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Art Exhibitions & Galleries in Perth


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Western Australia has a surprisingly vibrant visual arts scene, as evidenced by the 250+ galleries and artists studios listed on our guides. International artists are attracted by the extraordinary colours and varied coastal and inland landscapes, the isolation and the light. While the Pilbara and the Kimberley are home to aboriginal art, Margaret River has become the Ubud of WA, a paradise for painters and lovers of fine art.

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Waapa Open Day 2020

You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA for 2020!

  • Dates:Aug 9
  • Time(s):10:00am
  • Venue:WAAPA, ECU Mount Lawley Campus

Details

  • Hosted By:ECU and WAAPA
  • Venue Address:2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Free event
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts

Description

You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA. ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts. Speak with staff members about course options and learn about auditions. Marvel at the design work, costumes and props on display. Check out the superbly equipped lighting and sound studios, the music technology labs and the scenery construction workshops. Explore the campus, take a backstage tour and attend information sessions. A detailed program of events will be posted on the ECU Open Day and WAAPA web pages closer to the date.

Art Upmarket- Perth's best dedicated art market

Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day.

  • Dates:Sat 17th Oct 2020
  • Time(s):10am- 4pm
  • Venue:The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft

Details

  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Homes and Design,University
  • Event Venue:The Undercroft,UWA,Winthrop Hall
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 55 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

 

Saturday 17th October 2020 – 10am-4pm

 

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.


Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft

 

[Image Artwork: Little Jo's Studio]
 

Maali Festival (POSTPONED)

Maali is the traditional name given to the black swan by the Nyoongar people. Maali Festival is a celebration that will fill the State Theatre Centre with First Nations culture and arts. Welcome to this complete take-over on the land of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

  • Dates:Sunday 12 July 2020

Details

  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Food & drink,Free,Music,Performing Arts
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth

Description

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA AND PERTH THEATRE TRUST PRESENT
MAALI FESTIVAL
CURATED BY IAN MICHAEL AND CHLOE OGILVIE
 
CULTURE. COMMUNITY. CELEBRATION.
 
STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
SUNDAY 12 JULY
 
PRICES: Free
 
Maali is the traditional name given to the black swan by the Nyoongar people. Maali Festival is a celebration that will fill the State Theatre Centre with First Nations culture and arts. Welcome to this complete take-over on the land of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.
 
An extraordinary event to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity and resilience of the longest living culture in the world and its people.
 
Taking place during NAIDOC Week, Maali Festival is curated by Black Swan’s Resident Artists Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda) and Ian Michael (Nyoongar). A multi-disciplinary arts festival, with a program of FREE events across theatre, music, dance, film, exhibitions, markets plus family-friendly events and panel discussions. The entire program will be led by First Nations artists, arts companies and community, to tell stories..
 
Full program details to be advised on our website or join our mailing list to find out more.

Concrete E X P A N D E D

Concrete E X P A N D E D is an exhibition featuring abstract minimal art as an exploration of colour, geometric forms and light.

  • Dates:Aug 4 - 29
  • Time(s):Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10
  • Venue Address:10 Douglas St. West Perth
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Fashion
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Craft,Other Visual Arts,Photography

Description

Concrete E X P A N D E D considers the affects of colour, design, pattern and shape through works of geometric abstraction. It takes part in a conversation about an ongoing artistic concern with Minimalist and Concrete Art in the new millennium. It playfully suggests an expansion of the genre of Concrete Art that initially had a vibrant local explosion on the streets of Fremantle in the early 2000’s. 

In Concrete E X P A N D E D large-scale, hard edged, minimal, abstract and pure colour paintings are joined by, three-dimensional wall-works, actual concrete sculptures and light sculptures. Together these works coalesce and converse in philosophical questions of form, aesthetic experience and existence.

Included are both works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection and works from invited artists available for purchase.

ARTISTS: Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jennifer Cochrane, Janenne Eaton, Robert Hunter, Brian McKay, Trevor Richards, Douglas Sheerer, Helen Smith, Trevor Vickers, Josh Webb.

Drew Pettifer's A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck Of The Zeewijk

A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk derives from a broader investigation within Drew Pettifer's work to unearth hidden queer histories through archival art practices.

  • Dates:May 23rd - Aug 15th, 2020
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Venue Address:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Other Visual Arts,Photography,Video

Description

This exhibition focuses on the first recorded moment in (European) queer history in Australia: a sodomy trial following the wreck of the Dutch ship the Zeewijk in 1727 where two young men were sentenced to death by marooning. Through photographs, video, audio and installation, this exhibition recontextualises social histories to help us rethink our present.

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Palestinian Threads and Stitches

Celebrating the living diversity of Palestinian identity within the Western Australian community through handmade, traditional tatreez embroidery

  • Dates:10 June - 22 August
  • Time(s):Wed - Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am - 3pm
  • Venue:Midland Junction Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Midland Junction Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:276 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Other Visual Arts

Description

Palestinian Threads and Stitches celebrates the living diversity of Palestinian identity within the Western Australian community. Handmade, traditional tatreez embroidery pieces are stitched together into a single cloth, just as the stories of the women who made them are stitched together with the common threads of identity.

Palestinian Threads and Stitches features the work of Doua'a Abdullah, Randa Abu Hejleh, Rusaila Bazlamit, Abeer Daour, Hiba El-Farra, Samya Jabbour, Sabrina Odeh, Samiha Olwan, Batool Nairat, Abla Ruhayel, Rana Sallaj and Masa Tufaha.

Art Upmarket | Perth's Best Dedicated Art Market

The Art Upmarket is about connecting art enthusiasts with WA artists.

  • Dates:Jun 21 ; Sep 13 ; Nov 29
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:The University of Western Australia

Details

  • Hosted By:The University of Western Australia
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,University
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Aboriginal

Description

The market will bring together over 60 of Perth’s most talented artists all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall undercroft. You will find paintings, fine art photography, limited edition prints, sculptures, decorative glass and ceramics, illustrations and more...

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. 

 

Extra Curricular Exhibition

Celebrating the work of visual arts teachers from Perth’s eastern region

  • Dates:4 July - 22 August
  • Time(s):Wed - Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am - 3pm
  • Venue:Midland Junction Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Midland Junction Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:276 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland WA 6056
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting

Description

Extra Curricular sheds light on the creative impulses that drives visual arts teachers. Adam Derums, Claire Eden, John Eden, Franci Hepburn and Vivienne O'Neill present a selection of their work to spark a discussion about the role of creative skills in schools and our community.

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

Works on display in this year’s Hatched feature a broad range of contemporary practice including installations, audio/sound works, photography, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and graffiti.

  • Dates:Jul 10 - Oct 18
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Perth, 6000
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Youth

Description

The work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every State and Territory will be presented across all of PICA’s gallery spaces from 2 May to 5 July, as part of the 29th Hatched: National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). For the eleventh consecutive year, the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $50,000, the most significant prize for emerging artists in Australia, will be awarded to one exceptional Hatched artist during the opening night event.


The Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020 features arts graduates with an exciting and diverse range of practices rigorously selected from 20 tertiary art schools nationally. Fifty-six students were nominated by their schools and the final selection was made by a panel of artists and arts professionals from around Australia. This year’s panel included: Nathan Beard, Artist; Hannah Presley, Curator Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria; and Megan Monte, Director Cement Fondu, Sydney.

Expressions Of India

This exhibition explores a selection of paintings from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology's Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt Collection.

  • Dates:Jul 11th - Dec 5th, 2020
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Venue Address:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Painting

Description

The artworks featured cut across religion, royalty and everyday life in India from various contexts and social perspectives. By sharing these works with the public, we hope to celebrate our connections to the Indo-Pacific region.

Outgrowth

In this exhibition artist Alana Di Giacomo examines the ways organic matter and human elements can entwine and interact.

  • Dates:Jul 25th - Aug 30th, 2020
  • Venue:Heathcote Cultural Precinct

Details

  • Hosted By:Heathcote Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, 6153, Perth
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Art Exhibitions:Sculpture

Description

Within Outgrowth, Di Giacomo explores how found materials, both industrial and organic, are reinterpreted as hybrids and new forms. Di Giacomo presents a series of poetical sculptures and installation art that respond to the natural and historical context of Heathcote Cultural Precinct.

 

Sheep Show

Sheep Show, celebrates, abstracts, and unpacks this significant industry via its material and cultural expressions.

  • Dates:25 July – 13 September
  • Time(s):Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm
  • Venue:Mundaring Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Mundaring Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring WA 6073
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Sculpture

Description

Semi-trailer trucks rumble past just five meters from Mundaring Arts Centre with bales of wool stacked three high and fifteen long, filled to the brim with wheat, barley and other grains, or packed with sheep and cattle. Exploring traditions connected to sheep and wool production in Australia, Sheep Show, celebrates, abstracts, and unpacks this significant industry via its material and cultural expressions.

Featuring the work of Emma Buswell, Eric C, Doreen Harris, Den Scheer, Alastair Taylor and Katrina Virgona

 

 

Defence/Defiance

The exhibition considers the way nature responds to human interference such as land clearing, farming, introduced animals, roads and other infrastructure.

  • Dates:Jul 25th - Aug 30th, 2020
  • Venue:Heathcote Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Heathcote Cultural Centre
  • Venue Address:Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, 6153, Perth
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts,Sculpture

Description

Defence/ Defiance is an exhibition by Holly O’Meehan inspired by the native bushland and coastal landscapes of Great Southern region. Combining ceramics, crochet, and found objects, O’Meehan alternately entices and repels the viewer through contrasts of texture and medium.

Meta 2020

Showcasing innovative and exciting creative works completed by year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Visual Art and Design courses at North Metropolitan TAFE

  • Dates:3 – 22 August
  • Time(s):Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm; Sat 12- 2.30pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Gallery Central
  • Venue Address:12 Aberdeen Street, Perth
  • Ticket Price:free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Youth Art / Performance
  • Event Venue:Gallery Central
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Youth

Description

META complements North Metro TAFE’s prestigious art and design programs and acknowledges the excellence and originality of budding artist/designers in senior secondary schools across WA.

 

Schools represented:

Applecross Senior High School, Ashdale Secondary College, Balcatta Senior High School, Butler College, Canning Vale College, Cecil Andrews College, Chisholm Catholic College, Como Secondary College, Corpus Christi College, Duncraig Shs, Ellenbrook Secondary College, Geraldton Senior High School, Governor Stirling Senior High School, Greenwood College, Halls Head College, Hampton Senior High School, Helena College Senior School, Iona Presentation College, John Curtin College Of The Arts, Kalamunda Senior High School, Kelmscott Senior High School, Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Mercedes College, Mercy College, Mount Lawley Senior High School, Perth College, Perth Modern School, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Pinjarra Senior High School, Prendiville Catholic College, Providence Christian College, Rockingham Senior High School, Rossmoyne Senior High School, School Of Isolated And Distance Educationshenton College, Southern River College, St Clare's School, St Hilda's Anglican School For Girls, St Marks Anglican Community School, St Mary's Anglican Girls School, St Norbert College, St Stephen's School - Duncraig, Thornlie Senior High School, Warnbro Community High School, Willetton Senior High School, Woodvale Secondary College

 

2020 FINE ART @ HALE - Online Exhibition

Fine Art @ Hale returns this August in a different format! For the first time, Perth's favourite school-based, professional art exhibition will be staged online via an online catalogue and sale.

  • Dates:August 7th - September 6th
  • Time(s):Opening night 7pm, August 7th

Details

  • Hosted By:Fine Art @ Hale
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

Commences Friday 7th August to Sunday 6th August

This year's annual showcase will feature artworks from over 100 emerging and celebrated Western Australian artists across a range of artistic media. It promises to be a fantastic visual experience with a curated selection of paintings, ceramics, scultures, photography, jewellery and mixed media all included.

The online catalogue will be open for viewing from Monday 3rd August with an opportunity to buy artworks online on Friday 7th August, from 7pm. Please note there are strictly no sales or reservations to purchase artwork prior to the official opening of the exhibition.

Although the Opening Night has been cancelled due to the restrictions bought about by COVID-19, art lovers can still place their vote for the People's Choice Award 2020 and go in to the draw to win a beautiful ceramic piece by ceramist, Sandra Black.

Take a sneak peak at the participating artists in this year's event here.

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