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!
Lorraine Kindma : PLAYFUL ACRYLIC
3 August 2022
21 August 2022
We are delighted to present local artist Lorraine Kindma’s solo exhibition in Esperance.
Playful Acrylic brings together a collection of works made on canvas and textiles. Bright hues transport you to surreal worlds with layering that makes it hard to resist the temptation to touch and feel.
NGALAK | UNITY
A Wudjari Nyungar Cultural Immersion & Aboriginal Art Exhibition
30 June 2022
26 July 2022
NGALAK | UNITY is a sharing and celebration of Wudjari Nyungar culture and art to celebrate NAIDOC 2022. Throughout the month of July get involved with the events and activities on offer to the whole community commencing with the NGALAK | UNITY Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opening, FREE cultural tours with Dabungool Cultural Experiences, cultural art and craft journeys for the kids and teens and enjoy our artists in residence Atheleen Thomas and Robert Woods creating on-site at the Cannery.
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.