The Wild Swans Art Group from Western Australia are Duncan McKay, Connie Petrillo, Caspar Fairhall, Kevin Robertson, Cynthia Ellis, Peter Davidson, Michael Doherty, John Cullinane, Chelle Bourne, Lynne Norton and Diokno Pasilan.
So far they've exhibited in Perth, Singapore, Sarawak - Malaysia, Okinawa, Kobe, Akashi, Osaka and Kyoto.
Caspar Fairhall’s art practice covers painting, painted constructions, video and interactive video art. Best known for hard-edged but painterly works with rich surfaces, much of Fairhall’s work can be seen as asking questions of the viewer such as: What does it mean to represent space in an image? How does the space in an image relate to the space and time outside the image? What does it mean to both look into and at an image? The complex, layered paint surfaces and unresolvable pictorial spaces—what curator Margaret Moore described as propositions for perception—are tools that Fairhall uses to address these questions.
Much of Fairhall’s recent work is derived from his time in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and draws on the ancient banded iron formations of the Hamersly Ranges, which date from the Archean epoch 2.5 billion years ago. Both the sense of deep time and the biological origin of these formations are central concerns of this body of work.
Fairhall is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and The University of Western Australia, amongst others.
has been invited to show
The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2017
Well done Cynthia
is currently preparing for a
Will be exhibiting at
AN IDEA WILL COME FROM ANY SOURCE SUCH AS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE SEEN; SUCH AS AN EVENT, A BOOK, A DISCUSSION, POLITICS, ANY MEDIA WHATEVER. I LIKE TO BE OPEN AT ALL TIMES TO CAPTURE THE IDEA WHEN IT COMES, MANY IDEAS ESCAPE, NEVER TO BE FOUND...
JOHN CULLINANE, 2015
John Cullinane's exhibitions never fail to be seriously thought provoking. His paintings can be found in many important local and interstate public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of WA, Parliament House Canberra, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Bankwest, Edith Cowan University, Royal Perth Hospital and several local council collections.
Ando Hiroshigie 1853
Woodblock Print, title; Famous Places in the Sixty add Provinces - Shimofusa
Choishi no Hama (beach of Choshi)*
Frank Norton (1916 -1983)
Marine artist/official war artist*
Mac Betts (1932 – 2010)
Martin Heine (1957 – 2014)
Western Australian/ German*
The Wild Swan Art Group
works with a * after them are on loan from a private collection for the
In February 2012 there was an
exhibition by 10 Western Australia Artists at Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan sponsored
by Mr. Horikawa the artists were Connie Petrillo, David Bromfield, Diokno
Pasilan, Janis Nedela, Louis Moncrieff, Martine Heine, Monique Tippet, Patriza
Tonello, Pippa Tandy and Peter Davidson at this exhibition Sadaharu Horio came and
viewed the exhibition and after a good conversation with Martin plus others, he subsequently
organised a performance space for himself and Martin which was titled: Preparation for a Movement and
as I understand Horio made the connection between north (Japan) and South (Western Australia) at that performance. The Horio/ Martin Heine performance
can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJk_e-fIclw
From that statement North and South
by Horio the collaboration continues between Japan and Western Australia into
this next exhibition titled; Peace and Harmony generously sponsored by at Gallery Opera Labo 102.
The title of the show Peace and
Harmony promotes tolerance between different societal memories and aesthetics through
these aforementioned artists in a world that appears to be in need of that wonderful
human quality. Further information on the exhibition will be posted as it comes
to hand thank you.
Opening times in Japanese
and Harmony 展」には、他にも素晴らしいアーティストさんの絵画を展示します。
Four Western Australian Women artists - Chelle Bourne, Lynne Norton, Cynthia Ellis and Connie Petrillo
Currently several of the Wild Swan Art Group members are showing in Western Australian Women Artists exhibitions in Japan. The first exhibition was held in Gallery Opera Labo Nishio Ku, Kobe, the second exhibition has started at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi titled; Five Western Australian Women Artist: Pippa Tandy, Chelle Bourne, Lynne Norton, Cynthia Ellis and Connie Petrillo, please see image below.
Current Five Western Australian Woman's exhibition at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi
We wish these Western Australian Artists every success with there current exhibitions in Japan because exhibiting internationally from Australia is not an easy thing to do, so well done to all.