Habits of Horses
Aug
11
Sep 10

Habits of Horses

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1

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

Image: Theo Koning

 

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Horse Tales
Aug
11
Sep 10

Horse Tales

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2

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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The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods
Aug
27
Sep 24

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibition features the work of celebrated international photographer Clare Arni. Ayyanar 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 terra cotta 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 terra cotta 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 terra cotta horses will take up residence at MJAC and will create a 3.5m high terra cotta horse for the project.

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

 

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Horse Drawn
Aug
27
Sep 24

Horse Drawn

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

HORSE DRAWN celebrates the equine form through traditional drawing skills and contemporary digital drawing methods and includes an artist-in-residence program, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists Steven Aiton, Daevid Anderson, Daniela Dlugocz, Jenny Haynes, Ross Potter, Angela Stewart and Linda van der Merwe, an exhibition of art work created in community art workshops, floor talks and demonstrations.

Image: Ross Potter, Thunder 2017, pencil on paper

 

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26°S 121°E | On the Map
Sep
15
Oct 15

26°S 121°E | On the Map

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 & 2

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.  

Image: Aliesha Mafrici, Fractures, monoprint on fabriano rosapina 

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017
Oct
1
Oct 29

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

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.

Image: Molly McGrane-Barlow

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

About Turn: A Quiet, Interrupted Art Life

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1

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.

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

Mundaring Environmental Art Project 2017
Oct
20
Nov 19

Mundaring Environmental Art Project 2017

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2

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

Drawn
Nov
24
Dec 22

Drawn

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1

KAREN FRANKEL

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

Image: Karen Frankel, Forest, acrylic, paper, ink, ink blocks on stretched canvas

Gifted
Nov
24
Dec 22

Gifted

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2

ARTISTS IN FOCUS

‘Gifted’ West Australian artists share their creations perfect for gifting at Christmas. Working in residence and hosting workshops they share their ‘gifts’ with the community. 

Image: Sue Cotton, Collision II 2016