Wanderings: A Photographic exhibition by Christopher Grace
7 August 2020
22 August 2020
Wanderings: A Photographic Exhibition by Christopher Grace, is a stunning collection of works spanning both miles and decades, a journey of landscapes and cityscapes, as well with black and white street photography, capturing precious moments in time.
Never & Always
26 October 2020
6 November 2020
A Shaun Tan inspired exhibition of local children's work, including works produced while exploring Shaun Tan's books at school, and works produced during the Cannery's spring KICKARTS school holiday program!
Elements ed. III
6 December 2020
9 January 2021
Join us for an art exhibition opening like no other. Elements Ed.III features a stunning variation in mediums showcasing a diverse array of local artists: Caroline Abbey, Tammy Andrews, Eimear O’Connor, Naomi Stanitzki and Jason Wooldridge.
Honeymoon by James Giddy
1 April 2021
14 May 2021
Oil and watercolour paintings by James Giddy, sculptures by Jason Wooldridge and a live soundscape from Chip Hazard followed by live music from Ruby May and Rachel Vibart!
Esperance Pottery Club - Exhibition and Sale
26 May 2022
26 June 2022
The Esperance Pottery Club meets on- site at the Cannery Arts Centre and consists of members who share a passion for being creative with clay. This exhibition showcases work for sale, created both on the pottery wheel and using hand-built techniques. Be prepared for unique vases, wall-hangings, mugs, cups, bowls, and other homewares, enhanced by vibrant glazes and artistic finishes.
Three Artists : Marcia Leonard, Pat McCarthy and Tammy Andrews
7 April 2022
19 May 2022
Open all ANZAC weekend, the Cannery Arts Centre is hosting three local artists in a joint exhibition to showcase some of Esperance’s diverse creatives. Tammy Andrews, Marcia Leonard and Pat Mccarthy look forward to sharing their work with locals and travellers during a great month to be alive in Esperance!
Russell Ord - Rough Seas
3 March 2022
3 May 2022
On his path to becoming an internationally acclaimed photographer, Russell Ord has squinted down the lens at an intriguing mix of subjects over the years. He’s shot magazine covers of world-class surfers and helped deify celebrity chefs. He’s roamed with Uunguu Rangers in the Australian outback, island-hopped across tropical fantasylands and followed his photographic instincts through urban meccas. Like most of Russell’s work, Rough Seas is an exhibition celebrated for simultaneously implying the cruelty and majesty of the sea.
Outside The Box
28 January 2022
20 February 2022
The Passeck family have always been artists, producing work mainly for enjoyment, now they have decided to share it with their community. The exhibit includes sculptures, paintings, large prints, pottery, resin art, drawings, furniture, metal and woodworking pieces.
Open Studio & Sale
Esperance Pottery Club
19 November 2021
21 November 2021
We’re throwing open the doors of the Esperance Pottery Club with an open studio and pottery sale!
Drop into the pottery studio at the Cannery Art Centre between the 19th – 21st November to purchase pieces, chat to our potters, learn about the pottery process and find out how to get involved.
Beautiful handmade pottery will be available for sale and the club’s members will be demonstrating wheel throwing and hand building techniques.
Susie Vickery: Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist
10 December 2021
23 January 2022
Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an immersive and finely crafted installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux.
Exhibition of Creative Works
Esperance Senior High School
28 October 2021
4 November 2021
Esperance Senior High School’s annual ‘Exhibition of Creative Works’ will be running at the Cannery Arts Centre from October 30 - November 4. The exhibition will showcase a variety of work produced by Year 7-12 students within Design and Technology, Home Economics and The Arts learning areas. There will be an exhibition opening on the evening of November 29th starting at 6pm featuring performances by the Esperance SHS guitar ensemble. Light refreshments will be provided - all are welcome.
9x5 Biennial Exhibition and Auction
12 November 2021
5 December 2021
Inspired by this rich Australian art history, the Cannery has been hosting our main fundraiser- the 9x5 Exhibition and Art Auction for over 25 years. This biennial event raises much-needed funds to keep the Cannery Arts Centre open. Come and place your silent bid before auction day and take note of the ones you want at auction December 5 @3:30PM
Exoterica IV : Kepa Kurl
22 September 2021
22 October 2021
Sound and Video Installation
by Artist in Residence Steven Alyian
An immersive and reflective multimedia exhibit inspired by the environment of the Esperance region. Created whilst staying at The Cannery as ‘Artist in Residence’ in September 2021, Steven visited natural locations in the region recording audio and video of places that invoked a sense of stillness. Artefacts such as bones and flowers were taken from each of these locations and used to create geometric patterns featured in each works. All elements are manipulated into a visionary music and video tapestry that simulates extra-sensory perception, reflecting the inherent and immaculate design of the natural flora and fauna of the Esperance region.
Preppers - Tiyan Baker, Loren Kronemyer, Guy Louden, Dan McCabe, Thomas Yeomans
14 August 2021
3 September 2021
Around the world thousands of people are steadfastly preparing for the end of civilisation as we know it. Doomsday preppers, as they’re known, collect specialised survival products, skills, and knowledge, both in real life and as members of online communities. The prepper phenomenon is an expression of widely relatable cultural anxieties.
Preppers examines this global subculture and its distinct aesthetics, jargon and apocalyptic fantasies. The exhibition features five cutting edge Australian and International artists presenting sculpture, installation, video, and prints that reflect their fascination with, and participation in the culture of doomsday prepping.
Straight Outta Wilurarra
6 July 2021
5 August 2021
Coming straight to Esperance after a stint at the Fremantle Arts Centre's 2021 Revealed Exhibition, the Wilurarra Creative hub will be recreated in our main gallery with a photographic studio, selfie booth, hair salon and art works. Straight Outta Wilurarra makes a bold statement on the culture, style and unique voices of Western Desert people.
The Misérable(s) Exhibition
18 June 2021
2 July 2021
Local talent Caitlyn Edwards debut solo exhibition focuses on key characters and themes from Les Misérables. Meet bishops, lovers, police inspectors, prostitutes, gamin and revolutionaries as we explore the wealth of contradictions encompassed by Hugo’s work, and discover the spectrum of humanity that can be found around us if one simply pauses to look.