June 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.
Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Artitja Fine Art Gallery is based in South Fremantle and hold quarterly satellite exhibitions.
They are open at all other times by appt.
Recipients Fremantle Business Awards: Outstanding Cultural Enterprise in 2017. Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.
Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle:
To June 16 Paru by Spinifex Hill Studios artists. A group show featuring Mayawokka Chapman, Mulyatingki Marney, Maggie Green, Illyampi Victor Burton, Nyangulya Katie Nalgood, Doreen Chapman, Gloria, Winnie Sampi and Nancy Nyanjlpayi Chapman. Following a visit to the Pilbara in 2018, Artitja Fine Art Gallery is delighted to have secured the opportunity to select and curate this special exhibition of paintings by the Spinifex Hill Studio artists. Based in South Hedland in Australia’s far north west the artists are connected to Country right across Western Australia. The paintings explore the artists deep connection to place through family, memory and culture. Read more…

Doreen Chapman, Untitled, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Artitja Fine Art

Doreen Chapman, Untitled, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Artitja Fine Art

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
June 8 to July 21 Dia-Rong Lee: Asialink Exchange Exhibition. Taiwanese artist Dia-Rong Lee is the tenth exchange artist to visit Fremantle for the Asialink exchange between FAC and the Taipei Artists Village. Working in ceramic sculpture, Dia-Rong’s work is often self-consciously sensual and fleshy, focused on the human body as a hybrid form. This exhibition is a response to the aesthetic and cultural shift from Taipei to Fremantle and an investigation into local materials and techniques. Read more…

Dia-Rong Lee, Struggle of Mind, 2016, porcelain, 40 x 36 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

June 8 to July 21 Pilot Painter is the first survey exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Capt. George A.D. Forsyth (1843-1894). An experienced seaman from humble beginnings, he served in Fremantle’s Water Police before being appointed Fremantle’s Port Pilot and the first Chief Harbour Master for WA. Curated by André Lipscombe.
June 8 to July 21 Safe Harbour brings together a selection of artworks and historical and contemporary photography from the City of Fremantle Art and Civic Collections. It provides various points of discovery and revelation about Fremantle’s Harbour, a significant subject for many artists and photographers who have made Fremantle their home. Artists include: Kevin Ballantine, George Haynes, Marie Hobbs, Eveline Kotai, Theo Koning, Norma MacDonald, Gina Moore, Laurel Nannup, Frank Norton, Trevor Richards, Edith Trethowan and Ken Wadrop. Curated by André Lipscombe.
June 8 to July 21 Trevor Richards: Ground Plane – Fremantle-based artist Trevor Richards has been invited to create an interventional work in FAC’s Main Gallery. Richards’ studio practice includes hard-edge abstract paintings and three-dimensional wall mounted works that explore bold colour, geometric shape and pattern. He draws on a wide range of historic and contemporary sources, including Islamic and mosaic tile patterning, architectural modelling and tessellations. He has adapted his studio practice into public and gallery spaces, incorporating floors, walls, windows and roads as surfaces on which to apply pattern and colour.
June 8 to July 21 James Angus: Papier Mâché for Beginners – the first solo presentation of sculptures by James Angus in WA in over a decade. As the title suggests, the objects in this series are the result of several years of experimentation, focused exclusively on paper-based media. This recent work is Angus’ explicitly handmade response to both the influence of digital manufacturing and the tradition of monumental sculpture. Papier Mâché for Beginners will be accompanied by a book published by the Surf Street Press.

James Angus, Papier Mâché for Beginners, 2019, newsprint, cardboard, PVA, methyl cellulose, gesso, acrylic, varnish, 56 x 43cm. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Fremantle Arts Centre

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
June 8 to 23 (opening Fri June 7, 6pm) Track Annette Davis, Sue Dennis, Yvonne Dorricott, Carol Farmer, Lianne Jay and Margaret Sanders – reflecting on their shared experience of walking sections of the Bibbulum Track. The exhibition includes prints, drawings, frottage, textiles and installations.

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 July 22 Pulse – Perspectives – WA’s talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about; gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. This year’s exhibition features 46 works by graduating Year 12, 2018 Visual Arts students from across WA.

Richard Nguyen, Canning Vale College, All mixed up, 2018, digital video, duration 1:57 min. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To Aug 5 WA Now: TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd: Ibelongyoubelongwebelong – a series of recent works trace the artist’s connection to people and place, in particular the Boorongurup (Porongorup Ranges), the oldest granite formation on Earth. Through portrait and landscape paintings and sculpture Ibelongyoubelongwebelong lays bare the the spiritual unity of land and people and afford the wider public access to this knowledge and adoption. Read more…

TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd, Waitj Boorongur 2014, acrylic on Belgium linen, 120 x 90cm. ©TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd, 2014. Courtesy Art Gallery of Western Australia

From June 15 AGWA Design – Family resemblance. A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of the nation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects. The display includes recent and older acquisitions by makers such as Ron Nagle, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Margaret West and Sandra Black amongst many others.

Ricky Swallow, Fig. 2, 2009, Jelutong (Dyera costulata), 82 x 38 x 25cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2010. 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 Bon Marche Arcade Building, 74-84 Barrack Street, Perth 6000.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
An 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.
To July 7 Hatched National Graduate Show 2019 – Kim Ah Sam (QLD), Patrizia Biondi (NSW), Ómra Caoimhe (WA), Jo Chew (TAS), Anita Cummins (VIC), Stephanie De Biasi (WA), Louis Grant (ACT), Dennis Golding (NSW), John L. Hammer (QLD), Azadeh Hamzeii (QLD), Yvette James (VIC), Emilija Kasumovic (SA), Carmen-Sibha Keiso (VIC), Jonathan Kim (SA), William Kitely (WA), Anna Litwinowicz (QLD), Annette An-Jen Liu (ACT) and Kiah Pullens (VIC).
Since 1992, the Hatched National Graduate Show has presented the work of over 1,000 artists alongside that of their national peers in this unique showcase of emergent talents. From painting, sculpture, and drawing, to installation, video, and sound work, this exhibition offers an intriguing snapshot of current contemporary art practices in Australia. Hatched tests the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts scene while acting as an important platform for the next generation of Australian artists. The $50,000 Schenberg Art Fellowship is awarded to one outstanding Hatched artist as an investment in the development of their career. This is the tenth year that PICA has worked with the University of Western Australia to present this generous cash prize. Read more…

Dennis Golding, Empowering Identity (still), 2018, two-channel video. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

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.
To June 26 Carrolup Revisited: A Journey through the South West of Western Australia. This exhibition celebrates 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.
To Aug 17 Philip Noakes: Sculptural Silver – an elegant body of work, from one of the foremost silversmiths working and teaching in Australia. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
To Aug 17 Nikulinsky Naturally – a survey of Philippa Nikulinsky’s work from the 1970s to the present. Exploring the ways in which she continues to interrogate the botanical riches of the Western Australian landscape.
To Dec 7 The Artist and Her Work – an exhibition drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art exploring Lady Sheila Cruthers’ collection strategy of acquiring an artist’s work in addition to a self-portrait, with the two works often hung side by side, showcasing the breadth and depth of women’s art practice.

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.

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.
To June 9 CAAWA 2019 Selective Exhibition.
June 15 to July 21 The outside within \ the inside without by Hiroshi Kobayashi.

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.
To July 21 Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy.

Christian Thompson, Untitled #6, from the series ‘King Billy’, 2010
Courtesy the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin and John Curtin Gallery

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate Gallery
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To June 23 Alan Muller – Tides: Paintings And Drawings Of Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River.

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 public hols.
To July 7 Continuity and Change; Future.
Also, The Face of Fingerprints.

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.
To June 14, 2019 Community Art Awards & Exhibition.


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 June 30 Shane Pickett: Dusk Infusion, and Shane Pickett: Kaanarn: There is truth in the landscape.
To July 21 Bunbury Biennale 2019.
June 1 to July 9 Urban Fabrick by Vicki Ames.

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.

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.
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.