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Cool Change Contemporary


Cool Change Contemporary is a multi-gallery artist-run-initiative located within the historic Bon Marche Arcade building on Barrack Street in the Perth CBD. We host a monthly program of exhibitions supported by regular performances, screenings, workshops and events, and are home to a shop selling artist-made goods and publications.

Cool Change is the arrival of a cold front in the afternoon or evening after a day of high summertime temperatures. It is the sense of interconnectedness with your surroundings, and a feeling that things are about to pick up. Cool Change Contemporary stands for critically engaged work, an accessible, welcoming environment and an agile, responsive outlook.

A volunteer led organisation, Cool Change Contemporary was founded by Jess Boyce, Emma Buswell, Grace Connors, Miranda Johnson, Melissa McGrath, Shoshana Rosenberg, and Matthew Siddall, opening in August 2018.

Cool Change Contemporary acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the traditional and rightful custodians of the land on which we operate. We recognise their strength and resilience and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.



Paul Boyé
Jess Boyce
Emma Buswell
Grace Connors
Miranda Johnson
Melissa McGrath
Aisyah Aaqil Sumito
Andrew Varano

The Cool Change committee is supported by a number of hardworking additional volunteers. If you would like to support Cool Change by volunteering your time or becoming a donor or sponsor, please email for more information.


June 2018

Opened August 2018



Cool Change Contemporary is located on the lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, currently known as Perth.

1F Bon Marche Arcade Building
74-84 Barrack Street,
Perth, Western Australia, 6000

Open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Cool Change is only open during exhibitions and events. Please check our exhibitions page to confirm an exhibition is currently showing.

 Please note whilst we have lift access, the doorway is currently only 68.5cm wide, the inside 115cm deep and 98cm wide.
Our gallery doorways are 78cm wide.
Please contact us for more information or assistance accessing the space.