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Picasso To Warhol – MoMa Masterpiece Series exclusive to the Art Gallery of WA

picasso To Warhol – MoMa Masterpiece Series exclusive to the Art Gallery of WA


Pablo Picasso

Seated Bather, 1930

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund


Pollock MoMA Perth

Jackson Pollock

Shimmering Substance, 1946

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lewn & Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn Funds



The most significant collection of MoMA art and design will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) in six exclusive exhibitions spanning the next three years.


The partnership with MoMA is a major coup for AGWA thanks to the vision of its Director, Dr Stefano Carboni, his team, the state government of WA and leading sponsors like Ernest & Young.


Commencing June 16 AGWA presents Picasso and Warhol – 14 Modern Masters.


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience acclaimed works of art that have played a major role in the history or Art, Design and Culture.


Matisse MoMA Perth AGWA

Henri Matisse

Interior with a Violin Case, 1969-1954

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Lillie P. Bliss Collection


The first in the series – 

Picasso to Wahol: Fourteen Modern Master

16 June – December 3

This collection will be one of the most important exhibitions to arrive at AGWA. The show will feature 100 works of art from Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Jackson Pollock, Constantin Brancusi, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Romare Bearden, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.


During June to August every Friday night AGWA will open it’s doors until late so you can enjoy both art and the best WA jazz. Tickets are $19.


The Jazz line up includes:

22 June Jamie Oehlers’ Blowfish

29 June Graham Wood Trio

6 July James Sandon Trio

13 July Tal Cohen Trio

20 July Harrison Mitchell Quartet

27 July Allira Wilson Quartet

3 Aug Tom O’Halloran Trio

10 Aug  Chris Foster Trio


 moMA Perth AGWA

Piet Mondrian

Trafalgar Square, 1939-1943

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A.M. Burden



Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1966

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Gift of Philip Johnson



Thereafter diarize these important cultural dates:


28 January – 12 May 2013 

Picturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art

Over 140 iconic photograph’s of NYC from some of the worlds most iconic photographers.


15 June – 2 December 2013

Van Gogh to Richter: People, places and things (working title)

Impressionism, Cubism and Surrealism make up the three most important artistic genres in modern art. Some of the key artists playing a central role during this time and in the exhibition include van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne, Kahlo to Richter and more.


16 January – 21 April 2014

Contemporary Encounters (working title)
The state of the world over the last 30 years has been interpreted by artist in this show of art and new media.


17 May – 29 September 2014

Counter Space

The domestic kitchen has transformed in the 20th century to the epic centre of the modern house. Explore how this room has been reorganised, redesigned and revolutionised.


1 November 2014 – 30 March 2015

Masterpieces of Post Impressionism (working title)

The finale to the 6-part series showcases the greats in post impressionism and features van Gogh, Gaugin and Cézanne. Lets hope we can secure one of the most precious pieces of art in the world – van Gogh’s Starry Night!



Jasper Johns

Map, 1961

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull 


Having just returned from NYC and experiencing first-hand MoMA I urge you to support and experience for yourself these truly phenomenal pieces.


If you are a lover of all things art why not contribute as a volunteer over the series. The sacrifice is minimal the experience will be exceptional. Go to for more details.



Joan Miro

Person Throwing a Stone at a Bird, 1926

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.




Jenn Hiller







Beaufort Street Festival - Linking The Best of Street Culture

Beaufort Street festival 2010


Beaufort Street Perth boasts a vibrancy and multicultural mix of cutting edge retailers, cafés, restaurants, music and bars which no other street in Perth can offer.

Beaufort Street festival comes alive this Saturday November 27th to highlight the best from the street.

Expect to experience a style that is distinctly Beaufort Street with local artists, fashion designers, music plus food will all be showcased.


The festival will run between Walcott Street - Northern end and St Albans Street - South end. To find out the full program of events click here – Beaufort Street Festival 


The Beaufort Street festival kicks off at 10am until 7pm so come down and support the best street in Perth.

fotofreo 2010- Capturing An Array Of Emotions

 Cyrus Cornut @ Wolf Lane

Cyrus Cornut @ Wolf Lane 


Fotofreo is one of Perth’s most important cultural festivals and begins March 20 to April 18 in Fremantle.


Why is it so meaningful? Its comprehensive scale; its significant subjectivity, its skill in strong storytelling plus how it stimulates deep emotions.


I urge you to take a day or more to wander through the streets of Fremantle plus other parts of Perth. Exploring and being captivated by the works that can seem at times quirky, controversial, humorous, powerfully inspiring and powerfully confronting plus countless other feelings.


To download the full festival go to -




unwrapped - Perth’s Premier Markets - March 6

unwrapped - Perth’s Premier Markets

The annual unwrapped is on March 6 at Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth.

Featuring more than 70 designers. Browse men’s and women’s wear, artwork, photography, accessories to homewares.


A premium event for unique style finds. 

All Sorts Of Events In Perth - February & March 2010

 Jon Goulder exhibition at form perthJon Goulder Chair

A moment with Jon Goulder’s wood will be a moment you will remember forever. From his skill in shaping his forms to innovative methodology makes this a must see exhibition.

Showing now at FORM Gallery, 357 Murray Street, Perth until March 28.


Year 12 Perspectives 2009 - Art Gallery of WA

View young TEE student art at this years Year 12 Perspectives at the Art Gallery of WA from Saturday February 20 to May 31.

Perth Photographic Centrepcp-christophe-canato_in_4c58df.jpg

Always powerful and alway capturing the emotion of real life Perth Centre of Photography has two exhibitions starting February 19 - March 14.

Perth Centre of Photography: 91 Brisbane Street, Perth

love me tender thin ice production perth matt luttonYet again local Director Matthew Lutton has produced a new compelling Australian tale.   For more information click through to: Napangardi, homes a court

Dorothy Napangardi, Salt on Mina Mina



Acquisitions 2000 - 2010


Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Holmes à Court Gallery with the special exhibition Acquisitions 2000 – 2010. The exhibition features a broad selection of works from over 160 pieces acquired by Janet Holmes à Court over the past ten years.


Holmes à Court Gallery - 12 February - 11 April 2010 .



Sculptures by the Sea features over 60 local, interstate and international artists from March 4 to 23.


See Cottesloe transform into a stunning sculpture park whilst enjoying our sunset.


Thirty six West Australian artists have been selected and include: Nath Allan, Ayad Alqaragholli, Jenny Anderson, Kerrie Argent, Kathy Aspinall, Claire Bailey, Noah Birch, Ryan Cant, Paul Caporn, Tony Davis, Jon Denaro, George Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Daniel Eaton, Louise Elscot, Ron Gomboc, Stuart Green, Miik Green, George Haynes, Peter Hill, John Hutchinson, Tony Jones, Andrew Kay, Darius Kowal, Tim Macfarlane-Reid, Melanie Maclou, Denise Pepper, Holly Pepper, Derek Roach, Jean-March Rivalland, Elizabeth Riley, Olivia Samec, Ken Sealey, Tania Spencer, Ian Young and Peter Phillips.


revolutions art perth



Art Gallery of WA - Talks & Tours February 2010


Don’t miss talks and tours on in February at the Art Gallery of WA.


For further information go to:

Art Addicts 2010 Launch Party @ pica

 pica voltaire twins


On January 28 pica will launch their new years program for 2010 with an Art Addicts party.


Engage in entertainment, an art installation by Minaxi May & Rebecca Baumann and experience what pica has in store for the year ahead.


On the night entertainment includes synth-pop duo the Voltaire Twins, supported by Brash & Sassy and on the decks DJ Charlie Bucket.


Tickets include canapés and complimentary drinks from Ad Hoc, Feral Brewery and Wild Swan. There are also door prizes from Love in Tokyo, William St Collective, RTR FM and more!


TICKETS: $25 for Art Addicts

$65 for others (includes a 2010 Membership)


If you’re already a member - call PICA on 9228 6300.


Show your support for this progressive art institution by getting a group together.

pica’s problem

 pica perth


Whilst on the subject of pica as it currently stands pica doesn’t have a lease after 2012. This puts them in an quandary when trying to plan, run and grow future opportunities.


Please support this important institution by writing directly to our Arts Minister, John Day, at -








Perth Marketplace - Support Our Local Design Industry

mkt-2.JPGAs we move into the Christmas season why not go local for this years gifts?Over the next month support our local artists and community by buying up at the following markets!  Continue reading ‘Perth Marketplace - Support Our Local Design Industry’

What’s On in Perth - Art Scene

barbie art gallery of WA


A Barbie Showcase


Experience vintage Barbie on show from September 23 at the Art Gallery of WA. See special fashion moments which range from the 1959 to 1973, plus cool Ken and other sensational accessories.


When: September 23 – October 11 2009

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia


Barbie turns 50 this year. So come celebrate her regal rein as a girls best doll friend. Barbie promises no botox!






boom. Fundraiser Show

boom. is a tight creative community based in Perth. Support these guys at their fundraising night and experience new footage from documentary filmmaker Ben Stewart. Stewart’s features a piece on the band Cease when they played at various gigs around Perth. The film captures their unique style of drone metal.

For the small note of $10 gets you a copy of the boom. publication, entry to the screening and performances by Taco Leg, Cease and Wind Waker.


When: Tuesday October 6 from 7pm

Where: The Velvet Lounge in Mt Lawley on. Go to for more info on this collective.



Cracking Open the Head Cake by Alexandra Lekias 



First show for colourful artist

Billions, Zillions and Trillions is the first solo exhibition of self-taught colourful artist Alexandra Lekias.


Lekias’ work is wonderful with vivid splashes of colour mixed with black and white ink. Influences include 15th Century Iconic art, German Expressionist cinema, Japanese Manga as well as the works of Art Nouveau artist Aubrey Beardsley.


When: October 6 - 21

Where: Behind the Monkey, 479 Beaufort Street, Highgate




 Scotch Finger Chest by Alexandra Lekias 



Arterial Collective at Little Creatures.

Pajama Party by Scott Weir



10 @ the 3rd Arterial Collective

Ten Perth artists will show at the third instalment of Arterial Collective at Little Creatures.

Expect to experience a visual frenzy of colour, line and lens will explode off the wall.

When: Sept 30 - Oct 8

Where: Little Creatures, Fremantle




 Jackson Eaton


PCP – Mix Culture and Space


At Perth Centre for Photography two artists present their work which examines the experience of living in a different culture and space.


Uno Strano Sogno (A strange dream) by Emiliano Roia presents works of a dream-like suburban house.


Jackson Eaton’s show called oh +ve is a love story set in South Korea.


When: October 2 - 18

Where: Perth Centre for Photography, 91 Brisbane St, Perth

Gallery hours: Thurs - Fri 12-5pm, Sat - Sun 12-4pm

Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 3

Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 3

Valentino: The Last Emperor - SPECIAL COMPETITION WITH

valentino: The Last Emperor and Hopscotch Films present a special 2-4-1 offer to experience the intimate, fly-on-the-wall movie: ‘Valentino: The Last Emperor’.


This important film captures the last two years of Valentino’s fashion career, and presents a fascinating insight into one of the most influential couture’s in modern time.


Simply be one of the first 20 to click onto

with your details and you will receive a 2-4-1 pass for the film! ‘Valentino: The Last Emperor’ will be shown at Cinema Paradiso, is valid on Monday to Friday from September 17 until the end of its release., hopscotch films

Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 2

Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 2

Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 1 is proud to present the weekly comic strip ‘Simps End Of The World Adventure’. The feature graphic novel is a loose look at the authors life, the state of the world, his eccentric friends and associates.


The creator is the talented and complex Kym Sansovini who’s been a significant contributor to the animation and underground cartooning scene for over thirty years.


Some of his first cartoon boards are represented in the National Gallery in Canberra and he has produced award winning work for international companies such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network


The inspiration behind the strip is to capture the zeitguist, that seems to be stranger than fiction in this world, surviving day to day, dealing with other people and most importantly having a laugh at the fish bowl existence we all share..


So log on each week to enjoy ‘Simps End Of The World Adventure’.





  Simps End Of The World Adventure - Ep 1

The Condor Tower - A New Contemporary Art Space In A Car Park

ololo, Condor Tower Car parkololo, Condor Tower Car park 


A unique contemporary art space incorporated in the everyday premise of a car park will be launched in Perth July 25.

The Condor Tower car park, over the last 12 months, has been transformed into a celebration of modern art managed by the creative collective ololo.

ololo has brought together over 50 local and national artists to reinvent what’s normally regarded as a uninspiring, desolate space.

Featuring young to established artists including: Stormie Mills, Reka One, Creepy, Yok, Pat Doherty, Daek, DrewFunk, Trevor6025, Kid Zoom, Timothy Rollin, Hurben, Showbiz, Shime, Jodee, Knowles, THNK, RegID and Griv.

Support and celebrate this important street space meets art movement that has been labelled one of the largest permanent spaces in the southern hemisphere!

Saturday, July 25 

Public: 6pm –11pm

Condor Tower Car Park, 26 St Georges Tce, access through the side.


ololo, Condor Tower Car park  


Fashion, Food & Interior Stylist in Perth - Jenn Hiller Creative Services

Jenn Hiller Creative Services fashion & interior stylist perth

City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2009

This season the City of Perth Winter arts festival has a strong and comprehensive line up of arts related events from theatre, music, dance and art. It will inspire you to rug up and go out instead of hibernating this winter.

 God Of Carnage Perth Winter arts festival


God Of Carnage is a modern story of two sets of parents who get caught up in playground politics.

A light hearted night at the theatre which won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.


Opens June 13 until June 28

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Venue: Playhouse Theatre

 memory of water Perth Winter arts festival

In a poignant look at a family in grief Memory of Water is based around sisters coming together to pay tribute to their mother after she passes. Experience the emotional rollercoaster as memories are reflected with tears to laughter emerging. 

Winner of 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy

2001 UK ‘Play of the Year’


Opens July 4 until July 19

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Venue: Playhouse Theatre


perth winter arts festival

The black comedy Some Kind of Beautiful is based on how as individuals we can have a very different perspective on what is truth, friendship and love. 

Opens July 14 until July 25

Venue: Downstairs at the Maj

 much ado about nothing Perth winter arts festival 

Much Ado About Nothing is regarded as one of Shakespeare’s best comedies and presented by some of Perth’s most enjoyed performers.


Opens Aug 22 to Sept 6

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Venue: Playhouse Theatre


Based on a moment in crime history Death Of A Murderer begins with a Constable being assigned to guard the child-killer Myra Hindley’s dead body.


As the night passes the Constable feels the dead woman’s presence and this arouses his own demons and anxieties.


Opens June 16 - July 4

The Blue Room

Perth Cultural Centre

53 James St, Northbridge

Venue: The Blueroom 



To honor NAIDOC week WINDMILL BABY will be performed as a free event in Forrest Place, July 3.


This powerful performance is based on an older Aboriginal women returning to the deserted Kimberley cattle state that was her home 50 years ago. An intimate campfire storytelling experience is the result.


WINDMILL BABY won the prestigious Patrick White award for playwrite in 2003.


A free event, July 3 at 5.30pm. Pre-book a seat at 9461 3213


Venue: Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre - Forrest Place Marquee.


For more NAIDOC Week events go to:




The Duel is based on chapter six from the novel Brothers Karamazov and adapted by highly regarded Australian writer Tom Wright.


The story explores Zosima’s debauched life and the extreme, dark events which unfolded the night before his final duel. Directed by the talented  Mattew Lutton and features Luke Mullins, Brian Lipson, David Lee Smith and Renee McIntosh.


Opens June 26 - July 11

Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Venue: PICA




Putting On An Act fuses dance, theatre, music and live art in a short performance night which has become a popular Perth event.


Each night expect different performances and runs July 28 - Aug 1.

Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Venue: PICA




Mari Funaki, Works 1992 - 2009 - features jewellery by one of our leading designers - June 27 - Oct 18 at the WA Art Gallery.



Other WA Art Gallery events:


Thing Beware The Material World - Walk through a bold and powerful exhibition which shows furniture, lighting, sculpture, moving-image and photography. There are also talks from artists/designers, go to - July 5


David Walker - Anatomy Of The Object - Traces the past and present practice of Walker from his early days as a silversmith, ceramics to industrial design. There is also a workshop and talk with Walker so go to - June 27 - Oct 18.




Intimate Acts is an exhibition which combines performative, video and photographic works which explores the nature of intimacy, desire and the imagination. June 18 - August 2 at PICA.


Beyond Carrolup features South-West Indigenous artists who present an assortment of paintings with a surreal landscape influence. On now at the Central TAFE Art Gallery, Aberdeen St, Northbridge.


Graduating Fine Art Auction - View July 29, Hammer 6pm July 30.

Bid for a unique piece of visual art or jewellery at an affordable price whilst supporting local TAFE students and local designers. This is also a chance to support the graduating designers end of year show. Venue: Central TAFE Art Gallery, Aberdeen St, Northbridge.





Nick Cave - The Exhibition

Regarded as an Australian music icon Nick Cave the writer, author and musician is celebrated in an expansive, unique and intimate exhibition on his life. A must see for fans to lovers of creative genius’.


May 23 - July 19

Venue: WA Museum






George Bizet’s - The Pearlfishers

Regarded as one of the top 20 Operas of all time for it’s repertoire the Pearlfishers is presented by WA Opera. Making her principal debut is former young artist Katja Webb for the opera.


Aug 8 until Aug 22

Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre


Ben Lee with WASO

If you missed out in Lee’s sold out performance last year with WASO book now. Featuring hits like Cigarettes Will Kill You, Catch My Disease and We Are All In This Together Lee mixes these hits up with our WA orchestra.


Aug 27 - Aug 29

Venue: Perth Concert Hall


For more comprehensive information go to  



Perth Exhibitions Currently Showing

Christine Thomas exhibition

Talented Perth photographer Christine Tomas will show her first solo exhibition, Inertia Overcome,  at Harvest Restaurant, North Fremantle from March 21 to May 17.

Continue reading ‘Perth Exhibitions Currently Showing’

Perth Galleries - Current Exhibitions

Gordon Bennett, artist, art gallery WA

Green Ochre 2000, Gordon Bennett, Photography: John O’Brien


Shows On 

National Gallery of Victoria Touring Exhibition presents Gordon Bennett - Gallery of WA

Beccy Blair - Gadfly Galleries


IMMERSE - Grad show for ECU students - Spectrum

Vote online for your favourite Indigenous artist in the WA Indigenous Artist Art Award.


Jurek Wybraniec 

Click through to get full details. 


Beach Bathers, Becky Blair 

  Continue reading ‘Perth Galleries - Current Exhibitions’

Perth Galleries - Current Exhibitions

Windows on William


Current exhibitions in Perth.

Windows on William - William St, Northbridge 



Denise Green - goddard de fiddes 

TRIPTYCH - Gallerie Dusseldor

PEDRO MEYERS - Perth Centre for Photography  

Lomovember - Lomovember Gallery 





Continue reading ‘Perth Galleries - Current Exhibitions’

2008 Northbridge Festival - Colourful Street Treats




Don’t miss this years Northbridge Festival, over two days this weekend. The festival line up is expansive with colourful and unusual events to performances which are designed to capture your imagination.

Highlights include:

Market stalls, a variety of performances on four small stages, eclectic street performers, fire sculptures, trapeze artists, temporary galleries, stunt displays and the occasional percussive outburst.

Also get your groove on at the Silent Disco, confess in The Booth, Have a drink in The Schmigloo bar plus enjoy the Big N Busk-a-thon. 

There are also 100 drums and drum workshops with a variety of top acts playing on the stages including Institut Polaire.

The festival commences on Saturday from 1pm to 11pm and on Sunday from 4pm to 11pm. The festival is made up of four quarters and the central streets will be closed. 


To get the full line up and times go to -


So get festive and make a day of it with friends and family.




Committee for Perth - Presents Their First Project!

committee for Perth

Over the last 6 months around 500 people associated with the arts and cultural industries have got together to discuss important cultural issues designed to create a new vision for arts and culture in WA.

Hear the launch report inspired by these talks. This is a chance to hear and involve yourself in this important process.

The first talk: A cultural compact for Western Australia the 10 year challenge Phase 1: Perth.

Venue:   His Majesty’s Theatre, Hay Street, Perth 

Date :     Thursday, 13 November 2008

Time:      4.30pm Registration

                5.00pm Presentations commence 

       7.00pm Close

To register your interest to

Refreshments and canapés will be served at the conclusion of the formalities.


To find out more about this group go to - 

Artrage Exhibitions - Expansive, Engaging & Enlightening!


In the blink of a night artrage


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) presents


Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Northbridge

Dates: Opening Night, 17 Oct, 6pm. Season: 18 Oct–23 Nov Tue–Thu & Sat–Sun 11am–6pm, Fri 11am-9pm


This is a creative cross pollination with six young photographers who worked with artist Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and photographer Michael Ellis to capture images of their dreams. 


Supported by Healthway and YMCA, Stereoscope concept and production by Steven Aiton


 candy cult 



The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: 18 Oct,  6pm, 19 Oct–2 Nov,  Wed–Sun 12–5pm (exhibition also open during select Silver Club nights)


Candy Cult in a collective exhibition combines over twenty characters that feature graphic design, street art, illustration, paper craft, comics, toy-making and animation. 


Cute and fun!  


artRAGE 2008 - The Silver Festival Schedule


The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: OPENING: 18 Oct,  6pm. SEASON: 19 Oct–1 Nov | Wed-Sun 12–5pm(exhibition also open during select Silver Club nights).


It’s Cold Up There is designed to engage the viewers in sublime, embodied and beatific works. Digital film artist Kate Faulds produces layered works using synthesized digital video, animation and drawing which are then projected onto multiple surfaces.


Against The Grain 



Level 1, 44 King St, Perth

Dates: OPENING: 22 Oct,  8pm, SEASON: 22 Oct–5 Nov

Wasteland in association with Artrage will illuminate their Wolf Lane wall with a Laser Tag and Schmigloo show by Reka One. See abstract fantasy characters which represent humour, menace, pop icons, love, hate, life, death, greed, charity, folk-lore & fairy-tale. 

Supported by Perrier, Redback, Puddle Jumper and Wasteland.                                       \ Earth from Above Artrage Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Image: (c) Yann Arthus-Bertrand. FIELDS OF TULIPS NEAR LISSE, NEAR AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (52°06’ N, 4°42’ E))



Perth Cultural Centre

James St, Northbridge

Dates:15 Oct 2008–end Jan 2009

Earth from Above is an aerial portrait of our beautiful and inspiring planet. This ambitious project was the brainchild of French photographer

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the result a thought-provoking, educational and entertaining exhibition.


See the show 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in an open-air exhibition featuring 120 large-scale images.


This show has been proudly supported by principal sponsors, the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation and BHP Billiton, Earth from Above aims to stimulate awareness, discussion and ultimately the adoption of more sustainable practices. 


cameraless spectrum  


Spectrum Project Space presents


221 Beaufort Street, Northbridge

Dates: 25 Oct–16 Nov, Wed–Sun 2–6pm


Cameraless explores photo process without a camera to produce art pieces. The show explores techniques using photosensitive surfaces to capture images.


Go to for more information. 


the booth artrage        THE BOOTH

Popping up all over the festival The Booth is your mobile confession outlet for festival pleads.


Your priest and her video camera are there for you. Confess as many times as you like. Priest Jen Jamieson has been known to weep, be kind, flirtatious, serious and angry but mainly she listens.


Jen Jamieson’s The Booth first appeared in the festival club in 2002. It returns in 2008 as a mobile unit that pops up all over the festival, so get your confessions ready.


17 Oct | Cultural Centre, 18 Oct | The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, Candy, 24 Oct | Cultural Centre31 Oct | The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 1 Nov | Northbridge Festival, 2 Nov | Northbridge Festival, 7 Nov | The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex,  8 Nov | The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex,  


 Laser Tag artrage



Graffiti has varied views within our community - is it art or vandalism?


Local artist Jerrem Lynch was inspired by new tech graf artist James Powderly’s visit to Perth. Lynch has adapted some of his new technology which you can find in three installations over the festival.



17 Oct - Cultural Centre, 22 Oct - Wolf lane outside Wasteland,  Wolf Lane Happening8 Nov - The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex.


schmigloo bar artrage  Image: Keg de Souza




A giant portable igloo called Schmigloo will become the festival landmark bar. Popping up at various locations over the festival and created by ex-pat Keg de Souza and a team of creatives.


Let the Schmigloo blow you away!



17 Oct , Cultural Centre,18 Oct, The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, Openings &22 Oct, Wolf lane outside Wasteland,  Wolf Lane Happening, 24 Oct, Cultural Centre 31 Oct, Cultural Centre1 Nov,  Northbridge Festival, 2 Nov, Northbridge Festival, 7 Nov, Cultural Centre 8 Nov,  The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex. 



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James St, Northbridge

Dates: 17 Oct -  from 6pm, 24 Oct - from 8pm, 31 Oct - from 8pm, 1 Nov - 1–11pm, 2 Nov,  2–5pm7 Nov - from 8pm

The Cultural Centre is the heart of the SILVER ARTRAGE Festival 2008.


Key performances over the festival are at PICA, The Blue Room and The Rechabites Hall, with other programs extending up William Street and James Street to The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex,


In our pursuit to make Perth a livelier cultural city a free program that activates the area is designed to generate good times, generate discussion about issues of sustainability, and generate electricity…


So support Artrage, the environment and Perth’s cultural industries move to bring people into Perth’s cultural area by visit the precinct multiple times over the three weeks.


Arterial Gingers garage 




Level 1, 267 William Street, Northbridge

Dates: 18 Oct–26 Oct, Mon–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Tickets: Free entry


The first exhibition from Cameron Campbell, Pete Long, Jessie Singh and Nisha Ariyaratne an emerging contemporary artistic collective. Their ideas respond to forging bonds between other artists, galleries, art forms and countries, creating relationships outside of genre or geography.



Sponsored by Spicers Paper, Supported by Coopers Brewery, Madfish, Advance Press GEON, Cut & Paste, RTR & DIK 


splif retrospective artrage 


233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: 9 Nov, 6pm for BBQ, films start at 8pm

Tickets: $2


To celebrate this special Artrage year SPLIF (Screening Perth’s Local Independent Films) is presenting a night that celebrates a collection of some of our best short films made in WA from 2001 - 2007.


Ivan Borgnino’s opens his personal vault so bring your beanbag for a bbq and film night, Low Budget! High Adventure!


silent barrage 


SymbioticA - The Centre of Excellence in Biological Art presents


The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: 7 Nov,  6–10pm


Walk into a public lab for the exhibition Silent Barrage. The night showcases sixty sculptural robotic objects, all responding to electric activity occurring in a living network of rat neurons.


Silent Barrage culminates six years of research by Phil Gamblen and Guy Ben-Ary with the aim to discover the artistic and philosophical implications of an entity made of a ‘living brain’ controlling a robot body. 


Blackbox @ The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex

Supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, WA and The Australia Council.         silent disco 




Get down in your own silent groove which when Artrage present Silent Disco. Grab some head phones, choose your channel and your beat.


Several different RTR DJs will be in charge of the mix your in charge of your grooves.



17 Oct - Cultural Centre,18 Oct - The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, Candy,  Openings & t - Cultural Centre,31 Oct - Cultural Centre,1 Nov - Northbridge Festival, 2 Nov - Northbridge Festival, 7 Nov - Cultural Centre, 8 Nov - The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex.

box exhibition artrage 



The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: SEASON, 7 Nov–23 Nov,  Wed-Fri 12-5pm, Sat and Sun 2-6pm


Breadbox is combining their extreme and eclectic past shows in a Silver Artrage exhibition called Box. One box, over seven years, with one hundred plus exhibitions featuring more than thousand artists. The result a large-scale installation made up of 1000’s of boxes.

Look out for the limited run of select box designs that are available for sale.     pvi reform artrageImage: Shaun Ferraloro  


233 James St, Northbridge

Dates: 8 Nov, The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex,


Experimental crowd control performances will be featured at the closing party and performed by Electro-punk Tomás Ford and his army of minions. Expect frantic DIY spectacle. 



Keith + Lottie present



276 William Street, Northbridge

Dates: 27 Oct–14 Nov, 11am–6pm daily


Bittersweet November is a celebration of the joys of instant photography in the wake of Polaroid deciding to quit photography after sixty years.




Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Northbridge

Dates: 18 Oct | 2.30–3.30pm

Tickets: Free


Join the curators and friends on the floor as they explain how they shaped past Artrage exhibitions and the period of Perth visual cultural history. 


 Anna Sabadini artist


Emerge Art Soace presents


23 Brisbane Street, Perth

Dates: 15 Oct–2 Nov,  Wed–Fri 11am– 4pm, Sun 2–5pm


The first solo exhibition by Anna Sabadini’s which explores her Italian heritage. 


revealed miriam baadjo

Central TAFE Art Gallery presents


12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

Dates: 27 Oct–8 Nov, Mon–Sat 10am–4.45pm, Sun variable


See the lattest works from regional Aboriginal artists, which will be on sale Saturday November 1 at the Northbridge Festival weekend.




building blocks


ABD the Gallery presents


240 Lake Street, Northbridge

Dates: 24 Oct–9 Nov, Thu–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 12–5pm


Building blocks is a three-dimensional exhibition by Leigh Claessen which reflects an urban existance.



Gingers Garage - Alternative Photography

Blueprint Gingers Garage, Perth event

Creative Call Out – Unique Ventures for WA Designers

artrAGE - Perform or Sell At The 2008 Northbridge Festival   


Click through to find out how you can participate in the following creative call outs!


ArtBound Sculpture Award – At Southbound Festival (Jan 09)


The Missing Link Festival - Spectrum Project Space (Dec 08)

Unwrapped – Designer Markets in Subi (Dec 08)

ARTRAGE – Entertainers & Market Stalls (Nov 08)


ArtBound Southbound Rod Laws Sculpture 

Rod Laws sculpture ArtBound 2008  

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Perth Galleries - Current Exhibitions


 Current Gallery works that are hung in Perth at the moment.

Culture Warriors art gallery of WA

Vernon AH KEE 

Kuku Yalanji/Yidinyji/Waanyi/Gugu Yimithirr peoples

Mythread 2007

charcoal on canvas, overall 177.0 (h) x 720.0 (w) cm

Purchased 2007, National Gallery of Australia, Courtesy the artist and Bellas Milani Gallery 


Tim M Reid Gallows gallery 

Click below to find out more details.


Iris photographic award perth 

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CUT & PASTE 5 - New DVD Magazine Launch


CUT & PASTE launch their 5th DVD magazine Friday September 19 at the Bakery.


Now a year old CUT & PASTE 5 will feature nearly two hours of interviews, short films, film clips and live footage, taken over the last few months. Highlights include  Punk Icon Don Letts, Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf, Grandmaster Roc Raida, and LA rap pioneers People Under The Stairs. 


Local views come from Snowman, with their clip for We Are The Plague, Next Big Thing finalists Boys Boys Boys, plus the successful 2008 RTRFM In The Pines. Also featured is Playwright Luke Milton who talks about his theatre projects, as well as two short films courtesy of FTI and Kill Teen Angst’s film clip for their track The World Or Nothing while Paper Chain founder Kit Pop takes us through his diverse Mixtape. 


In this issue a new 4-panel booklet is inside with one-off designs specially published for CUT & PASTE.


Support the local DVD mag by getting down to The Bakery on Friday Sept 19 at 8pm. For $10 you can enjoy live music, film and art. Sydney DJs Catcall and Sleater Brockman will be flying in. Plus Diger Rokwell, Naik and Emcee Able with his band and Travis s. Live-art will be on offer from Ololo & Guests, plus Luke Milton’s: Across Hellfire in the Director’s Showcase room will screen. CUT & PASTE 5 is available for free at all cool retail spots around


Tickets available at the door.

Whitegoods - A Clean Creative Centre


whitegoods - A Clean Creative Centre


Whitegoods is the new store from the fabulous foke who run Keith & Lottie.


This win win new creative space supports artists, designers and gives the public access to customised apparel, accessories, designer vinyl toys, babushka dolls plus more.


In addition unique, short run digital fabric printing is available.


Whitegoods - Level 1, 276 William Street Northbridge (above Keith + Lottie)

whitegoods - A Clean Creative Centre 

What’s On In Perth This Week


 What’s on this weekend in Perth


Fremantle Print Award 


PEEP Show &


Zen Garden exhibition 


Indigo exhibition



Mondo Generator


Death Cab for Cutie


Kabarett Dada 


Cool Perth Nights


Tujiko Noriko 

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Art In Bloom - Perth In Full Bloom This Weekend

art in bloom wa gallery


art in bloom wa gallery


The popular Art in Bloom starts this week at the WA Art Gallery. Hurry as this popular, annual event is a must-experience and only goes until August 24.


The gallery comes alive with the sights and smells of over 100 flowers installations influenced by the WA Art Galleries pictures. View art and the sweet-smelling works from August 22 to 24. Adult ticket prices are $8, concession $5. 

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