Frequently Asked Questions

What is Art Collective WA?

Art Collective WA is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation, established in 2013 by a group of significant contemporary Western Australian artists. The artist members run the organisation, and are supported by a part-time curator/director and two part-time staff.

What does Art Collective WA do?

Art Collective WA supports the careers of Western Australian artists by exhibiting their work in their gallery, at art fairs (e.g. Art Stage Singapore, Sydney Contemporary) and at reputed art spaces, such as Holmes à Court Galleries, and the Bunbury and Geraldton Regional Galleries.

In addition, Art Collective WA offers opportunities for artistic dialogue, appreciation and research – through artist talks and publications.
The Book Club is an initiative that publishes monographs about WA artists. So far three books have focussed on the art careers of Trevor Vickers, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward and Eveline Kotai; with the fourth monograph due to launch in 2021 about Olga Cironis.
Artists are interviewed, in conversation with a curator, during their exhibitions. These are recorded for posterity and the audio uploaded for the ‘Collective Conversations’ series on SoundCloud.

Where is Art Collective WA?

You will find Art Collective WA’s gallery in the north-east corner of Cathedral Square on the rear ground floor of the State Administrative Tribunal building.

If you walk east, with the Treasury Buildings behind you and St George’s Cathedral on your right you will find us!

Address: 2/565 Hay St, Perth 6000 Western Australia. 
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZiuShmMpUC5

Art Collective WA appreciates being a part of an inspiring cultural precinct that includes St George’s Cathedral, the State Buildings, Como Hotel, the new Perth City Library and Moore Contemporary.

What are Art Collective WA opening hours?

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 4pm

Saturday: 12 - 4pm

or by appointment: art@artcollectivewa.com.au

Closed: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Can I buy art from Art Collective WA? What are your payment options?

Yes, you most certainly can! You can purchase from our current exhibition or from our stockroom.

Pay upfront in cash or on card, and collect your work immediately from the stockroom or at the end of the exhibition. We will contact you when it is ready for collection. We can arrange delivery and hanging if necessary, but please note this will be an additional fee.

We also offer payment plans either lay-by with us or via ‘Art Money’.

Art Collective WA Lay-By Payment Terms:
For works priced at a minimum spend of $500. A 25% deposit is required and you can pay off over 6 months, at whatever intervals you prefer. We will hold the work for you and you can collect it when it is all paid off.

'Art Money'
This is a credit system that makes it possible for you to take your art home and pay over 10 monthly payments, no interest.
Art Collective WA pays a commission to Art Money who pay us immediately so we can pay the artist straight away. It’s a win win.
Art Money credit is available from $675 to $50,000 (or above on special request). It’s fast, easy and secure. Apply online.

Ask us about payment terms and enquire about specific works by the artist members.
Contact Felicity Johnston: art@artcollectivewa.com.au

How much are the artworks at Art Collective WA?

We have a range of small, large, commissioned, and limited editions works in a variety of mediums by member artists. In all our exhibitions, the works are for sale and we keep available art in our stockroom too. Prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand to suit a range of budgets.

Can I view what’s in the Art Collective WA stockroom?

Yes, you are welcome to view works anytime in our Stockroom online and in the gallery during opening times or by appointment www.artcollectivewa.com.au/stockroom

How do I contact Art Collective WA?

Come and say ‘Hello’ at our Gallery in Perth! Or if that’s not possible, make contact by phone or online:
Telephone: +618 9325 7237. Email: art@artcollectivewa.com.au

Who are the members of Art Collective WA?

There are currently 32 member artists. View them on the 'Artists' page.

Can anyone join Art Collective WA? Can I become a member of Art Collective WA?

Qualified professional artists with a sustained practice in WA are invited to join the group through membership. As members, the artists understand there is a collective approach to running the organisation and that the outcomes reflect positively on members’ careers.

Non-member artists are often invited to exhibit alongside member artists. 

Other people can be part of what Art Collective WA does by signing up as a Benefactor or supporting other projects and programs, like the Book Club.

Who is behind Art Collective WA?

The Collective is governed by a board of member artists.

How can I stay in touch with what’s happening at Art Collective WA?

Subscribe to the Collective’s e-newsletter via website or Facebook or at the Gallery, become a supporter or Benefactor.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @artcollectivewa

What is Art Collective WA doing this year?

View our program of exhibitions and events at: www.artcollectivewa.com.au/whats-on

Stay in touch with our activities by subscribing to our e-newsletter or following @artcollectivewa on Facebook and Instagram.

Who is showing at Art Collective WA?

We present exhibitions of work by our artist members and other invited guest artists. You can find a list of past, present and upcoming shows on the What's On page.

What is the Art Collective WA Book Club?

Art Collective WA is the only arts organisation with a focus on publishing significant monographs on Western Australian artists, with the view of securing the artists’ legacy in the national arts psyche, collections and archives. Read more on the ‘Book Club’ page of this website.

How and why did Art Collective WA start?

Rising out of a need to find an exhibition space and promotion opportunities when several representing galleries closed within months of each other, the artists banded together in 2013 to create - Art Collective WA. The group of artists needed to exhibit their work and to be represented outside of the state of Western Australia.

The group’s first gallery was in Subiaco, from 2013-2016, at 115 Hay Street. It was a shared space, courtesy of Mossenson Galleries.

The permanent exhibition space in Cathedral Square has allowed the Collective to further establish; showing members’ work and generating other programs including participation in art fairs (Sydney, Singapore), publishing (Book Club), recording artist talks and interviews for posterity (Collective Conversations). These are supported by art sales, a benefactor and donor program, and some public funding.

How does Art Collective WA support itself?

Art Collective WA supports itself through commission on art sales, a Benefactor and donor program, and some public funding.

Read more on our Support page and About Us.

How can I support Art Collective WA?

People can be part of the Collective’s activities by becoming a Benefactor or supporting other projects and programs, like the Book Club.

How do I become a Benefactor of Art Collective WA?

Please refer to our Support page for more information on helping Art Collective WA to do more.

How to buy art with 'Art Money'

Art Money

Art Collective WA partners with Art Money, to make art more accessible, support artists and help build a sustainable creative economy.
With Art Money you take your art home and pay over 10 monthly payments, no interest.
We provide a commission to Art Money who pay us immediately so we can pay the artist straight away. It’s a win win.
Art Money credit is available from $675 to $50,000. It’s fast, easy and secure. Apply online.

Updated 20 April 2020