Gotham’s door to another world

Kate Leslie and Kate Koivisto Wheeler with a masked Emily ten Raa.
Kate Leslie and Kate Koivisto Wheeler with a masked Emily ten Raa.

The corridors and artist spaces are laden with artwork, making the area feel like nothing else in Perth.

For more than 25 years, the studios have been run by artists, allowing local talents a space to work and exhibit their pieces.

This year, the space is opening for Fringe World Festival, with 13 artists running an exhibition.

Artist Kate Leslie, of North Perth, said The Society of the Spectacle would feature artwork in unusual places throughout the studio building, with the audience reactions to performance art a part of the event.

‘It will make people question where the boundaries of art and the everyday lie,’ she said.

‘There will be performance experiences along with artwork. It is all about having fun with art, which is really what Fringe is also about.’

Work from 12 Gotham Studio artists is also set to be shown as part of SUPERMARKET- Stockholm Independent Art Fair.

Curator Kate Koivisto Wheeler, from North Perth, said the series of works titled Gotham City would be the only pieces from Australia shown at the international event in February.

SUPERMARKET aims to promote artist-run initiatives and create networking opportunities for artists.

‘It is a good next step for us’