Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition

The inaugural Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition 2019 is being held over the period 11-19 May 2019 and will be exhibited at the prestigious Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10 Douglas Street, West Perth.

The unique natural and cultural values of Rottnest Island or Wadjemup have long inspired artists and this will be reflected in the exhibition theme The Essence of Rottnest’. 

Over 100 professional artists have accepted an invitation to interpret the exhibition theme and create artworks on 50x50xm canvases, sponsored by Oxlades Art Supplies.  Funds raised from the sale of artwork will contribute to the Foundation’s role in delivering environmental and heritage conservation projects on Rottnest Island.

The Exhibition is being professionally curated by Sandra Murray, a highly regarded Art Curator who currently works with the Royal Agricultural Society of WA and Bankwest.  An arts professional judging panel will award a First Prize and two Highly Commended prizes.  Prizes are provided courtesy of the Rottnest Island Authority, Hotel Rottnest and Rottnest Express.

“Wadjemup” by Alan Muller

Alan Muller is one of the talented artists exhibiting in the Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition in May.  The artwork medium is acrylic and titled “Wadjemup”.  Alan says: the work depicts Wadjemup and beyond to Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) and Whadjuk Country (Perth coastal plain) before English settlement.  Wadjemup has profound spiritual and cultural significance for the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.


We invite you to come along to view and purchase artworks between 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May and Wednesday 15 through to Sunday 19 May, 2019.

Follow progress of the Exhibition on Instagram @rfae19 and #rfae19

A collage of some of the pieces that will be on display.

Top row left-right:

Jean Sher: Still Life with Pears and Cheese – Rottnest island

Linda O’Brien: On Reflection

Norm Wilson: The Pilots Cottage

Middle row from left to right:

Ute Maria Eckel: Windy Lakes of Rottnest Island

Lorraine Woods: Essence of Rottnest

Lorraine Biggs: Visitors and Locals


Bottom row from left to right:

Anthony Scott Smith: Cape Vlamingh;

John Patterson: Rottnessence

George Haynes:  Rottnest #1


We thank the following generous sponsors and supporters of the Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition 2019.