META – highschool art & design
27 July – 13 Aug
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
WAFTA in RESIDENCE
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