Art Collective WA

Literature & Publishing

Eveline Kotai | Artist Monograph

Art Collective WA tells the stories of Western Australian artists through our Book Club.

We invite you to join our Book Club for 2019 as we publish our third book, this time on the work of Eveline Kotai.

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Art Collective WA was established in 2013 with the aim of improving the visibility of significant Western Australian artists.

We exhibit artist members’ work in our gallery in Cathedral Square, Perth, and invite artists to show in our annual gallery program to open up dialogue and present a diverse cross-section of the high quality art produced in WA.

Outside the gallery, we present WA artists at international and national art fairs, and at regional partner art spaces.

The Art Collective WA Book Club is a deliberate contribution to the art history of Western Australia. The initiative publishes monographs about WA artists to firmly place the artists and their work in the Australian art context. We invite you to join us to continue to tell the stories of our artists.

Our Book Club supports a publishing program that we kicked off in 2015, with the production of our first monograph about Trevor Vickers, launched in May 2016. Our next book soon followed in September 2017, on the work of Jeremy Kirwan-Ward.

We are now very excited to embark on our third book – the first publication to focus on the art and 40-year career of Eveline Kotai. Eveline’s professional art practice traverses the media of painting, drawing, print and stitched collage, conveying technical aptitude and a deep sense of subject – leading to the production of continually unexpected colour, pattern and textural combinations.

Eveline’s work can be found in many national collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Parliament House and Wesfarmers.

Why do we publish books on artists?
The publication of monographs on our artists is appreciated as an important way of capturing their part in the art and culture of Australia and to inform people about their incredible careers.

What does the book look like?
The 150-page monograph will feature over 100 colour plates and essays by writers Julie Ewington, Nyanda Smith and Helen Thurloe

How to join our Book Club?
We are aiming to raise $10,000 by 1 March 2019 to contribute to production costs of design, print, editing and writing fees. We value your support! Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to the cost of producing this major publication. We will also publish your name in the book, unless you prefer to be anonymous.

Join us now! Please get in touch if you have any queries at all art@artcollectivewa.com.au

(Photos of Eveline Kotai in her studio by Tanita Seton).

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Art Collective WA is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run by artists, for artists.

Established in 2013, our sole aim is to improve the exposure of established Western Australian visual artists in Australia and internationally.

Our permanent exhibition space in Cathedral Square in the heart of Perth city shows artists’ high quality work. Other programs include participation in art fairs (Sydney, Singapore), artist talks and interviews, as well as publishing (our Book Club).

We support our operations through art sales and leasing, a Benefactor and donor program, and some public project funding.

Qualified professional artists are invited to join the group through membership. Currently we have 29 artist members, who understand there is a collective approach to running the organisation and that the outcomes reflect positively on members’ careers.

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