‘A MAKESHIFT WORLD’ LYLE BRANSON
Exhibition runs 16 April – 28 April 2021
Opening event Friday 14 April, 5.30-7.30pm (rsvp essential, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/149651374289)
A Makeshift World is a project Lyle Branson started during his Artist Residency at Fremantle Art Centre in 2019. He began to make dioramas using reject photos from previous projects and other materials and objects that he had lying around the studio. With this process, he constructs dystopian landscapes with surreal figures in the foreground, adding lighting to give a theatrical scenery to the photos.
‘FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW’ CREATE CONNECT EXHIBITION
Exhibition runs 30 April – 12 May 2021
An exhibition by the group of artists that make up Create Connect, Victoria Park Centre
for the Arts’ visual art program for people living with an intellectual disability. A
celebration and presentation of some of their works to date.
With strong connections to Nulsen Disability Services and As We Are for many years,
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts is currently running music and visual art sessions,
allowing people with intellectual disabilities to explore artistic practices with professional
‘ROB’S YODYSSEY: THE ART OF LIVING WELL WITH YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA’
Exhibition runs 2 April – 14 April 2021
This exhibition is a collection of abstract and vivid paintings that have emerged since Rob Anson’s diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia in 2018. The body of work seeks to highlight the life of people living with Younger Onset Dementia (under 65 years at the time of diagnosis) and the struggles that both the person with the illness and their carers go through.
‘SOME FOREIGN LANDS’ SHANNON FRANKIS
Exhibition runs 19 March – 31 March 2021
Shannon paints atmospheric landscapes that combine both representational elements, such as trees and figures, with abstract mark making within the same pictorial space. Figures of youth in rolling landscapes, dead trees, swirls of paint, big skies and black drips all make up the aesthetic of one work. For the artist, this creates a new psychological and invented world that can only exist in a painting.
‘DRAWING ME BACK/HOME’ KIRRALEA BIRCH
5 March – 17 March 2021
A return to earth narrative is ever present in Kirralea Birch’s work. Listen carefully and you can hear the ocean breeze and songbirds.
Her video and photography work are part companion, part performance, and part witness.
It is a portal to a time long forgotten where process disarms product.
She brings her shadow into the light and polarises time with echoes of silence.
A stillness that was once a way of life lives on here.
‘CLOSED POSE’ VERENA MARMION
19 February – 3 March 2021
The works in this exhibition depict the model in what artists refer to as being ‘closed pose’. Physically, this means that the figure is hunched or as their limbs crossing the body. Psychologically, the poetry of the closed pose captures nuances of experience not typically expressed in the classical poses of life drawing. The more common open pose is idealised, assertive, present and direct whereas a closed pose is more introspective, reflective and protective. Open pose is directed at the outer world and closed pose – the inner.
‘SHOOK’ GROUP SHOW
9 February – 17 February 2021
An exhibition of new works created during or reflecting upon a strange and ruthless year.
Exhibiting Artists: Betty Poulsen, Jacob Smith, Jae Criddle, Peter Carlino, Rosie Vinicombe, Sonja Danilovic, Tom Freeman
Supported by Town of Victoria Park
‘OUR HOUSE IS MADE OF STRAW’ COVID CUBBIES COLLABORATION
25 January – 2 February 2021
‘Our house is made of straw’ is an exhibition of the drawings and shelters created in the covid cubbies workshops. These workshops were run by artist and architect Nicole Francois, assisted by Beth Scholey. Participants joined Nicole and Beth to draw, write, design, build, play and dream about shelter and undertake a series of evolving cubbies. The cubbies are woven of straw, branches, leaves, rope, paper, fabric and twine, exploring what ‘shelter’ means in these vulnerable times of global pandemic. Supported by Town of Victoria Park.
‘ENSPIRITED’ KEVIN MCCABE
27 November – 16 December 2020
The theme running through ‘Enspirited’ is the mystery and symbology of the Sacred and the Feminine. The work begins with found images from catalogues, magazines and the artists own personal photo collection. These often quite mundane images are juxtaposed, manipulated and re-contextualised to evoke new meaning, new mystery and new beauty.
‘IMAGES OF JIRDARUP PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION’
6 November – 25 November 2020
Friends of Jirdarup Bushland invited the community to photograph the much beloved local flora, fauna, and landscape of Jirdarup Bushland, to go into the running to win from a $3000 prize pool.
The exhibtion shows 60 glorious photos of Jirdarup Bushland chosen from almost 800 entries in the competition. Featuring finalists in the Flora, Fauna, Landscape/Habitat & Junior Photographer Awards. Visit the Gallery before 19th November to vote in the Rotary Club of Victoria Park People’s Choice Award!
‘NATURE AND NURTURE’ IDA KILLIGREW
19 October – 4 November 2020
In this exhibition the artist’s aim is to illustrate, in a colourful, lighthearted and sometimes whimsical way aspects of life which are of underlying importance to most of humanity, that is our connection to the environment (nature), and our interactions with other people (nurture).
‘HEAD SPACE’ SHERYL CHANT
25 September – 14 October 2020
“That the thoughts of worry and despair fly about your head,
This you cannot change.
But that they build nests in your hair,
This you can prevent.”
This ancient Chinese proverb forms the essence of Sheryl Chant’s work. Creating with clay enables Sheryl to smile at her worries.
Head Space is an exhibition celebrating WA Mental Health Week 2020.
‘SAVOR’ SETE TELE
4 September – 23 September 2020
Artist Talk: Saturday 19 September, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
‘Savor’ is a body of installation based participatory performance works about regret, grief and heartache. These new works have a synergy with health and conservation. The artist sees the earth as being our mother who is alarmed by what is happening to her. The health of our environment and our ecosystem is reflected in the health of the inhabitants.
‘BALI BALI TORAJA’
14 August – 2 September 2020
A conversation and relationship with Balinese traditional Kamasan art masters and traditional painters over twelve years curated by Paul Trinidad.
‘BIRDS SING OUT OF TUNE’ MEMBERS’ & PRINTMAKERS’ SHOW
24 July – 12 August 2020
We have all been facing an unseen force sweeping across the world. The world is changing beyond our control which is not what we are used to. Artists provide a window into imagination, understanding and vision.
‘YEYE WINDANG DJANG’ LEA TAYLOR
6 July – 22 July 2020 (Open Saturday 11 July from 1-4pm)
‘Yeye Windang Djang’ (Today’s Old Needle) is a collection of Lea Taylor’s traditional and contemporary Aboriginal weaving. A mix of natural and hand-dyed fibres, both traditional and not so traditional, wood and other gifts from nature.
‘WHITE OUT, WIPE OUT’ OLIVIA JONES
12 June – 1 July 2020
White out, Wipe out focuses on the positivity of humanity, bringing attention to sensations of experience. The exhibition is a development of ideas from a 2017 project ’Lonely Together’.
‘I considered how painting can embody visceral experiences in an abstract manner’. The layering of oil paint and disruptions to the surface physically express this exploration.
‘BROKEN EARTH’ NICOLE FRANCOIS
22 May – 10 June 2020
An investigation in ceramics and drawing.
Exploring memories of a family property in drought, “Broken Earth” examines contemporary issues of climate change on a drying planet. The vivid childhood memory of a seven-year drought is used as a lens to examine our current environmental crisis. Nicole works in clay and on paper to explore ideas of memory, place and loss, demonstrating the fragility of our natural systems.
All profits to go to Bushfire relief.
‘ELEMENTAL’ JANE STONE
30 April – 20 May 2020
Reimagined patterns and colours in the landscape, caused by both natural forces and human intervention, using textile elements of stitch, thread, colour and line.
CREATE CONNECT EXHIBITION
March 30 – April 29 2020
An exhibition by the group of artists that make up Create Connect, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts’ visual art program for people living with a disability. A celebration and presentation of some of their works to date.
The ‘Create Connect’ workshops program is a recent revival of the long-running workshops that have been held here for over 10 years, with strong connections to Nulsen Disability Services and As We Are. We are currently running music and visual art sessions, allowing people with intellectual disabilities to explore artistic practices with professional support.
Artwork by Janet Burke
‘VICTORIA PARK GOTHIC’ GREG MOLLOY, ERIC C and CHERISH MARRINGTON
February 28 – March 25 2020
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Greg Molloy, Eric C and Cherish Marrington present a group exhibition with a darker disposition.
‘LIKENESS OF THE LINEAR LINE’ JESSICA WHITEMAN
February 14 – February 26 2020
Through the use of self-portraiture, how can etchings use a subjective mark to portray the likeness of the artist?
Jessica Whiteman explores how the artist can portray a unique representation of themselves through their subjective viewpoint and mark-making.
January 31 – February 12 2020
Tangent brought together the collective of artists, designers and makers who form an integral part of the Gifted and Talented
Visual Arts Program at Applecross Senior High School as tutors and teachers.