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

Want to get involved? See the 'Relay' public program > 

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Image: Fiona Harman, Empty Stands

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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

 

Image: In Focus at Midland Junction Arts Centre

 

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

Image: Harrison See in his studio

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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 Wed to Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun 11am – 4pm

 

Image: Dragica Milunovic, Line Drawing No 3 (detail), 2015

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Blooms
Apr
27
to May 18

Blooms

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Jacqueline Coates, Margot Natrass, Jenny McGrath, Hayley Kruger Gradwell

Flowers have been a favorite subject matter of painters, from Fantin Latour to Monet and Georgia O’Keefe. Inside the microcosm of the flower is a stunning theatrical landscape of color, light and form.

The Blooms exhibition will share the works of students and graduates tutored and mentored by Jacqueline Coates. The artists share a passion for these sometimes bold, sometimes abstract and sometimes very delicate subjects. 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT AND SUN 11AM – 4PM

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Julie Dowling
May
25
to Jun 29

Julie Dowling

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PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAMAJI ART

Working in a social realist style, Julie Dowling draws on diverse art traditions including European portraiture and Christian icons, mural painting, dotting and Indigenous Australian iconography.

Dowling works like an ethnographer, recording the deep-seated injustices in the Indigenous community. Her pictorial works have a strong political edge, however, she speaks as a colonised subject and subverts the traditional power relations between the observer and the observed, the colonizer and the colonized.

Since her first solo exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre in 1995, Dowling has earned a substantial national and international reputation as an artist of extraordinary vision. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas, notably at Art Fair Cologne, Beyond the Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art, 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and the RAKA AWARD: Places that name us, ‘Strange Fruit’ a retrospective of 15 years at The Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Specimens
May
25
to Jun 29

Specimens

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Tim Maley

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 watercolor and pencil, Maley captures the fragility of the insects and imbues the pictures with a sense of wonder and reverence. 

Maley began his working relationship with DADAA in 2007 to make a film titled Into the Sun as part of the Lost Generation Project. He exhibited the work at Darlington Arts Festival in 2009. This exhibition began his relationship with the Mundaring Arts Centre, who auspiced his grant, with mentor Si Hummerston, and curated his 2010 exhibition at the Centre.

Since 2012, Maley has been supported by DADAA’s digital studio and has exhibited works in notable exhibitions including From the Outside, Alcaston Gallery, Victoria; Small World, UK, HERE&NOW13, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and Beyond the Western Edge, Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie.

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

 

Image: Tim Maley, Untitled (detail), 2017 

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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

Renowned landscape photographer and State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM, shares his rarely seen early black and white images that launched his long and successful career in photography.

 

Image: Richard Woldendorp, Black and White 56 (detail), c. 1960, photograph 

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Stephanie Reisch
Jun
1
to Jul 15

Stephanie Reisch

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Artist in Residence

Working in residence, Stephanie Reisch explores mystical and shamanistic precepts through notions of trace and essence. Grounded in animal alchemy and prehistoric rituals, her practice spans across drawing, painting, sound and digital media. 

 

Image: Stephanie Reisch, Tiger Island (detail), 2017, oil on canvas 

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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.

 

Image: Mikaela Castledine, Leaf (detail), 2017, found object, thread

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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

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.

 

Image: Paige Gibson, Michele Bourgault, Clarisse Macapagal and Opal Kuczynski

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What, A Tool?
Sep
21
to Nov 4

What, A Tool?

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Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Our relationships with tools and instruments are subtle and complex. This exhibition includes artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn Gamblen, Phil Gamblen, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg who respond to the tools invented and adapted in making an artwork.

 

Image: Stuart Elliott, The Council (detail, works in progress), mixed media

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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.

 

Image: Stephanie Hammill, Rock Series (detail), 2017, ceramic

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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.

 

Image: Kathy Aspinall, Mrs Stewart Dawson (detail) and Sue Eva, Rose with white pot (detail)

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