Translucent
May
2
to Jun 9

Translucent

Margie Sheppard & Llewelyn Ash

While there are obvious synergies between the work of Margie Sheppard and Llewelyn Ash, with their common transparent layers of bold colour and simple shapes, their exhibition is more than just putting two complementary artists together.

Opening night: 6-8pm Friday 3 May
Opening speaker: Rob Brookman

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Belief in Doubt
May
2
to Jun 9

Belief in Doubt

John Foubister

John’s work is sustained by consideration of ideas about the nature of human reality. He uses painting and drawing to attempt to approximate the way the world fits together and forms in his mind.

Opening night: 6-8pm Friday 3 May
Opening speaker: Rob Brookman


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It Came like Light out of the Walls
Jun
13
to Jul 21

It Came like Light out of the Walls

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison

Gracia & Louise are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature. In their artists' books, prints, zines, drawings, and collages, they use an armoury of play, humour, and perhaps the poetic and familiar too, with the intention of luring you in. 

Opening night: Thursday 13 June


To find out more about Gracia & Louise, please visit the following links:

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison: http://www.gracialouise.com

Marginalia (blog): http://www.graciahaby.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracialouise

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracia.and.louise

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Extra Virgin | SALA 2019
Jul
25
to Aug 25

Extra Virgin | SALA 2019

West Gallery Thebarton’s 2019 SALA exhibition features a group of exciting and emerging artists including Steve Bellosguardo, Max Callaghan, Nicholas Elliott, Thomas Folber, Joel Gailer, Anna Gore, Sam Howie, Jonathan Kim, Nerissa Kyle, Eric Loeschmann, Monika Morgenstern, Loren Orsillo, Tara Rowhani-Farid and Joshua Searson.

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Political Dancer
Aug
29
to Sep 29

Political Dancer

Julie Reed Henderson

As for a dancer embodying a poetic cluster of actions; moment/movement change, liveliness, the semiotic language of art amongst objects comes from their sensory agency; their material proclivities, the qualities that move us.

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Atmospheric Pressure
Aug
29
to Sep 29

Atmospheric Pressure

Joe Felber

Multiple records of successive weather conditions and atmospheric pressure might find echoes in human emotional turbulence. I mimic the immediacy of these parallel processes; adding, subtracting, leaving it open and abstracted to reflect scientific evidence and the layered and integrated maps of an unsettled world.

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Lucia Dohrmann
Aug
29
to Sep 29

Lucia Dohrmann

Lucia Dorhmann’s works speak of the connections between pattern and repetition, textile techniques and mathematics, within the field of painting.

Image courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art. Photography by James Field.

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All's a Mirror
Oct
3
to Nov 3

All's a Mirror

All’s a Mirror pairs renowned Australian ceramicists with a 2D artist of their choice. The exhibition is an opportunity to find synergies between their work, which will be exhibited side by side.

Artist pairings: Stephen Bird & Michael Bell, Ulrica Trulsson & Chris de Rosa, Kirsten Coehlo & Helen Fuller, Bruce Nuske & Christine McCormack, Gerry Wedd & John Foubister, Richard Spoehr & David Rosetzky and Samone Turnbull & Margie Sheppard.

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Duplex
Mar
21
to Apr 28

Duplex

Betty Smart and Greg Geraghty

In a show exploring the idea of relationship, works by two artists are brought into conjunctions that variously interfere with each other in order to create new and expanded readings.

Betty and Greg live and work together in Torrensville, Adelaide.

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Settled Areas
Feb
14
to Mar 17

Settled Areas

Sue Michael and Mark Thomson

Sue Michael and Mark Thomson share a profound fondness for the “settled areas” of the Mid North, the Mallee and Eyre Peninsula. Whilst circumstances have changed in these once prosperous communities, life endures and small mercies are to be found.

Opening night: Friday 15 February 2018

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It's Xmas!
Nov
15
to Dec 16

It's Xmas!

West Gallery Thebarton’s third Christmas show features works from a group of well known contemporary South Australian artists. From printmaking and painting to glass and ceramics, these sometimes bold, sometime whimsical works represent a delightful range of artistic practice.

Artists: Llewelyn Ash, Janet Ayliffe, Yvonne Boag, Chris Cholewa, Jenny Clapson, Yuro Cuchor, Francis Dutton, Yasmin Grass, Suzie Lockery, Sue Michael, Peter Moritz, Kath Oliphant, Regine Schwarzer, Margie Sheppard, Betty Smart and Samone Turnbull.

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Land and Light
Oct
11
to Nov 11

Land and Light

Sculpture by Greg Johns and photography by Michal Kluvanek

When sculptor Greg Johns was asked to choose a 2D artist to exhibit with, he immediately thought of his long-time friend and photographer Michal Kluvanek. His reasoning? The synergy between their work which is based on a shared sensitivity to and connection with the Australian landscape.

Opening night: 6-8pm Friday 12 October
Opening speaker: Christine Nicholls, writer, curator and Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies at Flinders University.

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Glitch
Sep
6
to Oct 7

Glitch

Thomas Folber

A selection of digital prints which explore the aesthetic potential of data corruption and visual mistranslation.

Opening night: 6pm Friday 7 September
Opening speaker: Lisa Slade, Acting Co-Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

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Approaches - Thirteen South Australian Contemporary Painters
Jul
26
to Sep 2

Approaches - Thirteen South Australian Contemporary Painters

Anton Hart, Brigid Noone, Christian Lock, Greg Donovan, Greg Geraghty, James Dodd, Jo Felber, John Foubister, Jordan King, Loren Orsillo, Margie Sheppard, Suzie Lockery and Tara Rowhani-Farid.

Thirteen innovative contemporary South Australian painters describe what drives them to paint.

Opening night: 5.30-7.30pm Friday 27 July
Art After Dark: 5-7pm Thursday 9 August
Artist talk: 2pm Saturday 18 August

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Commorancy
Jun
28
to Jul 22

Commorancy

(interpretation of place)

Trena Everuss, Christobel Kelly, Kath Oliphant, Vicki Reynolds

This exhibition brings together the diverse work of four artists who engage with different countries. Through printmaking, drawing and painting the work reveals distinctly differing ways of being in place.The interpretations range from formal through to abstract. The work of each artist shows an idiosyncratic response to travelling and residing in India, Indonesia, Ireland and Italy.

Opening night: Friday 29 June 2018

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Habitat
May
24
to Jun 24

Habitat

Habitat is an audio-visual exhibition combining the work of nine Australian printmakers with corresponding interpretive soundscapes.  It is a space where two senses meet in order to investigate the way in which the idea of place and identity is formed through sight and sound.

GW Bot, Jan Davis, Rona Green, Alexi Keywan, Martin King, Bruce Latimer, Melissa Smith, Graham Fransella, Travis Paterson and Jay-Dea Lopez.

Opening night: 6pm Friday 25 May 2018.

 

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Sojourn
May
24
to Jun 24

Sojourn

Prints from artist residencies across four national cultures

Geoff Gibbons, Mei Sheong Wong, Beth Evans and Grace Myers.

Beth Evans worked at Trondheim, Norway and Budapest, Hungary; Mei and Geoff in Venice; and Grace, Mei and Geoff all worked at Guanlan, China.

Each location has a long history of established printmaking traditions that underpin the national culture. These artists reveal their responses to new landscapes and cultures through the medium of prints.

Opening night: 6pm Friday 25 May 2018.

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O Solo Trio
Apr
19
to May 20

O Solo Trio

Peter Moritz, Samone Turnbull, Jo Twartz

Over recent years, these three artists have had a tradition of exhibiting together. This time they approach the gallery space as separate entities: Peter Moritz - furniture, Samone Turnbull - ceramics and Jo Twartz - painting and printmaking.

Opening night: 6pm Friday 20 April 2018.

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Sister City Prints
Mar
15
to Apr 15

Sister City Prints

The Sister City Prints project, curated by Andrea Przygonski, exemplifies the essence of cooperation across the barriers of race, class and nation. Eleven contemporary Australian printmakers each collaborate with an international artist.

Amanda Lawler (Vic) & Traci Horgen (USA)
Andrea Przygonski (SA) & Victoria May (USA)
Glenda Orr (Qld) & Kathy Boyle (NZ)
Hannah Williams (SA) & Rea Lynn de Guzman (USA)
Jess Boyce (WA) & Kate Conlon (USA)
Kate Zizys (Vic) & Tosh Ahkit (NZ)
Loique Allain (Vic) & Rosie Teare (France)
Lorelei Medcalf (SA) & Gwen Davies (Canada)
Robyn Finlay (SA) & Ruth McEwan-Lyon (Ireland)
Sandra Starkey Simon (SA) & Fanny Retsek (USA)
Suzie Lockery (SA) & Kristina Paabus (USA/Estonia)

Opening night: 6pm Friday 16 March 2018.

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Yvonne Boag, Yuro Cuchor, Ed Douglas
Feb
8
to Mar 11

Yvonne Boag, Yuro Cuchor, Ed Douglas

Three exciting solo exhibitions stand side by side at West Gallery Thebarton.

Yvonne Boag - Recent Paintings
Yvonne uses bold colour and forms in luscious paint to arrive at large finished works with seeming ease.

Yuro Cuchor - Black Beginning
Yuro creates extraordinary and provocative sculptural objects by combining traditional and contemporary materials, such as clay and acrylic.

Ed Douglas - Past Present
Ed photographs found objects and imbues them with personal meaning.

Opening night: 6pm Friday 9 February 2018.

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We Made It
Nov
16
to Dec 17

We Made It

We Made It is a vibrant exhibition of works from a group of well known contemporary South Australian artists. From printmaking and painting to glass and ceramics, these sometimes bold, sometime whimsical works represent a delightful range of artistic practice.

Artists: Silvana Angelakis, Glen Ash, Llewelyn Ash, Janet Ayliffe, Christine Cholewa, Jenny Clapson, Janette Gay, Yasmin Grass, Deb Jones, Sue Michael, Kath Oliphant, Deborah Sleeman, Samone Turnbull and Jo Twartz.

Opening night: Friday 17 November 2017

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Being and Breath
Oct
4
to Nov 11

Being and Breath

Christine McCormack and Richard Spoehr seek to give form and substance to the ephemeral, each using the alchemical processes of clay and paint, chalk and ink to make solid those elusive and invisible realms of the subconscious.

Opening night: Friday 6 October 2017

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Eight Victorian Printmakers
Aug
30
to Sep 30

Eight Victorian Printmakers

West Gallery Thebarton is excited to present eight well known Victorian printmakers, most of whom will be exhibiting in South Australia for the first time.

Artists: Dean Bowen, Rona Green, Bill Hay, Kyoko Imazu, Deborah Klein, John Ryrie, Heather Shimmen and Deborah Williams.

Opening night: Friday 1 September 2017

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Monumental
Jul
19
to Aug 26

Monumental

Where will the interpretation of Monumental take these 10 South Australian printmakers?

Artists: Silvana Angelakis, Aleksandra Antic, Christobel Kelly, Suzie Lockery, Lloma Mackenzie, Andrea Przygonski, Olga Sankey, Joshua Searson, Sandra Starkey Simon, Margie Sheppard and Joel Gailer.

Opening night: Friday 21 July 2017

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Mark Thomson - Advice to Travellers
Jun
7
to Jul 15

Mark Thomson - Advice to Travellers

Australia, like the rest of the Universe, is more or less empty space and is only sparsely occupied by human beings. We travel across it in our vehicles, hurtling down long straight roads as we journey through sprawling landscapes for endless hours. The big sky, the infinite plains, the humming wheels, lull us into a dream state in which we are strangely prone to wonder. In this state of drifted mind, we may need useful advice.

This exhibition by Mark Thomson, with assistance from the Speculative Histories Laboratory, explores the possible significance of this phenomenon of modern existence.

 

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Mirrorstate
Feb
16
to Mar 18

Mirrorstate

Mirrorstate brings together three artists who reflect their views of the world through their sculpture and prints. Joel Gailer's work is roving and itinerant, Deborah Sleeman’s practice arises from the wilds of Kangaroo Island, and Phillip Doggett-Williams' bronze sculptures and prints speak of the human condition.

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We Are All Connected
Nov
16
to Dec 22

We Are All Connected

We are all Connected is a vibrant exhibition of works from a group of well known contemporary South Australian artists. From printmaking to painting, these sometimes bold, sometime whimsical works represent a delightful range of artistic practice.

Artists: Silvana Angelakis, Glen Ash, Llewelyn Ash, Janet Ayliffe, Jenny Clapson, Phil Gerner, Yasmin Grass, Christobel Kelly, Sue Michael, Kath Oliphant, Margie Sheppard and Deborah Sleeman.

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Selected Works by Christobel Kelly & Margie Sheppard
Sep
15
to Nov 12

Selected Works by Christobel Kelly & Margie Sheppard

Margie Sheppard and Christobel Kelly are two South Australian artists who have a long standing artistic relationship and shared connectedness with the geographical area of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Their work spans both painting and printmaking. This exhibition of selected works showcases Margie’s figurative etchings and Christobel’s paintings, which explore landscape as a psychological space.

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Afterlife
Aug
4
to Sep 10

Afterlife

Afterlife brings together a group of prominent Adelaide printmakers who examine the spatial experience of objects, which teeter on the edge of ruination.

Artists: Aleksandra Antic, Sonya Hender, Jake Holmes, Michele Lane, Suzie Lockery, Lorelei Medcalf, Vicki Reynolds, Olga Sankey, Josh Searson, Mei Sheong Wong, Margie Sheppard, Sandra Starkey Simon, Simone Tippett and Georgina Willoughby.

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