1.00pm – 4.30pm Saturday 29 October 2022

Open Studios are incredibly popular. Loads of people who might be uncomfortable visiting an arts centre or a gallery turn up to your studio and become loyal fans and buyers.

You can test-drive your art and prices and get really positive feedback from supportive visitors and artists.

Have it in your home, studio, arts centre or share the experience with an artist friend.

Why have an Open Studio? To:

– Spread the word about your art.

– See what kind of art sells.

– Build loyal clients who like (and prefer) seeing you in your studio space.

– Boost your revenue.

– Raise the profile of your arts group.

– Be proud members of your local Not-for-profit arts group.

– Meet fantastic people who will be loyal supporters of your Open Studio.

– Increase membership, followers, buyers, and loyalty – and interest in your art group.

Come and learn how to organise an Open Studio for yourself and your artistic friends.

The Alternative Art School 2022 with Paula Silbert

Five workshops for visual artists and makers of all ages and stages to spearhead their practice, adopt skills and self-sufficiency, and grow local communities.

Register EOI now >> 

Full Fee: $550

Bursary Recipient: $165

What participants need to bring: a pen and a file or something firm to write on; arts business cards (optional); an example of artwork (no larger than A4 and at the participant’s risk).

What fully paid workshop participants will receive:

– Back-to-back visual arts management advice.

– Workbooks containing real solutions and tips authored (and practiced) by Paula Silbert. These workbooks are available to attendees only.

– Action-oriented, in-class assignments to plan key events and projects, and to network and learn from the best mentors, peers, leaders and arts organisations.

– Interaction and networking with a group of empathic artists and makers.

My Open Studio - Come On In! with Paula Silbert, supported by John Curtin Gallery, City of South Perth


John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101


Admission and Accessibility.


City of South Perth

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

Town of Victoria Park


7 October – 4 December 2022

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated by The Collectors Club in 2015 in celebration of the memory of one of Australia’s most acclaimed art curators, the late John Stringer. A long-term friend and mentor to its members, he established The Collectors Club in Perth in 1996 to promote informed collecting and patronage of Western Australian art. The John Stringer Prize strives to continue his important legacy and since 2018, the John Curtin Gallery has been proud to present this annual exhibition celebrating artists making a major impact on contemporary practice in Western Australia.

Each year, a panel of three leading arts professionals are tasked with selecting six Western Australian-based contemporary artists whose practices they deem worthy of recognition. The panellists for this year’s prize were: Helen Carroll, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts; Jane Chambers, Revealed curator, Fremantle Art Centre and Sarah Wall, curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The six artists are invited to produce a new artwork in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. In the months leading up to the Prize, members of The Collectors Club visit each of the nominated artists’ studios and intimately come to know their work. Club members then vote at this exhibition by way of secret ballot to decide on the Prize recipient.

John Stringer Prize 2022 finalists are: Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida.

Recent Acquisitions

7 October – 4 December 2022

Following the success of our 50fifty Acquisition Initiative which ran from 2017-2020, the John Curtin Gallery has continued to acquire important works that reflect the world in which we live. This exhibition presents works acquired over the last two years that have not previously been on display at the gallery, covering painting, photography, mixed media, textiles, ceramics, video, drawing and print. Included are significant purchases and donations of artworks by leading contemporary artists such as James Angus, Brent Harris, Joan Ross, Christian Thompson and Aida Tomescu; as well as important Western Australian artists, recent Curtin Fine Art graduates, and significant First Nations artists, including a major Spinifex Women’s collaborative. We thank all our Donors who have made these acquisitions possible.



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