Exhibitions

POST

23 Oct – 13 Nov Alumni of NMTAFE visual arts - Charmaine Ball, Jane Grierson, Marina Van Leeuwin, Marina Kailis, Chris Hair, Tiana Walker, Hannah Becsi, Lucas  Mack explore diverse approaches and media, tackling a range of contemporary themes in their post-TAFE art practices. Working across 2D and 3D disciplines, the common thread is a genuine commitment to enquiry and experiment developed during their studies together.   ...

VISION

25 Sept – 16 Oct  2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia. As this ruby celebration approaches, the members reflect on the association’s humble beginnings, treasuring the influence and inspiration from that which has come before, but also looking forward with a vision for new directions and opportunities. The WA branch of JMGA presents contemporary jewellery and objects showcasing the range and diversity of talent of its local makers. m-f 10-4.45pm, sat 12-2.30pm         ...

TAMI XIANG – Picture This

6 - 24 July     TAMI XIANG - Picture thisXiang is a Perth based Chinese-Australian artist and photography graduate of NMTAFE now undertaking a PhD at UWA. The exhibition brings together conceptual documentary works that look at conditions for Chinese families in the countryside. 61 million ‘Left Behind Children’ are raised by their grandparents or great grandparents while their own parents work in cities sometimes thousands of miles away. Most of these children only see their parents once a year or once every few years. NüWa Reawakening depicts the social position of women in the ancient male dominant world in China while Peasantography. Lucky 88 addresses the situation of the elderly Chinese farmers in the countryside, who receive 88 RMB a month for living.  Gengzi Witness Archives considers how censorship forces artists to find safe ways to speak about social issues. meet the artist if you come by saturdays ABC online article https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-19/left-behind-children-in-china-documented-in-photography-project/11873144?sf228446274=1 and ART GUIDE https://artguide.com.au/lucky-or-left-behind-portraits-from-rural-china ...

SUM OF PARTS

29 Aug – 18 Sept SUM OF PARTS   As we celebrate 120 years of TAFE art and design training in WA, we present work by impressive graduates of the past (1974-2012) - sculpture and assemblage by Miik Green, Theo Koning, Marzena Topka, Matt McVeigh, Eric Schneider and Kathy Allam,  jewellery and sculpture by Alister Yiap, jewellery by Bethamy Linton, and drawings by Cherish Marrington. Each of these works, or sets, demonstrate that the whole is by far greater than the sum of the parts. When synergistic parts work together, they accomplish more than they could alone. In this regard we look back at the combined achievements of all our graduates with a sense of awe. [caption id="attachment_4854" align="alignleft" width="683"] Bethamy Linton - Florescence Series - Anodized Titanium Sterling Silver; Photo by Yasmin Eghtesadi[/caption]...

10 = 31 by Claire Garcia-Webb

10 = 31 Every day for the 31 days of last October, TAFE graduate Claire Garcia-Webb created an artwork by following a self-defined process, as part of Inktober. 31 ink artwork or drawing are presented in tandem with video documentation. view: 17 July - 1 Aug (extended) , thursdays/fridays 5-7pm, saturdays 12-5pm Shopfront Gallery North Metro TAFE 149 Beaufort St Northbridge   ...

MARK PARFITT – Overhouse lives on in the virtual tour

 the show may be over but we have the experience captured! a 3D flythrough https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=UDjmBfP27vq         on show 8 - 26 June An examination of the home as a site for sculpture. Combining DIY construction, audience participation and the artist’s own house, the project contribute to a conversations seeking new understandings of homemaking beyond the expectations of ordinary living in the suburbs of Perth. Seesaw review by Jenny Scott https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2020/05/giving-new-meaning-to-diy and the artist talk: Here’s the link to the video. 5mins with Mark by Paul Sutherland https://vimeo.com/425056965/6b86f4bfcf There is a catalogue with an excellent essay by David Attwood. and here the link to Marks website:https://www.markparfitt.org/#/overhouse ...

Slipstream

 25 Oct - 9 Nov Ceramics by former and current students and staff celebrates artistic expression in clay - something we have been doing here at TAFE for 50 years. [caption id="attachment_4528" align="alignleft" width="483"] Kathy Allam Adaption, ceramic, recycled plastic[/caption] The Ceramic Students Association, in cooperation with North Metro TAFE, will be sponsoring two public events as part of the Slipstream Exhibition: Warrick Palmateer: 1pm 26 October 2019 Warrick Palmateer in conversation with John Teschendorff to explore his evolution from TAFE student to accomplished artist. Hot on the heels of his major exhibition with Pippin Drysdale late last year, Warrick’s participation in Slipstream is a cornerstone of the exhibition and a guiding light for future ceramic artists. Exhibiting: Perspectives, Pathways and Possibilities  1pm  30 October  panel discussion examining the role of exhibiting in the career path of the emerging artist - perspectives on how developing artists should think about exhibiting their work - when to exhibit, which work to select, pricing philosophies, and understanding when you have been successful are just a few of the many topics this panel will cover....

BETWEEN THE SHEETS – Artists’ Books Exhibition 2019

30 August – 21 September [caption id="attachment_4501" align="alignleft" width="678"] Dorothea Fleiss, Secretum Paeninsulam Indosinensem; paper, acrylic, thread; 12 x 23 x 13.5; unique state[/caption]                             An exhibition challenging notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, wordsmiths, painters, sculptors, textile and digital artists, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art-of-books. Presented by Gallery East. ARTIST TALK 2pm SAT 7 SEPTEMBER:  Paul Uhlmann,  Artist and Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University participating artists: 70 works by 59 artists from 7 countries Australia: New South Wales: Lee Bethel; Caelli Jo Brooker; Lisa Giles; Avril Makula; Jane Simon; Yvette Sullivan; Marama Warren. Queensland: Dr. Rhi Johnson; Lorraine Lamothe; Sue Poggioli. South Australia; Beth Evans Victoria: Lyn Ashby; Alex Hamilton; Petr Herel; Debbie Hill; Deborah Klein; Lesley O'Gorman: Peter Ward Western Australia: Gabriela Antonini; Susanna Castleden; Christopher Crouch;  Claire Davenhall; Martin Dickie; Robyn Foster; Shanti Gelmi; Louise Grimshaw;  Chloe Henderson; Penny Hudson;, Shana James;  Pam Langdon; Lesley Le Grove; Monica Lukowska; Elisa Markes-Young; Cherish Marrington; Jacky McFarlane; Clyde McGill; Shona McGregor; Melanie McKee; Dragicia Milunovic; Jánis Nedéla; Annette Nykiel; Marcella Polain; Layli Rakhsha; Sherry Paddon; Judy Rogers; Anne Shilo; Catherine Schultz;  Annette Seeman; Lydia Trethewey; Paul Uhlmann; Vanessa Wallace; Gera Woltjer. Brazil: Grupo Gralha Azul Germany: Dorothea Fleiss Italy: Virginia Milici Latvia: Anda Munkevica Lithunania: Kęstutis Vasiliūnas United States of America: Cristina de Almeida catalogue is available: $5 hard copy or details online: https://galleryeast.com.au/general/books%202019/main.htm [caption id="attachment_4502" align="alignleft" width="813"] Robyn Foster The Universe is in the Puddles’ watercolour, paper, ink, watercolour, gouache, thread. unique state[/caption]...

Showroom in the Shopfront

20 Aug - 3 Sept Get a peek into the windows at our 149 Beaufort St Shopfront to see what’s cooking in the Product Design Studios at NMTAFE.  It’s free and it’s open all the time. https://nmt3ddesign.wixsite.com/showroom-19 Or just start learning yourself: https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/industries/creative-industries/product-design   ...

Dave Walters video for Mens Health Week

Men's Health Week To promote Men's Health Week, we are pleased to present this short video “Don't Tell Me How To Feel” by Dave Walters. Dave has been completely immersed in the photographic industry during the past few years. Named North Metropolitan TAFE Photography Student of the Year in 2017, he has gone on to be awarded at both State (AIPP WAEPPA Gold with Distinction Print Award 2018) and National levels (2 x AIPP APPA National Silver Print Awards 2018). These still images represent a larger body of work, a personal project that explores themes of social anxiety, identity and sense of self through conceptual photographs comprising a series of 24 still images and further cross-media components which come together to produce a short film presentation. the video link is now finished but you acn more by Dave You can see more of Dave's work at: www.davewaltersphotography.com.au   ...