September/October 2020 Listings
Artitja Fine Art
South Fremantle, 6162.
(08) 9336-7787, 0418-900-954.
Directors Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke (member of ACGA).
In its 16th year of working with remote community art centres Artitja Fine Art Gallery is open all year round, and when not exhibiting in a public space, is open by appointment. The Gallery’s focus is in making cultural connections through art and has since its inception grown to become one of Perth’s most reputable and accessible award-winning Aboriginal art galleries. Visit our website for more information and how to view the extensive collection.
Oct 31 to Nov 22 Cultural Connections | The Gift Of Story, a group show at Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA. Storytelling is such a vital part of Aboriginal culture and a valuable method of education. This exhibition will focus on paintings which share those stories and in so doing, both educate and make cultural connections for the viewing audience.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 22 Bodywork. Morphing figures, performing bodies and pop icons populate Bodywork, an exhibition that brings together mid-career Australian artists Amber Boardman (NSW), Tarryn Gill (WA) and Kaylene Whiskey (SA). Featuring soft sculpture, painting, video and print media, Bodywork focuses on the body as a site for experimentation and self-expression and explores ideas connected to body modification, the cult of celebrity, and female empowerment.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
To Nov 1 Regional Tour | Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth: Freighting Ideas: There Were Moments of Transformation. ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA are proud to present There Were Moments of Transformation, the second exhibition of the WA regional touring program Freighting Ideas. Art has the power to transform. Transform thinking, transform objects, transform materials. There Were Moments of Transformation explores the power and fragility of transformation through sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass and video works from the Art Gallery of WA Collection.
On now, State Art Collection – with more than 18,000 works in the AGWA Collection, our curators have a wonderful selection from which to draw for the Collection displays. You can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit. The current Collection displays are in a chronological hang with additional gallery spaces focusing on Western Australian Art WA Focus and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art Six Seasons.
Level 1, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000.
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.
An artist-run-initiative for exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops and events across multiple galleries.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions and events.
Subiaco West Perth Crawley
176 Railway Parade, West Leederville 6007.
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.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 5 HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer – this year’s iteration of the annual HERE&NOW exhibition focuses on the practice of queer artists in Western Australia. Featuring new work by Benjamin Bannan, Nathan Beard, Janet Carter, Lill Colgan, Jo Darbyshire, Brontë Jones, Andrew Nicholls and Colin Smith. Curated by Brent Harrison.
To Dec 5 A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk a solo exhibition by artist Drew Pettifer that expands on Pettifer’s work of unearthing hidden queer histories through archival art practices. Curated by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Director, Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA.
To Dec 5 (Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – brings together a selection of contemporary artworks that challenge expectations of female artists and the work they produce. Devised by former CCWA curator Gemma Weston and delivered by current CCWA curator Lee Kinsella.
To Dec 5 Expressions of India: From the Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt Collection – an online exhibition that brings together a selection of paintings from India across the 18th to 20th centuries in the Berndt Collection. Curated by Michael Houston and Sofie Nielsen and presented by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.
To Dec 5 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.
Heathcote Cultural Precinct Gallery
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross 6153.
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 8 Heathcote Select.
John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00 during exhibitions only.
Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 6073.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 1 Discernible Sequence by Leanne Bray.
Also, Stories from Home… – Jane Button, Louise Wild Cook, Marie Haas and Amelia Sonnekus.
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo 6065.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions only). Closed public holidays.
From July 20 the Wanneroo Gallery will be closed until a new exhibition is available.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
To Nov 8 Collaborations 2020.
To Nov 29 Julie Dowling: Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret).
To Dec 6 Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty: Disappointing Vanilla.
Margaret River Gallery
Shop 4, 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River 6285.
UPDATE: Margaret River Gallery is currently closed, stay tuned for artist interviews, exhibitions and more.
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
Tues, Wed, Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.