Filtering by: 2018
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 twelve, 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 Gamblen, Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.

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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 11AM - 2PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Remembering Tomorrow
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Remembering Tomorrow

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Studio Payoka

Artists Rory Dax 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 11AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Gifted
Nov
9
to Dec 20

Gifted

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Sue Eva & Kathy Aspinall

Gifted celebrates objects and the histories, memories and emotions that they may hold through the practices of Kathy Aspinall and Sue Eva. Kathy Aspinall repurposes antique or second hand items into unique jewellery pieces and artist books, while painter Sue Eva creates intimate still lifes that explore the memory we place in everyday items

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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. 

OPENING SAT 24 NOV 6.30PM - 8PM
VIEWING 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. Through 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.

OPENING SAT 24 NOV 6.30PM - 8PM
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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 7pm - 8pm. 

WOWA PARADE SAT 24 NOV 7PM - 8PM
EXHIBITION VIEWING WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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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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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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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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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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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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