Announcement of artists to feature in the 2020 Alternative Exhibition at the John Curtin Gallery

The John Curtin Gallery has announced the 40 regional artists, including 16 Indigenous artists, who will showcase their work in The Alternative Archive exhibition to be held in 2020. Congratulations to local artists Chan Dalgarno and Casey Thornton who have been selected from 'The Alternative Archive: Common Ground' exhibition held at NEXIS earlier this year.

Demos from The Wheatbelt Launch and first single preview

WA Music Launches Demos from The Wheatbelt Compilation 30th August at Cummins Theatre, Merredin.

In March this year, ten artists from WA’s Wheatbelt region travelled to Merredin’s iconic Cummins Theatre to record their original songs. The fresh harvest of new tracks was recorded under the watchful ears of award winning producers Matt Gio, Dan Carroll and Andy Lawson. For some of the artists, it was first chance they’d had to set foot in a professional studio.

The Quiet Achiever of the Upper Great Southern

When the regional community of Narrogin comes to mind, it elicits thoughts of the agricultural industry, wheat, sheep and hay farming, as well as sporting identities, including Barry Cable, Bevan George and Shaun Marsh who once lived in the town. But away from all the paddocks, shearing sheds and hockey turfs, an emerging, prize-winning artist flies under the public radar, going about her business with little attention or fanfare.

Landscapes escape from a locked room

A substantial collection of artworks donated to the Town of Narrogin by Peter Taylor in 2015 will go on public display for the first time on Saturday, 30 April. The paintings, drawings and etchings were collected by Peter’s late wife, Carol, for the most part in secret – hence the exhibition’s title “Landscapes from a Locked Room”.