Current Exhibitions

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Larissa Lösch & Rob Kettels

15 May – 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 6-8pm

Outgrowth

Alana Di Giacomo

15 May – 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 6-8pm

Exhibitions 2020–2021

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by Larissa Lösch & Rob Kettels

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

Goolugatup Invitational

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by Artists TBA

21 August - 3 October 2021

Opening 20 August 6-8pm

TILT 2021

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by Curtis Taylor

9 October 2021 -  TBA

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

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Some kinda fantasy

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBA

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

 
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by Larissa Lösch & Rob Kettels

15 May - 27 June 2021

Opening 14 May 6-8pm

Larissa Lösch and Rob Kettels present a series of multi-disciplinary artworks representing their engagement with geology and deep-time contexts. Lösch investigates the dramatic sea cliffs and surrounds of West Cape Howe, Western Australia’s most southerly point. Kettels tries to fathom his encounter with the earth’s oldest known rocks, found in Jack Hills, Western Australia. 

In conventional Western ways of perceiving the environment, geology forms the background to life. Yet Lösch and Kettels take the position that ‘life’ is a co-composition with the geologic. As a result, the hierarchies and categories in the Western imaginary of the environment erode away. These artworks are an attempt (perhaps futile) to grapple with what it means to be human, standing in front of cliffs and timescales of epic magnitude.  

Image: Rob Kettels, Explaining humans to the oldest rocks in the world, 2020, 187cm x 800cm, plastic survey pins. Jack Hills, Western Australia. 

 
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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, Outgrowth, 2021, Beeswax, hand dyed linen, steel bicycle frame tubing, rubber, tree stick, copper, cork, aluminium tubing, foam, spray paint. 180cm x 180cm. 

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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.

 

Goolugatup Invitational
Artists To Be Announced

21 August - 3 October 2021

Opening 20 August 6-8pm

Goolugatup Invitational 2021 features the leading artists graduating from higher education in Western Australia last year. Together they represent the cutting-edge of new cultures of sculpture, installation, sound, printmaking, and tech.

Since 2015, the annual Goolugatup Invitational program has provided early-career artists vital experience in a professional exhibition context and access to a wider audience. It affords graduates an opportunity to develop their practice beyond the constraints of the educational framework.

Image: Samuel Beilby, User-Friendly, 2019, aluminium, film and video monitor, lights, miscellaneous electronics, photo by Daniel Grant.

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Tilt 2021

Curtis Taylor

9 October 2021 - TBA

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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Some kinda fantasy

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBA

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.