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Blue Orchid Court, Yallingup, Western Australia 6282
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ANDREW TISCHLER CHUBBY BUTTON
134 Marrinup Drive Yallingup OPEN 10 - 5
EASTER EXHIBTION April 3 -14
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It's not just the art that Janet is passionate about, however. Since opening the gallery she
has started discussion groups, artist lunches and an artist in residence program, which became
annual four years ago. Thinking back over the past 10 years, she points to a relatively recent
talk by Art Gallery of Western Australia direc tor, Stefano Carboni, on landscapes in Islamic
art as a highlight. "It was marvellous because 99 percent of us had no idea about it. He
absolutely captivated us. I am sure everyone went away with a little knowledge, but a big bit
of enthusiasm and inspiration to find out more."
She also points to artists Richard Gunning, Clyde McGill, Brian McKay and Lesley Meaney
who have all taken part in talks or the gallery's artists in residence program as other highlights.
"The concept of the artist in residence is hundreds of years old, and is something that Sharon
(Tassicker, the Holmes a Court Gallery director) is very interested in and I am also interested
in. The idea is for an artist to set up a gallery in a public place to talk about art and life --
even what food they had for breakfast... to engage. We have people lining up to do it."
This year's artist in residence, Stewart Elliott, starts his tenure in the gallery from April 23
until June 13. He will take a di erent approach to the previous artists in that he will create
his exhibition from scratch while in residence. With the East Perth set ting a long stretch
from the usual subject matter of his sculpture and painting, it will be interesting to see if that
is an influence in his works. (Drop in to see his progress during the residency every second
week. There will be an exhibition on June 3, then the works will be on display until June 13.
See our profile story on Stewart in the Winter issue of Insite, out May 26.)
It will also be a fit ting tribute to the gallery, which will move from its current location in
October. Janet says it is sad to leave the gallery's first home, but "I don't operate like that; I
(left) Flag by Yang Longai.
(below) My Big Apple by Yifeng
Tan. OPPOSITE: Janet Holmes
a Court. (inset) The Uchida
sculpture being placed for TEN.
"It is very exciting when you find
a work that resonates with you."
just think what's next". Perhaps that's the businesswoman speaking. She does, however,
concede that the location has been a special one for her, listing the "joy of being on the
river" and the public artworks nearby.
So, where's the next home of the HaC Gallery? "All I can say is it is highly unlikely that
we will find another space like East Perth. So, it will be di erent! And I would like to be
further into the city." Wherever it ends up, the beauty of the gallery will remain the passion
of the art enthusiast behind it. Holmes a Court Gallery, 1/11 Brown Street, East Perth, (08) 9218
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