October 2018 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.
Artitja Fine Art holds up to four external exhibitions a year, details of which can be found on their website.
Recipients: Outstanding Cultural Enterprise award 2017 Fremantle Business Awards.
Oct 26 to Nov 18 The Essence Of Place at Earlywork: 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 4, 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Supported by Little Creatures Brewing. This year the 43rd annual Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award presents the best of Australian printmaking. Australia’s premier showcase of prints and artists’ books returns with a selection of 50 works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from across the nation. In 2018, the award continues to present works that celebrate the traditions of printmaking while simultaneously looking towards the future of the medium. Read more…
To Nov 4 Being There – Kathleen O’Connor in Paris – presented to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the death of Kathleen O’Connor (1876-1968), who was born in New Zealand and established a professional career in Paris where she settled in 1906 and embraced the bohemian lifestyle in the Artists’ Quarter. Being There brings together for the first time recent acquisitions and the entire O’Connor holding of drawings and paintings gifted to the City of Fremantle in 1978 by Sir Ernest Lee Steere on behalf of his mother, the artist’s sister. The exhibition includes loans of artworks and ephemera from public and private collections and is presented to coincide with the release of a new book by Amanda Curtin, ‘Kathleen O’Connor of Paris’, published by Fremantle Arts Centre.

Kathleen O’Connor, 1966. Photograph: Richard Woldendorp
Courtesy Fremantle Arts Centre

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 Oct 14 Mindmatter by Bjoern Rainer-Adamson.
Oct 20 to Nov 25 Heathcote Select – Elham Eshraghian, Sharon Callow, Sophie La Maitre, Sam Bloor, Olivia Ryan, Rob Kettels and Stephanie De Biasi.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
Through Oct Gallery 1: Painting on Country – Utopia Artists. Gallery 2: Ikuntji Artists from Haasts Bluff.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 20 to Nov 4 (opening Fri Oct 19, 6pm) Brilliant; Undercurrent – an exhibition that aims to celebrate Fremantle’s particular narrative with new works from multi-disciplined contemporary artists. Since the 1970s the city has been dedicated to the arts with many practitioners calling Fremantle home. Brilliant: Undercurrent features works by Jana Braddock, Sheryl Chant, Ben Crappsley, Marion Duke, Sharyn Egan, James Egan, Ellie Eshraghian, Ricky Gibson, Shavaurn Hanson, Junko Kitamira, Robyn Laycock, Hana Akalani, Laura Mitchell, Ben Reynolds, Alessandra Rossi, David Spencer, Mark Welsh, Simon Wilson, Rosina Wonglorz, Marcia Hadlow, Fiona Gavino, Alan Muller, Ric Spencer, Bec Dagnall and Simon Gilby.

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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 Nov 12 Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series – the Sidney Nolan rebel masterpiece series comes to Perth. AGWA explores the iconic Australian rebel, Ned Kelly, as immortalised in Sidney Nolan’s 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.
To Dec 3 WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts/Ionat Zurr). Is it art? Science? Or both. Including a range of strange, bewildering, rarely seen and, just maybe, brand new organisms, this exhibition defies categorisation. In the anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the provocative project asks some moral as well as creative questions about how science operates today and might in the future. The exhibition will be presented in the form of a high-end retail installation. As the display set up implies, it will also offer a critique of the ways that humans commodify nature for our own ends. Read more…

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Sponge – Biomess 2018. Courtesy the artists and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To Jan 7, 2019 spaced 3: north by southeast. Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, this exhibition 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.
From Oct 13 Culture Juice – Beyond Bling! A wild and intriguing celebration of the art, design and craft of jewellery, AGWA is unlocking the vaults to showcase the best, the bizarre and the sophisticated jewels in its historical, contemporary and Indigenous collections. Moving from bold and captivating wearable art to quiet and subtle, almost private, personal interventions, the show will change how you think about what jewellery is and can be.

City of Joondalup
Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Myer Court
420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027.
(08) 9400-4924.
Open during shopping hours.
Oct 14 to 28 CIAA: Community Invitation Art Award 2018 exhibition.

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.
To Oct 7 please open hurry by Amalia Pica.
Also, A Self Portrait by Khaled Sabsabi. Read more…

Khaled Sabsabi, We Kill You, 2016, installation view
Photograph: Alessandro Bianchetti. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Oct 20 to Dec 23 HyperPrometheus – commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and re-contextualises it for the new millennium. Artists include ORLAN, AES+F, Heather Dewey Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning. Curated by Oron Catts, Laetitia Wilson and Eugenio Viola and presented in partnership with SymbioticA, UWA.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, Probably Chelsea, 2017
Courtesy the artists and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Oct 20 to Dec 23 Unspoken sees WA-based artist Olga Cironis work in a hybrid of both studio and exhibition space, where visitors are invited to become part of the artwork. Curated by Eugenio Viola.

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.

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Buratti Fine Art
Suite 6, 217 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun by appt.

Gallery 360
309 Hay Street , Subiaco 6008.
(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 Dec 8 No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum – including newly commissioned works and archival material, this exhibition examines the legacy of The ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum, a group who aimed to raise the status of women in the arts and to foster interest in women’s art practice and ideas. Presented by the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Read more…

Anne Jeppe, Venus Con-Cave, c.1987, assemblage from found materials with painted plaster cast
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

To Dec 8 HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always others who die new works from Western Australian artists. Perdita Phillips, Alex Spremberg, Carly Lynch, Peter & Molly, Julie Dowling and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson respond to the challenge of contemporary art set by Marcel Duchamp 100 years ago.
To Dec 8 Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station. Presented by the Berndt Museum, this exhibition 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.

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 Rd), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 21 Investment Art and Secondary Sales.

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Greater Perth

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, Cavisham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 21 Women Of The West – Samantha Dennison, Jenni Doherty, Barbara George, Sandie Schroder, Jean Sher and Fi Wilkie.

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.
To Nov 4 Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools.
Oct 7 to Nov 16 Re-Imagined Railyard.
Also, Remembering Tomorrow – Rory Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett.

Nyisztor Studio
391 Canning Highway, Melville 6156.
Multiple exhibition venues. Artist studios.
Oct 27 to Nov 11 Jo Darvall presents key works from several major solo exhibitions held in Singapore and Australia.

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Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 28 Gera Woltjer: ⊢ C R O S S I N G 3 ⊣.
To Nov 18 Iluka Visions 2018.

Gera Woltjer, Untitled; Swim 31 #1, 2018, digital image
Courtesy the artist and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

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.
Oct 12 to Nov 24 Assembling Parts For A Bigger Picture – Nicole Slatter, Susanna Castleden, Bevan Honey and Bruce Slatter.

Bruce Slatter and Nicole Slatter, Suburban Picturesque, 2018, oil on board, 60 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

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.

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