Wednesday, 24 August 2016

FeltWest members @ Gallery Central

Event Title: MACRO|micro Explorations in Felt.
Participating Artists: FeltWest members.

Venue: Gallery Central,
12 Aberdeen St, Perth.

Description: Feltwest feltmakers explore the MACRO and micro worlds through
innovative technology, pushing their ancient craft into new realms of shape,
pattern and texture in felt in a new exhibition at gallery Central. Perth.

Feltwest members are constantly seeking new ways to create in felt,
endeavouring to push boundaries and develop new approaches. Inspiration has
always come from the world around us but new technologies allow the
exploration of different realms; telescopes like Hubble allow us to see the
beauty of the MACRO and equipment like electron scanning microscopes open
the patterns and colours of the invisible micro. Using a variety of textile
and felting techniques Feltwest members have embraced the MACRO|micro
challenge to produce an array of more than 70 garments, sculptures, vessels
and wall art.

Dates: 19 August, 2016 to 10 Sept 2016.
Opening Times: Mon-Friday 10-4, Sat 12-4.

For more information, contact:

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Pascal Proteau @ Heathcote Museum & Gallery

Event Title: STIGMA
Participating Artists: Pascal Proteau

Venue: Heathcote Museum & Gallery,
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross.

Description: STIGMA is a show about starting a conversation, and creating a
space of growth. From this conversation, and in this space, human
connectedness can propagate.
Pascal has grown immensely though dealing with his mental instability. It
required much personal courage to start this massive journey, from which he
has never looked back.
From this strength, Pascal encourages you to participate in creating a
mentally healthy community, to create a new awareness, a place of generosity
- a life without stigma, a life without separation or shame, a life with
respect, compassion and honour for each and every one of us.

Dates: 20 August 2016 to 25 September 2016.
Opening Times: open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday 12
noon to 4pm; closed Mondays and public holidays..

For more information, contact: To contact the Gallery, email or ring 9364 5666.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Linda Banazis, Louise Dickmann and Lynnette Voevodin @ Nyisztor Studio

Event Title: Linda Banazis, Louise Dickmann and Lynnette Voevodin.
Participating Artists: Linda Banazis, Louise Dickmann and Lynnette Voevodin.

Venue: Nyisztor Studio,
391 Canning Hwy, Melville.

Description: Linda Banazis, Louise Dickmann and Lynnette Voevodin are
presenting solo exhibitions of their socially critical artworks. All manner
of hot-button issues are subjected to their scrutiny, with humour and
irritation in equal measure.

Dates: 28 August 2016 to 11 September 2016.
Opening Times: Wed-Sat 11-5; Sun 2-5.

For more information, contact: Louise Dickmann.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Ruth Costello @ Atwell Gallery

Event Title: Introspective Retrospective
Participating Artists: Ruth Costello

Venue: Atwell Gallery,
586 Canning Hwy Alfred Cove.

Description: This retrospective exhibition brings together a selection of
work from the last 30 years of the New Zealand born artist's time in

Over many decades as an artist, Ruth has realised that her inner thoughts
and experiences were also captured and expressed in her work, thus the title
'Introspective' exactly fitted her painting experiences.

Ruth Costello is a winner of numerous awards. This is the 91-year-old's
first solo exhibition..

Dates: 31 August 2016 to 04 September 2016.
Opening Times: Wed-Sun, 10-4pm.

For more information, contact: Amy Raz: 0403 838 347

Monday, 15 August 2016

Kristen Brownfield @ SHOPFRONT GALLERY

Event Title: Teeter
Participating Artists: Kristen Brownfield

149 Beaufort St, Northbridge

Description: Teeter is an installation that will be made in response to the
SHOPFRONT GALLERY. Working from a palette of up-cycled objects and studio
remnants, Kristen will create a three-dimensional drawing in the space that
suggests the extension of the making process from studio to the gallery
site. Precarious and unfixed, the work seeks to emphasize the ephemeral
relations between object, space and the viewer.

During a studio residency at ECU, Kristen has been occupied with material
investigations and the reconfiguration of found objects. Through assemblage,
she has explored ways to construct a dialogue between a range of materials
and architectural space, considering small interventions and countless
potential arrangements. As her first solo show, Teeter can be seen as one
rendition specific to the SHOPFRONT GALLERY.

Kristen Brownfield (born 1992) is an emerging Perth artist working across
collage, painting, assemblage and installation and artist-books. Since
completing her BA last year, she has undergone a studio placement at Paper
Mountain ARI (Northbridge) and Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley (current).
She also co-founded the artist-run-initiative another, in Perth.

Dates: Wednesday 17th August 2016 to Sunday 21st August 2016.
Opening Times: Opening night 6-pm, Thurs-Sun 11-6pm.

For more information, contact:

Friday, 12 August 2016

Sarah Thornton-Smith @ Mundaring Arts Centre

Event Title: Left To My Own Devices, Sarah Thornton-Smith.
Participating Artists: Sarah Thornton-Smith.

Venue: Mundaring Arts Centre,
7190 Great Eastern Highway (corner Nichol Street) Mundaring

Description: Sarah Thornton-Smith's first solo exhibition "Left to my Own
Devices" is a conversation in colour, meticulously constructed out of paper,
soft woods and metal foils rendered in gouache. Small in nature, delicate
and ephemeral, the works echo some of Thornton-Smith's intimate experiences
and memories such as when she moved to WA from Singapore as a teen. Struck
by the harshness of light compared to light bound by tropical lushness,
Sarah's lifelong fascination with colour intensified. Sarah's work is
infused with ideas of landscape and explores the relationship that develops
between colour, form, structure and light.

Dates: 20 August 2016 to 25 September 2016.
Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, closed
Mondays and Public Holidays.

For more information, contact: 08 9295 3991.

Monday, 8 August 2016

2016 Emerging Artist Award @ City of South Perth Community Hall

Participating Artists: Various

Venue: City of South Perth Community Hall,
Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth

Description: Celebrating its fourteenth year, the 2016 Emerging Artist
Award is open for registrations from Monday 8 August to Friday 16 September

The Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity
to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share
in $8,500 worth of prizes.

Limited to one entry per artist, artworks can be 2D, such as paintings or
photography, or 3D, such as sculpture.

Selected works will be exhibited to the public in the City of South Perth
Community Hall from Friday 21 October to Saturday 29 October 2016 and
visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their
favourite piece or purchase an artwork of their own.

Dates: 21 October 2016 to 29 October 2016.
Opening Times: Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, 10am-3pm.

For more information, contact: City of South Perth on 9474 0777

Louise Snook, James Foley, Bonnie Boogaard, Eva Fernandez, Anne Neil and more @ Various venues within the City of South Perth

Event Title: 2016 Evolve. Development Programme.
Participating Artists: Louise Snook, James Foley, Bonnie Boogaard, Eva
Fernandez, Anne Neil and more.

Venue: Various venues within the City of South Perth, .

Description: The City of South Perth will host a variety of low cost
workshops and professional development sessions throughout August and
September alongside the Emerging Artist Award. The programme is open to both
Award entrants in the early stages of their artistic careers and creatives
who are keen to develop their skills. To register visit

Dates: 27 August 2016 to 28 September 2016.

For more information, contact: City of South Perth on 9474 0777

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Catalyst Funding Workshop @ King Street Art Centre

Venue: King Street Art Centre,
357-359 Murray St, Perth, Australia 6000.

Description: Require funding for a community arts project?

Thursday, August 11 | 10-2pm | FREE

Ease the chaos that is application writing, by joining CAN's Funding Manager
Jill Brown, to discuss your project ideas, what the selection panel will be
looking for and how to write your application to apply for up to $15K in
project funding through our Catalyst grants.

Divided into two parts:
Information Session: 10-12.00pm
Learn how to apply for Catalyst funding, hear about previously funded
projects and obtain insight from one of CAN's project coordinators.

Application Workshop: 12.30-2pm
Workshop and discuss your project application ideas with CAN Funding Manager
Jill Brown.

Booking is essential:

For more info:

CAN manages Catalyst on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the
Department of Culture and the Arts WA.

Dates: 11th August 2016 to 11th August 2016.
Opening Times: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm.

For more information, contact: 9226 2422.

Catalyst Artist Forum @ State Theater Center of Western Australia

Venue: State Theater Center of Western Australia ,
174-176 William Street, Perth, Australia 6000.

Description: Calling all community artists and cultural workers! We have got
what you need!

Thursday, August 18 | 5.30-7pm | FREE

Applications are now open for the Catalyst Research and Professional
Development grant. Successful applicants can receive up to $10K for
professional development.

Join artists Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger and Candice Lorrae as they discuss
their experiences working with communities and how they used the funds to
advance their practice as successful applicants in 2015.

Booking is essential: or 9226 2422

Where: Rehearsal Room 2, State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William St,

The bar at the State Theatre will be open and for those interested, Othello
starts at 7.30pm.

For more information about Catalyst funding and applications:

Applications due: September 30

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is an Australian filmmaker and artist specialising
in community collaborations. She has created work for Nickelodeon, Perth
International Arts Festival, London International Festival of Theatre,
Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu in
China and Macrobert in Scotland. Poppy won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002
and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Young Leaders in Community
Cultural Development in 2010.

Candice Lorrae is an award winning artist who has performed around Australia
and overseas, most recently with The Merindas. Candice has coordinated
numerous community festivals, events and workshops. Candice also works with
Abmusic College, runs workshops at schools and is currently the director of
the Wanjoo Birak Cultural Festival..

Dates: 18th August 2016 to 18th August 2016.
Opening Times: 5.30 - 7.00 pm.

For more information, contact: 9226 2422.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Young people aged 12 - 25 @ John Leckie Pavilion, Nedlands

Event Title: Emerge Youth Art Awards.
Participating Artists: Young people aged 12 - 25 .

Venue: John Leckie Pavilion, Nedlands,
Cnr Melvista Ave and Stone Rd Nedlands.

Description: Entries for Emerge 2016 close on 31 July.
The theme for this year is 'Unseen'

Young artists aged 12 - 25 years are invited to enter two dimensional
artworks such as print, photography, painting and drawing based on this
year's theme. A prize pool of $2,000 will be awarded in the following
Award categories

Resident's Award First Prize

Resident's Award

Open Award First Prize

Open Award Commendation

People's Choice Award First Prize

The event will be held on August 20 at John Leckie Pavilion. The free
exhibition is open to the public and will showcase the artworks of local
young people. There will also be live music, food and giveaways. Voting for
the People's Choice Award will take place at the exhibition, with an awards
ceremony for all categories.

Key dates

Sunday 31 July: Entries Close

Monday 15 August, 2pm to 6pm: Artwork must be delivered to John Leckie
Pavilion, College Park, cnr Melvista Ave and Stone Rd, Nedlands

Saturday 20 August, 2pm to 6pm: Exhibition at John Leckie Pavilion

Monday 22 August, 2pm to 6pm: Collection of artwork from John Leckie

How to enter: Fill out the entry form and email to:

Once you have submitted your entry, you will receive a confirmation email
within 48 hours. If you do not receive this, please email

Dates: 20 June 2016 to 31 July 2016.

For more information, contact: Mel Dias.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Judy Rogers @ Collie Art Gallery

Event Title: Judy Rogers Out of the Suitcase Exhibition.
Participating Artists: Judy Rogers.

Venue: Collie Art Gallery,
134 Throssell Street Collie.

Description:   Rogers is bringing her exhibition home after first showing it in Budapest, Hungary during January 2016.  She has condensed her Western Australian existence to the size of a suitcase, carrying pictorial representations of her family life, happiness, fears and some images of her surroundings in Perth. Personal story or mundane moments of the artist's life are granted status and brought forth for the viewer's reconsideration? It is up to the Western Australian audience to decide.

First showing in Collie Art Gallery in the winter of 2016, and then during February 2017 in Mandurah Performing Art Centre.  Floor and wall installations of mixed media works on wood panel.  Rogers is excited to be sharing her secrets in two workshops being held during the exhibition. Participants will get up close and personal with a mirror to learn the principles and techniques of life-like portraiture in two three-hour workshops, one aimed at beginners and one for more advanced artists.

Basic workshop: 2-5pm, Saturday 23 July
Advanced workshop: 2-5pm, Saturday September 3.

Dates: 22 July 2016 to 03 September 2016.
Opening Times: Thursday – Monday 10am – 4pm.

For more information, contact:

Wade Taylor @ Spectrum Project Space

Event Title: Fertile, Free

Venue: Spectrum Project Space,
Building 3.191, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, Australia 6050.

Description: In Fertile, Free, Wade Taylor explores the potential and
charged nature of the Vacant and highlights the tension between the
stillness and the promise of empty landscapes and abandoned spaces.

Taylor's work suggests the void of human presence and the energy that
lingers in these familiar and pedestrian's parks, underpasses,
toilet blocks and car parks.

Wade Taylor is an emerging artist from Perth, Western Australia. He
completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia in
2012 with a focus on painting, film, and multi-media installation. While
working primarily with paint, his practice often extends to include
investigations in collage and ceramics. Taylor has had successful solo
exhibitions at Free Range and Paper Mountain.

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Thursday, 21 July 5.00 - 6.00pm (before opening celebration) with Carla

'Fertile, Free' will be exhibited in the front Gallery of Spectrum Project
Space, alongside Carla Adams' 'By The Light Of The Screen' in the back

Dates: 21 July 2016 to 5 August 2016.
Opening Times: Tues-Fri 10-5pm; Sat 12-5pm.

For more information, contact:

By The Light Of The Screen @ Spectrum Project Space

Participating Artists: Carla Adams

Venue: Spectrum Project Space,
Building 3.191, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, Australia 6050.

Description: Carla Adams presents a new body of work that investigates the
adult cinema as a location for desire and fulfillment. Adams continues to
explore situations that teeter between private and public and how women
might navigate spaces that are predominantly inhabited by men.

Carla Adams is an early career West Australian artist working with paint and
textiles. After graduating with an advanced diploma in contemporary art
from Central TAFE in 2012, Adams went on to receive first class honours from
Curtin University in 2014. Adams has exhibited at Free Range Gallery, Paper
Mountain, MOANA, ARTBAR at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Bus
Projects in Melbourne. Her work was selected for the 2013 Hatched national
graduate exhibition at PICA. Adams is a sessional academic at Curtin
University and committee member at Free Range ARI.

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Thursday, 21 July 5.00 - 6.00pm (before opening celebration) with Wade

'By The Light Of The Screen' will be exhibited in the Back Gallery of
Spectrum Project Space, alongside Wade Taylor's 'Fertile, Free' in the Front

Dates: 21 July 2016 to 5 August 2016.
Opening Times: Tues-Fri 10-5pm; Sat 12-5pm

For more information, contact:

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Machines & Makers @ Mundaring Arts Centre

Event Title: Machines & Makers.
Participating Artists: Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Geoffrey Drake
Brockman, Stuart Elliott, Eva Fernandez, Judith Forrest, Tee Ken Ng, Coral
Lowry, Angela McHarrie, Nalda Searles, Linda van der Merwe and Susie

Venue: Mundaring Arts Centre,
7190 Great Eastern Hwy.

Description: Machines & Makers invites the community to celebrate and
explore the exceptional craft skills of the past with an exhibition created
through a healthy obsession for sewing machines by invited contemporary
artists. Curated by Jude van der Merwe, Machines & Makers encompasses an
exciting public program of workshops, displays and events opening on 9 July
and continuing until 14 August in partnership with the Mundaring Arts
Centre, the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society, St John of God Hospital
Midland and Community Arts Network WA.

For more information, visit

Dates: 9 July 2016 to 14 July 2016.
Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, closed
Mondays and Public Holidays.

For more information, contact: 9295 3991 or