October 2021 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 Gallery
South Fremantle, 6162.
Directors: Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke.
Established in 2004 by Directors Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke, Artitja Fine Art Gallery invites you to view art in a home environment by appointment.
Oct 29 to Nov 21 Venue: EARLYWORK, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA. MADE | FOUND | REPURPOSED – an exhibition of found objects, painted, reshaped and repurposed. Encompassing the work of artists from five remote community art centres M|F|R is a IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial event celebrating the exceptional creative minds and hands that can shape discarded oil sumps into cars and old tin cans into handbags; pandanus reeds into mats and fishtraps; adorn a bullock skull with a Kimberley landscape and weave animals from found grasses. From WA art centres Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, Mangkaja Arts, Spinifex Hill Art Studio and further afield Maningrida Arts in Arnhem Land, NT the exhibition will include a display of descriptive ceramic sculptures from Ernabella Arts in the APY Lands.

Rene Nelson, Caravan, 70 × 32 × 39cm. Photograph: Claire Freer. Courtesy the artist, Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, Western Australia and Artitja Fine Art Gallery

Rupert Jack, Stockman Story, Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, 45 × 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Artitja Fine Art Gallery

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 7 Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday is a celebration of contemporary craft, bringing together makers, artists and crafted works from countries around the Indian Ocean Rim, as part of the inaugural IOTA: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. From the exquisitely detailed textiles and embroidery works of Jakkai Siributr (Thailand) to the painted carpentry of Ishan Khosla (India) and his team of artisans, the exhibition will showcase strikingly modern installations and stories of our time that are firmly planted in craft traditions.

Susie Vickery, James Barry Escapes Quarantine, 2021, cotton thread, cotton, leather, wool, found objects, 35 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

Ishan Khosla, Oonth ke muh mein zeera (Cumin in a camel’s mouth): unwanted dead or alive, 2021, with Kiritbhai Jayantibhai Chittara (mata-ni-pachedi), natural pigments, mordant dyed cloth, wood, digital print on vinyl pasted on wood, 46 × 29 × 14cm. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 10 Transpired Paradise an exhibition by Adam Gicanese, which merges raw aerosol techniques with traditional graffiti elements. The semi-realistic portraits use colour and shape to explore ideas of beauty.

Perth City

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
(08) 9492-6600.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
Oct 16 to Nov 29 The Lester Prize – one of the country’s most recognised and prestigious fine art prizes – an award that places artists and community proudly front-and-centre. This year’s 40 finalists were chosen from more than 750 entries received from artists across Australia. The prize pool available to professional, emerging and young artists is worth over $100,000, including the main prize of $50,000. The finalists’ artworks will be on display in AGWA’s Centenary Galleries, and the winner will be announced on Fri Oct 15.

Sophia Alone, Aunty Lena Alone, 2021, acrylic paint on linen, 31 × 31cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Cameron Richards Michael Dunstan – a brief biography, 2021, oil on canvas, 132 x 112cm.

Artbank, Perth
Level 1, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
More information 1800-251-651.
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-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, during exhibitions, refer to website.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events.

Kolbusz Space
2 Gladstone Street, Perth 6000.
Open during exhibitions, or by appt.
Oct 15 to 17, 10am to 4pm (opening Fri Oct 15, 6-8pm) Wellspring an exhibition of new paintings by Jordy Hewitt: jordyhewitt.com, Instagram: @jordy_hewitt.

Jordy Hewitt, Wellspring XVII, 2021, oil and wax on canvas, 152.5 × 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Kolbusz Space

Jordy Hewitt, Wellspring XVIII, 2021, oil and wax on canvas, 152.5 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Kolbusz Space

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. Closed during exhibition changeover.
To Oct 10 Love in Bright Landscapes, curated by Annika Kristensen.

Jack Ball, Night diver, 2021, installation with multiple inkjet prints on gloss and rag, powder-coated aluminium pipes. Photograph: Bo Wong. Courtesy the artist, sweat pea, Perth and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Also, I don’t see colour by Salote Tawale.
Also Leiti by Sione Tuívailala Monū.
Oct 22 to Jan 9, 2022 Sky Cave by Amy Perejuan-Capone.
Also, Coming Home by Alex Martinis Roe.

Subiaco West Perth Crawley

Gallery 360
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
(08) 9381-6577.
Instagram: @gallery.360
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 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 27 Feeling abstract? Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950-1990 – an exploration of abstract painting over a 40-year period.

Sydney Ball, Ispahan, 1967, acrylic on canvas, 182.8 × 341cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of Dr Albert Gild, 1969. Courtesy Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

To Nov 27 Matter: Works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – a focus on materials and materiality and featuring works of grit, weight and significance.

Lisa Wolfgramm, Painting #271, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.

To Nov 27 Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined – a diverse menagerie of animal representations from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

Linton & Kay Galleries
299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Road), Subiaco 6008.
(08) 9388-3300.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Linton & Kay Galleries
West Perth
11 Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth 6005.
(08) 6465 4314.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Greater Perth

Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
(08) 9364-5666.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit the website for the 2021 exhibition program.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
(08) 9266-4155.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions only.
To Oct 30 Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday – IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham 6055.
(08) 9388-3300.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, cnr Nichol Street, 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 Oct 31 Finders Keepers by Nalda Searles, curated by Sandra Murray. Read more…

Nalda Searles, Ggrrr, 1999, rubber doll body and animal head (both found on roadside, 1990s), Xanthorrhoea bracts, handmade resin, 20 × 11.5 × 14cm. Collection of Anne M Brody, Perth. Courtesy the artist and Mundaring Arts Centre

Wanneroo Gallery
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Oct 27 to Jan 15, 2022 Converging Currents.


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 Nov 14 Prue Venables: Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft.
To Nov 21 Oblivion.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530.
(08) 9956-6750.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 9.30 to 1.30. Public hols 9.30 to 1.30 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday). Closed Mon.
To Nov 12 Indian Ocean Craft Triennial goes BLUE at GRAG.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland 6721.
(08) 9141-0041.
Tues-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon-Sun.