Untitled, Triskelion, 2022
Peekaboo Gallery presents new works by Triskelion (@thetriskelionproject), a collaboration between Perth-based artists Louise Hamill, Andrew Nicholls and Sion Prior exploring the artists’ shared interest in the paranormal, mysticism, religion and magick. Borne of each participant’s lifelong experiences with unexplained and seemingly supernatural phenomena, the project aims to manifest contact with ‘the other’ that countless mystics, magicians and artists throughout history have encountered, (whether this be agents of the spirit world, the drive of the personal or collective unconscious, or their own higher selves).
Throughout their recent group residency at PICA, the artists have drawn upon techniques, processes and technologies from a range of traditions, aimed at ‘energising’ spaces, invoking unseen intelligences, and accessing the unconscious, and undertaken a series of performative rituals, and the creation of images and objects with a ceremonial function.
Various works-in-progress from their PICA residency will be installed at Peekaboo Gallery over the coming weeks, in a changing installation giving passers-by a glimpse behind the veil that is commonly understood to separate the physical world from the metaphysical.
Showing now at Peek-a-boo Gallery: 'dust and rocks', an installation by Gotham's artist-in-residence, Kristen Brownfield.
dust and rocks, Kristen Brownfield, video (52min and 12sec looped), iPhone, painted iPhone box, vacuum cleaner contents, 2022
Gotham Studios is delighted to present a solo exhibition by our current artist-in-residence, Kristen Brownfield. Of the exhibition, Brownfield states: "dust and rocks forms a relationship between a recording I made in 2017 in Naarm of a piece of dust on a windowsill, some text from a National Parks sign in the South West I found this year, and a clump of dust/debris from the vacuum cleaner at my work. It is an accumulation of thoughts on; the life span of stuff, tiny moments and big geological time scales, gradual formation, observation and marking time. Responding to Peek a Boo’s pedestrian nature, it plays with slowness to engage passersby (or not) with a sense of time and slightness."
'Stitching Desire', 2021
Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery: ‘Preview Exhibition: Pulling Threads’ by Gotham Studios’ Mel Dare.
This exhibition is a preview of Mel Dare’s solo exhibition Pulling Threads at Gallery25, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley showing from the 27th August to the 16th September 2021. Curated by Sue Starcken.
Through her solo exhibition Pulling Threads the artist seeks to convey the intricacies of personal narrative. The artist explores the fabric of our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. This body of work began in 2013 when the artist revisited her mother’s homeland Czech Republic. Dare asks: when we discover a loose thread do we unpick, resew, cut or pull gently to see where it leads?
‘Preview Exhibition: Pulling Threads’ showing at Peekaboo Gallery, 57 James Street, Northbridge until the 14th of August 2021.
Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery: 'You are beautiful and everyone is listening by Gotham Studios artist 'Luisa Hansal
You are beautiful and everyone is listening, Luisa Hansal, oil on board, 14"x18", 2020
"I think of my paintings as an entryway into inner spaces where a visual language of forms and symbols appear, bringing forth a tender understanding of some deeper meaning I can’t articulate through speech. There is a tension between the tangible and psychic nature of painting that I find almost magical, and through the act of painting I am trying to discover a visual language of personal grief, compassion and sentiment."
Showing at 57 James Street Northbridge until 15 July.
Stemming the Rose, Brent Harrison, rose and gold earring, dimensions variable, 2021.
Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery, 57 James Street Northbridge.
Stemming the Rose takes its title from a quote in the film Brokeback Mountain (2005). Taking this quote as a point of departure, Harrison reframes the rose, which he sees as a kitsch symbol of heteronormativity that is commonly used as a romantic gesture in reality television.
Tarryn Gill, Guardian (Scallop), 2016, Mixed Media (inc. foam, hand stitched fabrics, artificial human eyes, artificial human teeth), 98 x 130 x 50 cm
Peekaboo Gallery is delighted to be re-showing nationally-acclaimed Gotham artist Tarryn Gill's spectacular Guardian (Scallop).
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Tarryn Gill is a nationally recognised multidisciplinary artist who works across sculpture, video, theatre set and costume design and performance. Her aesthetics and materials are heavily informed by her background in competitive calisthenics and dance, and her most recent works are large soft sculptural forms, related to the female uncanny body. Gill has held solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne and MOANA Project Space, Perth. Her work is held in the collections of Artbank, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Kerry Stokes Collection and the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art. Through her solo and collaborative practices, Gill has undertaken residency projects across Australia, in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Gill is represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.
Showing at Peekaboo Gallery, 57 James Street Northbridge (opposite the Alex Hotel), until 15 May.
Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery, 'Petition # 8\10\2020', new works by Gotham Studios' Magda Joubert.
A collection of artefacts representing extinct, native wildflowers of Banksia Woodlands. The work is inspired by a recent petition to save one of the few remaining inner Bushland areas close to Perth airport which are now under threat of yet another land clearing for Commercial Development. The petition was presented to the senate on 8 October 2020.
Image: 'Petition # 8\10\2020' (detail of installation), Magda Joubert, balsa wood carved objects, acrylic on board, 92 x 110 cm, 2020
A salon exhibition by 12 Perth-based artists invited to respond with drawing or painting to “Beauty”, “Beauty Salon”, “Salon”.
Artists: Carla Adams, Nathan Beard, Claire Bushby, Simon Gilby, Luisa Hansal, Fiona Harman, Kate Koivisto Wheeler, Maxxi Minaxi May, Ryan Nazzari, Andrew Nicholls, Wade Taylor, Ben Waters.
Open Monday 8pm 17 August - 15 September 2020.
A list of works and more details will be posted here soon - and on Gotham’s facebook page over the duration of the exhibition. Perth-based writer Mayma Awaida will also be writing a piece for the project.
Artworks are available for purchase. Please contact Kate Koivisto Wheeler:
Gotham Studios and Peek-a-Boo are located on Whadjuk Nyoongar land. BEAUTY SALON respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar Nation, and Elders past, present, emerging.
Gotham Studios is delighted to present recent drawings and objects by guest exhibitor Gemma Watson at Peekaboo Gallery from January-February 2020, in 'Meshwork'.
Watson’s works mediate on, inhabit or perpetuate the behaviours and emotions of adolescence, among other things. 'Meshwork' considers colour, flowers, recycled notebooks and interlaced networks of found materials to form a loose map of connections between friendship, Modernist painting, collage and craft processes, nervous doodling, and emotive projection.
Ancestor V, 2012
16 October - 14 November, 2019
This month Peekaboo Gallery is showcasing work by Gotham Studios' Thea Costantino, from her acclaimed Ancestors series (2012).
Ancestor V is part of an eight-part series which considers legacies of empire and colonialism. Resplendent in elaborate headdresses and dressed in second hand clothing in various stages of ruin, these ‘ancestors’ seem borrowed from military, religious and horror imagery. While satirising nationalistic and imperial nostalgia for a ‘better time’ by alluding to the violent subtext of such desires, through its title the series also considers the uncomfortable position of belonging to, and benefiting from, a colonial culture.