How can artists picture their hopes for our future, from inside a society that struggles to imagine change? This exhibition features politically-focussed Australian and international artists that respond to this challenge. Through installation, sculpture, video, and painting, they render their politics in oblique ways – through irony, humour, provocation, deception, and negation. In doing so, they undertake the small but vital work of making change conceivable, so as to one day make it possible.
In 2016, Pet Projects were invited by Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW to participate in an exhibition responding to Western Sydney demographic statistics produced by consultancy firm Deloitte. The trio of artists undertook a two-week residency, culminating in the discovery of a ouija board scrawled behind a painting in a Quest Apartment hotel, and the creation and exhibition of a four-part ‘documentary’ film - Mixed Business - that compared statistical analysis to supernatural divination.
Six years later, Pet Projects are still consumed by unanswered rhetorical questions: how does creative practice survive a career in the arts? How is arts labour subsumed by other economic priorities connected to development, activation and public relations? Can God create a rock larger than they could lift?
Mixxed Business: Fully Reloadeded II is a prequel and origin story set in a children’s activity station at a public art gallery, in 2013. Part cathartic exorcism, part escapist fantasy and part excuse for Pet Projects to vent about work, this feature-length 5-Minute Crafts video will be a free family-friendly event that’s fun for the whole family.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery presents an annual program of contemporary art exhibitions across three gallery spaces. It also hosts an art prize each year, alternatively the Digital Art Prize and the Melville Contemporary Prize. Late each year, it presents a major exhibition as part of Tilt – a significant site-responsive commission.
Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery is now accepting exhibition Expressions of Interest year-round. We welcome EOIs from solo artists, artist groups, curators, touring shows and institutions. We present both emerging and established artists. Artist fees are awarded to exhibitors. Generally, we schedule exhibitions one year in advance.
EOIs can be submitted by a quick online form. The form involves a project description and linking to CV and images. All applications are considered by a selection panel against specified criteria. If we think your proposal is a good fit for our program, we will be in contact.Online EOI form
Sam Bloor, Mathew Clark, Erin Coates, Jennifer Cochrane, Rebecca Dagnall, Tarryn Gill, Pascale Giorgi, Sohan Ariel Hayes, Rusty Maeva, Lia McKnight, Ross Potter, Sally Stoneman, and Dung-Chuan Wen
Shastra Deo, The Hunt, Mark Parfitt, Cecile Richard, Alex Last, Tiyan Baker, Matt Aitken and Mei Swan Lim, and Iwantja Young Women's Film Project
Sascha Barker, Samuel Bennett, Madeleine Beech, Natsumi de Dianous, Stephen Peacock, Omra Caoimhe, Chloe Henderson
Olga Cironis, Caitlin Yardley, Paul Caporn, Tom Muller, Eva Fernandez, Holly Story, Merrick Belyea, Andy Quilty, Jon Tarry, and Sandra Hill
Elham Eshragian, Sharon Callow, Sophie La Maitre, Sam Bloor, Olivia Ryan, Robert Kettels, and Stephanie De Biasi
Charmaine Ball, Hannah Becsi, Meghan Gibb, Jane Grierson, Lukas Mack, Bella Scharfenstein and Marina Van Leeuwen
Lyndon Blue, Philip Gamblen, Zora Kreuzer, Howard Melnyczuk, Rebecca Orchard and Elise Reitze - curated by Alisa Blakeney
Emma Jolley, Monika Lukowska, Carly Lynch, Melanie McKee, Layli Rakhsha, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, Gemma Weston
Jess Day, Rebecca Jensen, Sally Mulholland, Taylor Denning, Zhanna Kolpakova, Susan Raux and Matthew McAlpine
Nadia Cullinane, Megan Gosling, Shana James, Mari Katayama, Harvey Mullen, Elmari Steyn and Laura Whittok
Anna Louise Richardson, Jarrad Martyn, Jordy Hewitt, Mark Tweedie, Serena Lumley, Kim Kim Kim, Iain Dean, Tessa McOnie and Scott Armstrong aka hi8us
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.