Yachts on the Swan by Harold Vike

Illustrator to prolific artist

This watercolour painting by celebrated Western Australian painter Harald Vike perfectly captures a day of sailing on the Swan River in Perth. Anyone from Perth, simply calls the river 'the Swan'. Harold was an accomplished painter who travelled extensively around Australia to capture the characteristics of landscapes. He began work in Perth in the 1920s as an advertising illustrator and banner designer. George Pitt Morison, a former curator of the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery, encouraged Harold to study the pencil drawings in the State Art Collection: this started a lifelong passion of painting landscapes, city scapes and people.

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Beverley Station Arts - Gallery & Platform Theatre

The heart of Beverley’s art community

A delightful gallery in an old railway station. This small collection hides treasures from prolific painters. The gallery is home to the Shire of Beverley Art Collection, which started with a Claude...


120 Vincent Street
Beverley WA 6304

Open Hours

Thurs to Sunday to 11am - 3pm. Closed in January unless there is an artist in residence.

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