Exhibitions and events

For further information on any of the exhibitions and events, please contact the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday (please note these days are subject to change at times). Information on other exhibitions and events can also be found on our What's On Calendar.

2025 Rockingham Arts Centre Exhibition Program 2025 Exhibition Program.

The City of Rockingham is seeking applications from artists and community groups for our 2025 exhibition program.  Applications are now open and will close on Friday 17 July 2024.  

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Orange circular shape on a blue textured background created using Rhizograph.Rhizograph\Rhizogram by Hiroshi Kobayashi  

  • Exhibition dates: Wednesday 22 May to Sunday 9 June 2024 
  • Opening times: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday
  • Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham  
  • Room: Main gallery
  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Opening Event: Saturday 25 May, 3pm - 5pm. Register for the Opening Event
  • Artist Talk: Saturday 25 May, 2pm - 3pm. Register for the Artist Talk
  • Workshop: Your Signature Here: Saturday 25 May, 11am - 2pm. More information

Hiroshi Kobayashi’s Rhizograph\Rhizogram is the third project in a series of unique machinery-produced paintings - a technique that he has been developing for the past five years. Following on from his previous explorations of Patagraph\Patagram (2021) and Qualiagraph\Qualiagram (2022), this new body of work continues to investigate the artist’s interest in the concept of time/duration and the perception of depth in digital painting. Through his self-designed equipment that marks out computerised paths for paint, or what Kobayashi endearingly refers to as Patagraphy, the artist combines old painting technology with new to create his own visual language that is meticulous in execution.

This project is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

About the artist

Hiroshi Kobayashi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan) and a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York (United States). In 2015 Kobayashi immigrated to Perth on a Distinguished Talent Visa. He has had artist studios at Fremantle Arts Centre and Artsource's Old Custom House. 

Hiroshi Kobayashi, The dragon's egg (detail), 2023, oil on canvas, 37 x 90.5 cm. Image credit: courtesy of the artist

 


 

Pro-JECTA: If Finds Could Talk by Sarah Robinson A gloved hand holding a piece of an old bottle.

  • Exhibition dates: Monday 27 May to Thursday 6 June 2024 
  • Opening times: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday
  • Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham  
  • Room: Multi-purpose Room
  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Opening Event plus Artist Talk: Sunday 2 June, 1pm - 3pm. Register here.

The City’s inaugural Artist in Residence program has welcomed Dr Sarah Robinson into the studio with an amazing project that explores the City’s recent Peelhurst Ruins archaeological dig in Golden Bay. Driving past the ruins of Peelhurst regularly, Robinson has often pondered on the possible stories that lie beneath.

Robinson’s research-led practice has found her exploring historical items such as a shilling coin from the 1880s, a pearl button that could have links to Western Australia’s pearling industry, as well as various other items recovered from the site. The work in this show directly responds to these found items. Through woodcut, drawing and digital values she explores the possibility of un-settling settler narratives.

Sarah Robinson, Layers of Legacy, 2024, 1942 analogue aerial survey image and digital print on Hahnemühle, 30 x 50 cm. Image credit: Landgate/courtesy of the artist. Sarah Robinson, Holding History, 2024, studio work, life-size. Image credit: Ian Yendell/courtesy of the artist

 


 

City of Rockingham Art Prize 2024  

  • Exhibition dates: Saturday 15 June to Sunday 30 June 2024 
  • Opening times: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday
  • Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham  
  • Room: Main Gallery, Multi-purpose room
  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Artists' Floor Talk: Saturday 29 June, 2pm - 3.30pm. Register here

The annual City of Rockingham Art Prize returns to the Rockingham Arts Centre displaying the artistic achievements of 82 Western Australian artists in a range of categories and artistic mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed-media and First Nations. Curated by Sandra Murray.


Christopher Hummel, NSW TrainLink V-set Intercity Train, 2024, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm. Image credit: DADAA.

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