Current Exhibitions

Defence/Defiance

Holly O'Meehan

7 July – 15 August 2021

Opening 16 July 6-8pm

Habitation Decay

7 July – 15 August 2021

Opening 16 July 6-8pm

Exhibitions 2020–2021

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Defence/Defiance

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by Holly O'Meehan

7 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 16 July 6-8pm

Habitation & Decay

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by Ben Crappsley

7 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 16 July 6-8pm

Goolugatup Invitational

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Inez Edwards, Chantel Magor, Cedar Rankin-Cheek, Harrison Riekie, Megan Shaw, Kat Wilson-Smith

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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Always holding something

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBA

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

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Defence/Defiance

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by Holly O'Meehan

7 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 16 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

7 July- 15 August 2021

Opening 16July 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

Inez Edwards, Chantal Magor, Cedar Rankin-Cheek,

Harrison Riekie, Megan Shaw, Kat Wilson-Smith

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.

Image: Peter Cheng

 
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Always holding something

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by Luisa Hansal

9 October 2021 - TBA

Opening 8 October 6-8pm

Always holding something 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.