OPENING THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 6PM
A showcase of contemporary art from early-career creatives in Western Australia, Bright Lights, Small City celebrates emerging talent from our isolated state. All hailing from the sunny west coast, these artists debunk the myth that you need to move east to make a name for yourself in the Australian art world.
The exhibition will unveil new works by painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors and mixed media artists. This eclectic collection includes a large marble installation from Lauren Ravi, new work from local street artist Amok Island and skyscapes from Perth photographer Lisa Kyle. The experience on show is mixed, but of a consistently high quality. First time exhibitors like Mimi Cho and Kyle Prentice will be displayed among Perth’s best creative exports such as Jackson Eaton and Thea Costantino.
Brought together by young curator Karys McEwen, the exhibition fills a midway gap between traditional art galleries and younger artist-run initiatives. “By giving emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in an established gallery setting, this showcase allows young creatives to connect with each other and potential buyers,” she says. “The more support artists receive in Perth, the more the art industry is likely grow in this small city. In its own humble way, Bright Lights, Small City aims to achieve just that.”
AMOK ISLAND, HANNAH JONES, CLAIRE BUSHBY, COURTNEY ILLFIELD, CLARE DAVIES, CHERISH MARRINGTON, W J FERRIER, MIMI CHO, CLAIRE MARTIN, LISA KYLE, KIMBERLEY PACE, CHLOE TINE, KATE JARMAN, NINA JUNIPER, ANYA BROCK, JACKSON EATON, ZOE BARRY, ANNA DUNNILL, KYLE PRENTICE, LAUREN RAVI , CLAIRE CANHAM, BEN RODIN, LUISA HANSAL, ELIZABETH MARPOLE, EMMA MCPIKE, JUSTIN GRIFFITHS, JOANNA SULKOWSKI, TOM BLAKE, DALE BUCKLEY, THEA COSTANTINO, RACHELLE DUSTING , SARAH ROWBOTTAM, LIAM DEE , ALEX, RENAE COLES, SHANNON WILLIAMSON
EXHIBITION 20 September - 12 October
Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm
ARTIST TALKS Saturday 21 September 12pm and Saturday 5 October 3pm
Curator and artists available for interview.
For more information, high res image requests or a full list of works, please contact:
08 9433 6369 / 0404 445 463