upcoming 2017



Consuelo Cavaniglia/Penny Coss /Berndnaut Smilde

CURATED BY Andrew Nicholls


                                             FORM GALLERY PERTH Western Australia.






HIGHTIDE 2017- Fremantle Biennale



High Tide is the first incarnation of the Fremantle Biennale, a unique event, hosting the best in site-responsive art. Situated in new and found sites around the west end of Fremantle, High Tide presents invited local and international artists who respond to and work with the rich landscape that is the tapestry of Fremantle. 

Home to the traditional Nyoongar owners, Fremantle's location on the edge of the Indian Ocean is a trade hub with an idiosyncratic and colourful history. Fremantle's European history dates to1828 with the town since clinging to the limestone in the face of the roaring South Westerly (the Fremantle Doctor). Growing through mineral resource booms and busts, the wonderful cultural mix layered by migrant flows has laid the foundations of a creative town with a history of galleries and studios and one of the best cafe, pub and music scenes anywhere. 

High Tide adds to this history, commissioning ephemeral site-specific work which responds to the transience and transitional flow of a port town. High Tide is a distinct visual arts program that builds on Fremantle's reputation as a creative city. 

The 2017 edition of High Tide will be sited at the iconic Round House, the Whaler's Tunnel, High St and Mall, Cliff St, Mouat St, the Port Authority Building, the Inner Harbour, Bathers Bay, the Shipstores (PS Art Space), The University of Notre Dame, The Lysaght Atrium, Mills Record Store, and the Princess Chambers. 



November 2017 



(L- R) Margaret Moore, Dan McCabe, Sarah Elson, Penny Coss, Erin Coates, Nathan Beard , Alan Dodge , Gary Dufour and Max Pam (not in pic)  

I am pleased to announce I have been nominated as one of 6 artists to be part of the John Stringer Prize 2017 with artist peers Dan McCabe, Sarah Elson, Erin Coates, Nathan Beard  and Max Pam.

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated in 2011 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and in the last two years has been held on an annual basis recognising excellence in contemporary Western Australian visual art. The Prize is initiated and generously supported by the Western Australian Collectors’ Club, in partnership with the Kerry Stokes Collection.

Entrance to the John Stringer Prize is by invitation only. The six artists nominated for this year’s Prize have been selected by a panel of industry experts, comprising of Margaret Moore, Gary Dufour and Alan Dodge. The exhibition will be held at the Kerry Stokes Collection building in November. 







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