10 Sept to 4 Oct
Mon – Fri 10am – 4.45pm, Sat 1 -4pm
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival steps off the runway and into the gallery with an exhibition of Western Australian fashion objects that is way “beyond garment”, curated by Anne Farren. The exhibition profiles the works of 18 WA practitioners that exemplify the resurgence in appreciation for the finely crafted object of adornment. It sets out to reposition the fashion object by challenging assumptions about the relationships between accessory related forms and the body.
Vicki Ames, Helena Bogucki, Seth Cray, Hannah Cummuskey, Ariana Davis, Sheree Dornan, Kelsey Ashe Giambazi, Cordelia Gibbs, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, Bethamy Linton, Isobel Macaulay, Justine McKnight, Helen Britton, Michelle Taylor, Kimberley Pace, Brenda Ridgewell, Megan Sears, Sally Stoneman, Alister Yiap, Katherine Young.
A substantial 65 page publication is available to read on line http://weblity.com.au/fashioning_forms
Floor talks with curator Anne Farren – Fridays 19 and 26 September 10.15
A Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
11 to 18 Oct
The gallery is transformed into a shrine with morning meditations at 8.30am led by a chant master and the creation of a sacred sand mandala. Presented by the Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association and supported by the City of Perth.
The F Word
27 Oct to 15 Nov
The tradition of figurative painting goes in and out of fashion but audiences never fail to be seduced by the figure and representational art, while figurative Australian artists continue to observe and translate the world, from the everyday to the spectacular, with passion and nuance.
Includes Richard Gunning, Nicole Slatter, Thomas Hoareau, Kevin Robertson, Tom Alberts, Stewart Macfarlane, Nerissa Lea and Yvette Coppersmith.