John Curtin Gallery exhibitions

Throughout 2017
John Curtin Gallery, Bentley campus
Current Staff, Current Students, Former staff, Future students, General community, Industry and community partners, Past students (Alumni)

Throughout 2017, the John Curtin Gallery will showcase the work of notable graduates who have made their mark on the local and international art scene over the past five decades as part of Curtin University’s 50 years of Innovation celebrations.


18 May – 9 July 2017

In Curtin’s 50th anniversary year, the John Curtin Gallery is Celebrating 50 years of Innovation with 50 artworks from the Curtin University Art Collection. The Exhibition features local, national and international artists and Curtin University alumni who have contributed to the cultural life of the campus and the wider community since the collection was established in 1968.

Further details can be found here.

Paul Caporn, Susan Flavell, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont 

28 September – 3 December 2017

On show across our three galleries will be showcasing work by three prominent Curtin Alumni artists: a new sculptural installation Around About by Paul Caporn, new sculptural work by Susan Flavell, and award winning video work Gymnasium, by Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont. 


10 October – 3 December 2017

Mel Tregonning & Shaun Tan

As a part of Mental Health Week 2017, we will present highlights from Mel Tregonning’s stunning graphic novel Small Things; a universal story, about dealing with sadness, anxiety, depression, heartache or loss, and finding your way in the world. Before completing the book Mel took her own life and her family enlisted the help of Shaun Tan in completing the final pages.