August 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.


Drill Hall, Leeuwin Barracks
18 Riverside Road, East Fremantle 6158
Aug 24 to 26 (opening Fri Aug 8, 7-10pm) Army Art Exhibition presented by Army Art. This is a charity event showcasing existing and emerging West Australian artists which raises money for WA charities. In 2018 Army Art’s major beneficiary is Tiny Sparks WA. Funds raised from the exhibition tickets and artwork sales, as well as philanthropic contributions from sponsorship and donations will be used to assist West Australian families with sick or premature babies through the provision of essential neonatal care packs and supplies, and will also support the expansion of the specialist developmental playgroup. Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation. Viewing Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 3pm.
Opening night tickets are $20 and are available at www.stickytickets.com.au

Joanne Duffy, Scarp, Mundy, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist and Army Art, Western Australia

Joanne Duffy, Ardath, 2018, oil on linen, 85 x 85cm. Courtesy the artist and Army Art, Western Australia

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9555.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 8 Bush Women: 25 years on. FAC restages the ground-breaking show Bush Women: Fresh Art from Remote WA. Bush Women was the first exhibition to focus on the practices of key Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley and Western Desert. The exhibition presented paintings by Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean. Twenty-five years on, their work is held in public and private collections across the country and is appreciated as a testament to the strength and diversity of Aboriginal women’s artistic practice in WA. Bush Women reassembles the original paintings from around Australia to restage this extraordinary exhibition. Bush Women is co-curated by John Kean and FAC’s Erin Coates.

Pantjiti Mary McLean, Yultukunpa tjikini (drinking honey Grevillea) (detail), 1990, felt pen on paper, 60 x 84cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre 

Also, Running Deep: Holly Story and Kati Thamo | City of Fremantle Art Collection – looks at the practices of senior WA artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo through the lens of their enduring friendship and creative engagement with WA’s South Coast. The artists initially shared the transformative, life-affirming experiences of raising families and building homes on a shared property in the bush. Subsequently they have each developed a visual language to interpret the natural heritage of the country they know so well, and their relationship to it. Both utilise natural materials and work across a wide range of media. Running Deep includes examples of their work from the City of Fremantle Art Collection alongside a selection of both new and older work from the artist’s collections. The exhibition encompasses print making, artist books, sculpture, dyed and embroidered textiles and video.

Holly Story, Harvest (detail), 2007, screenprint, dyed wool blankets and wooden chair, 96 x 42 x 42cm
Courtesy the artist and 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.
28 to Sept 2 (opening Fri July 27, 6-8pm) DOUBLE BRICK – Charmaine Ball, Hannah Becsi, Meghan Gibb, Jane Grierson, Lukas Mack, Bella Scharfenstein and Marina van Leeuwen.

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9335-8265.
Open daily.
Through Aug Gallery 1: Lockhart River Artists – Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok.
Gallery 2: Edward Blitner: Freshwater Billabongs.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160.
(08) 9432-9898.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 11 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 10, 6pm) 2018 Printmakers Association of WA Awards – this is an exhibition of print works, set to be an inspiring and broad foray into the field of contemporary print media. PAWA’s aims are to embrace new technologies whilst creating a thriving environment in which traditional printmaking skills are highly valued.
Aug 25 to Sept 2 (opening Fri Aug 24, 6pm) 25Under25 2018 Art Award – an annual City of Fremantle showcase celebrating young artists. Open to all art forms, the exhibition features 25 selected artists aged 14 to 25 with a $2,000 cash prize pool on offer. A free information session for young artists will cover grant writing, arts opportunities and industry networks.

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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 Aug 20 WA Now: Julie Dowling this exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993-2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, emerged as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging.
To Sept 17 Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BC-1983: Highlights from the Yuen Collection ñ drawing from a significant recently revealed private collection in Perth, this exhibition presents an overview of over 70 Chinese ceramic objects of superb artistic quality, ranging from the Warrior State period (5th century BCE) to the late 20th century, highlighting the path of its production, with its similarities and differences, for nearly 2500 years. From Aug 11 the Sidney Nolan, The Ned Kelly series rebel masterpiece series comes to Perth. AGWA explores the iconic Australian rebel, Ned Kelly, as immortalised in Sidney Nolanís 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.
From Aug 18 spaced 3: north by southeast – organised by WA-based International Art Space 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 and track, amongst other things, the ways that identity is composed in dynamic exchange with the forces of nature and economics.

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.
Aug 3 to 25 August (opening August 3, at 6pm) Cool Change Contemporary’s first round of exhibitions features solo shows by Eric C (WA), Paul Sutherland (WA), Oliver Hull (VIC).
Aug 6 to 20 UK-based artist Laura Edmunds working in residence.

Paul Sutherland, Down Time, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist and Cool Change Contemporary

Oliver Hull, Plan, 2018, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Cool Change Contemporary

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.
Aug 3 to Oct 7 (opening Fri Aug 3, 6.30-8.30pm) Central Galleries: A Self Portrait by Khaled Sabsabi. Read more…

Khaled Sabsabi, A Self Portrait (detail), 2017. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Westend Gallery: Please Open Hurry by Amalia Pica.

Amalia Pica, Yerkish, 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner
Courtesy the artist, Institute of Modern Art, Queensland and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

There Is
49 Stuart Street, Northbridge 6003.
(08) 9228-4111.
To Aug 10 Drink Heart | Cool Eyes by Joshua Webb – new abstract sculptures.

Joshua webb, left: SOLARIS 6, 2018, Photopolymer resin, polycarbonate, ABS, aluminium, PMMA, & LED, 140 x 50 x 85cm. Centre: ALTAR 5, 2018, polished concrete, blue metal aggregate, steel and urethane glass coat, 78 x 42 x 42cm. Right: SOLARIS 7, 2018, Photopolymer resin, polycarbonate, ABS, aluminium, PMMA and LED, 140 x 50 x 85cm. Courtesy the artist and There Is

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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 Aug 18 Stewart Scambler: Fragment – Scambler presents a new body of work, a striking assembly of large-scale sculptural forms and murals inspired by his recent journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley.
Also, Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection ñ explores the modern landscape tradition in Australian art, through works in the University of Western Australia Art Collection. Also, Authentic Determination – Brigid Noone applies her unique methodology, an experimental hybrid of artistic and curatorial processes, to the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
To Dec 8 Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station – 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. Presented by the Berndt Museum.

Linton & Kay Galleries
West Perth
11 Old Aberdean Place, West Perth 6005.
(08) 6465 4314.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 4 to 26 Rock Is Dead by Johnny Romeo.

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 Aug 5 Anti-Gravity by Stephen Glassborow.
To Aug 30 Investment Art and Secondary Sales – Subiaco Gallery.

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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.

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.
Aug 3 to Sept 16 Gallery 1 Don’t Jettison Everything: MAC Members Show.
Gallery 2 Plastic Pollution: Reducing Our Footprint and Caring For Our Planet. A Mundaring Environmental Art Project.

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

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Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury 6230.
(08) 9792-7323.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 19 Emily Hornum: Do you think of that when you feel lonely or sad?
To Aug 26 Helen Seiver: Are We There Yet?
To Sept 16 Jiaxing China Art Collection.
To Sept 9 Noongar Country 2018 | Two Worlds.

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.
Aug 10 to Oct 6 Angelica Mesiti: Relay League.

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.

Pilbara Creative & Cultural Forum
East Pilbara Arts Centre, Newman Drive, Newman 6753.
(08) 9226 2799.
Sept 21 to 22 The Pilbara Creative & Cultural Forum – delivered by FORM in partnership with the Pilbara Development Commission brings expert speakers and creative practitioners together in an event that will explore the Pilbara’s cultural and creative capacity to help inform region-wide cultural strategy. This two-day forum is for creative practitioners, changemakers, legislators and anyone interested in the capacity of the arts to influence our economic and social systems across Australia.

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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