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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.

Open 9am – 5pm daily

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267 William St

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Upcoming Events › Exhibitions


2 May - 8 May

Wellard is an inquiry into the nature of the Australian Dream in 2017. Reflecting on the concept of the Private Estate, Wellard identifies a culturally rooted desire for security and exclusivity which inevitably leads to separation and isolation. An autobiographical body of work, Wellard expresses the artist’s struggle between a desire for both security and freedom.

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On the Translation of Light

13 May - 19 May

Everything we see, we see in light, and we see it because of light. This group exhibition is an investigation into the materiality of light. Texture and tone, opacity and transparency, and propagation beyond the curtailment of the object - these qualities of light are surveyed through the practices of four different artists.

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We Must Catch Up

26 May - 1 June

In confusing and compromising times, we must take action despite being surrounded by doubt. We Must Catch Up explores the act of talking through doubt and progressing towards action. In this interactive exhibition, participants undergo a time of reflection in a world that needs thinkers and experiencers who absorb and react to the mad auratic flows that surround us. Meanwhile, other gallery visitors may observe or overhear conversations of warmth and positive exchange.

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Cast Away

Ruth Halbert
10 June - 25 June

How did you get here? To broaden discussion of Australia’s relationship to refugees, Ruth Halbert asks old and new Australians to contribute to a growing collection of arrival stories, stitched into fragile boat-like forms and suspended in a web of wool threads materialising space and time. This is the first gallery component of a process investigating remaking a time-based project of political letter-writing into simple handmade objects.

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