Art Exhibition ‘WHAT CAN GO WRONG’ – September 3rd to October 2nd, 2022
Linton and Kay Gallery
Linton and Kay Gallery, Mandoon Winery Estate,
10 Harris Road, Caversham, Western Australia
The exhibition will be opened with an artist talk at 2:00pm, Saturday 3rd September, 2022.
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Gallery hours 10:00am to 4:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday
“WHAT CAN GO WRONG” is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, printmaking and photography about change.
In this return exhibition to Linton and Kay Galleries, artists Peteris and Jillian Ciemitis present works dealing with ideas of modern change.
The works touch on climate change, our loss of connection with place, and our reflection on who we are. Both Peteris Ciemitis and Jillian Ciemitis have explored aspects of these themes in past exhibitions, “WHAT CAN GO WRONG” brings their collaboration and thoughts together in a cohesive exhibition.
Whilst Jillian and Peteris present many individual works, they have also introduced several collaborations in this exhibition; some between themselves, and others where Jillian has partnered with American artist Linde Caughey.
The latter collaboration with Linde Caughey is the result of a separate project “Sister City II_Change” curated by Andrea Przygonski (see below) in Adelaide earlier this year. This is the first time these works by Jillian Ciemitis and Linde Caughey will be shown in Western Australia.
The exhibition will be opened with an artist talk at 2:00pm, Saturday 3rd September, 2022. RSVP to email@example.com
Art Exhibition ‘Sister City II_Change’, an intercontinental collaborative project.
Curator: Andrea Przygonski
April 7th to April 29th 2022 – Praxis ARTSPACE, Adelaide, South Australia.
A bold vision by Andrea Przygonski Adelaide based Visual Artist and Curator to create an international collaborative art project, ‘Sister City II_Change’. Despite the restrictions brought about by the long-running pandemic, has gathered 20 Australian and International women visual artists together in a challenging and thought-provoking exhibition due to open on 7 April 2022 at Praxis ARTSPACE, Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia. This project has been two years in the making.
Jillian, a printmaker and photographer (Western Australia) has been working collaboratively with painter Linde Caughey (California, USA). First meeting in 2019 as artists in an international exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, the artists have risen to the challenge of distant geography and disparate approaches and media to produce engaging, ethereal works. Inspired by the spectre of climate change, and the immediacy of fires and tree loss in both countries, the works address the transient nature of nature and environment. They explore the idea of displacement and alienation of forests.
Art Exhibition ‘the Past Stops Now’ – October 1st to November 7th, 2021 – Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, Western Australia
Shown in Collie in May, ‘The Past Stops Now’ traveled north to the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery for one further run in October 2021. This retrospective exhibition of Peteris Ciemitis’ work over the past 12 years will be one of the gallery’s feature exhibitions alongside IOTA21 (Indian Ocean Craft Triennial) and the Big Sky Writers Festival. (see blog page for more information).
Art Exhibition ‘Atkal Kopa’ Art Exhibition – September 19th to October 3rd, 2021 – The Laneway Artspace, Bayswater, Western Australia
Long before the current migration controversies, Australia accepted over 900 refugees in 1949-9 from Baltic countries, including Latvia … ‘displaced persons’ from World War II. With them, they brought their heritage and love of music and the arts. Now almost three quarters of a century later, many descendants of those refugees have themselves pursued the Arts, and have carved out a place in Australia’s modern identity.
Jillian, Peteris and Isobel Ciemitis joined this group of West Coast Australian-Latvian artists to bring this exhibition of contemporary responses to diaspora and growth.
Art Exhibition ‘the Past Stops Now’ May 8th to June 13th 2021 – Collie Art Gallery, Collie, Western Australia
Peteris Ciemitis was invited to exhibit at the Collie Art Gallery; WA’s first purpose-built A Class Gallery since Art Gallery of Western Australia opened in 1979. The exhibition was a retrospective of Peter’s work over the past 12 years, featuring paintings such as “Grabowsky” (Finalist in the Archibald Prize), “Archer” (winner of the Lester Portrait Prize in 2010), and pieces previously exhibited in the Qingdao and Bangladesh Biennials.
Joint Art Exhibition, ‘Transect’ at Linton and Kay Gallery, Mandoon Estate, 5 Sept – 27 Sept, 2020
Jillian and Peter Ciemitis exhibited in WA’s most prestigious commercial gallery, Linton and Kay, Mandoon Estate, Perth, Western Australia in September 2020.
The Collie Art Prize 2020, Collie Art Gallery, 2 March – 5 April, 2020
Peteris is the 2nd prize winner of the Collie Art Prize 2020. One of Regional Australia’s richest art prizes.
Japan: The 19th (Japan), International Arts Exchange Exhibition, 2019
National Arts Center, Tokyo, 27 Nov – 9 Dec, 2019
Jillian and Peteris were extremely honored to exhibit in the 19th Japan International Art Exhibition in the National Art Center, Tokyo, Curated by Katsu Shimmin, Tokyo and Julienne Johnson, USA, alongside 190 highly regarded international artists from around the world.
‘Drawing Room’, a solo exhibition by Peteris Ciemitis, 5 – 27 October, 2019
Linton & Kay, Mandoon Estate, Caversham – Artist Talk Sunday 6 October, 2.30pm
“Drawing is central to life. Almost all the works in this exhibition are drawings, some on canvas and some on paper. As an artist I have been interested in working with inks and liquid paint, and the rigour and constraint it places on my practice. Every mark is purposeful; there is no turning back or redoing it. The works present the viewer with interpretations of place and the idea of absence. Similar shapes and structure are found across subjects. Much is left out deliberately. Do we see shape, movement, texture, shadow, light, fragility, strength or transience?” Peteris Ciemitis, 2019
‘the Orange Wall’, a photographic exhibition by Jillian Ciemitis, 2019
In 2018, Jillian Ciemitis went to Assam and Bangladesh and was entranced by the depth and humanity, dignity and unity in a region known for its challenges. Often under high security, Jillian photographed hundreds of Assamese and Bangla peoples. This exhibition of natural and posed photographs of women, men, families and friends present an insightful examination of nuanced domesticity, and gender relationships. (7-19 June 2019)
Bangladesh: 18th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh 2018
Jillian and Peteris, along with artists Judy Rogers and Monique Tippett are participating in the 18th Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh (1 – 30 September 2018)
Australia: Contemporary Print Media Awards, Fremantle 2018
Jillian’s print ‘Indigo’ is currently in the Contemporary Print Media Awards 2018 exhibition, Print Association of Western Australia, at Moore’s Gallery, Henry Street, Fremantle (10 – 19 August 2018)
Australia: Planners Art Exhibition, Perth 2018
Peteris organised and participated in the 2nd Painting the Town Planners Art Exhibition at Brookfield Plaza, Perth (May 2018)
Japan: Japan Tougane Bunkakaikan, Tokyo 2018
Jillian and Peteris recently participated in the “18th International Art Exchange Exhibition” (April 2018)
Italy: Le Stanze Delle Meraviglie Wunderkammer Contemporary Art Festival 2018,
Lake Maggiore, Verbana
Jillian and Peteris participated in the collateral exhibition at Villa Giulia, Verbana Pallanza (March-April 2018)
Australia: Skin Deep WA Portrait Exhibition, Fremantle 2018
Peteris participated in “Skin Deep” WA Portraits Exhibition, at Moores Gallery, Fremantle (March 2018)
India: International Shiva Festival, Sivasagar, Assam 2018
Peteris and Jillian participated in the International Arts Festival in Sivasagar, Assam (February 2018)
Italy: Collatoral Exhibition of Venice Biennale, 2017
Peteris and Jillian participated in Meadows Personal Structures Collateral Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice (May-November 2017)
China: Hangzhou “G20” International Art Exchange, 2016
Peteris and Jillian Ciemitis participated in the “G20″ International Exchange Exhibition” in Hangzhou (October 2016)