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From the CBD to Cottesloe Beach, from the Perth Hills to Margaret River – wherever you go, you are never far from beautiful and interesting art in WA.

Use our shortlist to decide what to see or check our Visual Arts page for a comprehensive guide to the 70+ exhibitions showing in March and April.

 

Highlights

 

WAnt: Contemporary jewellery from WA
Mar 14 – Apr 15, Ellenbrook Arts
Highly acclaimed jewellers present this exquisite selection of wearable artworks. Last seen at the National Jewellers and Metalsmiths Conference in Melbourne 2017, where it received critical acclaim, Perth art collectors and jewellery connoisseurs can now delight in this tempting collection. (Featured image above: Silk Road Series by Sultana Shamsi. Photo by Yasmin Eghtesadi) (Image: Banksia Grandis brooches by Bethamy Linton. Photograph Yasmin Eghtesadi)

 

 

 


Mary Jane Malet & Garry Zeck

Mar 15 – 29, Gallows Gallery
A Collection of ceramics with a West Australian theme by Garry Zeck, whose thirty years of working with ceramics alongside half a century of painting and drawing have produced a diverse and fascinating journey. Also paintings by Mary-Jane Malet which include local West Australian River Scenes, Provence and Tuscany. (Image: Mary-Jane Malet, Early Birds on the Swan)

 

 

 

 

Larry Mitchell, Judy Prosser & Ingrid Windram
Mar 23 – Apr 9, Jah Roc Galleries
All powerful artists in their own right, when viewed together Mitchell, Prosser and Windram are sure to produce an impactful exhibition not to be missed. Meet the artists, enjoy fine wine and live music at the opening night of North and South Perspective next Friday March 23, from 6-8pm. (Image: Ingrid Windram, Boabs and the Kapok Flower)

 

 

 


Bernard Ollis – Traveller’s Tales – Paris and Morocco

Now – Apr 5, Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco
To explore the Parisian ambiance by day or by night or to sit in a Riad in Morocco and marvel at Islamic tiles, is powerful ammunition for a visual artist. These works do not faithfully copy what lies in front of me; they are feelings and sensations celebrating beautiful and enchanting places.’ Bernard Ollis 2018 (Image: Bernard Ollis, The Seine and Pont Neuf)

 

 

 

 

Bottari Bag – Design Workshop
Mar 24, PICA
Bring a soft colourful fabric and let artist Phoebe Tran aka MTFOLD help you design, construct and decorate your own ‘Bottari‘ Bag – inspired by Kimsooja’s bottari (Korean for ‘bundles’) in the current exhibition Zone of Nowhere.

 

 

 


Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe

Now – Mar 19, Cottesloe Beach
Last week to see the 73 artworks on display in Cottesloe’s open air gallery: Sculpture by the Sea. For just $1 you can “Buy A Mile” to support the artists with their costs and ensure the event returns next year with more amazing sculptures. (Image: Geoff Overheu With The Beverley Soaring And Sculpture Society. SxS Cottesloe 2018 David Dare Parker)

 

 

 


The Cunning Little Vixen Costume Exhibit
Now – Mar 25, enex Perth
From Foxes, to badgers, chickens and caterpillars… Before West Australian Opera’s highly anticipated production of The Cunning Little Vixen takes centre stage at His Majesty’s Theatre, Enex is showcasing the stunning costumes every weekday lunch time from 11 am – 2 pm.

 

 

 


Kevin Robertson – Wonderwall
Mar 17 – Apr 14, Art Collective
Zooming in and out of the constantly changing environment – from the micro world of meteorite landscapes, to the vast spaces of the desert, to the transient movement of clouds, Kevin Roberton’s paintings are subject to the en plein air approach… (Image: Kevin Robertson, Yellow opal glacier)

 

 

 


Monika Lukowska – Encountering place

Now – Mar 17, Gallery Central
Encountering Place features printmaking works created as part of a PhD at Curtin University. Lukowska examines the materiality of place, while investigating the effect of two radically different places – Katowice, her hometown in Poland, and Perth, her home of 3 years in Australia. (Image: Monika Lukowska, Riverside Drive)

 

 

 


Landscapes of the Mind

Now – Apr 1, Mundaring Arts Centre
View the work of 5 artists, connected by their relationship with the community and environment of the Perth hills: Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago. All express an idiosyncratic and sensitive reaction to their environment in distinctly different ways. (Image: Andre Lipscombe, Warming #1 , detail)

 

 

 


Love Letters Presents: The Immersed Female

Mar 21, Mojos Bar
Come and fill your ears with beautiful acoustic sounds from some incredible local musicians, and celebrate the first showing of these wonderful photos celebrating the female form by Courtney Jane. The images feature friends and local creatives, all shot on film by Courtney. Tickets at the door ($10). (Image: Courtney Jane, The Immersed Female)

 

 

 


Thalassic – An exhibition by Bronwen Newbury

Now – Mar 25, Petrichor Gallery
Thalassic is an adjective used to describe something of or relating to the sea. In this exhibition, Bronwen Newbury explores the imagery and inspiration of the oceans that form such an integral part of life on the south coast. Featuring Newbury’s acrylic and oil on canvas works. (Image: Bronwen Newbury)

 

Margaret River Exhibitions

 

Lumineux
Now – 28 March, Margaret River Gallery
Working in vastly different mediums, three artists explore light, colour and form; Myra Mitchell paintings, Salli Coppin jewellery and Gerry Reilly glass. Showing for two more weeks. (Image: Gerry Reilly)

 

 

 


Jo Darvall and Judith Paisley – Art and Influences 

Now – Mar 26, The Studio Gallery
Painter Jo Darvall and Potter Judith Paisley bring light to Helen Grey-Smith’s (wife of Guy Grey-Smith) belief that works of art should be able to stand without explanation. (Image: Jo Darvall, Big Sky Sketch)

 

 

 


Margaret River Region Open Studios

Apr 28 – May 13, Various Galleries
130 artists in & around Margaret River will open their studios for 2 weeks in the largest open art studios event in Australia. Free to attend. (Image: Alice Linford Forte. Photo Elements Margaret River Print)

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