Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Wild Swans Art Group - Xmas Exhibition at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi with fellow Western Australian Artists 2018

Kevin Robertson - 7.03 am oil on canvas - 41.5 cm h x 31 cm w

Peter Davidson

Sake cup petite still life oil on board - Ceramic sake cup on wooden shelf

Christmas Exhibition
2 Dogs Art Space
Akashi Japan

On exhibit

The Wild Swans Art Group from Western Australia        
With Fellow
Western Australian artists

Opening times

Dec14th Friday 3 to 6pm, 15th Saturday 1- 4 pm, Sunday 17th 1 to 4pm, 21st Friday 3 to 6pm, 22nd Saturday 1- 4 pm, Sunday 23rd 1 to 4pm

Address 3 Chome Nishishinmachi, Akashi-shi, Hyōgo-ken 673-0023

3rd floor above the Dental Clinic

Please come all are welcome 
further images will be posted 
thank you 

Some supporters of the art space at the Xmas exhibition

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Current news from the Wild Swans Art Group

Winter Storms Perth 

Diokno Pasilin 

Drawing Room Contemporary Art. 13 Oct. until 6 Nov. 2018


Michael Doherty 


Oud Sint Jan Museum, Bruges
Novemeber 2018

Michael Doherty 
solo exhibition 

Orangery Gallery

Opening 6pm on the 1st of November.
320 Onslow Road,Shenton Park
Western Australia

Cynthia Ellis 

Melville Art Award 
Western Australia 

Yellowblue painting
Highly Commended

Caspar Fairhall

currently showing at the 

The City of Joondalup's Community Invitation Art Award 

 Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, 
Myer Court from 14 – 28 October 2018.

Western Australia 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Wild Swans Art Group from Western Australia at the Be Kyoto Gallery - Kyoto - Japan

The Wild Swans Art Group exhibition at the Be Kyoto Gallery in Kyoto 
was held in a two hundred year old house that dates back to the Edo Period of Japan 
which now serves the local community as an art gallery and rental space. 

Gallery and back space with bench

 On there way through many of the participants (who are about to do there cultural engagements) stopped and viewed the artworks.The local community in viewing the artworks then asked questions about certain images this was a good learning experience for them, as well as myself for it enlarges ones store house of memory with different ideas, plus for me it is fascinating to see how varied the ideas are behind human aesthetics. That is one of the common denominator  I have learnt about in taking the Wild Swans Art Group throughout  four countries and that  human taste is so diverse as to what people like, there doesn't appear to be a commonality unless it is enforced by external means, beauty is very independent.

Having a beautiful art space so close the street appears to deconstruct the communities loneliness for the local peoples, especially for senior members as they may visit space daily or once/twice a week, it then becomes part of their daily lives and not something apart and this is a wonderful outcome.

Street view of gallery 

Local Kyoto Gallerists talking.

To all the people that visited the exhibition in Kyoto 

thank you for coming 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

News from the Wild Swans Art Group

To all our friends and supporters around the world thank you for your continuing support it is appreciated.  

Here is some currents news on the groups forthcoming activities .

Caspar Fairhall

Caspar's Solo Exhibition  at Fremantle Arts Center Western Australia
 is  opening on the 25 May

Diokno Pasalin

Will be doing a collaboration with two other artists at the Back Space Gallery - Ballarat Victoria


Michael Doherty

Will be awarded the International Prize Giulio Cesare on the 7th of July at Palazzo Velli Rome,for career achievement,amongst forty other artists worldwide.
Solo exhibition at OrangeryGallery 1st of November in Perth.(Photo of Award above)

Kevin Robertson

Kevin's exhibition Wonderwall will be opening on the 22nd of June at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery - Western Australia

Monday, 16 April 2018

Wild Swans Art Group have a permanent collection space at 2 Dogs Art Space - Akashi - Japan

The Wild Swans Art Group now have a permanent collection on show at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi, it is the only collection that consists solely of artists who were or still are practising artists in Western Australian that I know of in Japan.

The Wild Swans Art Group permanent collection will be shown along side changing exhibitions in the other gallery space (seen below) on the right.  

A catalogue will be developed about the collection in English and Japanese over the coming year

Monday, 5 March 2018

chef-d'oeurve Restaurant/Gallery Osaka


Chef-d'oeurve Restaurant/Gallery is a good venue to exhibit or perform in, it seems to be one of the few old building around the neighbourhood that had  survived the fire bombings of World War Two, so it has a certain charm  to it from the old wooden hand made roof shingles that are still visible in the restaurant roof along with its wooden beams.

 Hirosi Funato Double Bass and Loui Lerroy Guitar

Sometimes in life you are fortunate and when the Wild Swans Art Group exhibited in Osaka at the chef-d'oeurve Restaurant/Gallery fortune revealed itself for the after exhibiting in the gallery next to the restaurant for two days, the owner asked if we wanted an extension of one day and the obvious answer was yes!

On the last night of the three day exhibition two Japanese musicians from what one might consider the avante garde genre played experimentally and passionately, making noises with an array of objects that were being scrapped or dragged or banged on or along the musical instruments. 

The intensity of the musicians performance with the accompanying large array of spontaneously made sounds that were being composed in then now with a kind of randomness made it an interesting and enjoyable musical work.

It was also great to see The Wild Swans Art Group juxtaposed such performance in some ways it was strange but unusual is good, it takes one out of there comfort zone for having musicians perform with a high intensity in front of artworks, that contain a driven praxis within in someways might  remind  the audience of how artist's create.

The Japanese audience appear to really appreciate art and spending time to look at each piece then asking questions, plus it was especially pleasing to get some positive feed back from one of the audience members of how she enjoyed the experience.

View through the restaurant to the gallery space

Many thanks to all who came it made the exhibition over three days an enjoyable experience. 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Wild Swans Art Group in Osaka Japan at chef-d'oeurve

The Wild Swans Art Group from Western Australia

Exhibition opens


Thursday 1st 12pm to 10pm - Friday 2nd 12pm to 9pm



550-0011 Osaka

The group has exhibited in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia in Japan at Kobe, Okinawa, Akashi and soon Osaka

Below are some of the artworks by John Cullinane Kevin Robertson and Lynne Norton that will be on show with Cynthia Ellis Diokno Pasilan Connie Petrillo Duncan McKay Chelle Bourne Michael Doherty Peter Davidson and Caspar Fairhall

Cynthia Ellis

Peter Davidson

Caspar Fairhall

Peter Davidson

 Duncan McKay

Chelle Bourne

Michael Doherty

Connie Petrillo

Diokno Pasilan

John Cullinane

Lynne Norton

Kevin Robertson

Friday, 2 February 2018

The Wild swans Art Group Exhibition chef-d'œuvre Osaka - Japan

The Wild Swans Art Group
Western Australia

 Duncan McKay, Connie Petrillo Caspar Fairhall, Kevin Robertson, Cynthia Ellis,
Peter Davidson, Michael Doherty, John Cullinane Chelle Bourne,
Lynne Norton and Diokno Pasilan

Osaka - Japan
Restaurant – Gallery

Opens March
Thursday 1st 12pm to 10pm - Friday 2nd 12pm to 9pm

The group has exhibited in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia in Japan at Kobe, Okinawa and Akashi

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Wild Swans Art Group 2018

Currently the Wild Swans Art Group is showing at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi in the Driven exhibition with other selected Western Australian Artists 

The Driven exhibition
Western Australian Artists
Opens 12th of January to the 23rd By appointment
Gallery Opening times1 - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
on these days 13-14-21of January20th 1.30 – 4pm

Lynne Norton - Caspar Fairhall -  Diokno Pasalin - Michael Doherty - Shelley Cowper -  Peter Davidson - Cynthia Ellis - 
 Melissa Nolan McDougal  - Sally Douglas - Ron Nyizstor
Michelle Bourne - Kevin Robertson
John Cullinaine - Duncan Mckay - Ken Wadrop

 Further exhibition spaces are now being researched for exhibitions around Japan and maybe Australia as these shows come to fruition the information will be posted on this blog.
Thank you for your continued support.