Past Exhibitions

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 ...

past shows

27 Oct – 5 Nov No Second Prize Artists concerned for the welfare of all animals show cruelty free art works. (Non) punters are invited to a celebratory event that provides a ‘sweepstake free’ alternative to the Melbourne Cup. Curator Claire Bushby. ALTERNATIVE TO MELBOURNE CUP lunch event   Tuesday 1 Nov  $10   rsvp gallery@nmtafe.wa.edu.au [caption id="attachment_3450" align="alignnone" width="369"] Platero y Yo _detail_ by Eva Fernández 2015[/caption]   22 - 30 Oct shopfront What’s touch got to do with it by Jess Boyce, Jazmin Mckechnie, Sarah Wood. Exploring the ambiguities & complexities of presence & absence. How does one experience far away or imaginary places? Is it even possible to truly experience something without physical touch or sensation? [caption id="attachment_3453" align="alignnone" width="500"] Jess Boyce, Shadow (work in progress), digital image[/caption] 22 - 29 Oct showcase Stains by Ben Mitchell Paintings on plywood that explore ways in which a repurposed object can be given new life. Stains explores geometric forms, monochromatic colour fields and mark making . 22 - 30 Oct shopfront RESIDENCY Just Hold On by Claire Krouzecky Continuing her romance with the notion of ‘home,’ Claire Krouzecky’s project uses the shopfront as part-studio, part-exhibit incorporating installation and site-specific intervention, experimenting with sound and light - mediums that express time, its passing, and its overlapping in memory. Continuing a collaboration with Darren Cook, with live-broadcast to New York.     cathartic in the showcase gallery eight artists working together in close quarters and inviting the public to join them in ‘cathartic processes’ – a series of art making activities and workshops, centered around coming to terms with mental health issues through understanding, reducing stigma and practice of ‘letting go’. Workshop participants can expect to leave having had an opportunity to scream out their frustrations, transform unwanted garments in to wearable art, face their reflection, let go of accumulated junk, and be part of an act of collective storytelling through poetry, written and spoken word. contact:  Giselle or Ned on deadlineperth@gmail.com or 0404 699 770 ...

FLOW

27 Sept - 15 Oct hours 10-430 m-f, 12-4 sat Artists trained at TAFE have a great reputation as makers. In this exhibition, graduates from years gone by show work that teases out the tension between solidity and liquidity in sculpture or in some way addresses the mechanics of fluids. Kathy Allam, David Brophy, Miik Green, Paul Kaptein, Angela McHarrie, Karen Millar, Lisa Dymond, Helen Seiver, Pascal Proteau, Sarah Wilkinson [caption id="attachment_3436" align="alignnone" width="500"] Lisa Dymond - Creative Flow (detail) laminated marine ply, photo Pascal Proteau[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3457" align="alignnone" width="500"] Karen Millar ceramic artwork[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3458" align="alignnone" width="490"] Paul Kaptein_ strum the pipa [empty gesture #2)[/caption] ...

final grad shows 2016

  Billy Blue Interior Design view: Friday 16 Dec, 10-3pm     NOW FINISHED Industrial Design    view: 9-12 Nov, weekdays 10-4.45pm, Sat 12-4 Graphic Design         view: 17-19 Nov, weekdays 10-4.45pm, Sat 12-4 Photography view: 23-26 November, weekdays 10-4.45pm, Sat 12-4 Fashion & Textiles Design parade - Perth Town Hall Friday 25 November Visual Arts & Craft /Jewellery Design view: 1-10 Dec, weekdays 10-4.45pm, Sat 12-4...

BLEND 43 by James Cooper – shopfront

Cooper explores heta-uma (bad-good) within contemporary drawing and painting, looking towards anti style and fringe graffiti and the recurring themes of appropriation throughout these subcultures. Resisting skill and seriousness, disparate references are channelled through a naïve aesthetic; creating amalgamations of collected imagery and popular culture.  22 Sept- 1 Oct   [caption id="attachment_3445" align="alignnone" width="500"] R.I.P IN PEACE (Don't Tread on Me, Kilroy) House paint & enamel on canvas 170 x 220 cm[/caption]    ...