The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods
Aug
27
to Oct 27

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre (map)
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The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibition features the work of celebrated international photographer Clare Arni. Aiyanar is a Hindu village god of Tamil Nadu mostly worshipped as a guardian deity who protects rural villages. The earliest known references are from the 3rd Century CE. Annual festivals are celebrated in sacred groves on the outskirts of villages in early spring at which time the potters, who inherit the role of priest, make large-scale terracotta horses and other votive offerings.

Clare Arni who is based in Bangalore, has been documenting the festivals and processes leading up to them for several years.  She will be presenting an exhibition of new work describing the making of the terracotta horses, the festivals and votive offerings as well as images of the groves where avenues of horses form majestic entries to the spaces. 

One of the remaining potters famous for making terracotta horses will take up residence at MJAC and will create a 3 high terracotta horse for the project.

Renowned WA potter Bernard Kerr will create works in terracotta and undertake a series of community workshops and lessons at Midland Junction Arts Centre.

VIEWING TIMES | Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm 

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Horse Drawn
Aug
27
to Oct 27

Horse Drawn

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The horse has played a central role in our culture until very recently. However, writers, musicians, artists and filmmakers continue to celebrate and transform this magnificent creature through their craft, reminding us of the connection and emotional significance of the relationship between humans and horses. Horse Drawn revisits the equine form with Perth artists, Steven Aiton, Daevid Anderson, Daniela Dlugocz, Ross Potter, Angela Stewart, Alastair Taylor and Linda van der Merwe sharing their personal, mythical and historical responses to this impressive creature.

Renowned for their ability to dramatically capture anatomy and movement, invited artists have shared their skills via a series of community workshops, demonstrations and talks at the Midland Junction Arts Centre and local schools since the beginning of the year.

VIEWING TIMES | Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm

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Image: Ross Potter, Thunder 2017, pencil on paper

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26°S 121°E | On the Map
Sep
15
to Oct 15

26°S 121°E | On the Map

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 & 2 (map)
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Curated by Laura A Taylor

Held in conjunction with the national launch of Print Council of Australia's 2017 Print Commission folio, and in collaboration with Printmakers Association of WA, 26°S 121°E On the Map is a survey exhibition of contemporary Western Australian printmaking.  

 

Participating Artists

Susan Allwood
Tessa Beale
Monique Bosshard Curby
Leanne Bray
Rhonda Breen
Jillian Ciemitis
Helen Clarke
Lorraine Corker
Moira Court
Nicola Cowie
Shelley Cowper
Annette Davis

Willemina Foeken
Sandra Hall
Penny Hudson
Michael Jalaru Torres
Shana James
Hannah Katarski
Guundie Kuchling
Pippa Lightfoot
Camilla Loveridge
Monika Lukowska
Aliesha Mafrici
Andrew McDonald

 

Clyde McGill
Melanie McKee
Elizabeth Morrison
Rosemary Mostyn
Dallas Perry
Eveline Ruys
Petra Sara
Bridget Seaton
Elmari Steyn
Janette Trainer
Vanessa Wallace

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Image: Michael Jalaru Torres, Lore Man (detail) 2017, Giclee print, fine art paper, etching
Aliesha Mafrici, Fractures – Concealed (detail) 2016, Monoprint on Fabriano Rosapina
Helen Clarke, Burringurrah, Gascoyne (detail) 2017, Reduction lino print

 

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