April 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.
Established in 2004, Artitja Fine Art Gallery is a private gallery based in South Fremantle and curates up to six pop up exhibitions a year in public spaces, details of which can be found on our website. At all other times, the gallery is open by appointment. Specialising in Aboriginal art, Artitja Fine Art partners with remote art centre communities from WA, NT and the SA APY Lands in bringing the art to the city. This unique business model allows for a personalised and informative approach to viewing and collecting art, in a relaxed home environment.
Recipients Fremantle Business Awards: Outstanding Cultural Enterprise in 2017. Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.
To April 5 at Earlywork: 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle I Know My Country – a display of new paintings from remote Indigenous community art centres including established and emerging artists, this dynamic exhibition emphasises the artists’ intimate knowledge of their country through colour, shape and form.
UPDATE: Artitja Fine Art id closed and I Know My Country can be viewed online.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
April 3 to May 24 (opening Thurs April 2, 6.30pm) Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists – showcases over 100 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from WA’s remote and regional art centres, as well as independent and Noongar artists from metropolitan Perth and the South West. The works span a breadth of styles and mediums including painting, installation, video, textiles, photography, print media, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Join us at the exhibition opening, attended by many of the exhibiting artists, to be the first to see this year’s crop of exciting new talent and officially open the Revealed 2020 program. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Purchasing works from the show is a great way to celebrate and support the next generation of WA’s Aboriginal artists.
UPDATE: FAC is closed and all exhibitions have been postponed.

Lorna Dawson, Campaign Glass, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 45.5 x 35.5cm. Courtesy Spinifex Hill Studio

April 3 to May 24 (opening Thurs April 2, 6.30pm) Straight Out of Wilurarra: Wilurarra Creative. Spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie. For the past 16 years, Wilurarra Creative has supported Ngaanyatjarra young adults to explore and express personal and collective identity, capturing the songs, stories, styles, language, artwork and living creativity of contemporary Ngaanyatjarra culture. This April, the Wilurarra Creative hub will be recreated in the FAC gallery with a photographic studio, selfie booth, hair salon and artworks which make a bold statement on the culture, style and unique voices of Western Desert people.
UPDATE: FAC is closed and all exhibitions have been postponed.

Delvina Lawson, Tali Flowers (featuring Maria Narkle) (detail), 2016, digital collage

April 3 to May 24 (opening Thurs April 2, 6.30pm) Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri in WA: Hunter Dreaming. Two major paintings by Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri (1934-84), a significant Papunya Tula Anmatyerr painter, are reunited for the first time in Hunter Dreaming. Both of these important uniquely WA works were produced during a visit to Perth in 1978-79 when Leura was a guest of Nyoongar elder Ken Colbung (1931-2010). The men, both strong culture warriors for their communities, developed a firm friendship. A decade after Leura’s visit, Colbung generously donated the paintings to the City of Fremantle and City of Wanneroo in an act of reconciliation at the time of the Bicentenary. This is the first time they will be exhibited side by side.
UPDATE: FAC is closed and all exhibitions have been postponed.

Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, Aboriginal people meeting first white settlers at the Swan River, 1979, acrylic paint on canvas on board, 76.5 x 109cm. Donated by Ken Colbung, 1988. City of Fremantle Art Collection

April 3 to May 24 (opening Thurs April 2, 6.30pm) Come Together features three intimately connected photographic and video works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection which consider the cumulative impact of the events of 9/11. Now approaching the twenty-year anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York, Come Together includes two commissioned videos by Australian artist Elvis Richardson – ‘Now 7 Years Later’ and ‘The End’ – made in response to WA artist Christine Gosfield’s poignant photomontage 9/11….defining home’, produced in Fremantle in 2001.
UPDATE: FAC is closed and all exhibitions have been postponed.

Christine Gosfield, 9/11…..defining home (detail), 2001, silver gelatin print of digitally enhanced media, 50 x 450cm. Courtesy the artist

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
UPDATE: Japingka Gallery is available online and via email. Artworks are available for sale while the gallery is closed from direct visits for the immediate future.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
To April 12 International Watercolour Exhibition – hosted by The Watercolour Society of WA. Showcasing 180 paintings from 19 Watercolour societies worldwide and is the first time held in WA.
April 18 to May 3 (opening Sun April 19, 4-6pm) Intermix 2020 – features a small group of artists Elisabeth Ribul, Ella Allen, Jillian Kurz, Maxine Murray, Robyn Varpins and Stephanie Carne, who leave their individual studio spaces once a week to make art. Though their individual practices vary, they’re all inspired by natural and urban landscapes.
UPDATE: The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Perth City

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600.
Fax 9492-6655.
To June 1 WA Now – Tom Mùller: MONOLITH SCORES. Buildings are urban monoliths. Cultural institutions are perceived to be even more so. Tom Mùller’s exhibition delves into what this perceived monolith sounds like, feels like, breathes like. MONOLITH SCORES forms part of the WA Now series dedicated to showcasing work by WA artists.
UPDATE: AGWA is closed. In the meantime, they will continue to share as much of their Collection and exhibitions online with #agwayourway. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

Tom Mùller, Monolith 6 (detail), 2020, 15 x 33cm

To June 29 Pulse Perspectives – WAs talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Vote for the work that made you feel, explode with emotion, or marvel at the world. It’s your vote make it count!
UPDATE: AGWA is closed. In the meantime, they will continue to share as much of their Collection and exhibitions online with #agwayourway. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.
To June 29 Tom Malone Prize – a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community. It has played an integral role in the Gallery’s acquisition of works by Australia’s most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists working in this art form. This year’s 15 shortlisted works demonstrate how our nation’s glass artists continue to invent and reinvent, to challenge themselves technically, and to find new frameworks to distil human experience in accessible and enlivening ways.
UPDATE: AGWA is closed. In the meantime, they will continue to share as much of their Collection and exhibitions online with #agwayourway. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.
To July 27 Screen Space – Stuart Ringholt. Ringholt creates performance-based, process-oriented and audience participation-reliant works which deal with experience of fear and embarrassment devised in amateur self-help environments. His work AUM is accompanied by posters from his Anger Workshops performances. Part introspective meditation, part catharsis, AUM focuses on the practice of Aum meditation process between a couple who are working through emotions of love and anger.
UPDATE: AGWA is closed. In the meantime, they will continue to share as much of their Collection and exhibitions online with #agwayourway. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

Stuart Ringholt, AUM (a) Anger Workshops (b) 2007; 2012, edition of 5 posters, video, 5/12, video: 28 mins: 27 secs poster: 127 x 176cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

April 18 to Aug 24 Billions of people are wearing T-shirts right now. Led by Melbourne-based curator Eddie Zammit, founder of T-W#RLD, whose globally-relevant collection takes centre stage in this exhibition, which tells the story of the T-shirt from underwear to outerwear design icon. The show brings to Perth hundreds of the most significant expressions of T-shirt culture showcasing key artists, brands and designers from the past thirty years.
UPDATE: AGWA is closed. In the meantime, they will continue to share as much of their Collection and exhibitions online with #agwayourway. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
UPDATE: Artbank’s Perth showroom will be closed to the public until further notice. Their collection can be viewed online.

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.
UPDATE: Cool Change Contemporary is closed to the public until further notice.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000.
(08) 9228-6300.
To April 19 Chalkroom by Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang. Step inside an immersive world and take a journey through an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories. Once you enter this interactive installation you are free to roam and fly. Words sail through the air as emails. They fall into dust. They form and reform. Created by pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom is a Virtual Reality work unlike any other. Instead of the brightly-lit gaming world of most VR, everything is hand-drawn, dusty and dark, creating a shadowy, atmospheric world to explore.
UPDATE: PICA’s Galleries are closed to the public until further notice.

Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom, 2017, fluorescent paint on slate walls. Courtesy the artists

To April 19 Thunderhead By Tina Havelock Stevens. Depicting landscapes and dwelling on sites that are often empty or abandoned, Havelock Stevens’ sensibilities as a film-maker and a musician create suspended moments that speak of survival and fragility and draw connections between environmental and emotional spaces. This exhibition offers a series of video works accompanied by improvised sound scores – sometimes recorded, sometimes performed live. Visceral and immersive, her installations act as a channel for emotions and histories that reside in built and natural landscapes.
UPDATE: PICA’s Galleries are closed to the public until further notice.

Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderhead, 2020. Installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Photograph: Bo Wong

To April 19 Hudson Valley Ruins By Jacky Connolly is a short narrative film produced entirely in the computer game The Sims 3. Using the conventions of the game, in which players simulate the lives of a modern family, Jacky Connolly has created a complete set, narrative and cast of characters. Hudson Valley Ruins tracks the unsettling experiences of two young female characters as they navigate the banal, tense and quietly disturbing world of suburban Upstate New York. Presented in association with Perth Festival.
UPDATE: PICA’s Galleries are closed to the public until further notice.

Jack Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins (production still), 2016. Courtesy the artist.

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.
To May 9 The Long Kiss Goodbye – six artists transform familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on attraction, repulsion, loss and hope. Featuring Sarah Contos, Penny Coss, Iain Dean, Michele Elliot, Brent Harris and Clare Peake. Curated by Gemma Weston. Presented in association with Perth Festival.
To June 27 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.
UPDATE: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.

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-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 12 Burn Down the Disco by Johnny Romeo.
April 18 to May 10 Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River Paintings 2010-2020 & New River Drawings by Alan Muller.

Greater Perth

Heathcote Cultural Precinct Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
To April 26 Apparition by Harvey Mullen, and Altar’d Lament by Masonik.
UPDATE: Heathcote Museum and Gallery is closed and all exhibitions have been postponed.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
To April 24 Sandra Hill: Mia Kurrum Maun (Far from Home). Read more…
Also, Ian Strange: Suburban Interventions 2008-2020. Read more…
UPDATE: John Curtin Gallery is closed until further notice.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 6465-4314.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 6073.
(08) 9295-3991.
April 3 to May 17 Tributaries.
Also, Jewellery Popup.
UPDATE: Mundaring Arts Centre is closed until further notice. The closure includes the galleries and shop as well as the cancellation of all workshops and events. Staff are still contactable via email.

Nyisztor Studio
391 Canning Highway, Melville – Palmyra 6156.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Multiple exhibition venues. Artist studios.

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
To April 9 Even Keel explores the undercurrents of Wanneroo’s rich nautical stories.
UPDATE: Wanneroo Gallery is closed until further notice.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
To April 26 South Western Times Art 2020.
To May 17 Susan Ecker: Elements Form.
To May 10 Stormie Mills: Whose name was writ in water.
April 11 to June 7 Before Hand: The private life of a portrait.
April 18 to May 31 Tami Xiang: Peasantography – Lucky 88.
UPDATE: The Bunbury Regional Gallery is closed until further notice.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
To April 11 Geraldton Camera Club: ‘FOCUS 2020’.
Also, Freighting Ideas: ‘How Did I Get Here?’
UPDATE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

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.
Tues, Wed, Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.
April 4 to May 23 Small Ones Big Ones.