Upcoming shows at the Gallery central

Points of View: Skye & the Hielands by Digby de Bruin & Clayton Ward

24 June – 16 July  weekdays 10-4.445 and sat 12-4pm

A local photographer and a painter respond to a land that is distinctive and inspiring after time spent in Skye and the Hielands of Scotland.

Digby de Bruin’s body of work is the result of being immersed in the landscape of Skye, for two winter months, in a hundred year old cottage, high on a hillside overlooking the land and sea. The weather, dramatic and threatening, constantly changed the landscape. Storm-fronts swept across the Minch and cataracts sheeted off the sides of cliffs into the loch. The Glen – white with snow, tranquil and ethereal. In the distance, stood the Cuillins, jagged and majestic.

While de Bruin’s work is grounded in the figurative tradition of landscape painting, it shifts from an engagement with the real world, to a visual distillation – an abstraction of his experiences in the landscape of Skye.

Photographer Clayton Ward joined De Bruin in Skye. He captures grand vistas and minute details, drama, complexity and stark simplicity in his images.

de Bruin was Head of the Art School at Central TAFE from 2008 to 2015 when he left to re-focus on his art practice, while Ward has pursued his love of photography while running an engineering business.

In this exhibition, they come together to celebrate their passion for landscape and place, from distinctive points of view.

The Black Cuillins by Digby de Bruin Altnafeadh by Clayton Ward

The Black Cuillins by Digby de Bruin                                                                       Altnafeadh by Clayton Ward


Animate Objects by Emily ten Raa

June 23 – July 3, Wed- Sun  2 – 7 pm

WA native wildlife is rarely sighted, as many animals are nocturnal, small and hidden from view.  Emily ten Raa’s 3-panelled miniature icons in salvaged local woods depict our native animals in the tradition of Ethiopian religious icons.

Devil Bird by Emily ten Raa

Devil Bird by Emily ten Raa


Perth Artist Trevor Richards has applied his striking designs to the windows of five old shopfronts on Beaufort Street between Aberdeen and Newcastle, adjacent to Central Institute.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and Gallery Central have commissioned Richards to create a strip of geometric designs linking the spaces and enlivening the disused shops. Richards completed the first shop window in early 2013 with a design derived from a floor tile pattern discovered at the New Norcia Hotel, formerly a Benedictine Hostel.  All the designs are inspired by mosaic tile patterns from churches and other buildings around the world.