Brian McKay : Artist in Residence

11 Brown Street, East Perth WA 6004
Start Date
29 May, 2008
End Date
20 July, 2008

From 30 May to 20 July, WA artist Brian McKay will be in residence on our ‘island’ studio floor. Between the gallery and his Fremantle studio, Brian will continue his exploration into the possibilities for creating depth, illusion and mystery with his mark making on aluminium.

Working, for the most part, without applied colour, and continuing from where he left off with his late 2007 exhibition at Galerie Dusseldorf, Brian intends to concentrate on his fascination with the effects of light and ambient colour on specially prepared aluminium panels.

Throughout the residency, visitors will be able to observe the artist at work and talk with him one on one as he pushes the boundaries of image making, producing pieces that are elegant and sophisticated, reprising earlier experimental works and, time permitting, transforming and revealing aspects of found metal objects in a proposed series – ‘Roadkill’.

With two free public talks at the beginning and end of the residency and two ticketed Winter Salons, audiences will have a privileged insight into the artist’s theories and motivations including the factors that have led him away from traditional fine art processes to working with architects, engineers and fabricators in the creation of many large public artworks.

The exhibition will change as new pieces are completed and displayed. Certain works will be available for acquisition.

Free Public talks

Entrance Sunday 1 June 2pm – The artist: meaning and purpose

Exit Sunday 20 July 2pm – The residency experience: impressions and outcomes

Winter Salons cost – $45

Join us for a light meal of pasta and a glass of wine followed by the guest speaker’s talk

Wednesday 9 July 6pm – Brian McKay In depth: Current practice and focus

Wednesday 16 July 6pm – Brian McKay and Ahmad Abbas Working together: An artist/architect collaboration

Plus (by invitation) four Sunday lunches with the artist.

Brian McKay is represented by Galerie Düsseldorf.

Upcoming Events

To keep connected with us please login with your personal info.

New membership are not allowed.

no. 10 Gallery

During an exhibition period
Open: Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed: Public Holidays

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 8 6217 2640
Address: 10 Douglas Street, Gooyaman | West Perth WA 6005

Vasse Felix Gallery

Open: Daily, 10am – 5pm
Closed: Good Friday, 13 Dec; Christmas Day, 25 Dec; and Boxing Day, 26 Dec.

Phone: +61 8 9756 5000
Address: Cnr Tom Cullity Dr & Caves Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
Directions: Please click HERE for directions to Vasse Felix


Contact us

Holmes à Court Gallery
Janet Holmes à Court Collection

Dr. Laetitia Wilson
Curator & Gallery Manager
[email protected]

Louise Dickmann
Collection Coordinator
[email protected]

Elsie Metcalf
PA to Janet Holmes à Court AC | Event Enquiries
[email protected]

no.10 Venue Hire Enquiries: Click HERE for Venue Hire Information Pack

To join our invite/mailing list, email: [email protected]