December 2018 | January 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.
Jan 5 to 27, 2019 Summer Showcase: Art from the Desert 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 Jan 23, 2019 Animaze: Amazing Animals for Kids. For the first time, Fremantle Arts Centre presents a contemporary art exhibition specifically for kids. Animaze is about amazing animals of all sorts, where kids can wander and explore the wonderful world of animals and art. With the work of more than 40 artists, specially designed play spaces, animal story readings and hands-on kids’ workshops, Animaze is a full-on animal art safari for kids and families.
Feb 7 to March 24 Idols by of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So.
Also, A Dark and Quiet Place by David Noonan.

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

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

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.
Dec 1 to Jan 20, 2019 TILT – a Retrospective – Olga Cironis, Caitlin Yardley, Paul Caporn, Tom Muller, Eva Fernandez, Holly Story, Merrick Belyea, Andy Quilty, Jon Tarry and Sandra Hill.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
To Dec 22 Gallery 1: Andrea Adamson Tiger: Seven Sisters Dreaming.
Gallery 2: Ghost Net Baskets & Bush Dyed Textiles – Groote Eylandt Anindilyakwa Arts.
Also, Small is Beautiful.

Tammy Lalara, Ghost Net and Fabric Basket, 30 x 21cm
Courtesy the artist and Japingka Gallery

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 1 to 16 (opening Fri Nov 30, 6pm) Tales Never Told – brings together WA artists Lisa Bowden, Asha Brown, Arianne Flora, Kristy Herbert, Jaye Quin and Jan Withers, whose lives have been entwined over the last ten years. This exhibition showcases a range of skills including illustration, printmaking, painting and sculptural bookmaking to create a cohesive and engaging tale.
Dec 7 to 14 (opening Fri Dec 7, 10am) The Happiness Project 2018 – a collaboration between Edith Cowan University’s School of Design and the City of Fremantle. The project aims to use innovative design approaches to inject happiness into Fremantle. Student projects examine areas such as health, the environment, the economy and community through bottom-up, empathic design approaches.
Jan 12 to 27, 2019 (opening Fri Jan 11, 6pm) Off Kilter – exhibits new and recent work by Beverley Iles, Elliott Haigh and Lorraine Spencer Pichette, specifically relating to environmental unbalance. The three artists respond to, investigate and endeavour to look at the salient and serious matters of the environment but with an element of humour or the bizarre.

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 Jan 7, 2019 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. Organised by the WA-based International Art Space.
To Jan 14, 2019 Culture Juice –Beyond Bling! Centred on 300 varied pieces from the State Art Collection from the 1800s to today, Beyond Bling! unlocks the vaults to showcase the best, the bizarre and the most sophisticated jewels in its historical and contemporary 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.

Mari Funaki, Bracelet, 2008, heat coloured mild steel, 10.7 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

To Feb 25, 2019 Screen Space: The Blaktism 2014 by Megan Cope.
From Dec 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, dimensions variable © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

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 Dec 23 HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein – commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, or the ‘Modern Prometheus’ (1818) 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, University of Western Australia.

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.


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, assemblage from found materials with painted plaster cast, c.1987
© 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, responding 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. Gallery closed from Dec 9, reopening Feb 9, 2019.

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 Dec 31 Investment Art and Secondary Sales.

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.

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 Dec 20 Materiality.
Also, Gifted by Sue Eva and Kathy Aspinall.

Nyisztor Studio
391 Canning Highway, Melville 6156.
Multiple exhibition venues. Artist studios.


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 Jan 6, 2019 South West Printmakers: Place Interrupted.
To Jan 20, 2019 Through Her Eyes.
To Feb 3, 2019 Eamon McInerney: Passages of Infinity.
Dec 1 to Feb 17, 2019 Angela Stewart: Obeisance.
Dec 1 to March 3, 2019 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.
Dec 1 to Feb 1, 2019 Genesis 2018, and Spaced 2: future recall tour.

Shane Ford, Everchanging, digital print on tissue, polyester resin, acrylic sheet
Year 12, Geraldton Senior College. 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, 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.