Enjoy great art while helping others at a number of enticing fundraising events this month. First up, the annual Lawley Art Auction which benefits students of the Music, Visual and Performing Arts programs. Next week a multi-arts celebration hosted by Short Back & Sidewalks whose volunteers offers haircuts to those in need – free of charge, free of judgement. And in July PICA’s first annual fundraising party!

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




Clyde McGill – Border Crossers
Now – October 7, Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
Clyde McGill’s large scale paintings are now on show in Cowaramup. If you didn’t see them at the new Holmes a Court Gallery in West Perth, this is your chance! In 2007 Clyde McGill began looking at borderlands as they relate to refugees who come by boat and his paintings contain their stories.(Featured image above: Clyde McGill, The Border Crosser (Guest), 2013) (Image right: Clyde McGill The Border Crosser (Except), 2011)


Nine Times the Space that Measures Day and Night
Now – July 15, Fremantle Arts Centre
One of four exhibitions showing at FAC this winter! Fairhall works across painting, video and interactive art. Making use of contradictions and paradoxes in visual illusion, his work often looks at the tension between our intuitions of space and time, and what we can understand about the world from science and philosophy. (Image: Caspar Fairhall, After Us, 2017. Photography by Rebecca Mansell)


Tactile Tour of Hatched
Jun 23 at 2pm, PICA
This free guided tour allows people who are blind or vision impaired to explore contemporary art through informed discussion and by touching selected objects and materials. From painting, sculpture and drawing, to installation, video, and sound work, this exhibition offers an intriguing snapshot of current emerging art practices in Australia.



Great Art Doing Good


Short Back and Sidewalks
Jun 24, 4pm-8pm, Bivouac Canteen & Bar
Photography, food, drinks, music, an auction and more will dance together in a special multi-arts celebration that will make BIG differences. Short Back & Sidewalks offers haircuts to those in need – free of charge, free of judgement – and are looking to expand to homeless people all over Australia. Get your ticket now! (Image: Jacqueline Jane)


Greater Together at PICA
Jul 21, PICA
PICA’s first annual fundraising party is coming up soon! This curated party will transform all levels of PICA’s galleries with subversive performances, DJ sets and signature drinks from The Standard. Fabulous and diverse local and national artists will bring us all together late into the night. The full program and tickets will be out next week.


Lawley Art Auction
Jun 16, from 5pm, Mount Lawley Senior High School
Showcasing 90 established and emerging WA artists, this fundraising event provides for before-school workshops, in-house artist residencies, state of the art musical instruments, stage equipment and access to performing arts expertise for students of the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) and Music programs.


Helen Norton – Dogs’ Lives
Auction on Jun 14, exhibition until Jul 1, Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Part of Norton’s inspiration is fuelled by the work of Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home, saving 1500 homeless dogs per year. The paintings depict musings and observations of life with dogs and Norton has donated 4 artworks to be auctioned on June 14 to raise much-needed funds. Red Dog movie producer, Nelson Woss, will open the exhibition which moves to Applecross Art & Framing on Jun 18.



Not to be missed


Cy Rocchi – an Artist to Watch
Artist Studio, North Perth
Cy avoids the details of the landscape replacing it with emotional strokes, colour relationships and textural scrapes of the palette knife. Layering, scraping and blending are a distinctive pattern of Cy’s work creating a raw, tranquil and emotive outcome. Recent works can be viewed by appointment at her North Perth studio. (Image: Cy Rocchi, Day End at Curtis Bay)


Tim Maley – Specimens
May 25 – June 29, Midland Junction Arts Centre
With an acute focus on the intricate physical details and behaviours of natural phenomena, Maley showcases his love and appreciation for animals and insects in the wild. As a series of works on paper, Specimens meticulously illustrates the detailed form, colour and texture. (Image: Tim Maley, Untitled)


Songs of Land and Sea
June 8 – 24, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
A group exhibition by local artists including Robyn Varpins, Jillian Kurz, Kate Stevens and Lucy Henry whose work ranges from abstract through to realistic. The exhibition features sculptural clay objects and paintings inspired by the oceans and landscape. (Image: Jillian Kurz, Wetland #1)



Stephanie Reisch – Antelands
Jun 16 – Jul 15, Linton and Kay Subiaco
Emerging artist, Stephanie Reisch’s works are full of intrigue, her imagery is imbued with a subtle mystery as she abstracts motifs inspired by exotic wildlife. Antelands uses contemporary animism to explore the construction of place. She subverts conventional representations of nature as she creates new perceptions of the primal and untamed. (Image: Stephanie Reisch, Fragments in an Old Sea Leading Nowhere)


35th Annual Sculpture Survey Exhibition
Jun 10 – Jul 29, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
The Sculpture Park has developed over the past 36 years and the annual sculpture exhibition is a major showcase with international and national perspective from invited artists. This year artworks by artists from Taiwan University of the Arts are included and there is a diverse display of sculpture throughout the grounds. (Image: Professor Liu Bo-Chun, Metamorphosis of Iron Man – 9)


Three Points of View
June 8 – 21, Spectrum Project Space, ECU
For this exhibition, three WA artists, Jeremy Blank, David Carson and Gary Parris, have approached the subject using different photographic imagery techniques to create images that extend a singular moment.



Jun 22 – Aug 4, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
Art Collective WA is heading to Geraldton for the first time exhibiting the work of three artist members – Kevin Robertson, Olga Cironis and Angela Stewart – each with their own stellar solo show. (Image:Kevin Robertson, Mt Jimberlina Norseman)



Mandorla Art Award 2018
Now – 30 June 2018, Turner Galleries
The Mandorla Art Award employs a thematic spiritual inspiration that changes with each exhibition. Leading artists from all over Australia are invited to submit artworks, the winners have now been announced and are on display. (Image: Mikaela Castledine – God is in the House. 2018 Winner)



Philip Drummond
June 14 – July 1, Gallows Gallery
New oil paintings influenced by the ‘golden age’ of Spanish still lifes. Drummond tries to infuse a quiet, reflective quality into his paintings with simple compositions and humble subject matter. In an uncertain world obsessed with technological advancement there is something reassuring about following traditions and exploring the simplicity of natural forms. (Image: Philip Drummond, Banksia & Peaches)



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