Paper Mountain is a Perth based artist run initiative with a gallery, co-working space (The Common Room) and studios, located in the heart of Northbridge, WA.

Paper Mountain presents a top notch program of surprising new art and ideas, and is dedicated to supporting a broad span of contemporary art projects. Our space is malleable and we use it to nurture experimentation, to challenge artists’ practices, and to encourage collaboration and skill/resource sharing.

Founded in late 2011 by Anna Dunnill, Amber Harries, Stephen Genovese & Joanna Sulkowski, Paper Mountain is currently co-directed by a team of five who between them manage: the studios, special projects, exhibitions, events, communications, finance, media & artistic programming.

Paper Mountain is proudly sponsored by Graphic Source Design & Print Solutions.


Alisa Blakeney is an arts administrator from Perth, WA. She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2102 with a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Fine Arts. She has administrated and invigilated her way around a number of Perth arts organisations, including Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Artsource, Collective Focus and the Perth Public Art Foundation. Her passions include entering information into spreadsheets, writing grant applications and ADVENTURE.



Renae Coles makes sculptures, performances, gouache paintings, Facebook events, catalogues and too many new projects. She loves Snapchat more than anyone over the age of 16 should and is pretty passionate about social media. Her current artistic practice is centred on the role of architectural structures in stimulating social situations and the history of urban design, in particular that of playgrounds. Renae is also the Communications Manager at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.



Anna Dunnill is an artist and writer from Perth. She has exhibited in group shows including WALLPAPER (2010) at Gallery Central and Hatched: National Graduate Show (2009) at PICA, and undertook residencies at Central Institute of Technology in 2009 and 2011. Her work has been published in Voiceworks, the First Page Anthology, and the Cottonmouth Anthology as well as many zines. She is a founding member of the Perth Zine Collective, and co-curated The Conservatorium.



Emiko Watanabe is an advocate of creative uses of Perth’s urban space, having focused her career around sustainable urban developments and social/cultural infrastructure. Emiko has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management, combining her two loves: environmental sustainability and the arts. Emiko also has an extensive background in events management with not-for-profit and arts organisations, and is a self-confessed lover of spreadsheets.



Ashleigh Whyte is a visual artist from Perth, whose practice consists of drawing, film, photography and installation. Since graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2012, Ashleigh has undertaken a number of creative roles, including teaching hand illustrated film making to high school and community groups. Ashleigh is currently working on a number of collaborative and curatorial projects.



Upstairs, 267 William St Northbridge | Open: 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday | Email: info@papermountain.org.au | Media enquiries: media@papermountain.org.au