Current Exhibitions

HEATHCOTE SELECT

Samuel Beilby, Emilie Monty, Neisha Phipps, Oliver Ragen, Siahne Rogers, Ruby Smedley, Sonia Wee

26 September – 8 November 2020

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Exhibitions 2020–2021

Heathcote Select

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Group Exhibition

26 September - 8 November 2020

Opening 25 September 6-8pm

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Tilt: Alluvial Gold

by Erin Coates

14 November 2020 - 14 February 2021

Opening 13 November 6-8pm

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I thought it would be roses...

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by Chloe Bartram

14 November 2020 - 14 February 2021

Opening 13 November 6-8pm

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Southern Perspectives 2021

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Group Exhibition

19 February - 21 March 2021
Opening 18 February 2021 6-8pm

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by Astro Morphs

27 March - 9 May 2021
Opening 26 March 2021 6-8pm

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COUNTERPART

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

Coordinator Susie Waller

27 March - 9 May 2021

Opening 26 March 2021 6-8pm

Larrikins

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by Taylor Reudavey

27 March - 9 May 2021

Opening 26 March 2021 6-8pm

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Timestamp

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by Robert Kettels & Larissa Lösch

15 May - 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 6-8pm

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Outgrowth

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by Alana Di Giacomo

15 May - 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 6-8pm

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Defence/Defiance

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by Holly O'Meehan

3 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 2 July 6-8pm

Habitation & Decay

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by Ben Crappsley

3 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 2 July 6-8pm

TILT 2021

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by Artist TBC

9 October 2021 -  TBC

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

 
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Some kinda fantasy

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBC

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

 

HEATHCOTE SELECT

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by Samuel Beilby, Emilie Monty, Neisha Phipps, Oliver Ragen, Siahne Rogers, Ruby Smedley, Sonia Wee.

26 September - 8 November 2020

Opening 25 September 6-8pm

Goolugatup Heathcote Museum & Gallery is proud to present Heathcote Select, an exhibition of tertiary graduate students from Western Australian arts institutions selected by a selection panel on behalf of Goolugatup Heathcote.

Image: Neisha Phipps 204 Plates, 2019, plaster, steel, dimensions vary. 

 

Tilt - Alluvial Gold

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by Erin Coates

14 November 2020 -  14 February 2021

Opening 13 November 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 Goolugatup. 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:

Heathcote has the river embedded in its bones. Between 1927 and 1956 over 3 million tons of oystershells were dredged from the Derbarl Yerrigan/Swan River. The shells, which contain lime, were ground up and used for mortar, cement and building materials throughout Perth during the period that Heathcote was built. I discovered this while exploring the archives at the City of Melville’s Local History Service, and then continued my research by connecting with local marine biologists and by freediving to the depths of the river to better understand the changing ecology. The transference of matter into and out of the river and subsequent impact on estuarine ecology informs my new artwork in Alluvial Gold. The work includes oystershell chainmaille, cast metal dolphin bones, underwater video, graphite drawings and ceramic and silicon sculptures. It brings a visceral drama to the often-forgotten world below the surface of the river and the hydrological and biological processes taking place there.

 

A key component of this project has been my collaboration with composer Stuart James and percussionist Louise Devenish, exploring the instrumental potential of the ceramic and metallic sculptures in combination with existing musical instruments. In addition to creating the sound for the video work, these materials will be used in a new performance work for percussion and electronics, due to premiere in the closing week of the exhibition. 
 

Image Credit: Erin Coates 2020 still from video.

 

I thought it would be roses...

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by Chloe Bartram

14 November 2020 - 14 February 2021

Opening 13 November 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.

 

Southern Perspectives 2021

An exhibition by 2020 Year 12 Visual Art Students

 

20 February to 21 March 2021

Official Opening: Friday, 19 February 2021 6-8pm

Southern Perspectives is an exhibition of thought-provoking artwork from Year 12 Visual Arts students. All exhibiting students graduated in 2020 from selected high schools south of the river.

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

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

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by Astro Morphs

27 March - 9 May 2021

Opening 26 March 2021 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 Goolugatup 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.

 
 

COUNTERPART

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

27 March - 9 May 2021

Opening 26 March 2021 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.

 

Larrikins

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by Taylor Reudavey

27 March - 9 May 2021

Opening 26 March 2021 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.

 

Timestamp

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by Robert Kettels & Larissa Lösch

15 May - 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 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

 

Outgrowth

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by Alana Di Giacomo

15 May - 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 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 Goolugatup Heathcote. 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.

 
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Defence/Defiance

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by Holly O'Meehan

3 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 2 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.

 

Habitation & Decay

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by Ben Crappsley

3 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 2 July 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.

Some kinda fantasy

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBC

Opening 8 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.

Tilt 2021

Artist TBC

9 October 2021 - TBC

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

The Tilt program is part of the annual exhibition schedule and has been developed by the Goolugatup Heathcote Museum and Gallery to support local art practice, inquiry and arts practitioners.

 

Each year an artist is invited to respond to the Point Heathcote/Goolugatup site, with its many layered history, by creating a new body of work. Tilt provides local artists with an opportunity to bring a range of ideas and practice to new audiences, plus engage with a heritage site. Tilt is an invitational exhibition.

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Saturday - Sunday

12pm - 4pm

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Goolugatup Heathcote Cultural Precinct and the City of Melville acknowledge the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.

 

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