Folds by Nick Zafir   

Nick Zafir, Gill (WIP) 2015 aerosol and oil on canvas, 170x120cm

Nick Zafir, Gill (WIP) 2015 aerosol and oil on canvas, 170x120cm

Challenging traditional notions of representation by presenting portraits of subjects that exist between the folds of society, in an attempt to subvert a space traditionally reserved for royalty and authority.

Open Wed – Sat 11- 5  DATES   23- 30 JULY 

Showcase gallery corner Aberdeen & Beaufort St

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Coming soon


META – highschool art & design 

27 July – 13 Aug    

MIRANDA FOX, Perth College

MIRANDA FOX, Perth College

Excellence and originality of Year 11 and 12 students undertaking art and design studies. A range of works present the world through the eyes of 70 exceptional young people – consumerism, the body & the environment are major themes

Playing the Part by Brent Harrison and Shannon McCulloch

4 –13 Aug   launch Wed 6pm 3 Aug

Brent Harrison, Play On, Screenprint and stencil on paper

Brent Harrison, Play On, Screenprint and stencil on paper

Using drawing and photography McCulloch and Harrison question the authority that Australia’s hypermasculine national heroes hold in shaping contemporary understandings of masculinity. Presented in collaboration with Free Range Gallery.


5 -13 Aug     launch Thurs  6pm  4 Aug

collapsible - Rise Bangle by Tamsyn Williams, 2015, Sterling Silver,  Titanium

collapsible – Rise Bangle by Tamsyn Williams, 2015, Sterling Silver, Titanium


Our Jewellery Design students explore the notion of Collapsibles – smart man-made objects with the capacity to adjust in size and by definition they are also expandables.

For Fidel

17 – 20 Aug




A collection of photographs celebrating the 90th Birthday of Fidel Castro. Filmmaker and photographer Roberto Chile accompanied Fidel Castro during his daily life in Cuba and abroad in the years 1984-2006. Curated by Christopher Crouch and supported by The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, The Cuban Embassy in Australia, the Australian Cuban Friendship Society and the CFMEU.

Teeter by Kristen Brownfield 

18 – 21  August

 eeter by Kristen Brownfield

Leading from a residency at ECU, Teeter employs up-cycled materials to investigate relations between painting, object & space. Responding directly to the space, this exhibition reveals an ongoing interest in material language and the potential to examine architectural surroundings.


20 Aug – 10 Sept

MACRO|micro  Explorations in felt

Feltwest MACROmicro

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.  Using a variety of textile and felting art skills and techniques, members show garments and sculptures, plus engage with visitors in a series of artist talks on Saturday 20 August.



29 Aug – 2 Sept

Members of the WA Fibre & Textiles Association occupy the shopfront to share skills in weaving and other textile arts.  Kerrie Argent and Annette Nykiel will be here all week while a special event Thursday 1 September will involve lunchtime soup and 12 artists talks each 12 mins long from 12-1pm


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.