Kathryn Gallagher, November 25th.
Kathryn Gallagher, November 25th.
Curtin Illustration graduation show - 15th December 6:30pm-9pm (Ferguson Foundry)
Join us for the Opening Night of the Into the Wild Grad Show!
Showcasing the work of Curtin Illustration and Graphic Design students.
The exhibition will also be on display between the 11th - 17th of December for viewing.
On the 25th November, Join us for a collective exhibition by 20 artists on a visual journey. The night will feature a body of work across different genres and will also showcase the unique identities of each and every artist in the show-
Natalie Briney Artist / @Louise mustard / Hayley Kruger Artist /
Katey Cunliffe Artist / @ann hutchinson / Liliana Stafford / Glass Metal Resin Elle Dunn
Jeremy Passmore / Renia Edwards / Kelly Muller / Susan Roux / David Ayre /
Leo Flavel / Renita Mroz / Chris Desira / Laura Sykes / Matt Wright /
Beauchamp Paine / Harrison See / Louise Joesbury
Artworks by: Louise Mustard and Ann Hutchinson
Fashion and textile artist Elle Campbell joins us for her solo exhibition featuring expressive abstracts on silk. Campbell's works encompasses a genuine authenticity in its intensely intimate developments to arrive at a result that is both larger-than-life, and sensitive in nature.
Keep a look out on this page for further updates on the works she'll be showcasing with us on this page!
On October 14th, 6pm, witness a one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the secret double-life of a gallery owner with a creative flair for art and business.
Art gallery director Leonardo Flavel will reveal all with his collection of original paintings and poetry that he has been working on since the age of 12. This life time body of work highlights the pinnacle moments of his journey, narrating a timeline of inspirational events that lead up to the success of the Studio 281 gallery.
From Watercolours to Graffiti, and then to Framing and Curation, see for yourself the influence and experience that allows Leonardo to apply this wealth of knowledge to his creative practice, as well as every other aspect in his business and personal projects.
With 20 substantial years of experience in framing and visual presentation, This will be a show that would inspire and alter future curatorial dialogue.
On the 23rd September, Join us for an exhibition with two amazing emerging artists, George Howlett and Alex Tandy at the Ferguson Foundry gallery. The night will feature the unique identities and visual language of each artist with a dazzling display of light and sculpture, alongside good music and refreshments!
"The term “Knockout” Is a confusing one.
Does it mean that you knocked someone out? Or not?
Or is it that you’ve been knocked out?
I had a dream last night that I tried to catch my friend from falling I dropped him and he got knocked out.
I’m a Knockout! AT 2K17"
Alexander Tandy is an emerging visual artist working in Fremantle, Western Australia. Having graduated from North Metropolitan Tafe in 2016, Tandy has continued to develop a practise dependent upon intuition. The motivation behind much of Tandy’s work is what he terms ‘proof of life’; essentially a non-objective language derived from living. Due to this ‘constant sentence’ style of working, and the serendipitous reliance of his work, Tandy is not confined to rigid media, choosing instead to engage with anything he comes into contact with. Treating everything as a moment, Tandy places emphasis on process, believing that every movement from before the work has taken place through to its fruition acts as the material language.
George is a multi-disciplinary artist that uses light, color and form to create bold and striking compositions. Sourcing materials from sale racks, deserted offices and closed down delis, for the past 3 years his medium of choice has been recycled industrial and commercial lighting products. George makes expert use of the rampant detritus of capitalism, repurposing discarded and found materials in increasingly inventive ways.
TRILOGY- A group exhibition by Ann Steer, Julie Sutherland and Karla Freitag
Join us for the Opening on the 15th September 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the Ferguson Foundry gallery! Refreshments will be provided.
The Rituals is an exhibition that explores sacred and personal forms of ritualism and the affects that these rituals have upon the human psyche as well as the physical body. The exhibition showcases the works of four multi-disciplinary West Australian artists - Circus Carnis, Marijke Loosjes, Matthew Pope and Frater Sorath.
Rituals are a key element in society, religion and cultural events. It is their obsessive and repetitive nature that scores the actions, gestures and words heavily into the self - this drives the need to perform them regardless of the positive or negative effects for the individual. This exhibition looks specifically at the impacts of rituals on the physical body and the psyche, showing how far they can be pushed before the thresholds break.
Artist duo Circus Carnis present the body as a piece of meat, a spectacle of the ritual, to be manipulated and the psychological and physical strengths tested. Using the body as an object Matthew Pope explores ritualised marking and the relationship with the materiality of the tools that scar. Marijke Loosjes presents the various stages of the grief-stricken mind and in a cathartic process dismantles it for the viewer. Through evocation Frater Sorath jars the psyche and transfers the audience to an altered state of consciousness.
The opening night is a ticketed event which will exhibit each artist presenting one off live performances that are extensions of the fixed works shown. The performances focus on the physical body as the subject matter, using it as as the medium.
Tickets for admission are $20+bf and available here
Exhibition opens at 6pm and runs till 9pm.
First live performance starts at 7pm.
The Rituals exhibition runs until the 9th September at the Ferguson Foundry, 281 Guildford Road, Maylands.
Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9-5pm and Saturday 10-4pm, admission on these days are free.
After a two year hiatus, established artist Jodee Knowles is back to take you through an intimate and revealing journey via a solo exhibition at Studio 281's "Ferguson Foundry" exhibition space.
Subsequent to touring twice with Anthony Lister through Volcom and Underdogs Gallery, Knowles has created a body of work that reflects her personal experiences. The current oeuvre of work delves into her inner-reality, and explores the importance of compassion and empathy as part of the human condition. Knowles touches on issues such as self worth and the struggles that come with being kind in today's society. The series plays on a mixture of Knowle's own strength and weaknesses as an artist and a human being, and juxtaposes them to create a unique visual language that still feels familiar to her audience.
Knowles concurrently works on the Father Superior Project which involves having her favourite artists hand paint onto vintage jackets from her collection. The intention of this project is to create a collection of fashionable garments that are also works of art. Eco-friendly designer Estelle huijer, will be contributing to the project by reworking the jackets once the artworks are painted, and the finalised designs will be available for viewing during the exhibition.
Collectively, the show itself is intended to be more than stylised works of art, sculpture and fashion. Beneath the deceptively simple aesthetics, Knowles evokes in us, feelings, messages and narratives with her sophisticated use of gesture and symbolism.
Through this exhibition, Knowles plans to transform the exhibition space into a moment in time; a feeling you can’t shake, using her new collection of works. Studio 281 and Jodee Knowles will be jointly organising a preview of this new collection exclusively for VIP guests before the opening night.
Six Zero Five One aims to present a unique stage for the development of contemporary arts in Maylands through unrestricted cultural expression, and is a unique opportunity for audiences to broaden their ideas about contemporary art and its possibilities, and experience it all in the heart of Maylands!
This exhibition is a collaboration between Studio 281, the many talented local artists involved, as well as local WA artist and curator Alex Maciver.
Leonardo Flavel Daek William
Kyle Hughes-Odgers Josh Rowdon
Laura Sikes Chris de Sira
Ill Withers Michael Heap
Eva Fernandez Slade Jones
Jaidip Singh Matt McVeigh
Britt Mikkelsen Alex Maciver
Nick Mahony Miik Green
Alina Tang Marnie Richardson
Lois Moir Ben Francis
Our team at Studio 281 are exceptionally proud to present the next solo exhibition: Perception of Depth. Join us on Saturday, 10th June 5:30pm to view a retrospect of works from WA based artist Nathan Lovick!
The night will showcase a oeuvre of paintings that not only pleases aesthetically with its pristine symmetrical shapes, but also allows one to ponder about the different perspectives of the human experience.
Lovick's deceptively simple paintings come with a complexity that gives the viewer a substantial experience when the works are observed and questioned. Each individual painting seeks to provide the viewer with a unique message- a different experience, and angle on relationships, communities, and ultimately what it means to live and be human.
" I am always looking to examine the psychology and sociology of society and of human beings as individuals. There has never been a more exciting time to be living and despite all of our differences we have never been more connected or had so much in common. So the world around us becomes a matter of perspective. "
On the 13th May, Join us for a collective exhibition where we take you on a visual journey presenting a vast variety of works from up and coming artists in WA. The night will feature a body of work across different genres and will also showcase the unique identities of each and every artist in the show- featuring:
Kelly Barker Adam Craemer
Ann Hutchinson Naomi Grant
Jeremy Passmore Kate Andrews
Alan Miles Natalie Briney
Sally Mundy Melissa Lui Yuen
Shane Newton Justin Burford
Katey Cunliffe Tahnee Kelland
Louise Mustard Emma Blyth
Hayley Kruger Irene Osborne
Boris Horion Stacy Gardoll
The Opening night starts at 6:30pm Saturday 13th May, and is proudly sponsored by Young Henry's
Join us on the 22nd April for a solo exhibition with established artist Jos Coufreur! Known for his expressively spontaneous painting technique, Jos Coufreur breathes life into his subject matter of landscapes, people and animals with the use of vivid colours. His paintings showcase a distinct vibrancy through the wide spectrum of colours he uses, and embodies his unique style which he classifies as "Spontaneous Realism". The night on the 22nd will feature a oeuvre of all his original paintings on canvas at our new gallery, the Ferguson Foundry.
This event is also proudly sponsored by our main supplier- Young Henry's-
RSVP with us
Jeweller and artist Chris Bailey will be running an exclusive one day only exhibition here at the Ferguson Foundry gallery on Tuesday the 11th April, 6:30pm- 9:30pm.
The exhibition will be a retrospect of Bailey's journey as an artist and jeweler from the past few years. Having connected with renowned artist and sculptor Alfredo Araujo Santoyo, Bailey spent a year under his tutelage in Colombia, Bogota. Through this, Bailey wishes to share his experiences, growth and insights of his time spent in Bogata through a combination his works- consisting of jewellry, painting and sculpture. This event will also commemorate the creation of C3 Studios located in Mt Lawley.
¶ ΤΗΕ DAEDALUS PROJECT ≈≈≈ ΤΟ ΔΑΙΔΑΛΟΥ ΕΡΓΟ ¶
≈THE SYMBIOTIC ETHOS OF ART, TECHNOLOGY, THE BODY AND MYTH≈
The Daedalus Project is an ambitious multi-venue art event held across 4 Galleries (plus one symposium venue) over two weeks within the Lively Maylands cultural precinct. The exhibition showcases new and challenging work from 8 Hellenic-Australian artists all working with a broad range of technology enabled mediums through performance, robotics, Aerogel sculptures, sound installation, video, photography and textiles.
The theme of The Daedalus Project interweaves through a timeless concept, drawn from a symbiotic relationship between art, technology and science, that is often erroneously considered an exclusively modern concept. We also look into the cyclic nature of myth in its role in this relationship, while discovering that the body, and even identity, are used as memetic devices where such discourse is thought and fought over.
The name of the project itself comes from the myth of the first Greek sculpture and inventor Daedalus. Daedalus, who is better known for his invention of mechanical wings and the plight of his son Icarus, is symbolic of the symbiotic nature of art and technology prevalent in the ethos of Greek myth and culture.
The significance of such ideas to us ‘moderns’ is analogous to the current reignited relationship between art and science; therefore, an investigation into the past may also reveal some insights into our future.
Ferguson Foundry - 281 Guildford Rd, Maylands
Chrissie Parrot Arts - 4 Sussex St, Maylands
Johnny Ma Studios - 305A Railway Parade, Maylands
Henry On Eighth – 49 Eighth Ave, Maylands
Exhibition times for all spaces except Henry On Eighth:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 5pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Henry on Eighth:
Monday: 7am – 10pm
Wednesday to Thursday 7am – 10pm
Friday: 7am – 11pm
Saturday: 8am – 11pm
Sunday: 8am – 10pm
Show us love and favourite ♥ our event on the Fringe World Website:
¶ 15th Feb 'Daedalus Reanimated ≈≈≈≈ Δαίδαλος αναπτέρωσε' ¶
A one-day Symposium on The Daedalus Project's related themes of technology in art, Hellenic ethos in contemporary art, and art, among the Hellenic diaspora will take place with 4 Key speakers already confirmed.
Oron Catts (SymbioticA, UWA)
Guy Ben-Ary (SymbioticA, UWA)
Dr Ioannis Michalou(di)s (Charles Darwin University)
Dr John Yiannakis (Curtin University)
Talks and performances from Daedalus Project artists and guests will take place in between symposium topics and will be hosted at The RISE conference and community centre in Maylands, thanks to the in-kind support of the City of Bayswater. More info on the Symposium will be revealed soon.
Anyone interested in presenting works or being a part of the Symposium please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
¶ Daedalus the man & myth ≈
Δαίδαλος ο άνθρωπος και ο μύθος ¶
Daedalus was known for his creation of the Cretan maze, the flying apparatus he made for Icarus and himself, and a giant robot like sculpture called Talos, whose creation was also attributed to Hephestious, the god of art & technology.
“ His statues (were) like living beings: for they saw and walked, and, in every word, exercised every function so that his handiwork seemed to be a living being.”
Diodorus Siculus 49 BCE
This approach to art was passed on through Greek art from Polykleitos’ canon – an algorithm like formula for perfectly harmonious ratios in sculpture. Similar attention to this ethos was also placed on music by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras and his followers. Later during the Hellenistic period, artist/inventors such as Heron of Alexandria created robotic automatons that could pour you wine, play you a tune and even re-tell myths through a mechanical theatre no bigger than a small TV.
The Hellenic Ēkhōs initiative was founded by Petros Vouris in 2015. It is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to inform and challenge predisposed ideas of Hellenic culture and art - beyond cultural clichés and racial caricatures. It sees culture as a constantly evolving entity that needs its artists and storytellers for its survival beyond the dusty shelves of antiquarian institutionalism. Hellenic Ēkhōs also sees culture as independent of borders and race and finds the legacy of a cross-cultural dialogue as principal to the advancement of Hellenic culture.
Hellenic Ēkhōs second event, The Daedalus Project presents works of wonder, leaving the viewer in awe as it weaves through themes of culture and identity, myth and reason, and the relationship between techne (craft/technology) and art. The significance of these ideas to us ‘moderns’ is in the reignited relationship between art and science, which is now once again, urgently contemporary.
"No words, no actions, but their echoes through eternity - thought is an idea in transit."
On Saturday, 7pm, 14th January, join us as we celebrate Perth abstract artist, Garry Hyde's solo exhibition at the Ferguson Foundry @Studio 281!
Garry Hyde is an abstract artist from Perth, WA. Moving from Esperance to Perth some years ago, the artist has found that living in an urban environment has had a great impact on his art practice. Time spent in the USA studying the work of the greats of abstract art, De Kooning, Rothko, Twombly and Basquiat inspired Hyde to paint in a style that will connect with, and move people to reflect on the world around them.
The substantial gestural paintings of Hyde are characteristic of a style that he has developed over a number of years, showcasing great colour, depth and vibrancy. Hyde's oeuvre of work reveal great thought and substance within his dynamic brushwork.
Hyde's larger-than-life paintings make for an impactful experience when viewed in the flesh within the vast space of the Ferguson Foundry. Come down an experience URBAN IMPACT for yourselves!
Garry Hyde's personal works can also be viewed at www.garryhydeartist.com.au
Join us in the hot! hot! heat for our Premier exhibiton of the year
Celebrating our love for West Australian Women in the arts
No sweat, no dress code bring your thongs
and relax with refreshments by Young Henrys!
Featuring the Female artists who are currently in vogue:
We are having an XMAS AFFORDABLE ART SHOW to share the joys of giving art to your friends and loved ones this holidays!
The gallery will draw zero commission from sales, and instead only a small entry fee of $200 for the artists.
The show starts on the 10th December, 7pm and will run for a period of 4 weeks. Artists will each be provided a space of 2x2m to work with and works showcased should be valued less than $1500
This will be a fantastic avenue for all students as well as emerging artists to have the opportunity to test out the market and showcase their works at a very affordable price!
For the Art lovers, we will be hosting a festive opening night of refreshments, drinks, and great music, as well as a splendid chance for you to meet the lovely art community of WA. We are looking forward to enjoying this festive event, and embrace the joy of giving with you!
For the past 12 weeks Henry on 8th have been hosting Live Art Monday's, where an artist creates live art in front of an audience. The artists involved were
The Velveteen Rabbit
To have your chance to get a hold of some of the incredible artworks that have been created during the Live Art Monday sessions, head down to the Henry on 8th live art exhibition on December 2nd from 6pm.
See you there!
In his debut exhibition 'The Water After Dark', Steve Browne delves in to his past experiences and upbringing to deliver a body of work that tackles fear, expectations, the inner child, loss and direction.
Browne's works also include an interactive element to them, where one can live a whole other visual experience when they view the artworks by scanning the QR Codes.
The work will be up all week, with a closing gathering on Saturday night at the gallery, starting at 6pm.
Paul Deej has been a professional Artist and Illustrator from Perth, Western Australia.
Deej’s bold colourful work is inspired by popular cultures of movies, comics & Hip Hop. Exploring the theme of SPIRALS, a new collection of acrylic and aerosol paintings will be on show for the GRAND OPENING at 6PM on Saturday November 19th at the new Ferguson Foundry.
MEDITATION COURSE AT STUDIO281 - 281 GUILDFORD ROAD, MAYLANDS
SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS - ALL WELCOME
This is a 6 week course running Tuesday 8, 15 & 29 November - 6, 13 & 20 December 2016 - 9:00pm - 9:45pm - $90.
During this 45 minute introductory guided meditation session with Cam Fraser, you will be taken on a peaceful journey into a state of mindfulness that can help ease anxiety and promote general wellness. This beginner class will focus on cultivating awareness of your breath as well as allowing yourself to be present to your thoughts so that you may feel calm, energized, happy and at peace. There are no right or wrong positions to meditate in during this class, either sitting or laying down, so long as you feel comfortable. Guided meditation is useful because the instructor is able to continually draw your attention back to your meditation practice, ensuring that you receive the most benefit from your session.
To book your place please contact Cameron 0424 692 009 or email@example.com or PM me.
I've decided to put together an exhibition for my 30th birthday featuring 30 portraits of people who have inspired or supported me in life. As a full time freelance photographer, I'm actively working in a career that I love and am passionate about. But for me to get to where I am today there are so many people I can thank for contributing to my journey, with their support, creating opportunities and sharing some insightful words that allowed me to spread my wings.
Each portrait is accompanied by #WORDSOFWISDOM, a piece of advice shared by the photographed person that can help guide and inspire others to also reach their full potential. Being multi-racial myself, the collection also aims to be diverse as I am proud to work in and support multicultural environments.
The goal of the project is to end up with a printed coffee table book, featuring the portraits of the friends and family I capture, with their gracefully given words. These will be available to order on the night with part proceeds going to charity. More details to come soon.
Entertainment on the night is provided by the talented Jonny Taylor, with food by Glen Hagger of GH Produce and snacks by Yasmin Walter.
As some may have noticed, There is a new exciting new building that has popped up behind the Studio 281 gallery that you all know an love. This is our NEW second gallery!
To celebrate the opening of the new space, we are having a very special party and exhibition night on the 29th of October over both galleries! Showcasing over 40 of the established artists we have had within the gallery at some point over the years, as well as other incredible forms of entertainment, more info to come..
Here is some exciting features about Ferguson Foundry.
Art by Jonathan Archard (Peak Moses)
This art exhibition gives us; his family, an opportunity to showcase Jono’s artistic talent. We would love to catch up with any of Jono’s friends who want to drop by and welcome anyone that may be interested in having a look at Jono’s art.
We would also like to raise mental health and suicide prevention awareness. Some prints of Jono’s work will be available for sale with part proceeds being donated to Beyond Blue
Sydney based Pop artist Kathryn Gallagher is best known for her boldly-coloured paintings based on mash ups of comic strips, advertisements and iconic Hollywood Celebrity. Like much Pop Art, it provokes debate over ideas of originality, consumerism and the fine line between fine art and entertainment. Yet at the sime time appeals to the child within. Kathryn approaches the creation of her art and use of subject matter similar to how a new born child would view the world; everything is fascinating and nothing mundane. She aims to capture a childlike innocence and wonderment in all her works, because she feels that children best understand the essence of creativity. They don’t try to dissect and over analyse what they see, but rather get lost in the magic and joy in what this world has to offer.
Career highlights include: 2012’s first solo show “The Return Journey” which sold out on opening night, a presentation of a commissioned work to singer – actress Julie Andrews, personal invitation to contribute commissioned work for The Marilyn Monroe Festival in both Sydney and Melbourne, and personal invitation from Martin Sharp to contribute work for “Graceland” exhibition at Goulbourn’s South Hill Gallery.
Kathryn’s work has appeared in various art publications and newspapers including, Australian Art Collector, Art Edit Magazine,Empty, Vivid Magazine, Phoenix Graphics featured artist, art almanac and Jetstars in flight Magazine (November 2015 issue)
Michael Powe , Anala Art Advisory
Go to store, to view Kathryn's work
STUDIO 281 ANNOUNCES COLLABORATIVE SHOW WITH UPCOMING ARTISTS.
“I’m an artist who doesn’t paint,” admits Leo Flavel, owner of Studio 281 Gallery who has had the task of handpicking a group of talented artists to be showcased in the gallery’s upcoming new show: Making Waves – An Exhibition of Fucking Awesome.
With the collaboration from local mural artist and co-curator, Daek William, the two intend to exhibit innovative pieces from not only emerging, but established Australian talents. The line-up includes local favourite like Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Jarrad Martyn and Fudgeworks to national creatives such as illustrator Sean Morris and Lister.
Based on the belief of, ‘out with the old and in with the new,’ Making Waves is synonymous to the concept of representing current artists; an initiative to expose and promote modern, low-brow art. The exhibition aims to deliver new, exciting, vibrant and reinvigorating art for it’s viewers.
Making Waves – will open on Saturday, 25th June at Studio 281 Gallery - 281 Guildford Road Maylands. The opening show will begin at 6pm, sponsored by local craft beer brewery - Nail Brewing.
Secret Walls x Australia Vs HOWA was an amazing event. The Positivity Hoodie Project was created to support and keep warm Perth's homeless through winter. Secret Walls has collaborated with Studio 281 to say thank you to the 9 artists that battled March 22 in aid of WA's Homeless with an exhibition of their work.
Come down to Studio281 and meet the artists, view some selected works, which will all be available for sale.
Dipesh 'peche' Prasad
Jennifer Taylor ART
Nathan Richards AKA Paper Wombat
Tyson Elmer Cartoonist...
Artworks by Bertie Louise
Sponsor // Gage Roads Brewing Co // Secret Walls x Australia