Current Exhibition

Creative Kids Art Club 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Exhibition runs: 17 September – 29 September 2021

Weekend Gallery open hours: Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sept 10am-4pm

Creative Kids Art Club has been inspiring children in Perth for 10 years with after school art classes, holiday programs, birthday parties and community events.

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Exhibition and see some of the amazing works created. Works exhibited include printmaking, painting on canvas, collage, drawing and watercolours created by Creative Kids aged 5 to 8 years and Art Club students aged 9 to 14 years.

 


Upcoming Exhibitions

‘TEXTile: The subversive stitch’ Anne Farren and Joy Denise Scott

Exhibition Opening: Friday 1 October 2021, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Floor Talk and Poetry Reading: Saturday 9 October 2021, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Exhibition runs: 2 October – 13 October 2021

TEXTile: the subversive stitch is a contemporary textiles exhibition which presents works that explore notions of identity, feeling, memory and place through the application of both new and traditional textile and stitching practices.

Opening Night
This exhibition opening night will be launched by Christopher Crouch, writer, artist and scholar.
Registration essential. Get your tickets here

Floor Talk and Poetry Reading
On this day, Anne Farren will give a floor talk on her practice and works in the exhibition.
Joy Denise Scott will share some of her poetry from which this current body of work has evolved.
Registration essential. Get your tickets here.

(Pictured: Anne Farren)




‘Mandalas of Light – Mandalas of Life’ Irena Quinn

Exhibition Opening: TBC
Exhibition runs: 15 October – 27 October 2021

The exhibition ‘Mandalas of Light – Mandalas of Life’ celebrates the abundance of mandalas in different forms, shapes, types and dimensions. They are explored through painting, textiles, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and even baking.

The exhibition invites the discovery and rediscovery of the meaning and application of
mandalas in many spheres of human life. As part of the exhibition, Irena will deliver a talk on the famous Russian symbolist artist Michael Vrubel (1856-1910) and facilitate a workshop ‘Creative power of Mandalas – Ursula Irrgang’s method’.


‘Flight’ Designing Women

Exhibition Opening: 29 October 2021, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Exhibition runs: 29 October – 9 November 2021
Gallery open hours: Monday 10am – 2.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

As a group of textile artists, we have explored the theme of “Flight”. Our creativity can be seen in the variety of responses. As a collaborative group there is a beautiful collection of feathers used to dress a model. As recyclers we have made a vast collection of sardine cans now illustrating aspects of flight. Embroidery hoops show many aspects of flight including the flight of refugees, air travel flight paths and the flight of endangered birds.

Creativity can be seen in both three-dimensional and two-dimensional pieces. Explore the exhibition to identify what flight is depicted.

(Pictured: Dorothy Treasure)


‘Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Western Desert Art’

Exhibition runs: 12 November – 15 November 2021

The Laverton Aboriginal Art Gallery exhibits and sells art works and artefacts by local artists and artists from several Art Centres in remote communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Western Desert area which neighbours the Shire of Laverton.

Most of the Laverton artists and those working through these centres are connected, with artists often travelling back to stay with family in these communities and conversely people from these communities coming to stay in Laverton for extended periods.

For most of the artists the opportunity to paint and sell their artworks provides a way of not only expressing and sharing their culture and stories, but also a way of earning some extra income.

(Pictured: Tjawina Porter)


‘Images of Jirdarup 2021 Photography Competition and Exhibition’

Exhibition Opening: TBC
Exhibition runs: 17 November – 8 December 2021

For the second year in a row, the award-winning Friends of Jirdarup Bushland are organising the ‘Images of Jirdarup Photography Competition & Exhibition’. Featuring the new category ‘Black Cockatoos’ and with 60 images in five unique categories, the exhibition promises to showcase the natural beauty of Vic Park’s very own Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, whilst demonstrating the extraordinary level of photographic talent in our local community.

Details and photo entries via the website www.fojb.org.au

  


Past Exhibitions
‘A Brush with Life’ En Plein Air Perth Group Exhibition

Exhibition runs: 3 September – 15 September 2021

Artists capture a moment in time, telling a story with a brush, paint, ink and pencil to interpret what they see around them. 

En Plein Air Perth (EPAP) was founded in late 2016 by three local Perth artists. En Plein Air painting is the act of painting outdoors and is characterised by artworks completed while outside in the environment. 

(Pictured: EPAP York Hillside Watercolour – Sue Liddicoat)

En Plein Air artists panorama painting on the Victoria Park foreshore 2021

A Creative Collaboration – in the Open Air

11 En Plein Air Perth artists, 6 full sheets of watercolour paper, palettes of paints and a mix of brushes, stepped up on a chilly early morning at the Victoria Park foreshore of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people and applied their watercolours to create a panorama.  Rotating every few minutes, each artist, followed on from the previous, to bring their vision to the art work.  An experiment in cooperation and collaboration.

View the action:   https://youtu.be/27XJM53wipk

(En Plein Air – from the French for “In the open air”)


‘Tri-Generation’ John Warwick and Alyce Goddard

Exhibition runs: 20 August – 1 September 2021

View Virtual Tour 

Tri-Generation is an exhibition where vintage and modern meet with a warm embrace. The two different bodies of work displayed were created by artists John Warwick and Alyce Goddard.

John Warwick has been a hobby artist for the majority of his life and has since become a working artist during his retirement. His skills and talent for art skipped a generation, only to flourish within his granddaughter Alyce Goddard. From Warwick’s traditional paintings and landscapes featuring whimsical, peaceful and mostly European flora and fauna (reflecting his childhood, playing within the same jaunt as Robin Hood once did), to Goddard’s playful and colourful portraits of women.

Tri-Generation is the combination of beautifully contrasting works, and is bound to capture audiences in a wide scope.


‘Out of Bounds’ Thomas Goates

Exhibition runs: 6 August – 18 August 2021

‘Out of Bounds’ features a collection of drawings and a video projection that combine to create a sensory experience of a glitch occurring within a video game environment.

Using the digital tools of virtual reality combined with projection, Thomas captures the movement and various perspectives that a glitch can distort. Both works serve as an interrogation of the visual qualities of a glitch through intense mark-making, space and atmosphere.


‘Unearthed: a Journey’ Jill Ansell Evening Acrylic Class Exhibition

Exhibition runs 23 July –  4 August 2021

Students who have been learning acrylic painting techniques under the guidance of local artist Jill Ansell, will be exhibiting their work in the exhibition ‘Unearthed: a Journey’.

The artists have created painted works that are interpretations of the theme ‘unearthed’.


‘From Bush Blossom Gallery’ Rob Wilson and Regina Donaldson

Exhibition runs 9 July – 21 July

View Virtual Tour

Bush Blossom Gallery, a social enterprise based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is proud to showcase the artworks of Noongar/Yamatji artist Rob Wilson and Maduwongga artist Regina Donaldson for NAIDOC 2021.

Bush Blossom Gallery is a meeting place for local artists, showcasing traditional and contemporary art with a focus on supporting Australian Indigenous artists from the Goldfields of Western Australia.


‘Perspectives from the Goldfields’ Jarrad Price, Michelle Warren & Mel Taylor

Exhibition runs 25 June – 7 July 2021

View Virtual Tour

Living in Kalgoorlie and it’s surrounds can be an unforgiving, rugged experience, especially those in the mining industry who face daily stressors such as relationships and mental health.

This collection of works by three established Kalgoorlie artists aims to both highlight and celebrate life in this country, from it’s beautiful landscapes to the people and characters that live in the WA Goldfields.


Members’ and Printmakers’ Show 2021

Exhibition runs 11 June – 23 June 2021 (midday)

View Virtual Tour
View Virtual model of ‘Printhaus’ (Vic Park Printmaking Group)

Our members have been invited to submit paintings, drawings, textiles, sculpture/ceramics, photography, printmaking and mixed-media works. This exhibition is a celebration of our community and our local talent.


Victoria Park Library 2021 Local History Photographic Awards

Exhibition runs 28 May – 9 June 2021

The Victoria Park Library hold the Local History Photographic Awards biannually. They are a great way for the community to celebrate and recognise the rich history of the Town of Victoria Park, and in the process be in the running for cash prizes. Submissions are added to the Town’s Local History Collection at the Victoria Park Library, becoming a permanent record of the past for future generations to reflect on and enjoy.

There is a time in which, every two years, that the library advertises and promotes the submission of entries into the awards. Following the closing date, judges assess the entries according to stated criteria in the entry form and choose the winners. An Awards ceremony is held and prizes given. Following this the entries are displayed for the public to view.


‘Art for Art’s Sake’ KZ Speech

Exhibition runs 14 May – 26 May 2021

The KZ Speech community of children, teenagers and adults from Perth and regional areas of Western Australia have worked collaboratively to produce artwork exploring what art means to them.

This annual exhibition proudly presents the creative talents of this community. It is the culmination of months of individual, paired and group activities which provided opportunities for these young artists to explore a range of art processes tailored to their interests and capabilities.

The exhibition title draws on the philosophy that the true value of art lies within the art itself separate from any other function.


‘From little things big things grow’ Create Connect Exhibition

Exhibition runs 3 May – 12 May 2021

View Online Tour

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 support.


‘A Makeshift World’ Lyl Branson

Exhibition runs 16 April – 28 April 2021

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.


‘Rob’s Yodyssey: The art of living well with Younger Onst Dementia’ Robert Anson

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

View the Online Catalogue

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 colaboration

25 January – 2 February 2021

View Online Tour

‘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.

A little film piece documenting ‘Our house is made of straw’, a project that Nicole Francois held for children earlier in the year at Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.

Film documentation by Oscar Harrold-Lhost


‘Enspirited’ Kevin McCabe

27 November – 16 December 2020

View the Online Catalogue

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

View Online Catalogue
View Online Tour

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.

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‘Savor’ Sete Tele

4 September – 23 September 2020 

View Online Catalogue here
View Online Tour

‘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.

SeteTele Falter cropped


‘Bali Bali Toraja’

14 August – 2 September 2020

View Online Tour

A conversation and relationship with Balinese traditional Kamasan art masters and traditional painters over twelve years curated by Paul Trinidad.

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‘Birds sing out of tune’ Members’ and Printmakers’ Show 2020

24 July – 12 August 2020

View Online Tour

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.

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‘Yeye Windang Djang’ Lea Taylor

6 July – 22 July 2020 

View Online Tour
View Online Catalogue here

‘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.

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‘White Out, Wipe Out’ Olivia Jones

12 June – 1 July 2020

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View Online Catalogue here

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.

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‘Broken Earth’ Nicole Francois

22 May – 10 June 2020

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Online Catalogue

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.

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‘Elemental’ Jane Stone

30 April – 20 May 2020

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Reimagined patterns and colours in the landscape, caused by both natural forces and human intervention, using textile elements of stitch, thread, colour and line.

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Create Connect Exhibition

March 30 – April 29 2020

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View Catalogue

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 

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‘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.

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‘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.

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‘Tangent’

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.

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Current Exhibition

‘Out of Bounds’ Thomas Goates

Exhibition Opening: Friday 6 August, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Exhibition runs: 6 August – 18 August 2021

‘Out of Bounds’ features a collection of drawings and a video projection that combine to create a sensory experience of a glitch occurring within a video game environment.

Using the digital tools of virtual reality combined with projection, Thomas captures the movement and various perspectives that a glitch can distort. Both works serve as an interrogation of the visual qualities of a glitch through intense mark-making, space and atmosphere.


Upcoming Exhibitions

‘Tri-Generation’ John Warwick and Alyce Goddard

Exhibition Opening: Friday 20 August, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Exhibition runs: 20 August – 1 September 2021

Weekend open hours: Saturday 21 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm 

Tri-Generation is an exhibition where vintage and modern meet with a warm embrace. The two different bodies of work displayed were created by artists John Warwick and Alyce Goddard.

John Warwick has been a hobby artist for the majority of his life and has since become a working artist during his retirement. His skills and talent for art skipped a generation, only to flourish within his granddaughter Alyce Goddard. From Warwick’s traditional paintings and landscapes featuring whimsical, peaceful and mostly European flora and fauna (reflecting his childhood, playing within the same jaunt as Robin Hood once did), to Goddard’s playful and colourful portraits of women.

Tri-Generation is the combination of beautifully contrasting works, and is bound to capture audiences in a wide scope.


‘A Brush with Life’ En Plein Air Perth Group Exhibition

3 September – 15 September 2021

Artists capture a moment in time, telling a story with a brush, paint, ink and pencil to interpret what they see around them. 

En Plein Air Perth (EPAP) was founded in late 2016 by three local Perth artists. En Plein Air painting is the act of painting outdoors and is characterised by artworks completed while outside in the environment. 

(Pictured: EPAP York Hillside Watercolour – Sue Liddicoat)


Creative Kids Art Club 10th Anniversary Exhibition

17 September – 29 September 2021

Weekend hours: Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sept 10am-4pm

Creative Kids Art Club has been inspiring children in Perth for 10 years with after school art classes, holiday programs, birthday parties and community events.

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Exhibition and see some of the amazing works created. Works exhibited include printmaking, painting on canvas, collage, drawing and watercolours created by Creative Kids aged 5 to 8 years and Art Club students aged 9 to 14 years.


Past Exhibitions

‘Unearthed: a Journey’ Jill Ansell Evening Acrylic Class Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: Friday 23 July from 5.30 – 7.30pm
Exhibition runs 23 July –  4 August 2021
Weekend open hours: Sat 24th and Sun 25th July, 11.00am – 2.00pm & Sun 1st Aug 11.00am – 2.00pm

Students who have been learning acrylic painting techniques under the guidance of local artist Jill Ansell, will be exhibiting their work in the exhibition ‘Unearthed: a Journey’.

The artists have created painted works that are interpretations of the theme ‘unearthed’.


‘From Bush Blossom Gallery’ Rob Wilson and Regina Donaldson

Exhibition runs 9 July – 21 July

View Virtual Tour

Bush Blossom Gallery, a social enterprise based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is proud to showcase the artworks of Noongar/Yamatji artist Rob Wilson and Maduwongga artist Regina Donaldson for NAIDOC 2021.

Bush Blossom Gallery is a meeting place for local artists, showcasing traditional and contemporary art with a focus on supporting Australian Indigenous artists from the Goldfields of Western Australia.


‘Perspectives from the Goldfields’ Jarrad Price, Michelle Warren & Mel Taylor

Exhibition runs 25 June – 7 July 2021

View Virtual Tour

Living in Kalgoorlie and it’s surrounds can be an unforgiving, rugged experience, especially those in the mining industry who face daily stressors such as relationships and mental health.

This collection of works by three established Kalgoorlie artists aims to both highlight and celebrate life in this country, from it’s beautiful landscapes to the people and characters that live in the WA Goldfields.


Members’ and Printmakers’ Show 2021

Exhibition runs 11 June – 23 June 2021 (midday)

View Virtual Tour
View Virtual model of ‘Printhaus’ (Vic Park Printmaking Group)

Our members have been invited to submit paintings, drawings, textiles, sculpture/ceramics, photography, printmaking and mixed-media works. This exhibition is a celebration of our community and our local talent.


Victoria Park Library 2021 Local History Photographic Awards

Exhibition runs 28 May – 9 June 2021

The Victoria Park Library hold the Local History Photographic Awards biannually. They are a great way for the community to celebrate and recognise the rich history of the Town of Victoria Park, and in the process be in the running for cash prizes. Submissions are added to the Town’s Local History Collection at the Victoria Park Library, becoming a permanent record of the past for future generations to reflect on and enjoy.

There is a time in which, every two years, that the library advertises and promotes the submission of entries into the awards. Following the closing date, judges assess the entries according to stated criteria in the entry form and choose the winners. An Awards ceremony is held and prizes given. Following this the entries are displayed for the public to view.


‘Art for Art’s Sake’ KZ Speech

Exhibition runs 14 May – 26 May 2021

The KZ Speech community of children, teenagers and adults from Perth and regional areas of Western Australia have worked collaboratively to produce artwork exploring what art means to them.

This annual exhibition proudly presents the creative talents of this community. It is the culmination of months of individual, paired and group activities which provided opportunities for these young artists to explore a range of art processes tailored to their interests and capabilities.

The exhibition title draws on the philosophy that the true value of art lies within the art itself separate from any other function.


‘From little things big things grow’ Create Connect Exhibition

Exhibition runs 3 May – 12 May 2021

View Online Tour

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 support.


‘A Makeshift World’ Lyl Branson

Exhibition runs 16 April – 28 April 2021

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.


‘Rob’s Yodyssey: The art of living well with Younger Onst Dementia’ Robert Anson

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

View the Online Catalogue

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 colaboration

25 January – 2 February 2021

View Online Tour

‘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.

A little film piece documenting ‘Our house is made of straw’, a project that Nicole Francois held for children earlier in the year at Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.

Film documentation by Oscar Harrold-Lhost


‘Enspirited’ Kevin McCabe

27 November – 16 December 2020

View the Online Catalogue

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

View Online Catalogue
View Online Tour

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.

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‘Savor’ Sete Tele

4 September – 23 September 2020 

View Online Catalogue here
View Online Tour

‘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.

SeteTele Falter cropped


‘Bali Bali Toraja’

14 August – 2 September 2020

View Online Tour

A conversation and relationship with Balinese traditional Kamasan art masters and traditional painters over twelve years curated by Paul Trinidad.

Paul Trinidad website sml


‘Birds sing out of tune’ Members’ and Printmakers’ Show 2020

24 July – 12 August 2020

View Online Tour

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.

brown rock small


‘Yeye Windang Djang’ Lea Taylor

6 July – 22 July 2020 

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‘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.

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‘White Out, Wipe Out’ Olivia Jones

12 June – 1 July 2020

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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.

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‘Broken Earth’ Nicole Francois

22 May – 10 June 2020

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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.

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‘Elemental’ Jane Stone

30 April – 20 May 2020

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Reimagined patterns and colours in the landscape, caused by both natural forces and human intervention, using textile elements of stitch, thread, colour and line.

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Create Connect Exhibition

March 30 – April 29 2020

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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 

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‘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.

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‘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.

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‘Tangent’

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.

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Exhibition Program 2019

 

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