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Liam Nunan’s portrait of Jonny Hawkins wins 2019 Lester Prize

Sydney-based actor and artist Liam Nunan has been named the winner of the The Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture 2019. Nunan’s award winning work was a portrait of fellow actor and DJ Jonny Hawkins. The prize includes $50,000 cash donated by founding sponsor The Lester Group, plus two economy class return tickets to any Singapore […]

What’s on at Cool Change Contemporary this September

What’s on at Cool Change Contemporary this September

Local art gallery Cool Change Contemporary have revealed three new exhibits running across this month. Curtin University’s School of Art will be holding their annual fundraising exhibition in conjunction with the gallery, bringing the work of students and artists who work in the department to the space. Pay Me will host over 36 artist’s works […]

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Photographer Brianna Elton expands the boundaries of portraiture

Photographer Brianna Elton expands the boundaries of portraiture

The Perth Centre of Photography is presenting an exhibition of new work from photographer Brianna Elton. Elton won the centre’s Uncover award in 2017 which allows an artist to represent a body of work, it’s open to all forms of photography. Elton’s work in photography in in the realm of portraiture but she plays with […]

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Deb Elkes brings her brilliant crochet creations to Toodyay Fibre Festival

Deb Elkes brings her brilliant crochet creations to Toodyay Fibre Festival

If you’re a fan of Perth’s local drag scene, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of local artist Deb Elkes before. The local creator, mother and vocal LGBTIQ+ ally uses her crochet talents to make dazzling and bizarre creations from beyond the imagination. Deb has created everything from ballgowns to costumes to masks, […]

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Familiar faces among the finalists for the Archibald Prize

Familiar faces among the finalists for the Archibald Prize

Writer Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the many well known Australian’s captured for this year’s Archibald Prize. The prize is the most competitive portrait competition in Australia and draws thousands of visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. In 2019 a record 919 portraits were entered into […]

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‘Looking Now Anyone Here’ explores cruising and gay beats

‘Looking Now Anyone Here’ explores cruising and gay beats

A new exhibition opens at Paper Mountain on Friday May 10th. Looking Now Anyone Here examines the function, aesthetics and architecture of public toilets that serve as gay beats. ‘Beats’ are described as areas frequented by gay men and men who have sex with men, where cruising occurs. The exhibition investigates the cultural and historical significance […]

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Cool Change Contemporary announce new exhibitions

Cool Change Contemporary announce new exhibitions

Three new exhibitions are set to open at Cool Change Contemporary, the art space on Barrack Street in the city.   In Gallery 1, you’ll find Kate Webb and Natsumi de Dianous new collaborative work What Can Become Of It. The work explores the breakdown and merging of hierarchies and ways of viewing within the realms of […]

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Cottesloe Beach has transformed with Sculpture by the Sea

Cottesloe Beach has transformed with Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, has returned to transform the famous white sands of Cottesloe Beach until March 18. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, which is Perth’s largest free to the public event, attracting an estimated 240,000 visitors to explore the art and […]

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Photographer Richard Matias heads to Sydney to exhibit his work

Photographer Richard Matias is heading to Sydney for a major exhibition of his work. The beaches and beauty of the West Coast will be on display for everyone heading to Mardi Gras to check out. OUTinPerth caught up with Richard Matias ahead of his trip. How does the work in your new exhibition progress from […]

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Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe this March

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe this March

Cottesloe Beach will once again become a beautiful backdrop for the 15th annual Sculpture by the Sea. The much-loved exhibition has grown over the years into one of Perth’s largest free public events, attracting hundreds-of-thousands to see the wonders on the shore. This year more than 70 Australian and international artists will showcase their work […]

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