As you may have noticed, I’m a big fan of art; even if I don’t understand it, I am often still intrigued and will often strive to see the artwork from the perspective of the artist. In the past few years, quite a few cafes with adjoining galleries have popped up all over the city. What could be more perfect than good art and delicious food to indulge in? Here are a few favourites of mine:
With old chemistry bottles lining the shelf, distressed original brick walls and a newly opened laneway filled with beautiful and cleverly selected greenery, Venn would be the perfect place for a lazy Sunday afternoon spent in the gallery, followed by some gourmet food and coffee at their bar+cafe.
Address: 16 Queen Street, PERTH WA
Current exhibition: New World Order, featuring new work by Tom Mùller (Perth), Yarra Vega (New York) and Augustyn Schwarzwald (Berlin). Exhibition ends 4 October 2013.
Just before seeing a show down the road at the State Theatre, why not stop in to Bivouac for some tasty morsels or some good wine to begin the evening on a good note. While you’re there, don’t forget about the art displayed on the walls. If any of them take your fancy, you might just be able to take it home with you.
Address: 198 William Street, NORTHBRIDGE WA
Current exhibition: Found and Saw by Jessica Wyld. Exhibition ends 19th October 2013.
Moana Project Space
If you’re in the city and looking to take a break, why not head to Moana Cafe, situated upstairs in the Moana Chambers. Enjoy a cup of smooth coffee (with beans by Five Senses) as you sit back and relax amidst the backdrop of beautifully detailed plastered walls, rich jarrah accents and the quite hum of the city below you. If you aren’t in a rush, don’t forget to take a peek at the artwork on show in the gallery below
Address: 618 Hay Street, PERTH WA
Current exhibition: The Aesthetics of Disengagement, a series of “meditations on boredom, communicational rupture, anxiety, loss of pleasure, withdrawal; the withering of oneʼs capacity to remember and project, to dream, desire, and fantasize.” Exhibition ends 28 September