FASHION[ing] FORMS : the craft of making

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

 Floor talks with curator Anne Farren – Fridays 19 and 26 September 10.15

sally stoneman _'Silhoutte' Knitted copper wire, aprox. 1.7x.5x1m.Photographed by Josh Wells

Sally Stoneman – Silhouette, Knitted copper wire, Photographed by Josh Wells

Kelsey Ashe Giambaz, Cockatoo Easel Clutch, 2014 Digitally Printed Vinyl and Linen, Zipper

Kelsey Ashe Giambaz, Cockatoo Easel Clutch, 2014
Digitally Printed Vinyl and Linen, Zipper

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.


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.