23 FEBRUARY – 3 MARCH 2019 | 10AM – 6PM DAILY

CITY ARTS SPACE Northbridge Piazza, Corner of Lake & James Street

The concept of individuality in a world of mass consumerism continues to fascinate.  What may appear as individuality and freedom to choose may result in following the pack and conformity within the norms of a particular place and time. Gail Hawes uses contemporary textile techniques and materials to explore individuality within a confined structure.

The exhibition will also feature the work of ceramic artist Robert Hawes.


Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm

Meet the Artist:

FEBRUARY: Sunday 24 at 2.30, Tuesday 26th at 11am, Thursday 28th at 2.30pm and 5pm

MARCH: Friday 1st late opening until 7pm and Sunday 3rd at 2.30pm


This exhibition shows a departure from the stitched textiles which Gail Hawes has most recently been known.  Over many years she has built up a broad knowledge of a wide variety of textile techniques and these have been used extensively in this body of work.  The setting of parameters is very important to her practice, as it creates a situation where inventiveness and experimentation are forefront of the process.  Starting as an exploratory project – creating one sample a day for a month using only from the materials which were visible in her work space – the seed for the project began. There would be no ‘going into the cupboards’ for this series of boundary pushing fun plays. Always with a theme to unpin the experiments, Gail was kept on track by a friend in South Africa with whom it was a joint challenge. The exhibition will also be featuring the work of guest ceramic artist Robert Hawes.  


Launch: Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm - see below

February: Meet the Artist

  • Sunday 24th at 2.30pm

  • Tuesday 26th at 11am

  • Thursday 28th at 2.30pm and 5pm

March: Late opening

  • Friday 1st until 7pm

March: Meet the Artist

  • Sunday 3rd at 2.30pm

Reserve a ticket for the opening as numbers are limited…

Saturday 23rd February, 2019 at 2.30pm

How to get to the City Arts Space:

City Arts Space is located on the ground floor of the Northbridge Piazza Community Building at the corner of James and Lake Streets in Northbridge. It is just behind the large screen.

The Northbridge Piazza is located on the corner of James & Lake Streets Northbridge, and is only about a 5 minute walk from the Perth Train Station (just walk across the bridge to the Perth Cultural Centre then head down James St). 


  • Aberdeen Street (open air) – Entry at 115 – 121 Aberdeen Street and 104 Francis Street

  • Roe Street (undercover) – Entry at 68 Roe Street

  • James Street (open air) – Entry at 93 – 101 Milligan Street

  • Citiplace (undercover) – Entry at 2 Roe Street


  • The Northbridge Piazza is located 1 block from the Wellington Street bus station and Perth Central Train Station. Page 7

  • Blue CAT stop no. 28 or 29.


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