2016 starts here at Gallery Central

1-19 Feb

Shoot – Photographs from our Collection

 

Stephen Genovese, The glory of our sciences and militant alliances…digital print

Stephen Genovese, The glory of our sciences and militant alliances…digital print

Central’s Art Collection boasts some truly beautiful photographs.  From stars of the WA photo world such as Max Pam, Richard Woldendorp, Frances Andrijich, Brad Rimmer and Eva Fernandez  to talented members of staff  or gifted graduates, this glimpse into our Collection brings landscape, the built environment and the world’s people into a compelling dialogue.  View weekdays 10-4.30pm.

Curator talk with Judith Hugo, Tues 2 Feb and Thurs 4 Feb at 12.30.

18-27 Feb Shopfront gallery

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Gemma Weston - but you could tell she lived a rich interior life, 2015. Photo by the artist

Gemma Weston – but you could tell she lived a rich interior life, 2015. Photo by the artist

          

Textiles are a traditionally feminine form in Western culture – this group exhibition both acknowledges and subverts this. The diverse range of approaches to textiles, spans video installation (Kate Power), sculpture (Jessica Tan), fashion and home wares (Mariaan Pugh), print (Gemma Weston), embroidery and drawing (Anna Dunnill) and large-scale weaving (Carla Adams) with work developed around notions of touch, technology and human interaction.

View 11-4 daily in the shopfront@central, 149 Beaufort St

 

 

18 Feb to 5 March     Showcase gallery

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Tokyo New Species by Alistair Edwards

Tokyo New Species by Alistair Edwards

A social collective of photographers who reside in Perth, regularly meet in Northbridge but like to explore the world. This exhibition showcases the vision of the individual photographers as they travel and view alternate societies, peeling back layers of what they see with an ever-present need to find greater understanding of the world.

Featuring Julian Tennant, Greg Hart, Emiko Monobe, Alistair Edwards, Darren Clayton and Bohdan Warchomij.

Floortalks on final day Sat March 5

 

 

29 Feb – 24 March 

TOYGETHERNESS by Dee Dee Noonan

Toying with Sideshow Ted by DeeDee Noon

Toying with Sideshow Ted by DeeDee Noon

Wanted! Adults, young persons, or children with a special toy? Be involved in fun, creative research that seeks to playfully showcase the wonderful ways that people of all ages commune with their treasured toys. Participate in Edith Cowan University PhD candidate DeeDee Noon’s photo booth project: human being and toy posed toygether. Email gallery@central.wa.edu.au

 

 

5-24 March

Lure by Tom Grasso        

Tom Grasso, Perito Moreno Glacier – Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Tom Grasso, Perito Moreno Glacier – Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

 

In his first solo exhibition, Grasso captures the unspoiled landscape from Argentina to Iceland, California to Western Australia, in photographs that show the truly stunning beauty of the natural environment, devoid of the trace of humans, exuding a palpable sense of tranquillity and isolation.

Tom will lead a tour of the exhibition at 2pm Sat 5 March

TESSELLATION STREET PROJECT by Trevor Richards

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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.

 

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