Past Exhibitions

Witnessing Nepal

8 -13 May A fundraising event featuring the work of Tim Sexton and Kellie O’Donnell, seeks to create awareness and support the ongoing mission of Maiti Nepal, the leading anti-sex trafficking NGO in Nepal. Live auction event: Thursday 11th May  contact: nepal@timsextonphoto.com Featuring  original photographs taken throughout April 2015, this exhibition seeks to capture the timelessness of Nepal, its rich traditions, and the warmth of the Nepalese people.  With a range of landscapes, portraits, and street images, this week-long event will create awareness and raise funds to support the ongoing mission of Maiti Nepal, the leading anti-sex trafficking NGO in Nepal. Hours Tues to Sat 12-5pm Showcase Gallery, corner Aberdeen and Newcastle St, Northbridge...

Confluence by Boris Milas and Natalie Blom

19 to 29 April 12-6pm, Sat/Sun 12-5pm Landscape photography as an exploration of self and selfhood navigates WA from two contrasting perspectives - Blom's Wheatbelt reflections and Milas' migrant experience.  Confluence is the combined efforts of Boris Milas and Natalie Blom each attempting to visually navigate the landscape of Western Australia. Blom was born and raised in a small Wheatbelt community, while in contrast Milas was in born in Bosnia, immigrating to Australia as a teenager. Both artists’ favour the external medium of landscape photography as an exploration of self and selfhood. [caption id="attachment_3673" align="alignnone" width="500"] Boris Milas - Moora WA, giclee print from negative, June 2016[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3672" align="alignnone" width="454"] Natalie Blom - Cummins Street, giclee print from negative, November 2016[/caption]...

Flight by Neil Emmerson

20 April – 6 May Artist Talks 4.30pm Friday 21 April 12.30pm Wed 26 April  Emmerson’s immaculately conceived and executed works deal with issues of the gay experience, and he has twenty+ years of engagement with activism and political art. Although Neil Emmerson’s art practice is grounded in printmaking, his work engages with the expanded field of traditional print practice through the use of sculptural and installation formats, alternative materials, new technologies and the repeated image. His subject matter is political, both in terms of the critical focus it directs towards aspects of contemporary social and cultural life and its consistent projection of gay experience into the public realm. Emmerson’s use of textiles, garments and blankets gives his work a domestic and personal edge, but his themes are universal - he conflates historically established dichotomies - public/private, east/west, political/personal with the layering of forms to allow rich and varied readings.  Neil Emmerson is an Australian artist living and working in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is a senior lecturer and Head of the Print Studio at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. He has been exhibiting work for the past 25 years and has work in major collections in Australia, such as the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. He was the winner of the 2006 Fremantle Print Award.   closed right though Easter and Anzac Day, otherwise Mon-Fri 10-4.45, sat 12-4 [caption id="attachment_3741" align="alignleft" width="244"] Semaphore 01[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3742" align="alignleft" width="370"] (frost) TNN[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3743" align="alignleft" width="311"] (I must confess...

Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition 2017

18 March – 8 April Mon-Fri 10am-4.45pm; Sat 12-4pm floor talk:  2pm Sat 18 March  Robert Heather, Director of New England Regional Museum & founder of 3.0 Artists Books  On-Line Forum  Gallery East presents an exhibition of 78 works by 61 artists from 9 countries challenging the notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, wordsmiths, textile artists, painters, sculptors and digital artists, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art of books to inspire and captivate the viewer. [caption id="attachment_3657" align="alignnone" width="500"] Pam Langdon, Britannica Metamorphosis[/caption]...

Re-imagining the Display Home by Fiona Harman

[caption id="attachment_3654" align="alignnone" width="500"] Fiona Harman, 2015. Lost Horizon, oil on canvas, 80 x 130cm[/caption] launches 6pm Thurs 2 March 3 - 11 March This exhibition brings together Fiona Harman’s body of work developed over a four-year creative practice PhD through the School of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Curtin University. Over the course of this research, Harman’s approach to painting shifts from seeking to subvert the aspirational display home, to encouraging sensed and felt responses to place that engages with the evocative potential of the suburban landscape in Australia....

Ngala Wongga – cultural significance of languages in the Goldfields by Martine Perret and Jonathan Mustard

On show 4 - 25 Feb   ARTIST TALK 2pm SATURDAY 11 FEB A photo exhibition and multimedia projection through floating layers of tulle fabric  with exquisite and rare audio of Aboriginal Elders sharing stories and songs. Ngala Wongga is an immersive & multi-sensorial installation of sound & image drawing attention to the need to preserve at-risk Indigenous languages in the Goldfields of WA by documenting the last handful of remaining speakers & their physical & cultural connection to their lands. WE URGE YOU TO LOOK AND LISTEN VIA THIS LINK - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2016/sep/30/the-survival-of-australias-endangered-languages-an-audio-photo-essay?CMP=share_btn_link [caption id="attachment_3638" align="alignnone" width="500"] glenys-williams-in-claypan at Wiluna[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3639" align="alignnone" width="500"] Levi & Keneisha in the Claypan. Wiluna. by Martine Perret.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3640" align="alignnone" width="500"] Salt Lakes near kalgoorlie, goldfields by Martine Perret[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3641" align="alignnone" width="500"] ngala wonnga projection by martine perret[/caption] The installation comprises portraiture and aerial photographic images of country to examine the interconnectedness of people with the land. Through multi-exposure layered photography, the portraits and landscapes are woven together as artworks and presented with video projection, alongside the recording of their languages, music and stories. It is a conceptual body of work designed to reach beyond the pure documentary style typical of modern photojournalism allowing Martine to explore her own creative aesthetics & providing a rare opportunity for viewers to engage with some of the world’s oldest & most endangered languages. Martine is a French-born, Australian photographer based in Margaret River, WA, whose professional career as a freelance photojournalism took her to Timor-Leste in 2003. For the next decade she worked for the United Nations as a peacekeeping mission photographer documenting life in conflict zones such as Burundi, South Sudan, East Timor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and most recently in West Africa during the Ebola crisis at the height of the response. Ngala Wongga is a collaboration between Martine Perret, project producer, photographer and multimedia with digital production technician, video and sound designer Jonathan Mustard.  Field liaison and cultural guidance in the Goldfields by Gary Cooper, the project was supported by Department of Culture and the Arts WA.      ...

BETA BLOCKER by Miik Green (pop up)

Tuesday December 6 – Thursday December 8, 2016 Showcase Gallery, North Metropolitan TAFE [caption id="attachment_3510" align="alignnone" width="500"] Miik Green and Chad Peacock, Shifting states: mikros kosmos, 2014. Image courtesy the artist.[/caption]   Immerse yourself in a paradoxical experience and embrace the lustrous surfaces and colours of Miik Green’s BETA BLOCKER pop-up exhibition presented at TAFE by ‘ART ON THE MOVE. This exhibition showcases Miik Green’s Xylem series, large-scale paintings on aluminium panels combining unlike material, sealed within layers of resin. The term beta blocker references a class of drugs that combat various heart conditions, and links the ideas of tension and disequilibrium in arts practice with the biological. Miik Green’s artworks draw from cell-staining techniques and biological pigmentation, where colour can define abnormalities or infection. In the bio-sciences, colour is often strikingly evident and can be used to identify, map, trace and visualise cells and cell components under a microscope. In a similar manner, Green injects, drags and extracts liquid materials, pigments and chemicals, yet allows the paintings to evolve independently of his hand. ‘ART ON THE MOVE acknowledges our event sponsor Millennium Removals. www.artonthemove.com.au |  artmoves@artonthemove.com.au Miik Green and Chad Peacock, Shifting states: mikros kosmos, 2014. Image courtesy the artist....

Belongingness by Yi-Wen Liu

10-19 NOV  Wennie was one of the outstanding TAFE grads of 2015. Her she explores what it is to belong, and how that struggle can bind as well as liberate in her sculptural and live works. For her, Belongingness is the desire of every story’s end. view  Tues 15 Nov - Thurs  17 Nov  wennyliu1304001@gmail.com [caption id="attachment_3451" align="alignnone" width="435"] Belongingness by Yi-Wen Liu[/caption]    ...

Unclean & Hateful Birds by ish Marrington

26 Nov - 3 Dec New erotic works by ish Marrington - a series of voyeuristic drawings exploring characters uniquely eroticised through elaborate and theatrical costuming. Tues to Sat 12-5 at our  Shopfront Gallery, 149 Beaufort St ...