Exhibitions

happy new year 2020@gallerycentral

we will see you in Feb 2020 c2020 - Creative Industries at NMTAFEWe have had many names and evolutions but it all started back in 1900 on St Georges Terrace when Perth Technical College commenced training in art and design.Since then thousands of our graduates have gone on to forge careers in art and design.Our staff and graduates are a crucial part of the development of our rich cultural life in Western Australia and further afield. We couldn’t be prouder of them! Eric Schneider, untitled digital image 3 – 21 FEBRUARYSTUFF - NMTAFE art design lecturersOur graduates all have one thing to say - the lecturing and technical staff at TAFE were an inspiration. In this show of staff work, selected former lecturers exhibit alongside our current team. Veta Holmes APRON perform 3 - 20 MARCH SHINE - best grads of 2019Every year we select the best of graduates of the previous year to show off the achievements of our students - Visual Art, Photography, 3D Product Design & Object Jewellery Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Screen & Media, Animation & Games. Mark Parfitt, Overhouse Roof Climb 27 MARCH - 17 APRILMARK PARFITT - OverhouseAn 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. Tami Peasantography Family portrait, woven paper digital print laminated cut 24 APRIL - 16 MAYTAMI XIANG - PeasantographyXiang 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. Graduates in residenceIan Strange, Ned Reilly with Chloe Clements, Leona Hiltz & Reegan Jackson, Eric C ...

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   ...

NAIDOC Exhibition – I see you, I hear you

8 - 27 July The body employs a non-verbal language through our faces, our gestures, what we wear and our adornments. In this exhibition for NAIDOC 2019, a range of established and emerging Indigenous artists, including student designers, tell a story of standing strong and proud, sharing and celebrating their heritage and culture. Review online by Stephen Bevis: https://www.seesawmag.com.au/news/body-language-speaks-on-many-levels/ [caption id="attachment_4470" align="alignleft" width="425"] Darren Stockwell, Hybrid Me, digital print[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4417" align="alignleft" width="280"] Christopher Pease-Flora and Fauna 3_oil on canvas 2014 courtesy Gallerysmith Melbourne[/caption]...

From Another View Creative Fellowship Exhibition

31 May – 22 June  The State Library of WA in partnership with the Minderoo Foundation presents a contemporary reimagination project of John Forrest’s 1874 trek from Geraldton to Adelaide from 7 May. At Gallery Central, creative responses to exploration and living on Country by Aboriginal Creative Fellows from Yamaji Country, Western Desert and Ngaanyatjarra Lands alongside Queensland artist Bill Gannon. Yamaji Art in Geraldton will focus on traditional cultural knowledge of water and water sources considering John Forrest relied on Aboriginal trackers and Yamaji peoples’ knowledge to locate water. Tjukurba Art Gallery at Wiluna represent the Western Desert region focussing on landscape and foods in their area at the start of the Canning Stock Route. Wilurarra Creative, based in Warburton, share the experience of being on country through the unique perspective of Ngaanyatjarra young people. Walking between two worlds, of traditional Ngaanyatjarra culture and contemporary Australia, Ngaanyatjarra young people maintain an unbroken and continuous knowledge of and connection to the lands that John Forrest could only study. Creative Fellow Bill Gannon, a non-Indigenous artist, visited sites along the historical trek in 2018. Part of the field work was guided by Traditional Owners and led to works in response to the history and themes of the trek. https://fromanotherview.blog/   [caption id="attachment_4394" align="alignleft" width="416"] John Forest party leaving Perth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4393" align="alignleft" width="390"] Canning Stock Route[/caption]...

neXus

12 -30 March Curated by graduate Pascal Proteau, a collection of TAFE art graduates make works alone and together that flesh out the relationships between people, the connections and the separations that we encounter in both life and art practice. Features  Claire Bailey, Pascal Proteau, Lisa Dymond, Lauren Broom, Carmel Warner, Stephen Genovese, Marian Giles. Curated by Pascal Proteau. Stephen Genovese_The Living [Palmerston Street, Latitude -31.942762°, Longitude 115.857606°]...

Possibilities

23 - 27 Feb Emerging artists/TAFE students in the shopfront at 149 Beaufort St Launches 5pm Fri 22 Feb View Sat 23, Mon 25 and Wed 27 Fen 1-5.30pm....

Rare Scenes from the Art Collection

9 Jan – 13 Feb Mon to Fri 10-4.45 Saturday Sunday closed  Rare Scenes offers visitors a look at some important works from our Collection that are not often seen.  Featuring works by Michele ELIOTT, Marina KAILIS, Margaret RUANE, Eva FERNANDEZ, Cherry HOOD, Connie PETRILLO, Akio MAKIGAWA, Angela STEWART, Stuart ELLIOTT and Tony JONES ...