2020 Exhibitions

Our 2020 exhibition program has been postponed.

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Southern Perspectives

MAIN GALLERY

8 February - 22 March 2020

Opening 7 February 6-8pm

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Apparition

MAIN GALLERY

by Harvey Mullen

28 March - 26 April 2020

Opening 27 March 6-8pm

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Altar'd Lament

PROJECT SPACE

by Masonik

28 March - 26 April 2020

Opening 27 March 6-8pm

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by Astro Morphs

2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening 1 May 6-8pm

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I thought it would be roses...

PROJECT SPACE

by Chloe Bartram

2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening 1 May 6-8pm

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COUNTERPART

COLLECTIONS GALLERY

by Katrina Barber, Greg Barr, David Guhl, Rebecca Johnston. Jane Ryan

Coordinator Susie Waller

2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening 1 May 6-8pm

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Timestamp

MAIN GALLERY

by Robert Kettels & Larissa Lösch

13 June - 19 July 2020

Opening 12 June 6-8pm

Larrikins

PROJECT SPACE

by Taylor Reudavey

13 June - 19 July 2020

Opening 12 June 6-8pm

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Defence/Defiance

MAIN GALLERY

by Holly O'Meehan

25 July- 30 August 2020

Opening 24 July 6-8pm

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Outgrowth

PROJECT SPACE

by Alana Di Giacomo

25 July - 30 August 2020

Opening 24 July 6-8pm

HEATHCOTE SELECT

MAIN GALLERY

by Artists TBC

5 September - 11 October 2020

Opening 4 September 6-8pm

Habitation & Decay

PROJECT SPACE

by Ben Crappsley

5 September - 11 October 2020

Opening 4 September 6-8pm

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Tilt

MAIN GALLERY

by Erin Coates

17 October 2020- 17 January 2021

Opening 16 October 6-8pm

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Some kinda fantasy

PROJECT SPACE

by Luisa Hansal

17 October - 22 November 2020

Opening 16 October 6-8pm

 

Southern Perspectives

MAIN GALLERY

8 February - 22 March 2020

Opening 7 February 6-8pm

Southern Perspectives is an exhibition of thought-provoking artwork from Year 12 Visual Arts students. All exhibiting students graduated in 2019 from selected high schools South of the River.

 

The annual exhibition, now in its fifth year, showcases the talent and ideas of some of the State’s most promising young artists.

Image: Ethan Bergersen, In the Event of an Emergency (detail), 2019, installation, acrylic, cotton, found objects, fabric, dye, single channel video.

 

Apparition

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by Harvey Mullen

28 March - 26 April 2020

Opening 27 March 6-8pm

In a time of increasing sensitivity to climate change, Apparition is an exhibition that examines our connections to the natural world. In a series of print and sculptural artwork, artist Harvey Mullen investigates natural phenomena, enquiring into the essence of landscape as a genre.

 

Fragility permeates his work. Ghostly sculptures of trees are reconstructed from fragments of bark. Technological waste is used to produce abstract cloudscapes. An environment is created where the weight of its presence also suggests the possibility of its absence.

Image: Harvey Mullen, Ghost in the Machine Series - Entropy (detail), 2019, Decaying Edition #2,  Intaglio Monoprint, ink on  paper, 700x420mm.

 

 

Altar'd Lament

PROJECT SPACE

by Masonik

28 March - 26 April 2020

Opening 27 March 6-8pm

Altar’d Lament examines migration, diaspora culture and history. It is produced by Masonik, a multi-disciplinary art collective, and features live music, video projection, and spoken-word performance alongside an immersive art installation.

The exhibition centres on the history of rebetiko, a form of Greek popular music that emerged from the 1922 destruction of the city of Smyrna. Masonik presents this tradition as simultaneously fragile and resilient, comforting and threatening, and an important cultural refuge for the exiled.

Image: Masonik, Gramofonic Resurrection (Silver), 2018, wooden gramophone Box, alumalux photographic print, 10” 33rpm vinyl, 34x34x12cm.

 

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by Astro Morphs
2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening 1 May 6-8pm

Astro Morphs is a collective that uses video art, prints, sculpture, music and costume to reimagine the different strains of nature in which we are immersed.

​At Heathcote, Astro Morphs: Ctrl + H takes the form of an experimental combination of narrative, science, high art, and pulp culture. The project’s protagonists, now evolved to the level of polymorphic neonates, surrender themselves to their new environment and bare witness to the life forms that inhabit it.

Image: Astro Morphs, Ascension (Sox unmasking), 2018, still from single channel video.

 

I thought it would be roses...

PROJECT SPACE

by Chloe Bartram

2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening Night 1 May 6-8pm

I thought it would be roses is an exhibition about the experience of womanhood. Artist Chloe Bartram brings together a group of women to produce a series of love letters upturning patriarchal tradition.

The sexual narratives of young women are typically understood through cliché and fairytale. Bartram subverts this pattern through an involved process of interview, collaboration, and exchange.

Image: Chloe Bartram, I thought it would be roses, 2014, still from video.

 

COUNTERPART

COLLECTIONS GALLERY

by Katrina Barber, Greg Barr, David Guhl, Rebecca Johnston, and Jane Ryan.

2 May - 7 June 2020

Opening Night 1 May 6-8pm

COUNTERPART is an exhibition of leading Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability. The artists involved represent diverse practices including painting, sculpture, and textile and ceramics. This exhibition is an important opportunity to showcase the excellence of the artists as well as their distinctive perspectives and experience.

The immersive sculptural installations of Katrina Barber combine beaded repurposed objects with colour-changing lights to communicate recent experiences of loss and grief. Noongar artist Greg Barr creates emotive abstract paintings that detail elements of his cultural heritage. David Guhl makes vibrant and colourful works of the Western Australian landscape in a distinct and iconic style. The work of Rebecca Johnston is inspired by her childhood friend, 'Pippa' – a daschund. Each of Johnston's quirky dogs has a unique character, including attentive ears, panting tongues and wagging tails. Jane Ryan works in embroidery and draws inspiration for her work from memories of her family, friends and New Zealand heritage. The exhibition is curated by Susie Waller, Manager of As We Are.

Image: Greg Barr, Dot to Dot, 2016, acrylic on paper, 32x42cm.

 

Timestamp

MAIN GALLERY

by Robert Kettels & Larissa Lösch

13 June - 19 July 2020

Opening Night 12 June 6-8pm

Timestamp is an exhibition that considers the human condition through deep-time contexts. Artists Rob Kettels and Larissa Losch present a series of drawings, sculpture, video and installation that questions the classical divide between biology and geology by reconsidering the human as inherently one in the same as the environment, where mineral and organism inform each other.

Losch addresses her place within the rush of contemporary life by taking time to draw rocks, her methodology to reflect upon mortality, duration and faith. Kettels, meanwhile, investigates the “real-world” implications and problems of conceptually dividing Life and Nonlife – an ideology underpinning Western ways of knowing – and one used in legitimising the exploitation of minerals located on Aboriginal native title lands.

Image: Larissa Losch, My cousin Kalbarria turned to rock, photograph, Tumblagooda sandstone, lichen/fungi, 30x30cm

 

Larrikins

PROJECT SPACE

by Taylor Reudavey

13 June - 19 July 2020

Opening Night 12 June 6-8pm

Larrikins is a video artwork by Perth-based performance artist Taylor Reudavey. It critiques the idea of larrikin masculinity through the practice of drag kinging. Larrikins follows the characters of Troy Knightley, Julian Mirage and Gavin “Gav” Stone – all performed by Reudavey in drag.

Reudavey’s work draws on the history of transgression in feminist performance art, as well as the present-day online culture wars in which transgression has arguably become a characteristic of the alt-right. The project aims to re-articulate the archetypal Australian larrikin as queer, left-wing and feminist.

Image: Taylor Reudavey, Boys’ Club, 2019, installation detail. Photo: Taylor Reudavey.

 
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Defence/Defiance

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by Holly O'Meehan

25 July- 30 August 2020

Opening Night 24 July 6-8pm

Defence/ Defiance is an exhibition by Holly O’Meehan inspired by the native bushland and coastal landscapes of Great Southern region. Combining ceramics, crochet, and found objects, O’Meehan alternately entices and repels the viewer through contrasts of texture and medium.

The exhibition considers the way nature responds to human interference such as land clearing, farming, introduced animals, roads and other infrastructure. It presents an imagined evolution of landmarks covered in spikes, quills, thorns, and teeth – all elements in nature that act as a defensive mechanisms.

Image: Holly O’Meehan, Southern Coastline, 2018, porcelain, 30x26x22cm.

 

Outgrowth

PROJECT SPACE

by Alana Di Giacomo

25 July - 30 August 2020

Opening Night 24 July 6-8pm

In this exhibition artist Alana Di Giacomo examines the ways organic matter and human elements can entwine and interact. Found materials, both industrial and organic, are reinterpreted as hybrids and new forms. Di Giacomo presents a series of poetical sculptures and installation art that respond to the natural and historical context of Heathcote Cultural Precinct. The artist writes:

I am interested in how organic matter can disintegrate into abstract images as if one material passes into another form in an unstable manner. To explore a real physicality and movement contained within the works. As if walking around something and being confronted by its tactility, weight, texture, tension and decay.

 

Image: Alana Di Giacomo, Framework Structure, 2019, handmade timber frame, found white coral, 30x30x40cm.

 

HEATHCOTE SELECT

MAIN GALLERY

by Artists TBC

5 September - 11 October 2020

Opening Night 4 September 6-8pm

Heathcote Museum & Gallery is proud to present Heathcote Select, an exhibition of tertiary graduate students from Western Australian arts institutions selected by curator Jana Braddock.

Image: Heathcote Select 2019. Samuel Bennett, Doll Boy, 2019, installation detail. Photo: Daniel Grant.

 

Habitation & Decay

PROJECT SPACE

by Ben Crappsley

5 September - 11 October 2020

Opening Night 4 September 6-8pm

Ben Crappsley presents Habitation & Decay, an exhibition proposing the cockroach as a helpful subject in considering positive and negative aspects of our society’s occupation of the environment. Cockroaches are often viewed as a pest that needs to be removed from our domestic habitat. Though they share our space, they dwell in a substratum of our built environment and our psyche.

Mixed media works on paper investigate combinations of cockroach images with iconic motifs of human habitation to reconsider our relationship with these insects. How can the cockroach be developed as a metaphor for philosophical contemplation?

Image: Ben Crappsley, Habit of Decay, 2019, digital collage, mixed media on paper, 17x18cm.

 

Tilt

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by Erin Coates

17 October 2020- 17 January 2021

Opening Night 16 October 6-8pm

Now in its 12th iteration, Tilt is an annual exhibition inviting an artist to present new artwork in response to the important history and landscape of Point Heathcote/Kooyagoordup. In 2020, Erin Coates will be in-residence producing work examining the local river ecology, human use, historic incidents, folklore and hydrological cycles. The artist writes:

My recent practice has focused on the oceanic Gothic in relation to Australia’s unique marine flora and fauna, while exploring human psychological and physical thresholds. I am interested in extending my exploration of underwater spaces into the river environment at Heathcote. I have previously drawn on the tropes and visual language of horror in cinema and the abject to disrupt how gender is represented on screen. I have a specific background in rock climbing and free-diving, which underpins my interests in female athleticism and physicality. I can see the rich potential for how these themes could play out with a work based on my interactions with the river at Heathcote and research into this site.

Image Credit: Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari, Dark Water, 2019, still from video.

 

Some kinda fantasy

PROJECT SPACE

by Luisa Hansal

17 October - 22 November 2020

Opening Night 16 October 6-8pm

Some kinda fantasy is an exhibition about the idea of the female body. Artist Luisa Hansal presents sculpture and video that explores the experience of the body as a changing, temporal, and corporeal being. The project employs dough as a sculptural material, its ephemeral properties acting as a metaphor for the human body and also an expression of indulgence or gluttony.

Though Hansal’s work is up-beat and humorous, it also references the taboo aspects of embodiment, challenging the feminine constructs and the psychological conditions tied to the female human body.

Image: Luisa Hansal, Larinda (detail), 2018, lycra bodysuit, yeast, flour, water, oil, wax, pigment, synthetic hair and cotton underpants, dimensions variable.

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