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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

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:Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Craft,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.

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.

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:Textiles,Art Gallery,Animations,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture
  • 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. 

Mirage Gallery

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

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

Details

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

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.  

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:Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Art Gallery,Aboriginal,Drawing
  • 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

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Artist Studio,Mixed Media,Drawing
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • 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.

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

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Wednesday

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

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. 

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:Installation,Painting,Photography,Public Art Gallery

Details

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

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.

Studio Red Dust

Inspiring studio/gallery featuring the photographic artwork of Paul Parin. Western Australian,European and Indian inspired images on rotating display. Custom fineart printing services also available

  • Represented Artists:Paul Parin
  • Galleries:Photography,Artisan Workshop,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,By Appointment Only

Description

From the wonders of Western Australia to the "urbanscapes" and street photography set in some of the worlds great cities, I invite you to take your time and discover a little of what I have been fortunate enough to see, experience and visualise during the course of my image making journey...

At Studio Red Dust we specialise in creating custom artworks for your residential or corporate spaces. We offer an artwork consultancy service where we can design, mockup and produce that perfectly placed single or series of images to turn you wall space into something distinctly special and unique.

We also specialise in custom fine art photographic printing and art reproduction services.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Paul

 

Turner Galleries

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

  • Galleries:Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Animations,Art Gallery,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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