Art studio offers WA showcase

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Rob Malcolmdirector of Yallingup Galleries at his garden arts studio displaying an acrylic painting of a Broome watering hole.
Camera IconRob Malcolmdirector of Yallingup Galleries at his garden arts studio displaying an acrylic painting of a Broome watering hole. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Yallingup Galleries Garden Art Studio will open its summer exhibition on Saturday night, showcasing exclusive works by director Rob Malcolm, Ken Rasmussen and Ian Dickinson.

The exhibition will be open from 10am–4pm until January 24.

Yallingup Galleries director Malcolm said he had been holding exhibitions promoting West Australian artists for more than 30 years.

“We’ve got about 150 artists that exhibit through here,” he said.

“Every summer we have this exhibition and it has become more and more popular with visitors who take time to appreciate the art because we share such a relaxed way of life.”

Rasmussen was a former student of Malcolm’s at Scotch College in Perth.

“We’ve developed a strong relationship, he was a bright star,” Malcolm said. Rasmussen is a leading realist-impressionist painter who has developed a contemporary style that captures the architecture and natural landforms unique to Perth city and its surrounds.

Malcolm said he had bought the Yallingup Galleries for only a few thousand dollars 30 years ago and built it from scrap wood sourced during the demolition of Fremantle’s Wool Stores.

“I’m known as a furniture maker but I was trained as an artists,” he said.

“I love texture and using the famous colours of the outback.”

Other pieces in the exhibition include work by WA artist Dickinson, comprising still life compositions alongside land and seascapes, inspired by his travels in Australia and overseas.

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