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troublemag | May 28, 2017

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Listing State WA

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Luminous: 15 Years of the Tom Malone Prize
Until 25 Jun

Now in its fifteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. Featuring this year’s 10 short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello. The exhibition will include this year’s shortlist and the works from all past winners of the Prize.

Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak
Until 13 Aug

Some artists just have to speak. Some stories need to be told. Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Artists include; Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Brenda L Croft, Sandra Hill, Lesley Murray and Christopher Pease.

Micro Galleries – Garden and Sky
Until Sep

The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display, focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions. Artists featured are Pantjiti Mary McLean, Patrick Mung Mung, George Haynes, Howard Taylor, Brad Rimmer, Tony Clark and William Delafield Cook.

Objects Gallery – Gifts to the Fallen
Until 9 Jul

A pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective.

Craft & Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Until 20 May

This dedicated space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

1 April – 21 May
Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle

Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle’s social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the spectacular events surrounding the emergence of the Sannyasins in the 1980s. Artists include Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Joshua Webb, Bevan Honey, Joseph London, Dave Brophy and Loren Holmes. Orange is co-curated by artist and Sannyasin child Sohan Ariel Hayes and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Dr Ric Spencer. 

8 April – 21 May
Revealed Exhibition

The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art.

27 May — 16 July
Jess Johnson | Hex Nemesis

Jess Johnson (AUS/USA) transforms the gallery with a wallpaper and video installation based on the densely patterned and constructed worlds in her drawings, populated with recurring fleshy forms, symbols, architectural features and humanoid figures.


Presented as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival and curated by Amy Marjoram (VIC), Warp explores the way our increasingly screen-dominated lives are affecting our perception of reality. Artists include Tom Blake (WA), Ellen Broadhurst (WA), Dale Buckley (WA), Lou Hubbard (VIC), Georgie Mattingley (VIC), Michael Meneghetti (VIC), Georgie Roxby Smith (VIC) and Andrew Varano (WA).

Claire Robertson | Far From Here

In a video installation of cinematic proportions, Claire Robertson leads the viewer through large-scale, multi-channel projections that capture uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps of the Pilbara Region. Far From Here was originally developed for Next Wave Festival 2016.

Trevor Bly & Patrick Doherty | One street from happiness

One street from happiness is an exhibition of experimental prints and paintings by WA urban artists Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty which explores ideas of locality, identity, spirituality and historical conflict.

Marcus Beilby | Sightings

Drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection, Sightings brings together a body of new paintings and artworks by Fremantle realist Marcus Beilby.