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Even Keel Exhibition

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When

From Thursday 18 June until Saturday 4 July the Wanneroo Gallery will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am - 4pm and Saturdays from 10am - 1pm.

From Monday 6 July extended opening hours will be put in place for the July school holidays:

  • Monday - Friday // 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday // 10am - 1pm

From the week commencing 20 July, the Wanneroo Gallery will be closed until new exhibition is available.

Where
Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
Free

Wanneroo Gallery’s latest offering Even Keel explores the region’s nautical and maritime heritage paying homage to the constellation of shipwrecks that lie off the Wanneroo coastline. Even Keel navigates 1980’s yachting glories, maritime discoveries and the history of Marmion’s whaling station through large scale, awe-inspiring installations, colourful memorabilia and artefacts steeped in local history and mystery.

Featuring artists Erin Coates, Penny Coss, Michael Doherty, Carly Lynch, Laurel Nannup, Anna Nazzari and Ross Potter, Even Keel showcases new artwork by Tony Jones and Matt Dickmann, A Dragon reimagined/Thinking about a Dragon, the reconstructed 30 foot yacht, Gustel X1.

Even Keel draws from the City of Wanneroo’s cultural collections, including work by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and the original log books from the ghost ship, S.S. Alkimos.

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HOME Exhibition

HOME exhibition

When:
18 November 2019 to 1 February 2020 // Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Where:
Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo
Cost:
Free

HOME explores stories of migration and the meaning of home drawn from the City of Wanneroo’s cultural collections. Bringing together personal narratives, creative works and opportunities to engage with the tangible and intangible practices, traditions, knowledge and stories of our diverse community.

Virtual tour of the Home Exhibition

Hearsay Exhibition

Hearsay Exhibition poster

When: 
Monday 8 July to Saturday 31 August 2019  // Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Where:
The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

Hearsay shares fire-side tales of the ghostly Alkimos wreck, big cat sightings dare-devil feats of the Birdman Rally, UFOs, to the adventures of Moondyne Joe. Set to the backdrop of the shipwreck coast and the Gnangara pine, and drawn from the rich history of the Wanneroo and surrounding region, the exhibition blurs the line between fact and fiction.

Lean in and listen closely. Hearsay encourages visitors to discover, wonder and delight in these quirky tales, featuring artworks, theatrical performances and highlights from the City of Wanneroo collections. An exhibition that will cause you to turn to the person next to you and say “Well I heard…”

Virtual tour of the Hearsay Exhibition

2019 Community Art Awards & Exhibition

Art Award Winner 2019

When:
Saturday 4 May – Friday 14 June 2019 // Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Where:
The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

The City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards & Exhibition is a major feature of the City’s cultural calendar and has been held annually since 2001. 230 artworks will be on show featuring a diversity of works in the categories of painting, works on paper and sculpture. The exhibition also provides an opportunity for a range of artists, who reside in Western Australia, to potentially sell their artwork and be eligible to win a prize from the award pool of $16,800.

Virtual tour of the 2019 Community Art Awards Exhibition

The Art of Eli Zagoria

artwork by Eli Zagoria

When: 
Sat 17 November - Sat 15 December 2018 // Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Closed Sundays and public holidays.

Where: 
The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost: 
FREE

In Arcadia I once asked Eli in which language did he think, to which he cleverly replied “I think in pictures” – Michael Perry Kotzen quoted in - David Solly Sandler. ‘100 Years of ARC Memories: Arcadia-South African Jewish Orphanage, 1906-2006.’ 

The City of Wanneroo and local collector David Solly Sandler are proud to present an exhibition of artworks by the late Eli Zagoria, a prolific local artist who emigrated from South Africa in 1992 and made his living painting and sketching the people and places of Perth.

Eli sketched over 15 000 portraits in his lifetime and mastered the art of oil painting on various surfaces. His artworks capture iconic scenes of Perth in the 1990s and are also influenced by his own fascinating life. Latvian born, Eli grew up in a Jewish orphanage in South Africa and fought at Tobruk in WWII before being taken as a Prisoner of War in Italy and Germany which through amazing circumstances changed the arc of his life towards painting and illustration. 

Visit the Gallery at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre from Saturday 17 November to Saturday 15 December to see an extensive collection of original works by this fascinating artist.

Join collector David Solly Sandler every Wednesday morning at 10:30am during the exhibition to hear about Eli Zagoria’s artwork.

WANNEROO REMEMBERS: THE CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE EXHIBITION

Black and white photograph

When: 
Saturday 20 October - Saturday 24 November 2018 // Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Where: 
Conference Room, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost: 
FREE

Between 1914 and 1918, 23 members of the Wanneroo community served in the ‘War to End All Wars’. In the 100th anniversary year of the end of the global conflict that scarred the beginning of the 20th century, we remember those who served. Some lost their lives, some returned to home and family forever changed by the experience. This exhibition honours those men that went to war and the loved ones who waited for them. 

They include James Dunn Bennett who lost his life in 1915 at Gallipoli on what came to be known as Anzac Day, and Richard William Bettles who was a captured in France in April 1917 and interned as a Prisoner of War at Limburg, Germany until he was repatriated in January 1919. 

If you have any stories or information about local soldiers in the First World War, the Wanneroo Regional Museum would love to hear from you. Contact us by email: museum@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or call 9405 5920.
 

TREASURED

 shelsher nurture cow art collection

Image: Amanda Shelsher, ‘Nurture’, bone china, acquired 2004, City of Wanneroo Art Collection.

When: 
25 August - 6 October, 2018 

Where: 
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost: 
FREE

Come along and be swept away by a new exhibition celebrating the spirit of curiosity and the act of discovery. Stepping away from traditional ideas of treasure, Treasured turns our gaze towards the natural environment, heritage and art to explore ideas of value and significance.

Featuring Christophe Canato, Claire Davenhall, Lee Harrop, Bronwen Holding, Clare McFarlane, Lia McKnight, Britt Mikkelsen, Lewis Nannup, Ron Nyisztor, Leesa Padget, Greg Pryor, Judy Rogers, Amanda Shelsher, Wade Taylor and Declan White; alongside artwork from the City of Wanneroo Art Collection and Cultural Heritage Collections. 

TREASURED is part of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre’s Find Your Treasure series which incorporates Children’s Book Week across City of Wanneroo libraries, a Pirate’s Lair in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre conference room and much more. 

For more information, click below:

Find Your Treasure Series

What’s your treasure? 

Contribute to the exhibition through the Program for Schools and engagement program. 
 

Narrative Threads - Exploring history, place and identity

Narrative Threads image

Image: Wendy Lugg, Gwalia Wife, (2011), vintage cotton net garment, cotton thread, image courtesy the artist.

When
30 June to 11 August 2018 // Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Where
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

Narrative Threads explores place, history and identity.  The artists involved are all women with an interest in history and place and how these relate to their own identity.  Among them are collectors, re-users of other people's discards, explorers of everyday life and domestic traditions; those who draw on family stories and memory; and migrants whose work investigates the divide between different landscapes and cultures.  

The exhibition features artwork by Wendy Lugg, who has lived a lifetime in Western Australia, and invited artists Helena Bogucki, Trish Little, Elisa Markes-Young and Janie Matthews, who were all born elsewhere.

They come together to exhibit textiles, jewellery, installation and photography, alongside artefacts, tools and samples that give insight into their inspiration, ideas and processes. 

The themes being explored by the artists closely align with the history of Wanneroo, which has strong elements of migration, maintaining cultural and domestic traditions, adjusting to new landscapes and creatively using and repurposing available resources.  

To view all activities taking place in the Stitch in Time Series, click below:

A Stitch in Time events

Homespun: The Fabric of Family

Homespun Image

When
30 June to 11 August 2018 // Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Where
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Conference Room, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

The word ‘homespun’ connotes both a rough fabric worn by country people and the human qualities thought to be associated with life in the country and of ‘home’. In the nineteenth-century United States, poets and novelists celebrated an idealised ‘age of homespun’ that symbolised the virtues of self-sufficiency and egalitarian simplicity. It is these qualities that defined the people of the once rural outpost of Wanneroo 16miles (nearly 26 km) from Perth. Home and Family formed the fabric of this community and we celebrate it with favourite objects from the Wanneroo Regional Museum Collection. From samplers to sewing machines, these domestic items speak of a simpler time of self-sufficiency born of necessity.

The themes being explored by the artists closely align with the history of Wanneroo, which has strong elements of migration, maintaining cultural and domestic traditions, adjusting to new landscapes and creatively using and repurposing available resources.  

To view all activities taking place in the Stitch in Time Series, click below:

A Stitch in Time events

2018 Community Art Awards and Exhibition

Christophe canato untitled open award acquisitive

When
12 May to 22 June 2018 // Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Where
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

The City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition is major feature of the City’s cultural calendar. This popular event has been held annually since 2001. With 230 artworks on show, the 2018 exhibition features a diversity of works in the categories of painting, drawing and sculpture. The exhibition provides an opportunity for a range of artists, who reside in Western Australia, to potentially sell their artwork and be eligible to win a prize, from the Award pool of $16,800. 

Image: Christophe Canato, Untitled, digital photography.  Image courtesy the artist

For more information on the Community Art Award and Exhibition click below:

Community Art Award and Exhibition

Northern Perspectives 2018

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When:
16 February - 29 March 2018 // 10:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Saturday)

Where:
Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost:
FREE

Northern Perspectives 2018 showcased the artwork of Year 11 and 12 students from schools within the cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling.  The exhibition provides students with the opportunity to display their work in a world class gallery environment and encourages entries from a variety of mediums.

In 2018, 14 schools featured in the exhibition, displaying artwork from 58 students, from a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, etching and mixed media; sculpture and ceramics; textiles and wearable art; and digital, including photography.

2018 Encouragement Award Winners

Joanne le jungle asians winner overall encouragement award

Joanne Le, ‘Jungle Asians’, Ashdale Secondary College

Yasmine mnahy women in steam city of wanneroo resident encouragement award

Yasmine Mnahy, ‘Women in STEAM’, Ashdale Secondary College 

Alison lane testimony

Alison Lane, ‘Testimony’, St Stephen’s School, Carramar

Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank exhibition

Anne Frank exhibition

When
10 November 2017 to 22 December 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Where
WLCC Gallery

Cost
FREE

"Let Me Be Myself" contains seven historical modules. The structure and design of this part of the new exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank.

Large-size pictures show Anne's happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding.

In a consequent manner the exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person. 

To emphasise the chronological order of events, almost every panel contains a time line. 

Below the time line is the personal story of Anne Frank and above the time line the visitor is confronted with the 'big historical events' of that time. In this manner it is easy to understand the connections between the 'small' and 'big' history.

Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting. (Amsterdam).

Anne Frank Sponsor Logos

'We All Sleep' by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

We All Sleep

When
28 July to 26 August 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays and public holidays)

Where
Conference Room, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

The City of Wanneroo in conjunction with Fremantle Press are thrilled to exhibit the original artworks from ‘We All Sleep’.

Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.

Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015

Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg

Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, installation view Artspace, Sydney, 2016. Photo: Zan Wimberley

When
15 July to 26 August 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Where
Main Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015 presents the full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time, the exhibition spans 16 years of the artist and editor’s collaborative practice and includes their most recent work, The Art (2015).

The exhibition is an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. In this suite of montages, Moffatt and Hillberg source footage from Hollywood films, tapping into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects like art, revolution, love and destruction. 

Moffatt’s recent appointment as Australia’s representative artist at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 is testament to the timeliness in presenting this significant body of work.

Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 was curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW. 

PLEASE NOTE:
This exhibition contains

  • Adult themes
  • Coarse language
  • Violence
  • Nudity
  • Sex scenes
  • Drug use

Montages logoband

'Scar' by Michael Jalaru Torres

‘Scar’ by Michael Jalaru Torres

When
Saturday 24 June to Friday 21 July 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays and public holidays)

Where
Conference Room, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

An exhibition by Indigenous photographer, Michael Jalaru Torres in collaboration with Paper Mountain Gallery.

Generations of marking the landscape, objects and the skin has shown that Australia’s first peoples had a complex language of design that connected with an oral history spanning regions and lifetimes forever evolving to the markings of today. 

A certain line forming a design on each surface tells a unique songline - animal designs next to a Jill, scarring of the skin shows years of lore, patterns on wood showing clan groups and songlines, carvings on shell to tell stories in dance. All these markings are timeless.

Today we use inks and pigments, metal and digital code to make new markings. These markings show contemporary life of first peoples in the new global connected world, using new techniques we make new scars on the landscape, express ourselves with ink on skin, share new songlines on paper and canvas and capture our liyarn (Soul) and people on camera. Our people are forever evolving to share our stories and today is no different.

This series showcases modern and traditional stories connected by the people and the country. The artists’ eyes and hands creates modern dance of movement over time using cameras and paper, capturing the vibrant colours of country to the raw emotion of monochrome images of his people. These images tell a story through the lines and patterns, the scars that everyone has of their life expressed on their skin to the shifting movement of country of six seasons.

Artist Talk with Gary Hillberg

Gary Hillberg

Gary Hillberg, image courtesy of Shepparton Art Museum: http://www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au/ 

When
22 July at 2pm

Where
Main Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

Join us in the Wanneroo Gallery for a free Artist Talk with Gary Hillberg, followed by a Q&A session on Saturday 22 July, 2pm. Bookings not necessary but please register your attendance no later than 15 July by email to: julianne.mackay@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Max 30 people, suitable for teenagers and above, the session will last approximately one hour.

Gary Hillberg is Tracey Moffatt's long-term collaborator and worked closely with her on the films exhibited in Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015. Gary is well respected within both the art and film industries, having worked as a filmmaker, editor and producer for over 20 years. 

In addition to expanding on the themes explored in the exhibition, Gary will be able to offer a unique insight into how film and filmmaking techniques have changed over the years. The artist talk will be followed by a Q&A session where Gary can answer your questions. 

Community Art Awards and Exhibition

Artist and his artwork

Image: Papa #3, Andy Quilty, 2016 Overall Winner

When
13 May to 17 June 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Where
Main Gallery & Conference Room, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Cost
FREE

The City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition is a major feature of the City's cultural calendar and is very popular with the local community, held annually since 2001.

The exhibition provides a low cost opportunity for a mix of artists, from first time exhibitors, to hobbyists, semi-professionals and professional artists, who reside in Western Australia to exhibit, potentially sell their artwork and be eligible to win a prize.

The exhibition is a great opportunity for students and schools to visit the gallery and be inspired by the diversity of artwork and media on display.

For more information

Wanneroo.wa.gov.au/artawards

Claimed Lands: The impact of colonisation on the Western Australian landscape

Claimed Lands piece

When
18 February 2017 to 8 April 2017

Jess Hart's practice is influenced by her Indigenous History and Knowledge major and interest in colonial settlement. Her artwork is centred around the idea of our shared past, to make art that challenges the viewer and the generally accepted discourse of local history. Her aim is to create a series of works that blur the line between museum and art.

This exhibition has been facilitated in partnership with Paper Mountain an artist-run initiative, Gallery and co-working space, dedicated to supporting a diverse range of contemporary art projects. Jess Hart is the University of WA’s recipient of the Artsource Industry Award 2016, an award offered to the most industry-ready graduates from the art faculties of Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, North Metropolitan (TAFE) and the University of WA. 

Pictured above: Cause and Effect, was created to represent the effects of farming on the natural landscape and how this destruction of the environment has influenced the way farmers can use their land. The salt rising from the ground, and the fires destroying the land and crops above, whilst the clearing of the gum trees to make way for crops and cattle, exacerbates the problem of salinity. 

Northern Perspectives

Northern Perspectives

When
24 February to 8 April 2017

Northern Perspectives is a relatively new exhibition for Western Australian high school art students to be involved in and we would like to invite you and your school to participate in 2017. We have made some changes to make the exhibition even more accessible to students and to provide an outstanding opportunity for secondary schools to present students' works in a world-class gallery space.

The exhibition will be open to all art and design students in year 11 and 12 from the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling.

Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices

Creche scene

When
1 December 2016 to 14 January 2017

Wanneroo Gallery was home to a new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices, which brought to light a previously hidden aspect of Australia’s past. The exhibition was curated by the National Archives of Australia and offered those affected by forced adoptions the opportunity to share their experiences – some for the first time ever.

It is estimated that at least 150,000 adoptions took place from the 1950s to the 1970s; a significant number of them were forced adoptions.  Many of the women who had their babies taken were unmarried and, because of the stigma attached to unmarried mothers at the time, were often forced to live a lie for decades. For some, it was a secret they took to their graves. 

The National Archives have also developed a website, following former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s national apology to those affected by forced adoptions and it aims to show the truth – that the babies taken for adoption were dearly loved and wanted by their parents.

The exhibition was a tribute to the courage and generosity of those who volunteered to share their experiences and, in doing so, exposed this aspect of Australia’s history.  

The companion website can be viewed at: http://forcedadoptions.naa.gov.au

A Crash of Rhinos

A Crash of Rhinos

When
26 August - 12 October 2016

The City of Wanneroo in conjunction with the State Library of Western Australia exhibited the work from the highly acclaimed children’s author/illustrator Patricia Mullins.

A Crash of Rhinos was published in 2010 and won the Notable Book (Picture Book of the Year) CBCA Awards in 2011. The complete set of illustrations and preliminary material from the book was acquired in 2011 by the State Library of Western Australia to be included in their Dr Peter Williams collection of illustrations and thanks to their generous loan to the Wanneroo Gallery, we were able to showcase these works to a new audience.

Collecting Stories and Telling Tales

Collecting Stories furniture in a room

When
22 July 2016

Part installation and part exhibition, Collecting Stories and Telling Tales shares the diverse stories of people who have called Wanneroo home or who have a connection to the area.

A collection of photographs, art, maps, historical objects, films and oral histories take visitors through Wanneroo’s history from before settlement through to recent times.

Artwork for the exhibit was completed with Bunbury artist Troy Bennell and students from Yanchep Beach, Madeley, Roseworth, Alkimos, Hocking and Wanneroo primary schools. The colours of the artwork represent the six Noongar seasons.

Bush Babies - Honouring our Elders

Bush babies

When
21 July 2016 - 22 Augusty 2016

Bush Babies – Honouring our Elders was a collection of paintings of sixteen Elders who were painted as part of Community Arts Network’s Bush Babies community arts project.

The Community Arts Network’s Bush Babies community arts project records and preserves the unique stories of the Elders who were born in the bush, reserves, missions or fringes of towns.

The paintings, and the short stories that accompany them, open a window on a sorry part of our history. The Elders featured in this exhibition all lived under harsh government policies that denied them basic human rights, including the privilege of being born at the local hospital. 

Many of them were born in tents, makeshift shelters or under the stars, with senior women in their families serving as midwives. This exhibition gives an outlet to share this story to audiences and create awareness of these issues amongst communities.

The exhibition was inspired by a single photograph taken during one of Community Arts Network’s digital media workshops. The photographer, Jarrad Seng, who is well known for his work with musicians Ed Sheeran and Passenger, captured a stunning image of Ballardong Elder Hazel Winmar on her 99th birthday. The photograph inspired Wheatbelt artist Graham Smith to paint her portrait and this in turn inspired other artists to come forward to volunteer to honour an elder on canvas.