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A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories

An exhibition exploring the experiences of post-World War II migrants to Australia. Featuring highlights from the National Archives of Australia collection of photographs.

  • Open Days/times:from Saturday 01 February 2020 to Sunday 05 April 2020 during library opening hours
  • Galleries:Photography

Details

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

Description

The A Place to Call Home? photographic exhibition features highlights from the National Archives of Australia collection of photographs taken by government photographers documenting the experiences of post-World War II migrants to Australia.The photographs were taken between the late 1940s and the 1990s. Known as the Immigration Photographic Archive, the photographs form part of the National Archives of Australia collection. Images from the archive were used to encourage re-location to Australia to prospective migrants and to help local Australians welcome new migrants into the community.

The photographs strongly represent a time in Australian history that shaped the face of modern multiculturalism. Individuals, families and community groups will identify strongly with the images and will be able to reflect on both their own individual and shared experiences.

A national touring developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

FREE. No bookings required.

Image: Rows of huts at Bonegilla, Victoria, 1949. Supplied by the National Archives of Australia: A12111, 1/1949/22/20

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.

 

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.

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.

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

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

Downstairs Gallery

Downstairs Gallery, Arts,Crafts And Gifts. Featuring Art and Craft by local artists.

  • Galleries:Woodwork,Craft,Drawing,Jewellery,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Thursday - Monday 10am - 3pm

Details

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

Description

The Downstairs Gallery is located on the lower level at the Two Rocks Shopping Centre.

It features Art and Craft by Local Artists.

The Gallery displays Original Art Works, Paintings, Handmade Jewelry,

Embroidery, Sewing, Toys, Dollhouse Miniatures and Unique Wood Craft.

There are Hand painted cards, and Gifts for all occasions.

New Members are Welcome

Come look for us down the stairs or check us out on facebook.

 

 

Dylan Fox Photography

Dylan Fox captures the beauty of Western Australia through his lens. Producing limited edition prints of these spectacular moments!

  • Represented Artists:Dylan Fox
  • Galleries:Photography,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

I’m Dylan Fox, an award-winning Australian Landscape Photographer based out of Perth, Western Australia. As a West Australian Landscape Photographer, I take great pride in showcasing what this stunning part of the world has to offer. Traveling within Australia and overseas however provides new opportunities and to bring those experiences back with me. My online gallery consists of my finest landscape photography from Australia and the United States of America. This online gallery displays my award-winning collection and offers my prints for sale in a variety of sizes sure to suit your need. I supply artwork to homes and commercial spaces in Perth, Australia and abroad.

I have always loved to have a camera in my hands for as long as I can remember. On family trips I can recall racing through rolls of film on my mum’s Canon SLR, capturing nothing in particular and using up excessive amounts of film in the process. Having always loved to travel and witness natures finest moments, it was only a matter of time before I started capturing those moments in the form of photographs. It was on a year 12 photography camp where we were assigned the task of capturing a few landscape images for our portfolios. Ever since that first sunrise shoot on Rottnest Island I have been hooked. Needless to say I spent the rest of that trip cycling the Island in search of my next Landscape photograph.

Perth has provided me with an amazing coastline in which to learn and develop my skills as a photographer. The beaches along the West Australian coast have played a major part in my life and a significant role in my photographic career.

My eyes are now forever watching the sky’s and keeping an eye on local weather maps in hope of capturing something special. The satisfaction of capturing an amazing location under the perfect light is a feeling I strive for constantly. When all the elements come together it makes for a moment in time that I may never forget. Capturing those moments allows me to show people what they may have otherwise have missed.

My aim is always to capture photographs that provoke emotional connections from those that view them. The photograph must tell a story and truly captivate those that see it.

Fremantle Arts Centre

One of Australia’s leading arts centres, FAC is housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds. Visit for free exhibitions, art courses, live music, cafe, shop and free wifi.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Galleries:Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Public Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds, Fremantle Arts Centre is one of Australia's leading arts organisations. Visit for free exhibitions, a shop selling the finest WA hand-made wares, an expansive live music program, special events, an idyllic cafe and free wifi. Open 7 days.

Located on Finnerty Street, the historic site was originally the first purpose-built ‘lunatic’ asylum in WA. It has since been a women’s home, a naval base during WW1 and WW2 and a technical college before opening as Fremantle Arts Centre in 1972. 

The Exhibitions team manage a cutting-edge selection of contemporary arts from practitioners locally, nationally and internationally, with a growing Residencies program running alongside. FAC also manages the Moores Building on Henry Street in the west end.

The Learning program is a cornerstone of FAC’s operations; over 1,000 students enrol each term. Tailored to kids and adults, courses range from weekend workshops to mid-week night classes, along with a kids holiday program.

In recent years, FAC has become a premiere venue for Australian and international musicians. A diverse range of acts play year-round, from local bands on Sunday afternoons in summer’s Courtyard Music, to touring acts on the South Lawn such as Paul Kelly, The Dandy Warhols, Groove Armada and Tame Impala.

 

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

A contemporary mobile art gallery showcasing leading and up-and-coming Australian and international artists.

  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Photography,Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Opening in 2002, Fusion Fine Arts now hold an exciting showcase of exhibitions throughout WA. Addtionally, they make frequent appearances at national and global art events.

They are dedicated to discovering the perfect piece to inspire your soul and invite you to share in their passion for fine art and design. 

Gallery 360

Gallery 360 is Western Australia’s renowned art, wall design and framing group. Our framing services are complemented by a collection of original artworks by local artists, reproductions, decorative wall art, mirrors and other specialised art services, presented by helpful people with a passion for what they do.

  • Galleries:Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am - 6.30pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm

Details

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

Description

Gallery Central

Central's purpose-built gallery is a significant feature located in the heart Perth’s cultural area and the entertainment precinct of Northbridge.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Textiles,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Animations,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Furniture
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10am - 4.45pm, Saturday 12 - 4pm

Details

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

Description

The Gallery Central is part of North Metropolitan TAFE formerly Central Institute of Technology. The Gallery’s program includes exhibitions from local, national and international artists and an Artist-in-Residence Program, all within a stunningly appointed and centrally located Creative Industries training environment.

Admission is free and the Gallery Central has several spaces.
Exhibitions are accessible and relevant, appealing to a wide audience. The Gallery Central showcase a range of artists which from time to time includes the achievements of College staff, students and graduates. Creative Industries at Central teaches visual art, ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, graphic design, interior design and decoration, design for industry, photography, film and TV, music, animation and multimedia.

 

Gallery Lumino

Gallery Lumino provides a wide selection of photographic and original fine art paintings.

  • Galleries:Painting,Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Operating by appointment only

Details

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

Description

Located in the hub of Subiaco culture and shopping district in the iconic Regal Theatre building, Gallery Lumino provides a wide selection of photographic and original fine art paintings. 

They also do professional reproductions of Artworks for printing, archival and insurance purposes. 

Heathcote Museum and Gallery

Heathcote Museum and Gallery is a dynamic multi-arts and cultural museum and gallery, located in the vibrant Heathcote Cultural Precinct.

  • Galleries:Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm, Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Details

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

Description

Housed in Swan House, originally a hospital building that was part of the Heathcote Mental Reception Home, the Heathcote Museum and Gallery has a commitment to showing diverse work from people who see art and culture as an important part of their life.

As part of a vibrant precinct, the museum offers visitors an insight into the early importance of Point Heathcote and its vital role in the mental health facilities developed throughout Western Australia.

The gallery aims to nurture the production, enjoyment and understanding of diverse art through engaging programs, innovation and excellence. 

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,Installation,Mixed Media,Woodwork,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery
  • 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.

Kidogo Arthouse

Home to two galleries, the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE is a unique exhibition space located at the edge of the sea in Fremantle.

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery,Ceramics,Drawing

Details

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

Description

Nestled between the town and the sea, the Heritage Listed limestone building that houses the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE was built in 1884 by Harwood and Son. 

A fixture at the edge of Bathers Beach in Fremantle, the building was originally known as the 'Dangerous Goods Store' and has served a number of purposes. At various times a kerosene storehouse, a Harbour and Lights Department warehouse and a shipwright's shed, the building was saved from near demolition in 1972 to be reborn to its present incarnation as a space for the creative arts.   

Renovated in 1974, the iconic building began its new life as a hub for the arts in 1975 with the opening of Joan Campbell's acclaimed Potter's Studio. At the hands of Founder Joanna Robertson, this renewed and much-loved landmark structure has undergone its most glorious incarnation yet as the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE.

MADCAT Photography Gallery

Visit the MADCAT Photography Gallery at Wanneroo Markets. We sell beautiful Western Australian Landscape & Wildlife Prints, Canvases & Photo Gifts created by local Fine Art Photographer Dave Catley.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Photography
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm
  • Represented Artists:Dave Catley - Fine Art Photographer

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cafe,Free
  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Welcome to MADCAT Photography Gallery at the Wanneroo Markets, the home of Western Australian Landscape & Wildlife photography by Dave Catley Fine Art Landscape Photographer.

If you are looking for Western Australian Landscape photography to decorate your home then come and visit us Friday through to Monday from 9am to 4pm. No wall space - no problem. We have a range of scarve and giftware so you can even choose to decorate yourself!

You can browse through our extensive catalogue of Western Australian Landscape photography to decorate your walls, your bedroom, your dining area, your living space or yourself. You can choose from Framed Prints, Stretched Canvases, Cushion Covers, Tapestries, Mugs, Keyring, Greeting Cards and much more. For the more adventurous you can even decorate yourself with our Scarves, Tote Bags and Leggings. For those items we don't have in stock you can place an order and we will deliver them as soon as possible.

Our selection of Western Australian Landscape photos range from as far south as Margaret River all the way up to Monkey Mia. With future trips planned more images will become available on a regular basis so check back often.

Or join our VIP Club on our Website to receive our regular updates & specal offers and we will let you know when there is something new available. Our VIP members get special offers we don’t advertise anywhere else.

Dave & Maggie

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.

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

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!

Mirage Gallery

Promoting and displaying the work of quality Australian artists and photographers, Mirage Gallery love the incredible diversity of Australian art.

  • Galleries:Painting,Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm

Details

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

Description

The gallery's space located in Subiaco, has been operating as a digital lab and framing studio for many years, re-launching in 2019 as the 'Mirage Gallery'. 

It offers a fantastic venue to view and purchase stunning Australian landscape photographs, prints and paintings by a diverse range of Australian artists. 

Throughout the year they represent a variety of exhibitions, as well as offer an extensive range of fine art prints, photographs and original paintings for sale on their online store.  

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

The Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space that promotes a diverse range of contemporary art.

  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Photography
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details

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

Description

<p> The Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space that promotes a diverse range of contemporary art. Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, this heritage-listed venue has been an important part of Fremantle’s art community since 1994.</p> <p> It is particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery spaces and central location.</p> <p> The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery has six individual exhibition spaces and supports exhibition development and partnerships with artists, arts organisations and communities by providing subsidised rental spaces, developmental assistance and information services for exhibitors.</p> <p> To view the current exhibition program visit the Fremantle Arts Centre <a href="http://fac.org.au/" target="_blank" title="Link to Fremantle Arts Centre website">website</a>.</p>

Mossenson Galleries

Mossenson Galleries is regarded as one of Australia’s leading commercial galleries, exhibiting the finest art by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm (by appointment on other days)

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Founded as ‘Indigenart’ in 1993 in Perth by Dr Diane Mossenson and her husband Dan, it has since grown to include galleries in both Perth and Melbourne, exhibiting the finest art by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists.

In establishing Indigenart, Diane Mossenson was motivated by the fact that there was no other gallery in Perth dedicated to high-quality Indigenous artworks. Mossenson took this pioneering outlook into the range and styles of artwork that she exhibited. Not content to follow the pack, she strove to exhibit challenging, innovative and exciting artists, rather than already established painters. Mossenson Galleries soon became defined as a trailblazing epicentre for the exciting emerging Indigenous art movement. Glancing over the past 18 years reveals a litany of first solo exhibitions from artists who have gone on to define the indigenous art movement.

With a keen eye for emerging talent, Mossenson has worked tirelessly to promote community art centres – from established centres like Papunya Tula Artists and Maningrida Arts and Culture – through to emerging centres like Minymaku (Tjala), Kalumburu, Iwantja, Waralungku and Milingimbi. It is as a mentor and advisor to artists that Diane Mossenson has found the greatest fulfilment. Mossenson has steered the careers of artists like Shane Pickett, Ngarra, Loongkoonan and Omborrin, in many cases, guiding them from the moment of their very first painting, through to the completion of their final works. She has facilitated projects for her artists, including major commissions, print projects and overseas exhibitions.

In 2006, Mossenson Galleries expanded its interests to include non-Indigenous artists, showing major exhibitions from artists including Col Jordan, Emanuel Raft, Graham Kuo and Peter Pinson. With a keen eye for serious artworks, Mossenson Galleries’ stable of non-Indigenous artists reflects a continuing engagement with inspiring and important artwork.

Mossenson Galleries’ innovation and trend-setting has been acknowledged by public institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, which regularly source works from them.

Mossenson Galleries is an accredited tourist business and an officially approved provider to the Western Australian Government. Indigenart has been a finalist in the State Tourism Awards for five years, winning a certificate of merit in 2000. Indigenart is a member of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association, the Association of Western Australian Art Galleries and Tourism Council Western Australia. The galleries are committed to the highest standards of ethics, whilst presenting some of the finest contemporary art available in Australia. Each boasts an extensive stockroom, holding works from represented artists and communities, in all media.

Mossenson Galleries provides consultancy services for the selection and placement of works into collections, both private and corporate. Mossenson Galleries Subiaco also incorporates an in-house framing, restoration and conservation service.

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

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

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.

Perth Centre For Photography

The Perth Centre for Photography is Perth’s only dedicated photomedia gallery. We provide an environment that promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary photographic practices.

  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 3pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Photography

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

History

The Perth Centre for Photography was established in 1992 as The Photography Gallery of WA to promote and support emerging and established photo based art in Western Australia. A name change coincided with a move to our larger Brisbane Street premises in 2004, allowing us to create two distinct exhibition spaces, and expand our exhibition profile.

Exhibitions

The Perth Centre for Photography annual exhibition program is presented in two galleries. PCP exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from local, national, and international backgrounds. The program includes individual and group shows, and popular competitions promoting landscape and portrait photography. PCP welcomes proposals from all artists practicing in photography and related media. A gallery fee, at competitive rates, applies to successful applicants.

Education

PCP regularly conducts artist talks, and invites all exhibitors to speak publicly about their work in the gallery. PCP also runs workshops by artists who are recognised as experts in their field. A seminar program is also currently being developed that will integrate technical and practical aspects of photography with critical accounts of the medium.

Partnerships

Our ongoing community commitment extends to partnerships with regional, indigenous and community programs.
We have exhibitions that travel to regional destinations with assistance from Art on the Move. We also show new work from regional and remote locations, with a particular focus on indigenous work.
PCP is proud to be associated with the FotoFreo Festival. We have partnerships with Propel Youth Arts WA with their Camera Recycle project, and have a good relationship with The Minter Ellison Youth Arts Foundation and The Perth International Arts Festival.
The Perth Centre for Photography has been instrumental in introducing a diverse program of emerging and established local, national and international artist’s work to Perth’s photographic and arts community, as well as the general public.

Membership

Members of the Perth Centre for Photography have a common interest in photographic media and art. A small annual fee helps support PCP’s exhibition program and develop its education program. PCP encourages all those interested in photography and art to join to support their local photography organisation and receive exclusive membership benefits in return.

Membership benefits include:

Invitation to submit your photography related news or content to the bi-monthly newsletter
Regular newsletter and update of PCP events and opportunities
Invitation to exhibit along side other photomedia artists in an annual group exhibition
Discounts to PCP’s competition program
Industry discounts
See the membership page for more details about exclusive member benefits and how to join.

Volunteer

The success of The Perth Centre of Photography is dependent on the continued support by a dedicated and energetic group of volunteers. Volunteers assist in a range of important duties essential to the running of a professional art gallery. PCP runs placement programs for people who are interested in a career in the Arts. Volunteers gain experience in gallery and exhibition operations. Free membership to PCP is also benefit of volunteering.

Funding

PCP is a not-for profit exhibition centre, assisted by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts

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

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  • 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. 

Spectrum Project Space

Spectrum Project Space is an exhibition and performance space that functions as a laboratory for exploration and experimentation with an inclusive approach to creativity and is a site for multidisciplinary approaches to artistic practice.

  • Galleries:Public Art Gallery,Installation,Painting,Photography

Details

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

Description

With an educational perspective, Spectrum Project Space attempts to reveal a range of reflective processes that underpin creative practice in all its forms. Spectrum both promotes and celebrates all forms of invention, experimentation and intuition irrespective of its outcome and therefore contributes to our understanding and appreciation of contemporary culture both locally and globally.

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