Bruno Booth

Bruno Booth

Booth is a disabled artist living in Fremantle, WA. His recent work uses participation and large sculptural forms to create experiential works that challenge the able bodied to navigate a world that is uncomfortable by design. His constructed experiences poke fun at the assumptions many people have surrounding disability and yet they also leave lasting impressions that engender a deeper response from the audience.

He was a resident at Fremantle Arts Centre (2019), Testing Grounds, Melbourne (VIC) (2019), PICA (2017) and North Metropolitan TAFE (2017).

He’s exhibited at the Joondalup Prize (WA) 2019, Firstdraft (NSW) 2019, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (NSW) 2020 and PICA (WA) 2020, The Joondalup Invitation art Prize (WA) 2021, Art Gallery of Western Australia (WA) 2021 and the Fremantle Biennale (WA) 2021.

He was selected for NextWave 2020 (NextWave X artist), PICA Salon 2020, FinePrint Journal (SA) 2020 and Proximity Festival (NAT) 2020 Booth is working on shows for PICA (WA) 2022, Goolugatup/Heathcoate (WA) 2022, Seventh Galleries (VIC) 2022, and The University of Tasmania (TAS) 2023

Holly Yoshida

Holly Yoshida

Holly Yoshida (b.1992) is a painter based in Boorloo/ Perth.

Her practice is informed by historical painting and the conventions of Still Life, choosing to work in dry brushed oil on panel, employing a grisaille technique and subdued palette as she documents and quietly elevates present day mundanity.

The empty room is a recurring motif in Yoshida’s work, the absences and neutrality invite a speculative and voyeuristic gaze, in which we might construct or impose narrative. Through an engagement with the process of painting, she aims to depict the private and invisible by de-familiarising the everyday.

 

Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell is an emerging Badimia and Yued artist living and working on Noongar Boodja in Busselton. She began making about 5 years ago as a result of being a stay-at-home carer for her elderly mother. This time in her life was quite isolating and art was an avenue for her to experience and explore the world around her as well as her culture and finding a voice through creativity. Her artistic practice has since developed and she has had some success with the intention of honouring her people, and communicating how she feels about many contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal people today. She has explored many different processes of artistic practice but has been especially drawn towards sculpture, installation art and more recently portrait painting.

 

Guy Louden

Guy Louden

Guy Louden is an Australian artist and curator living in Walyalup Fremantle and born in Toronto. He has founded and managed experimental galleries and curated major (and minor) exhibitions. His artwork has been exhibited in Australian cities, regions, and online.

Louden was educated at University of Sydney, University of Manchester, and University of Western Australia. He has postgraduate qualifications in History of Art and in Art Curating.

Louden joined Perth artist-run gallery Moana in 2014, in 2016 co-founded experimental gallery Success, and in 2020 co-founded Private Island gallery. During this time he curated independent exhibitions, including for the Perth Festival.

He began by making art in 2017 and has since exhibited widely including at Firstdraft, Bus Projects, Sawtooth, and Fremantle Arts Centre. In 2020 he was exhibited at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane as part of the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize.

Louden has worked as an art install technician, notably at Carriageworks, Sydney and at Fremantle Arts Centre. He has also worked in remote Aboriginal-owned art centres. He is now assistant curator at Goolugatup Heathcote.

New city gallery visit

Nathan Beard

The Collectors Club committee extends an invitation to members to visit Sweet Pea gallery to see a new exhibition by former JSP favourite Nathan Beard. Following we will visit our good friends at the Art Collective where we will be welcomed for a drink while we view the latest show. Details below:

Sweet Pea Gallery
58 Pier Street
Boorloo(Perth) 6000
Thursday April 21, 5-6 pm

Art Collective
Treasury Precinct
6-7 pm

John Curtin Gallery Visit

John Curtin Gallery

The Collectors Club have been invited by our partners the John Curtin Gallery to view the current show, a collaboration with the Perth Festival, Issac Julien.

All details below:

Sunday April 3rd
11:00 to 1:00 PM
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University

The format will be a guided tour with gallery director Chris Malcolm followed by a picnic lunch. We are seeking volunteers for sandwiches or fruit platters. Please rsvp.

Jacky Cheng Visit

Jacky Cheng

The first JSP artist studio visit is now scheduled, please see below for details:

Sunday 27th March, 10 am – 12
Fremantle Arts Centre
Artist: Jacky Cheng

RSVPs essential as the studio only holds 11 people so we will have to break into smaller groups.