
83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River 6285.
(08) 9758-7200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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.