- 2003 Exhibition Programme -

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Susanna Castledon

Recipient of the 2002 Galerie Düsseldorf, Curtin University, School of Art, Post Graduate Scholarship.

Kevin Robertson: An Overview

  • 13 April - 11 May 2003

Pamela Gaunt: FLORIBUNDA :

A solo exhibition of New Works
In this exhibition Pamela Gaunt explores the relationship between political and aesthetic issues associated with the use of flowers as decorative and symbolic motifs in history.

Link to SoloExhibition: Floribunda

Online Only - In Focus April 2003:

Galliano Fardin

Lake Clifton - Western Australia

Online Only - In Focus May 2003:

Bevan Honey

A solo exhibition of new work opens on Sunday 17 August 2003


  • 25 May to 19 June 2003

Kevin Robertson: CLOUD PAINTINGS 2002 - 2003

A solo exhibition of New Paintings
Through the open studio window, passing clouds draw their own shapes across the city skyline. Inside the studio, and in real time, Kevin Robertson eagerly studies their ever changing form as he draws them into and onto a series of large canvasses - before they are gone forever.

Link to Kevin Robertson: In Focus Artist for March 2003

July 2003

Richard Gunning

Richard Gunning's paintings reveal an intense interest in the aesthetic possibilities of the interior spaces of studio and home. Focus is upon the value and integrity of ordinary objects within these settings-a shoe, ladder, chair, fruit, flowers. In the works (whether scrutinising a few objects or an entire room) concentration is upon variety of surface texture and compositional balance, aided by the unifying (and often dramatic) effects of colour and light.

Drawing for The Blue Table 2002
Charcoal and conte on Paper
80 x 61 cm


  • 6 - 27 July 2003

Mike Singe

"Are we there yet" a solo exhibition of new work
"Are we their yet?" I wonder how many holiday juggernauts have reverberated to these words, uttered by small humans suddenly viewing unfamiliar landscapes from their elevated booster seats. Having left familiar territory, they are now incapable of assessing accurately the distance and scale of the journey they are suddenly undertaking. How long will it be before the Promised Land is reached and how will they recognize it when they get there? As a young child I remember the amusement my patient parents derived from "Are we there yet?" I seem to remember on one trip to Merredin uttering these words somewhere just out of Midland. This statement was humorous to my parents because of the innocent nature of my question (and because there was well over two hundred kilometres to go).
As I grew older I stopped asking "Are we their yet?" I knew where we were going and how long it would take to reach our destination. As an adult I find myself less reassured about the world and "Are we there yet?" has made its way back into my vocabulary. The question now refers predominately to the quality of the destination and whether it is worth the trip, rather than the distances involved. Should we travel any further when the bitumen on which we have stopped looks decidedly better than the loose gravel ahead?
Recently I have asked these same questions of the city I live in, Perth, Western Australia. Perth seems to be growing at an alarming rate, but I am not convinced it knows where it is headed. The exhibition "Are we there yet?" takes a humorous look at the Perth Landscape and asks the question "Is Perth there yet?"
In this exhibition you will find reproductions of everyday objects meticulously made from the pages of Perth street directories. While these objects represent the real thing their function has been denied by the nature of the material used for their construction. These are reproductions of static objects made from a material designed to aid navigation through the Perth landscape. A metaphor perhaps for Perth’s endless desire to move further out into the world even though it may not have the appropriate means to do so. Denying the intended function of an object permits an alternative function to be substituted in its place. This new function allows for a more humorous view to be taken on a subject, in this case the Perth Landscape. In this exhibition a garden rake becomes a property developer, a closed venetian blind shows you an expansive view of the Perth Landscape, and a loaf of sliced bread becomes a land subdivision. Ultimately I am not sure how far down the development highway Perth has travelled. Perhaps the most important question to ask is where would be the best place to stop. That place may be just around the bend or perhaps, in a race to get there, has Perth taken a new bypass road and missed it altogether. Finally, don’t take this statement too seriously. I think you will find the work far more interesting than any statement I am able to produce.

Link to previous solo exhibition


August 2003

Brian McKay

Winner of the 2002 Mandorla Religious Art Prize


  • 17 August - 7 September 2003

Bevan Honey


September 2003

Howard Taylor

Link to Art Gallery of Western Australia in depth Howard Taylor web pages: http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/howardtaylor/

To coincide with the opening of the Howard Taylor Retrospective

Howard Taylor : Phenomena

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
17 September – 30 November 2003

The Art Gallery of Western Australia
5 February – 2 May 2004

Curator: Gary Dufour, Deputy Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Catalogue Essayist: Russell Storer, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, a Commonwealth Government Program
supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.

  • 5 - 26 October 2003

Lidija Dombrovska Larsen

5 - 26 October 2003



Richard Gunning

Interior Paintings

5 - 26 October

  • 9 November - 7 December 2003
Breakdown, decay, transformation, weathering and most of all the passing of time. All these aspects are part of the ongoing exploration of painting as a metaphor for life, decay and renewal. The compost heap is as important as an organised filing cabinet.
That is what this group of paintings is about
which is a continuation of what I have been doing - what keeps me going.
(Galliano Fardin October 2003)

Artists Represented :
James Angus, Su Baker, Eugenie Keefer Bell, Jon Cattapan, Susanna Castelden, Douglas Chambers, Lesley Duxbury, Ernst Ellemunter, Sarah Elson, Caspar Fairhall, Galliano Fardin, Pamela Gaunt, Joss Gregson, Richard Gunning, Marie Hobbs, Bevan Honey, Jill Kempson, Lidija Dombrovska Larsen, Brian McKay, Hilarie Mais, Allan Mitelman, Frank Morris, Tom Müller, Jánis Nedéla, Louise Paramor, Jon Plapp John Peart, Stuart Ringholt, Kevin Robertson, Megan Salmon, Douglas Sheerer, Mike Singe , Ted Snell, Alex Spremberg, John Teschendorff, Valerie Tring, Judith Wright,

The Estate of Howard H Taylor, The Estate of David Watt