Best of Fine Art: Autumn 2015

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015
Lily Yeang

Like autumn leaves, absorbing and stimulating exhibitions are thick on the ground this season – from Larry Mitchell’s tantalising island escapes, to Mariko Mori’s out-of-this-world sculptures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Andy Quilty's work explores the social, psychological and physical landscape inhabited by the suburban Australian male. Andy's pieces – which often are self-portraits of self-reflection – join paintings by Stephanie Reisch and Iain Dean.
New Works by Andy Quilty, Stephanie Reisch and Iain Dean, Margaret River Gallery, April 4-26.

Shit Head by Andy Quilty. Charcoal and pastel on Arches paper, 77x71cm.

Carmela (detail) by Margaret Benoit. Oil on canvas, 50x38cm.


Margaret Benoit says: "My recent works depict in particular the figures of women who wore colourful headscarves and, along with their husbands and brothers, pruned and shaped and gathered the harvest."
New Works by Margaret Benoit, Gallows Gallery, May 14-31.


With a long career that began in 1972, artist Patricia Hines has developed her practice by experimenting with many media – from printed fabric design and painting, to printmaking and ceramics. More recently, Patricia has been producing works using acrylic sheeting (Perspex), which she cuts, layers and engraves.
Gunyulgup Galleries, ongoing.

Kinetic Typography Fluoro by Patricia Hines. Engraved acrylic sheet, 70cm diameter.


Tokyo-born artist Mariko Mori brings her works – which explore life, death and rebirth – to WA as part of the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival. Check out her glowing oblong-shaped sculptures, housed in the Perth Cultural Centre until June.
Rebirth, Art Gallery of Western Australia, until June 29.

Xylem Series: Velorum by Miik Green.
Mixed media on aluminum, 108x108cm.


The artist's use of materials in intricate combinations creates visually
striking and beautifully balanced forms and surface patterns that reference its original organic and inorganic subject matter.
Poet Blood/Artist Sweat, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth City, May 19-June 2.


WA artist Joanne Duffy's new collection – inspired by the change in seasons on our state's coastline – seeks to reveal the aspects of the ocean that resonate within us., ongoing.

Below by Joanne Duffy.
Oil on linen, 91x91cm.


TSelf-taught artist Larry Mitchell is renowned for creating beautiful paintings of remote places from around the world. In his latest series 1 Degree Centigrade, Larry records the Montebello Islands and other areas under threat from global warming and globalisation.
1 Degree Centigrade 2015, Jahroc Galleries, April 4-20.

Montebello Islands by Larry Mitchell. Oil on canvas, 240x92cm.

The Arrivals by Mel Brigg. Oil on canvas, 100x100cm.


"My paintings are mostly an expression of my love of nature, animals,
and the wide open spaces of South Africa and Australia," Mel says. "I am particularly involved in this series due to my own migration from Africa. Many of the works show figures walking from the dark into the light – a chance of a brighter future – with the sun rising indicating the dawn of a new day."
Easter Exhibition, The Studio Gallery, April 1-20.


Tiger Yaltangki is a contemporary artist renowned for his large, boldly coloured paintings. Tiger's creative talent, sense of humour and immeasurable joy for painting is reflected both within the artworks themselves, and through the daily application of paint to his now iconic cowboy hat.
Cultural Connections – fine art from remote Australia, Artitja Fine Art, ongoing.

Snake Party by Tiger Yaltangki. Acrylic on canvas, 122x122cm.

Body Corporate by Stephen Glassborow. Cast bronze, patinated, 72cm high.


Specialising in bronze sculptures, Stephen Glassborow's primary focus is to seek out ways to pixelate or dissipate the figure – manipulating and capturing it in a blend of real and abstract, like a coat-hanger on which to display his ideas.
New Works in Bronze by Stephen Glassborow, Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, June 11-25.

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