The Alternative Archive

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

July 8 to September 4

About this exhibition

The Alternative Archive touring exhibition presents a contemporary visual archive of regional Western Australian arts practice, documenting a dynamic anthology of how regional artists relate to the people, homes, towns or regions that they know so well. It showcases work by 31 contemporary artists selected from a series of regionally based exhibitions facilitated by local curators.

The Alternative Archive is the culmination of a three-year project involving 13 regional art galleries, 35 curators and 200 artists and is co-curated by John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm and Independent Curator/Artist Anna Louise Richardson. It aims to increase understanding of the arts ecology, the practices and conditions of regional art making in Western Australia.

Image Credit: Ellen Norrish, The Tin Heads, 2019. Installed at John Curtin Gallery 2021. Photo courtesy Brad Coleman.

This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE. The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.

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Geraldton Regional Art Gallery


24 Chapman Road Geraldton WA 6530


Naomie Hatherley, June Dijagween, Peggy Madij Griffiths,
Agnes Yamboong Armstrong, Brenda Mingen Ningamara, Mary-Lou Divilli

Marianne Penberthy, Charmaine Green, Mark Smith,
Ellen Norrish, Gabrielle Butler

Michelle Slarke, Jeanne Melville, Tania Spencer, Chan Dalgarno

Goldfields – Esperance
Karen McClurkin, Tina Carmody, Debbie Carmody, Kgukgi Catherine Howard Noble

Great Southern
Serena McLauchlan

Alana Grant, Lyn Nixon, James Walker, Deidre Robb, Maitland Hill

Claudette Mountjoy, Lizzie Troup, Louise Tasker


Installation, Textile, Video, Photography, Painting


Approx. 50 running metres


July 2022 – July 2024

Cost Share

ART ON THE MOVE Members: $4,000 (inc. GST)
Non Members: $4,500 (inc. GST)



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