New gallery a cool change for Perth’s visual arts sector

When galleries are closing globally, a group of Perth artists reassert the importance of the gallery space with a new ARI for the west coast scene.
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This winter will bring a cool change to Perth’s contemporary art scene with the arrival of the new ARI (artist run initiative), Cool Change Contemporary.

Located within the historic Bon Marche Arcade building on Barrack Street, in Perth’s CBD, Cool Change Contemporary (CCC) will host a monthly program of exhibitions supported by regular performances, screenings, workshops and bespoke art events.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina