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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.

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.)

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
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access

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

Details

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

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.

John Curtin Gallery

One of Western Australia's major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country is located on the Bentley campus of Curtin University.

  • Galleries:Ceramics,Drawing,Furniture,Art Gallery,Installation,Mixed Media,Woodwork,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

Details

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

Description

One of Western Australia's major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country is located on the Bentley campus of Curtin University.

The John Curtin Gallery enlivens the intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through exhibitions, events and public programs that explore global perspectives on contemporary art.

Through an innovative exhibition program, the John Curtin Gallery complements the international perspective of the University. Collaborating with national and international artists and curators, the Gallery contributes to the dynamic and changing culture of Australia by fostering critical dialogue.

The mission of the John Curtin Gallery is to bring to its audiences, both within Curtin University and well beyond, opportunities to experience and critically engage with the visual culture of our time.

With a view to exploring the infinite possibilities engendered by art, the exhibitions, events and public programs offered by the Gallery are a catalyst for thought, change and exchange. They provide a forum for examining our past and how it shapes our present, and for imagining the world of our future.

At the forefront of contemporary practice, the John Curtin Gallery is embraced by its audience as a centre for learning and research, and also as a place of thoughtful contemplation.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, located next to the Sunken Gardens within the beautiful grounds of The University of Western Australia, is acknowledged as one of the finest university galleries in Australia.

  • Galleries:Painting,Ceramics,Installation,Mixed Media,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Tuesdays - Saturday 11am - 5pm

Details

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

Description

The Gallery is a centre for critical and scholarly engagement with visual culture for the wider community as well as students and staff on campus.

The gallery presents a diverse exhibition program each year including works from the University's art collections, historical and contemporary art and travelling exhibitions. 

All exhibitions are supported by a stimulating program of artist talks, curating forums, lectures, presentations, workshops, symposia, conferences and performances and bring together practicing artists and specialists, along with teaching and research staff from the University of to engage with students on campus and the wider community.

Current exhibitions: http://www.lwag.uwa.edu.au/exhibitions

 

 

Mary Lindsay Homestead

Mary Lindsay Homestead is a Community Art Centre with the City of Wanneroo. The newly refurbished historic homestead has an Art Gallery and studios open to the public.

  • Galleries:Craft,Drawing,Jewellery,Painting,Photography,Textiles,Mixed Media,Print Making,Upcyclng,Art Gallery,Artisan Workshop,Artist Studio,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Friday 10am - 3pm Sunday 11am - 3pm
  • Represented Artists:Two Rocks Yanchep Culture & Arts Network Members

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:wheelchair access
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Friday,Sunday

Description

The Mary Lindsay Homestead has a range of activities includes creative writing, painting, calligraphy, zentangle drawing, jewellery making, art journals, photography and children’s school holiday workshops, sometimes free or a reduced cost to members.
For nearly a decade, TRYCAN has been part of a working group lead by the City of Wanneroo to restore the heritage listed Mary Lindsay Homestead to create a new community art centre. In 2018 this has come to fruition. The Mary Lindsay Homestead has a spacious gallery, exhibiting local artists work and studios where art is created and practiced.
FRIDAY is OPEN STUDIO 10am - 3pm Everyone is welcome to visit the studio, bring a project to work on or drop in for a coffee and a chat or look at the art work.
SUNDAY, the Gallery is OPEN to the public from 11am - 3pm. ALL WELCOME!

PEEK-A-BOO GALLERY, GOTHAM STUDIOS INC

Peek-a-Boo is the street level window gallery of Gotham Studios Inc, operates 24/7 and celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year

  • Galleries:Mixed Media,Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Artist Studio
  • Represented Artists:Gotham Studio Collective artists and non-member artists
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Gotham Studios Inc and the Peek-a-Boo Gallery

Gotham Studios was established in 1987 and is Western Australia’s longest running artist-run initiative (and Australia's third-oldest), Gotham celebrating its 25th anniversary this year since being officially incorporated in 1988.   Along with other heritage buildings in the precinct, the building was closed for redevelopment in 2009. The studios were officially re-opened by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi in September 2011 for Gotham Returns, which included a full-scale exhibition inside and throughout the building, and also the re-launch of the Peek-a-Boo Gallery - Gotham’s own ground floor window-box gallery - presenting a small-scale group show of small works.

 

During 25 years of artistic production, over 130 visual artists have had access to invaluable inner-city working space. Long time member Andrew Nicholls notes that Gotham has 

‘collectively made an assertive contribution to Western Australian culture over the past two decades, with many of the state’s leading visual artists, writers and curators based at the studio throughout its lifespan. Gotham is an icon of independent visual arts practice in the state.’ (Nicholls, 2013, p 3)

Established as 'the smallest gallery in the southern hemisphere' when the studios were first launched in the late 1980s (at an even smaller scale than its current floor-to-ceiling format), Peek-a-Boo today presents exhibitions of contemporary art from a gallery space only three square metres in size. Exhibitions can be viewed free of charge from the pavement at 57 James Street, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Initially intended as a playful dig at Gotham’s neighbour, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Peek-a-Boo was founded to allow experimental and non-institutional art to thrive at street level in Perth’s cultural centre. 

Last February and March, Gotham Gone Wild  honoured this legacy via a programme of surprising and celebratory artworks and interventions for Perth’s Fringe World 2013. In celebration of the Studio’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the artists of Gotham presented a changing programme of performances, sound works, temporary installations and events at Peek-a-Boo including: public life drawing from the street as models posed in the window; and night drawing - the artists drawing spectators on the glass and vice versa. Gotham Gone Wild complemented Le Salon Scintillant (winner of the Best Visual Art Award for Fringeworld 2013), Gotham’s inaugural Silver Anniversary exhibition at Moana Project Space, Perth.

Gotham has collaborated in the past with non-member artists at Peek-a-Boo, but this year, the gallery programme also features 7 exhibitions from exclusively non-member artists.  In November, Gotham Studios will be opening its doors to the public for the city-wide event, Perth Open House 2013, and has invited local artist Ben Crappsley to be the Peek-a-Boo artist for that time.

PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Mixed Media
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Details

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

Description

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, PICA is the city's focal point for those wishing to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performing and cross-disciplinary art.

PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of changing exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects. It boasts one of the largest and most breath-taking exhibition spaces in Australia and has become known for the leading role it plays in the presentation of significant new work.

PICA's key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is known for the rigour and breadth of its artistic and education programs, high production standards and impeccable presentation. In many aspects of its operations, PICA might be understood as an incubator: providing resources, mentoring and support for both emerging and mature artists whilst promoting new and emerging ideas, forms and practices to the broader community.

PICA is an icon of contemporary thinking - it is a catalyst for innovative and ground breaking art and culture. Not constrained by convention, PICA gives artists and audiences a glimpse of what is possible. 

The Artisan Store Fremantle

The Artisan Store Fremantle showcases local Western Australian artists, from our national treasures to our emerging talent. The largest range of local WA art work available in one gallery.

  • Galleries:Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Textiles,Art Gallery
  • Represented Artists:Jennifer Sulaj, Steve Baggott, Stephen Delaney, Felicity Peters, Demi McLeod, Brett BArker, Annemiek
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 11am - 4.30pm (Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day, 25th-26th Dece

Details

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

Description

The Artisan Store Fremantle celebrates and nutures the talent and diversity of Western Australian artists, sharing their stories, artistry and vision of the world with you.

Situated in the heart of Fremantle, the store is home to a diverse collection of visual arts,encompassing paintings, printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, assemblage sculpture, textiles, glass, woodwork, and new technologies just to name a few.

When you walk through the doors of our High street store you will discover a curated gallery offering artists a unique opportunity to sell their work and receive in return a 100% of their sales.

The combination of such diversity and talent in one space gives you a priviledged access to a rare selection of distinctive and exceptional handmade objects from artists who are often difficult to find, a shopping experience that will inspire and delight shoppers of all curiosities.

The Goods Shed

The new art and culture exhibition space in Claremont

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 8am - 3pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Craft,Installation,Mixed Media,Photography

Details

  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:FORM
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Description

The Goods Shed is FORM's space for exhibitions, installations and commissions; for artist and thinker residences; for community activity and exchange. The transformation of The Goods Shed has been made possible by the partnership between LandCorp and FORM.

 

Turner Galleries

Turner Galleries exhibits critically acclaimed contemporary art by Perth and interstate artists.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Animations,Ceramics,Drawing,Glass,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm

Details

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

Description

Turner Galleries is one of the largest commercial galleries in Perth. There are usually two solo exhibitions on view by leading local and interstate artists.  These are changed every five weeks and the public is welcomed to attend the openings.  It's easy to be notified abou our events, just join our mailing list via our comprehensive website.

You can also view our current exhibitons, browse through our stockroom, enjoy previous exhibitions, join the Art Angels or learn about our Artist in Residence Programme on our website.

A brief history: From October 1999 to February 2006, Turner Galleries was known as The Church Gallery. For most of that time it was located at 264 Stirling Highway, in Claremont Western Australia. In December 2005 it moved to temporary premises, at 452 William Street Northbridge, not far from the city centre, whilst a new gallery space was being prepared.
In March 2007 the gallery relocated and opened with the new name Turner Galleries. The refurbished 1920's factory workshop is located at 470 William Street Northbridge, near the corner of Bulwer Street.

Turner Galleries displays a broad range of contemporary art that is unique, challenging, critical and/or experimental. This encompasses painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, installation and new technologies. The gallery is owned and directed by Helen Turner, and managed and curated by Allison Archer.

Turner Galleries is also home to an innovative artist in residence programme, and its sponsorship group, the Turner Galleries Art Angels Incorporated. 

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