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Current Exhibitions


BATAVIA: GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018 | 6-8PM | ALL WELCOME
ON SHOW UNTIL 9 MARCH 2018

This exhibition follows new discoveries by researchers from the The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Museum into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth.

The exhibition presents installations of new forms of contemporary memento mori created by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth, in response to an obscure painting by the Dutch painter Torrentius (1589-1644), who had close connections to the Batavia mutineers. Their re-imagination of these heinous events, together with the re-interpretation provided by Corioli Souter and the documentation of the archaeological dig on Beacon Island, generate a nexus between science and art. Together, their work presents a collective understanding of the Batavia wreck through photogrammetry, scanning (X-Ray, MRI), digital prints, virtual tours,the mechanics of the camera obscura, artist books and paintings.

Works by: Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth, Alistair Paterson, Daniel Franklin, Paul Bourke, Jeremy Green, Corioli Souter, Jan Andriesse, Maarten de Kroon.


Image: Paul Uhlmann, Batavia 4th June 1629 (night of my sickness). Detail image, one of three panels. 2017. Oil on canvas 120 x 180 cm.

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TRESPASSES

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018 | 6-8PM | ALL WELCOME
ON SHOW UNTIL 9 MARCH 2018

Featuring new artworks by Thea Costantino, Rebecca Dagnall and Anna Nazzari.

Trespasses explores an ambivalent relationship with Australian places and colonial history through the lens of the Gothic. The Gothic is a pervasive mode for exploring anxieties about the Australian settler-colonial experience, particularly the settler’s struggle between the knowledge of colonial violence and the imperative to repress its memory by displacing it defensively onto the landscape. The exhibition’s title mines the resonances of the term ‘trespass’ to refer both to entering someone’s land without permission and the perpetration of a sin or offence.

Image: Anna Nazzari, level two – emu (detail image) 2017. Alumalux metal print. 51 x 34 cm.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 16 MARCH 6PM ● ALL WELCOME ● ON SHOW UNTIL 14 APRIL 2018
GERALDTON REGIONAL ART GALLERY, 24 CHAPMAN RD GERALDTON

'Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.' (Moby-Dick, Herman Melville)

Postcards from the Edge comprises of over 200 prints of observational drawings of the West Australian coastline from Albany to Geraldton. In this body of new works Lynette explores our attraction to the edge, physically and emotionally.

Lynnette Voevodin is a practicing artist based in Western Australia with 20 years of experience working both solo and in collaboration with other artists. Her practice involves performance, film, painting and sculpture/installation.  She has exhibited works in Australia (Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane), U.S.A, Taiwan and England and has participated in the Bienale of Cuba, and San Paulo Bienale. Lynnette has also undertaken international residencies in Indonesia, England, Korea and Taiwan.

Image: Lynette Voevodin, Cottesloe, 2017.

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FOCUS 2018: GERALDTON CAMERA CLUB

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 16 MARCH 6PM ● ALL WELCOME ● ON SHOW UNTIL 14 APRIL 2018
GERALDTON REGIONAL ART GALLERY, 24 CHAPMAN RD GERALDTON

FOCUS 2018 showcases the latest works from the Geraldton Camera Club. The exhibition presents a selection from the Club's themed competitions for 2017 and includes photographic landscapes, portraits, still life and abstracts. The Geraldton Camera Club has been around in one form or another since the 1950s. Although under several different names, the Club has always been home to passionate photographers in Geraldton and the Midwest.

Image: Ken Lawson, Nature's Power, Winner of the FOCUS People's Choice Award 2017.

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HALF EMPTY / HALF FULL

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 16 MARCH 6PM ● ALL WELCOME ● ON SHOW UNTIL 14 APRIL 2018
GERALDTON REGIONAL ART GALLERY, 24 CHAPMAN RD GERALDTON

With every breath we take, we increase the world's carbon dioxide levels. This exhibition of new work by West Australian, Tasmanian based Sculptor Mike Singe connects the global concerns of climate change with common household objects. Inspired by the portable resuscitation chambers used to revive canaries in coal mines, Half Empty / Half Full bestows objects, such as balloons, floaties and air fresheners, with the ability to act as life preservers or slow executioners for the canaries, depending on the viewer's perspective of the ‘glass half empty / glass half full’ outlook.

Mike Singe studied at Curtin University, graduating in 1990, and went on to receive a Master of Fine Art in 2011 from the University of Tasmania, where he now resides. His artworks can be found in several important collections including; the Art Gallery of WA, Kerry Stokes, Murdoch University, Bankwest, Holmes a Court, Royal Perth Hospital, City of Joondalup, Curtin University, King Edward Memorial Hospital and several private collections.

Image: Mike Singe, CMYK balloons, 2016. Hydrostone, acrylic, wood, vinyl tube + fittings, acrylic resin.