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Art Exhibitions & Galleries in WA

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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Highlights This Week

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Guides


Storyline

Storyline Art Exhibition Artworks by Michael Miller acknowledging the longevity of Aboriginal life on this land. Australia's own Garden of Eden. Opening night Sept 19th. 6.30 - 8 pm

  • Dates:Sept 19 - 25
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm Daily ..Closed from 1.30 pm Friday 20th.
  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse

Details

  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Painting

Description

“I invite you to journey through time and reflect on the mystical story of Aboriginal life, prior to colonisation, on this great land. A story that spans many tens of thousands of years. Storyline is a collection of my art that reflects the respect that I, and many others have, for the original custodians of this amazing land. It’s about the story I was never taught at school as a young boy growing up in WA. It’s about the wonderful connection to land, culture, spirit and community that is the trademark of the worlds oldest living culture.”

Join with me and imagine a time long ago in Australia’s own Garden of Eden.

 

The Artist and Her Work

Lady Sheila Cruthers took an immediate shine to women’s self-portraiture when she began collecting art in the mid-1970s.

  • Dates:May 25 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

This interest expanded into a collection strategy she referred to as ‘the artist and her work’ – Lady Cruthers would collect an artist’s work in addition to a self-portrait, with the two works often hung side by side in the family home. Now housed at the University of Western Australia, the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art holds over 100 self-portraits, many collected as a result of this strategy.

The Artist and Her Work utilises this unusual juxtaposition to showcase the breadth and depth of women’s art practice, replicating the dense and vibrant hanging style of the collection’s original domestic context.

Pairs of works will be exchanged throughout the exhibition period to create a dynamic collection showcase that will reward repeated viewing.

Our Land, Our Place

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling.

  • Dates:July 8 - Sep 27
  • Time(s):10.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Council House

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art
  • Venue Address:Ground Floor, Council House, 27 St George's Tce, Perth, WA
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography

Description

A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.
Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Out Of The Boxes And Into The Desert

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert explores the Berndt Museum of Anthropology's collection of paintings from the Central Desert.

  • Dates:Jul 13 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Berndt Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:Berndt Museum
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal

Description

Following on from a recent storage collection project, the Berndt Museum seeks to provide access to works of art that have been inaccessible for decades. These works include stories of ancestral beings that travelled across country, through wormholes and into the stars.

Curated by Vanessa Russ

Termite-Economies (Phase One)

Termite Economies (Phase One) brings to attention research conducted by the CSIRO into termite behaviour.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Experiments were undertaken by the government agency in the hope that the behaviour of these insects would assist with the identification of gold deposits and lead to increased efficiency in gold exploration.

Nicholas Mangan takes this research as the outline for a sculptural installation that includes archival documentation and field footage produced by the artist to imagine the possible outcomes leading from this human imposition.

Curated by Charlotte Hickson

Trying To Find Comfort In An Uncomfortable Chair

Trying to Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair offers an opportunity to engage with Australia’s only public collection of women’s art in a new and exciting context!

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Painting,Photography
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Invited to consider the founding history of this collection, Agathe Gothe-Snape identifies moments in which personal histories become enmeshed with professional practice, presenting clusters of works and objects that together form narratives that bear the weight and vision of this pioneering collection.

With works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at The University of Western Australia by; Janet Dawson, Helen Eager, Rosalie Gascoigne, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Elizabeth Newman, Ann Newmarch, Michelle Nikou, Miriam Stannage.

Curated by Gemma Weston, Curator, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art with Charlotte Hickson, Curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. 

Stories And Structures - New Connections

This exhibition brings together a story-telling and image making tradition, developed over 60,000 years or more, with scientific imaging created by high-tech instruments.

  • Dates:Aug 9 - Oct 13
  • Time(s):9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of Geraldton

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of Geraldton
  • Venue Address:2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton, Western Australia, 6530
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of Geraldton
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting

Description

Stories and Structures - New Connections, presented by Microscopy Australia, explores the rich connections between Aboriginal art and the microscopic structures hidden in the natural world, revealing unexpected and intriguing similarities.

This exhibition brings together a story-telling and image making tradition, developed over 60,000 years or more, with scientific imaging created by high-tech instruments.

The artists who have participated in this exhibition come from around Australia and have brought their own styles, traditions and insights to produce new works relating to selected microscopic images. The works reveal the deep and intimate relationship between Culture and Country in a wholly new way, with previously unseen cross-cultural perspectives on how we all know and understand our world.

Cosmopolitan

Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Historical

Description

The 1930s was a stimulating period in Australian art, defined by the effects of travel and the exchange of ideas, both artistic and political. The exhibition includes works by Lina Bryans, Grace Crowley, Ian Fairweather, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Ethel Spowers and Danila Vassilieff.

As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition

As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition asked young people living in care in Western Australia to express what is important to them through photography.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Oct 20
  • Time(s):9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Venue:WA Shipwrecks Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Venue Address:Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160
  • Ticket Price:TBC
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Museum events,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Visual Arts:Photography,Youth
  • Produced By:WA Museum

Description

Participants were given a camera and encouraged to take four photographs of things which hold a special significance for them.

The collection of photographs aims to raise awareness about what it means to live in out-of-home care and provides an insight into the worlds of these young people.

View this free exhibition at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose community space.

HERE&NOW19

HERE&NOW is an annual exhibition series presented at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery that showcases the most exciting and innovative new work being produced in Western Australia.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawling, 6009
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Each year an emerging curator is appointed to produce an exhibition of contemporary works by Western Australian artists. The series has so far explored the expanding field of sculptural practice, new photography, artists with an Islamic heritage, contemporary ceramics and the legacy of Marcel Duchamp.

Curated by Joanna Sulkowski, HERE&NOW19 surveys the practice of artists working with fibre and textiles to express ideas relating to current social and political issues. The exhibition challenges our perception of craft as a repetitive activity of making things by hand and offers a new perspective on the processes and materials-driven practice of a group of dynamic contemporary artists. HERE&NOW19 showcases their use of traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques.

Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

The Walkley Awards are the highest honour in Australian journalism, celebrating excellence across all media.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Oct 6
  • Time(s):9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum
  • Visual Arts:Photography

Description

Since 1956, when the first Walkleys were bestowed in five categories, the awards have grown to more than 30 categories, including documentary film and non-fiction books.

The Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism recognise the work of photographers across a range of genres – from news and sport to portraiture and photographic essays.

This exhibition, showcasing the 2018 finalists, encompasses a range of stories – from politicians to everyday folk, from our backyards to the furthest corners of the globe.

Such is the power of photojournalism: in a frozen moment, the smallest story can be as compelling as the largest.

True To Nature: A Celebration Of Western Australia's Wildflowers

This exhibition celebrates the unique flora of Western Australia through the timeless art of Botanical Illustration.

  • Dates:Sep 28 - Oct 4
  • Time(s):10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Visual Arts:Drawing

Description

The Wildflowers of Western Australia are not only wonderful with high biodiversity but are mostly unique to the State. This exhibition features the timeless art of Botanical Illustration by leading Western Australian botanical artists Bryony Fremlin, Maxine Holman, Penny Leech, Margaret Pieroni and Katrina Syme.

  • 28 September to 4 October 2019
  • Open daily 10am-4pm
  • Museum of the Great Southern Pop-Up Galleries
  • Free entry, donations welcome

In Conversation

A pre-exhibition discussion around research-based practise in producing installations that respond to the social, industrial, and economic landscapes of specific geographies

  • Dates:Oct 5
  • Time(s):3pm-4pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Author Talks
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

Installing Environment: Responding to Social, Industrial, & Economic Landscapes

World economies and their impact on the cultures and landscapes we live in are progressively taking front and centre in news, current affairs, and especially the minds of artists. Yi Chun Lo is a strong example – exploring these relationships and presenting her findings through depictions of exported raw materials and crops to better understand their role of economy in culture.

PICA is honoured to host Yi Chun Lo as part of upcoming exhibition Unfolding Acts and as part of a pre-exhibition welcome, we join curator (Ashley Yihsin Chang) and artist (Yi Chun Lo) for an in-depth discussion and their critical insight into “Installing Environment”.

Friday Talk: Portraits of Maternity

Join UWA Associate Professor of English and Literary Studies, Alison Bartlett, as she explores the exhibition The Artist and Her Work through the lens of representations of maternity.

  • Dates:Oct 11
  • Time(s):1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Join UWA Associate Professor of English and Literary Studies, Alison Bartlett, as she explores the exhibition The Artist and Her Work through the lens of representations of maternity.


Alison Bartlett’s research focuses on feminist literature, histories, cultures and pedagogies. She has published books on Australian women’s writing, contemporary maternal culture and flirting in the era of #metoo, and has edited books on Australian feminist objects, breastfeeding ethics, Australian literature, and postgraduate supervision. She has been teaching English, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies at UWA since 2005, and previously taught literature at the University of Southern Queensland.

 

The Artist and Her Work
25 May — 7 December 2019
Drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, this exhibition explores Lady Sheila Cruthers’ collection strategy of acquiring an artist’s work in addition to a self-portrait, with the two pieces often hung side by side. The Artist and Her Work utilises this unusual juxtaposition to showcase the breadth and depth of women’s art practice, replicating the dense and vibrant hanging style of the collection’s original domestic context.


UWA Campus Partner: Faculty of Arts: English & Literary Studies

Image: Installation view, The Artist and Her Work. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.

Get Uked at JahRoc for the Strings Attached Guitar Festival

Visit JahRoc Galleries during the Strings Attached Guitar Festival 11-13th October and groove to some live blues guitar by Graeme Dickinson with a glass of Margaret River fine wine, whilst perusing an exhibition of artistically embellished ukuleles, an enviable private guitar collection you would dream to own, and some groovy designer timber guitar stands.

  • Time(s):10am - 5pm daily. Opening Event 4pm - 6.30pm
  • Venue:JahRoc Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:JahRoc Galleries
  • Venue Address:83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Music
  • Music:Rhythm & Blues
  • Visual Arts:Painting
  • Food & Drink:Wine

Description

Join JahRoc Galleries for the opening celebration soiree on Saturday 12th October between 4-6.30pm. All are welcome to this free event.

Twenty of JahRoc’s artists have embraced the challenge to each paint a Ukulele for this inaugural “Get Uked” exhibition. Their idea is “If we can’t play a ukulele then we’ll decorate one, and let those who can play it, enjoy it even more for its artistic style!” These fun little instruments truly are functional pieces of art… play it, then display it for all to admire. The only dilemma is choosing your favourite one…or two!  

A showcase of some very special high end guitars from private collector’s will also be displayed at JahRoc during the festival, including a custom made Casimi and a Mark Mainguard acoustic guitar. It is a truly unique opportunity to see these fine boutique guitars in the flesh, a wish come to life for many admirers of these musical works of art.

JahRoc’s Gary Bennett and David Paris are renown for creating artistic furniture of heirloom quality, and have designed a fabulous collection of wooden guitar and ukulele stands to entice the Strings Attached crowd, alongside many more of their fine furniture pieces. Designer Gary Bennett will be available to discuss custom orders as well.  

Get down to JahRoc during the opening soiree to experience Graeme Dickinson live, playing a wide collection of Blue’s music from the 1920’s onwards, including some originals, with some Americana thrown into the mix.

JahRoc Galleries, 83 Bussell Highway Margaret River. http://www.jahroc.com.au

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