Darwin Trip: Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Register your interest now for an art trip to the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).

The details are as follows:

  • Commence in Darwin  evening of Wednesday August 4
  • Concluding Monday August 9th
  • There will be a small bus to transport us to the various events.
  • Liz has booked a number of rooms at the Mindil Beach Casino.
  • Everyone will be responsible for their own airfares.
  • All meals are to be the responsibility of the individual members except dinner on Saturday August 7 which will be organised as a group event.

Please register your interest ASAP to avoid disappointment
[email protected]

Lea Taylor JSP Artist Visit

We will be visiting the studio of John Stringer Prize artist Lea Taylor’s studio on May 29 at 3pm.

Details will be emailed to members.

Artist Visits – JSP

Two artist visits will begin at 11am in Mount Lawley on Sunday May 16: Theo Costantino in Mount Lawley followed by lunch and then a visit to the studio of Clare McFarlane.

For privacy reasons, the addresses for each have been emailed to members of the Collectors Club.

RSVP is essential due to covid restrictions.

Ross Potter Exhibition Opening (not official CC event)

Collectors Club Members are invited to the opening of John Stringer finalist, Ross Potter’s exhibition on Saturday May 1 from 2pm-4pm.

The exhibition, Pretty Bird, runs until 29 May at Kamile Gallery, 3 Cathedral Square, Perth.

This is not an official Collectors Club event so your RSVP should be directed to [email protected] 

Artist Visit JSP Daniel Kristjansson

The first of the 2021 John Stringer Prize artist visits is coming up. Details of where to go have been emailed to members. Please email the secretary, Evelyn, if you are not sure.

Daniel Kristjansson is a multi-disciplinary artist, teacher and former swimming pool maintenance guy now living in Midland, Western Australia. His art is a suburban perspective on the tantalising pull of natural chaos and complexity. Through photography and sculpture he creates abstracted objects or spaces that demand exploration, built from source material gathered in areas of conflict between human terraformation and the beautiful rot of natural growth. His photographic work Voidland was featured in PICA’s Hatched exhibition in 2020.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah – Everything is True – Members Event

Presented in association with the John Curtin Gallery, members are invited to this special Festival event. Gallery Director Chris Malcolm will be attending.

Date: Sunday 21 March

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: John Curtin Gallery

Everything Is True is the largest ever assembly of sculptural work by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, a Perth-based artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from domestic spaces. This exhibition presents audiences with a blend of exquisite technical virtuosity, material intrigue and a palpable presence that can be both playful and terrifying.

Drawing on the narrative capacity of animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdul-Rahman aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, identity and the agency of culture. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magicrealism, creating poetic interventions with the built environment.

Everything Is True fills the entire John Curtin Gallery for an emotionally charged journey through the memories, dreamscapes and spiritual imagination of one of Australia’s most compelling contemporary artists.

Sculpture by the Sea Indoor Exhibition

Members are invited to the Sculpture by the Sea Indoor Exhibition
Venue: Sea View Golf Club
Date: March 11 at 4:30 pm
Several artists will be present.
Drinks and refreshments provided

See more about Sculpture by the Sea here: https://sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/

Photo: Haruyuki Uchida, Merry Gate, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020. Photo by Clyde Yee

AGWA Event for Members

Collectors Club event at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

When: Wednesday March 10 at 5:30 pm
Parking: AGWA Foundation Carpark
Drinks will be in the Centenary Galleries prior to exhibition tour
RSVP required (check your email). This event is for members only.

Intimate after-hours tour of the AGWA’s new Indigenous gallery space, Balancing Act, with Curator of Indigenous Art Carly Lane and AGWA Director Colin Walker. Carly and Colin will discuss AGWA’s approach to Indigenous collecting moving forward including the ideological themes surrounding collecting and the power of AGWA’s vast collection to form a social, cultural and political standpoint. The space is completely refurbished and will be the largest space of Indigenous works in the state.

This is an opportunity for members to meet AGWA Director Colin Walker.

John Stringer Prize Launch Night

The launch of the John Stringer Prize 2021 will be held on Sunday 7 March.  The Collectors Club will announce the Finalists for the 2021 Prize at the event and those artists available will be attending.

Please see the email that will be sent closer to the event date for details.

This is a private event for members of the Collectors Club and invited guests.

Exhibition: Tania Ferrier, Fremantle Arts Centre

Please join us for the first Collectors event of 2021 (subject to Covid restrictions):
Tania Ferrier
Sunday February 21 at 11.00am

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre

About Tania Ferrier
Tania Ferrier has two pieces, purchased in 1989 by John Stringer, in the AGWA collection as well as her Angry Underwear bought by Stefano Carboni in 2019. Currently, she has a film,  Angry Underwear,  at the Know My Name exhibition showing at the NGA in the ACT.  Tania is currently artist in residence at the Fremantle Arts Centre.
There is live music later that afternoon at the Fremantle Arts Centre as well as a cafe for those who would like to make an afternoon of it.