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Kati Thamo

Kati explores the natural world through holographs, linocuts, etchings and shadow prints. Born in Perth to Hungarian parents, Kati's art is often imbued with her Eastern European heritage.

  • Galleries:Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Born in 1956 in Perth, Western Australia, to Hungarian parents, Kati studied art at Edith Cowan University and the Hobart School of Art, majoring in printmaking. Since 1980 she has lived mainly on the far south coast of WA, working from her home studio. The telling of tales has always been integral to her art practice, and she draws on personal stories and incidents along with grander narratives to devise a form of visual fable. Using a cast of characters including animals and objects, her storylines describe the mystery, frailty, hopefulness and anxiety of life. She says, 'I often think of my images as small theatre settings where various dramas are enacted'. Kati's art is often imbued with her Eastern European heritage, and a journey to trace her migrant family's homelands in 2010 is reflected in subsequent exhibitions, and in the development of a series of works.

More recently, Kati has been exploring the natural world, looking at ways to depict the fragility and complexity of natural ecosystems.

Kati's work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is held in numerous private and public art collections in both Australia and overseas.

Image: The Fox and the Boar

 

A&A Art Display

A&A Art Display is an established Art Gallery in the beautiful city of Perth bringing you exquisite quality fine art from more than 20 renowned and emerging artists from accross Australia and beyond

  • Galleries:Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday - Sunday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Established in 2013, A&A Art Display is quickly rising in prominence to become a highly sought after art gallery in Perth, Western Australia.

Representing more than 20 well-known and emerging artists all across Australia and beyond, A&A Art Display carries an exquisite collection of high quality fine art that is set to inspire and impress, bringing ineffable beauty to your home, office or investment collection.

 

Aboriginal Art Gallery of Kings Park

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 11am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

The Aboriginal Art Gallery, located in Kings Park overlooking the Swan River and the City of Perth, was established first in Hay Street, Perth in 1992, as a venue to exhibit the art of Western Australian Indigenous artists.

The Gallery has been at its present location for the past 15 years. This Kings Park location offers a premium location that encourages appreciation of Aboriginal culture, their contribution to Australian history, family kinship and respect for the land.

The Aboriginal Art Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to meet and talk to Aboriginal artists and observe them as they work, listen to their stories unfold in music and dance performances from some of Western Australia's leading Aboriginal artists. Visitors to the gallery, both national and international, have the opportunity to be a part of the reconciliation between the original inhabitants of Australia and the people who have made this country their home over the past 200 years.

Art is central to Aboriginal culture. In a culture with no written language, it was used to record the beliefs and stories from the Dreaming and to pass these on to each successive generation. "Aboriginal culture represented through art has been dated at over 40,000 years old."

Aboriginal art, while fulfilling its earlier role is now also being used by artists to express and describe the contemporary issues impacting on their lives.

This has expanded the boundaries of Aboriginal Art, from works traditionally rendered on rock, bark and sand using natural ochre, to works using oils, watercolour and acrylic paints, etchings, gauche, collage and solvent transfer prints.

The gallery's reputation is substantially recognised throughout the Aboriginal community and amongst collectors of fine Indigenous art around the world.

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery has extensive knowledge of Western Australian Indigenous art and have expanded the gallery's interest to include the Central Desert region of Utopia. We invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts. 

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Alcoa World Alumina Australia is the Program Partner with ManPAC aligned with the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, the annual Mandjar Art Award, and the annual Youth Art Perspective Program. Box Office 95

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

This Partnership enables ManPAC to offer the acquisitive Corporate Award within the annual Mandjar Art Award, and to develop and present the annual Youth Art Perspective Program with schools from Mandurah and the Peel Region.

Both Alcoa and ManPAC view this partnership as established primarily to support the community and promote the Arts in a fast growing region, underpinned by the awareness that a place without culture and art creates a poorer society

Andrea Adamson Tiger - Seven Sisters Dreaming

Andrea Adamson Tiger, Pitjantjatjara artist, paints colorful Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa & Women’s Ceremonial stories

  • Open Days/times:16 November - 22 December 2018 / Weekdays 10am - 5:30 pm ; Weekends 12pm - 5pm
  • Represented Artists:Andrea Adamson Tiger
  • Galleries:Painting,Aboriginal,Art Gallery,Public Art Gallery

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Andrea Adamson Tiger is a Pitjantjatjara artist, born at Amata community on the APY Lands in 1973. Her family includes artists Rini Tiger and her grandfather Tiger Palpatja. Andrea maintains close connections to Country and ceremony. Andrea paints stories associated with the Seven Sisters songline, an extensive Dreaming track that crosses her country. In the Tjukurrpa story, the sisters created sites and locations across the land as they flee from a male pursuer Wati Nyuru. 

Art Collective WA

Art Collective WA is an artist-run, not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes the work of established WA artists through exhibitions, as well as artist talks, publications and art fairs.

  • Galleries:Drawing,Installation,Mixed Media,Woodwork,Painting,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Friday 11am – 4pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Art Collective WA was established in 2013 by a group of artists who aim to improve the visibility of Western Australian visual artists, in particular those that have lived and worked in the state for many years.
 
The Collective presents an annual program of exhibitions and artist talks at their gallery in Cathedral Square. They also exhibit by invitation at art fairs (including Sydney Contemporary and Singapore Art Fair) and publish significant monographs on their artist members, most recently Trevor Vickers and Jeremy Kirwan-Ward. Artist talks are recorded for archive purposes and will soon be published online as an ongoing series of podcasts.
 
The Art Collective WA Benefactors are a group of art collectors who appreciate the work of the Collective and support their work annually.
 
The Collective is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, which currently boasts 29 professional artists as members. Membership is by invitation only.
 
Artists: Merrick Belyea, Penny Bovell, Tim Burns, Paul Caporn, Olga Cironis, Penny Coss, Jo Darbyshire, Sarah Elson, Caspar Fairhall, Giles Hohnen, Chris Hopewell, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Eveline Kotai, Joanna Lamb, Andre Lipscombe, Anthony Muia, Lesley Munro, Ron Nyistor, Brad Rimmer, Kevin Robertson, Helen Smith, Alex Spremberg, Angela Stewart, Jon Tarry, Michele Theunissen, Paul Uhlmann, Trevor Vickers, Toni Wilkinson, Jurek Wybraniec

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions Gallery visitors' are offered a unique & exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists.

  • Galleries:Craft,Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Ceramics,Textiles,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Monday 10am - 5pm (closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

AGWA places particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to their geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim. Their proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to programs, exhibitions, collections and events at the State Art Gallery. Visit the Gallery and watch this site as they build for the future.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.

ART ON THE MOVE: Beach Street Gallery

ART ON THE MOVE have recently relocated to Fremantle. You can visit their Beach Street Gallery where they’re currently showcasing their touring exhibitions.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art.

Arthur Spartalis Fine Arts

An established art dealership known for its specialisation in Western Australian Art from pre-settlement to 1950, and for publications which feature art and artists from that period.

  • Galleries:Glass,Painting,Art Gallery

Details

Description

Arthur Spartalis Fine Arts features over forty illustrated catalogues and books, including the encyclopaedic “A SURVEY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ART FROM 1696”, now the biggest selling locally written and published art text.

Arthur Spartalis established his art dealership, Nias Gallery, in 1975. In October of that year, he held his first exhibition: Limited Edition Etchings and Screenprints by Sir Sidney Nolan.In 1981, the business name changed to Arthur Spartalis Fine Art and specialised in Western Australian art from the pre-settlement, colonial (1829 - 1901) and early Federation (1901 - 1950) periods.

Today, the dealership has expanded to contain Australian Art, Australian and international silverware and glassware , jewellery and other objets d'art.

Clients of Arthur Spartalis Fine Art include public and private collections throughout Australia: national and state galleries; libraries and educational institutions; corporate collections; and personal collections, both local and overseas.

Services provided by Arthur Spartalis Fine Art: Valuations for insurance, sales, auction estimates, buying and selling agent at auction, research on artists and paintings and written reports on collections. Prices and quotes are in Australian dollars. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or direct debit. 

Artists Revolution

Artists Revolution is a non-profit arts group, created and run by artists for artists. We have a small gallery space and studio open to the community for arts projects, exhibitions and social activity

  • Galleries:Sculpture,Mixed Media,Art Gallery,Drawing,Installation,Textiles,Aboriginal,Artisan Workshop,Artist Studio,Public Art Gallery,Painting
  • Represented Artists:Thomas de Munk-Kirkmeer, Nic Compton, Patricia Rose, Paul Marres, Jan George, Tim Burns and others
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Wednesday
  • Wheelchair Access:yes
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access

Description

Artists Revolution is a not for profit arts group designed for artists to promote and sell their art at our gallery and studio in Northam, Western Australia.

VISION - Artists Revolution is a group of professional independent artists supported by the Shire of Northam and Wheatbelt Development Commission as part of the Royalty for Regions program, which seek to develop a culture of creative collaboration between themselves and the community at large. The movement endeavors to thread community members together so that individuals and organizations can work together on building a creative and vibrant hub in the town of Northam.
Artists from Artists Revolution make collaborations within the community to develop participation in targeting local artistic talent within youth groups and other community groups that display potential ability that may be developed.

 


Wheatbelt Development Commission as part of Royalties for Regions provided Artists Revolution with $15000 to start this fabulous art space.

Artitja Fine Art

Artitja Fine Art is a by-appointment home based gallery specializing in Indigenous fine art and exhibiting quarterly in selected spaces in and around Fremantle, WA

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Craft,Painting,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Quality Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings)

Artitja Fine Art is located in South Fremantle in Western Australia, is open seven days a week by appointment and holds four exhibitions a year in a gallery space in and around the Fremantle region, details of which are posted to their website prior to the event.

"Often the question is asked in regard to how to select a painting.  There is only one answer - select the one that moves your heart" - Anna Kanaris, Director

ARTLAAB

Providing a platform for the testing of ideas by fine arts, architecture and landscape architecture students.

  • Open Days/times:Opens 10:00am to 1:00pm Monday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday, and 10:00am to 1:00pm Sunday.
  • Galleries:Mixed Media,Art Gallery,Artist Studio,Public Art Gallery

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

ARTLAAB was established in 2011 to support ALVA students, staff and graduates who need a readily available space to develop and exhibit work, in a venue that is connected with the broader community. Located in the Masonic Hall at No. 6 Broadway (on the main cafe strip), it enjoys excellent exposure to a vibrant university community and the general public. 

The main purpose of the facility is to provide a platform for the testing of ideas and development of creative work by students studying fine arts, architecture and landscape architecture, allowing ALVA staff and students to engage with the broader public, along with any other students from arts institutions in Western Australia. 

ARTLAAB is particularyly receptive to experimental, participatory and performance based work.

 

(Image above is the artists render of current renovation works.)

Artsource Old Customs House

Artsource has been housed in Old Customs House since 1986. In 2018, we have the opportunity to showcase exhibitions in our light-filled atrium spacer, providing new impetus for artists.

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Throughout our thirty year history in our flagship building, we have provided services extending to our many artist members and associates to support the practice of professional artists and provide work and development  opportunities through Western Australia.

Aspects of Kings Park

Aspects of Kings Park is a gallery and retail environment for the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Craft,Furniture,Glass,Jewellery,Painting,Pottery,Sculpture
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (closed Australia Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday

Description

Atwell Arts Centre And Gallery

The Atwell Art Centre & Gallery is run by Melville Community Arts Association Inc (MCAA). We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive community arts centre.

  • Open Days/times:Atwell Gallery: 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat & 1 - 4pm Sunday | Arts Centre office: Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm.
  • Galleries:Craft,Art Gallery,Public Art Gallery

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

We have a fantastic riverside location at 586 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, Perth, Western Australia
near the corner of North Lake Road (opposite KFC).

The MCAA has over 600 members aged from 5 to 95, 50-60% from the City of Melville and the rest from the Perth/Fremantle metropolitan area with a few from WA regional areas, interstate and even 1 or 2 from overseas. 
Some of our members have been coming to Atwell House since the MCAA was incorporated in 1978.


Atwell Gallery hours are 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat, 1 - 4pm Sunday
and the Arts Centre office is open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm.


As well as having an exciting
gallery programme, we run day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children and have a variety of arts and craft groups that meet at our centre (including South of the River Potters, Atwell House Spinners, Alfred Cove Art Society and Pastels on the Swan).

We organise Life Drawing sessions each Sunday morning (9am-12noon) and
Portraiture sessions on Monday (3:30-6:30pm) . We also have an "open house" every Friday - if you are an artist, come along and join in, if not drop in anyway and see artists at work.

One Wednesday of each month (February to November) from 12 to 2pm we run a popular event called Lunchtime in the Gallery. Our volunteers put on a light lunch which is followed by a presentation from a guest speaker.

Plenty of free parking!

We love having visitors so, if YOU love things arty and are staying in Perth, come along and join in our activities

Aylward Studios

Brian Aylward invites you to visit his studio/gallery at Wooroloo. This secluded village is set in the Darling Range, 50 minutes from Perth.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Artist Studio,Painting
  • Open Days/times:Sunday 11am - 5pm (Other times by appointment)
  • Represented Artists:T Brian Aylward

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

<p> The studio setting is pleasantly conducive to fine art. White Gum Gully Brook flows through the grounds and is especially attractive in winter. Visitors are welcome to view the works on display in the gallery, grounds and studio.</p>

Batavia Gallery

Mutiny, massacre and shipwreck, all on WA’s shores? Yep, it happened off the Abrolhos on the Batavia ship, and this exhibition documents its gorily fascinating journey.

  • Galleries:Installation

Details

Description

The Batavia Gallery is the centrepiece of the Shipwreck Galleries. The gallery houses the reconstructed remains of the VOC ship Batavia, excavated by archaeologists in the 1970s.

After an extensive treatment and restoration process, the remains of the ship’s stern were rebuilt in this gallery.

The gallery also features a skeleton of one of the people murdered on the Abrolhos Islands, a replica of the impressive portico façade – carried as cargo to be used as a grand entrance to the city of Batavia - a reconstruction of the Captain’s cabin, and numerous other artefacts recovered from the wreck.

There is an elevated viewing deck to look down upon the stern of the Batavia, and appreciate the size and scope of the wreck and gallery.

Battistessa Studio

Studio of Antonio Battistessa - works use forged iron as an art medium. Works are for sale or commissions can be arranged.

  • Galleries:Sculpture,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

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Bilya Boort Boodja

This regional tourist attraction offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.

  • Open Days/times:9am - 4pm excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Centre is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam’s CBD. It seeks to protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlights land management practices that draw upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians. 

Burt Street Gallery

Unique Artist run not for profit group supporting local artisans. Call in to Burt St Gallery Cottesloe open every Saturday and see the fabulous members work our gallery.

  • Open Days/times:Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Pottery

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday

Description

Great local gallery run by volunteers, our aim is to further the interest, knowledge and skills in the art of making pottery. Provide classes for beginners and advanced students, as well as workshops by local, interstate and overseas potters. Our facilities include a gallery space and a well equipped studio workroom.

Caroline Christie-Coxon

Caroline Christie–Coxon is an established and collectable artist working creatively with paint to reveal mysterious yet recognisable imagery, such as geological strata, crystal and cellular formation.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Caroline’s passion and education in art spans her lifetime. She is a professional artist, well known for her process driven painting style and her signature circle motif, of which she began her continued focus and exploration of two decades ago. As an established artist she continues to explore the processes of paint.

Caroline is unusual in her multifaceted experience in the art industry. She has a university education in visual arts, majoring in History of Art; has been painting all her life; has owned and operated successful commercial art galleries in Perth, intermittently, since 1997, representing some of Western Australia’s leading artists today; and is a qualified art therapist.Caroline has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in prestigious public and private collections, including The Government of Australia and The Anglican Church. 

Working from a studio in Subiaco, Caroline enjoys commissions as a relational experience. Due to the nature of her work, experience with the client is valued and lends itself to the underlying principles of process in her work – the client becomes a part of the process. Contact Caroline to make an appointment to view current artworks.

Featured images
o   Eco (2C) 70cm x70cm, Limited Edition, Prints on Paper (Giclee on Archival Paper). $750 Unframed
o   Coral (R2L) 138cm x 100cm, Limited Edition. Prints on Paper (Giclee on Archival Paper) $950 Unframed
o   Back to the Wild, 200cmx80cm, Mixed Media on canvas. Price $6900
o   Unity 80cmx150cm. Mixed media on canvas. $9900

Artist Statement
The nature of paint as a substance and painting as an act is most alluring to me. As an abstract expressionist and process-driven painter I mix pigmented substances, exploring them as elemental and reactive. Facilitating the process with experience and intuition, my work is a recording of natural forces and processes, such as density and flow in response to gravity, elemental exposure and chemical reaction. I encourage paint to behave and express due to circumstances.

Because these principles are universal the result is somehow recognizable; such as cloud formations, aerial landscapes, cosmic macrocosms and cellular microcosms. When painting I am revealing a process that tells a story – a visual dialogue.

These painterly happenings at play on the canvas, invoke a desire to reach and touch, respond and engage; and to celebrate the intimacies it brings. The experience results therefore in something sensory. I invite you to trust your response as authentic and valid. I believe the work is given unique expression under your regard and that is exciting!

CASM Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah provides a hub of activity and arts experiences to the broad Mandurah community. It promotes and makes accessible a diverse range of cultural engagement opportunities.

  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Painting,Sculpture,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

CASM is committed to supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary and community artists, assisting them to gain valuable industry skills and to progress their career practice. The annual exhibition program features eight diverse art exhibitions and events including City of Mandurah community exhibitions, studio residency solo exhibitions and ART ON THE MOVE touring shows. It features a Studio Residency Program, which is guided by a commitment to cultural diversity and aims to support emerging contemporary artists build a body of work in a comfortable and engaging environment.

Celtic Swan Gallery

The Gallery offers handcrafted Jarrah, Marri and sheoak furniture, works of art from West Australian Artists and craft by local craft persons.

  • Galleries:Painting,Sculpture,Furniture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Open Monday - Saturday (Monday - Friday please ring the bell or call us on 08 9296 0728)

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy

The John Curtin Gallery and MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), will present a major survey exhibition of the work of Bidjara artist, Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading and most intriguing contemporary artists.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Represented Artists:Christian Thompson
  • Galleries:Photography,Mixed Media

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Free
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Perth audiences will have the opportunity to view photographic, video and sound-based works by this major artist. Thompson interweaves themes of identity, race and history with his lived experience. Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy explores the unique perspective and breadth of Thompson’s practice from the fashioning of identity through to his ongoing interest in Indigenous language as the expression of cultural survival.

Featuring a major commission created for this exhibition, Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy surveys Thompson’s diverse practice and is also accompanied by the first monograph on the artist’s work, including essays by Brian Catling RA and Professor Dame Marina Warner DBE, CBE, FBA, FRSL. The specially commissioned installation is an ambitious multichannel composition, developing the sonic experimentation that is a signature of Thompson’s work. Incorporating Bidjara language, it will invite viewers into an immersive space of wall-to-wall imagery and sound: “Bidjara is officially an endangered language but my work is motivated by the simple yet profound idea that if even one word of an endangered language is spoken it continues to be a living language,” Thompson says.

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Cool Change Contemporary

Cool Change Contemporary is a new artist-run-initiative opening in the Perth CBD in August 2018.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Ceramics,Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Mixed Media,Print Making

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Wheelchair Access:Whilst there is a lift, it is not wide enough for all wheelchairs. Please contact us for more information and for assistance accessing Cool Change.

Description

Located within the historic Bon Marche Arcade building on Barrack Street, Cool Change Contemporary is a multi-gallery venue that will host a monthly program of exhibitions supported by regular performances, screenings, workshops and events.

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