Don't Jettison Everything
Aug
3
to Sep 16

Don't Jettison Everything

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MAC Members Show

Curated by Mikaela Castledine

The current trend towards fixing or reinventing, as a reaction to our throw away culture, acknowledges something that artists have always done, seeing the beauty in unexpected places. MAC celebrates the ingenuity of our members with an exhibition of works created from the discarded, the broken or the abandoned.

OPEN TUE TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM

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Mundaring Environmental Art Project
Aug
3
to Sep 16

Mundaring Environmental Art Project

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Plastic Pollution: Reducing our footprint and caring for our planet

supported by act-belong-commit

Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in this year’s theme to create designs for the 2018 Mundaring Environmental Art banners to be displayed in the heart of Mundaring.

OPEN TUE TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM

BANNER PAINTING - TUESDAY 14 AUGUST - FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 

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Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture

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Personal objects have been the catalyst for conversation between 19 local artists and members of the Perth Taiwanese community who have immigrated to Western Australia. The artists have translated and contextualized these dialogues, creating new works to help navigate the increasingly complex issues embedded in the hybrid cultural society in which we live. 

OPENING CELEBRATION DAY
SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Tea Ware
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Tea Ware

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Tea and the sharing of tea is celebrated by many cultures in very diverse and often ritualistic ways. Tea drinking habits can be found worldwide. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. In conjunction with Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture, MJAC is celebrating the teaware and the art of ceramics.

OPENING CELEBRATION DAY
SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools
Sep
21
to Nov 4

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools

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Part of the What, a Tool Project 

Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools invites eleven, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.

Contributing artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn and Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.

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Remembering Tomorrow
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Remembering Tomorrow

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Studio Payoka

Artists Rory Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett share insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka. Remembering Tomorrow will push three and two dimensional practices to new levels though assemblage, mould making, constructed objects, experimental print and expressive painting/drawing techniques.

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Re-Imagined Railyard
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Re-Imagined Railyard

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Artists are constantly inventing new realities and experimenting with versions of past histories. Re-imagined Railyard brings visual arts and social history together to evoke personal memories attached to the locally treasured Midland Railway Workshops. Historic train tools, oral histories and new technologies are presented alongside large-scale curated photographic works of remaining objects found at the Midland Railway Workshops by artist Eva Fernandez.  

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Surface Tension
Nov
9
to Dec 20

Surface Tension

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Stephanie Hammill & Andrea Vinkovic

Pushing themselves and their chosen medium out of the traditional boundaries and comfort zones, these two ceramicists seek the edge of predictability and uncertainty, thus creating innovative, creative and meaningful contemporary ceramics.

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Gifted
Nov
9
to Dec 20

Gifted

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Sue Eva & Kathy Aspinall

Gifted artists share their works perfect for gifting.  Kathy Aspinall repurposes antique or second hand items into unique jewellery pieces and artist books, while Sue Eva creates intimate still lifes that share our common humanity of love, loss, foundation and family.

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Lost Soles
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Lost Soles

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Claire Davenhall

Lost Soles brings together a collection of work by international artist Claire Davenhall, exploring the multicultural migration of people to Australia. Davenhall captures the complex cultural heritage of the many waves of migration to Australia through her sculptural work. 

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives

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Louise Wells

Family stories beyond the dates of significant events are lost if not recorded. Of Our Time – Ordinary Lives investigates three generations of maternal women in artist Louise Wells’ family. Though contemporary textiles, Wells explores their changing roles, responsibilities and expectations across the decades, capturing shared history and the cultural structures that shaped the paths of their lives.

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Worn Out Worn Art
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Worn Out Worn Art

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For thirteen years the Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) Wearable Art Project has captivated audiences, showcasing exceptional wearable art designed by local primary and secondary school students. In 2018 WOWA is being re-invented, celebrating creativity and sustainability with a wearable art exhibition supported by a live performance on Saturday 24 November. 

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Danjoo - Interwoven
Feb
15
to Apr 5

Danjoo - Interwoven

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Launching the 2019 Midland Junction Arts Centre’s exhibition program, DANJOO - INTERWOVEN is a curated exhibition celebrating local Indigenous culture, country, language and visual arts practice in Western Australia.

MJAC lies in the heart of the Bibbulmun region which covers the south western corner of Western Australia and includes 14 language groups. The Swan Region is home to the largest Aboriginal population in Western Australia.

Featuring senior, emerging and community artists, DANJOO - INTERWOVEN presents artworks by Bibbulmun (Noongar) artists and Indigenous artists living in the Bibbulmun nation, from the south of Geraldton, to the Wheatbelt and south to Esperance. 

Through the artist Call Out and curatorial process, approximately 15 Bibbulmun artists and Indigenous artist living on Bibbulmun country will be selected to exhibit their work. DANJOO – INTERWOVEN will be co-curated by Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor and MAC Curator Greg Sikich.

Artists are invited to submit works in a range of mediums including, but not limited to, painting, print, photography, textiles, weaving, ceramics and video.

WANT TO SUBMIT AND ARTWORK TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXHIBITION? DOWNLOAD THE ARTIST CALL OUT AND EXHIBITION BACKGROUND HERE >

SUBMISSIONS DUE FRIDAY 3 AUGUST 2018

If you would like assistance to submit an entry, please contact Sarah or Greg on 92508062, or drop in to Midland Junction Arts Centre Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm

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HyperVision
Jul
7
to Aug 3

HyperVision

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Presented by City of Swan and Midland Gate

Is home really where the heart is? What makes a house a home? Join the creative discussion and view mixed media works created by young people across the Swan region as they explore the concept of ‘home’ for HyperVision 2018.

OPEN SAT 7 JUL 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Silent Synchronicity
Jun
1
to Jul 15

Silent Synchronicity

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Stephanie Reisch

Artist in Residence

Working in residence, Stephanie Reisch explores ways of expanding awareness by taking cues from random curios and natural phenomena occurring in bushland sites around the Mundaring area.

IN RESIDENCE | 19 JUNE - 15 JULY | TUE - THU 10AM - 4PM & SUN 11AM - 3PM

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Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective
Jun
1
to Jul 15

Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective

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Curated by Clare Stroud and Lisa Hegarty

Spanning three continents and almost twenty years, ‘Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective’ is a celebration of the early photographic life and career of State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM.  These rarely seen black and white images - printed by Woldendorp through the 1950’s, 60’S and 70’s – include his first experimental images from 1956, his Award winning portraiture from 1961, and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971. 

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Swan Environmental Art Project
May
30
to Jun 29

Swan Environmental Art Project

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Plastic Pollution: Reducing our footprint and caring for our planet

Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in this year’s theme to create designs for the 2018 Swan Environmental Art banners to be displayed across the City of Swan.

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Wiru
May
25
to Jun 29

Wiru

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Julie Dowling

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAMAJI ART

Julie Dowling presents a series of new miniatures. Called ‘Wiru’, which means ‘Spirit’ in Badimaya language, the works represent a community of individuals all related to one language and spirit in the mid-west of WA. Each miniature portrait represents the individuals that make up families who are all decolonising by learning and speaking the Badimaya language.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Specimens
May
25
to Jun 29

Specimens

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Tim Maley

Presented in partnership with DADAA

Specimens is a series of works on paper in which Tim Maley represents the intricate bodies of beetles, moths, butterflies and caterpillars. With delicate marks made in watercolour and pencil, Maley captures the fragility of the insects and imbues the pictures with a sense of wonder and reverence.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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In Full Bloom
Apr
27
to May 18

In Full Bloom

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Students and graduates tutored by Jacqueline Coates, present their interpretations of their natural environment through a series of painted works inspired by their recent workshops. Flowers have been a favourite subject matter of painters, from Fantin Latour to Monet and Georgia O’Keefe, during the Bloom workshops artists looked inside the microcosm of the flower to discover a stunning theatrical landscape of colour, light and form. 

Contributing artists Jacqueline Coates, Kimberley Cardow, Joy Connell, Jade T Fisher, Pat Hillard, Hayley Kruger Gradwell, Jenny McGrath, Billie Peka and Amelia Sonnekus.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Billie Peka, White Roses - Flourish, acrylic on canvas

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The Space between Lines
Apr
27
to May 18

The Space between Lines

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Dragica Milunovic

Using the basic principle of line-making and repetition, Dragica Milunovic investigates how a simple rule of layering within space can create complex results.

Inspired by aerial views – of parched landscapes, fissures on Antarctica and patterns on a beach made by the continuous movement of waves – Milunovic closely observes lines and patterns in nature, and some manmade lines, such as grids.

The process begins and ends with a small line. Repeated over and over, the lines become stylized imprints. When a layering effect is achieved it results in irregular patterns, creating a sense of vibration within the works.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Dragica Milunovic, Line Drawing No 19 (detail), 2018, acrylic on paper

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Penumbra
Apr
27
to May 18

Penumbra

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Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale

Penumbra focuses on observing and simplifying frequently overlooked details of the natural world. In an effort to create a context for contemplation, for their three-month residency at Midland Junction Arts Centre, Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale have gathered natural elements and documented interventions in the environment. This exhibition of the results of their explorations creates the conditions for a slower, quieter consideration of our surroundings.

Penumbra is the term for the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object. Beale and Butcher explore these margins and communicate the effects of particular qualities found in the natural objects and materials they have collected. Sound, video projection and found objects accompany works on paper and sculptural iterations that focus on sensory interactions. Through observations of the movement of bodies of water, textures, shadows and sound re-contextualise our own sensory experiences and interactions in a new environment: the gallery.

Both artists have travelled to a common location to unearth tactile insights and facilitate new physical responses to the natural world in their combined studio and presentation space. Their reorganisation of gathered materials and handmade responses expose textural, colour or formal details. Highlighting new perspectives on conventional ways of seeing components of the landscape and the everyday world around us. Penumbra is the first formal collaboration between Butcher and Beale.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Tessa Beale, Foam (detail) 2018, digital print

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Physical Mindfulness of Painting
Apr
6
to May 27

Physical Mindfulness of Painting

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Harrison See

Artist in Residence

Harrison See explores a deeper appreciation for the physical act of painting. He aims to enhance the awareness and mindfulness of his movements by painting with weights, working in residence to create landscapes that respond to the Mundaring environment.

 

In residence | Saturdays 7 Apr - 12 May 11am - 3pm

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Image: Harrison See, In the Sun (Railway Reserves Heritage Trail) (detail), 2018, oil on canvas

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Like Water
Apr
6
to May 27

Like Water

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Jo Darvall

Jo Darvall’s paintings reflect her interest in the work of Kathleen O’Connor; focussing on Kathleen’s connection to water, her homecoming to Fremantle from Paris after WWII, and the engineering feats of her father, CY O’Connor. Recent works depict the beautiful waterways that define her adopted state of Western Australia.

 

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Image: Jo Darvall, Like Water (diptych) (detail), 2017, oil on canvas

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In Focus
Apr
5
to Apr 20

In Focus

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Presented by DADAA

For the past decade, the annual In Focus exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre has featured artists from DADAA workshops connected to its Midland hub. This is an inclusive exhibition where the artists select one of their best artworks to present. The exhibition is curated by the artists with the support of DADAA staff.

Each year varies in feature or theme, different events, workshops and performances. There are usually 100 to 150 participating artists, attracting hundreds of visitors. For many artists, this is their major exhibition of the year where they invite friends, family, supporters and collectors to celebrate their artistic success.

 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM - 5PM

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Image: Declan White, Crocodile (detail), 2017, coloured pencil on paper, 29cm x 45cm

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Relay
Feb
23
to Mar 30

Relay

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receive and pass on

Curated by Louella Hayes 

In 2018 the Queen’s Baton Relay will tour from Midland to Guildford as part of its journey towards the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Timed to celebrate this event, Relay brings together a diverse group of Western Australian artists to present art objects that speak of our unique local sporting culture and history.

The exhibition carries messages of community pride, national spectacle and commonwealth diversity; featuring works by esteemed and emerging artists, including Peter Dailey, Judith Forrest, Ron Gomboc, Marie Haass, Fiona Harman, Robert Hitchcock, Alex Maciver, Desmond Mah, Nalda Searles, Bruce Slatter, Nicole Slatter, Alastair Taylor and Richard Woldendorp.

 

OPEN MON 26 FEB 12PM - 4PM FOR THE QUEEN'S BATON RELAY EVENT
THEN Wed to Fri 10am - 5pm

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Image: Fiona Harman, Empty Stands

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At the Heart
Feb
9
to Apr 1

At the Heart

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Curated by Jenny Kerr

Our connection to this place has been artistically recorded through the Shire’s Art Collection since they started collecting in 1986. The depiction of the landscape is at the heart of the Collection.  Here, a selection of previously acquired works echo the ideas explored by the invited artists in Gallery 1.

 

Image: Brian McKay, Quicksilver (detail), 2007, Auto enamel on etched and sealed stainless steel

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Landscapes of the Mind
Feb
9
to Apr 1

Landscapes of the Mind

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Shire of Mundaring Invited Art Acquisition Exhibition 

Curated by Jenny Kerr

Artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago express a deep connection to their environment in distinctly different ways, either through their cultural background, the nature of their materials and processes, or the subjectivity of their work.  Whilst Landscape is at the heart of the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection, this exhibition explores the nature of being and the landscape of the mind.

 

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Image: André Lipscombe, Paint Warming #1 (detail), 2017, Acrylic paint on acrylic sheet, 30 x 21.5cm, Photographer Victor France

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Eco Echo | Fibrant
Dec
1
to Dec 14

Eco Echo | Fibrant

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PRESENTED BY FIBRANT

The Fibrant textile group interpret their love of the environment presenting a range of contemporary two- and three-dimensional textile and mixed media works.

Fibrant is a group of 16 artists working in reused and recycled textiles. Their exhibition Eco Echo celebrates the group’s philosophy of environmental consciousness and sustainability, and coincides with Eco Fashion Week Australia.

The exhibition, curated by Belinda Kay, features diverse artworks displaying a range of techniques such as eco-dyeing, coiling, macramé, felting, knitting and hand-stitching.

The public are welcome to come along to meet the Fibrant artists during casual sessions held in the galleries. These informal talks are a great opportunity for the community to come in to the Centre and learn more about the artworks on display in the Eco Echo exhibition. ARTIST TALKS DATES & TIMES > 


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Image: Joyce Tasma, Ocean Tears Series - Coral Reef & Sunset, Stitched, found ropes, beach debris, wire, bamboo, fishing line

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Gifted
Nov
24
to Dec 22

Gifted

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

‘Gifted’ West Australian artists Sue Cotton and Jane Button share their creations perfect for gifting at Christmas. Working through exhibition, residency and hosting workshops they share their ‘gifts’ with the community. 

Image: Sue Cotton, Just Jump 2016, ink on Arches paper and Jane Button, Untitled 2017, mixed media and found objects

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Jane Button | In residence

Wednesday 29 November | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 30 November | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 7 December | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 14 December | 11am - 3pm

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Drawn
Nov
24
to Dec 22

Drawn

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KAREN FRANKEL

Drawn to the tones, colours, shapes and light of her subject – landscapes, a still life, or flowers – Karen Frankel develops her works through layering of paper, ink, charcoal, pastel and paint. 

Image: Karen Frankel, Banksias (detail) 2017, mixed media on canvas

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Mundaring Environmental Art Project 2017
Oct
20
to Nov 19

Mundaring Environmental Art Project 2017

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Leaf Litter – Hidden Habitats at Our Feet

Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in a world of environmental discovery and problem-solving to come up with designs for the 2017 Mundaring Environmental Art Banners to be displayed in the Mundaring town centre.

Image: Molly McGrane-Barlow

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Silent Auction for ABOUT TURN: A QUIET INTERRUPTED ART LIFE
Oct
20
to Nov 19

Silent Auction for ABOUT TURN: A QUIET INTERRUPTED ART LIFE

Artists Denise Brown, Stuart Elliott, Sue Starcken, David Small, Tricia Tarrant, Peter Dailey, Bev Iles and Catherine Swioklo have generously donated these artworks below for a silent auction that will continue throughout About Turn: A Quiet Interrupted Art Life

Funds raised through this auction will go towards the presentation of this exhibition, which has happened due to the unfailing support and respect for Peggy Lyon throughout her community.

Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge and view artwork details. 

PLACE YOUR BID TODAY

  • To place your bid, please call Mundaring Arts Centre on 9295 3991
  • To be considered, bids must be higher than the previous bid, with a minimum increase of $50
  • Bidding continues until 3pm Sunday 19 November 2017
  • The highest bid received over the reserve price will be deemed the purchaser of that work

Please note: If your bid is countered, MAC staff will contact you to inform you and give you the option of raising your bid.

 

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About Turn: A Quiet, Interrupted Art Life
Oct
20
to Nov 19

About Turn: A Quiet, Interrupted Art Life

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Peggy Lyon Survey

Curated by Sue Starcken and Catherine Swioklo

Celebrating over 35 years of arts practice by dedicated artist, environmentalist, teacher and volunteer Peggy Lyon. Through multifarious techniques and mediums, Peggy has quietly built up a stunning range of works which are predominantly held in private and public Collections.

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Image: Peggy Lyon, Event 5 2008, acrylic, charcoal, pastel

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Swan Environmental Art Project 2017
Oct
4
to Oct 27

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017

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Leaf Litter – Hidden Habitats at Our Feet

Local primary school students investigate life in the leaf litter to understand food webs and the importance of the small creatures and organisms in ecosystems. 

The students’ artwork is a creative, imaginative response to their research, providing an opportunity to engage with local and global environmental issues and promote a positive message about the importance of nurturing the earth.

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Image: Image: Margot, Woodbridge Primary School

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

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods

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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
Sep
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

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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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"On The Map" by Perdita Phillips, Imprint (Print Council of Australia), volume 52 number 3, September 2017 > 

 

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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Horse Tales
Aug
11
to Sep 10

Horse Tales

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A wild ride with hay, horse hair and horse shoes - community artworks inspired by horses

A community exhibition including a ‘paddock’ of sculptured hay horses; a wall-mounted mob of wild brumbies made from found objects; small sculptures, rosettes and jewellery incorporating horse hair created by school children teenagers and adults. Artworks have been created in a series of workshops led by professional artists for local schools and the general community in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring.

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Habits of Horses
Aug
11
to Sep 10

Habits of Horses

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Serious Horsing Around

Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Celebrating the role of the horse in agriculture, economy and sport, contemporary artists respond to the ancestral and cultural role horses played in the country of their forefathers.  With artists Madeleine Clear, Marcia Espinosa, Indra Geidans, Jan Griffiths, Tony Jones, Paul Kaptein, Theo Koning, Matt McVeigh, Andrew Nicholls, Anna Louise Richardson, Sue Starcken and Yuko Takahashi

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Image: Marcia Espinosa

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Seen and Unseen
Jul
7
to Aug 6

Seen and Unseen

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Artist in Residence - Marisa Tindall

Through objects and matter that are ground, dissolved and melted, embedded and stitched, Marisa Tindall explores the concept of landscape, in relation to the interconnectedness it has with our existence within the isolation of the Western Australian landscape.

IN RESIDENCE | TUE - FRI 10AM - 4PM & SAT 11AM - 3PM

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Image: Marisa Tindall, Land-script 2016, clay, charcoal, resin,graphite pencil on paper

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Five Point One and a Piece of Four By Two
Jul
7
to Aug 6

Five Point One and a Piece of Four By Two

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Annika Moses and Shannon Lyons

Young composer and singer Annika Moses and visual artist Shannon Lyons create an installation that explores manipulation and engagement with sound in a tangible way. By responding first to the architectural environment of the MAC gallery space Moses and Lyons produce new site-specific works that straddle the interstice between sculpture and sound. 

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Videography: Graham Mathwin
Image: Shannon Lyons

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HeARTlines 2017
May
20
to Jun 21

HeARTlines 2017

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Since 2005, Mundaring Arts Centre has celebrated the art of children’s book creation through the Act-Belong-Commit heARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival - a month-long festival of workshops, talks and demonstrations, complemented by an outstanding exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre of original book illustrations from recently published children’s literature by WA authors and illustrators

Displaying initial sketches, plans and notes alongside finalised artwork and books, the heARTlines exhibition explores the artistic process from idea to final product. Featuring original artwork from award winning artists Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Matt Ottley, Terry Denton, Frané Lessac, Aśka, Gabriel Evans, Chris Nixon, Kylie Howarth, Briony Stewart, Moira Court, Brian Simmonds, James Foley, Jennifer and Alexander Hills.

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