GUANYIN IN THE SOUTH WEST: A PORTRAIT OF TAIWAN IN PERTH (PART II)

A COMMUNITY ART PROJECT CREATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PERTH TAIWANESE COMMUNITY AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

 

Through an extensive program of workshops, meetings, studio visits and cultural tours, twenty WA artists and twenty Taiwanese women share cultural objects and making skills.

The aim of this project is to foster cultural understanding, respect and integration; to provide a platform to connect; to encourage face-to-face engagement; to build a sense of belonging through cultural mapping; and to create a local project with a global outlook.

The project will culminate in an exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre, Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture > from Saturday 11 August to Friday 28 September 2018. 

The exhibition presents painting, watercolour, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and textiles, and twenty photographic portraits of Perth-based Taiwanese women by their artist partner. Together the artists and Taiwanese women have translated these dialogues and the artists have responded to the exchange through new work that helps us navigate the increasingly complex issues embedded in the hybrid cultural society we live in.  

Participating artists: Nalda Searles, Olga Cironis, Janine McAullay Bott, Sarah Toohey, Perdita Philips, Eva Fernandez, Carmela Corvaia, Vanessa Wallace, Elizabeth Marruffo, Melanie Dare, Claire Bushby, Louise Monte, Denise Violet Brown, Beverly Iles, Sharon Callow, Elizabeth Devlin, Shona McGregor, Alina Tang, Emily ten Raa, Candy Chiao-Yun Lee, Imogen Blow and Della Cornish.

 

Opening Event

Saturday 11 August 11am – 2pm | Tea Ceremony, family and children activities, and Curator guest speaker

 

Project Forums

In each forum three Taiwanese women and their artist/partner will share the outcomes of their exchange.

Sat 25 August 11am – 12 noon

Sat 15 September 11am – 12 noon

 

For more information please contact info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

WORKSHOPS

If you are interested in attending a workshop please contact Yihsin yihsinac@gmail.com >