Current Exhibitions

'Shimmering in a Transformed Light' - Alana McVeigh & Mardi Crocker Wed 18 Mar - Fri 17 Apr 2020

Shimmering in a Transformed Light

Sharing an affinity for the overlooked and the genre of the still life, Mardi Crocker's painted works and Alana McVeigh’s ceramics pay quiet attention to the ubiquitous forms populating much of our daily lives. Gesturing toward the potential and affects such awareness can uncover, the artists enact careful attention to form, light and the materiality of their mediums. In borrowing from Rosemary Lloyd’s Shimmering in a Transformed Light: Writing the Still Life in which Lloyd assembles an anthology of painted and written objects, here the title is used to assemble and describe painted and ceramic works that respond to each other, informing their making, and transforming the ubiquitous and the overlooked. 

** ARTIST TALKS POSTONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **

'Draw me after you, let us run' - Dan Gladden Wed 18 Mar - Fri 17 Apr 2020

'Draw me after you, let us run'  is a line taken from the Song of Solomon in the Bible, a chapter that is historically considered one of the great historical poems of love and sexual desire. Dan Gladden has used this as a way of reclaiming power for gay love; his new exhibition is intended as a visual love song to domestic bliss in its queer form. The works comprise a selection of paintings and drawings exploring the small quiet moments in his life, intimate moments, candid glimpses of his partner forming at the edges or loosely at the centre of compositions to act as a celebration of love and an outward expression of the normality they experience in everyday life, which at times feels like a quiet act of rebellion in the current political climate that tells us to focus on fear.

** ARTIST TALKS POSTONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **

Future Exhibitions

Mandorla Art Award 2020 Finalists Exhibition Fri 15 May - Sat 06 Jun 2020

Mandorla Art Award 2020 Finalists Exhibition

Contemporary Artistic Expression.

Biblical Inspiration.

An Inclusive Christian Art Award.

With all that is going on in our world right now the finalists of the Mandorla Art Award have created contemporary artworks that reminds us to love kindness, show mercy and do justice. 

The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize, attracting some of the country’s finest artists since its 1985 inception, with a total prize pool of $42,000.

Responding to the theme of Micah 6:8 a selection of artists from all over Australia will be displaying a diverse range of artworks including sculpture, installation, painting, photography and works on paper.

'Remove the Truth' - Studio Payoka Artists (Adam Hisham Ismail, William Leggett, Michele Ulrich & Scott Robson) Wed 17 Jun - Fri 03 Jul 2020

Remove the Truth presents new works by artists Adam Hisham Ismail, William Leggett, Scott Robson and Michelle Ulrich at Stala Contemporary.  Emerging from artist collective Studio Payoka, the exhibition explores ideas stemming from the concept of removing ‘the truth’ and the possible nature of that which remains.

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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