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PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is set to re-open its doors next month with the beloved Hatched: National Graduate Show. The 29th edition of Hatched will exhibit the work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every state and territory in Australia across all of PICA’s gallery spaces. A key event as part of PICA’s ongoing commitment […]

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Stunning photograph wins ‘Love in London’ competition

Stunning photograph wins ‘Love in London’ competition

An image of a proposal at London Pride has won this year’s Love in London photo competition. Despite the UK lockdown hundreds of thousands of Londoners have flocked online to support the ‘Love in London’ photography competition, with a beautiful photo of a proposal at London Pride 2019 being voted the winner. This is the […]

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Heathcote Gallery to host two intriguing exhibitions

Heathcote Gallery to host two intriguing exhibitions

The Heathcote Cultural Precinct is Melville is presenting two new exhibitions in their Main Gallery and new Project Space this April, Apparition (pictured) by artist Harvey Mullen and Altar’d Lament by artist group Masonik. Apparition is a solo exhibition by artist and printmaker Harvey Mullen. In a time of increasing sensitivity to climate change, the exhibition examines […]

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‘WOMXN: Hard and Soft’ exhibition coming to Spectrum Project Space

‘WOMXN: Hard and Soft’ exhibition coming to Spectrum Project Space

A new exhibition is coming to Edith Cowan University’s exhibition space, exploring the experiences of women and non-binary people. WOMXN: Hard and Soft brings together the work of female and non-binary artists studying or graduated from ECU, delving into the overarching theme of ‘Hard and Soft’. Curated by Olivia Colja, the works aethetically and metaphorically […]

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Jo Darbyshire explores mental health history in ‘Tales of the Surreal’

Tales of the Surreal is a solo exhibition by Jo Darbyshire about the history of mental health, a response to Heathcote Hospital site and investigating the archives of the oral history collection from Heathcote Hospital which existed on the gallery site from 1928 until 1994. Jo presents a body of work, installation, sculptural works and […]

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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 […]

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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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