The beautiful is useful brings together new artworks by Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons to investigate the history of the Point Heathcote Reception Home. Through their site-responsive practices, Liebetrau and Lyons explore Heathcote’s progressive approach to the treatment of mental illness and the lived experiences of its nurses and patients. The artists have investigated the institutional history of Heathcote by delving into the rich archive of objects, images and oral histories held in the City of Melville’s Heathcote Collection. By immersing themselves in the collection and responding to the built environment of the site, Liebetrau and Lyons pay homage to the caregiving environment that existed at the hospital.
Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct overlooking the river in Applecross, WA. The heritage site is home to thriving cultural and recreational activities including a contemporary art gallery, museum, restaurant, artist studios, public markets and events, and creative small businesses. Goolugatup is renowned for sunset river views and an expansive children’s playground, both which attract locals and visitors from across the metropolitan area.
Goolugatup Heathcote, part of the City of Melville, acknowledges the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
The Gallery is open 10-4 daily, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.