Art Galleries and Exhibitions in Perth and WA

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If you feel like some art and culture there is plenty to do and see in Perth and WA this season.  We have put together a guide of our favourite art galleries and exhibitions for the rest of the year.

Exhibitions in November and December 2014

 Richard Avedon – People  (Photography display)

Art Gallery of Western Australia-  on now until November 17th 2014.

Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten.

Richard Avedon People
Richard Avedon People.  (Image from the Art Gallery website.)

Australian Design-  10 years of the Peter Fogarty Fund

Art Gallery of Western Australia-  on now until 15th March 2015

The Peter Fogarty Design Fund was established by Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation Governor Dr Tim Jeffery to support the acquisition of works by Australian designers and craftspeople not yet represented in a collection.

Australian Design: ten years of the Peter Fogarty Fund presents the exceptional works purchased from the Fund over the last ten years. It includes jewellery by Mari Funaki, Cinnamon Lee, Helena Bogucki, Sally Marsland, furniture by Jon Goulder, Khai Liew, Dinosaur Designs, Korban/Flaubert, Tomek Archer, Penelope Forlano and Christopher Robins, ceramics by Kirsten Coehlo and Robin Best, glass by Jasper Dowding, stationary and vessels by Daniel Emma knitted backpacks by Allysha Coghlan, As these names attest, the Peter Fogarty Design Fund has been truly transformative of the Collection, and has formed the heart of all the Gallery’s craft and design acquisitions over the last decade.

Dinosaur designs
Dinosaur designs- resin. Purchased through the Peter Fogarty fund 2014. Image from Art Gallery WA website.

True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works  (Video, photographs, sculpture)

PICA – Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.   15th November to 21st December 2014

David Rosetzky creates intensely beautiful lens-based works exploring identity, subjectivity and relationships and regularly collaborates with professionals from the fields of theatre, dance, film and sound.
Drawing on fifteen years of practice True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works presents early portrait and longer duration videos, photographs, photo-collages and sculptures, revealing telling relationships between these aspects of the artist’s practice. The exhibition allows us not only to see the consistency of Rosetzky’s vision, but also to engage with a trajectory in his video that moves from lo-fi, singular portraits that borrow advertising’s aura, through to cinematic, long-duration work. Included in the show is a major new video work Half Brother 2013.

True self- PICA
True self- image from PICA website


One Place After Another: AC4CA: Australian Centre for Concrete Art.  (Paintings)

PICA – Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.   15th November to 21st December 2014
West End Gallery and Upstairs Spaces

One Place After Another: AC4CA is major exhibition uniting 13 artists from the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) group with all new site-specific large-scale wall paintings. Since its conception in WA in 2002, this international collective has been leading a global conversation with artists across generations and hailing from Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne, Amsterdam, London, Basel and Dijon.
The AC4CA was established by its Perth members in 2002 and was based on the ideals of Dutch De Stijl artist Theo van Doesburg and an interest in Minimalism and hard-edge geometric abstraction. The driving concept for the group is to transform outdoor community spaces with their striking site-specific non-representational works painted directly on urban walls, often with the help of friends and art students. Often the works are temporary and have since been painted over to make room for new projects by someone else in the group. It’s collegiate, open-ended and moves with the times and conversations around public art.
This full-colour, up-scaled expanded painting show will take place in and around the galleries and spaces of PICA.


One place after another - AC4CA
One place after another – AC4CA.
Image courtesy of the PICA website.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  (Aboriginal artist)

Japingka Gallery – Fremantle.    21st November to 23rd December 2014.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, a distinctive voice among Pintupi artists, draws on stories of her family’s survival in the desert, including first contact accounts with white settlement.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri- Aboriginal artist- image courtesy of Japingka Gallery website

Brendon Darby   (Artist)

Linton & Kay Gallery – Perth City.   25th November to 9th December 2014.

‘It has been 5 years since I’ve painted in one of my favourite places in the world, Karijini. I didn’t hesitate when Karijini Eco Retreat invited me back. I have again looked and listened to this majestic landscape. Karijini is in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara in Western Australia. In between the magnificent red ochre mountains, over millions of years the watercourses have cut deep gorges that twist and turn, presenting quiet cool shaded pools and beautiful sunlit waterfalls.’ Brendon Darby 2014


Brendon Darby
Brendon Darby. Image courtesy of Linton & Kay gallery

Artija Fine Art

Kidogo Arthouse-  Bathers Beach Fremantle.    4th December – 22nd December 2014.

Aboriginal Art and objects from Artija Fine Art- specialists in Australian Aboriginal art from remote and regional desert communities.
Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke established Artitja Fine Art in 2004, inspired by a love of the art and a deep respect for ancient Australian Aboriginal culture and tradition.  “Our aim is in connecting cultures through the art.  Quality Aboriginal art is not just beautiful, it provides insights into Indigenous stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings).  Within Australia and internationally, the art plays an important role as a medium for connection between very different cultures.”

NB: Seasons Online cannot be held accountable for changes in scheduling. Please check appropriate venue websites for further details before planning or booking.
Seasons Online gives a date range from opening to closing night but we cannot guarantee shows every night in between.  Please check the links above for exact dates.


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